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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.

    Moderator
    Cynthia Foster

    Cynthia Foster

    President, National Office Brokerage

    Colliers International

    Speakers
    Michael D. Fascitelli

    Michael D. Fascitelli

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner

    Imperial Companies 

    Adam S. Metz

    Adam S. Metz

    Head of International Real Estate

    The Carlyle Group 

    Owen D. Thomas

    Owen D. Thomas

    CEO

    Boston Properties

    David R. Weinreb

    David R. Weinreb

    CEO

    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.

    Moderator
    Jeffrey A. Barclay

    Jeffrey A. Barclay

    Managing Director

    Goldman Sachs

    Speakers
    Deborah L. Harmon

    Deborah L. Harmon

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Artemis Real Estate Partners

    John Z.  Kukral

    John Z. Kukral

    President and CEO

    Northwood Investors

    Lee S. Neibart

    Lee S. Neibart

    Chairman, Global Real Estate Group

    Ares Management

    Randall K. Rowe

    Randall K. Rowe

    Chairman

    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.

    Moderator
    Jeffrey D. DeBoer

    Jeffrey D. DeBoer

    President and CEO

    The Real Estate Roundtable

    Speakers
    Secretary William S. Cohen

    Secretary William S. Cohen

    Former US Secretary of Defense
    Chairman and CEO

    The Cohen Group 

    Senator George J. Mitchell

    Senator George J. Mitchell

    Former US Senate Majority Leader
    Chairman Emeritus

    DLA Piper 

    Secretary Penny S. Pritzker

    Secretary Penny S. Pritzker

    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.

    Moderator
    Mitchell N. Schear

    Mitchell N. Schear

    President

    Vornado/Charles E. Smith

    Speakers
    Jeff T. Blau

    Jeff T. Blau

    CEO

    Related Companies

    Shobi Z. Khan

    Shobi Z. Khan

    President and COO

    GGP Inc.

    Deborah Ratner Salzberg

    Deborah Ratner Salzberg

    President

    Forest City Washington

    Donald C. Wood

    Donald C. Wood

    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.

    Moderator
    Daniel B. Rubock

    Daniel B. Rubock

    Senior Vice President

    Moody's Investor Service

    Speakers
    Dean A. Dulchinos

    Dean A. Dulchinos

    Head of Structured Real Estate Investments

    Barings Real Estate Advisers

    Thomas M. Flexner

    Thomas M. Flexner

    Global Head of Real Estate

    Citigroup

    Mark L. Myers

    Mark L. Myers

    Executive Vice President
    Head of Commercial Real Estate

    Wells Fargo

    Sheridan "Schecky" Schechner

    Sheridan "Schecky" Schechner

    Managing Director
    Real Estate Investment Banking

    Barclays