APRIL 8-10, 2024


The Kayo Women’s Real Estate Summit unites 200 women leaders in commercial real estate investing for curated networking, educational content, and a supportive community atmosphere in Washington, DC. Attendees include a thoughtful mix of institutional investors, real estate private equity, REITs, developers, lenders and commercial real estate advisors.

Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global CEO, JLL Hotels & Hospitality

“It was truly extraordinary and real.”

Adriana de Alcantara, Hines

“Such an enlightening and well-structured event.”


  • All Days
  • Mon Apr 08
  • Tue Apr 09
  • Wed Apr 10
Mon Apr 08
12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Check-in for the event and grab your name badge at the Registration Desk in the Potomac Hall on the 2nd floor of the Intercontinental.

Location: Potomac Hall, 2nd Floor

2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
DC's Leading Real Estate Investors

Details coming soon!

2:45 pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Meet the Speakers

Gain deeper insights, personalized advice, and valuable networking connections with speakers after their segment.

2:45 pm
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
LP Closed-Door Segment

Details coming soon!

3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Knockout Networking

Knockout Networking
Our pre-conference structured networking helps attendees make connections with ease before the conference really begins. There are 60 minutes of roundtable discussions with topic prompts to help attendees open up about obstacles, challenges, wins and goals.

3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
LP Knockout Networking

Knockout Networking
Our pre-conference structured networking helps limited partners make connections with ease before the conference really begins. There are 60 minutes of roundtable discussions with topic prompts to help attendees open up about obstacles, challenges, wins and goals.

4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Offsite Building Tour

Details coming soon!

4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wine & Art Class

Details coming soon!

4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
LP/GP 1:1 Networking

By invitation only. Details coming soon.

5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Tue Apr 09
6:00 am
6:00 am - 7:00 am
Morning Wellness
7:30 am
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Americana Foyer

7:30 am
7:30 am - 8:00 am
7:30 am
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Connection Café

The go-to spot for attendees to refuel, gather to chat, jot notes or take a clarity break in between sessions.

Location: Potomac Hall

8:15 am
8:15 am - 9:00 am
9:15 am
9:15 am - 10:00 am
The Future of Commercial Real Estate Investing

Real estate remains a first-rate asset class, and economic indicators suggest a possible revival of deal activity in 2024. Join us for an insightful conversation with leading women dealmakers in the industry to discuss the future of commercial real estate investing. Hear the strategies and innovations from these trailblazers at top private equity firms, institutions, asset managers, and REITs who are navigating the ever-evolving real estate landscape.

10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break

Location: Connection Café 

10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Debt Finance

This track will visit the state of the real estate debt finance market from the perspectives of lenders and opportunistic investors who see unprecedented potential in real estate debt including new senior origination opportunities as well as distressed public and private debt.

10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Capital Raising

What are the secrets to successful fundraising in challenging market conditions? This track highlights real estate’s capital development leaders sharing their strategies and tactics to launch, market and close funds even in today’s competitive market.

10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sustainable Construction

The construction industry accounts for 36% of worldwide energy usage and 40% of carbon dioxide emissions. Real estate investors are increasingly utilizing their capital and industry expertise to fund projects that align with sustainability goals while also focusing on generating returns. This track explores investments in innovative new developments, technology, and retrofits that drive sustainability in energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and better durability, as well as the challenges in this growing space.

12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch with a Keynote
1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sector Spotlight: Housing

○ Private investment in the housing market plays a tremendous role in driving economic growth and stability. Yet, high interest rates, low inventory, and affordability issues continue to impact the deal environment. In this track, we will examine areas of opportunity and the effects of headwinds on multifamily, single-family, senior housing, and more. We will hear from managers, developers, and operators who are investing, innovating, and sometimes disrupting the housing industry.  

2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sector Spotlight: Healthcare

The universe of possibilities within healthcare is expanding for real estate investors. The intersection of this booming $4 trillion recession-resistant industry and real estate presents unique investment opportunities and some obstacles. This track explores healthcare real estate investment themes and trends, including medical retail, REITs, medical office, behavioral health, new construction and retrofitting existing facilities, and the interplay between investments in housing and medical real estate. 

