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Real Estate Symposium
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The sixth annual Real Estate Symposium took place on December 9, 2013, at the Columbia University Club of New York, with 200 alumni representing classes from 1959 to 2013 in attendance. Sam Zell, chairman, Equity Group Investments, delivered the keynote address.
Hosted by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle of Columbia Business School, the Real Estate Symposium is an annual educational forum that brings together accomplished Columbia Business School alumni and top industry leaders for a broad-based discussion of topical issues, high-profile transactions, trends, and challenges facing the real estate industry.
- Opening Remarks and Keynote Address
- Main Panel: CEO’s Corner
- New York Panel: Is the Sky the Limit?
- Equity Capital Markets Panel: What Are Real Estate Investors Looking For?
- Debt Panel Report: Uncharted Waters
2013 Steering Committee
Michael Berman ’86, GGP (chair); Jeffrey A. Barclay ’83, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Nancy Lashine ’81, Park Madison Partners; Raphael Sidelsky ’99, C-III Capital Partners; Brian R. Steinwurtzel ’04, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Gordon Whiting ’94, Angelo, Gordon & Co.; Tom Ortinau ’09, Prudential Real Estate Investors.
Wednesday, April 23Paul Milstein Center Real Estate Career Breakfast: Shannon Bauer ’07 of Vornado Realty Trust
Thursday, May 8Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception
Distinguished Alumni Voices
Hugh Frater ’85
Chief Executive Officer, Berkadia,
Hugh Frater ’85 discusses business strategy and opportunities, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and career development.
Nancy Lashine ’81
Managing Partner and Founder, Park Madison Partners
Nancy Lashine ’81 shares insights from more than 25 years of real estate experience providing placement and strategic consulting services.
Jeffrey Barclay ’83
Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Jeffrey Barclay ’83 discusses challenges and opportunities for real estate investors.