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PREA Conference Agenda

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Monday, October 25, 2021

11:00am – 4:30pm

Early Bird Badge Pickup

12:00pm – 4:30pm

Investor only Program – closed to investors only

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Opening Cocktail Reception – on-site at the Fairmont – Badges available for pickup


Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45am – 9:15am

Welcoming Remarks and PREA James A. Graaskamp Resarch Award Presented

9:15am – 10:00am

Conversation with Roger Ferguson, President & CEO, TIAA (2008-2021) and Sonny Kalsi, PREA Board Chair
Long focused on financial well-being and security during a career encompassing senior roles at TIAA and the Federal Reserve, Roger Ferguson has honed valuable insight into four traits that define a good leader. In his captivating style, he will explain how indispensable these traits are to leaders, particularly in uncertain times.

10:00am – 11:00am

Cybersecurity: Ransomware and Beyond
A conversation with Sean Joyce, Global & US Cybersecurity, Risk & Regulatory Leader, PwC and David Sanger, Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Security Correspondent, The New York Times
From municipal, county, and state governments to universities and private firms, hundreds of organizations have been the victims of ransomware and other web-based attacks, with associated losses extending into the hundreds of millions of dollars in 2020. Experts in cyber threat intelligence will delve into the latest schemes and most common points of vulnerability, sharing actionable advice for securing networks and data.

11:00am – 11:15am


11:15am – 12:15pm

Climate Change, Sustainability, & Net Zero
Our fast-evolving understanding of the pace and scope of climate change has occasioned multilateral efforts at stemming greenhouse gas emissions. Real estate plays a critical role in these efforts. Experts in the field will discuss some of the most promising institutional approaches currently being taken to achieve net zero status, removing as many emission from the atmosphere as are produced, and how these fit into the global environmental picture.
Moderator: Jennifer Stevens, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alliance Global Advisors

Steven Hason, Managing Director, Head of Americas Real Assets, APG Assent Management US Inc.
Karsten Kallevig, Managing Director, Global Strategic Capital, Prologis
Anna Murray, Managing Director, Global Head of ESG, BentallGreenOak

12:15pm – 2:15pm


12:15pm – 2:15pm

Affinity Group Luncheon programs (Appointed members only)

2:30pm – 3:30pm

The Evolution of Private Real Estate in the Post-Pandemic World
The pandemic accelerated some longer-term industry trends, while cutting against or pushing the “pause” button on others. In this session, leaders from the investor, manager, consulting, and advisory communities will address such timely issues as challenges to traditional property types, burgeoning interest in niche/non-traditional categories, increasing allocations to Asia, shifts to global diversified large cap managers at the expense of small- and mid-cap managers and the related acceleration of M&A/IPO activity.
Moderator: Jeff Giller, Head, StepStone

Travis Pritchett, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harbert Management Company
Ralph Rosenberg, Global Head of Real Estate, KKR & Co.
Christina Scarlato, Principal Portfolio Manager, Real Assets, The World Bank

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Investing in Affordable, Workforce Housing, and Single-Family Rentals
Housing that falls outside the ambit of luxury residential ranges from market-rate Class B and C apartments and subsidized units to single-family dwellings. With capital flows from institutional investors into this space making headlines in recent years, many are interested in learning more about it. For instance, what kinds of income thresholds distinguish affordable from workforce housing, what are the primary drivers of and impediments to investing in each of these unique sectors, and what are the implications of tax and government policies? A panel with deep expertise in housing, in the US and internationally, will examine these questions and others relevant to a property sector recognized for its investment potential and societal benefits alike.
Moderator: Chris Miers, Senior Research Consultant, NECP, LLC

Steve Bancroft, Sr Managing Director, Trammell Crow Residential
David Christie, CEO, Head of Real Estate, Matter Real Estate
Martin Muoto, Founder and Managing Partner, SoLa Impact
David Schwartz, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, Waterton

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Life Sciences
The life sciences industry is in the midst of unprecedented growth across the US. With the broader healthcare sector garnering strong focus, an increase of private and public funding into the sector, and incredibly robust fundamentals, the asset class is one of the most desirable investment opportunities in commercial real estate – if you have the right location and eco-system! This expert discussion will cover the unique characteristics of life sciences real estate, what attracts the capital to the sector, and what geographic locations are areas of focus and what if any are locations are being identified for potential expansion beyond the core markets.
Moderator: Sarah Lagosh, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Jon Gelb, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Clarion Partners
Adam Koppel, Managing Director, Boston, Bain Capital Life Sciences
Don Palmieri, Portfolio Manager, Real Estate Investments, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Tim Schoen, President/CEO, Biomed Realty Trust

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cocktail Reception

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Dinner with Colin Jost, Weekend Update, Co-Anchor and Head Writer, SNL


Rising Leaders Cocktails


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

8:30am – 10:00am

Closing Keynote Breakfast Program: A Conversation with Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners and its affiliates, Pritzker Realty Group, PSP Capital and PSP Growth; and Dean Adler, CEO, Lubert-Adler.
An industry leader whose national service includes a cabinet appointment as Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017), Penny Pritzker has shaped her hometown of Chicago and communities nationwide through real estate investment, government policy, and long-term philanthropic involvement. In conversation with Dean Adler, she will address her experience heading the Commerce Department, leadership culture, economic development in Chicago, the many intersections between diversity and talent retention, and related subjects.

Conference Concludes