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PREA Virtual Agenda

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DAY ONE, Thursday, March 25, 2021

11:00am – 12:00pm

Opening Keynote Conversation with Howard Marks, Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management and Gillian Tett, Financial Times
In this opening keynote conversation, Howard Marks and Gillian Tett will examine the major economic and investment questions, risks, and opportunities to which investors should be attuned in an environment of low interest rates, pandemic impacts, and rapid change.

12:00pm – 12:15pm

PREA 2021 ESG Awards Presentation
PREA will present its inaugural series of awards recognizing member firms that have made best-in-class strides along environmental, social, and governance dimensions of their operations and investment decision-making.

1:30pm – 2:30pm

When is the Distress Coming?
Lender forbearance and government stimulus have delayed a full reckoning for distressed pockets of the real estate asset class. An expert panel will examine the property sectors in which opportunities are likely to arise, when they may materialize, as well as the most effective ways to access those opportunities, across the debt, equity, public, and private quadrants.

D. Michael Van Konynenburg, President, Eastdil Secured
Panel Group:
Mark Finerman, Founder and CEO, LoanCore Capital
Thomas Pulley, Co-CIO, Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Eric Resnick, CEO, KSL Capital Partners

2:45pm – 3:45pm

The Future of Office
Leaders in the design, use, and operation of office space will contemplate the effects of the pandemic in the context of longer-term trends. Among the questions they will tackle: how permanent and pervasive will the move to remote work be? What are the latest developments in fostering workplace innovation, collaboration, and productivity? What are prospective tenants asking for today, and what do their interests tell us about the kinds of office most likely to outperform in real estate portfolios going forward?

Diane Hoskins, Co-chief Executive Officer, Gensler
Panel Group:
Brett White, Executive Chairman & CEO, Cushman & Wakefield
Scott Rechler, CEO and Chairman, RXR

5:00pm – 5:45pm

PREA Rising Leaders Industry Leaders Conversation
PREA members under 40 will convene for an interactive discussion with a senior leader in the institutional investment community.


Connect with your peers throughout the two day event!

Roundtable chat rooms will be open in between PREA sessions for you to connect with one another!
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DAY TWO, Friday, March 26, 2021

11:00am – 12:00noon

Politics and Global Affairs
A Conversation with The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP (UK Prime Minister, 2016-19) and Frank Kelly, Head of Government & Public Affairs for North and Latin Americas, Head of Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Direct Investment Advisory Group (DIAG) and Chief Political Risk Strategist advising clients on geopolitical and domestic risk issues and their impact on markets and industry sectors, DWS

Two esteemed leaders will address the principal issues on the global geopolitical landscape, among them the effects of Brexit, competition for regional influence among leading powers, and the outlook for international collaboration in the pandemic response. Issues of security and economic vitality and the contrasts between democratic and authoritarian systems will be considered in this timely conversation.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Investor CIO Panel: Diversity and ESG
From diversity and inclusion to environmental sustainability, issues long important to institutional investors within the ESG framework have come to the fore in recent months and years. A panel of respected investor CIOs will speak to the ways these priorities are being addressed within their organizations and through industrywide action.

Christy Fields, Managing Principal, Meketa Investment Group
Panel Group:
Nickol R. Hackett, Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer, The Joyce Foundation
Amy Diamond, Chief Investment Officer, USC

2:15 pm

Additional time allowed for networking roundtables. Join a Table!