Schack Institute of Real Estate

27th Annual REIT Symposium

Mind the REIT Gap

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Conference Hosts
Marc Norman

Marc Norman
Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment, and Associate Dean of the Schack Institute of Real Estate

Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson
Director, REIT Center
NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate
Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Finance & Investment

Conference Chairs
Adam O. Emmerich

Adam O. Emmerich
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Robin Panovka

Robin Panovka
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Chair of the Investor Roundtable
Mary Hogan-Preusse

Mary Hogan-Preusse
Senior Advisor, Fifth Wall

Bronze Sponsors
Medical Properties Trust
Premier Sponsor

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investment

Supporting Sponsors

Cousins Properties

Healthpeak Properties


Eastdil Secured

Morgan Stanley

Taconic Investment Partners

Ferguson Partners

PGIM Real Estate

We sincerely hope you will join us in person at the 27th Annual REIT Symposium. Hosted by the Schack Institute of Real Estate, the Conference features general sessions, and networking events that provides perspectives, insights, and opportunities.  Meet, mingle, and network with the professionals who drive this stimulating, evolving, and fascinating industry.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023


The Pierre Hotel
2 E 61st St, New York, NY


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Until March 15, 2023

Conference Staff

26th Annual REIT Symposium Opening Remarks

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Among the Confirmed Speakers

Michael Bilerman
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Tanger Outlets

Scott Brinker
President and CEO, Healthpeak Properties

Debra A. Cafaro

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Ventas, Inc.

Christina Chiu
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Empire State Realty Trust

Colin Connolly

President and Chief Executive Officer, Cousins Properties

Joseph F. Coradino

Global Chairman of the Board, CEO, PREIT

Adam O. Emmerich
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Conor C. Flynn
Chief Executive Officer, Kimco Realty Corporation

Kristin Gannon
Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Mike Graziano

Co-head, Global Real Estate Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

Tom Grier

Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking, JP Morgan

Ron Havner
Chairman of the Board, Public Storage and Shurgard Europe

Lauren Hochfelder

Managing Director, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Head of the Americas, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

Mary Hogan-Preusse
Chairman of the Board, Digital Realty

Jeffrey D. Horowitz
Global Head of Real Estate, Gaming, & Lodging, Investment Banking, Managing Director, BofA Securities 

Nick Joseph

Head of the US REIT and Lodging Team, Citi Research

Lisa Kaufman
Head of LaSalle Global Solutions, LaSalle Investment Management

Cedrik Lachance
EVP, Director of Research, Green Street

Matthew J. Lustig
Chairman of Investment Banking, North America; Head of Real Estate & Lodging, Lazard

Nadeem Meghji
Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group, Head of Real Estate Americas, The Blackstone Group

Guy A. Metcalfe
Managing Director and Global Chairman of Real Estate, Morgan Stanley

Andrea L. Olshan
CEO and President, Seritage Growth Properties

Robin Panovka
Partner - Real Estate, Wachtell Lipton’s Real Estate and REIT M&A practices

Mark J. Parrell
President, CEO, Equity Residential

Ed Pitoniak
Chief Executive Officer, VICI Properties

Benjamin W. Schall

CEO and President, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Gina Szymanski

Director and Portfolio Manager, AEW Real Estate Securities

Owen D. Thomas
Chairman and CEO, BXP

Brendan Wallace
Co-founder, Managing Partner, Fifth Wall

Sam Zell
Founder, Chairman, Equity Group Investments