The fifth annual Real Estate Symposium took place on December 4, 2012, at Columbia University’s Faculty House, with more than 180 alumni representing classes from 1961 to 2012. David E. Simon ’85, chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, 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.
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Schedule of Events
Check-in Buffet lunch
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
Keynote speaker: David E. Simon ’85
Consolidating and Recapitalizing Real Estate Businesses With panelists Stephen J. Furnary, Michael Lehrman ’90, Matthew J. Lustig, and Glenn J. Rufrano. Moderated by Jeffrey A. Barclay ’83.
Real Estate Development in New York City in the Digital Age With panelists Tom Bow ’87, Tommy Craig ’82, MaryAnne Gilmartin, and Douglas MacLaury ’81. Moderated by John Livingston.
Special Servicing: 360 Degrees With panelists Robert Lieber, Regina Lubin ’05, and Stephen Meister. Moderated by Darrell Wheeler.
Main Panel: Assessing Risk and Return in a Global Real Estate Market Introduction: Nancy Lashine ’81, Park Madison Partners, Chair of the 2012 Real Estate Symposium Planning Committee With panelists Peter Ballon, Adam Gallistel ’04, and James A. Stolpestad II. Moderated by Lynne B. Sagalyn.
Real Estate Association Networking Reception
Panelists and Moderators
Peter Ballon, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Jeffrey A. Barclay ’83, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Columbia Business School
Tom Bow ’87, The Durst Organization
Tommy Craig ’82, Hines and Columbia Business School
Stephen J. Furnary, Clarion Partners
Adam Gallistel ’04, GIC Real Estate
MaryAnne Gilmartin, Forest City Ratner Companies
Michael Lehrman ’90, Cantor Fitzgerald/Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Robert Lieber, Island Capital Group
John T. Livingston, Tishman Construction Corporation and Columbia Business School
Regina Lubin ’05, CW Capital
Matthew J. Lustig, Lazard Frères & Co
Douglas MacLaury ’81, Mattone Group
Stephen Meister, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
Glenn Rufrano, Cushman & Wakefield
Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia Business School
James A. Stolpestad II, Allianz Real Estate of America