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Join us in New York City the ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, for the Columbia University Real Estate Development Conference, where a forum of leaders in the NYC and global real estate development industry will discuss Vitalizing the Urban Environment: Eat, Drink, Sleep, Work, Play and explore how so many forms of urban development are now incorporating aspects of hospitality, as an exciting evolution of our city life!
Purchase tickets ($250 – $550) here.
FEATURED SPEAKERS Morning Keynote:Joseph Sitt, President & CEO, Thor Equities
Lunch Keynote:Richard Mack, ‘93 LW, Co-Founder, Mack Real Estate Group
Morning Keynote Introduction:Patrice Derrington, Holliday Professor of Real Estate and Director, Real Estate Program, Columbia University GSAPP
Afternoon Keynote Introduction:Rosemary Scanlon, Divisional Dean (Retired), NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate & Research Scholar, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia University GSAPP
FIRESIDE CHATScott Rechler, CEO & Chairman, RXR Realty
Michael Stoler, President & CEO, New York Real Estate TV, LLC
TOPICSTrends in Urban Development: Mixed-Use, Hospitality-Anchored & EntertainmentThe Lessons of HospitalityDesign for a Vital Urban EnvironmentFinancing Hotels, Shared Living & Other Short-Stay OptionsThe Hottest Hospitality TransactionsEmerging Forms of Live/Work/Play
PANELISTSArtie Minson, '97 MBA, President & CFO, WeWork
Bassim Halaby, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Benchmark Development
Brad Hargreaves, CEO, Common
Brian Garrison, ‘85 UP, President, Value Retail International
Chris Bledsoe, CEO, Ollie
Cia Buckley Marakovitz, ’93 MBA, CIO, Dune Real Estate Partners
David Kruth, Managing Partner, Brooklyn Queens Properties
Edward Adler, ’88 MBA
Eric Bass, Executive Vice President, GFI Development
Greg Rush, Partner & Managing Director, Cadre
James Andrus, Principal, The Andrus Group
Jeff Davis, International Director, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Jones Lang LaSalle
Jeff Dvorett, Executive Vice President, Midwood Investment & Development
Jonah Sonnenborn, ‘05 BU, ’05 LW, Managing Director & Head of Real Estate, Access Industries
Kate Ascher, Partner, BuroHappold Engineering & Milstein Professor of Urban Development, Columbia University
Kevin Steussi, Vice President, The Related Companies
Mark Keiser, Chief Development Officer, Starwood Hotel Group
Matthew Livian, Managing Partner & CIO, Sydell Group
Melissa Burch, Executive General Manager, New York Development, Lend Lease Americas
Mark Lanspa, Executive Vice President Hospitality, Wells Fargo
Mit Shah, Senior Managing Principal & CEO, Noble Investment Group
Peter Peterson, ‘04 MSRED, President & Managing Partner, Cultivate Hospitality
Richard Born, CEO, BD Hotels
Russell Shattan, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, MCR Development
Ryan Simonetti, Co-Founder, Convene
Serdar Bilgili, Chairman, Bilgili Holdings
Susan Fine, President, Oases Development
Warren Wachberger, Partner & Principal, AECOM Capital
CONFERENCE COMMITTEERani Gharbie, '13 MSRED, Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, North America, Virgin Hotels
Adam Feil, '06 MSRED, Director, Trinity Investments
Todd Fieldston, Associate, Hospitality & Leisure Practice, Paul Hastings LLP
Joseph Dabbah, '17 MSRED, Partner, Panoramic Properties
David Lubin, '10 MSRED, Managing Partner, Clairmont Group
Tolly Krusen, '15 MSRED, Development & Investment Associate, CitizenM Hotels
Rick Kirkbride, Partner, Head of Real Estate,Paul Hastings LLP
IMPORTANT INFORMATIONFor Sponsorship Level Information, click here.
To Donate and Support the Conference, click here.
Full Agenda and Speaker List will be available in the coming weeks.
The conference fee includes breakfast, the luncheon, cocktail reception and all conference materials.
Questions about the conference as well as information about sponsorship levels can be sent to, Rebecca Andersen Polimeda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-854-0057.