Event brings luminaries in Real Estate field to Mason

  • Keynote
    Keynote  J. Allen Smith, CEO of Prudential Real Estate Investors, was the keynote speaker at "Reinventing Real Estate."  
  • Organizer
    Organizer  Daniel W. Aston, Partner, Roseland Property Company, introduced the keynote speaker. He also helped organize the conference.  
  • Moderator
    Moderator  K. Dane Brooksher, Founder and Past Chairman of the Board of ProLogis, moderated the panel discussion.  
  • Dr. Youguo Liang
    Dr. Youguo Liang  The Managing Director of Investment Research, PREI, gave a presentation on "The Researcher's View."  
  • Panel
    Panel  All of the speakers -- from left, Carlos Evans, J. Allen Smith, Kenneth Himmel, Youguo Liang and Pamela Liebman -- participated in the panel discussion moderated by K. Dane Brooksher.  
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The Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary hosted several of the nation's most prominent leaders in the commercial real estate industry during, “Reinventing Real Estate,” a conference held November 3-4 at Alan B. Miller Hall.

 The event featured speakers who have distinguished themselves by meeting and overcoming challenges of the commercial real estate industry, including:

  • K. Dane Brooksher, Founder and Past Chairman of the Board of ProLogis
  • J. Allen Smith, CEO of Prudential Real Estate Investors
  • Kenneth Himmel, President & CEO, Related Urban
  • Carlos Evans, EVP, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Glade Knight, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Apple REITs
  • Pamela Liebman, President & CEO, The Corcoran Group
  • Youguo Liang, Managing Director of Investment Research, PREI

Conference attendees also had the opportunity to network with peers during the event.

Students at the Mason School and real estate professionals from the Hampton Roads witnessed an unvarnished conversation about exposure to risks and how to more effectively step forward while being surrounded with a minefield of uncertainties in the Real Estate industry.

The Mason School of Business wishes to thank the sponsors for their financial support: Kaufman & Canoles, EMCOR Facilities Services, Williamsburg Environmental Group, Armada Hoffler, Williams Mullen, Prudential Towne Realty and TowneBank.  We also thank partnering organizations Hampton Roads Commercial Real Estate Women, Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate and Urban Land Institute for their participation.

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