Extra Innings or a Doubleheader for Real Estate in 2018? What to Expect for CRE and the Economy

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January 22
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Capital Markets and Real Estate


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Join us on Monday, January 22, at 11:30 a.m. EST for an exclusive, complimentary webinar for ULI members.

Hear the latest economic and market insights and forecasts for 2018 of the two keynote speakers—Ken Rosen and Roy March—from the 24th ULI/McCoy Symposium in NYC.

  • Where are we at the start of 2018, and what’s ahead for individual markets and sectors?
  • Could we be in for extra innings, or a doubleheader?
  • How will the new tax package impact all of this?
  • Where do the experts agree and disagree?

Questions from listeners are encouraged and will be addressed during the webinar with time permitting.


Sheridan “Schecky” Schechner, Managing Director and Americas Co-Head of Real Estate Banking, Barclays

Based in New York, the group is responsible for the coverage of real estate clients for advisory services as well as all forms of real estate capital – whether debt or equity.  Clients include the leading REITs, lodging and gaming companies, real estate opportunity funds and financial sponsors.

Mr. Schechner joined Barclays Capital in 2008 from Lehman Brothers where he held a similar position. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and the National Head of Mortgage Origination for J.P. Morgan Chase.

Mr. Schechner started his career in 1984 at Goldman Sachs in the Real Estate department where he worked on a broad range of sales and financing assignments. He was stationed in London for two years where he had primary responsibility for the construction, leasing and financing of Goldman Sachs’ European Headquarters, Peterborough Court and Daniel House. Subsequently, he held various positions within Real Estate including as a founding member of both the Real Estate Principal Investment Area as well as the CMBS effort. When he left Goldman Sachs, he was Co-Head of the Real Estate Investment Banking business.

Mr. Schechner currently holds memberships in the Urban Land Institute, ICSC, and the Real Estate Roundtable. He has held leadership positions in the Real Estate Lenders’ Association, ULI, ICSC, The Mortgage Bankers Association, CRE Finance Council and the Real Estate Roundtable.

Mr. Schechner has a BA in Economics and Political Science and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University (1980) and a JD/MBA from Harvard University (1984).


Kenneth T. Rosen, Chairman, Rosen Consulting Group and Chairman, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, UC Berkeley

Ken Rosen is Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm, and Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and Professor Emeritus at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Rosen has been a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the board of directors of several non-profit and for-profit entities that deal with real estate finance and development. He has authored over 100 articles and four books on real estate and real estate finance.

He was formerly the Chairman and founder of Rosen Real Estate Securities LLC (RRES), and Chairman, founder and portfolio manager of Lend Lease Rosen Securities, both REIT money management firms. Also, Ken served as the special real estate advisor to The Davos World Economic Forum, and from 1985-1990 he was Consultant/Managing Director of Salomon Brothers’ Real Estate Research Department.

Mr. Rosen received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. with highest honors from the University of Connecticut in 1970. He was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University.


Roy March, Chief Executive Officer, Eastdil Secured

Roy March is the chief executive officer of Eastdil Secured, L.L.C., the leading real estate investment banking company in the United States.

He has more than 39 years of real estate experience at Eastdil Secured across financing, sales, acquisition, and capital markets activities in the United States, Europe, and East Asia.

Founded in 1967, Eastdil was the first real estate investment banking firm in the United States.  Eastdil Secured is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, one of the largest financial service companies in the world and the largest commercial real estate lender in the U.S.  In 2009, as a result of the Wells Wachovia merger, the real estate investment banking division of Wachovia was moved to Eastdil Secured forming the first comprehensive end to end real estate banking investment platform in the industry.  The New York based firm was involved in over $1.7 trillion in transactions from 2007.

Roy serves on various industry, corporate and community boards, is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, is past Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, the Board of Directors of Real Estate Roundtable and was on the Board of Directors for Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).  He is also a member of NAREIT – the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.  He was past president of the Friends of Malibu Urgent Care, serves on the board of The Painted Turtle, a summer camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.  He is on the Executive Campaign Committee for Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, an organization to end homelessness and serves the homeless population in Los Angeles, and is co-founder of March to the Top-Africa.

Become a Member to Attend This Webinar!

Registration for this webinar is only open to ULI members. If you are not yet a member, visit ULI’s membership page, contact membership@uli.org, or call 800-321-5011 for more information.