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Visionary Series CCL

The Future Role of CRE: A Five-Year Plan

Fordham Real Estate Institute’s Visionary Series will bring together the most influential minds in real estate spanning several events.

Commercial real estate has long been an indicator of the economy at large, and, in turn, is impacted by both domestic and foreign issues. As our nation approaches its 250th anniversary in 2026, the commercial real estate industry has the potential to play a major role in the continued success of our country on a global scale.

Join us at one of the below events to learn more about the biggest factors, known or predicted, that will affect our industry in the next five years.

Series of Events

Cryptocurrency in Real Estate Banner with Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies.

Get Ready:
Tokenization, Blockchain, and Crypto Currency is Coming to Real Estate

Find out what you need to know

July 8, 2021
12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Live Webcast

Register for Get Ready

According to ResearchandMarkets.com, the global real estate market is expected to go from $2.7 trillion in 2020 to $3.7 trillion in 2025. Until recently, the best projects could only be accessed by accredited and institutional investors. But with tokenization, asset owners and developers can securitize their assets, making it easier and cheaper for investors to buy or sell real estate, and for owners and developers to raise capital...without a middle man.

How can you benefit from this convergence of real estate investing and blockchain technology? Find out at our summer "Picnic Lunch and Learn."

Introduction by Lou Mirando, President, Streamline Realty Funding and Chairman of the Fordham Real Estate Institute Advisory Council

Featuring

Daniel Mee Head Shot.

Daniel Owen Mee | President, Dillon Capital Advisors, LLC

A capital markets executive, Mr. Mee has spent over 30 years financing real estate and other assets. He co-founded Tremont Realty Capital, a nationally based Registered Investment Advisor which he sold to the RMR Group. There Mr. Mee played a central role in the IPO and was Co President/ COO of its publicly traded mortgage REIT. He started his career at JP Morgan Chase. At Dillon Capital Mr. Mee advises companies on strategic planning, capital allocation and capital raises. 

Donna Redel Head Shot.

Donna Redel | Angel Investor, Blockchain-Digital Assets Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law

Redel has managed global organizations, working especially in financial performance and governance issues, for over 30 years. Redel served as Chief Information and Technology Officer for both the International and Derivatives divisions of Prudential Securities. In 2000, Redel joined the World Economic Forum as Managing Director and Board Member. She is also a speaker at global conferences on regulatory and business issues, and is an advisor in blockchain, having co-founded The Fordham Law Blockchain Regulatory Symposium: Regulation and Innovation. Redel is a board member of NY Angels where she co-founded and co-chairs the Blockchain Committee and was a former member of both Women Corporate Directors and Golden Seeds – Angel Investors for Women Entrepreneurs.

David Otto Head Shot.

David M. Otto | Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Martin Davis, PLLC

David M. Otto has been practicing law for over thirty-three years, focusing on corporate finance, securities, mergers/acquisitions, corporate governance, and capital  market matters. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1981 and his J.D. from  Fordham University School of Law in 1987. He is the founding Managing Partner at Martin  Davis, PLLC (“Martin Davis”), a boutique law firm based in Seattle, WA, a Founder  and General Partner of CounterPointe Ventures (“CounterPointe”), a blockchain  technology fund, and a Founder and Principal of CounterPointe Sports Group (“CSG”), a  company dedicated to tokenizing interests in professional sports franchises.  

David is a leader in the effort to streamline the contractual and legal processes necessary to  launch innovative blockchain technology projects, decentralized applications, and tokenized  business models. He focuses on entity formation, transactional structure, token  allocation, token-economics, contracts and legal documentation, tokenization platforms,  legal opinions and memoranda, analysis regarding token payment/utility/asset-backed  functionality, and Federal and State regulatory compliance.


Past and Present Visionary CCL Speakers

Ben Brown
Ben Brown

Dan Dilella
Dan Dilella

Tony Fineman
Tony Fineman

Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis

Guthrie Garvin
Guthrie Garvin

Greta Guggenheim
Greta Guggenheim

Dottie Herman
Dorothy "Dottie" Herman

Hugh Kelly
Hugh F. Kelly

Scott Lawlor
Scott Lawlor

Jeffrey Levine
Jeffrey Levine

Steven McCraney
Steven McCraney

John Mechanic
Jon Mechanic

Michael Medvin

Michael Medvin

Joseph M. McShane, S.J.
Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

Chris Mills
Christopher Mills

Louis Mirando
Louis Mirando

James Nelson
James Nelson

Don Peebles
Don Peebles

Ethan Penner
Ethan Penner

Jennifer Stewart
Jennifer Stewart


Introducing the Scholarship 250 Fund

Help Us Level the Playing Field and Invest in Our Future Leaders

As the nation’s 250th birthday approaches, our visionaries will offer ideas for creating a five-year plan. As part of our CCL series, the Fordham Real Estate Institute and its Executive Advisory Council will launch the Scholarship 250 fund. We are committed to raising $250,000 by 2026, with a goal of $250,000 every year thereafter, earmarked for scholarships and programming for deserving students from New York City and its adjacent suburbs who are interested in pursuing a career in the real estate industry. The Fordham Real Estate Institute will (1) provide programs for high school students (online/summer) to learn more about careers in commercial real estate and (2) provide high school and college graduates with the opportunity to obtain a professional certificate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in real estate, construction, or development through Fordham’s Real Estate Institute.

Contact scholarship250@fordham.edu or Andie Marais at 347-290-4166 or amarais@fordham.edu.

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