- MBA Real Estate Program
- Real Estate Symposium 2021
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- Real Estate Capital Markets Conference
- Real Estate Alumni Career Breakfasts
- Real Estate Lunch Speaker Series
- Panel Discussions and Featured Speakers
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The RECM Conference is co-sponsored by Goodwin and the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate.
May Virtual Update
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of doing business in the global economy, including the real estate capital markets. Though we gathered in person just a few short months ago for our annual conference, we have created a virtual session to provide an update from several speakers who participated in our most recent conference in January 2020. Our virtual session will focus on two of the major topics we covered in January, with updated views reflecting the industry’s response to the current environment. Event co-hosted by Columbia Business School and Goodwin.
The convergence of technology into all aspects of the economy is more critical than ever as markets continue to face evolving political change and environmental challenges. The particular influence of technology on the real estate industry continues to inform Goodwin and Columbia Business School’s 13th Annual Real Estate Capital Markets (RECM) Conference, which took place on January 31, 2020 in New York City.
Keynote Session: A Conversation with Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone
How did Blackstone grow its assets by eight times in the past decade and become one of the largest real estate investors in the world? CEO Stephen Schwarzman shared the secrets to the firm’s success with Wall Street Journal reporter Miriam Gottfried and highlighted anecdotes from his new book What it Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence.
Amidst a time of political uncertainty, yet capping a year with markets still on the rise, Goodwin and Columbia Business School held their 12th annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference in January 2019, with over 450 attendees. “The driving theme for a positive market is confidence,” said Tom Flexner, Vice Chairman of ICG and Global Head of Real Estate for Citigroup. Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, and Co-Director, Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School, opened the first session of the conference in a conversation with Flexner, analyzing the current state of the real estate capital markets.
What is the State of the Global Real Estate Capital Markets?
What’s Happening In The PropTech Space
Columbia Business School and Goodwin hosted the 11th Anniversary of the Annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference on January 25, 2018 at 583 Park in New York City.
“Where are we in the cycle?” It’s a question that investors across a range of asset classes repeated over and over again in 2017, but those who raise and deploy capital in the commercial real estate industry arguably had the most pressing reasons for asking it. As Goodwin and Columbia Business School held their 11th Annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference in January, the more than 500 participants had just left behind a year that saw transaction volumes decline and REITs significantly underperform for a second straight year. One of the more puzzling aspects of the contraction in 2017 was the fact that it occurred at a time when the economy and financial conditions remained incredibly supportive.
They keynote speaker for the 2018 conference featured Roy H. March, Chief Executive Officer of Eastdil Secured.
Real Estate Industry Influencers: Stephen M. Ross
Innovation and Disruption: Investing in the Future of the Real Estate Industry
What is the State of the Global Real Estate Capital Markets?
Columbia Business School and Goodwin hosted the 10th Anniversary of the annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference on January 27, 2017 at 583 Park in New York City. Over the last ten years, the half-day program has become a ‘go-to’ event among industry leaders in the real estate capital markets space and draws a sophisticated audience of real estate fund managers, REIT executives, real estate investors, and investment bankers.
The keynote speaker for the 10th anniversary of the conference featured Jonathan Gray, Global Head of Real Estate and a member of the board of directors and the management committee for Blackstone.
See a list of 2017 predictions for the future of real estate capital markets from this year’s conference speakers.
2017 Speaker Predictions
Goodwin Partners John Ferguson, Minta Kay and Gil Menna, Columbia Professor of Real Estate and Co-Director Chris Mayer, and Co-Founder, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Metropolitan Real Estate David Sherman, provide insight on the future of the global real estate capital
Disruptors in the Global Real Estate Market
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Real Estate Capital Markets Conference, Goodwin and Columbia partnered with Green Street Advisors and NAREIM to provide insight and commentary into potential disruptors of the global real estate market. This is a topic that is widely debated amongst industry professionals, as we face significant potential change and uncertainty in 2017 and going forward.
Real the panel report on market disruptors: CRE pros sees driverless cars as potential disruptor
The real estate world unofficially convened at the 9th Annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference hosted by Goodwin at Columbia Business School.
The speakers and guests, which included real estate fund managers, investment bankers, public REIT executives, and academics, were in terns both bullish and bearish on the near-term future of U.S. real estate. Read on for the top 10 list of primary factors cited at the conference as likely to influence the value of U.S. real estate in the near term.
A list of past keynote speakers, panelists, and moderators from past conferences is available here.