The 5th Annual Midwest 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 non-salesy 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.
Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
Michael Frerichs is the only statewide-elected Constitutional Officer from downstate Illinois. Currently, Mike is serving his second-term as Illinois State Treasurer after building a hugely successful bipartisan re-election campaign. Prior to becoming State Treasurer, Mike served seven years in the Illinois Senate representing East Central Illinois. He was the first Democratic State Senator to represent the area since 1936. Before the Illinois Senate, Mike was elected twice to the Champaign County Board and then elected as Champaign County Auditor. Mike stands 6 feet, 8 inches, making him one of the tallest elected officials in Illinois’ history, four inches taller than Abraham Lincoln. Before entering public service, Mike graduated from Yale and then spent two years in Taiwan where he taught English and learned to speak Chinese. He returned to Champaign County and launched a technology business. He also served as a volunteer firefighter. Mike was born and raised in the small, downstate farming community of Gifford, Illinois. He is the middle child of three sons. His father was a truck driver and his mother a secretary at the University of Illinois. Mike and his daughter live in Champaign.
Angela Miller-May, Chief Investment Officer, Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
Ms. Miller-May serves as Chief Investment Officer for the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund. She focuses on providing strategic portfolio construction, excellent manager selection and rigorous due diligence and leadership in meeting CTPF’s investment goals. Ms. Miller-May joined the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund in 2010. Prior to serving as the CIO, she acted in several progressively responsible positions at CTPF, including Director of Investments, Portfolio Manager-Alternatives, and Investment Operations Analyst-Risk Management. In these roles, she was responsible for many aspects of investment management. Ms. Miller-May earned her M.B.A in Accounting from DePaul University and her B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University.
Angela Miller-May Chief Investment Officer Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund
Charles Burbridge Executive Director Chicago Teacher's Pension Fund
Andy Kiehl Deputy Chief Investment Officer Kentucky Retirement Systems
James Maloney Board Member Illinois Public Pension Fund Association
John Freihammer Portfolio Manager Chicago Teacher’s Pension Fund
Rob Kochis Principal The Townsend Group
Cosmin Lucaci Vice President Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth
Cliff Booth Chief Executive Officer Westmount Realty Capital
Jeffrey Johnson President of the Board Municipal Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago
Sarah Gal Vice President Callan
Joseph Glossberg Senior Partner Gofen & Glossberg
Jeremy Zirin Head of Real Assets Marquette Associates
John Nicolini Managing Director and Senior Consultant Verus
Jason Pomatto Managing Director bfinance US
Ted Willcocks Global Head of Asset Management Manulife Real Estate
Karim Ahamed Partner Cerity Partners
Don Sheridan Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Segal Marco Advisors
Salman Khan Chief Executive Officer and Managing Principal Stabilis Capital Management
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2020 INSTITUTIONAL REAL ESTATE STRATEGY OVERVIEW
Comparing Real Estate opportunities to those of other alternatives
OUTLOOK FOR RESIDENTIAL
What opportunities are there in the residential sector given today's market?
ALLOCATING TO INDUSTRIAL
How are investors sourcing investments in the industrial space?
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
FUNDAMENTAL FACTORS IN GP SELECTION
Understanding how investors currently source and screen managers for real estate vehicles