2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Sector Spotlight: Technology

Technology is reshaping the real estate landscape, cultivating a smarter and more connected built environment and creating value for investors. Advancements, including the use of AI, are essential for new projects. They can also breathe new life into existing assets or render them obsolete. This track will explore investing in proptech within commercial real estate.  

2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Sector Spotlight: Industrials

With the rise of domestic production and thriving e-commerce marketplaces, the U.S. outlook on industrial real estate remains strong despite overall declines in the market. The growing significance of modernization, specifically data and technology, is evident as new technologies, such as automated warehousing systems revolutionize the industry. This track will explore the industrial and logistics sector through the lens of real estate, including dealmaking trends, consumer behavior, sustainability considerations, and asset management strategies. 

4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wind-Down Walk

A Kayo tradition at every event! Once the conference wraps for the day, leave your business attire behind and stretch your legs for a low intensity walk to unwind before your dinner plans. Led by a Kayo team member, this group of attendees will embark on a 60-minute walk, connecting over uncommon commonalities and soaking in the waterfront beauty of The Wharf.

5:00 pm
5:00 pm -
Dinner on Your Own
Wed Apr 10
7:30 am
7:30 am - 8:00 am
7:30 am
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Connection Café

The go-to spot for attendees to refuel, gather to chat, jot notes or take a clarity break in between sessions.

8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:45 am
LP Keynote
8:45 am
8:45 am - 9:30 am
CIO Outlook

This panel of CIOs and leading institutional investors will discuss trends in real asset allocations and share what fund managers need to know to raise capital in today’s environment.

10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Real Estate Allocator Perspectives

Commercial real estate assets face challenges against a backdrop of high interest rates and evolving demands. As allocators are approached with numerous opportunities, they must make informed decisions on allocating their funds to generate the best returns. In this track, LPs will share their insights into the role of real estate within their portfolios, how they balance risks and returns, and aligning with the right managers for their strategy.

12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Roundtable Lunch

past speakers

2023 line up

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past attendees

Imagine the connections you’ll make

  • Ares Management Corporation

  • AEW

  • Appollo Global Management

  • BentallGreenOak

  • Callan

  • Canyon Partners

  • CBRE

  • CIM Group

  • Consolidated Edison

  • Federal Capital Partners

  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

  • Lazard

  • LEM Capital

  • J.P. Morgan

  • Maryland State Retirement & Pension System

  • Nuveen

  • Partners Group

  • Starwood Capital Group

  • TRS of Texas

  • Virginia Retirement System


The Intercontinental at the Wharf is a luxury hotel that anchors The Wharf, a development project revitalizing Washington DC’s Potomac River waterfront. The venue is a mile from the monuments, museums, and the White House and less than 20 minutes from Raegan Airport.


Looking to advance yourself through a speaking opportunity? The agenda is under curation and our programming team is looking for speakers to take the podium.


Want to be the first to know when sponsorships become available for 2024? Submit your information to schedule a Discovery Call.




Non-fee earning LPs who are in an investment role and allocating capital to investment funds.

Includes: Allocators for Public/Private Pension Plans, Taft-Hartley/Unions, Endowments, Foundations and more



Fee earning LPs that allocate capital directly into companies, developments or projects.

Includes: Investment Consultants, OCIOs, Fund of Funds, and other fee-earning investment managers.



Real Estate investors into public and private assets.

Includes: private equity investors, private credit investors, developers, asset managers, venture capital investors, hedge funds, direct lenders, investment and merchant banks, secondary firms, real assets investors, REITs, BDCs, SBICs, accelerators, and lenders.



Service providers to investors and companies.

Includes: accounting firms, attorneys, consulting firms, commercial broker, executive search, fund administrators, architects, construction & engineering, insurance firms, law firms, placement agents and software providers.

more than a conference



Quality over quantity. We curate audiences so there is an intentional and diverse mix of partners, clients and peers. You will connect easily and authentically.


We believe individuals should take ownership over their professional development. Our events offer educational topics and industry insight to advance attendees from all areas.


Events for women, designed by women. Connection is a top priority at Kayo events because people thrive in community and struggle without it. You’ll be championed by your peers!



“That was my first Kayo event and it was hands down the best conference I have ever attended.”


“So refreshing to be surrounded by women in such a positive and supportive space.”


“This was the best conference I’ve been to, maybe ever!”

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Invest in yourself while you network with other trailblazers.


Get behind the podium to advance your career.


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