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December 8, 2011

2011 Real Estate Symposium Overview and Slide Show

The 2011 Real Estate Symposium took place on December 8, 2011, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Faculty House, Columbia University, and was open exclusively to alumni of Columbia Business School. The keynote speaker was Richard B. Saltzman of Colony Capital.

Topics: Real Estate

The 2011 Real Estate Symposium took place on December 8, 2011, from 12 to 5 p.m. at Faculty House, Columbia University, and was open exclusively to alumni of Columbia Business School. The keynote speaker was Richard B. Saltzman of Colony Capital.

The Real Estate Symposium is an annual educational forum designed to build a community network for Columbia Business School alumni. It is co-hosted by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle. The Symposium features accomplished Columbia Business School alumni and top industry leaders who engage in a broad-based discussion of topical issues, high-profile transactions, trends, and challenges facing the real estate industry.

Reports

 Slide Show

(For a full-screen view, click on the icon at lower right of the slight show. For captions, click on "Show Info" at upper right of the full-screen view.)

 

2011 Schedule of Events  

12:00 p.m.Check-in/Registration and Buffet Lunch
1:00 p.m.Opening Remarks
Lynne B. Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Director, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Columbia Business School
1:15 p.m.Keynote Speaker
Richard B. Saltzman, President
Colony Capital
1:45 p.m.Break
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.Breakout Panels
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.Main Panel

 

Breakout Panels  

Restoring Functioning Debt Markets

Moderator: Jeffrey Barclay '83, Managing Director and CIO of Goldma Sachs Asset Management's Real Estate Investment Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School & 2011 Real Estate Symposium Committee Chair
Panelists: Robert Lieber, Executive Managing Director, Island Capital Group; Anthony Orso '90, Executive Managing Director and CEO, Cantor Commercial Real Estate; and Daniel Ottensoser, Law '96, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs, & Co.

Equity Capital Markets - Public and Private

Moderator: Andrew Jacobs '96, Managing Director and Partner, Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management and Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School
Panelists: Martin Cicco, Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, Evercore Partners; Ross Smotrich '83, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Barclays Capital; and Douglas Weill, Founder and Managing Partner, Hodes, Weill & Associates

Future Development in New York

Moderator: Thomas Craig '82, Senior Vice President, Hines and Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School
Panelists: Jay Cross, President, Related Hudson Yards, Related Companies; Veronica Hackett, Senior Vice President, Development, U.S. Commercial Operations, Brookfield Office Properties; and Philippe Visser '04, Director, World Trade Center Redevelopment, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Main Panel  

Designing and Executing Investment Strategies in Unprecedented Uncertainty

Introduction by Jeffrey Barclay '83, Managing Director and CIO of Goldma Sachs Asset Management's Real Estate Investment Group, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School & 2011 Real Estate Symposium Committee Chair

Moderator: Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Director, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Columbia Business School

Panelists: Joseph Azrack '72, Managing Partner and Head of Real Estate, Apollo Global Management; Frank Cohen, Senior Managing Director, Real Estate, The Blackstone Group; and Daniel Neidich, Founding Partner and Co-CEO, Dune Real Estate Partners