The 6th Annual East Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum is a local peer to peer educational meeting exclusively for the institutional and HNW wealth management community with a specific focus on allocations to real estate.
The program agenda has been developed through extensive local travel and feedback from the local markets including executive directors, chief investment officers, senior finance and investment staff, general counsels and trustees representing institutional & HNW wealth management asset owners including public and corporate pension plans, endowments, foundations, insurance portfolios, healthcare plans, investment consultants, family offices, HNW wealth managers and private banks.
In a closed door and intimate environment we provide a platform for peer to peer knowledge exchange for the institutional and HNW wealth management community with a specific focus on allocations to real estate. Our coverage is constantly updated to reflect the latest in core, value add, real estate debt, industrial and hospitality investments spanning building initial allocations to managing multi-billion dollar portfolios.
Mark Van Zandt, Managing Partner, BentallGreenOak
Mark Van Zandt is a Managing Partner of BentallGreenOak (“BGO”), based in New York, and is the portfolio manager of BGO’s value-add business in the United States. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting investment strategy of BGO’s U.S. value-add fund series and overseeing its successful implementation. Mark joined GreenOak, the predecessor to BGO, at its founding in 2010 and was previously responsible for the firm’s investment activities in the eastern United States. Mark has 17 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to GreenOak, Mark was a Vice President of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing based in New York, São Paulo and Chicago. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mark worked in the real estate group of LaSalle Bank. Mark received a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Professionals of Real Estate Forum, and serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of Hudson River Park.
Rahul Idnani, Managing Director, Global Chief Operating Officer and U.S. Head of Portfolio Management, Nuveen Real Estate
Rahul is responsible for leading global strategy and corporate development for Nuveen Real Estate. In the Americas, Rahul manages a $85 billion real estate portfolio across all property types and risk styles for global institutional and retail clients. As a member of the global executive leadership team, he leads corporate strategy, joint venture and M&A efforts, partnering with teams across sectors and regions to design and execute on strategic initiatives. Rahul oversees portfolio management and investment operations in the Americas as well as global investment performance. He is also a member of the investment committee and operating committee in the Americas.
Prior to his current role, Rahul held senior positions at TIAA Investments, where he played a key role in the acquisition and integration of Nuveen Investments, and the strategy and finance oversight of its real assets businesses, including real estate, agriculture, timber, infrastructure and alternative credit. Rahul previously held leadership roles at ING Group, where he helped lead Voya Financial’s IPO and turnaround strategy. He began his career in 2007, as an investment analyst at Credit Suisse Alternative Investments.
Rahul graduated with a B.S., magna cum laude, in Finance and Economics from New York University Stern School of Business. He is also a member of the International Honor Society for Business Programs, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Kevin Higgins Alternative Investment Portfolio Manager New Jersey Division of Investments
Dan Parker Deputy Chief Investment Officer Texas Tech University System Endowment
Sarah Schwarzschild Managing Director, Co-Head of Metropolitan Real Estate and Global Head of Secondaries The Carlyle Group
Todd Henderson Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate - Americas DWS
Andrew Jacobs Managing Director Metropolitan Real Estate
Salman Khan Chief Executive Officer and Managing Principal Stabilis Capital Management
Sebastian Janker Head of Chief Investment Office Germany Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Steve Skancke Chief Investment Strategist Keel Point Advisors
Mary D'Souza Managing Director Sixiang Holding
Jeffry Haber PHD, Senior Director of Finance The Common Wealth Fund
Peter Boockvar Chief Investment Officer Bleakly Advisory
Don Lennard Senior Consultant DeMarche Associates
Gary Arenson Trustee City of Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Pension Fund
Nathan Kane Director of Research Realterm
Alex Cabe Director of Investments, Investment Consultant USI Consulting
Robert Ivanhoe Real Estate Practice Chair Greenberg Traurig
Brian Bullard Shareholder, JV Polsinelli
Abe Schlissefeld Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Group Marks Paneth LLP
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2020 INSTITUTIONAL REAL ESTATE STRATEGY OVERVIEW
Comparing Real Estate opportunities to those of other alternatives
OUTLOOK FOR RESIDENTIAL
What opportunities exist now given the current demographic trends in the residential sector
REAL ESTATE DEBT STRATEGIES
Finding investment opportunities for capital-starved assets
VALUE ADD AND OPPORTUNISTIC INVESTING
Examining the role of value-add and opportunistic in today's market
ALLOCATING TO INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE
How are changes in retail creating new opportunities in industrial real estate
FUNDAMENTAL FACTORS IN GP SELECTION
Understanding how investors currently source and screen managers for real estate vehicles.