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Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies

Real Estate Markets in Transition

October 20, 2010

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies in collaboration with The Frank G. Zarb School of Business and The Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University hosted a conference from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus titled Real Estate Markets in Transition.

The  keynote speakers, panels and panelists included:

Keynote Address

 Susan Wachter, Ph.D., Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management, Professor of  Real Estate, Finance And City and Regional Planning, The Wharton School of Business, University of  Pennsylvania “Has Housing Hit Bottom?”


Valuation, Tax and Related Issues in Real Estate

Stewart Zimmerman, Chairman of the Board and CEO
MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc.

James Burns, President
Aventine Properties LLC

Andrea J. Heuson, Ph.D., Professor of Finance
University of Miami

Moderator Ehsan Nikbakht, D.B.A., C.F.A., Professor of Finance
Hofstra University

Current Issues in Real Estate Markets and Investment

Michael S. Piwowar, Ph.D., Chief Financial Economist
U.S. State Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Shaun A. Bond, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Real Estate
Department of Finance and Real Estate,
University of Cincinnati

Clark L. Maxam, Ph.D., Managing Director
Trailcrest Capital

Moderator Robert Campbell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance

Luncheon Speaker

Brad Case, Ph.D., Vice President, Research and
Industry Information
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

Real Estate Opportunities and Risk: Market Update

Erik Devos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance
University of Texas, El Paso

Jose McNeill, Principal
McNeill Real Estate Services

Gianluca Marcato, Ph.D., Associate Professor in
Real Estate Finance
University of Reading, United Kingdom

Moderator Andrew Spieler, Ph.D., C.F.A., Associate Professor of Finance
Hofstra University

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