Israel Real Estate Summit 2018

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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About

DLA Piper's sixth 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.

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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.

Schedule

08:00 AM
REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST
09:00 AM
Welcome and introduction
Jeremy Lustman
Speakers
Jeremy Lustman

Jeremy Lustman

Partner, Head of Israel Country Group

DLA Piper

09:10 AM
DLA Piper State of the Market & A Peek at Disruption
Perspectives from the US
Jay Epstien
Speakers
Jay Epstien

Jay Epstien

Partner, Co-Chair of Global Real Estate Practice

DLA Piper

09:30 AM
PANEL 1: Disrupted
Changing investment assumptions and decisions in a rapidly changing real estate universe
Moderator: Paul Jayson
Linus Forsberg, Sarit Polevoy, Ely Razin and David Zisser

Rapid changes in user demands, technology, and consumer behaviour are disrupting the market for real estate. Economies are seeing a desire for amenities and 24-hour activity, changing use of both urban business headquarters and the growing popularity of inner city areas, despite the ability of remote working. Rigid zoning based upon outdated ideas of separation of work, home and play have given way to a desire to mix uses in the built environments to create places where people want to live, work, shop, and play.

Our panel of world-class investors and developers will discuss 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
Paul Jayson

Paul Jayson

Partner, Real Estate

DLA Piper

Speakers
Linus Forsberg

Linus Forsberg

Partner

Trinova Real Estate

Sarit Polevoy

Sarit Polevoy

Head of Real Estate Investments

Amitim

Ely Razin

Ely Razin

CEO

CrediFi

David Zisser

David Zisser

Founder

Omnam Investment Group

10:15 AM
Raising capital in Israel
Milk & honey or desert mirage?
Avi Rothner
Speakers
Avi Rothner

Avi Rothner

President & CEO

Altitude Health Investments, LTD & Altitude Health Services, Inc.

10:30 AM
PANEL 2: Taking another look at "alternative" asset classes
Moderator: Fabian Mühlen
Johann Dahan, Jaco Jansen, Marcus Lemli and Rainer Nonnengässer

Our panel of entrepreneurs and investors will address the intersections between traditional real estate and other sectors of the economy. We will be taking a look at how the rapidly changing use of property necessitates a fresh look at sectors which seem less affected by changes in how people shop, work and live.

At what point does it cease to be a real estate play and with this in mind how should investors view real estate as a separate asset class in a balanced portfolio?

Moderator
Fabian Mühlen

Fabian Mühlen

Partner, Joint Head of German Real Estate

DLA Piper

Speakers
Johann Dahan

Johann Dahan

Vice President, Global Transactions

Selina

Jaco Jansen

Jaco Jansen

CEO

Artisan REI

Marcus Lemli

Marcus Lemli

CEO

Savills Immobilien Beratungs- GmbH

Rainer Nonnengässer

Rainer Nonnengässer

CEO

MPC Micro Living Development GmbH

11:15 AM
COFFEE BREAK
11:45 AM
PANEL 3: Real Estate in the Age of Political and Market Upheaval
Trumpism and Brexit – what does the future look like?
Moderator: Rick Chesley
Jonathan G. Davis, Ronald Dickerman, Jonathan Ross and Ted Willcocks

Israeli based capital has consistently favoured US real estate for its relatively consistent and dependable returns and because of the familiarity and breadth of its markets. Will this endure? How will the US market be affected by current political and market shifts? Do the restructuring of Europe and the spectre of Brexit pose risk to investors or more opportunities for the brave?

Moderator
Rick Chesley

Rick Chesley

Global Co-Chair, Restructuring Practice Co-Managing Partner, Chicago Office

DLA Piper

Speakers
Jonathan G. Davis

Jonathan G. Davis

Founder & CEO

The Davis Companies

Ronald Dickerman

Ronald Dickerman

President & Founder

Madison International Realty

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

Head of International Real Estate

Migdal

Ted Willcocks

Ted Willcocks

Global Head of Asset Management

Manulife Real Estate

12:30 PM
Closing remarks
Paul Jayson
Speakers
Paul Jayson

Paul Jayson

Partner, Real Estate

DLA Piper

12:45 PM
CONCLUSION OF SUMMIT
1:00 PM
LUNCH AND NETWORKING

Venue

The Summit will take place at:

Royal Beach Hotel,
HaYarkon St 19,
Tel Aviv-Yafo,
Israel

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