RECM Conference 2020

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

Columbia Business School Employment Statistics

View information about MBA Real Estate Hiring at Columbia Business School.
Columbia Business School Employment Statistics

Columbia Business School Real Estate Alumni Community

Find other CBS alums in your region and your area of the industry, and stay informed about real estate events, job postings, and important opportunities.

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Columbia Business School's Ideas at Work

Explore Columbia Business School’s Ideas at Work resources.
Columbia Business School's Ideas at Work

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.
Columbia Business School Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry Practice

REI Brochure Across the global real estate industry, the road to profitability for real estate companies and investors presents risks and challenges. Goodwin’s renowned real estate practice combines worldwide experience and practical insight so you can focus on making the most of every opportunity.
Real Estate Industry

Goodwin's Real Estate Investment Funds Practice

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.
Real Estate Investment Funds Practice

Goodwin's REITs Practice

REITS Maximizing real estate investment; that is what Goodwin’s REITs clients have come to expect. From the dawn of the REIT industry, when our lawyers helped draft the Real Estate Investment Trust Act of 1960, through the firm’s pioneering work on the creation of the first public UPREIT structure in 1992, Goodwin has been consistently recognized as one of the leading law firms serving public and private REITs.
REITs Practice

Goodwin's Real Estate Joint Ventures Practice

Real Estate Joint Ventures

As real estate transactions grow increasingly complex, clients require legal sophistication and broad industry knowledge to ensure long term success. Our joint ventures practice provides clients with a comprehensive understanding of the issues that arise during the life cycle of a joint venture, ranging from formation concerns to exit rights. We are highly skilled in bringing together parties with dynamic strengths and similar goals in both the United States and Europe.

Goodwin's Real Estate Joint Ventures Practice

Goodwin's Real Estate Finance Practice

Real Estate Finance

Whether you are refinancing existing office, hotel or multifamily assets, acquiring assets, financing development or seeking a credit line for a new investment vehicle, you need to make sure that you have a team of experienced finance lawyers behind you that have lived through multiple cycles and are well versed in the market. Understanding the complexities involved in both existing and proposed capital structures and the varying motivations of stakeholders is critical to staying ahead of the competition.

Goodwin's Real Estate Finance Practice

Goodwin’s Real Estate PropTech Practice

Proptech

PropTech has been a continuously evolving sector of the industry for over two decades, and is transforming the way we do business globally. The realization of technology’s profound impact on real estate breeds innovative ideas and opportunities that will continue to shape the future of PropTech. Goodwin’s network runs deep, and through our strong relationships in the Real Estate and Tech space, from London to Frankfurt, across the United States and in Hong Kong, we can help make the right connections – not just to connect the dots but to help make decisions that prepare your business for what may come.

Goodwin's PropTech Practice