Your Passport to the Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit

November 01, 2017

Get a taste of what you’ll learn from our Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit video series. Our thought leaders talk about everything real estate, including security, Millennials, global investment, mitigating risk and more. Your competitors are using this information to help form their strategies.  Shouldn’t you?


Jeffrey Moerdler: Real Estate in New York is my lifeblood and a great thing in which to participate and talk about.

Joe Berko: The wealth of information and, again, the type of insight and intel that you’ll get here and probably won’t find anywhere else.Voice 3: The world changes, but the one thing that remains constant is this little 17 square-mile island.Kenneth Weissenberg: We have 50 of the best speakers and knowledgeable people in real estate in the world here today as speakers and moderators of different panels. The level of knowledge here is unsurpassed from any I’ve ever seen.David Gilbert: The topic today is pretty broad, but we’re starting New York-centric: what’s the impact of TAMI demand and technology in the office markets and how that is evolving and what factors would influence it in the future. William L. Mack: Where are we in the cycle? What is the next move? What are the things that are affecting the real estate business? Where is the money and the liquidity coming from? Arielle Le Bail: The trends, the macro trends, the influence of political instability …Jason M. Ellis: The quality of the speakers has been amazing. There’s been, I think, an incredible level of expertise that you don’t usually see at similar conferences.
Kenneth Weissenberg: We draw an audience that’s also consisting of top CEOs and C-level executives from major companies. They’re focused on real estate. Arielle Le Bail: Larry Silverstein, who is the master in real estate … Joe Berko: Casual conversation with the Larry Silversteins and Francis Greenburgers of the world, who’ve seen every available cycle in recent memory.Jason M. Ellis: Retailers that are able to find that proper mix of how do you integrate online sales with your retail footprint with your logistics and your supply chain, who can best utilize all of those resources to service their customers, they’ll win. There’s that opportunity out there.
Joe Berko: Focusing more on the experiential part of retail versus the in-and-out, buy a shirt and move on, so those are the things that we’re watching very carefully. Jeffrey Moerdler: I’m here today having had the pleasure of talking with my old friend and college classmate, former Governor David Patterson, discussing security issues affecting real estate and our day-to-day lives.
Eleni D. Janis: The key takeaways are that the infrastructure marketplace in the U.S. is destined to grow and will grow. There are definitely challenges, but there are also creative solutions.
David Eyzenberg: There’s actually a big pocket of money that’s been slowly moving into the system, that not a lot of people are talking about, and that is the defined contribution benefit plans.
Joe Berko: Demand is shifting, interest is shifting, we’re now seeing that places like Brooklyn are competing with midtown and asking for and receiving similar rents. Arielle Le Bail: Just recently, Mayor DeBlasio said that we have in New York, I think, 14,500 building that have to be retrofitted with energy-efficient improvements. It’s one of the big challenges of the century – to bring energy efficiency to our cities. Annamarie Gonzalez: Hearing top guys talk about where they’re investing is really helpful to us when we’re taking a forward view of the market and seeing where the money is going. Joe Berko: Make sure you’re liquid. Make sure your assets are positioned for the next wave of tenants. Whether it is retail, hospitality, logistics or multi-family, make sure that your building and outfitting and are ready for the next wave that is at our doorsteps. Kenneth Weissenberg: We hold events throughout the country throughout the year. Go to our website, look what’s going on, and contact us if you want to be part of it.

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More in This Series

Kenneth Weissenberg, Chair of Real Estate Services EisnerAmper, Welcomes You

The Real Estate Summit provides a forum for real estate leaders to learn what’s going on today and what the future may hold as well as make valuable, lifelong connections. Attendees commented that the event greatly influenced their real estate strategy.

Joe Berko, President of Berko & Associates, Makes the Case for Mitigating Risk

The U.S. is still a real estate safe haven and cash is coming here, but not as freely as it used to from places like China, Russia and South America. Because many parties are taking a hold position, Joe suggests strategies to get a solid yield.

Jason Ellis, Senior Company Counsel Staples Inc., Talks Retail

The real estate 'secret sauce' of the right number of stores with the right square footage in the right markets is a recipe that is evolving faster than ever. How do 21st century retailers find that proper equilibrium.

David Gilbert, President and CIO at Clarion Partners LLC, Looks at Millennials

David talks about where the Millennial socio-economic group is now and where they might want to raise a family. Could an exodus to the suburbs - driven by Millennials’ search for good school systems - be on the horizon?

Paul Homsy, Principal at Noonmark Capital Partners LLC, Discusses Gulf State Investors

Paul gets inside the mind of Middle Eastern real estate investors. He notes that their goals of capital appreciation and cash yield are driving them to invest in secondary and tertiary U.S. cities such as Atlanta, Dallas and Denver.

Jeffrey Moerdler, Real Estate Partner at Mintz Levin, Tackles Security Issues

Former Commissioner of the Port Authority of NY and NJ, Jeffrey Moerdler focuses on the costly but necessary security issues surrounding both developing and operating properties as well as being realistic and proactive with security.