Watch our video recordings of interesting and thought-provoking panels and interviews from the 2017 Summit. The panel descriptions and speakers are summarized below.
Speakers' dinner with Ambassador Nick Burns
Real Estate in a Changing World
Rapid changes in user demands, technology, and consumer behavior are disrupting the market for real estate. The desire for amenities and 24-hour activity, resurgence of urban business headquarters, and deepening mix of diverse uses, along with shifts in transportation use, energy sources, and other technology are requiring industry adaptation. Our panel of world-class investors and developers discussed how these trends are affecting their decisions on deployment of capital and resources at the cutting edge, and what we should expect moving forward.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Head of International Real Estate
The Carlyle Group
The Howard Hughes Corporation
Evolving with the Times: Non-Traditional Realms for Real Estate
Our panel of entrepreneurs and investors addressed the intersections between traditional real estate and other sectors of the economy, and how the ever-changing market may drive investment in niches such as infrastructure, healthcare facilities, storage, senior housing, student housing, and other specialized areas of investment.
Co-Founder and CEO
Artemis Real Estate Partners
President and CEO
Chairman, Global Real Estate Group
Green Courte Partners
A New Political Order: Domestic and Global Business in the Trump Era
After a period of gridlock and prevailing federal inaction, President Trump and the Republican Congress are in control of the national government and federal policy. Will they cooperate to implement a GOP vision, or will factions within the party result in continuing gridlock? What are the anticipated shifts in regulatory and tax policy, and their impact? What are the likely next steps for the US in relation to traditional allies and adversaries? How will these trends impact the US business community and markets? Drawing on their experiences at the highest levels of both government and business, our panelists shared their perspectives on the political and commercial landscape.
Former US Secretary of Defense
Chairman and CEO
The Cohen Group
Former US Senate Majority Leader
Former US Secretary of Commerce
Founder and Chairman
PSP Capital Partners
Real Estate Innovation and Creativity: A Discussion of Placemaking
Placemaking – combining a mix of uses and built environments to create places where people want to live, work, shop, and play – is a driving force in the real estate industry. Our panel of thought leaders discussed how they have pursued placemaking, the key components of success, and the role of placemaking in the future of the market.
President and COO
Forest City Washington
President and CEO
Federal Realty Investment Trust
Current Finance Markets
Our leading lender and investor experts addressed current challenges, opportunities, and innovations in real estate finance, driven by factors such as risk retention rules, uncertainty about Dodd Frank, Brexit and changes in the EU, interest rates, global political uncertainty, and other trends in the market.
Head of Structured Real Estate Investments
Barings Real Estate Advisers
Global Head of Real Estate
Executive Vice President
Head of Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Banking