This year over the course of two days, we will hear industry leaders and academic experts from around the country explore the impact of remote work on office properties, banking and financial stability, non-office properties, local fiscal policies, and the productivity and spatial reallocation of firms and workers.
Boaz Abramson is an assistant professor in the finance division at Columbia Business School. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2022, and holds a MA and BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
His research lies in the intersection of macroeconomics, housing, and finance. He is particularly interested in the housing insecurity problem in the US rental market, where millions of renters are evicted every year and where homelessness is pervasive. His recent work examines how instating stronger tenant protections against evictions impacts rents, homelessness, and evictions.
Matthew Anderson is the chief architect of Trepp’s economic and econometric forecasting tools. He led the development of Trepp’s CRE Default Model, Bank Navigator and anonymized loan data products. Mr. Anderson works closely with Trepp’s bank and other balance sheet lending clients to satisfy their market surveillance and risk management needs.
In light of the recent banking turmoil, he and his team have provided the industry with updated insights and outlooks on bank and real estate market conditions. This work has leveraged Trepp’s proprietary datasets on bank and commercial real estate debt performance, as well as his experience with analyzing and forecasting real estate market trends.
He is quoted frequently in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and American Banker, and has appeared on Marketplace, BBC Radio and CNBC. In 2011, Mr. Anderson testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP regarding commercial real estate’s impact on bank stability.
Mr. Anderson is a long-time ULI member and former chair of the ULI Global Exchange Council. He holds an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dylan Burzinski leads Office and Life Science sector research at Green Street, a commercial real estate analytics and research firm. His key contributions to Office research include assessing the potential impact of working from home (WFH) on office demand, deep dives into the fundamental outlooks for Sun Belt and West Coast gateway markets, and analyzing Life Science real estate fundamentals.
Chris Campbell, managing director with Eastdil Secured, joined the firm in 2012 to lead an expansion of the debt placement and financing effort throughout the South East, spanning from North Carolina down to Florida and across to Texas. The Eastdil Secured debt finance business is a nationwide platform that combines Wall Street experience and reliable financial counsel to successfully execute senior financings, mezzanine and preferred equity capitalizations, bridge loans, and structured executions. Since joining Eastdil Secured, Chris has successfully capitalized over $35 billion of commercial real estate throughout the sunbelt and nearly $60 billion nationwide. Prior to joining Eastdil Secured, Mr. Campbell ran the CMBS trading desk for Wells Fargo Securities, with 15 years of experience in valuing, hedging and structuring, Structured Product transactions including CMBS, ABS, CDO, CLO and GSE executions. Mr. Campbell received his B.A. in economics from the State University of New York at Geneseo, is a CFA charter holder and holds his series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses.
Dr. Morris A. Davis is the Paul V. Profeta Chair of Real Estate and the Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate Studies at the Rutgers Business School. Previously, Davis was the James A. Graaskamp Chair of Real Estate in the Department of Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was the Academic Director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. Dr. Davis is an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is a Senior Scholar of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and is an independent director of the AGNC Investment Corp. Earlier in his career, Dr. Davis was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board where he routinely briefed Alan Greenspan on housing and macroeconomics. Dr. Davis is widely published on issues related to the U.S. housing markets and has developed price indexes for land in residential use. Davis is regularly interviewed by NPR Marketplace, Bloomberg Radio, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times on house prices and housing markets and is a frequent lecturer at Universities and Central Banks around the world. Davis holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
James Duguid is the research lead for local economic development work at the JPMorgan Chase Institute. He researches the economic growth and resiliency of communities in cities across the United States. Before working at JPMorgan Chase, he worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States. He holds a B.S. from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ralph Eissler is a Principal in the Quantitative Research Group within Ares Global Client Solutions. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Eissler was a Director at Landmark Partners, where he worked closely with Landmark’s Quantitative Research Group in a role focused on legal and compliance. Previously, Mr. Eissler worked as a private equity attorney with Linklaters LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and as an economist for the European Commission, Brussels, in the internal market directorate covering topics including financial regulation. Mr. Eissler began his career as an Associate in the Corporate and Private Funds Groups at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Eissler holds the German equivalent of a J.D. as well as an M.S. in Economics, both from the University of Konstanz, Germany, an L.L.M. from NYU School of Law and the German equivalent of a Ph.D. (“Dr. jur.”) from the University of Konstanz, Germany in Law. Mr. Eissler is a CFAÂ® charterholder.
Arpit Gupta joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Finance in September 2016.
Dr. Gupta’s research interests focus on using large datasets to understand default dynamics in household finance, real estate and corporate finance. Recent papers examine the role for foreclosure contagion in mortgage markets and estimate the impact of adverse health events on foreclosures and bankruptcies. He is the recipient of the 2016 Top Finance Graduate Award at Copenhagen Business School.
He received his B.S. in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from Columbia Business School.
Cameron LaPoint is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Yale School of Management, where he teaches MBA and Law elective courses on real estate finance. His research uses administrative data to explore how taxes and financial regulation influence the decisions of households and retail and corporate investors in real estate markets. He is the recent recipient of a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for his ongoing work towards building a nationwide database of property tax delinquency and foreclosure records.
