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12:30 PM Registration and Networking


1:15 PM

Program Begins

How Millennials are Driving the Transformation of the Real Estate Investment Market

What are the most important Millennial trends for investors and lenders? What should you look for in properties to address the Millennials’ wants and needs? This session will provide expert insight.

Garrick Brown, Vice-President, Retail Research of the Americas, Cushman and Wakefield

Manny de Zarraga, Executive Managing Director, HFF Inc.

Katy Gnapp, Head of Commercial Real Estate Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alfonso Munk, Chief Investment Officer, Americas, Prudential Real Estate Investors

Session Summary

A Fresh Look at Retail

Open air or enclosed mall? City center or suburb? Public or private ownership? This session will provide a fresh perspective on the future of retail.

Steve Witkoff, CEO, The Witkoff Group LLC

Donald C. Wood, President and CEO, Federal Realty Investment Trust

Session Summary

Smart Cities: Technological Change in Real Estate

What happens when tech giants, innovative cities, and real estate entrepreneurs collide? This panel explores how big data, disruptive technologies, and the application of new technologies is opening up new frontiers in cities, real estate and place making.

Shaun Abrahamson, CEO and Co-Founder, Urban Us Public Benefit Corporation

Jordi Botifoll, President, Cisco LatAm; Senior Vice President, Cisco

Rodolphe el-Khoury, Dean, University of Miami School of Architecture

Jeff Frieden, Executive Chairman, Ten-X (Formerly

Patricia McCarney, President and CEO, World Council on City Data (WCCD) / Director, Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto

Session Summary

Keynote Session: Jon Gray

What’s next for commercial real estate in 2016? What can you possibly do for an encore after a $26 billion acquisition of Hilton, becoming the largest U.S. owner of single-family properties with a portfolio of 50,000 homes? And how do you top striking a $23 billion deal to purchase General Electric Co.’s commercial real estate portfolio?

Jon Gray, Global Head of Real Estate, The Blackstone Group

Howard Lorber, President and CEO, Vector Group

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6:00 PM Networking Reception