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December 13, 2013

2013 Real Estate Symposium Overview and Slide Show

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.

Topics: Real Estate

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.

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

12-1:00Check-in
Buffet lunch
1:00-1:45Keynote 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
1:45-2:00Break
2:00-3:15Breakout Panels

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
3:15-3:30Break
3:30-5:00

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.

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

  • 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
  • Wendy Silverstein, Vornado Realty Trust
  • David E. Simon ’85, Simon Property Group
  • Donald Wood, Federal Realty Investment Trust