“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.)
Kenneth P. Riggs, Jr. CFA, CRE, CCIM, MAI ’94 is President, Situs RERC (Real Estate Research Corporation).
Since 1991, Ken Riggs has served as president of Real Estate Research Corporation (a wholly- owned subsidiary of Situs), and has led the firm through several investment cycles. He continues to focus on providing independent fiduciary services to commercial real estate clients through valuation management, appraisal-centric services, and analytic research and publications. These services provide solutions to pension plans, investment managers, banks and other decision makers.
Through his 35 years of commercial real estate experience, can is uniquely qualified to offer investment committees, boards, and plan participants:
* Exemplary decision-making skills;
* The ability to comply with all risk management and other reporting requirements;
* Superior understanding of fiduciary responsibilities; and
* Exceptional ability to strategically integrate industry knowledge to deliver best practices and execution on behalf of clients.
Ken received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and over the years, earned the CFA® designation, the CRE designation, the CCIM designation, and the MAI designation, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Ken served as chair of The Counselors of Real Estate in 2012; was the chief real estate economist for the CCIM Institute from 2010 through 2012; and in 2006, was named one of the real estate's 25 most influential thought leaders by the National Association of Realtors.