October 23, 2012


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    Real estate investment into the USA

    Wednesday, 12th March 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Co-organiser: New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate

    - Latest data on capital flows into the US: how much and from where?
    - Locations and property types attractive to offshore investors.
    - Reductions in Taxation on US Investments
    - Local Partnership Structures for Investors into the US


    Rosemary Scanlon Rosemary Scanlon
    New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate | Divisional Dean
    Rosemary Scanlon is Divisional Dean of NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and Clinical Associate Professor of Economics. Prior she was chief economist at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, served as New York State Deputy Comptroller for New York City, and was a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics. She is also a consultant on urban and regional economics; has authored a wide range of economic studies; and is a frequent guest speaker in Australia, Canada, Asia. A native of Canada, Rosemary earned her undergraduate in economics from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, her graduate degree in economics from the University of New Brunswick as a Ford Foundation Scholar, and graduated from the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. She received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from St. Francis Xavier University in May of 2011.


    Victor Kaminoff Victor Kaminoff
    Hilton & Hyland, Christie's International Real Estate | Director, Architectural & Luxury Homes
    I was born in New York and moved to Los Angeles in 1986. I have 25 years experience working with developers, investors, partnerships and high net worth individuals selling real estate, both residential single family and developments in Los Angeles, CA, specifically Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Hollywood Hills, and Downtown. I am highly regarded as a knowledgeable source for real estate opportunities. I am keen on using creativity to market properties and making transactions close so that both parties are happy.
    Will McIntosh Will McIntosh
    USAA Real Estate Company | Global Head of Research
    Will McIntosh is Global Head of Research for USAA Real Estate Company and is responsible for developing commercial real estate investment strategy and managing in-house global research with the objective of informing and enhancing the real estate investment process.

    Will comes to USAA Real Estate with more than 25 years of experience in real estate. He was previously Head of Global Research for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authorityís (ADIAís) Real Estate Department where he was responsible for helping develop ADIAís global real estate investment strategy and building and leading a real estate research platform. Prior to joining ADIA, Will served as the Chief Investment Officer of Fund Evaluation Group (FEG), and was responsible for investment strategy and manager analysis. Will was also responsible for helping develop new investment funds to meet the needs of the firmís clients.

    Prior to joining FEG, Will was Professor of Finance and Dean of the College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, responsible for overseeing the education of approximately 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students, a faculty and staff of 150, and managing a budget of approximately $12 million.

    Over the years, Will has also served in management positions with such notable firms to include ING Real Estate, AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp., Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI) International MIG Realty Advisors.

    Additionally, Will has served as President of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) and on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and the International Real Estate Society (IRES). He has served on the Investor Council of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and on the Advisory Boards of several university real estate centers. Will is a past President of the American Real Estate Society and is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute. He has served as a Co-Editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management and has published numerous articles in leading real estate professional and academic journals.

    Will received his Ph.D. in Finance and Real Estate from the University of North Texas (1987), his MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from Eastern Kentucky University (1979), and his BS in Business Education from the same institution (1977). He is a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and served as a Faculty Fellow. He is also a graduate of the Management and Leadership in Education Program, Harvard Institute for Higher Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, May 2006.

    James Fetgatter James Fetgatter
    AFIRE | Chief Executive
    James A. Fetgatter is Chief Executive of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), a position he has held since 1992. AFIRE is a not-for-profit association formed in 1988 whose members are foreign institutions who have a common interest in international real estate investing. AFIRE members have approximately $1.0 trillion in real estate investments worldwide. He has guided the growth of the association from a small group of Dutch pension funds to an organization of over 190 investors from 21 countries.

    Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Mr. Fetgatter spent 15 years in various aspects of the real estate industry. His last two positions prior to joining AFIRE were with Dutch and UK investment and development companies.

    Mr. Fetgatter served as an officer in the United States Navy and holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University and a BS from Oklahoma State University.

    James Kuhn James Kuhn
    Newmark Grubb Knight Frank | President
    James D. Kuhn, FRICS, has been a principal of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and has served as president since joining in 1992. Following Newmark Grubb Knight Frankís merger with BGC Partners in 2011 and BGCís acquisition of the assets of Grubb & Ellis Company in 2012, the firm has reinforced its capital markets platform with the real estate investment banking and debt and equity capabilities of Cantor Fitzgerald and CCRE offering clients the most expert and diversified services in the real estate industry. In addition to his administrative duties at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. Kuhn chairs the National Capital Markets and Property Management boards.

    Mr. Kuhn joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank after 15 years in partnership with Bernard Mendik as owner/manager, where he acquired 11 million square feet of office space and 6,000 apartments; the company was sold to Vornado in 1997.

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