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Private Equity Summit promises recipe for success as power players gather


Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, will keynote the second annual EisnerAmper LLP Real Estate Private Equity Summit when it returns to New York City.

The event will be held at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center on October 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The event showcases the latest industry trends in real estate private equity, with top industry leaders, including a eynote interview with Zell.

Aaron Kaiser, co-head of EisnerAmper’s Real Estate Practice, is enthusiastic about the event. He said, “This year’s speakers and program are exciting in terms of interest and opportunity. We are looking forward to building on the success of the program in 2013.”


Other notable speakers at the event include Harry Macklowe, founder and chairman, Macklowe Properties, Leslie Himmel, managing partner, Himmel + Meringoff Properties, Nicholas Bienstock, managing partner, Savanna, Robert Lapidus, president and chief investment officer, L&L Holding Company, Glenn Rufrano, CEO O’Connor Capital Partners, and Kai-Yan Lee, chief U.S. representative of China’s Vanke Holdings.

According to program advisor, Harry Dublinsky of EisnerAmper, the summit is a “who’s-who” of the top decision-makers and thought leaders in the real estate industry.

“We also pride ourselves in actively facilitating warm introductions among our attendees, which have resulted in many new relationships and business opportunities,” added Dublinsky.

Another top speaker from the event, Norman Sturner, CEO of Murray Hill Properties offers this advice to attendees:


“My Personal recipe for owning Manhattan properties: Mix Equal Parts of A; B; & C and Bake. A) There is too little product in Manhattan being chased by too much equity capital from all over the world. B) There is an abundance of low, long term fixed interest rates available, to ensure stability from future cycles. C) There is little risk that new construction costs will recede in the near future that will price compete with existing properties. Wait three-seven years and enjoy.”

The Private Equite Summit will focus on the hottest industry topics, including why foreign investors are investing in U.S. classes, private equity hotel investment strategies, and driving deal flow.

Event attendees will hear from over 40 top experts through innovative discussions and unique panels. Aside from the learning experience offered by the event, attendees will also enjoy extensive networking opportunities.

To register and view the full list of speakers and event agenda,  visit Special GP/LP pricing is available for the event. The Summit is being powered by GreenPearl Events.

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