MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies

SATURDAY
KEYNOTE

— NEWS FLASH!— 
Urban Land Institute (ULI) has recently covered MaryAnne Gilmartin on their Leading Voices Podcast! She will also be joining us as our SATURDAY KEYNOTE at the Harvard Real Estate Weekend on Sat April 8. Check out her interview here!

MaryAnne Gilmartin is president and chief executive officer of Forest City Ratner Companies, the New York office of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.

Gilmartin has been point person in the development of some of the most high-profile real estate projects in New York City, including Pacific Park Brooklyn, The New York Times Building and New York by Gehry. In addition to these projects, Gilmartin has managed the commercial portfolio at MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

Jilliene Helman, CEO and Co-Founder of RealtyMogul.com in conversation with Shekar Narasimhan, Managing Partner of Beekman Advisors

Jilliene Helman, CEO and Co-Founder of RealtyMogul.com in conversation with Shekar Narasimhan, Managing Partner of Beekman Advisors

Jilliene is the CEO and Co-Founder of RealtyMogul.com and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction and operations. Jilliene, who sits on RealtyMogul.com’s board, has underwritten over $5 billion of real estate and was previously a Vice President at Union Bank, where she spent time in Wealth Management, Finance and Risk Management. Jilliene is a Certified Wealth Strategist®, holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 24 licenses and has a degree in Business from Georgetown University.

Shekar Narasimhan is the Managing Partner at Beekman Advisors which provides strategic advisory services to companies and investors involved in real estate, mortgage finance, affordable housing and related sectors. He also serves as Chairman of Papillon Capital, focused on sustainable infrastructure investing, and is Co-founder of the Emergent Institute in Bangalore, India. Prior to Beekman Advisors, Shekar Narasimhan was a Managing Director of Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, one of the nation's leading providers of commercial mortgage financing. Immediately prior to Shekar’s time at Prudential, he was Chairman & CEO of the WMF Group, a publicly traded, commercial mortgage financial services company. WMF was one of the largest such firms in the country before being acquired by Prudential in 2000. 

 

James Chung, President of Reach Advisors

SUNDAY
KEYNOTE

James Chung is President of Reach Advisors, a strategy, research and predictive analytics firm. The firm works with organizations making strategy and capital expenditure bets to outperform their market as the future unfolds differently than their industry has seen up to this point. 

James also runs Reach Advisors Ventures, incubating and investing in new ventures derived from the intellectual capital of Reach Advisors. He also serves as chairman of a data science venture launching in 2016 that applies machine learning to extract future trends from large-scale public data sets.

One-Day Program to Pitch and Develop Proposal in front of Acclaimed Judges

One-Day Program to Pitch and Develop Proposal in front of Acclaimed Judges

DEVELOPMENT
WORKSHOP

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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 for a real-life RFP to a panel of judges.


DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP DIRECTOR:
JENNY NI ZHAN (MARCH II '17)

Judges:
Alex Krieger, FAIA Professor in Practice of Urban Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Principal at NBBJ
MaryAnne Gilmartin, President and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies
Jim Halliday, Managing Director at NB Development Group
Steven D. Fessler, Head of Enterprise Real Estate at Harvard University
Richard Askin, Director of Planning and Design at W/S Development
Dr. Bing Wang, Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment at Harvard Graduate School of Design

Coaches:
Charles Myerson, Tishman Speyer
Atif Qadir, Extell
Pan Pan, Howard Hughes
Duncan Peng Dong, Greenland USA
Alex Antolino, DDR
Yung Vu, Natixis CIB Americas
Gretchen M. Krueger, New York City Economic Development Corp.
Julie Zelermyer Perlman, Bozzuto