Cameron earned his PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 2020, and his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 2013. He received the 2020 Homer Hoyt Dissertation Award from the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) for his dissertation work on the 1980s Japanese Asset Price Bubble. He studied Economics in Japan at Kyoto University as a 2013-2014 U.S. Fulbright Scholar.
Matt Martin is a regional executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He is based in the Charlotte office, where he leads the bank’s outreach efforts across North Carolina and South Carolina.
As part of the nation’s central bank, the Richmond Fed supports the monetary policy process by engaging business, banking, and community leaders throughout the District to gain a real-time understanding of the state of the economy and the challenges facing our communities. As the regional executive, Martin has responsibility for these efforts across the two-state area through a range of activities, including a regional Board of Directors, industry roundtables, speaking engagements, and other undertakings.
Martin joined the Richmond Fed as a regional economist in 2006 and was promoted into his current role in 2009. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked as a senior economist for Moody’s Analytics and as an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He also spent time as a faculty member at Kent State University where he taught macroeconomics, money and banking, and economic history.
Martin is active in the community having served as past chair of the board for Community Link, a housing non-profit where he continues to serve on the Strategic Planning Committee. He currently serves as a board member for Veteran’s Bridge Home, an organization that helps veteran’s transition to civilian life. He is also a board member for the North Carolina Council for Economic Education and the Belk School of Business Advisory Board at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. And he recently served as a member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force.
A Pennsylvania native, Martin has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a doctorate in economics from the University of Delaware, which he earned after completing his military service.
John is a partner and the cofounder of our Real Estate Practice, where he leads boards, CEOs, and senior executives in improving the performance of investment portfolios, corporate real estate, and development programs including office, housing, mixed use, complex healthcare, and life science across six continents. John is committed to leveraging real estate to catalyze sustainable, inclusive growth and promote productivity, inclusivity, wellness, and sustainability across communities.
John works with real estate firms, services groups, and technology companies to transform businesses and develop new products. He guides institutions designing the “future of work” to achieve higher performance through improved workplace experience, technology solutions, and more efficient real estate portfolios. He develops “city scale” real estate and infrastructure programs, casting the vision for how complex, mixed-use assets can meet evolving community and business demands, building partnerships to support economic development, and designing the operating model to accelerate execution.
John collaborates with peer executive networks to drive global impact. He recently helped launch an annual gathering of leading real estate executives to pursue shared action on disruption, talent, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. John also helped launch the Greater Washington Partnership, a not-for-profit community organization that develops common strategies to address regional needs in infrastructure, workforce, and economic development. He joined the Urban Land Institute to explore technology innovations with the potential to transform end-user experiences and real estate operations, and currently serves on the advisory board for Miriam’s Kitchen, a group which aims to eliminate chronic homelessness.
Prior to McKinsey, John worked as project development leader in healthcare, life-science, and civic-construction programs across the United States, and is also a licensed professional engineer.
Ferdinando Monte is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Economics at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and Affiliated Faculty at its Department of Economics. His research focuses primarily on urban, regional, and international economics. His studies have covered, among others, the organization of firms, trade and local labor markets, the role of commuting in shaping the effects of localized shocks, consumer mobility, and the impact of remote work on CBDs. He has published articles in the American Economic Review, Economic Letters, the Journal of Political Economy, Science, and the Journal of International Economics. Before joining McDonough, Professor Monte worked as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School and as a Visiting Professor at Princeton University. Monte has consulted for companies and public institutions in Italy and Switzerland. He holds a PhD and an MA in economics from the University of Chicago, an MSc in Economics and Management from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain, and a BA in economics from Bocconi University in Italy. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a member of different real estate organizations.
Lea Overby is Head of US CMBS Research and ABS Research at Barclays. Her team covers agency and non-agency CMBS, as well as US ABS. Throughout her twenty-year career, Lea has focused on various aspects of the securitized products market, including senior roles on the sell side, buy side and at a rating agency. Prior to joining Barclays in 2021, Lea headed CMBS Research at Wells Fargo. Between 2016 and 2018, she oversaw CMBS Analytics and Research at Morningstar Credit Ratings, after heading CMBS and ABS research at Nomura Securities. Lea holds a master’s degree in mathematics and completed coursework towards a Ph. D. in mathematics at Vanderbilt University. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Michael Reher’s research is at the intersection of intermediary finance and household finance, with a common theme of how the supply of real estate financing affects households’ housing costs. His research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Money, Credit, & Banking, and Journal of Investment Management.
Prior to Rady, Reher worked at the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and San Francisco and at Wealthfront, an automated financial advisor. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard in 2019, where he was a John R. Meyer Fellow. He received a B.S. from Georgetown in 2014 as valedictorian.
Dr. Tingyu Zhou is the Dean Gatzlaff Associate Professor of Real Estate in the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies at Florida State University’s College of Business. Zhou’s research interests include real estate economics and finance, and she has published research in numerous journals, including Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Economics and Finance, Regional Science and Urban Economics. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress and associate editor of International Real Estate Review.
Zhou earned a B.A. in economics and MBA in finance, both from the University of Macau. Her Ph.D. in finance is from the University of Connecticut.