Join the Real Estate Private Equity Summit in a re-imagined, all-digital, online conference format. Spanning three days from November 17 through November 19, the conference has been organized in brief, easy-to-consume portions to minimize disruption to your work and personal life. Join live to interact directly with speakers through the Q&A feature, or view the recordings on your own time. Either way, don’t miss the group networking discussions that will allow you to connect with your peers directly to forge new connections and re-establish existing relationships.

The 7th annual Real Estate Private Equity Summit, presented by Mazars brings together institutional investors and fund managers, private capital and family offices, direct lenders and debt funds along with operating and development partners to create an in-person marketplace for real estate capital markets at both the fund level and deal level.

The conference is exclusive for principals only and revolves around a set of off-the-record peer-to-peer roundtables designed to bring together peer groups around today’s challenges, as well as specialized workshops, insightful panels, and ample networking time to reconnect with colleagues and new connections.

There are a very limited number of tickets available for service providers in order to keep a high principal to service provider ratio. Guaranteed attendance by service providers can be gained through sponsorship. For details, contact Amber Collins at (

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Participants at the 7th annual Real Estate Private Equity Summit, presented by Mazars are senior executives from institutional capital, investment advisors and private capital, along with high-level decision makers from deal sponsors, operating partners and developers.


Dean Adler

Dean Adler
Chief Executive Officer
Lubert-Adler Partners

John Catsimatidis

John Catsimatidis
Chairman & CEO
Big Apple Group

Sonny Kalsi

Sonny Kalsi 
Founder & Partner
Greenoak Real Estate

Matt Khourie

Matt Khourie 
Chief Executive Officer
CBRE Investors

Richard Mack

Richard Mack 
Chief Executive Officer
Mack Real Estate Group

Harry Macklowe

Harry Macklowe
Founder & Chairman
Macklowe Properties

Joseph Sitt

Joseph Sitt
Chairman & CEO
Thor Equities

Yat-Pang Au

Yat-Pang Au
Veritas Investments

Sam Zell

Sam Zell
Chairman & CEO
Equity Group Investments

  • Brad LaRue, CEO, United Growth
  • Brittany Bragg, COO, Crown Acquisitions
  • Chris Finlay, CEO, Lloyd Jones Capital
  • Christopher Meany, CEO, Wilson Meany
  • Christopher Rising, COO, Rising Realty Partners
  • David Bistricer, Co-Chairman & CEO, Clipper Equity
  • David Lichtenstein, Chairman & CEO, Lightstone
  • David Lynn, Chairman & CEO, Everest High Income
  • David Schonbraun, Co-CIO, SL Green Realty
  • David Schwartz, CEO, Waterton Residential
  • Debra Cafaro, Chairman & CEO, Ventas
  • Dennis Irvin, CEO, Rockefeller Group
  • Desmond McGowan, CFO, True North Management
  • Douglas Fleit, Co-Founder, American RE Partners
  • Ed Casal, CEO, LaSalle Investment Management
  • Elie Rieder, CEO, Castle Lanterra
  • Glenn Rufrano, Chairman & CEO, O’Connor Capital
  • Greta Guggenheim, CEO, TPG
  • Henry JH Bandet, President, HG Capital
  • James Conley, CFO, Noble Investment Group
  • Jeanne Myerson, CEO, The Swig Company
  • John Protopappas, CEO, Madison Park Financial
  • Jonathan Iger, CEO, Sage Realty
  • Joseph Azrack, Chairman, Apollo Global Management
  • Joseph McMillan, Chairman & CEO, DDG
  • Ken Bernstein, CEO, Acadia Realty Trust
  • Laurence Geller, Chairman & CEO, Geller Investment
  • Matt Field, CIO, TMG Partners
  • Matt Khourie, CEO, Trammell Crow Company
  • Matt Lituchy, CIO, Jay Paul Company
  • Mike Maturo, President, CFO, RXR Realty
  • Nicholas Schorsch, CEO, AR Global
  • Norman Sturner, CEO, Murray Hill Properties
  • Paul Massey, Founder, B6 Real Estate Advisors
  • Paul Nussbaum, Founder, Waramaug Hospitality
  • Percy Vaz, CEO, AMCAL Multi-Housing
  • Robert Brunswick, Founder, Buchanan Street
  • Robert Deckey, CIO, George Comfort & Sons
  • Robert Morse, Chairman, Bridge Investment Group
  • Scott Shay, Chairman, Signature Bank of NY
  • Stephen Alpart, CIO, Granite Point Mortgage Trust
  • Steve Witkoff, Chairman & CEO, Witkoff
  • Tom Hoban, CEO, Coast Group of Companies
  • William Landis III, Co-Founder, Raith Capital Partners


7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

The real magic happens in the hallways and networking area of the conference. Reconnect with colleagues, make new connections while enjoying a healthy start to the day.

