Capital Markets in Real Estate

51st Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate

51st Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate

Dear Friends of the NYUSPS Schack Institute,

We are pleased to announce that the 51st Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at The Pierre in New York City.

For more than half a century, the Capital Markets Conference has been one of the industry's most prominent forums on the state of commercial real estate capital markets and investment activity. Once again this year, the Conference will convene industry leaders for a vigorous debate on global equity and debt capital flows, institutional and private equity investment activity, and emerging sources of market disruption.

Among the highlights of this year’s agenda, we have added a special workshop on opportunity zones featuring investors, lenders, fund managers, and experts in law and accounting. Opportunity zones have quickly emerged as one of the real estate industry’s hottest topics of discussion. By offering favorable tax treatment of unrealized capital gains invested in underserved communities, the program has the potential to unleash a torrent of new real estate activity. In this not-to-be-missed workshop, conference attendees will learn about current fundraising activity and the potential impact of opportunity zone investment on real estate portfolios and neighborhoods across the country.

We hope to see you at the Conference alongside an expected audience of nearly 800 investors, lenders, policymakers, members of the academic community, and other industry professionals.

Sam Chandan PhD
Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment;
Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

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51st Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate

Date: November 15, 2018

Time: 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: The Pierre
New York, NY




In addition to our special workshop on opportunity zones, this year’s conference includes a new Deal Lounge, an informal space set aside for use by conference participants to meet with colleagues on the sidelines of the general session. Our conference rapporteur will prepare a special report on the general session proceedings that will be shared with all participants in the weeks following the Conference, along with video highlights of the panels.

Registration Inquiries

For registration inquiries, please contact Katie Bennett at or call 212-992-3618.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For inquiries about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sonal Pande at or call 212-998-6961.


Sam Chandan PhD

Sam Chandan, PhD, FRICS
Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate &
Associate Dean for the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate


Robert Blumenthal

Robert S. Blumenthal
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Americas Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Group, Deutsche Bank Securities


Marty Burger

Marty Burger
Chief Executive Officer
Silverstein Properties

Scott Rechler

Scott Rechler '90
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
RXR Realty

Wendy Silverstein

Wendy Silverstein
Chief Investment Officer, ARK
(a private investment fund sponsored by WeWork)