“Valuations Reach New Highs: Justified or Not?” presented by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Real Estate Alumni Group on November 13, 2018 at The University of Chicago, Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL. The 12th Annual Real Estate Conference 2018.
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: 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).
Panelists include: Richard Flohr, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Cross Harbor Capital Partners; John Gavin, Managing Director, BDT & Company; C. Allan Swaringen MBA ‘98, President & CEO, JLL Income Property Trust; Brian Tilton MBA, BBA, CFA ‘07, Portfolio Manager, CPPIB. With moderator; Bruce Cohen MBA ‘89, Senior Managing Partner, Cortland.
Richard Flohr oversees operations of the Strategic Debt Fund and is a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee. Previously Richard was Managing Director with the Prudential Mortgage Capital Company where he worked for 28 years. Richard served as member of the PMCC's Senior Management Group and as head of the company’s Capital Markets CMBS programs where he was responsible for the sale of $2.9 billion of first mortgage CMBS loans across 29 securitizations.
John Gavin is responsible for managing real estate investments including supporting advisory assignments and sourcing new investment opportunities. John was a Principal at Sterling Bay Companies, a Chicago-based real estate investment and development company, where he served for eight years. John began his commercial real estate career with Cushman and Wakefield's capital markets team. Between 1997 and 2008, he served as Senior Vice President within Cushman and Wakefield's capital markets group.
C. Allan Swaringen leads all financial, investing and operational functions of a daily valued, perpetual life REIT and guides the overall strategic direction of the company. He has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry with LaSalle and other leading institutions. He has served as a speaker and featured panelist at numerous industry conferences.
Brian Tilton manages the Board’s Real Estate Investment group based in New York and is responsible for sourcing underwriting, and structuring programmatic joint ventures and equity investments in the industrial and student housing sectors across the U.S. Brian has been involved in $10.2 billion of industrial investments totaling 132 million square feet and $4.3 billion of student housing investments totaling 47,000 beds at CPPIB. Previously Brian was with Almanac Realty Investors, LLC, where he made investments in real estate operating companies, and Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), where he made investments in healthcare real estate.
Bruce Cohen is the Senior Managing Partner of Investments and Strategy Initiatives at Cortland, an Atlanta-based multifamily real estate firm that employs 1,800 associates and owns 50,000 apartment homes, representing almost $9 billion of AUM. He has increased the company's discretionary capital under management, as well as geographic and product expansion.
Bruce earlier founded and served as CEO of Wrightwood Financial.