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7 May 20248 minute read

18th Global Real Estate Summit

REbounding into the Future

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

DLA Piper will host the 18th DLA Piper Global Real Estate Summit on May 7, 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chicago. This biennial, invitation only event will bring together the best minds in commercial real estate to consider the ways the CRE industry is REbounding into the Future.

The Summit program features a who’s who of top dealmakers, investors, and innovators in front of a room of CRE leaders of the highest level, fostering an environment rife with substantive discussions and networking opportunities. We are excited that futurist Greg Lindsay has joined our list of confirmed speakers for 2024, an illustrious group that includes Mike Byrne, Chief Investment Officer of AEW Capital Management; Debra Cafaro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ventas, Inc.; and Christopher Merrill, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harrison Street, among others.

Speakers and guests at the 2024 Global Real Estate Summit will discuss the state of world markets and resources and identify ways the ever-changing real estate industry can continue to rebound and thrive. Panelists will do a deep dive into hot button industry issues related to artificial intelligence, mega projects, housing, data centers, the current and future trends in the capital markets and current challenges and opportunities for investment and development.

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60611

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Greg Lindsay
Urbanist, Futurist, Author
Climate Alpha, Cornell Tech, and MIT Future Urban Collectives Lab 
  Ambassador (Ret.) P. Michael McKinley
Senior Counselor
The Cohen Group
Nooshin Felsenthal
Managing Director, Regional Director - Chicago, Austin
Tishman Speyer
  Abbe Borok
MD, Head of US Debt
Mike Byrne
Chief Investment Officer
AEW Capital Management
  Debra Cafaro
Chairman and CEO
Christopher Merrill
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
Harrison Street
  Chad Remis
Chief Investment Officer
Oxford Properties
Mary Ludgin
Senior Advisor, Global Investment Committee Member
  Keating Crown
Managing Principal
Sterling Bay
Adrian Foley
Brookfield Residential-Development Group
  David Schwartzman
Harridge Development Group
Dana Trujillo
President and CEO
Excelerate Housing Group
  Regina Stilp
Founding Principal
Farpoint Development
Thomas O'Brien
Managing Partner, CEO
The HYM Investment Group
  Philippe Visser
Related Companies
Eui-Sung Yi
Morphosis Architects
  Karen Petersburg
VP of Data Center Development and Construction
American Real Estate Partners / PowerHouse Data Centers
Tag Greason
Chief Growth Officer
QTS Datacenters
  Andrea Munoz
EVP and Chief Customer Officer
Pim Rothweiler
Regional Head Americas, Technology, Media & Telecom Finance
  Tinchuck Ng
Founder and Managing Principal
The Taloquence Group
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Edward Cardon
Senior Counselor
The Cohen Group
  Lieutenant General (Ret.) Charles Hooper
Senior Counselor
The Cohen Group
Adi Chugh
Founder and CEO
TYKO Capital
  Sean Gormley
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Morgan Stanley
John Lippmann
Managing Director
NYL Real Estate Investors
  Lainie Minnick
Partner, Head of Debt Capital Markets
Ares Management


 7:00 AM CT  

Registration Open


 7:30 AM CT  



8:30 AM CT  

Welcome Remarks and A Tour of the Future and the Built Environment

Speaker: Greg Lindsay (Climate Alpha, Cornell Tech, and MIT Future Urban Collectives Lab)


9:30 AM CT  

Real Estate in a Shifting Economy and Geopolitical Landscape

Speakers: Nooshin Felsenthal (Tishman Speyer), Abbe Borok (BGO), Mike Byrne (AEW Capital Management), Debra Cafaro (Ventas), Christopher Merrill (Harrison Street), Chad Remis (Oxford Properties)


10:30 AM CT  

Networking Break


11:00 AM CT  

Continued Growth of Data Centers and the New Age of Artificial Intelligence

Speakers: Karen Petersburg (American Real Estate Partners / PowerHouse Data Centers), Tag Greason (QTS Datacenters), Andrea Munoz (CyrusOne), Pim Rothweiler (ING)

Hyperscale Design, Investment and Development

Speakers: Regina Stilp (Farpoint Development), Thomas O'Brien (The HYM Investment Group), Philippe Visser (Related Companies), Eui-Sung Yi (Morphosis Architects)

Trends and Innovations in Housing

Speakers: Mary Ludgin (Heitman), Keating Crown (Sterling Bay), Adrian Foley (Brookfield Residential-Development Group), David Schwartzman (Harridge Development Group), Dana Trujillo (Excelerate Housing Group)


12:15 PM CT  

Technological Innovation and Geopolitics

Speakers: Tinchuck Ng (The Taloquence Group), Lieutenant General (Ret.) Edward Cardon (The Cohen Group), Lieutenant General (Ret.) Charles Hooper (The Cohen Group)


1:30 PM CT  

Real Estate Capital Markets in Unsettled Times

Speakers: Adi Chugh (TYKO Capital), Sean Gormley (Morgan Stanley), John Lippmann (NYL Real Estate Investors), Lainie Minnick (Ares Management)


2:30 PM CT   Networking and Desserts