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2014 Real Estate Symposium

Please save the date for the seventh annual Real Estate Symposium which will take place on Monday, December 15, 2014, at the Columbia University Club of New York. We are very pleased to announce that Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Executive Chairman, Boston Properties, has agreed to deliver the keynote.

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 Steering Committee

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

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

  • 2013, with fireside chat with 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