Who & What to anticipate!
Speakers, judges & Coaches
The Development Workshop is a one-day program in which students and young professionals will be placed in interdisciplinary teams and led by a coach to pitch a development proposal to a panel of judges. On March 24th, you will go on a site tour led by the real time developer on the project and respond to the brief with your own vision from planning, phasing, financial and marketing angles. The Workshop aims to simulate a development RFP response process that developers, architects, and consultants must go through to qualify for exciting, complex projects.
DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP DIRECTOR:
Richard Askin, Vice President, Planning & Design at WS Development
Steven D. Fessler, Head of Enterprise Real Estate at Harvard University
Sonal Gandhi, Senior Policy Advisor at the Boston Planning & Development Agency
Mike Henehan, SVP, Managing Partner at The Bozzuto Group
Alex Krieger FAIA, Professor in Practice of Urban Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Principal at NBBJ
Atif Z. Qadir AIA, Partner at Amanat Properties
Guy Stutz, Vice President of Real Estate at Stop & Shop / Ahold Delhaize
Bing Wang, Associate Professor of Practice of Real Estate at Harvard Graduate School of Design
Lauren F. Jezienicki, Vice President of Development at The Bozzuto Group
Peter Brosens, Stolar Captial
Sohael Chowfla, EDENS
Jon David AIA, Turner Construction Company
Samer Hanini, Hanini Group
Aaron Kazam AIA, Tishman Speyer
Gretchen M. Krueger, New York City Development Corporation
Chi Chi Lin, Mack Real Estate Group
Rose Liu, Colliers International
Julie Zelermyer Perlman, The Bozzuto Group
Yung Vu, Natixis
Jerrod Delaine, Carthage Real Estate Advisors and New York University
“Real Estate Venture Competition” (REVC) challenges participants to rethink the possibilities within the real estate and built environment space and will spotlight top real estate start-ups across the globe with the potential to materially impact the industry through innovative business strategy and creative execution. Teams will compete in a one-day pitch competition judged by leaders from the worlds of real estate and investing.
Tom Arnold is the Deputy Global Head and Head of Americas, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Tom will be discussing current trends in SWF real estate investing.
Founder and Chairman of Value Retail, the co-founder and Chairman of Value Retail China and the founder and Chairman of SD Malkin Properties. Scott holds an AB from Harvard College, a MBA from Harvard Business School, and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Smart buildings. Shared economy. Real estate FinTech. These technologies and others are poised to disrupt real estate, a traditionally slow-moving, opaque, and highly conservative industry. Which transformative technologies and business models will have the greatest impact, and which are vaporware? How will startups partner with traditional heavyweights in the sector to experiment with new technologies and roll out product across existing real estate portfolios? Immediately following the conclusion of the Real Estate Venture Competition, this panel will explore these topics and more from the perspective of leading venture capitalists and startups focused on real estate tech.
Roberto Charvel, Senior Lecturer at HBS & CEO of Vander Capital Partners
Geoff Lewis, Chief Product Officer at Honest Buildings
Tanin Paisarnsrisin, Chief of Staff at Ollie
Ed Walters, Managing Partner at Tamarisc
The panel will cover two topics:
Career advice on pursuit different paths in the industry
Address diversity issue in the industry and how to break some of those barriers
Jennifer Novack, Head of the Global Real Estate Practice at Sheffield Haworth
Marnie Gale, Managing Director at The Craddock Group
Sara Queen, Ex-Senior Vice President of Brookfield Asset Management
Roberta Sydney, President and CEO of Sydney Associates
Susan Tjarksen, Principal & Managing Broker at KIG CRE
Careina Williams, Principal of Zero G Capital
In a competitive market for assets and yield-hungry environment, how are investors identifying opportunities to generate strong returns? This panel will address the current landscape and future trends impacting global real estate investing.
Nori Gerardo Lietz, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School
Nadeem Meghji, Head of Americas Real Estate of Blackstone
Kevin Colket, Managing Director and Head of Asian Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group
Bill Musto, Managing Director at The Baupost Group
Few real estate markets are experiencing as much disruption from emerging new players and technology as hospitality & lodging. This panel will examine the threats and opportunities as we enter a new hospitality paradigm.
Chiara Farronato, Assistant professor of business administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit
Lauro Ferroni, Global head of hotel research for JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group
Ernest Lee, Managing Director of Development & Investments for citizenM Hotels
Jonathan Minkoff, Founding partner and CFO of ASH NYC
Aliya Khan, Vice President of Design, Global Design Strategies at Marriott International
Joshua Levitt, Member of the acquisitions and development team at MCR
The panel will examine trends in adaptive reuse with a particular focus on creating vibrant, mixed use Arts Districts in world-class cities including New York, Miami, Toronto & Detroit.
Fred Cooper, Senior vice president, Finance, International Development, and Investor Relations of Toll Brothers Inc.
Joseph Furst, Managing Director of Goldman Properties
Aaron Lemma, COO & Co-founder of LIVWRK
Ben Phillips, VP of Real Estate of Develop Detroit
Mathew Rosenblatt, CEO of Cityscape Development Corp.
After Hudson Yards, what’s next for massive mixed-use developments that are effectively “cities within cities”? This panel will examine future trends and the next wave of transformational projects that are currently being contemplated
Roger Mroczek (Master in Design Studies, Real Estate and the Built Environment)
Arthur J. Mirante, Principal & Tri-state President at Avison Young
Anthony Buono, Global and Americas President of CBRE Retail
Ivy Greaner, Regional Vice President (Northern California) at FivePoint
Michael Samuelian, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island
Phil Wharton, Executive Vice President for Multifamily Development at RXR Realty
Daniel Vasini, Creative Director / Liaison for west8