How has the last quarter of a century changed the world of real estate?



1:00PM – 5:00PM
WOOD AUDITORIUM, AVERY HALL
Reflections on 25 Years in Real Estate: Density, Sustainability, and Global Finance
A symposium organized by Kate Ascher, Milstein Professor of Urban Development, Columbia University, GSAPP; and Principal, Happold Consulting

1:00-1:15 p.m.
Welcoming remarks
Kate Ascher, Milstein Professor of Urban Development, GSAPP; and Principal, Happold Consulting

1:15-2:30 p.m.
Bigger, Taller, and Denser: The 21st Century City
Moderator: Kate Ascher

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Holliday Professor and Director, Real Estate Development Program, Columbia University
Stephen Lefkowitz, Partner, Real Estate, Fried Frank
Barbara Wilks, Principal, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

2:45-3:45 p.m.
25 Years of Real Estate Finance
Moderator: Charles Laven, President, Forsyth Street Advisors; Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Development Program, Columbia University

Hank Bell, Professor Emeritus, Real Estate Development Program, Columbia University
Merrie Frankel, Senior Credit Officer/VP in Commercial Real Estate Finance, Moody’s Investors Service; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Real Estate Development Program, Columbia University
Don Sheets, Senior Principal, Square Mile Capital Management; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Real Estate Development Program, Columbia University

4:00-5:00 p.m.
The Economics of Green
Moderator: Craig Schwitter, Managing Principal, North America, Buro Happold
Meghan McDermott, Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Sukanya Paciorek, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Vornado Realty Trust
Richard Dattner, Principal, Dattner Architects

5:00-5:15 p.m.
Closing remarks
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Holliday Professor and Director, Real Estate Development Program, Columbia University

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