Symposium Agenda

The 2019 REIT Symposium features a star-studded roster of industry leaders, representing the best minds and including the top executives in the field.

 

8:00 am − 8:30 am

8:30 am − 8:45 am

Sam Chandan, PhD.

Sam Chandan, PhD, FRICS
Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment
Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

Robin Panovka

Robin Panovka
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

8:45 am − 9:05 am

James D. Taiclet, Jr.

James Taiclet
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Tower Corporation

9:05 am − 10:00 am

Long term strategy in turbulent times; how to think long term about interest rates, NAV, arbitrage with the private markets, scale and consolidation. Where have all the privatizations gone?

Guy A. Metcalfe

Guy A. Metcalfe
Manging Director and Global Chairman of Real Estate, Morgan Stanley
[Moderator]

James B. Connor

James B. Connor
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Realty Corporation

Leslie D. Hale

Leslie D. Hale
President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust

Ronald L. Havner, Jr.

Ronald L. Havner, Jr.
Chairman, Public Storage, PS Business Parks, Shurgard Europe

Timothy J. Naughton

Timothy J. Naughton
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Martin E. “Hap” Stein, Jr.

Martin E. “Hap” Stein, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Regency Centers

Owen D. Thomas

Owen D. Thomas
Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties

10:00 am − 10:50 am

Getting ahead of change and disrupting the disruptors; harnessing prop-tech; adopting business models to take advantage of technological changes

Jeffrey D. Horowitz

Jeffrey D. Horowitz
Global Head of Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
[Moderator]

John Kilroy

John Kilroy
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Joel S. Marcus

Joel S. Marcus
Executive Chairman and Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Glenn Rufrano

Glenn Rufrano
Chief Executive Officer, VEREIT

A. William Stein

A. William Stein
Chief Executive Officer, Digital Realty

Steven B. Tanger

Steven B. Tanger
Chief Executive Officer, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.

10:50 am − 11:10 am

11:10 am − 11:35 am

A Worldwide Investing Perspective from the Chairman of Starwood Capital Group, moderated by Michael J. Bilerman, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate and Lodging Team, Citi

 

Michael Bilerman     Barry Sternlicht

11:35 am − 12:30 pm

Identifying , negotiating, and integrating corporate acquisitions; how to maximize value through M&A

Michael Bilerman

Michael J. Bilerman
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate and Lodging Team, Citi
[Moderator]

Jon E. Bortz

Jon E. Bortz
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Gordon F. Dugan

Gordon F. Dugan
Former CEO, Gramercy Property Trust

Matthew J. Lustig

Matthew J. Lustig
Head of Investment Banking, North America; Head of Real Estate & Lodging, Lazard

Mark Ordan

Mark Ordan
Serial CEO, Quality Care Properties, Washington Prime, Sunrise Senior Living, The Mills

12:30 pm − 2:00 pm

ZELL’S WORLD
A CONVERSATION with SAM ZELL, Chairman, Equity Group Investments, moderated by Adam O. Emmerich, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

 

Sam Zell     Adam O. Emmerich

2:00 pm − 2:55 pm

Finding hidden treasure in real estate and REITs

Stuart Barr

Stuart Barr
Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
[Moderator]

Billy Butcher

Billy Butcher
Member and COO of KKR Real Estate Group

Andy Jonas

Andy Jonas
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

E. Nelson Mills

E. Nelson Mills
Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Property Trust

Marguerite Nader

Marguerite Nader
President and Chief Executive Officer, Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.

Sherry L. Rexroad

Sherry L. Rexroad
Managing Director, BlackRock

2:55 pm − 3:25 pm

A conversation between Debra A. Cafaro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ventas and Kenneth Caplan, Global Co-Head of Real Estate, Blackstone, moderated by Sam Chandan, PhD, FRICS, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment; Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

 

Debra A. Cafaro     Kenneth Caplan     Kenneth Caplan

3:25 pm − 4:15 pm

A deep dive on mixed-use projects and tech-driven redevelopments; are mixed-use or tech REITs/funds the next mega-trend

Thomas A. Grier

Thomas A. Grier
Global Head of Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan Securities
[Moderator]

Conor C. Flynn

Conor C. Flynn
Chief Executive Officer, Kimco Realty Corporation

Jeffrey S. Olson

Jeffrey S. Olson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Edge Properties

Mark J. Parrell

Mark J. Parrell
President and Chief Executive Officer, Equity Residential

Scott H. Rechler

Scott H. Rechler ‘90
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RXR Realty

Donald C. Wood

Don Wood
President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Realty Investment Trust

4:15 pm − 4:20 pm

Sam Chandan, PhD.

Sam Chandan, PhD, FRICS
Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment
Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

Bonnie S. Gottlieb

Bonnie S. Gottlieb
Senior Vice President, Nareit

NAREIT’S DIVIDENDS THROUGH DIVERSITY INITIATIVE

4:20 pm − 5:00 pm

SPECIAL SESSION: WOMEN IN THE REIT BOARDROOM
SPEAKERS AND SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Nearly 50 women were added to REIT boards in 2018, representing more than half of all
REIT board appointments last year. During this special session, women serving on REIT
boards will discuss how the boardroom is changing and how it is impacting decisionmaking
in the executive suite.