Real Estate Capital Markets Conference

2019 RECM Conference Summary

Amidst a time of political uncertainty, yet capping a year with markets still on the rise, Goodwin and Columbia Business School held their 12th annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference in January 2019, with over 450 attendees. “The driving theme for a positive market is confidence,” said Tom Flexner, Vice Chairman of ICG and Global Head of Real Estate for Citigroup. Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, and Co-Director, Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School, opened the first session of the conference in a conversation with Flexner, analyzing the current state of the real estate capital markets.

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What’s Happening in the PropTech Space?

In this brief video from the recent Real Estate Capital Markets Conference, experts discuss trends in PropTech, including the current state and predictions for where the space is headed. Zach Aarons, Co-Founder and Partner of MetaProp explains, “The beauty of PropTech is innovation is happening very quickly, but we’re still in the early days of it. No one who has yet to engage in 2019 should feel like they missed out.” Other experts from Brookfield, CREtech, Real Estate Technology Ventures (RETV) and Vornado Realty Trust also share their view on PropTech in the video.

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2019 PropTech Predictions

Over the course of this year’s RECM Conference, speakers made a range of predictions about the intersection of technology and the real estate market in 2019. Click below to see a handful of their perspectives.

2019 PropTech Predictions PDF

Predictions for Real Estate Capital Markets in 2018

Over the course of Goodwin’s 2018 Real Estate Capital Markets Conference, speakers were asked to make predictions about the direction of the industry.

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2018 RECM Conference Summary

“Where are we in the cycle?” It’s a question that investors across a range of asset classes repeated over and over again in 2017, but those who raise and deploy capital in the commercial real estate industry arguably had the most pressing reasons for asking it. As Goodwin and Columbia Business School held their 11th Annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference in January 2018, the more than 500 participants had just left behind a year that saw transaction volumes decline and REITs significantly underperform for a second straight year.

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Goodwin Insights: Trends in Public REIT M&A

The last seven years have witnessed over $165 billion in M&A transactions involving public REITs. 15 public REITs were taken private in buyout transactions, while 39 REITs were acquired by other public REITs in strategic transactions.

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Goodwin Insights: Assessing the Impact of Real Estate Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “TCJA”). The TCJA is the most far-reaching tax legislation to be passed in over 30 years. 
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Real Estate Capital Markets Conference: Mid-Year Update

With plans officially underway for the next Real Estate Capital Markets Conference in January 2018, we thought it an opportune time to revisit some of the predictions shared at the latest conference at the start of 2017.
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2017 RECM Conference Summary

When Goodwin and Columbia Business School teamed up to host our first Real Estate Capital Markets Conference 10 years ago, few realized how challenging market conditions were about to become. The global financial crisis that plunged the U.S. economy into recession in late 2008 put acute downward pressure on real estate asset prices and chilled investment across the industry. Read the 2017 Conference Summary here.

2017 RECM Conference Speaker Predictions

Over the course of the event, speakers were asked to make predictions about select real estate markets in 2017. Click below to read a handful of their perspectives.

RECM Predictions

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Columbia Business School Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

The mission of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School is to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of real estate as it relates to the global market for real estate finance and investment.
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RE Investment Funds Distinct within the industry, Goodwin’s vertically integrated approach to managing capital in real estate allows us to serve our clients in an innovative, expert and efficient manner.
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