RECM Conference 2021

Past Speakers


Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Blackstone

Owen D. Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Boston Properties 

Kenneth F. Bernstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Acadia Realty Trust

Martin E. "Hap" Stein, Jr., CEO and Chairman, Regency Centers

Tom Flexner, Vice Chairman of ICG and Global Head of Real Estate, Citigroup

Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and Founder, Related Companies

Roy H. March, Chief Executive Officer, Eastdil Secured

Erskine B. Bowles, Former Co-Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010); President Emeritus, University of North Carolina; Former White House Chief of Staff

Austan Goolsbee, Former Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and Chief Economist for Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Jonathan D. Gray, Global Head of Real Estate, Blackstone

Andrew J. Jonas, Co-Head, Real Estate Department, Goldman Sachs

Rick Mishkin, Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions Columbia University, Graduate School of Business

Dr. Carmen Reinhart, Co-Author, This Time is Different, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. Alice Rivlin, Former Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Christina Romer, Former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama (2009-2010) and Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics, Yale University, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management

Mark M. Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics


Dr. Robin E. Bell ’89, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Nicholas Bienstock ’96, Savanna
Jackie Brady, PGIM Real Estate
Keith M. Breslauer, Patron Capital Advisers LLP
Miriam Gottfried, The Wall Street Journal
Marc Ricks, Sidewalk Labs
Zach Aarons ’13, MetaProp
Trish Barrigan, Benson Elliot Capital Management
Ted Bigman, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Ann Cole, J.P. Morgan Investment Management
Robert Entin, Vornado Realty Trust
Alok Guar, LaSalle Investment Management
John Helm, Real Estate Technology Ventures (RETV)
Merritt Hummer, Bain Capital Ventures
Christopher J. Mayer, Columbia Business School
Jim Sullivan '89, Green Street Advisors
Kent Tarrach, Brookfield Properties
Ivo de Wit ’17, Global Alpha Fund
Camille J. Douglas, LeFrak Organization
Ronald Kravit, Cerberus Capital Management
Avi Lewitts, The Scion Group
Christopher Mayer, Columbia Business School
Wendy Silverstein, New York REIT
Bill Thompson, Capital Advisory Group, Greenhill & Co., LLC
Jeff Wilson, Kasita
Yulia Yaani, RealAtom
Dan Alpert, Westwood Capital
Russell Appel, The Praedium Group
Gentry Ashmore Hoit ’90, Park Madison Partners
Joseph F. Azrack, Apollo Global Management
Jeffrey Barclay, ING Clarion Partners
Steven Baum, Five Mile Capital Partners, LLC
Michael Bilerman, Managing Director, Citi Research
Gunnar Branson, President & CEO, NAREIM
Cia Buckley Marakovits ’93, Dune Real Estate Partners
Steven Buller, Fidelity Investments
Dr. Sam Chandan, Chandan Economics
Henry Cisneros, CityView
Ric Clark, Brookfield Properties Corporation
Jeffrey D. DeBoer, The Real Estate Roundtable
Joanne Douvas, Clerestory Capital Partners
Mary Ellen Egbert, JP Morgan Chase
Melissa Farrell, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
Tom Flexner, Citigroup
Adam Gallistel '04, Region Head of Americas, GIC Real Estate
MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest City Ratner Companies
Pat Goldstein, Emigrant Realty Finance
Marc Halle, Prudential Real Estate Investors
Brian Harris, Ladder Capital
David Hodes, Hodes Weill & Associates
Jeff Horowitz, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Mark Howard-Johnson, BlackRock
Sonny Kalsi, GreenOak Real Estate
John Kessler, Empire State Realty Trust
John Klopp, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing
Dr. Quincy Krosby, Prudential Annuities
Leanne Lachman, The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Columbia Business School
Nancy Lashine '81, Managing Partner and Founder, Park Madison Partners
Craig Leupold, Green Street Advisors, Inc.
Alan M. Leventhal, Beacon Capital Partners
Youguo Liang, Prudential Real Estate Investors
Doug Linde, Boston Properties
Jonathan Litt, Land and Buildings
Mary Ludgin, Heitman
Matthew Lustig, Lazard Feres & Co.
Catherine Marcus, Global Chief Operating Officer, PGIM Real Estate
Arthur Margon, Rosen Consulting Group
Frank C. Marchisello, Jr., Tanger Outlet Centers
Andy McCulloch, Managing Director, Green Street Advisors
Lee Menifee, Prudential Real Estate Investors
Guy A. Metcalfe, Morgan Stanley
Dr. Glenn R. Mueller, Denver University
Devin Murphy, Morgan Stanley
Michael Nash, The Blackstone Group
Tom Nolan, Spirit Realty Capital
Dr. Brian Nottage, JPMorgan Asset Management
Ross T. Nussbaum, UBS
Leeny Oberg, Global Finance, Marriott International, Inc.
Kevin O’Shea, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Doug Poutasse, Bentall Kennedy
Joel Prakker, Macroeconomic Advisers
Lee Purcell, Greenhill & Co., LLC
Charles Purse, Park Hill Real Estate Group
Katy Rice ’86, W.P. Carey Inc.
Mitch Roschelle, PwC
Steve Sakwa, Merrill Lynch
Richard Saltzman, Colony Capital, Inc.
Schecky (P. Sheridan) Schechner, Barclays Capital
David M. Sherman '82, Co-Founder, President, and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Metropolitan
Wendy Silverstein, Vornado Realty Trust
Hilary Spann, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Adam J. Spies, Eastdil Secured
Jim Sullivan ’89, Green Street Advisors
Phillip Swagel, (former) U.S. Treasury Department
Susan Swanezy, Hodes Weill & Associates
Thomas W. Toomey, United Dominion Realty
Dr. Raymond G. Torto, CBRE
David Twardock, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
Tim Wang, Clarion Partners
Seth Weintrob, Morgan Stanley
Doug Weill, Hodes Weill & Associates
Steven Wechsler, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
Greg Wright, Bank of America Merrill Lynch