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Thank you for supporting the 3rd Annual Real Estate Impact Conference hosted by the University of Miami. Below you will find videos and session summaries, compiled for your convenience. We appreciate your contribution and hope to see you again next year.

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1:00 PM Registration and Networking
1:30 PM

Program Begins

The Invisible Asset Class Initiative

Real estate developers and investors discussed their initiative to have the industry recognize walkable, transit-oriented, mixed-use development as an asset class.

Session Summary

Robert L. Chapman, Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners (MRED+U board member)
Justin Kennedy, Co-CEO, Grass River Property
Kurt Roeloffs, Former Chief Investment Officer, Deutsche Bank (RREEF) Alternative Asset Management
Mark L. Troen, Managing Partner and Principal, The Winnmark Group
Laura Heery Prozes, Co-Founder, Brookwood Group (moderator)

Think Differently! Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Commercial Real Estate

Innovative industry leaders offer insightful perspectives on how South Florida's economic engines will impact the retail, office, hotel and industrial segments of the region's commercial real estate market.

Session Summary

Avra Jain, Chairman and Founder, The Vagabond Group
Jodie W. McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer, EDENS
Vincent Signorello, President and CEO, Florida East Coast Industries
Charles Bohl, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Real Estate Development and Urbanism, University of Miami School of Architecture (moderator)


The Power of the Residential Real Estate Market to Change a City’s Future

Visionary developers and investors behind some of the most notable U.S. residential projects will explore the power of the urban landscape to change the course of a city's future.

Session Summary

Stuart A. Miller, CEO, Lennar Corporation
D. Keith Oden, President and Trust Manager, Camden Property Trust
Jorge M. Perez, Chairman, CEO and Founder, The Related Group
Steven C. Witkoff, Chairman and CEO, The Witkoff Group
Howard M. Lorber, President and CEO, Vector Group Ltd. and Chairman, Douglas Elliman (moderator)


Keynote Conversation with Barry Sternlicht and Donna Shalala

A candid conversation with Richard LeFrak, one of the most prolific and iconic real estate developers of all time, as the New York real estate industry titan makes a big push in Miami with his 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.

Session Summary

Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group
Donna E. Shalala, President, University of Miami

6:00 PM Networking Reception