Dear Friends of the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate,
Registration for the 22nd Annual REIT Symposium, hosted by the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate's REIT Center, is well underway.  This year’s conference, REITS in the New World Order, will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at The Pierre in New York CityThe Symposium will bring together the REIT industry’s most prominent decision-makers for a critical examination of the forces that are shaping the sector at this unprecedented time for the American economy and political and business environment.  

We are delighted to share that our keynote speaker this year is Owen Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Boston Properties. The program also features one-on-one conversations with Sam Zell, Chairman of Equity Group, and Jonathan Gray, Global Head of Real Estate at Blackstone, as well as in-depth panel discussions with more than forty of the industry’s leading CEOs, bankers, lawyers, analysts, and investors. More than 500 industry delegates attend the Symposium each year and are also active participants in the day’s discussion and debate.

We hope you will join us at this year’s Symposium and look forward to a vigorous dialogue on the industry outlook. 


Sam Chandan, PhD FRICS 
Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in 
Real Estate Development and Investment; 
Associate Dean, NYUSPS Schack Institute 
of Real Estate

Approaching equity market capitalization of $1 trillion, the listed REIT sector in the United States has grown five-fold since the financial crisis, supported by acquisition and consolidation as well as expansion into new property sectors. Outside the United States, more than 30 countries now have REIT frameworks in place. While the industry’s momentum is undiminished, it is confronted with cyclical and structural challenges that will both disrupt the business model and open new avenues for growth.  

AMONG THE FEATURED SPEAKERS (To view our complete speaker list, click on the agenda)


Adam O. Emmerich, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz  
Robin Panovka, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Click Here to Register for the 22nd Annual REIT Symposium.  For inquiries on guest registration, please contact Jessica Estrada-Watson, at or 212-992-3618.  


Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 22nd Annual REIT Symposium. For inquiries about sponsorship and naming opportunities, please contact Sonal Pande at or call 212-998-6961. To review sponsorship levels, please visit our website (


  • When

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • The Pierre Hotel
    2 East 61st Street
    New York, New York 10065

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