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2023 Columbia Real Estate Development Conference

Tue, Apr 25, 2023    8am

Join us in New York City on Tuesday April 25, 2023 in the grand ballroom of The Pierre Hotel for the Columbia University Real Estate Development Conference. The event will feature a forum of industry leaders who will assess and discuss the rapidly changing outlook for real estate in 2023: Will it be Armageddon? Or Nirvana for those ready to act? Join the debate!

Register on Eventbrite.

Download the conference agenda.

The Conference is supported by the Columbia University GSAPP MSRED Program. Please click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.


  • Andrés Jaque, Dean

Morning Keynote

  • Cedric Bobo, CEO & Co-Founder, Project Destined

Morning & Afternoon Fireside Chats

  • Marc Holliday, ‘90 MSRED, Chairman & CEO, SL Green Realty Corp.
  • Anthony Scaramucci, Founder & Partner, Skybridge Capital and Founder & Chairman, SALT
  • Sara Queen, Managing Director & Head of Real Estate Equity, MetLife Investment Management
  • Wesley LePatner, Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Group & Head of Core+ Real Estate, Blackstone

Current Panelists & Moderators Include:

  • Ed Adler '88 MBA, Managing Partner, Lubert-Adler
  • Adam Altman, Managing Member, KABR Group
  • Tal Bar-or, Co-Founder, Lantern Real Estate Advisors + Partners
  • Nicholas Bienstock '92 MSRED '96 MBA, Co-Managing Partner, Savanna Fund
  • Melissa Roman Burch, COO, New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Tom Burns '10 MSRED, Managing Director, Affinius Capital
  • Richard Coles, Founder & Managing Partner, Vanbarton Group
  • Mark Decker, CEO, Centerspace
  • Patrice Derrington, Holliday Professor of Real Estate and Director, Real Estate Program, Columbia University GSAPP
  • David Dishy '89 MSRED, CEO, LMXD
  • Joseph Dyckman, Managing Director & Co-Head of Real Estate Finance North America, Citi
  • Brian Harper, CEO, RPT Realty
  • Cecily King '15 MSRED, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University GSAPP
  • Amir Korangy, Founder, Chairman & Publisher, The Real Deal & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Real Estate Program, Columbia University GSAPP
  • David Kruth, Portfolio Manager, Dexus Global REIT & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Real Estate Program, Columbia University GSAPP
  • Sheila McGrath, Independent Director, Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc.
  • Christopher Munsell '16 MSRED, Glascock Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Real Estate Development Finance, Columbia University GSAPP
  • Jeffrey Nelson, Executive Vice President, Investment Management Group & Public Private Partnerships, RXR Realty
  • Lauren O’Neil, COO, Private Equity Group, AEW Capital Management
  • Anthony Paolone, Executive Director, North America Equity Research, REITS & Real Estate Services, J.P. Morgan
  • Lisa Patterson Simonetti, Managing Director, Oak Hill Advisors
  • Thomas Traynor, Vice Chairman in Debt & Co-Head of U.S. Large Loans, CBRE
  • Ernst Valery '04 MSRED, Co-Managing Member, SAA|EVI

Please note that the conference fee includes breakfast, the luncheon, the cocktail reception, and all conference materials. Questions about the conference and sponsorship levels can be sent to Rebecca Andersen Polimeda via email at raa2186@columbia.edu or 212-854-0057.