30th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference

On the Horizon: Clearing Skies or a Brewing Storm?

The conference starts on Thursday with Bill Ferguson of Ferguson Partners speaking about "A Game Changer: The Skill Set in Demand Following the Financial Meltdown."

Thursday evening, Joseph Azrack of Apollo Global Management will give the conference keynote address, "Observations on Today's Property Markets and Investment Management."

Friday starts with Cornell professor Robert Frank's assessment of "The Myth of Difficult Economic Choices."

In a View from the Top, a panel of top real estate industry CEOs explores insights about lessons learned, how their companies have changed over time, successes and failures, and how they continue to identify and take advantage of opportunities as global economies recover from recession or stave off a relapse.

A second panel, Evolution and Revolution in the Workplace, analyzes how companies are leveraging changes in workforce demographics, work styles, technologies, and the workplace itself to achieve competitive advantage, and thereby to change the demand for, and the attributes of commercial real estate. 

During lunch, Frank Sullivan of Clarion Partners will provide a view of the capital markets.

Finally, real estate investment experts discuss current initiatives to transform the massive overhang in the single family housing inventories into an important new income property asset class for institutional investors, in our final panel, "REO-to-Rent: Emergence of a New Real Estate Investment Sector?"

On Friday night at 8:30 p.m., you are invited to join members of the Cornell Associate Real Estate Council (a graduate school student organization) at the beautiful Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art for an evening of cocktails and music with fellow real estate professionals, students, and alumni. Admission is free for Cornell Real Estate Conference attendees.

Check the conference webpage for updates on our speaker line-up and other information about the conference.

There is still time to register for the conference, so register today!