November 9, 2021

NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Presents the 54th Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate at The Plaza New York on November 16

“Capitalizing on the Recovery” Will Feature Top Industry Leaders in Sessions Focusing on  Investment Strategies and Global Cities in the Post-Pandemic World

NEW YORK, November 9, 2021—The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate will host the 54th Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate, “Capitalizing on the Recovery,” on-site at The Plaza New York on November 16.

One of the leading forums on the state of the commercial real estate capital markets and investment activity for more than half a century, the Conference will convene industry leaders for a vigorous debate on global equity and debt capital flows, institutional and private equity investment activity, and emerging sources of market disruption.

“The Schack Institute Capital Markets in Real Estate Conference is one of the industry’s most anticipated events in New York City and the nation, and we are delighted to be able to host it in person once again,” said Conference host Sam Chandan, PhD, FRICS, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment and associate dean of the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate. “After a year of pandemic challenges, we are looking forward to hearing from the most prominent industry leaders about a brighter outlook for 2022 and beyond.”

This year’s Conference is chaired by Robert S. Blumenthal, ’80, vice chairman & managing director, America’s Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging, & Leisure Group, Deutsche Bank Securities.

In addition to the popular Annual Golden Apple Panel—Outlook for New York City, this year’s panel sessions include Post-Pandemic Investment Strategies; Global Debt Capital Markets; Global Cities in the Post-Pandemic World; Alternative Debt Finance; and ESG and the Capital Markets (hosted by CREFC).

Confirmed speakers are Andrea Balkan, managing partner, Brookfield Asset Management; Leland F. Bunch, III, managing director, BofA Securities, Inc.; Marty Burger, chief executive officer, Silverstein Properties; Sairah Burki, managing director, regulatory affairs, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC); Jeffrey F. DiModica, president and managing director, Starwood Property Trust; Jeffrey Fastov, senior managing director, Square Mile Capital; Boyd Fellows, managing partner, ACORE Capital; MaryAnne Gilmartin, founder and CEO, MAG Partners; Marc Holliday, chairman and CEO, SL Green Realty Corp; Tim Johnson, global head of Blackstone Estate Debt Strategies Originations, Blackstone; Rachel Loeb, president & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation; Richard Mack, CEO, co-founder, Mack Real Estate Group; Mitchell L. Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning, director of Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University; Andrea Olshan, president and CEO, Seritage Growth Properties; Dino Paparelli, managing director, global head of Commercial Real Estate, Deutsche Bank; Lisa Pendergast, executive director, CREFC; Jonathan Pollack, global head, Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, Blackstone; Scott Rechler ’90, chairman & chief executive officer, RXR Realty; Craig Robinson, chief growth officer, Industrious; Stephen M. Ross, chairman and founder, Related Companies; Jason Rozes, partner, Dechert LLP; Michael J. Ruder, special counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; William C. Rudin, CEO and co-chairman, Rudin Management Company, Inc.; James H. Simmons III, CEO & founding partner, Asland Capital Partners; Brian Ward, chief executive officer, Trimont Real Estate Advisors; Miriam Wheeler, partner, managing director, and co-head of Real Estate Financing Group, Goldman Sachs & Co.; and Sang Yu, partner, Apollo Global Management.

The Conference will also feature Larry A. Silverstein ’52, chairman, Silverstein Properties, who will deliver a special address during the Conference.

Roundtable discussions include the Young Women’s Leadership Roundtable, Pride Roundtable, and Alumni Roundtable.

See the full conference agenda here. For information regarding affiliation discounts and general conference questions, please email or call 212 992 8347.


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The executive order issued by the mayor regarding vaccination requirements in New York City states that all customers and employees are required to be vaccinated for all indoor dining at restaurants, bars, catering/event facilities and any other indoor sit-down dining options.
All conference speakers, attendees, faculty, and employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and upload proof of their vaccination in advance.  All attendees will receive an email from the NYU Veoci system with instructions on uploading their vaccination details.  Masks will be required to be worn throughout the event.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals. More than 50 years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to more than 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, diploma, and career advancement programs each year.

An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Celebrating 87 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education

For 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 39,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS visit:

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