Thursday, November 29, 2007, in New York City

NEW YORK November 20, 2007-The current worldwide credit crunch and ongoing U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis will be among the topics addressed at the upcoming 40th annual Capital Markets in Real Estate Conference, sponsored by the NYU Real Estate Institute at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

This year’s conference, “Global Consolidation: The Age of Mega Real Estate Acquisitions and Financings-Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Credit Crunch”, is focused on the rise over the past eight years of a truly boundary-free international commercial real estate market and what the industry professionals can learn to face similar obstacles and opportunities wherever they operate.

Joseph A. LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will speak to the “challenges facing the economy and policy makers in 2008” in the conference’s opening keynote address. Other speakers include economists, bankers, financiers and other real estate leaders from such organizations as TIAA-CREF, The Bear, Stearns & Company, Credit Suisse, MetLife, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Related Companies, ING Clarion Partners, and Vornado Realty Trust.

The all-day conference will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City, beginning at 7:30 am. Online registration and more information is available at The fee is $575.00.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the NYU Real Estate Institute, which has grown into a vital academic center for the real estate and construction industries. NYU REI offers two graduate programs, continuing education programs and professional certificates, and numerous “must attend” conferences and seminars in the areas of real estate development and finance, and construction management.

EDITORS ONLY: Media coverage of this conference is welcome. Please contact the SCPS PR office [Ken Brown at or Carmen Tong at] for credentials.

Press Contacts

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