Please take some time to review the 2020 Virtual Multi-Family Investment Summit agenda below. Note that all times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.
Tuesday, November 10 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
1:00 PM ET | WELCOME REMARKS
Jenn Clausen, LEM Capital
Jenna Sheehan, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
1:10 PM ET | FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ALLISON YAGER
As the Global Leader of Mercer’s Real Estate Boutique, Allison Yager is at the cross-section of leading institutional investors, family offices and real estate managers. How has Allison led her team through the ups and downs of 2020? What is top of mind for her clients today? What advice does she have for real estate managers?
Allison Yager, Mercer Investment Consulting
Jenna Sheehan, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (moderator)
1:30 PM ET | 1:1 SPEED NETWORKING
One-on-one conversations with your industry peers
2:00 PM ET | INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR PERSPECTIVES
How have institutional investors’ appetite for real estate evolved with recent events in 2020? Which investment strategies are showing most interest, including the sentiment towards core/core +/value add/opportunistic strategies? What about U.S. vs. global opportunities? Is there a preference towards fund investments, co-investments, separate accounts, secondaries, and even joint ventures? How do the election results factor in?
Kristin Leung, GIC
Elizabeth Burton, Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii
Mallory Glusband, University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Company
Christina Marcarelli, Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management
Jenn Clausen, LEM Capital (moderator)
2:30 PM ET | SMALL GROUP LP/GP SESSIONS
Join fellow LPs and GPs for small-group face-to-face virtual roundtable discussions.
3:00 PM ET | CAPITAL FLOWS: WHERE ARE BUYERS TAKING RISKS TODAY?
Multifamily is still the darling of commercial real estate, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get deals done today. How are investors sourcing and vetting acquisitions? What do financing packages look like on acquisitions and new construction? How are investment committees getting comfortable during a period of uncertainty? This panel of equity investors and lenders will share trends on where they’re investing and how deals are getting structured today.
Allison Bradshaw, LEM Capital
Janet LePage, Western Wealth Capital
Martha Hastings, CBRE
Sonia Khanna, Pacific Western Bank
Jill Homan, Javelin19 Investments (moderator)
3:30 PM ET | HEALTHIER TENANTS, SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
In real estate, the push towards ESG transparency and sustainability improvements have been under way for years. How has the conversation evolved due to the impact of COVID-19?
Kim Pexton, JBG SMITH
Laura Craft, Heitman
Pamela West, Nuveen
Summer Haltli, FCP (moderator)
4:00 PM ET | CLOSING REMARKS
Wednesday, November 11 | 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time
12:30 PM ET | KEYNOTE: LESLIE ANDREN
Leslie Andren is currently the Chief Investment Officer of Atlas Residential and Atlas Apartment Homes, LLC. With experience in construction lending, pension fund acquisitions, apartment investment brokerage sales, and distressed commercial real estate, Leslie joins us to share how resiliency has defined her extensive career in the real estate industry.
Leslie Andren, Atlas Residential and Atlas Apartment Homes, LLC
1:00 PM ET | FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ANNE MCCULLOCH
The perfect storm of affordable housing crisis is brewing right now: a threat made up of the already low supply that is hitting the increasing post-pandemic demand head on. How will we solve the affordable housing shortage?
Anne McCulloch, Housing Partnership Equity Trust
Connie Simmons Taylor, Baker Botts (moderator)
1:30 PM ET | FLIGHT TO THE 'BURBS
Remote work, pandemic fears, and riots appear to be driving more Americans to the suburbs. This summer, home purchases in non-urban areas have increased by a third more than in urban areas compared to the same period last year. Is multifamily seeing the same trend? Will people who moved out of the city during the pandemic return once a vaccine is developed? Will vacancies in the city drive rents down, which will entice those who left to return? Is the level of risk the same in an urban apartment building as a suburban apartment building (shared ventilation, density, etc.)? How are investors viewing opportunities in urban vs suburban markets?
Andrea Lawrence, HAP Investments
Mae Klinger, Insight Property Group
Margaret Grossman, Sugar Hill Capital
Meg Spriggs, Shorenstein Properties
Kristin Staffeldt, University of Chicago (moderator)
2:00 PM ET | 1:1 SPEED NETWORKING
One-on-one conversations with your industry peers
2:30 PM ET | MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION
Development activity in the multifamily sector proved resilient through many obstacles in 2020, although challenges varied by region and property depending on how the economic downturn and governmental pandemic responses varied. This panel of experts in development and construction will share how their firms used teamwork, innovation, digital transformation, and creativity to keep projects on track. We’ll talk about lessons learned and an outlook for 2021.
Elizabeth Cobb, MIG Real Estate
Jit Kee Chin, Suffolk Construction
Leslie Mathis, Woodfield Development
3:00 PM ET | SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: STUDENT HOUSING
This panel of investors, developers, and universities reflect on challenges presented this fall across campuses nationwide and what preparations look like as we head into spring semester.
Kristina Vagen, The Michaels Organization
Sara Lu, Emory University
Susan Folckemer, The Preiss Company
Chris Richards, RE Consultant, Student Housing (moderator)
3:30 PM ET | SECTOR SPOTLIGHT: SENIOR HOUSING
In what areas has senior housing evolved over the past nine months? Where are occupancy levels? What measures of safety have developers and managers adopted? Where are investors viewing opportunity?
Beth Mace, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care
Kate Ford, Kong Capital
Elizabeth Wohlleb, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (moderator)
4:00 PM ET | COCKTAIL RECEPTION WITH SMALL GROUP NETWORKING
As we wrap up the summit, grab your cocktail and head to one of the session rooms for open networking.