UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

2015 UNC Real Estate Conference

March 26, 2015

The Carolina Club — Alumni Hall, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill NC

Noon Welcome - Please pick up your name tag and proceed into Alumni Hall
12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:50 p.m.

Conference Welcome by David Hartzell, Wood/Bell Distinguished Professor, and Director, Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:00 p.m.
Douglas Shackelford, Dean, Dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker—Introduction by David Hartzell

Jodie McLean, President & CIO, Edens [Bio]

2:00 p.m.

Conference Speaker - Introduction by David Hartzell

Mekael Teshome, Economist, The PNC Financial Services Group [Bio]

2:45 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Conference Speaker - Introduction by David Hartzell

John Falco, Principal, Kingsley Associates [Bio]

4:00 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion — David Hartzell, Moderator

  • Peter Dannemiller, Managing Director, Hodges Ward Elliot [Bio]
  • Ward Fitzgerald, Managing Principal & CEO, Exeter Property Group [Bio]
  • Wes Fuller, Executive Director, Greystar [Bio]
  • Mary Ludgin, Managing Director, Head of Global Research, Heitman [Bio]
  • Robert Turner, Executive Vice President & Partner, The Brookdale Group [Bio]
5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:45 p.m. Reception in Dowd, Harris and Peebles Rooms, First Floor

* Times are subject to change

* Presentation slides when and if made available will be provided by link on this page

Pre-Conference Event:

  • "How to Recruit Students in Real Estate at Kenan-Flagler", Corporate Recruiters - Please contact (MBA Program) or (Undergraduate Program).  Please email them with your interest.

Conference Registration

Our Conference registration is now closed.  We are expecting a record group of attendees and the room is now at capacity.  Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Look Who's Coming by Last Name  or By Company (Final Update)

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Our 2015 Sponsors




Schell Bray

BioMed Realty Logo ver B   

Boston Properties 

Crescent Communities      FCA Partners  Highwoods Logo

Mill Creek Logo       Pru 2014

Morningstar Prop 

USAA Logo       Wood Partners Logo


If you are interested in being a 2015 sponsor, please call us at 919.962.3219

Local Chapel Hill Hotels

  • The Carolina Inn - Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, at the doorstep of the beautiful campus of The University of North Carolina.
  • The Franklin Hotel - Located at 311 West Franklin Street, right in the center of town activity.
  • Siena Hotel - Inspired by the beauty of Italy, The Siena Hotel - located in beautiful Chapel Hill North Carolina, will captivate you with its elegance. A Four Diamond hotel and restaurant recipient since 1987.
  • Aloft - Located in the heart of "Blue Heaven." We are situated just down the road from UNC's Campus.
  • Courtyard by Marriott - Located next door to the Friday Center for Continuing Education and just 1 mile from the University of North Carolina - UNC Chapel Hill campus.
  • The Homewood Suites by Hilton® - This Durham-Chapel Hill/I-40 hotel is ideally located for travelers visiting the Raleigh-Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina area.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro - Set in the heart of Chapel Hill/Carrboro, this welcoming hotel is within walking distance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and dining and leisure options in downtown Chapel Hill.
  • Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont - Located off Rt 54, the Rizzo Conference Center's close proximity to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park and the RDU Airport make it an accessible and practical choice for area business travelers. Located in Chapel Hill, near the Meadowmont community, the boutique hotel setting inside the Rizzo Conference Center, provides executive style hotel guest rooms with a variety of amenities, specially designed with the business traveler in mind.

Directions to the Carolina Club

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