RECM Conference 2022

2021 RECM Conference Summary

Over the last decade, our half-day program has become a “must attend” event among industry leaders in the public REIT and private markets spaces, and draws a sophisticated audience of real estate fund managers, REIT executives, real estate investors and investment bankers. As a result of the current environment, we hosted the 14th annual RECM Conference virtually in January 2021 and focused on the current state of the commercial real estate debt markets, global capital flows, the hotel sector and potential recovery paths, and impact investing. 

View the session recordings from the 2021 RECM Conference.

Read the 2021 Real Estate Capital Markets Conference Recap.

Goodwin Insights

Envisioning the New Normal: Real Estate + Technology
Goodwin’s multi-part series examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on select real estate sectors and the considerations around how technologies will shape the future operations and accelerate means to reentry of physical space.

Envisioning the New Normal: Real Estate + Life Sciences
Goodwin's multi-part series that will examine a variety of considerations at the intersection of real estate and life sciences, a sector that we’ve dubbed “PropSci.”

BIM Technology — Driving Change In The Real Estate Sector
As technology continues to disrupt the real estate industry and efforts continue to digitise real estate assets, the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology is increasing in the global construction industry.

The Past, Present And Future Of The Non-Traded NAV REIT Structure
While the basic NAV REIT structure has not changed significantly since it was first developed, there is currently some variation in product design in the space, and there is room for more variation and improvement. This alert looks briefly at the history of NAV REITs, some of the features of NAV REITs currently in the market, and potential new features to improve upon the structure that may be implemented in the future, particularly with respect to the liquidity feature that is central to its appeal to a wide range of investors.

Smart Cities — The Opportunities And Risks
As the world’s population grows and increased migration to cities continues, there is a significant global movement towards developing “smart cities” — cities that are increasingly interconnected and technology-dependent.

Resources from Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School Executive Education — Real Estate Investing

Live Online: April 9 – May 14, 2021 (Six consecutive Fridays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET)


With financing attributes beneficial to institutional investors, fund managers and entrepreneurs alike, real estate has become an avenue to wealth building and a source of portfolio diversification for a wide range of investment entities.

  • The live online Real Estate Investing course is designed for business professionals on the periphery of real estate, such as investors who touch but don’t specialize in real estate, mortgage lenders, private wealth advisors, members of family business, chief investment officers who do not have a background in real estate but need to acquire or enhance their understanding of the sector, or simply as a refresher opportunity for those who may be seeking one.
  • Taught by Columbia Business School’s top real estate faculty, from the School’s esteemed Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, the program provides participants with a deep understanding of real estate valuation and investments — sharpening their acumen of real estate principles, teaching them how to mitigate risk in real estate investing, and strengthening their strategic decision-making capabilities in the field.
  • While touching on residential housing, the six-session program primarily focuses on the acquisition and management of income-producing commercial properties. For a complete program schedule, download the agenda. For questions contact: Alberto Cruz.

RECM conference attendees are eligible for a 15% discount by mentioning RECM upon registration.
Columbia Alumnus are eligible for a 25% tuition benefit that you can use and share with up to four colleagues. You may also use remaining bidding points as tuition dollars.
Preferred pricing is available for groups of two or more. To inquire, email Alberto Cruz.

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

CBS 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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CBS Real Estate Circle
The Columbia Business School Real Estate Circle is an exclusive alumni-only group that provides unique networking and educational events for its members. Members of the Circle are at various levels in their careers and are making their mark in all segments of the real estate industry.

Explore Columbia Business School’s Ideas at Work as well as recent thought leadership presented by faculty and business leaders from the Columbia community.

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.