Program Description
The US private equity real estate industry has spent the past four years in a figurative time warp, with few deals, minimal fundraising and the primary focus on asset and portfolio management. 2012, however, could change that as the bulk of 2007-vintage loans start to mature and banks start dealing with their legacy mortgages. 2012, it is being argued, is when the private equity real estate industry hits the reset button.

Yet as deal flow and capital flows start to increase, significant challenges still remain for fund managers, institutional investors and property professionals. From the macro-economic outlook in the US to finding the best risk-adjusted opportunities, the PERE Forum: New York aims to tackle these critical issues.

One focus for the event — on November 9–10 — will be helping delegates look at the private equity real estate investment environment through the eyes of the limited partners by asking them to be “LP for the day”. As the forum considers the opportunities emerging in the US and globally, delegates will be asked to put themselves in investors’ shoes and hypothetically deploy capital. Juggling risk tolerances, returns and existing portfolio exposures, delegates will be able to see how in real time how a myriad number of issues facing the real estate asset class translates into capital commitments to funds, co-investments and joint ventures.

Chicago partner John Noell will speaking as a panelist at this event.

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