HBSCC Invite - Real Estate CEO Panel: Where is the Market Headed?

Panelists include Jack Chandler, Scott Goodman and David Neithercut
Location: McDermott, Will & Emery
227 W. Monroe, 45th floor, Chicago

Trends and Insights in the Real Estate Market

Jack Chandler, Chairman, BlackRock
Scott Goodman, Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder, Sterling Bay
David Neithercut, President & CEO, Equity Residential
Douglas Lyons, Managing Principal, Pearlmark

Our panelists include:

Jack Chandler, MBA '86, Managing Director & Chairman of BlackRock's Global Real Estate


Jack Chandler, Managing Director, is Chairman of BlackRock's Global Real Estate with a focus on the strategic development of the platform as well as investment and client activities. He is also a member of the Real Estate Global Executive Committee and the BlackRock Alternative Investment Executive and Investment Committees.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Chandler held various positions with LaSalle Investment Management throughout his 25-year service, most recently as the Global Chief Investment Officer and Executive Chairman for Asia Pacific where he oversaw the firm's principle investment activities and risk management process and was deeply involved in investment strategy and investor relations for the Asia Pacific region. In addition, he led the Client Services Group in creating new products and vehicles to expand LaSalle's investors' access to attractive investment opportunities across the globe.

From 2000 until 2010, Mr. Chandler was the Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for creating the firm's Asia Pacific business into a US$7.4 billion AUM business with six commingled funds and more than 200 employees based in six offices across Asia Pacific. Prior to relocating to Asia in 2000 to launch the business there, he was Managing Director for the firm's direct investment activities in the US.

Mr. Chandler received a B.S. in industrial engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts in 1981 and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1986. He is a founding member of the Asian Real Estate Association, a Trustee and Americas' Executive Committee member of the Urban Land Institute, Executive Committee member at the Wharton School Real Estate Center, and member of the Pension Real Estate Association.

Scott Goodman, Chairman Emeritus, Sterling Bay

Scott Goodman serves as Chairman Emeritus of Sterling Bay, a commercial real estate investment and development firm he established in 1986. Scott earned a BS in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. Scott is the former Board Chair and current Board member of both the PKD Foundation and Heartland Alliance. He is also a member of the Chicago Economics Club. 

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David Neithercut, President & CEO, Equity Residential


Mr. Neithercut is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR). Mr. Neithercut has been Equity’s President since May 2005 and became Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of the company in January 2006. Mr. Neithercut joined Equity Residential in 1995 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Equity Residential, Mr. Neithercut was Senior Vice President of Finance for Equity Group Investments, an affiliate of Equity Residential’s predecessor company. Mr. Neithercut holds a B.A. from St. Lawrence University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Neithercut serves as a Director of General Growth Properties (NYSE:GGP) and is a member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) of which he served as Chairman in 2015. He also serves on the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board at Columbia University.   

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Our Moderator is:

Douglas Lyons, Managing Principal, Pearlmark


Douglas W. Lyons, MBA '93, is a Managing Principal of Pearlmark. Mr. Lyons is responsible for the firm’s capital markets, portfolio management and debt investment activities and is a member of Pearlmark’s management committee and investment committees. Prior to joining Pearlmark in 1996, Mr. Lyons was Vice President of Equity Institutional Investors, Inc. where he was responsible for merchant banking activities and strategic portfolio management projects for the Zell/Merrill Lynch Real Estate Opportunity funds, the Zell/Chilmark Fund, and other Sam Zell-related affiliates. In addition, Mr. Lyons actively managed an institutional portfolio of REIT stocks. Previously, he worked in the New York Real Estate Capital Markets groups for Bankers Trust Company (1989-1991) and Merrill Lynch & Co. (1987-1989). Mr. Lyons earned a BA degree in History from Amherst College where he was a two-time All-American in soccer, and his MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute, where he is a Trustee and serves on the Americas Executive Committee. Mr. Lyons is a trustee of Loomis Chafee School and Chair of its Buildings and Grounds Committee. He previously served as Trustee for Lycée Français de Chicago and as Chair of its Facilities Committee during the development of its new campus facilities completed in 2015, and also as Treasurer of St. James Cathedral in Chicago.


DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
TIME: 5:30 pm Registration/Networking, 6:00 pm Start
LOCATION: McDermott Will & Emery, 227 W. Monroe St., 45th Floor, Chicago

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HCC members and their guests: $20/person

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Tuesday, 09/20/16 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm | iCal


McDermott, Will & Emery
227 W. Monroe St. 45th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

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