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2014 Real Estate Symposium

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 - to be posted

  • Opening Remarks and Keynote Address
  • Main Panel: The Development Boom
  • New York: At the Very Center of Business
  • Where are we in the Real Estate Cycle?
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Photo Slideshow

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

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

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

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

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
Cellar Bar at Bryant Park Hotel
40 West 40th Street
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 fireside chat with Mortimer B. Zuckerman of Boston Properties, U.S. News & World Report, and New York Daily News
  • 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