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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 four 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

The Real Estate Workforce: Restarting the Engine and Propelling the Economy

January 21, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

 
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In the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis, jobs are the economic engine to drive the economy forward. However, like many industries, real estate needs to rebuild and identify how the workforce will function. Where are the job opportunities in this evolving market, and what part will education play? These discussions will focus on the challenges and how they can lead to career opportunities and ultimately community wealth.

Featuring:

Dottie Herman

Dorothy "Dottie" Herman | CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
In only two decades, Dottie Herman has climbed to the pinnacle of the housing industry to become the CEO of Douglas Elliman. Under her leadership, Douglas Elliman is New York’s largest residential brokerage.


Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

Joseph M. McShane, S.J. | President, Fordham University
A native New Yorker, Fr. McShane has been president of Fordham University since 2003. With three campuses on two continents, Fordham prepares roughly 17,000 students to succeed in the workplace, including business and real estate. McShane has overseen major construction projects on all its campuses, including a 468,000-square-foot multi use facility that houses the University’s Law School in Manhattan and a 71,000-square-foot addition as part of a new student center on the Bronx campus.


Louis Mirando

Louis Mirando | Founder and Principal of Streamline Realty Funding LLC
Mirando is chairman of Fordham Real Estate Institute’s Executive Advisory Council and has more than 35 years of experience in commercial mortgage lending.


Don Peebles

Don Peebles | Founder, CEO, Chairman of Peebles Corporation
Peebles built a portfolio of active and completed developments totaling more than 10 million square feet and $8 billion.



What’s Next for the Major Sectors of Real Estate

February 18, 12:30 - 2 p.m.


Show Us the Money: How Providers Will View Risk and Capital for the Next Five Years

March 18, 12:30 - 2 p.m.


Envisioning the Near Future: Technology, Innovation, and Obsolescence

April 15, 12:30 - 2 p.m.


Featured Speakers

View the series speaker bios.

Ben Brown
Ben Brown

Dan Dilella
Dan Dilella

Tony Fineman
Tony Fineman

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
John 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

Simon Ziff
Simon Ziff


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.

For media inquiries, please contact Keyleigh Lentz, Co-Communications Inc. at 914-666-0066 or klentz@cocommunications.com.