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2020-2021: The Year in Review

This year’s Ballard Executive Speaker Program was hosted virtually.

Fall 2020

The Ballard Executive Speaker Program provides Wharton/Penn students with an invaluable and intimate opportunity to speak with leading real estate professionals. This year’s program featured sixteen Center Research Sponsors:

2020-2021 Ballard Speakers

Edward Baquero

Crosby Partners

Jeff T. Blau

Related Companies

Marty Burger

Silverstein Properties

Gillian Sutton Cho


Alan F. Feldman

Resource Real Estate, Inc.

Adam Gallistel

GIC Real Estate, Inc.

Richard J. Green

Firstrust Bank

David A. Helfand

Equity Commonwealth

Andy Jonas

Goldman, Sachs & Co., LLC

Bradley J. Korman

Korman Communities

Ronald J. Kravit

Tracker Capital Management

Matthew J. Lustig


Roy March

Eastdil Secured

Jacob Reiter

Verde Capital Corp

Adam R. Schwartz

Angelo Gordon

Craig A. Spencer

Arden Group


The Zell/Lurie Career Mentor Program connected students with industry leaders.  Dean Erika James met with Research Sponsors before the Fall Members' Meeting.