“Real Estate Pricing: Trick or Treat?” presented by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Real Estate Alumni Group on October 31, 2017 at The University of Chicago, Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL. The 11th Annual Real Estate Conference 2017.
Lead Conference Sponsor DLA Piper, DLAPiper.com (A Global law firm with lawyers positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world). Sponsors: BMO Harris Bank, BMOHarris.com (Providing a full range of Commercial Real Estate lending, treasury management and depository services). 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). 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). Fama-Miller Center, Research.Chicagobooth.edu/FamaMiller (Promote and enhance academic research in finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business).
John C. Heaton, Deputy Dean for faculty and Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Heaton studies asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time-series econometrics. He first became drawn to this area because he was “intrigued by the idea of understanding economic phenomena both to guide policy and to help people make better decisions.” His research in these areas has earned him numerous fellowships, including an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship from 1993 to 1995, and a National Science Foundation Fellowship from 1993 to 1998.
Prior to joining the Chicago booth faculty in 2000, Heaton was the Nathan S. and Mary P. Sharp Distinguished Professor of Finance at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He also held positions at MIT's Sloan School of Management at the Hoover Institution. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The practical problems investors and institutions face are a key component of his teaching.
Originally from Canada, he can earned a bachelor's degree in commerce at the University of Windsor in 1982, a Masters degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1984, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1989. He joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000. Outside of academia, Heaton enjoys music, skiing, and sailing.
Karah Franklin ‘12, Vice President, Acquisitions Platform Ventures, is responsible for origination, underwriting, due diligence, and closing functions. Previously Ms. Franklin held Acquisitions positions at Sterling Bay, Oxford Properties and Broadway Partners, respectively, where she was responsible for underwriting and closing over $13 billion of commercial real estate investments on behalf of those firms’ institutional clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science (with distinction) from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Charles DiRocco is Director of Research, Altus group, and is an experienced Research Director with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. He is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, analytical skills, retail, asset management, and market analysis. He is a strong research professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Finance from The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School.
Joseph L. Pagliari, Jr. is Clinical Professor of Real Estate, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. With over 35 years of industry experience Professor Pagliari focuses his research and teaching efforts on issues broadly surrounding real estate investment, attempting to answer important questions from a rigorous theoretical and empirical perspective.