Israel Real Estate Summit 2019

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • TEL AVIV - YAFO

About

DLA Piper's 7th Israel Real Estate Summit is a half day event that will bring together major Israeli institutions active in the global real estate markets, leading real estate professionals from around the world and DLA Piper partners from the profiled regions. The Summit will provide an opportunity for insightful discussion on the key trends and issues driving change, creating opportunities for growth, challenging market participants and shaping the future of real estate in Israel and around the world.

The Summit harnesses the extensive experience of our distinguished panellists and DLA Piper’s many years of experience working across all aspects of the real estate sector, on behalf of Israeli and other global real estate investors, to deliver this important event.

 

Registration for this event is now closed.

However should you wish to be wait listed please email deborah.kandel@us.dlapiper.com.

Please note that only registered guests will be able to attend this event and unfortunately there will be no new registrations on the day.

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Sam Zell

Sam Zell

Chairman

Equity Group Investments

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Sam Zell is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. The firm's investments span industries and continents and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, health care and real estate. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today's public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.

He is also Founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. Mr. Zell has been particularly active in bringing Equity International's companies to the public markets.

Three of these investments are listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Gafisa, a leading homebuilder in Brazil; Xinyuan, a fast-growing regional homebuilder in China; and Homex, Mexico's leading homebuilder. A fourth, BR Malls, Brazil's largest retail property owner and operator, is listed on the Bovespa.

2019 Schedule

08:00
Registration and Networking Breakfast
09:00
Welcome and Introduction
Simon Levine and Jeremy Lustman
Speakers
Simon Levine

Simon Levine

Global Co-CEO

DLA Piper

Jeremy Lustman

Jeremy Lustman

Partner, Head of Israel Country Group

DLA Piper

09:20
Geopolitical Dynamics and Their Effect on Overseas Investment Activity
Eli Groner
Speakers
Eli Groner

Eli Groner

Managing Director

Koch Disruptive Technologies

10:00
PANEL 1: Core Real Estate Investing - A Round-up of Market Sentiment in 2019
Moderator: Jonathan Landau
Richard Coles, Rasheed Hassan, Louise Kavanagh and Ilan Rubinstein

2018 was a year of record investment levels around the world.  Our opening panel will explore what drove the high levels of activity last year and what they see over the horizon for the coming year, including capital flows in and out of the US, Asia, Europe and Israel at a time when investment returns for traditional, core real estate are under intense pressure.

Moderator
Jonathan  Landau

Jonathan Landau

Chief Executive Officer

Fortis Property Group

Speakers
Richard Coles

Richard Coles

Founder & Managing Partner

Vanbarton Group

Rasheed Hassan

Rasheed Hassan

Head of Global Cross Border Investment

Savills

Louise Kavanagh

Louise Kavanagh

Managing Director

Nuveen Real Estate

Ilan Rubinstein

Ilan Rubinstein

Founder and Chairman

Ruby Capital

10:45
DLA Piper's Global Real Estate Annual State of the Market Survey
Jay Epstien
Speakers
Jay Epstien

Jay Epstien

Partner, Co-Chair of Global Real Estate Practice

DLA Piper

11:05
Coffee Break
11:20
Current Trends in US Real Estate
Jay Zwiebel
Speakers
Jay Zwiebel

Jay Zwiebel

Executive Managing Director

Harbor Group International

11:40
PANEL 2: Emerging Trends – Navigating Change Globally
Moderator: Fabian Mühlen
Ben Barbanel, Massimiliano Bertolino, Paul Crosbie and Nina Kampler

With the search for yield and income, the real estate industry is being forced out of its historic comfort zone. Some are moving into niche or alternative areas, such as student accommodation which requires more operational expertise, others are considering development or value add to reach their required rates of return.  Combined with the threat of trade wars, the continuing uncertainty surrounding BREXIT and overall geopolitical risk, our panel of experienced investors from around the world will discuss how they are navigating the many challenges confronting commercial real estate in 2019.

Moderator
Fabian Mühlen

Fabian Mühlen

Partner, Joint Head of German Real Estate

DLA Piper

Speakers
Ben Barbanel

Ben Barbanel

Head of Debt Finance

OakNorth

Massimiliano Bertolino

Massimiliano Bertolino

CEO and Partner

Frontis NPL

Paul Crosbie

Paul Crosbie

Fund Manager

M&G Real Estate

Nina Kampler

Nina Kampler

Founder and President

Kampler Advisory Group

12:25
Understanding We
Michael Eisenberg
Speakers
Michael Eisenberg

Michael Eisenberg

Founder and Partner

Aleph

12:45
PANEL 3: PropTech 2019 – A Shift from Millennial Disruption to Investment Mainstream?
Moderator: Paul Jayson
Eran Baram, Doron Cohen, Jonathan Goldberg and Jonathan Ross

As the pace of innovation increases in an effort to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, the PropTech industry comes of age and is developing new applications on a daily basis.   These applications bring opportunities and challenges to the traditional ways of doing business in the CRE industry.  At the same time, the meteoric growth of co-working spaces is changing many of the assumptions relating to the office sector and more.   The panel of experts will explore the intersection between technology, innovation and investment in commercial real estate.  

Moderator
Paul Jayson

Paul Jayson

Partner, Real Estate

DLA Piper

Speakers
Eran Baram

Eran Baram

Chief Operating Officer

Cloudscraper Exchange

Doron Cohen

Doron Cohen

CEO

Covercy

Jonathan Goldberg

Jonathan Goldberg

Chief Operating Officer

Knotel

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

Head of International Real Estate

Migdal Insurance Company

13:30
Closing Remarks followed by Lunch
Naomi Maryles
Speakers
Naomi  Maryles

Naomi Maryles

Director of Israel Business Development

DLA Piper