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Speakers gather with UM President Julio Frenk, MHBS Dean John Quelch, and program directors @ 2020 Real Estate Impact Conference
UM Students meet with industry leaders at the Swire Scholars Lunch
Debra Cafaro and Patricia Will @ the 2020 Real Estate Impact Conference
Matt Cherwin and Steve Witkoff @ the 2020 Real Estate Impact Conference
Alfonso Munk, Laura Hines-Pierce and Jeff Hines @ the 2020 Real Estate Impact Conference
Malcolm Gladwell @ the 2019 Real Estate Impact Conference

The University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference, hosted by the School of ArchitectureMiami Herbert Business School, and School of Law, is a prestigious annual conference that brings real estate industry experts to Miami, one of the world’s most vibrant and international cities, to share their perspectives on real estate investment, development, markets and the shaping of cities and regions.

With our annual Impact conference postponed due to the pandemic, we launched the monthly U-Talk on Real Estate Transformations Series featuring in-depth conversations with influential leaders on the transformations currently reshaping every sector of the real estate industry. Each monthly panel features leading executives and experts on a particular industry sector and delivers the most current perspectives and future outlook to our distinguished real estate advisory board members, our students, and alumni from our real estate programs in Architecture, Business and Law, who engage panelists in a high-level Q&A.

U-Talk is supported by the Advisory Boards from the School of Architecture MRED+U Program, Miami Herbert Business School Real Estate Programs, and School of Law LL.M. in Real Property Development Program. These events are initiation only, but board members are welcomed to invite colleagues and guests to attend, and recordings will be made public post-event.

The 2022 Real Estate Impact Conference will mark its 10th year of bringing visionary leaders to Miami. The event is scheduled for February 25, 2022 and will be taking place on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.

Past Keynote Speakers have featured:

  • Debra Cafaro, Chairman & CEO, Ventas, Inc.
  • Malcolm Gladwell,best-selling author, thought leader and journalist
  • Jonathan D. Gray, Global Head of Real Estate, The Blackstone Group 
  • Jeff Hines, President & CEO, Hines
  • Laura Hines-Pierce, Managing Director, Transformation Officer, Hines
  • Richard LeFrak, Chairman & CEO, LeFrak Organization
  • Hamid Moghadam, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Prologis
  • Stephen M. Ross, Chairman & Founder, Related Companies
  • David Simon, Chairman & CEO, Simon Property Group
  • Arne Sorenson, President & CEO, Marriott International
  • Barry Sternlicht, Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group
  • Steve Wernick, Managing Director, Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, JP Morgan Chase
  • Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investments

Past Panelists have included:

  • Philip Aarons, Principal and Founding Partner, Millennium Partners
  • Jordi Botifoll, President, Cisco LatAm, Senior Vice President, Cisco
  • Guy Bradley, CEO Mainland China, Swire Properties
  • Richard J. Campo, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Camden Property Trust
  • Tobin Cobb, Co-CEO, Grass River Property LLC, former Co-CEO, LNR Property LLC
  • Armando Codina, Executive Chairman, Codina Partners
  • Paul Darrah, Director of Real Estate NYC, Google
  • Jeff Frieden, Executive Chairman, Ten-X
  • Michael Fuchs, Co-Founder and Principal, RFR Holding
  • Katy Gnapp, Head of Commercial Real Estate Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Robert Gray, Partner, Rockwood Capital
  • Michael Gross, Vice Chairman, WeWork
  • Steven J. Guttman, Former Chairman and CEO, Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Brian Harris, CEO, Ladder Capital
  • Howard Lorber, President and CEO, Vector Group
  • Jodie W. McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer, EDENS Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Paulo Melo, Founder and Principal, Integra Solutions 
  • Erich Melsheimer, Senior Director of Real Estate, Gap Inc.
  • Stuart A. Miller, CEO, Lennar Corporation, and Chair, University of Miami Board of Trustees
  • Alfonso Munk, Chief Investment Officer, Americas, Hines
  • Mark Myers, Executive Vice President, Group Head, Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Steve Owens, President, Swire Properties
  • Gregg Pasquarelli, Principal and Co-Founder, SHoP Architects
  • Michael Phillips,President, Jamestown, L.P.
  • Kurt Roeloffs, Former Chief Investment Officer, Deutsche Bank (RREEF) Alternative Asset Management
  • Ian Schrager, Founder and Chairman, Ian Schrager Company
  • Vincent Signorello, President and CEO, Florida East Coast Industries
  • Patricia Will, Founder & CEO, Belmont Village
  • Steven C. Witkoff, Chairman and CEO, The Witkoff Group
  • Donald C. Wood, President and CEO, Federal Realty Investment Trust