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Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies

Prospects of Real Estate and Alternative Investments for 2015 and Beyond

April 23, 2015

8: a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Hofstra University Club
David S. Mack Hall, North Campus
Conference Directors:
Ehsan Nikbakht and Andrew Spieler
Department of Finance
Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Hofstra University

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies in collaboration with the Frank G. Zarb School of Business,  The Center for International Financial Services and Markets and the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University hosted a free seminar titled Prospects of Real Estate and Alternative Investments for 2015 and Beyond.  Ehsan Nikbakht and Andrew Spieler acted as Conference Directors.  The breakfast keynote speaker was introduced by Patrick Socci, Dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business and was delivered by Dr. Seow-Eng Ong, Professor of Real Estate, National University of Singapore .

Prospects of Real Estate and Alternative Investments for 2015 and Beyond

The program was as follows:
Real Estate: Investments, Infrastructure and Securitization

Panelists:
Jason Ward, Arbor Commercial Funding LLC
David Borden, Esq., Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group
Michael Anthony, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Real Estate Advisory
Jason Paul, CMBS, Credit Suisse

Moderators
Robert Campbell, Professor of Finance, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University
Andrew Spieler, Professor of Finance Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University

Alternative Investments: ETFS, Venture Capital and Contemporary Issues

Panelists
Anthony Calenda, CFA, Head of Special Projects, Geller & Company
Chris Milliken, CFA, Vice President, Hennion and Walsh Asset Management
Dr. Clark L. Maxam, Founder and Managing Partner, Trailcrest Capital Advisors
Joseph DiTomaso, Co-Founder, CEO and President, AllTheRooms.com

Moderator
Ehsan Nikbakht, Professor of Finance, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University 

Introduction of luncheon Keynote Speaker 
George J. Papaioannou, C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Finance
 and Vice Dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University

The afternoon luncheon keynote was delivered by Dr. Brad Case, NAREIT

Closing remarks were delivered by Andrew Spieler, Professor of Finance Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University.