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2016 Visions, Insights & Perspectives (VIP) Americas

January 27 - 29, 2016
La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad, CA
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VIP Americas 2016 — La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, CA, January 27–29

Tuesday, January 26th

11:00 a.m.-       Workshop: 21st Century Risk Management for Real Estate Workshop
2:00 p.m.          This workshop is open to VIP Americas attendees only. Click here for workshop details and fee

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                          Dr. Randy Zisler, CEO and Co-Founder, Zisler Capital Management
                            

Wednesday, January 27th
 

8:00 a.m.         Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m.        Welcome and Overview

Geoffrey  Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

9:15 a.m.        Keynote Address: The World of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is impacting everyone today, and its impact will only grow exponentially moving forward. Many people underestimate the power of AI. Our keynote will explain how and why it is transforming our world — changing traditional businesses, services and cultures in a multitude of unforeseen ways.

                         Vivek Wadhwa, Academic, Researcher, Writer and Entrepreneur

 

9:45 a.m.      Keynote Interview

Artificial intelligence and real estate: Tying it all back together

                         Interviewer: Glenn Lowenstein, CIO & Co-Founder, Lionstone Group

 

10:00 a.m.      Break


10:30 a.m.      Roundtable Breakout Discussion Groups on Keynote Topics

Attendees will break out into tables of eight to 10 participants, with a group leader to moderate table discussions. Each table will have the option of picking one of four keynote topics to discuss with two to three related follow-up questions.                   

Roundtable hosts: Vivek Wadhwa, Academic, Researcher, Writer and Entrepreneur and Glenn Lowenstein, CIO & Co-Founder, Lionstone Group

Group leaders share a brief summary of their group’s findings in an open forum discussion with conference chairs and keynote speaker.

Moderators: Vivek Wadhwa, Academic, Researcher, Writer and Entrepreneur and Glenn Lowenstein, CIO & Co-Founder, Lionstone Group

 

11:45 a.m.      IREI: World As We See It

                       Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

12:30 p.m.      Lunch

 

1:30 p.m.        Global FundTracker Review

Discover what’s happening in the world of fundraising and what is really taking place behind the numbers. We will examine trends in capital fundraising covering strategies, terms and structures.

Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.


2:15 p.m.        IREI/Kingsley Global Investor Survey

What are investors thinking? Find out what trends are emerging regarding where and how investors are allocating their capital and how they see the future.

Jim Woidat, Principal, Kingsley Associates

 

3:00 p.m.        Break


3:30 p.m.        Roundtable Discussions — Topic of the Day

The editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas and our advisory board have developed 10 key issues of the day that are best considered in a group setting with industry leaders. Each table can pick from one of five topics to cover.

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

4:15 p.m.        Group Leader Reports

Group leaders share a brief summary of their group’s findings in an open forum discussion with conference chairs that will provide additional actionable insights.

Moderators: Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Loretta Clodfelter, Editor, Institutional Real Estate Americas, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

5:00 p.m.        Wrap-Up Summary

Conference co-chairs provide a summary of key highlights to think about.

Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

5:15 p.m.        Adjourn till Reception

 

6:00 p.m.-       Welcome Networking Reception
7:30 p.m.       

 

 

Thursday, January 28th

 

8:00 a.m.        Investor-Only and Manager-Only Working Breakfast

Participants will be polled prior to the conference and asked which topics are most important to them. Topics will be discussed with peers during the breakout sessions.

Moderators: Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

Note: Investor-Only session has a special reporting overview from 8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

NCREIF Peer Performance Reports

Dan Dierking, Chief Information Officer, National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries and Devon Olson, Director  Real Estate, Utah Retirement Systems

 

9:00 a.m.        Blended Session

Investors and managers will meet together in a facilitated discussion. They will review topics together to find new insights, understanding and common ground on which to build stronger relationships.

Moderators: Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

10:00 a.m.      Break

 

10:30 a.m.      Keynote Address: Geopolitical Trends

                          Willis Sparks, Director, Eurasia Group


11:15 a.m.      Roundtable Discussion Breakout Groups on Keynote Topics

Attendees will break out into tables of eight to 10 participants, with a group leader to moderate table discussions. Each table will have the option of picking one of four keynote topics to discuss with two to three related follow-up questions.

 

11:45 a.m.      Group Leader Reports

Group leaders share a brief summary of their group’s findings in an open forum discussion with conference chairs and keynote speaker.

Moderators: Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

12:15 p.m.      Wrap-Up Summary & Afternoon Networking Activities

Conference co-chairs provide a summary of key highlights to think about and review details about afternoon networking activities.

Geoffrey Dohrmann, President & CEO, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

12:30 p.m.      Box Lunch To Go and Afternoon Networking Activities

 

6:00 p.m.-       Gala Networking Reception and Dinner
10:00 p.m.      
Enjoy a relaxing evening while networking with your industry peers.

 

10:00 p.m.      Optional After-Dinner Networking Activity

                        

Friday, January 29th

 

7:30 a.m.        Breakfast

 

8:30 a.m.        Capital Flows

How does real estate look going forward competing against other asset classes? How is capital being allocated today, and who might be the largest sources of capital at the end of 10 years? What are the drivers of today’s long-term capital? What are the possible forces that could derail this capital and what indicators should we watch for?

Moderator: Simon Treacy, Global CIO & Head of US Equity, Blackrock Real Estate

Panelists: George Pappadopoulos, Director, Total Portfolio Management, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Mark Roberts, Managing Director, Head of Research and Strategy, Alternatives and Real Assets, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; and Robert White, Jr., Founder and President, Real Capital Analytics, Inc.

 

9:30 a.m.        Future Trends with Investors

Where are leading investors focusing their attention these days? Find out what strategies, countries, sectors and vehicles are attractive to investors today and why? Discover the rationale behind their strategies to learn about what trends are emerging in today’s marketplace, as well as what trends are shifting and/or fading?

Moderator: Amachie Ackah, Partner, Clay Cove Capital

Panelists: Ben Brady, Senior Vice President, Harvard Management Company; Yvonne Nelson, Head of Real Estate, New York City Office of the Comptroller; and Werner Sohier, Director - Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate, PGGM Investments

 

10:30 a.m.      Wrap-Up Summary & Closing Remarks

Conference co-chairs provide a summary of key event highlights to put the emerging insights and ideas into perspective.

Jonathan Schein, SVP, Managing Director of Global Business Development, Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

 

11:15 a.m.      Farewell buffet lunch

 

 

To learn more about our program or to learn how you can become a speaker, please contact John Hunt at +1 925-244-0526 or j.hunt@irei.com

To view the content of last year's event, download our VIP – Americas 2015 Agenda



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