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2023-2024: The Year in Review

We hosted our tenth annual Grayken Program in International Real Estate event in London.

May 2024

On May 15, 2024, Zell/Lurie members and some of Europe’s most influential real estate professionals gathered for the tenth annual Grayken Program in International Real Estate: London, at the Royal Automobile Club.

The program featured two speakers. Silvia Ardagna, Head of European Economics Research, Barclays, spoke in a conversation moderated by Maisy Wong, James T. Riady Associate Professor Real Estate; Assistant Director, Grayken Program in International Real Estate. James Seppala, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone; Chair, European Advisory Board, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School, spoke in a conversation moderated by James McCaffrey, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured. The program also included two panels. The first panel titled “Debt vs. Equity – Where Are the Best Risk-Adjusted Returns to be Found?” included panelists Joanne McNamara, Harm Meijer, and Edward Siskind, and was moderated by Patrick Long.

The program concluded with a second panel on the impact of AI on demand for data centers. It included panelists Jakob Carnemark, Bill Davis, and Jean-Philippe Establier, and was moderated by Alex Burgoyne.


Center Director Joe Gyourko was a guest on the Ripple Effect Podcast.  In May we said farewell to the Class of 2024.