Real Estate Summit to Examine Capital Markets

April 26, 2010

Distinguished CEOs and Executives to Participate in Panel Discussions, April 28

WHAT: Two panels of distinguished CEOs and executives will gather at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business for a Real Estate Summit. The group will discuss important capital markets issues as related to raising equity and debt capital, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), commercial real estate trends, the impact of the credit crisis, and strategies for investors to survive this challenging environment.

The event will begin with a keynote address by Bruce Witherell, chief operating officer of Freddie Mac, who will present an overview of the capital markets.

Debt Panel
• A. Jeffrey Jacobson (moderator), CFA, senior vice president, US Bank
• Mark Buono, managing director, Goldman Sachs
• Michael Farrell, CEO, Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
• Doug Fleit, CEO, America’s Capital Partners
• Brad Wildauer, U.S. debt business leader, AREA Property Partners

Equity Panel
• Seth Weintrob (moderator), co-head of Americas Real Estate, Morgan Stanley
• Bryce Blair, chairman/CEO, Avalon Bay Communities, Inc.
• Robert Steers, co-CEO/chairman, Cohen & Steers, and chairman, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors
• Ed Walter, president/CEO, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
• Don Wood, CEO, Federal Realty Investment Trust

The event is sponsored by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown MBA Real Estate Organization, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), and the Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA, DC).

WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
4 p.m. Kickoff and Keynote
4:30 p.m. Debt Panel with Q&A
5:15 p.m. Equity Panel with Q&A
6-7 p.m. Reception

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 
Lohrfink Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Reception to follow in the Hariri Building’s Fisher Colloquium.

RSVP: Open to the public. RSVP online.

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 500 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