AACRE/NAIOP SPRING SYMPOSIUM - MAY 16, 2008
Real Estate Capital Markets:
Strategies in Uncertain Times
Friday, May 16, 2008
MIT Faculty Club (50 Memorial Drive, 6th floor, map)
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
Real estate capital markets have sailed headfirst into rough seas of softening economic fundamentals, greater risk premiums, and tightening credit. How can capital providers and users thrive? On Friday, May 16th, the Alumni Association of the Center for Real Estate (AACRE) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) are sponsoring a Spring Real Estate Symposium that will present some of the region's biggest stakeholders as they offer strategies for 2008 and beyond. (To Register)
|7:45 - 8:15
||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:15 - 8:30
||Greetings and Introduction of Keynote Speaker|
|8:30 - 9:00
||Keynote Speaker - Bill Wheaton (Torto Wheaton)|
|9:00 - 9:15
||Introduction of Panelists|
|9:15 - 10:30am
|Capital Providers - A new lending paradigm?|
Moderator - Riaz Cassum (HFF)
CMBS: Chris Tierney (Goldman Sachs)
Bank: Susan Leff (Wells Fargo)
Life: Bill McPadden (John Hancock)
Equity: Martin Zieff (Alcion)
|10:45am - 12:00pm
|Capital Users - How are projects breaking ground and deals getting done?|
Moderator - Brian Kavoogian (Charles River Realty Investors)
Development: Jay Doherty (Cabot, Cabot & Forbes)
Development: Tom O'Brien (JPI)
Development/Value Add: Eric Schlager (The Bulfinch
Development/Value Add: Young Park (Berkeley
AACRE-NY EVENT: REAL ESTATE CRISIS OR CORRECTION?
A Discussion with Industry Leaders
A near-capacity crowd of alumni and students filled the Grand Salon at the 3 West Club in New York on Thursday, May 1 to hear a panel of real estate industry leaders assess the current status of the commercial real estate market. Developed in cooperation with the MIT Alumni Club of New York and the Alumni Association of the Center for Real Estate (AACRE), the popular program was the kick-off to this year’s New York City Trek, the MIT/CRE’s highly anticipated annual investigation of the nation’s commercial real estate center.
ALUM, ROBERTO ARISTA, OFFERS WORDS OF WISDOM
Grad and His Banker Team Up to Teach
Entrepreneur Roberto Arista '96 and his banker Janet Spencer established a remarkably rewarding and successful business partnership — so much so that they regularly visit the Center to give students an inside look at its day-to-day workings. Their presentation series "The Entrepreneur and His Banker" is now in its 4th year, and details the evolution of their working relationship, the growth of his companies, and the mechanics of financing in good markets and bad.
UPCOMING EVENTS: MIT/CRE Professional Development Courses
Alums Receive 10% Discount; AACRE Members Receive 25% Discount
Courses Start in June!
Enroll in the Center for Real Estate's
Summer 2008 Professional Development Institute
Education in the MIT Tradition
Real Estate Executive Series
Four courses targeting the needs of senior executives in the real estate industry form the core of the Executive Series. Designed in response to feedback from senior executives in the real estate industry and tailored to meet their needs, all of the courses are high level and address the complex day-to-day needs of top real estate professionals in a global industry faced with increasing challenges.
Recent Additions to MITREX Job Postings
The MIT REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE (MITREX)
Real Estate Information in Japan (May 2008)
Key Transactions (Reported in April 2008)
Seducing the Sun
Real Estate Crisis or Correction? A Discussion with Industry Leaders
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AACRE News and Updates
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Calling all Europe-based Alumni/ae
Do you work with or have an interest in European Real Estate? A network of Europe-based alumni/ae has formed, and their goal is to develop and expand the real estate network. If you are interested in joining the MIT/CRE European network, e-mail Nick Spencer (CRE '03) with your contact details. Nick can be reached at email@example.com.
Calling all San Francisco-based Alumni/ae
San Francisco alums have been gathering monthly to eat, catch up on the local commercial property market, and network. The next gathering is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st:
Wed May 21 6pm - 8pm For more information contact Ted Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
(Timezone: Pacific Time)
Palio d'Asti Restaurant, 640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA (map)
REMINDERS AND NOTICES
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The 2008 Version of the MIT/CRE Alumni Directory is NOW available through MITREX.
Join AACRE, the Alumni Association of the MIT/CRE. Thanks to the MIT Alumni Association, MIT/CRE alumni/ae can pay their dues on line. Log in using your Infinite Connection login. Select the dues type you'd like to pay from the simple, secure, one-page form. Enter your billing and credit card information, and your dues are paid for this fiscal year (7/1 to 6/30).
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