2019 MSRED Conference

Fri, Sep 27    8am

Private Equity: Buy, Fund, Build, Sell

Join us for the Columbia University Real Estate Development Conference, where a forum of global industry leaders will discuss the wide-ranging real estate development activities of Private Equity: Buy, Fund, Build, Sell. Hear the strategies, challenges, and outlook on these high-alpha players! The conference is sponsored by the Columbia GSAPP MSRED Program and the Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE).

Platinum Sponsorship provided by Brookfield Properties.

Gold Level Sponsorship provided by Savanna Fund.

Silver Level Sponsorship provided by Cycamore Capital.

Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.


Lunch Keynote
Jeff Blau, Partner and CEO, The Related Companies

Fireside Chat
Sonny Kalsi, President, BentallGreenOak Real Estate


  • Ed Adler, ‘88MBA, Head of US Credit, BentallGreenOak Real Estate
  • Russell Appel, Founding Principal, The Praedium Group, LLC
  • Michael Bidinger, Partner & CFO, Alpine Grove Partners
  • Nicholas Bienstock, ‘92 MSRED, ’96 MBA, Co-Managing Partner, Savanna Fund
  • Cedric Bobo, Co-Founder, Project Destined
  • Tom Burns, ‘10 MSRED, Principal, Square Mile Capital Management
  • Ric Clark, Senior Managing Partner & Chairman, The Brookfield Property Group & Brookfield Property Partners
  • Marty Cicco, ‘78 CC, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners
  • Richard Coles, Founder & Managing Partner, VanBarton Group
  • Daniel Efrati, Head of Israel Capital Markets, IDB Bank
  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder & CEO, L&L Mag
  • Johnny Din, ‘14 MSRED, Chief Executive Officer, Cycamore Capital
  • David Dishy, ‘89 MSRED, President of Development & Acquisitions, Partner, L+M Development
  • Michael Lascher, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Debt Capital Markets, Blackstone
  • Reid Liffman, Co-Portfolio Manager, U.S. Real Estate, Angelo Gordon
  • Brian Loughlin, ‘02 M.Arch, Director of Planning & Urban Design, Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC
  • Nitin Motwani, ‘94 MSRED, Managing Principal, Miami World Center Associates
  • Christopher Munsell, '16 MSRED, Founder & CEO, The Bromfield Project
  • Deb Noller, CEO, Switch Automation
  • Lisa Paterson, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Alexis Muller Pellerin, ‘17 MSRED, Real Estate Investment, Oxford Properties Europe
  • Rosemary Scanlon, Divisional Dean (Retired), NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate & Research Scholar, Center for Urban Real Estate, Columbia GSAPP
  • Clarence Perera, ‘07 MSRED, Executive Director & Product Lead, Consumer Banking, Morgan Stanley
  • David Simon, ‘90 MSRED, Founder, BARDAS Investment Group
  • Ernst Valery, ‘04 MSRED, Managing Member, SAA | EVI Development
  • Paul Weech, Senior Associate, Affordable Housing Institute


Refunds are accepted up to 30 days before event.


The conference fee includes breakfast, the luncheon, cocktail reception, and all conference materials.

Questions about the conference as well as information about sponsorship levels can be sent to:

Rebecca Andersen Polimeda

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