Cover Story

The Opportunity for Increased Institutional Investment in Public Real Estate

Volume 42, Number 4 February 20, 2018 By Roy J. Schneiderman, CRE, and Michael McGowan Institutional investors historically have been relatively slow to embrace public real estate1 as a significant part of their allocation to real estate.  Real estate allocations of most pension funds and other institutions are overwhelmingly, and in many cases entirely, invested in […]

Recent Stories

The Revolution, Part II: Revisiting Opportunity in the Small Town

Volume 42, Number 3 February 6, 2018 By Owen M. Beitsch, Ph.D., CRE, and Tom Kohler In 2014, Real Estate Issues included a review of The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley. 1 The lessons outlined remain prescient, especially for the development community seeking new […]

Cybersecurity Oversight and Strategy for Commercial Real Estate

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Oversight and Risk Management Volume 42, Number 2  January 23, 2018 By Marie-Noëlle Brisson, CRE, and Michael Savoie, Ph.D. Anyone who deals with large amounts of data, especially from multiple sources, is vulnerable to the various attacks we read about every day.  Cybersecurity has become a major issue for commercial real estate in […]

Industry Legends: Ray Torto, Ph.D., CRE

Volume 42, Number 1 November 27, 2017 Interviewer: Steve Felix Co-Founder and Partner Felix / Weiner Consulting Group New York, New York Interviewee: Ray Torto, Ph.D., CRE Lecturer Harvard Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts Steve:  Ray, how did you get started in the commercial real estate industry? Ray: It was a little bit of a […]

Editor’s Note – Global Cities Issue

Change — like death and taxes — is certain and inevitable, so much so that it is even a fundamental premise of economic and valuation theory. Although no one has a crystal ball, it is, nonetheless, important to be able to predict the future as it is the foresight and anticipation of what is to […]

Keynote Address with Chip Conley

Speaker: Chip Conley Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Airbnb Moderator: Elizabeth Youngblood Lambird Executive Director, Stanford SPIRE “Dramatic disruption in the hospitality business” is what Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy described as the cause and the effect of his company, Airbnb, when he spoke to the Global Cities in an Era […]

Keynote Address with Luís Bettencourt, Ph.D.

Speaker: Luís Bettencourt, Ph.D. Professor of Complex Systems, Santa Fe Institute Introduction: Howard C. Gelbtuch, CRE Principal, Greenwich Realty Advisors, Inc. Dr. LuÍs M.A. Bettencourt is Professor of Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) in New Mexico. His academic background is in theoretical physics, but he has done significant work on economics and […]

Urban Infrastructure and Sustainability

Speakers: Don Clark Principal, Cathexes H. Kit Miyamoto Ph.D. CEO, Miyamoto International Steven Straus President, Glumac Moderator: Ed Friedrichs Friedrichs Group and Partner, Donald J. Clark Group Resiliency and sustainability are keys to creating smart cities for the 21st century and beyond. Creating a collaborative environment among all stakeholders, the Developers, Architects, Engineers, City Officials […]

  • Ed Friedrichs

Steering Capital to Build Sustainable Cities for the Future

Speakers: Philip Barrett Risk Officer, Pramerica Real Estate Investors Frank Billand, Ph.D., FRICS, CIO Member of the Management Board, Union Investment Real Estate Jeff Jacobson CEO, LaSalle Investment Management Robert White, Jr., CRE, FRICS Founder & President, Real Capital Analytics Moderator: Martin Bruehl, FRICS Managing Director, Union Investment Real Estate As urbanization continues with unprecedented […]

  • Martin Bruehl, FRICS

Keynote Address with Sam Zell

Speaker: Sam Zell Founder/Chairman, Equity Group Investments Moderator: Ed Friedrichs Friedrichs Group Changing demographics and global economy is creating opportunities and pitfalls for commercial real estate and consumerism EF: How do you see demographics changing society, real estate, consumerism and investment opportunities? SZ: We’re in the middle of one of the greatest demographic transformations in […]

  • Ed Friedrichs
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