NYU REAL ESTATE INSTITUTE’S 32nd ANNUAL REAL ESTATE CAPITAL MARKETS CONFERENCE FEATURES INDUSTRY LEADERS WEDNESDAY, MAY 12th, 1999 In a period of turbulence and unpredictable developments in the national and international real estate capital markets, New York University’s Real Estate Institute will present the 32nd Annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference, the most prestigious gathering of its kind in the country. This year’s conference is titled “Global Real Estate Capital Markets: The Velocity of Change.”
The daylong conference will take place on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Manhattan’s Hilton New York and Towers Hotel, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (between 53rd and 54th Streets). It will feature keynote speaker Matthew P. Cullen, general manager of the General Motors Enterprise Activities Group. This year, Milton Cooper, chief operating officer of Kimco Realty Corporation, will deliver the “One Man’s View” speech. US News and World Report editor-at-large David Gergen will deliver the luncheon address. He will speak on “Leadership in Today’s Washington.” To top off the day, real estate mogul Donald Trump will welcome the participants to a networking and cocktail party.
“The past year has seen a lot of surprising behavior of the real estate capital markets,” says Kenneth Patton, the director of the Real Estate Institute NYU. “The CMBS market surged and then sank almost overnight. REIT prices peaked and then bottomed out within a few months. And who would have thought that Kuala Lumpur and Sao Paolo would be very important names to deal-makers across the United States? Nothing is the same as it was, and this conference will help real estate professionals understand these developments and prepare for what’s ahead.”
With the theme of the conference “Global Real Estate Markets: The Velocity of Change,” topics addressed in the day’s workshops will include:
Global Markets Strategies The Changing Landscape for Securitized Finance Financing Worldwide Corporate Real Estate projects Investing in Overseas Real Estate Markets Traditional Equity vs. Public Capital
Participants and speakers at the conference will include the following industry leaders:
*William S. Benjamin, Apollo Real Estate Advisors L.P. *John I. Bralower, president, Sonnenblick-Goldman Company *William “Jay” Carden, chairman, American Spectrum Real Estate Services, Inc, president, CGS Real Estate Company, Inc. *Richard S. Curto, president and chief executive officer, The Prime Group Realty Trust *Ray H. D’Ardenne, chief operating officer, Land Lease Real Estate Investments, Inc. *Michael D. Fascitelli, president, Vornado Realty Trust *Robert Keating, senior vice president, GMAC Commercial Mortgage *John Z. Kukral, senior managing director, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors *Stuart M. Rothenberg, managing director, Goldman, Sachs & Co. *Richard B. Saltzman, managing director, Merrill Lynch & Co. *Barry G. Schumacher, managing director, Bear Sterns & Co., Inc. (A full list of seminars and participants is attached.)
NYU’s Real Estate Institute at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies is the largest center for professional real estate instruction in the United States. It enrolls thousands of students each year in a broad range of non-degree professional programs, as well as the largest real estate master’s program in the United States.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University was founded more than sixty years ago and is today the leading and largest institution of its kind in the nation, with annual enrollments of more than 60,000 in its many professional development and degree programs. Throughout, SCPS is focused on serving individuals at any stage of life, and on providing professional education across a wide spectra of industries that continually demands new sets of high-level skills.