2018 Columbia University Real Estate Development Conference

Columbia University GSAPP MSRED Program

Date: Sep 14th

Join us in New York City on Friday, September 14, 2018, in the ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, for the Columbia University Real Estate Development Conference, where a forum of leaders in the NYC and global real estate development industry will discuss Vitalizing the Urban Environment: Eat, Drink, Sleep, Work, Play and explore how so many forms of urban development are now incorporating aspects of hospitality, as an exciting evolution of our city life!

Silver Level Support Provided By: City Bay Capital, Cycamore Capital, & Langan


Morning Keynote Speaker: Joseph Sitt, CEO, Thor Equities
Lunch Keynote Speaker: Richard Mack, '93 LW, Co-Founder, Mack Real Estate Group
Morning Keynote Introduction Given By: Patrice Derrington, Holliday Professor of Real Estate and Director, Real Estate Program, Columbia University GSAPP
Afternoon Keynote Introduction Given By: Rosemary Scanlon, Divisional Dean (Retired), NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate

Scott Rechler, CEO & Chairman, RXR Realty
Michael Stoler, President & CEO, New York Real Estate TV, LLC


Trends in Urban Development: Mixed-Use, Hospitality-Anchored & Entertainment
The Lessons of Hospitality
Design for a Vital Urban Environment
Financing Hotels, Shared Living & Other Short-Stay Options
The Hottest Hospitality Transactions
Emerging Forms of Live/Work/Play


Artie Minson, '97 MBA, President & CFO, WeWork
Bassim Halaby, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Benchmark Development
Brad Hargreaves, CEO, Common
Brian Garrison, ‘85 UP, President, Value Retail International
Chris Bledsoe, CEO, Ollie
Cia Buckley Marakovitz, ’93 MBA, CIO, Dune Real Estate Partners
David Kruth, Managing Partner, Brooklyn//Queens Properties
Edward Adler, ’88 MBA
Eric Bass, Executive Vice President, GFI Development
Greg Rush, Partner & Managing Director, Cadre
James Andrus, Principal, The Andrus Group
Jeff Dvorett, Executive Vice President, Midwood Investment & Development
Jonah Sonnenborn, ‘05 BU, ’05 LW, Managing Director & Head of Real Estate, Access Industries
Kate Ascher, Partner, BuroHappold Engineering & Milstein Professor of Urban Development, Columbia University
Ken Himmel, President & CEO, Related Urban
Kevin Davis, Managing Director, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Jones Lang LaSalle
Mark Keiser, Chief Development Officer, Starwood Hotel Group
Matthew Livian, Managing Partner & CIO, Sydell Group
Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager, New York Development, Lend Lease Americas
Michael Lanspa, Executive Vice President, Hospitality, Wells Fargo
Mit Shah, Senior Managing Principal & CEO, Noble Investment Group
Peter Peterson, ‘04 MSRED, President & Managing Partner, Cultivate Hospitality
Richard Born, CEO, BD Hotels
Russell Shattan, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, MCR Development
Ryan Simonetti, Co-Founder, Convene
Serdar Bilgili, Chairman, Bilgili Holdings
Susan Fine, President, Oases Development
Warren Wachberger, Partner & Principal,

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