Global Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum New York, NY | April 4–5, 2017 Request Agenda

The Global Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum is the leading investor platform focused on international LP allocations to real estate funds and JV opportunities in the US. Over 100 LPs from across the globe including sovereign funds, pension funds, foundations, endowments, consultants and fund-of-funds will meet key market players to discuss some of the best opportunities available in the global market.


Todd Henderson, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate - Americas, DWS

Todd Henderson joined DWS in 2003 and is currently Head of Real Estate, Americas for DWS’ Real Estate platform based in New York where he leads all aspects of the real estate business in the Americas. As CEO of the Americas Real Estate business, he serves on the America’s Investment Committee, the Alternatives Global Investment Committee and the Alternatives Global Executive Committee.  In addition, he is a member of DWS’ Executive Committee in the Americas. He holds a BA in History from the University of North Texas and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Paul J. Massey Jr., President, New York Investment Sales - New York City 2017 Mayoral Candidate, Cushman & Wakefield

Mr.Massey is a 2017 Mayoral Candidate for New York City who built his business from the ground up in the neighborhoods of the City’s five boroughs. Mr. Massey co-founded Massey Knakal Realty Services in 1988. It quickly became one of the nation’s largest privately owned commercial property brokerage firms, and it’s been ranked New York’s #1 investment sales firm in volume for 14 consecutive years. It was sold to Cushman & Wakefield in 2014. Mr. Massey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Colgate University in 1982 and moved to New York City in the spring of 1983.

Elie Horn, Chairman, Cyrela Brazil Realty

Jeffrey A. Barclay, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Mr. Barclays is head of the Real Estate Investment Group (REIG), which is a part of the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group within the Investment Management Division. REIG invests both in direct commercial real estate and in fund managers on behalf of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Private Wealth Management clients. He has more than 30 years of real estate investing experience. Jeffrey joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Jeffrey was responsible for leading real estate investment activity for Clarion Partners, one of the largest US real estate investment management firms and, from 1998 through 2010, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ING Group. He served on the firm’s Executive Board, Operating Committee and led its Investment Committee. Jeffrey has served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) and chairman of the IOPC Gold Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a member of the board of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and a founding member of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council. He serves as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the Columbia Business School. Jeffrey earned a BS in Economics and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University.

David Sherman, Co-Founder, President & Co-Chief Investment Officer , Metropolitan Real Estate (U.S.)

David M. Sherman is a co-founder, CEO of Carlyle Real Estate Solutions, and the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Metropolitan Real Estate. Margaret Gipe McKnight and Mr. Sherman direct the investment policy and program across all Metropolitan Partnerships. Mr. Sherman has more than 25 years of real estate finance and analytical experience. In 2000, prior to co-founding Metropolitan, Mr. Sherman founded D. Sherman & Company, Inc., an advisory firm focused on strategic issues and transactions in the real estate securities industry. Previously, Mr. Sherman was the Managing Director of Salomon Smith Barney’s REIT research team, which covered more than 60 stocks and supported the firm’s $15 billion of REIT offering activity. The team received recognition from Institutional Investor Magazine in 1998 and 1999. Mr. Sherman also held other positions in real estate finance, investment banking, and strategic planning at Smith Barney, The Harlan Company, First Boston, and Paine Webber, including acting as the Chief Financial Officer of Paine Webber Properties, a family of real estate funds with more than $500 million in property investments. In addition, Mr. Sherman is the current Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Institute Committee. Previously, Mr. Sherman was an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Finance at Columbia Business School. Over the years, Mr. Sherman has published numerous articles in periodicals including American Banker, PREA Quarterly, Shopping Center Business, and National Real Estate Investor. Mr. Sherman was also a panelist for Institutional Limited Partners Association for its first member educational webcast on private equity real estate. Mr. Sherman currently serves as an independent director on the board of Brookfield Homes Corporation. Mr. Sherman received an A.B. in Mathematical Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School.

Tom Heneghan, Chief Executive Officer, Equity International (U.S.)

Tom Heneghan is chief executive officer of Equity International. He provides strategic direction and oversees all of the Company’s activities and investment portfolio.Prior to joining Equity International, Mr. Heneghan was chief executive officer of Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE:ELS), the leading owner/operator of high-quality manufactured housing resort communities in the United States and British Columbia.

Mr. Heneghan was previously chief financial officer at ELS.From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Heneghan was with Equity Group Investments (EGI), the privately held investment company founded and led by Sam Zell. At EGI, he held multiple executive-level positions at Zell-related companies including Great American Management and Investments, Inc., a publicly traded holding company with subsidiaries in agricultural chemicals and fertilizers, building products and other manufacturing; Capsure Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded insurance company; and Greenberg & Pociask, LLC, the in-house financial services provider to Zell-affiliated companies.Previously, Mr. Heneghan was a financial analyst with Nicor Gas, and he began his career as a staff accountant at Peat Marwick, now part of KPMG.

Mr. Heneghan is currently co-vice chairman of the ELS Board of Directors, and serves as a board member for three EI portfolio companies, Acosta Verde, The Redwood Group and SAMHI Hotels, as well as Home Partners of America (HPA) and Chai Trust. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council, and the board of advisors for the Global Real Estate Institute. He graduated with a BA in Accounting from Augustana College and is a certified public accountant.



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Key Discussion Topics

  • The Global Investor Perspective - Pension, Asset Managers & Sovereign Funds.
  • International Endowments & Foundations.
  • What's in US Real Estate for them?
  • Real Estate updates on The Americas.
  • International opportunities for US investors in the United States, Europe and other Emerging Markets.
  • Sector updates in US and Canada: Hospitality & Tourism, Housing & Residential, Commercial Properties, Shopping Malls & Retail, Natural Resources, Agribusiness and Real Assets.


Standard Registration 2,000 01/27/17
Standard Registration II 2,200 02/24/17
Pre Event Registration 2,400 03/31/17
Event Registration 2,600 04/05/17


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