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The Evolution of Cities

October 13, 2020

Here's how our cities can rebuild and come out stronger-from attracting new residents to retail and more. Featuring Professor Chris Mayer.

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24th Annual Columbia Business School Private Equity Conference: Maintaining Disclipline in the Face of Increased Competition

February 23, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

The Columbia Business School Private Equity Club is proud to present its 24th Annual CBS Private Equity Conference on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Please join us for a day of insights featuring an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers and panelists comprised of thought leaders hailing from across the industry. This year’s roster of keynote speakers includes Prakash Melwani (Senior MD & CIO, Blackstone), David Lobel (Founder & Managing Partner, Sentinel Capital Partners), and Phil Berney (Co-CEO, Kelso & Company), Pradeep Ramamurthy (MD, Abraaj Group), Thomas E. Lynch (Founder & Senior MD, Mill Road Capital). 

With over 500 industry professionals, students and members of the media expected in attendance, this year’s conference is not to be missed. 

2018 Real Estate Panel

  • Ron Kravit, Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management
  • Catherine Chen, Principal, Apollo Global Securities
  • Michael Givner, Director, Morgan Stanley Real Assets
  • Jeff Selinger, Partner, GMF Capital

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London: Alumni Real Estate Breakfast with David Sherman ’82

February 23, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


Presented by Columbia Business School’s Alumni Club of London and Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, and hosted by CBRE. 

You are cordially invited to join local alumni for a breakfast discussion with David Sherman ’82, managing director and co-founder, Metropolitan Real Estate, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Carlyle Group, and co-director, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Columbia Business School. David will discuss global real estate market opportunities, programs and initiatives going on in the Columbia real estate community, and give an update on the Center. We hope that you are able to join us over breakfast!

Transformation and Disruption: The Evolution of Family Business

February 9, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

How are family businesses successfully adapting to change? Join us as we welcome keynote speakers Nicholas Logothetis, Chairman, Libra Group, Francisco Riberas, CEO, Gestamp, and Peter Wallenberg Jr., Chairman, The Wallenberg Foundations. The program will feature panels on real estate and the family office, with a host of speakers.

Join Family Business Program co-directors Patricia Angus Esq., Michael S. Preston, and Daniel Wolfenzon, as well as Jack Mitchell, chairman of Mitchell’s Stores and Family Business Executive in Residence, for a day of insights and best practices! 

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Women's Business Leadership in Tech: From Talk to Action

February 9, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Join hundreds of business leaders—including fellow alumni, MBA students, and scholars—for a dynamic dialogue on techniques, skills, and strategies that will impact personal career trajectories and organizations as a whole.

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Select speakers include: 

  • Ericka Irish Brown ’98, Bloomberg
  • Rachel Drori ’09, Daily Harvest
  • Betty Hung, Vista Equity Partners
  • Jonathan Knee, Columbia Business School
  • Steph Korey ’15, Away
  • Laura Kornhouser ’17, Sratyfy
  • Teresa Mackintosh, Trintech
  • Rita Gunther McGrath, Columbia Business School
  • Kristin Nimsger, Social Solutions Global
  • Stephanie Palmeri ’11, Uncork Capital
  • Carine Roman ’05, LinkedIn
  • Robert F. Smith ’94, Vista Equity Partners
  • Sheila Spence, Spotify
  • René Yang, Visa Equity Partners 

Disruptive Technology in Commercial Real Estate: Inside Stories from Successful Proptech Start-Ups

January 31, 2018

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  • Caren Maio – CEO and Co-Founder of Nestio
  • Richard Sarkis – CEO and Co-Founder of Reonomy
  • Mike Sroka – CEO and Co-Founder at Dealpath
  • Grant Wood – Head of Global Solutions and Alliances at VTS
  • Moderated by Zach Aarons '13 -- Co-Founder of MetaProp

The founders of Nestio, Reonomy, Dealpath, VTS, and MetaProp will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing real estate technology innovators. 

Nestio provides multifamily professionals software to manage their inventory from one place and optimize the renter experience from prospect to close. It brings digital marketing assets together—in one place—and makes it easy to distribute robust unit-level content to critical marketing channels.

Reonomy  creates intuitive products designed to help CRE professionals achieve success by easily finding the information they need. By combining comprehensive and validated data with powerful analytics our customers make faster, more informed decisions.

Dealpath is the leading cloud-based deal management platform for commercial real estate investment teams to make the best investment decisions in the evaluation and execution of acquisitions, development and financing deals. 

VTS is the leading leasing and asset management platform for the commercial real estate industry. By centralizing all critical data and workflows in one place, VTS empowers landlords and brokers to better attract, convert and retain their most valuable asset – tenants.

MetaProp NYC is the world's premier real estate technology nexus. Metaprop runs an tech accelerator for early stage companies, provides equity financing for seed stage companies, and provides innovation, advisory and growth consulting for real estate companies. 

Real Estate Tech Unbundled

September 29, 2016

Sponsored by Columbia EntrepreneurshipColumbia GSAPP's Real Estate Development ProgramMetaprop NYC, and the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate 
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Why Can't NYC Do Big Projects Anymore? The Myths and Challenges of Large-Scale Development in Today's NYC, and Planning for Tomorrow

September 11, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m. | CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall

While many complain NYC's days of major public works are long gone, the government has in fact undertaken a number of huge development projects in recent decades, several described as the largest in our history — new rail lines and bridges, a sixty-mile-long water tunnel, redevelopment of industrial parks, transit yards, waterfront, Times Square, the World Trade Center, and more. So how does the current age stack up historically? How does it compare? And what lessons might we draw, now that it is time to plan for the next generation?

Lynne B. Sagalyn, professor emerita of real estate at Columbia’s Graduate School of Business, discusses her recent book, Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan, and the challenges of large-scale development in present-day New York. Jay Kriegel, chief of staff to Mayor John V. Lindsay from 1966 to 1973, and senior adviser to Related Companies, reflects on his experiences "building big." Tom Wright, president of the Regional Plan Association, shares his view on what must be done to update NYC's infrastructure, based on insights gleaned from the RPA's Fourth Regional Plan, set to be released this fall.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Jane Jacobs: Innovations in New York City's Open Space

May 3, 2016

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