As 2018 begins to unfold, we at the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center thank our Research Sponsors and Primary Sustaining Members whose generous contributions have made the wonderful events of 2017 possible. Much happened in 2017:
Department News + Research · Faculty & Staffing Changes · Members Meetings 2017 · Expansion of Global Programming · Research Sponsor Events · Student Activities · Other Events in 2017 · Upcoming Events · Current Members
Some highlights from Wharton Real Estate faculty members’ recent speaking engagements, media reports and publications.
Dean’s Chair in Real Estate Professor, Chair, Real Estate Department
Associate Professor of Real Estate and Business Economics & Public Policy
Martin Bucksbaum Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Director of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
Assistant Professor of Real Estate
Adjunct Professor of Real Estate, Director/Founder, International Housing Finance program, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center
Assistant Professor of Real Estate
Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Professor of Finance
Associate Professor of Real Estate
View a full list of Wharton Real Estate faculty working papers.
The Center has had some staffing changes in 2017.
Twice a year, Zell/Lurie hosts Members’ Meetings where our members, their guests and our students convene to network and discuss contemporary issues in the industry. The meeting summaries for 2017’s Spring and Fall Meetings can be found below.
Spring Members’ Meeting
April 26-27, 2017
Fall Members’ Meeting
October 26-27, 2017
In May 2017, Zell/Lurie held its fourth international event at the Royal Automobile Club in London and its first under the auspices of the John P. Grayken Program in International Real Estate. The program focused on “Economic and Political Factors Behind Changing Country Risk: Europe and the World.”
European Advisory Board
In December of 2017, the first European Advisory Board Meeting took place in London. The board consists of real estate professionals who share in Zell/Lurie’s passion for educating the future leaders of industry as well as connect the leaders of today. View a list of our European Advisory Board Members below.
Mr. Ian Marcus
IAN MARCUS CONSULTANTS LIMITED
Mr. Eric Adler
PGIM REAL ESTATE
Ms. Amy Klein Aznar
Head of Investments and Special Situations
LASALLE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Mr. Olivier Brahin
LONE STAR EUROPE ACQUISITIONS, LLP
Mr. David Brush
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Michael Cochran
Senior Managing Director
Mr. Saul Goldstein
ACTIVUMSG CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LTD
Mr. Spencer B. Haber
Chief Executive Officer
H/2 CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC
Ms. Catherine Hong
MORGAN STANLEY AIP
Mr. Patrick Long
Mr. John Lutzius
GREEN STREET ADVISORS
Mr. Roy Hilton March
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. James Seppala
Head of European Acquisitions
THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
Mr. François Trausch
ALLIANZ REAL ESTATE GMBH
Being a Research Sponsor of Zell/Lurie has many benefits, including access to private networking events.
Dinner at Le Bernardin
Research Sponsors dined at world-renowned Manhattan restaurant Le Bernardin twice this year. On January 8, 2017, Research Sponsor David Helfand, CEO of Equity Commonwealth, arranged for Joshua Harris, Senior Managing Directory, Apollo Management, to speak on “Global Macroeconomic Environment and Implications for Investing.” Research Sponsors returned to Le Bernardin on October 10, 2017, when Research Sponsor Edward Baquero, President of Corigin Real Estate Group, arranged a salon-style conversation with acclaimed architect Robert A.M. Stern. Both evenings were met with praise from our Research Sponsors.
West Coast Event
The first West Coast Zell/Lurie event took place on March 2, 2017. Research Sponsors gathered at the Wharton San Francisco Campus in the beautiful South of Market district to hear Andy Cohen, Co-CEO, Gensler speak on “The Impact of the Driverless Car and Shared Use Economy on Development.” This tremendously successful event was provided with the aid of Executive Committee Member Edward Cook, Co-President, McCarthy Cook.
On June 20, 2017, Research Sponsors perfected their swing during a round at historic Baltusrol Golf Club, located in the rolling hills outside of New York City.
Zell/Lurie funds and assists with four University of Pennsylvania Real Estate Clubs. In 2017, the Real Estate Clubs have produced some wonderful programming.
The Ballard Executive Speaker Program
Zell/Lurie’s Ballard Executive Speaker program is very popular among our students. In 2017, fourteen Research Sponsors came to campus as Ballard Executives. These informal lunches are of tremendous value to our students, as indicated by their attendance and active participation. The Ballard Executive Speakers of 2017 were:
|JAN 25, 2017||Robert Silverman||Cozen O'Connor|
|JAN 31, 2017||Matthew Kaplan||Almanac Realty Investors|
|FEB 6, 2017||Martin Kravet||Royal Abstract of new York, LLC|
|FEB 14, 2017||Alan Feldman||Resource Real Estate, Inc.|
|FEB 22, 2017||Carl Tash||Starwood Capital|
|SEPT 21, 2017||Martin Burger||Silverstein Properties|
|SEPT 28, 2017||William Glazer||Keystone Property Group|
|OCT 4, 2017||Matthew Lustig||Lazard|
|OCT 11, 2017||Eric Schlager||The Bullfinch Companies, Inc.|
|NOV 2, 2017||Edward Siskind||Cale Street Partners, LLP|
|NOV 14, 2017||Michael Lehrman||Cantor Fitzgerald|
|NOV 21, 2017||Yon Cho||Pacific Coast Capital Partners|
|NOV 28, 2017||Robert Bellinger||ASB Real Estate Investments|
|DEC 7, 2017||Jonathan Rosen||RCP General Inc.|
Mentor and Mentee Program
This year, Zell/Lurie matched 126 students to 107 volunteer mentors. Many have had the chance to meet in person.
Highlights from the MBA Real Estate Club
Highlights from the Undergraduate Real Estate Club
Highlights from the School of Design Real Estate Club
Other events hosted by Zell/Lurie included:
Annual Alumni Breakfast
On January 19, 2018 alumni gathered to network and eat breakfast prior to the Career Fair.
Our Annual Career Fair
This year, 77 companies attended Zell/Lurie’s 17th Annual Career Fair held on January 19, 2018. The career fair was well attended by Penn students looking for opportunities in real estate.
Annual Zell Lecture
September 25, 2017. As expected, Sam Zell drew a crowd for the Annual Zell Lecture. Attendees of the packed room listened as Joe Gyourko and Sam Zell discussed the current real estate climate.
Zell/Lurie is looking forward to many events in 2018. Please join us for the following:
Below are the lists of Research Sponsors, Primary Sustaining Members, Associate Members and New Members of 2017.
To click here to see the Winter 2017 Newsletter.
Interested in becoming a member? Take a look at our Membership Page for more information.