Please take some time to review the 2021 Virtual Women in REITs Summit agenda below. Note that all times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.
Tuesday, January 26 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
10:00 AM ET | WELCOME REMARKS
10:05 AM ET | 2021 OUTLOOK: REITs AND THE RECOVERY
With the election results in and a fresh start to the year, what are the key themes facing REITs in 2021?
Gillian Tiltman, Neuberger Berman
Laurel Durkay, Cohen & Steers
Jennifer Clark, The RMR Group
Gina Szymanski, AEW Capital Management
Daniel LeBey, Vinson & Elkins (moderator)
10:30 AM ET | TRENDS IN DEBT FINANCE
With volatility in interest rates, construction costs and property valuations, what’s the outlook for the REIT private debt market? Has the downturn brought new opportunity for lenders and investors?
Elizabeth Cotter, JBG Smith
Paige Anderson, Vinson & Elkins
Maxi Leachman, CBRE
Deborah Ginsberg, TPG
Nancy Mozzachio, Sine Qua Non (SQN) RE Advisors LLC (moderator)
11:00 AM ET | SPEED NETWORKING
One on one conversations with your industry peers.
11:30 AM ET | FIRESIDE CHAT
Laura Dietzel, RSM
Wesley LePatner, Blackstone
Wesley LePatner is Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and serves as the Global Chief Operating Officer of the Core+ business and the Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT).
12:00 PM ET | HIRING AND RECRUITING ROUNDTABLE
What trends are shaping industry recruiting and hiring? What have we learned in a virtual environment?
Sun-Sun de Swaan, McDermott + Bull
12:30 PM ET | COMPENSATION TRENDS ROUNDTABLE
What performance and incentive trends are shaping the real estate compensation market?
Megan Blankemeyer, Ferguson Partners
1:00 PM ET | ESG IN ACTION: COMMITTING TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
As an increasing number of REITs are reporting sustainability efforts publicly, what frameworks and metrics are shaping the industry? How are investors and developers committing resources to achieve net zero and building health and resiliency targets?
Daniele Horton, Verdani Partners
Sara Neff, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Megan Basore, Duke Realty
Jenny Zhao, AEW Capital Management
Sarah Fortt, Vinson & Elkins (moderator)
1:30 PM ET | LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE CRISIS
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. Four REIT leaders will discuss what lessons 2020 taught them as leaders of REITs.
Cynthia Daly, FSC Trust
Robin Zeigler, Cedar Realty Trust
Taryn Fielder, Washington REIT
Tiffany Butcher, JBG Smith
Jennifer Seaton, RSM (moderator)
2:00 PM ET | FIRESIDE CHAT
Deborah Smith, The CenterCap Group
June Munshi, The CenterCap Group
2:30 PM ET | C-SUITE PERSPECTIVES IN A VOLITILE MARKET
In today’s marketplace, how are REIT C-Suite leaders accessing debt and equity and what creative strategies are driving stability and growth amidst uncertainty?
Susan Hallenberg, Cottonwood Residential
Serena Wolfe, Annaly Capital Management
Renika Sehgal, American Tower
Lindsay Stiles, Slate Asset Management
Lisa Beeson, CenterCap Group (moderator)
3:00 PM ET | CLOSING REMARKS