• WHAT: “Mergers and Acquisitions” is the theme of the 12th Annual REIT Symposium, sponsored by the New York University Real Estate Institute and the NYU REIT Center.

This yearly conference attracts leading practitioners from the worlds of banking, finance, law and real estate to discuss issues and trends affecting real estate investment trusts (REITs) both in the United States and globally.

Among the highlights this year are panel discussions on the state of the industry, public-to-private deals, strategies for buy and sell-side execution, an investor roundtable discussion, the evolution of the REIT model, and the competitive landscape between public REITs and PE players.

  • WHO: Samuel Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, LLC, will deliver the keynote address.

Agenda and list of expected panelists are at www.scps.nyu.edu/reit.

D. Kenneth Patton, NYU-SCPS associate dean and director of the NYU Real Estate Institute and the Klara and Larry Silverstein professor of real estate, will present the NYU REI’s annual Visionary Award.

  • WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2007; breakfast at 8:00 am, and program begins 8:30 am
  • WHERE: The Pierre Hotel, 2 East 61st Street, New York City

Registration is available online at www.scps.nyu.edu/reit or by calling 212-992-3338. “Early Bird” registration fee is $675 until March 14, 2007; afterward, the registration fee is $775.

MEDIA ONLY: Members of the press are invited to attend. Please contact Ken Brown at ken.brown@nyu.edu or Carmen Tong at carmen.tong@nyu.edu to receive credentials.

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