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Conference Recap: Yale Alumni Real Estate Association Conference 2022

The Yale Alumni Real Estate Association Conference 2022 attracted around 150 executives, investors, students and academics to the Yale School of Management on Friday, September 23, 2022. The conference was organized by the Yale Alumni Real Estate Association group and chaired by Yale School of Management alum Francis Lively ‘15. The conference was hosted by the Yale School of Management International Center for Finance.

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.

The conference began the previous night on Thursday, September 22 with a welcome cocktail reception at the newly renovated Hotel Marcel. Attendees had the opportunity to connect and take tours of the hotel that features sustainable engineering using solar electricity to power the entire building.


Click here for the conference website and agenda.
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Francis Lively, Conference Chair and Chief Executive Officer & President, The LCP Group, L.P. started the day with his welcome remarks.
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Lauren Zucker, Associate Vice President for New Haven Affairs and University Properties at Yale University moderated the panel "Life Sciences Real Estate Development 101 College St, New Haven" featuring 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 and Carter Winstanley, Principal at Winstanley Enterprises.

They discussed 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.
Preview image for the video "YaleAREA Conference 2022 - Midterm Elections and Impact on the Economy".
Former Treasury Official and Head of Policy at Renaissance Macro Steve Pavlick discussed the upcoming 2022 congressional midterms and their impact on the and the 2024 presidential race.
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A fireside chat moderated by Cherie Santos-Wuest, Managing Partner at Celadon Venture Advisors featuring Cathy Marcus, Global Chief Operating Officer and Head of U.S. Equity, PGIM Real Estate 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?
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Kevin D. Gray, Lecturer in the Practice of Real Estate at Yale University and principal of Kevin D Gray Consulting moderates a discussion about Real Estate Startups featuring 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 and Ira Shaw, Co-Head, Partner Solutions, Crow Holdings Capital.

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 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.
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Keynote Address on the Global Perspective on Real Estate, Present and Future featuring Chuck Leitner, Chief Executive Officer for CBRE Investment Management and moderated by Cab Grayson, Senior Managing Director for CBRE Investment Management.
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In this panel, Atif Z. Qadir AIA, Founder of REDIST & Host of the American Building Podcast moderates a discussion with panelists Alexandra Daum, Deputy Commissioner and CIO at Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Shafron Hawkins, President and CEO at Opportunity Funds Association and Asheel Shah, Senior Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Development at EJF Capital LLC
The discussion provides a context and framework to understand place-based incentive programs for the real estate industry, like OZs, from their earliest days to now. Then they 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.