Real Estate Conference
2018 Keynote Speaker: Sam Zell
Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments, is a global, industry-agnostic entrepreneur and investor.
April 12, 2018
The Dean Smith Center, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SAM ZELL
Sam Zell is a global, industry-agnostic entrepreneur and investor. He has a long track record of turning around troubled companies and assets, leading industry consolidations, and bringing companies to the public markets.
Sam has stewarded dozens of companies across industries including: energy, logistics, manufacturing, communications, healthcare, and real estate. He is a founding father of the modern REIT industry, and created three of the largest real estate investment trusts. One of them, Equity Office, sold for $39 billion in 2007 in the largest leverage buyout at the time.
Sam was also a pioneer in investing in the emerging markets. He applied his commitment to strong governance to institutionalize companies in Latin America, and introduced the first Brazilian mall company and the first Mexican homebuilder, respectively, to the New York Stock Exchange.
Sam chairs five companies on the New York Stock Exchange, and is an active philanthropist with a passion for entrepreneurship. He was recently named by Forbes as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.
2018 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
The 2018 UNC Real Estate Conference registration will open on February 28, 2018. We recommend you register as soon as registration opens as we anticipate a large crowd to our new venue.
||Arrive at the Smith Center for Lunch and Networking on the concourse. Please pick up your name tag at Gate A of the Smith Center
||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
Conference Speaker, Glen Hiemstra, Founder and Owner, Futurist.com
Market Disruptions Panel. Moderated by Glen Hiemstra, Founder and Owner, Futurist.com
- Dave Bragg, Managing Director, Green Street Advisors
- Julia Davis, Global Head of Real Estate Transactions and Analytics, WeWork
Keynote Speaker, Sam Zell, Founder, Chairman, Equity Group Investments
Capital Markets Panel. Moderated by Leonard W. Wood, Chairman, GLP Partners
- Alison M. Garcia, Principal, Meadow Partners
- Robert J. Plumb, Managing Director, AEW,,Direct Investment Acquisitions and Capital Markets Team
- Jeffrey D. Horowitz, Global Head of Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
||Closing Remarks - Reception at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill
* Times are subject to change
* Presentation slides when and if made available will be provided by link on this page
OUR 2018 SPONSORS
If you are interested in being a 2018 sponsor, please email or call Susan Drake at 919.962.3219
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