Real Estate Symposium

2015 Real Estate Symposium

The 8th annual Real Estate Symposium, an exclusive alumni-only educational forum, took place on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Columbia University Club of New York.

Barry S. Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, delivered the opening keynote, and Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Founder and Executive Chairman of Colony Capital, delivered the closing address.

Please see photos from the sold out event here.

 

The date for the 2016 Symposium will be announced this Spring. If you have questions about this event or wish to be added to the Paul Milstein Center mailing list, please contact pmc@gsb.columbia.edu.

2015 Reports

2015 Steering Committee

Cia Buckley Marakovits ’93, Dune Real Estate Partners (chair); Tommy Craig ’82, Hines; Gideon Gil ’00, Cushman & Wakefield; Kate Kerrigan, Columbia Business School; Michael Lehrman ’90, CCRE; Steve McGuire ’11, M&T Bank; Scott Meyer ’14, LeFrak; David Neithercut ’82, Equity Residential; David Sherman ’82, Metropolitan Real Estate.

2015 Schedule of Events

Time Event

Noon-1:00

Check-in
Buffet lunch

1:00-1:45

Keynote speaker: Barry S. Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group

Opening Remarks: Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia Business School, and Cia Buckley Marakovits ’93, Dune Real Estate Partners and chair, 2015 Real Estate Symposium Steering Committee

1:45-2:00

Break

2:00-3:15

Breakout Panels

How Long Can This Real Estate Cycle Last?

Trends in Development

Emerging Real Estate Uses and Market Distruptors

3:15-3:30

Break

3:30-4:45

Closing Address: Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Founder and Executive Chairman, Colony Capital

5:00-7:30

REA Alumni Happy Hour
Forty Four at Royalton located at 44 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Open to all, no registration required.

Panelists and Moderators

  • Joshua Abram, NeueHouse
  • Dean Adler, Lubert-Adler Partners
  • Linda M. Assante, Jasper Ridge Partners
  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, Forest City Ratner Companies
  • Nancy Lashine '81, Park Madison Partners
  • Paul E. Pariser ’78, Taconic Investment Partners
  • Seth Pinsky, CC ’93, RXR Realty
  • Robert Reffkin ’03, Compass
  • William C. Rudin, Rudin Management Co.
  • David Sherman ’82, Metropolitan Real Estate
  • Darcy Stacom, CBRE

2014 Real Estate Symposium


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The 7th annual Real Estate Symposium, an exclusive alumni-only event, took place on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Columbia University Club of New York. Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Executive Chairman, Boston Properties, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report, Chairman and Publisher of the New York Daily News, delivered the keynote address.

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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.

2014 Reports

2014 Steering Committee

Tommy Craig ’82, Hines (chair); Jeffrey A. Barclay ’83, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Michael Berman ’86, GGP; Kate Kerrigan, Columbia Business School; Nancy Lashine ’81, Park Madison Partners; Raphael Sidelsky ’99, C-III Capital Partners; Gordon Whiting ’94, Angelo, Gordon & Co.; John F. O ’Connor ’09, O’Connor Capital Partners; Tom Ortinau ’09, Prudential Real Estate Investors.

2014 Schedule of Events

Time Event

Noon-1:00

Check-in
Buffet lunch

1:00-1:45

Keynote speaker: Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Executive Chairman, Boston Properties

Opening Remarks: Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia Business School, and Tommy Craig ’82, Hines and chair, 2014 Real Estate Symposium Steering Committee

1:45-2:00

Break

2:00-3:15

Breakout Panels

Where are we in the Real Estate Cycle? With A.J. Agarwal, Michael Giliberto (moderator), Adam Schwartz, and Joshua Scoville

Real Estate Capital Markets With Michael V. Pappagallo, Ralph Rosenberg, Alexander Rubin (moderator), and Hilary Spann

New York: At the Very Center of Business With Marty Burger, Patrick Foye, Steven Spinola (moderator), and Adam Weinstein

3:15-3:30

Break

3:30-5:00

Main Panel: The Development Boom With Erik Horvat ’04, Daniel Neidich, Glenn Rufrano, Lynne B. Sagalyn (moderator), and Philippe Visser ’04

5:00-7:30

REA Alumni Happy Hour
Location to be announced.
Open to all, no registration required.

Panelists and Moderators

  • A.J. Agarwal, Blackstone
  • Marty Burger, Silverstein Properties
  • Patrick Foye, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Michael Giliberto, Columbia Business School
  • Erik Horvat ’04, Fosun Property Holdings
  • Daniel Neidich, Dune Real Estate Partners
  • Michael V. Pappagallo, Brixmor Property Group
  • Ralph Rosenberg, KKR
  • Alexander Rubin, Moelis
  • Glenn Rufrano, O’Connor Capital Partners
  • Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia Business School
  • Adam Schwartz, Angelo, Gordon & Co.
  • Joshua Scoville, Hines
  • Hilary Spann, J.P.Morgan Asset Management
  • Steven Spinola, Real Estate Board of New York
  • Philippe Visser ’04, Related Companies
  • Adam Weinstein, Phipps Houses

2013 Real Estate Symposium

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.

2013 Reports

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.

Past Symposia

  • 2014, with keynote Mortimer B. Zuckerman of Boston Properties, U.S. News & World Report, and New York Daily News
  • 2013, with keynote Sam Zell of Equity Group Investments
  • 2012, with keynote David E. Simon ’85 of Simon Property Group
  • 2011, with keynote Richard B. Saltzman of Colony Capital
  • 2010, with keynote Glenn Rufrano of Cushman & Wakefield
  • 2009, with keynote Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital Group