Real Estate Luminaries Event to Examine Commercial Real Estate Investment

April 10, 2012
April 19 Event to Feature A Panel Discussion with Leaders from Capital Trust, Deloitte, and LNR Property; a Conversation with Vornado Realty Trust’s Chairman
As part of its Real Estate Luminaries Series, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host “Commercial Real Estate Investment: Opportunity in an Economic Recovery.”
The event includes a conversation with Steven Roth, chairman of the board of Vornado Realty Trust, featuring Robert Steers, co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of Cohen & Steers, Inc.; Mike Kirby, co-founder, chairman, and director of research at Green Street Advisors; and Steven Wechsler, president and CEO of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). The interview will be preceded by a panel discussion with Tobin Cobb, co-CEO of LNR Property LLC; Stephen Plavin, CEO of Capital Trust; and Robert O’Brien, partner and vice chairman, U.S. real estate services leader, Deloitte.
The series is co-sponsored by NAREIT and Georgetown McDonough’s Real Estate Finance Initiative.
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 4 to 7:30 p.m.
4 p.m. Panel Discussion
5 p.m. Conversation with Steven Roth
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.
Those who wish to attend the event should RSVP online at
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or
About the Georgetown McDonough Real Estate Finance Initiative
Part of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, the Real Estate Finance Initiative seeks to elevate the role Georgetown McDonough plays in real estate finance by developing future business leaders interested in careers in real estate finance. In addition, the Initiative aims to make Georgetown a forum for industry leaders to gather to discuss changing industry trends and share their knowledge.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit