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December 5, 2012

2012 Real Estate Symposium Overview and Slide Show

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.

Topics: Real Estate

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.

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.)

Schedule of Events

Noon-1:00Check-in
Buffet lunch
1:00Opening 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
1:15Keynote speaker: David E. Simon ’85
1:45-2:00Break
2:00-3:30Breakout Panels
  • 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.
3:30-3:45Break
3:45-5:00

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.

5:00-6:00Real 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
  • Darrell Wheeler, Amherst Securities Group