The 8th Annual Global Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum is the leading investor-centric event for LPs investing in private markets.
The forum brings together investors, funds, and advisers for a two-day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and real estate investment opportunities in the US and around the world.
The investor-focused event provides a due diligence forum for US and international pension funds, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on real estate opportunities.
Mark Teixeira, Partner, Urban Creek Partners
Mark Teixeira is a former Major League Baseball player, spending fourteen seasons with the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, LA Angels, and New York Yankees. Mark was a three time All-Star, won five Gold Glove Awards, and three Silver Sluggers. In 2009, Mark finished second in the AL MVP voting and helped lead the New York Yankees to the World Series title. In 2016 Mark founded Urban Creek Partners, a real estate development company based in Atlanta, GA and also works as a baseball analyst for ESPN. Mark is on the board of directors at DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), The Greenwich International Film Festival, the Alexander Tharpe Fund at Georgia Tech and is a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation where he attended college. Mark lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife Leigh and three children.
Dean Adler, Chief Executive Officer, Lubert-Adler Partners
Mr. Adler is CEO and Co-Founder of Lubert-Adler Partners, L.P., a real estate equity firm with over $6.5 billion in equity and $16 billion of assets under management. Dean is Head of the Investment Committee, and is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the team. Lubert-Adler invests on behalf of, among others, 30 major university endowments, state pension funds, and major foundations. It is headquartered in Philadelphia, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Dean has served on numerous community boards and has served on the City of Philadelphia's Economic Development Summit.
Robert Morse, Chairman, Bridge Investment Group
Mr. Morse brings 30 years of experience in commercial and investment banking and private equity fund management. Since the inception of Bridge Investment Group, Mr. Morse has been integrally involved in the formation, management, strategy and capitalization of the group. Mr. Morse is a 1977 graduate of Yale College, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and a 1981 graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Law School. Mr. Morse serves on a variety of charitable organization boards, including the Yale President’s Council on International Activities, The Nature Conservancy Asian Council, the Asia Society and the Whitney Museum Directors’ Council.
Rahul Idnani, Managing Director, Global Chief Operating Officer and U.S. Head of Portfolio Management, Nuveen Real Estate
Mr. Idnani is the Global COO and U.S. Head of Portfolio Management of Nuveen Real Estate. In the Americas, Rahul manages a $92 billion real estate portfolio across all property types and risk styles for global institutional and retail clients. He also leads strategy and corporate development activities for the platform globally. Prior to his current role, Rahul held senior positions within TIAA’s asset management platform leading the acquisition of Nuveen Investments and expansion of the real assets platform, including farmland, timber and infrastructure. Rahul previously held leadership roles at ING Group, where he supported the restructuring efforts and ultimate IPO of Voya Financial.
Michael Levy, Chief Executive Officer, Crow Holdings
Mr. Levy is the Chief Executive Officer of Crow Holdings where he is responsible for leading and overseeing the Company’s overall business activities including strategy, investments, and organizational resources. Joining in 2016 from Morgan Stanley where he was Chief Operating Officer for the Investment Management Division and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Michael had a longstanding career in real estate finance and investment management. Michael is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, a ULI Foundation Governor and on the Advisory Board at the Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies. He earned his B.S. degree at NYU’s Stern School of Business and his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School.
Kirk Sims Director, Head of Emerging Manager Program Teachers Retirement System of Texas
Kamil Homsi Founder and Chief Executive Officer GRC Investments Group
Jeff Giller Head of Real Estate StepStone Group Real Estate
Peggy Flynn Pension and Post-Retirement Investment Manager American Water
Margaret McKnight Partner StepStone Group
Eric Newman Treasury Manager City of Stamford
Leslie Greis Chief Investment Officer Perennial Capital Advisors
Alex Cabe Senior Investment Consultant USI Consulting
John Callen Chief Investment Officer WoodHill Asset Management
John Baczewski President Real Estate Fiduciary Services
Mary D'Souza Managing Director Sixiang Holding
Brandon Laughren Chief Investment Officer The Laughren Group
Ira Perlmuter Founder, Head of Family Office T5 Equity Partners
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Investing in US Real Estate
At first glance, the US Real Estate investment outlook for the next 12 months seemed to be straightforward. Growth was weak but steady until COVID-19 hit.
Outlook for Multifamily
Are residential real estate investors more concerned about the effects of COVID-19, economic cycle, or the residential supply/demand mismatch and why?
Opportunity Zones & the Impact of Tax Reform on Real Estate Strategies
With the passage of tax reform by Congress, many of the changes to the Internal Revenue Code that impact real estate funds and their investors will now go into effect. How has the new tax reform legislation affected strategies for both real estate fund managers and investors?
Allocating to Industrial Real Estate
This panel examines how the current changes in retail creating new opportunities for industrial real estate including warehouse and distribution investments to facilitate the shift to online purchases after COVID-19. Learn how industrial and logistics investors are sourcing investments in geographies that have become bottlenecks for global distribution and more.
Opportunities in Energy and Infrastructure Investing
A high level overview on the investment landscape in energy, what does it look like moving forward and where is the smart money flowing? The nature of the energy sector is facing accelerating rates of change. How do investors view the outlook for investing in infrastructure moving forward?
Navigating Today’s Debt Markets
Although bond markets have come under stress in recent months with investors selling bonds to raise cash, the Federal Reserve has issued programs to help. We will dive in to what deals are or aren’t getting financed across property types and geographies and analyzing how investors are exploring their options in terms of investing alongside the Fed through new TALF funds.
Value-Added and Opportunistic Investing in Today’s Market
Distressed real estate markets have investors eager for the right time to take full advantage of this corona virus pandemic and buy at record breaking lows. This panel examines the benefits and the drawbacks of value-added and opportunistic investing in today's markets. With the effects of COVID-19, deal volume is lower across all markets, when will we see the shift?
Fundamental Factors in GP Selection
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, fundraising priorities have changed across the industry with LP's sitting back for now with high levels of uncertainty. This panel will discuss how investors are sourcing and screening managers for real estate allocation during a global pandemic.