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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Early Bird Badge Pickup – Independence Foyer, Level 5B

12:00pm – 4:30pm

Investor only Program – closed to investors only

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Opening Gala Cocktail Reception at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW


Day One, Thursday, October 20, 2022


Check-in and Continental Breakfast – Independence Foyer, Level 5B

7:30am – 8:30 am

New Members and First Time Attendees Welcome Breakfast – Franklin/McPherson Level 5B

7:30am – 8:30am

Investor Only Breakfast – closed to investors only

8:45am – 9:00am

Welcoming Remarks by Conference Co-chairs – Independence Ballroom, Level 5B

9:00am – 10:00am

Geopolitics with Fareed ZakariaIndependence Ballroom, Level 5B
One of the world’s most respected observers of geopolitics will analyze the issues and events, from Ukraine to the US midterm elections, exerting the foremost economic and societal influence today. His analysis will situate current events in broad historical context: do progress and setbacks in the search for peace and prosperity appear different when considered against decades and centuries of past experience?

10:00am – 11:00am

How to Navigate Your Investment Strategy in a Turbulent Global EnvironmentIndependence Ballroom, Level 5B
With market conditions changing rapidly, approaches to real estate investment are shifting accordingly. How might investors best navigate an environment of higher interest rates, inflation and possible recession? Which structures and strategies can protect against downside risks and capitalize on opportunities as they arise, especially within a landscape of fluctuating lending and capital sources? These questions will be addressed in a dynamic discussion that will also offer an outlook for real estate across property types.

Dean Adler CEO and Co-Founder, Lubert-Adler Partners L.P.
Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group

11:00am – 11:15am

Refreshment Break

11:15am – 12:15pm

Allocating Capital Today: A CIO PanelIndependence Ballroom, Level 5B
Given the possibility of recession, is it best to hold back on new investments, wait, or take advantage of current dislocation? How are global allocators surveying the current economic landscape and what they are planning, across asset classes and geographic borders?

Kathleen McCarthy, Global Co-Head Real Estate, Blackstone

Jase Auby, Chief Investment Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Jane Dietze, Chief Investment Officer, Brown University
Andrew C. Palmer, Chief Investment Officer, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

12:15pm – 2:15pm

Affinity Group Luncheon Program – Appointed Members Only

12:15pm – 2:15pm

Luncheon – Constitution Ballroom, Level 3B

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Housing Market DynamicsIndependence Ballroom, Level 5B
Is housing an undersupplied market? An expert panel will tackle current market conditions in the context of long-range questions about supply at the regional and national levels. They will also share their insights into pricing and mortgage rate effects on demand.

Jacques Gordon, Global Head of Strategy and Research, LaSalle Investment Management

Lisa Davis, Executive Director, Impact Investing Portfolio Manager, PGIM Real Estate
Adena Hefets, Co-Founder & CEO, Divvy Homes
Mark H. Obrinksy, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, National Multifamily Housing Council

3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Road to Net Zero – Are Green Buildings the New Class A?Independence Ballroom, Level 5B
In the post-COVID era, tenants are increasingly requiring green, “healthy” buildings. At the same time, state and federal legislation are pushing building owners to reduce carbon emissions from buildings. Institutional investors have taken notice, and are backing voluntary standards such as CRREM, GRESB, and LEED. This session discusses the implications of these trends for developers, managers, and owners – are existing buildings at risk of obsolescence and asset stranding?

Dr. Nils Kok, Professor in Real Estate Finance, Maastricht University

Prof. Dr. Sven Bienert, Chair, ESG/Sustainability, University of Regensburg
Derek Billsman, Director, Real Estate Management and Sustainability, HOOPP
Peter Epping, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of ESG, Hines
Susan Kolasa, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Real Estate Debt in the Time of Rising Rates and VolatilityIndependence Ballroom, Level 5B
Debt drives real estate investing around the world. Over the past year, the returns in real estate debt as well as the cost of financing has increased over 250 basis points. In the current environment of rising rates and increased volatility, investors are asking about the availability and pricing of debt across the capital stack as well as the opportunities and strategies to further invest in real estate debt. An expert panel will tackle these topics including the entry and expansion within the debt space by major real estate managers, and consider the relative attractiveness of senior, junior, and mezzanine strategies from a risk and return perspective.

Mike Van Konynenburg, President, Eastdil Secured

Marcia Diaz, Managing Director and Head of U.S. Core Debt, PGIM
Mark Finerman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LoanCore Capital, LLC
Dan Heflin, Founding Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Torchlight Investors
Miriam Wheeler, Head of Americas Real Estate Financing Group, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs and Co

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Cocktail Reception – Independence Foyer, Level 5B

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Dinner Program with Guest Alex Moffat, SNLIndependence Ballroom, Level
Celebrated for his many memorable sketches and impersonations, SNL cast member and comedian Alex Moffat will bring his inimitable sense of humor to the dinner session.

9:45pm – midnight

Rising Leaders Cocktails – Off-site, Hosted by the Rising Leaders Committee


Day Two, Friday, October 21, 2022

8:00am – 10:00am

Closing Keynote Breakfast Program: A conversation between philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Carlyle Group and noted economist Lawrence H. SummersIndependence Ballroom, Level 5B
Where are we from a macroeconomic standpoint right now? Are policymakers using monetary and fiscal tools judiciously to tackle inflation and other challenges? What is the outlook for the labor market and what are the prospects for a recession in the coming months and years? Two icons of the investment and economic spheres will talk about the chief issues facing the US and global economies today as well as the likely and ideal paths forward.

10:00am – noon

DEI Workshop: Inclusive Leadership – Retaining and Developing Diverse Talent
Due to limited spaces, pre-registration is required for this session. Please contact for more information or to reserve a seat.

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