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2014

After Re-emerging 20 Years Ago, What’s Next in Real Estate Public Securities?
Discussion Openers: Jonathan Gray and Sam Zell
Moderator: Marty Cicco, CC ’78, Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, Evercore Partners
Are the Shifting Forces of Office Demand Creative Disruption?
Discussion Openers: Robert K. Steel, Adam Neumann, and Adam Lutz
Moderator: Charlie Bendit, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Taconic Investment Partners

2013

U.S. Inflections in the Economy:  Jobs
Discussion Leaders:  Carl T. Camden and Richard B. Saltzman
Moderator:  J. Allen Smith, CEO, Prudential Real Estate Investors
U.S. Inflections in the Economy: Taxes, Deficits and Growth
Discussion Leaders:  Roger C. Altman and Steven Roth
Moderator:  Matthew J. Lustig, Managing Partner of North America Investment Banking and Head of Real Estate, Lazard Frères & Co.

2012

The Enduring Real Estate Question: Where is Credit Going to Come From?
Discussion Openers:  Spencer B. Haber and Christopher J. Mayer
Moderator:  Thomas M. Flexner, Global Head of Real Estate, Citigroup
Reading the Tea Leaves of Real Estate Equity Markets: Are the Dynamics Shifting?
Discussion Openers:  Jonathan D. Gray and David B. Henry
Moderator:  Barry S. Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group

2011

The New Era of Financial Regulation: What Will It Mean for the Economy?
Discussion Openers: Thomas M. Flexner and Howard P. Milstein
Moderator: Christopher J. Mayer, Senior Vice Dean and Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
The Economy and Washington, D.C.: A Discussion with Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Discussion Leaders: Daniel M. Neidich and Sam Zell

2010

The Public Market: Will it Lead the Way in Recapitalizing Real Estate?
Discussion Leaders:  David E. Simon ’85 and Steven Roth
Moderator:  Peter E. Baccile, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
The Private Market: Coping at its Own Pace or Pushed by the Public Market?
Discussion Leaders:  Dean Adler and Andrew L. Farkas
Moderator:  Jonathan D. Gray, Senior Managing Director & Co-Head of Real Estate, The Blackstone Group

2009

Uncertainty, Liquidity Premiums and Other Macro-level Forces on Credit Markets
Discussion Leaders:  Daniele D. Bodini ’72 and Steven Roth
Moderator: Thomas M. Flexner, Global Head of Real Estate, Citigroup
Capital, Cap Rates and Micro-level Impacts on Real Estate
Discussion Leaders:  Barry S. Sternlicht and David E. Simon ’85
Moderator:  Richard B. Saltzman, President, Colony Capital  

2008

Current and Long-Term Impacts of Changes in Credit Markets
Discussion Leaders:  Charles Lowrey and Howard P. Milstein
Moderator: Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Director, Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Columbia Business School
Fund Flows, Risks, and Future Returns for Equity Investments in Global Real Estate
Discussion Leaders:  Jonathan D. Gray and Daniel M. Neidich
Moderator:  Raymond Mikulich, Managing Partner, Ridgeline Capital Group

2007

Debt Markets and Real Estate Valuations
Discussion Leaders:  Jay Nydick ’90 and Wes Edens
Moderator: Thomas M. Flexner, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Bear Stearns & Co.
What Is the Future of the Real Estate Industry? Growth Opportunities in Real Estate
Discussion Leaders:  Professor Christopher J. Mayer, Bernard Winograd and Sam Zell
Moderator:  Raymond Mikulich, Managing Director, Lehman Brothers

2006

Public-Private Values and the Future of REITs
Discussion Leaders:  Stephen J. Furnary, Jonathan D. Gray, and Sam Zell
Moderator:  Thomas M. Flexner, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Bear Stearns & Co.
Global Real Estate Opportunities and China
Discussion Leaders:  Jay H. Mantz, Thomas Saylak, and Jerry I. Speyer ’64
Moderator:  Martin L. Edelman, Law ’66, Of Counsel, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

2005

Hedge Funds:  From the Outside Looking In at Real Estate
Discussion Leaders:  Duke Buchan and John C. Phelan
Moderator:  Daniel M. Neidich, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dune Capital Management
Housing Markets
Discussion Leaders:  J. Ronald Terwilliger, Robert I. Toll, and Professor Chris J. Mayer
Moderator:  Bernard Winograd, President & CEO, Prudential Investment Management

2004

Securitization and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac
Discussion Leaders:  Dwight Jaffee and William Poole ’84
Moderator: Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
Globalization (Outsourcing) and the Demand for Real Estate in the 21st Century
Discussion Leaders:  Vivek Agrawal, Nicholas Laird, and David Neuwirth ’83
Moderator:  John R. Klopp, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Trust

2003

Managing in Uncertain Times
Discussion Leaders:  Thomas E. Dobrowski, Stephen M. Ross, and Sam Zell
Moderator:  Owen Thomas, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Cross-Atlantic Views of Global Investment Opportunity
Discussion Leaders:  Jean Jacques Dayries, Richard Georgi, and Thomas Hoeller
Moderator:  Daniel M. Neidich, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

2002

Reversion to the Mean Asset Return: What Are the Implications for Real Estate?
Discussion Leaders: Thomas E. Dobrowski, Daniel M. Neidich, and Bernard Winograd
The Role and Future of Lower Manhattan
Discussion Leaders: John Whitehead and Daniel Doctoroff>/p>

2001

Assessing Near-Term Capital Channels
Discussion Leaders: Peter E. Baccile, Martin J. Cicco, CC ’78, and Owen Thomas
Equilibrium or Clouds Ahead: What’s in the Demand Picture?
Discussion Leaders: M. Leanne Lachman and Sam Zell

2000

Technology and Real Estate: E-Business Models
Discussion Leaders: Andrew L. Farkas, W. Alfred Apps, and Robert S. Taubman
Technology and Real Estate: Business Transformations
Discussion Leaders: Sam Zell, Scott Rechler, and Daniel M. Neidich

1999

Is Real Estate Real in Today’s Stock Market?
Discussion Leaders: Seth M. Glickenhaus and James P. Hoffmann
Public and Private Responses
Discussion Leaders: Daniel M. Neidich, Thomas J. Saylak, and Barry S. Sternlicht

1998

Beyond Assets: The Role of the Company in Creating Value
Discussion Leaders: Andrew L. Farkas and Stephen M. Ross
Consolidation Revisited and Other Transaction Issues
Discussion Leaders: Craig M. Hatkoff and Professor Meyer Feldberg ’65

1997

Consolidation in the Real Estate Industry: Big vs. Strategic —What Is the Trend About?
Discussion Leaders: Joseph F. Azrack ’72, Barry S. Sternlicht, and Sam Zell
Business Leadership in the International Arena
Discussion Leaders: Leon Bressler and Robert A. McCormack