8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

  • Shahab Moreh, Partner & Real Estate Practice Leader, Mazars USA

8:40 AM

Track C – GP / LP Roundtable

This 90-minute closed-door roundtable brings together select capital and operating partners for a candid and off-the-record, affording an opportunity to get the real scoop from your peers. Participation is limited to 20 (10 capital partners and 10 operating partners). Separate registration is required. Contact us for details.

9:10 AM

Market Data Presentation

9:30 AM

Elections, Viruses & Brexits, Oh My!: Real Estate Private Equity Investment Velocity & Deal Flow in a Topsy Turvy World

Top investment managers discuss key challenges and opportunities in today’s real estate capital markets. Under discussion are key disruptors including COVID-19, Brexit, trade wars and the upcoming presidential election, as well as more chronic issues plaguing the industries such as record setting capital raises, acquisition pricing, competition for deals and other deal flow constraints. Word on the street is that you should get your deals done by Q3 if you want to close in 2020, but how does Coronavirus change the dynamics of this mandate? How are large fund managers successfully deploying capital in the face of these daunting challenges?

10:15 AM

Networking Break

The real magic happens in the hallways and networking area of the conference. Reconnect with colleagues, make new connections while enjoying a selection of beverages and snacks.

10:45 AM

Track A – Deal Structuring Masterclass: Changing Terms between Deal Partners

Whether putting together a programmatic relationship or a deal-by-deal agreement, terms between capital partners and operating partners are never boilerplate. Changing market conditions, regulatory environment, deal metrics and power dynamics between deal sponsors and their capital partners necessitate that negotiated terms must be scrutinized closely to ensure investment success and avoid litigation. Already in some markets, deal partners are at odds with each other due to step-change regulatory changes. How can capital partners and operating partners master the art and science of structuring deals today to maximize returns and minimize conflict in the face of the unexpected?

10:45 AM

Track B – Capital Preservation: Foreign Investors investing in U.S. Deals

Despite trade wars and relative political chaos in the U.S., the country is still seen as an attractive destination for foreign capital, if only as a safe haven for some against the dangers of investment elsewhere in the world. However, recently we are seeing the impact of COVID-19 on travel and international deals, with canceled trips and delayed meetings. Nonetheless, numerous foreign investors have set up North American or U.S. offices to channel investment dollars into deals here, and–although Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has pulled back recently–investment from Europe, Middle East and Canada remains strong. What are the investment goals of these investors and how does competition with foreign investment affect the marketplace for deals?

10:45 AM

Track C – Investment Managers Roundtable

This 90-minute closed-door roundtable brings together select investment managers for a candid and off-the-record, affording an opportunity to get the real scoop from your peers. Participation is limited to 20. Separate registration is required. Contact us for details.

11:30 AM

Track A – What Next: Geographic, Asset Type & Investment Vehicle Strategies for 2020 – 2021

Multifamily has had a good run, but rent regulation appears to be putting a damper on many of the top spots for multifamily investment. Industrial is great, but there never seem to be enough opportunities. 2017 was the year of the debt fund; now everybody has one. Population and jobs are booming in the West and South, but is it still the frontier or is it too late? What’s next and where is next? And where in the capital stack should you be? Join this special session for a look at how top investors are weighing the options and how they are deploying capital today and in the near future.

11:30 AM

Track B – ESG Priorities: Climate Change & Social Responsibility in Focus by Investors

In the past 12 to 24 months, amid record setting global temperatures, wildfires, hurricanes and rising sea levels, investors have taken an unprecedented interest in climate change as a mandate for future investments. Blackrock, the world largest asset manager, has made a declaration that they will avoid investments that “present a high sustainability-related risk.” Meanwhile, increased scrutiny is being placed on larger firms to invest in a more social responsible way in areas beyond climate change. However, an informal survey of many investors by GreenPearl shows that many investors are still in the preliminary phases of figuring out what the new mandates should be. What ESG guidelines are already present in the market, which ones are emerging, and what should operating partners know to ensure that their projects are in line with investors’ ESG goals?

12:10 PM

Networking Lunch

The real magic happens in the hallways and networking area of the conference. Reconnect with colleagues, make new connections while enjoying healthy lunch options.

1:00 PM

Conference Concludes

Following the Conference:

The Real Estate Private Equity Summit is followed immediately by the Commercial Real Estate Summit. Attendees from both conferences will participate in the networking lunch. For more information about the Commercial Real Estate Summit, please visit:


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