“Market Disruptors” presented by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Real Estate Alumni Group on October 6, 2016 at The University of Chicago, Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL. The Tenth Annual Real Estate Conference 2016.
Lead Conference Sponsor Latham & Watkins LLP, LW.com (Providing strategic thinking and senior-level attention for innovative solutions to organizations’ most complex business issues.) Sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, BMOHarris.com (Providing a full range of Commercial Real Estate lending, treasury management and depository services.) Eastdil Secured, EastdilSecured.com (Providing the best-in-class services as the preeminent real estate investment banking firm for commercial real estate transactions ranging from single assets to large portfolios.) Equity Commonwealth, eqcre.com (Providing long-term value and aligning the interests of all stakeholders.) Draper and Kramer, DraperAndKramer.com (Providing financial and property services in real estate primarily in property management and leasing, commercial mortgage, residential mortgage, and acquisitions and development.) Ten-X, TenX.com/Commercial (Providing the nation’s leading online real estate transaction marketplace.)
Panelists include: Matthew J. Mullarkey ’01, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Projects, CenterPoint Properties; Andrew P. Power, Chief Financial Officer, Digital Realty; David Schwartz ’90, Co-Founder, CEO & Co-Chairman, Waterton; Jeffrey Frieden, Executive Chairman, Ten-X; Scott Morey, Executive Vice President, General Growth Properties; Brandon Dobell, Partner, William Blair & Co., Will Flatt ’05, Chief Operating Officer, Telos Group, LLC. With Moderator Kristine Stoner ’98, Managing Director, GPG Advisers
Matt Mullarkey, MBA, CPA, works with the Company's Investment Committee and Board of Directors to identify, source and execute new business opportunities including its investment joint venture with CalPERS, and provide strategic support across the Company's acquisition, development and operations platform.
Previously Mr. Mullarkey was Manager, Finance for RREEF, responsible for securing debt capital to facilitate acquisitions for the firm's pension fund clients.
Andrew P. Power is the CFO of Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), an S&P 500 global data Center REIT with an enterprise value of approximately $24 billion that owns and operates 140 properties in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Previously Mr. Power served as Managing Director of the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for relationships with over 40 public and private companies.
David Swartz, along with Mr. Peter Vilim, co-founded Waterton in 1995. Prior to Waterton Mr. Swartz was a vice president of acquisitions for Equity Residential Properties Trust (NYSE: EQR) and from 1985 through 1989 was with AMLI by Realty Co.
Jeffrey Frieden serves as the Executive Chairman for Ten-X (formerly Auction.com), the country's largest online real estate marketplace, which he co-founded in 2007 with Rob Friedman. Ten-X has thrived during one of the most challenging real estate markets in US history. Over $39 billion in real estate has been sold on the Ten-X.com platform-50,000 properties with a value of $8.2 billion in 2015 alone.
Scott Morey leads Digital Marketing, Information Services, and Creative Services at GGP. Prior to GGP, Mr. Morey was managing director for Alvarez and Marsal, leading their European real estate advisory practice and directly advised on €7 billion worth of real estate positions across 12 countries in 2010.
Brandon Dobell, MBA, Partner, Group Head-global services, specializes in the energy, information, marketing, real estate services and technology, and education services and technology industries. Mr. Dobell was previously Group Head-global services research at Credit Suisse.
William “Will” Flatt is a 20 year veteran and has held positions in nearly all aspects of real estate industry. This includes serving as CFO and subsequently COO of an NYSE listed office REIT. Will is currently COO of Telos Group, LLC which provides ownership representation services for clients across a 24 million square-foot office portfolio. In 2012, he founded, and continues to work with, Oxbow Ventures, a venture capital endeavor.
Kris Stoner has over 15 years of experience working with owner operator and corporate clients in the real estate industry in two primary areas: to optimize returns on operational infrastructure investments and drive standardization of data and processes throughout organizations.
As part of the leadership team at GPG Advisers, a real estate focused strategy, management and technology consulting firm, Kris has been instrumental in identifying and meeting new service offerings and driving sales and marketing efforts, while continuing to lead strategy and management consulting projects.