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Real Estate and Alternative Investments: 2012 and After

November 8, 2012
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 Frank G. Zarb School of Business and the  Institute of Real Estate @ Hofstra University hosted a free seminar titled Real Estate and Alternative Investments:  2012 and After.  Ehsan Nikbakht and Andrew Spieler acted as Conference Directors. A breakfast keynote address was delivered by David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P Dow Jones Induces.  Two morning panels were held:

Trends and Issues, Alternative Investments
Christopher Brothers, Director – Venture Capital
Maxim Group LLC

Jason Chen, Managing Director
Knights Investment Group

Shaw Elashmawy, Vice President – Venture Capital
Maxim Group LLC

Gary Kalbaugh, Director and Assistant General Counsel
ING Financial
Special Professor of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University

Steven Petersen, CFO
TPG-Axon Capital

Rudy Sanchez, Managing Director
Rock Center Capital Partners, LLC

Anoop Rai, Professor of Finance
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, Moderator

Trends and Issues, Real Estate
Richard Coppola, Managing Director
Global Real Estate, TIAA-CREF

Steven Dubb, Vice President of Finance
The Beechwood Organization

Mathew A. McLash, Vice President and General Counsel
Triple Five Worldwide Organization, Canada

Donald Monti, President and CEO
Renaissance Downtowns LLC

Shawn Rosenthal, Managing Director and Principal
Ackman Ziff Real Estate Group

Robert Campbell, Associate Professor of Finance, 
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, Moderator

The afternoon luncheon keynote was delivered by Matthew Moran, Vice President, Chicago Board of Options Exchange.