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
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 Zakaria – Independence 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 Environment – Independence 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
11:15am – 12:15pm
Allocating Capital Today: A CIO Panel – Independence 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 Dynamics – Independence 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 Volatility – Independence 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, SNL – Independence 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
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. Summers – Independence 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 email@example.com for more information or to reserve a seat.