THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON – 600 Atlantic Avenue
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8:30- Registration Open
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston requires a valid, state or federally issued photo ID to enter.
8:30-9:30- The Keller Augusta Partners Networking Breakfast
Arrive early at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and join us for the Keller Augusta Partners Networking Breakfast. Join, friends and colleagues for a continental breakfast at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
9:30-9:45- Welcome Remarks
9:45-10:40-Innovations in Real Estate Product Design and Delivery:::Sponsored by A&B Properties, Inc.
Chris Gordon – MIT Center For Real Estate
David Provost – Senior Vice President, Boston Properties Susi Yu - Senior Vice President, Forest City
What new technologies, construction methods and innovative concepts are shaping the future of real estate development and construction both within the US and globally? How has the global availability of fabricators and the ever present demand to improve construction schedules led to new ways of thinking? Join Chris Gordon, of the MIT Center For Real Estate and former COO of the multi-billion dollar Allston Campus development at Harvard, as he moderates a panel that will explore new thinking around office concepts, construction technology and practice.
10:45-11:45- International Capital is Changing the U.S. Investment Landscape
Steven Williams – Executive Managing Director, Real Capital Analytics (RCA)
David Drubner – Execuitve Director, Baupost
Matt Bronfman – CEO, Jamestown Properties
Dave Greaney – CEO, Synergy Investments
Despite the devastating economic events of the past few years, landmark and trophy assets are being purchased at surprising prices by international investors. What is driving this interest in U.S. commercial real estate and what does it mean for the domestic investor? Is this trend a short term flight to safety or a long term force that will distort asset prices for years to come? What markets and product types are preferred bu international equity and why? Learn more about this potentially market changing force from a panel of investors actively placing international capital across U.S. markets and product types.
11:45-1:00- Networking Lunch at the Boston Federal Reserve:::Sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP
Network with friends and colleagues at the Saul Ewing luncheon or attend our optional lunch program, the MIT Solutions Series.
12:15-12:50- MIT Solutions Series: Energy Costs and the Future of Cities
During lunch, attendees are invited to the annual MIT Solutions Series. Solutions Series presentations highlight important research being conducted by faculty of the MIT Center for Real Estate. This year, Professor William Wheaton will share his research on the impact of energy costs on the growth and development of cities.
1:00-1:55- Legal Lightning Round: 3 Critical Legal Decisions in Real Estate:::Sponsored by Ropes & Gray
Tod McGrath – MIT Center for Real Estate
Peter Alpert – Ropes and Gray
Hamilton Hackney – Greenberg Traurig
Bill Forbush – DLA Piper
Marianne Ajemian – Nutter McClennen
Barbara Trachtenberg – DLA Piper
Marc Lazar – Ropes and Gray
Join some of today’s foremost legal experts and practitioners in a fast paced discussion of three of the most potentially influential, real estate related, legal decisions being considered by U.S. courts. This moderated discussion will offer a brief overview of important, real estate cases on the horizon and how they could change the rules of development and investment in the future.
2:00-2:55- The New Global Investor
Dr. Jacques Gordon – Global Strategist, LaSalle Investment Management
Qian Wang – CEO, Bosun Development, Shanghai
Sameer Nayar – Former MD Credit Suisse Asia, CEO Cap City, Delhi
Emre Camlibel – CEO, Soyak Holdings, Istanbul
Peter Lewis – Towers Watson, Advisory
As the global financial system struggles to stabilize, the lines between developing market and developed market continue to blur. Learn about some of the most important forces impacting today’s global investor and what the experts expect for the future of global investing.
3:00- 4:30- The 2012 CASE Finals
Join industry leading judges in evaluating three of the final submission for The CASE, The annual real estate case competition founded and hosted by the Alumni Association of the MIT Center for Real Estate. Three finalist teams from a pool of over 27 graduate student teams from around the world will make 15 minute presentation about an acquisition opportunity within the United States followed by a 10 minute question and answer session with leaders in the real estate industry. For more information about The CASE, log on to www.mitcrealumni.org/thecase.
4:30-5:00- From Deal Maker to Chief Executive
The Forum will end with a 30-minute, moderated discussion with Bryce Blair (Chairman, and former CEO, of Avalon Bay) and Ben Butcher (CEO, President and Chairman of STAG Industrial, Inc) on the challenges of transitioning from working on deals to leading major publicly-traded real estate firms. Learn what CEOs spend most of their time doing (and worrying about) and what leadership challenges arise when great private real estate development and investment firms go public.
5:00-6:30- The Forum Cocktail Reception
Finish the day networking with panelists, CASE Judges and friends at the Forum Cocktail Reception. Drinks and passed appetizers will be served. The winning team of The CASE will be announced during this event.