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.
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
Keynote speaker: Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments Opening Remarks: Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia Business School, and Michael Berman ’86, GGP and chair, 2013 Real Estate Symposium Steering Committee
Is the Sky the Limit? NYC Real Estate Pricing Keeps Climbing With Jeff E. Blau, Paul Pariser ’78 (moderator), Seth Pinsky CC ’93, Wendy Silverstein
What Are Real Estate Investors Looking For? With Ted Bigman, Steven Hason, Nancy Lashine ’81, David M. Sherman ’82 (moderator)
Uncharted Waters: Navigating Today’s Debt Markets With James E. Flaum, Patricia Goldstein (moderator), Sanjeev Handa, Michael Nash
Main Panel: CEO’s Corner: Long-Term Perspectives With panelists Debra A. Cafaro, David J. Neithercut ’82, Lynne B. Sagalyn (moderator), Richard B. Saltzman, David E. Simon ’85, and Donald Wood.
REA Alumni Happy Hour Cellar Bar at Bryant Park Hotel 40 West 40th Street Open to all, no registration required.
Panelists and Moderators
Ted Bigman, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Jeff Blau, Related
Debra Cafaro, Ventas
James Flaum, Morgan Stanley
Patricia Goldstein, Emigrant Realty Finance
Steven Hason, APG Asset Management US
Sanjeev Handa, TIAA-CREF
Nancy Lashine ’81, Park Madison Partners
Michael Nash, The Blackstone Group
David Neithercut ’82, Equity Residential
Paul Pariser ’85, Taconic Investment Partners
Seth Pinsky, CC ’93, RXR Realty
Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia Business School
Richard Saltzman, Colony Capital
David Sherman ’82, Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management