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The Eric and Beth Schlager Lecture Series

The Eric and Beth Schlager Lecture Series was established in 2006 in order to enable the Center to bring in outstanding real estate entrepreneurs to deliver lectures to the Wharton community about their unique experiences. The Lecture Series provides our community with an invaluable opportunity to hear from and interact with these notable entrepreneurs.

Past Schlager Lecturers

Thomas Barrack – September 2009
Founder and Executive Chairman
COLONY CAPITAL

Sam Zell – September 2010
Chairman
EQUITY GROUP INVESTMENTS

Jeff Blau – November 2011
Chief Executive Officer
RELATED COMPANIES

Roy Hilton March – March 2013
Chief Executive Officer
EASTDIL SECURED

Keith Gelb – November 2013
Managing Member and Co-Founder
ROCKPOINT GROUP

David Abrams – November 2014
CEO and Founder
ABRAMS CAPITAL GROUP

John Grayken – November 2016
Founder and Chairman
LONE STAR FUNDS

Spencer Haber – March 2018
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
H/2 CAPITAL PARTNERS

Matthew J. Lustig – February 2019
Chairman of Investment Banking, North America; Head of Real Estate & Lodging
LAZARD

Ronald J. Kravit – February 2021
Senior Managing Director, Defense
CERBERUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.


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