Invitation: Spring Members' Meeting
February 10, 2012
Dear Friend of the Zell/Lurie Real
I am delighted to invite you to the Spring Members' Meeting of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at The Rittenhouse, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24-25, 2012. This is our signature event, and this year's program promises to be as interesting as the times in which we find ourselves. We have an outstanding line-up of panels dealing with vital issues in this uncertain environment, and great speakers to address broader economic and political matters.
Our main day opens with our panel of Wharton economists discussing where we are in the cycle and what we should be looking for in terms of recovery, both domestically and internationally. Our second session will focus on the consumer and what we should expect from that key player going forward. For that session, we have a great line-up of retail experts. Our afternoon panels begin with a discussion of what is happening in the debt and equity capital markets, and how that is affecting the property markets. We have some of the world's leading lenders and investors confirmed for this session. Our final panel welcomes back our good friend Sam Zell to discuss the property markets, the overall investment climate, and the political scene. Virtually all our panelists are now confirmed; check our website for any new details.
The Hon. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
See the most recent agenda here. As always, the Spring Meeting is free for all members of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center. For non-members, the cost to attend all or part of this event is $1,499 per person. You may pay by credit card online to register for the meeting or print the "Registration Form" and return it together with a check made payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania." To learn more about becoming a Center member, please contact Janice Leberman at 215-898-3824 or email email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Martin Bucksbaum Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Business and Public Policy
Director, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton