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Yale Alumni Real Estate Association Annual Conference 2022

Friday, Sep 23 2022 at 9:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT

165 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

The Yale Alumni Real Estate Association Conference, which has convened annually at Yale since 2008, provides alumni, students, and faculty a chance to engage with leading thinkers in real estate—and with one another.  The purpose of the conference is broader than simply “an industry gathering.”  Instead, it is a venue to focus on new ideas and trends shaping a field that has a potential impact on the fabric of our communities.



Conference Agenda 

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Location: Hotel Marcel
(500 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT 06511)

Time Session

Welcome Reception and Tours of Hotel Marcel
Sunken Lounge at Hotel Marcel

Friday, September 23, 2022
Location: Evans Hall, Yale School of Management
(165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511)

Time Session (All sessions will take place in Zhang Auditorium)
8:00am–9:00am Continental Breakfast & Registration
Ligon-Lamsam Commons 

Welcome and Acknowledgements 
Francis Lively, Conference Chair and Chief Executive Officer & President, The LCP Group, L.P.


Panel: Life Sciences Real Estate Development: 101 College Street, New Haven

A case study on the development of 101 College Street, a new life sciences building in New Haven, developed by Winstanley Enterprises with their equity partner Harrison Street, and anchored by Yale University.  101 College is part of the city’s efforts to continue to grow as a life sciences hub, and reflective of increased life sciences real estate development nationally.  

Lauren Zucker, Associate Vice President for New Haven Affairs and University Properties at Yale University

Josh Geballe, Senior Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Yale University and Managing Director of Yale Ventures
David Liu, Director, Head of Healthcare Asset Management at Harrison Street
Michael Piscitelli, AICP, Economic Development Administrator, City of New Haven
Carter Winstanley, Principal at Winstanley Enterprises


Midterm Elections and Impact on the Economy

Former Treasury Official and Head of Policy at Renaissance Macro will discuss the upcoming 2022 congressional midterms and their impact on the and the 2024 presidential race.  

Steve Pavlick, Partner and Head of Policy at Renaissance Macro

10:45am–11:00am Networking break
Ligon-Lamsam Commons

Fireside Chat: Institutional Investors’ Outlook on Real Estate, Post-COVID and Pre-Midterm Elections

A fireside chat about the post-pandemic world of Institutional RE Investments. A discussion with the leader of one of the U.S.’s pre-eminent RE investment platforms about issues PGIM is experiencing in their global operations, post-COVID and post-George Floyd. What are the newest subsectors that their institutional clients are investing in? What opportunities and challenges does PGIM face along with their peers given the current uncertain interest rate and growth environment? And how has technology sculpted this environment?

Cathy Marcus, Global Chief Operating Officer and Head of U.S. Equity, PGIM Real Estate

Cherie Santos-Wuest, Managing Partner at Celadon Venture Advisors

12:00pm–1:15pm Lunch 
Evans Hall Courtyard

Panel: Real Estate Startups: Where to begin?

Innovation and new business formation is not common or easy in our tradition-bound industry.  Our five panelists--all Yale graduates--have created new companies from very diverse, creative ideas.  They will share with us their start-up experiences,  from initial concept to realization, their motivations and mission, and the continuing challenges and rewards of a start-up.

Kevin D. Gray, Lecturer in the Practice of Real Estate at Yale University and principal of Kevin D Gray Consulting

Sumit Aneja, Founder of Pivoton Capital
Carl Cornilsen, COO of Citiesense/Gingko
Nobu Iguchi, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Agya Ventures
Andrea Pizziconi, Founder of The Christie Company
Ira Shaw, Co-Head, Partner Solutions, Crow Holdings Capital


Keynote Address: Global Perspective on Real Estate, Present and Future
Chuck Leitner, Chief Executive Officer for CBRE Investment Management

Cab Grayson, Senior Managing Director for CBRE Investment Management

3:00pm–3:30pm Networking Coffee Break
Ligon-Lamsam Commons

Panel: Beyond Opportunity Zones

In this panel, we provide a context and framework to understand place-based incentive programs for the real estate industry, like OZs, from their earliest days to now. Then we dive into the good, the bad, and the ugly with OZs. In conversation with experts on the ground, we learn about happened when OZ funding was actually deployed, discuss what the future looks like for this incentive and get a peek at a new generation of public incentives that could be inspired by OZs that are being created to meet the growing demands for affordable housing, job creation, and downtown revitalization across the United States. 

Atif Z. Qadir AIA, Founder of REDIST & Host of the American Building Podcast

Alexandra Daum, Deputy Commissioner and CIO at Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Shafron Hawkins, President and CEO at Opportunity Funds Association

Asheel Shah, Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Development at EJF Capital LLC


Closing Remarks
Francis Lively, Conference Chair and Chief Executive Officer & President, The LCP Group, L.P.

4:45pm Reception
Ligon-Lamsam Commons

Please note that as per Yale University policy:

  • Masks will be required in the auditorium. 
  • All visitors must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • All visitors must carry vaccination and booster documentation and be prepared to provide it if asked.

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