Kenneth Weissenberg, Chair of Real Estate Services EisnerAmper LLP, Welcomes You
As the unofficial master of ceremonies, Ken notes the excitement and charged atmosphere of the Summit. Real estate professionals today need to be on top of a myriad of issues—all in real time. The 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. According to Ken, the many attendees commenting that “this event has greatly influenced my real estate strategy” has made it all the more worthwhile.
EisnerAmper is a global accounting and advisory firm with offices in 11 cities in the U.S. and six countries around the world.
We’re here today at the Lotte Palace hotel for the iGlobal EisnerAmper Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit. It’s a really exciting day.
We have 50 of the top speakers of real estate talking today, interacting with the audience. We have a lot of people just really excited to be here, the atmosphere is charged, we have moderators and panelists who are just phenomenal – Larry Silverstein, Francis Greenburger, William Mack, and Joe Sitt. Governor Patterson is taking about infrastructure and security in the City of New York – just really exciting place to be.
We’re talking about not only what’s going on in today’s market but what the future holds. We’re looking at the uncertainty that exists today both politically and economically, the global climate, and it’s really exciting. There’s a lot to learn, and valuable connections are being made. People are saying that their strategies have been influenced by what they hear here – that they’ve made connections here that they’ll benefit from forever. If you’re not here this year, we hold events throughout the country, throughout the year. Go to our website (www.eisneramper.com), look what’s going on, and contact us if you want to be part of it.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.