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Event Date Thu May 19 CDT (in 5 months)
In your timezone (EST): Thu May 19 9:00am - Thu May 19 6:00pm
Location TBA
Austin, TX
Region Americas

The 6th Annual South Institutional Real Estate Investor Forum is a local peer-to-peer educational gathering exclusively for the institutional and HNW wealth management community with a specific focus on allocations to real estate.

The forum brings together investors, funds, and advisers for a one-day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and real estate investment opportunities in the US and around the world.

The investor-focused event provides a due diligence forum for US and international pension funds, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on real estate opportunities.

Key Discussion Topics:
• Investing in US Real Estate
At first glance, the US Real Estate investment outlook for the next 12 months seemed to be straightforward. Growth was weak but steady until COVID-19 hit.

• Outlook for Multifamily
Are residential real estate investors more concerned about the effects of COVID-19, economic cycle, or the residential supply/demand mismatch and why?

• Opportunity Zones & the Impact of Tax Reform on Real Estate Strategies
With the passage of tax reform by Congress, many of the changes to the Internal Revenue Code that impact real estate funds and their investors will now go into effect. How has the new tax reform legislation affected strategies for both real estate fund managers and investors?

• Allocating to Industrial Real Estate
This panel examines how the current changes in retail creating new opportunities for industrial real estate including warehouse and distribution investments to facilitate the shift to online purchases after COVID-19. Learn how industrial and logistics investors are sourcing investments in geographies that have become bottlenecks for global distribution and more.

• Opportunities in Energy and Infrastructure Investing
A high level overview on the investment landscape in energy, what does it look like moving forward and where is the smart money flowing? The nature of the energy sector is facing accelerating rates of change. How do investors view the outlook for investing in infrastructure moving forward?

• Navigating Today’s Debt Markets
Although bond markets have come under stress in recent months with investors selling bonds to raise cash, the Federal Reserve has issued programs to help. We will dive in to what deals are or aren’t getting financed across property types and geographies and analyzing how investors are exploring their options in terms of investing alongside the Fed through new TALF funds.

• Value-Added and Opportunistic Investing in Today’s Market
Distressed real estate markets have investors eager for the right time to take full advantage of this corona virus pandemic and buy at record breaking lows. This panel examines the benefits and the drawbacks of value-added and opportunistic investing in today's markets. With the effects of COVID-19, deal volume is lower across all markets, when will we see the shift?

• Fundamental Factors in GP Selection
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, fundraising priorities have changed across the industry with LP's sitting back for now with high levels of uncertainty. This panel will discuss how investors are sourcing and screening managers for real estate allocation during a global pandemic.


2021 Past Speakers

Kirk Sims
Director, Head of Emerging Manager Program, Teachers Retirement System of Texas

Rush Harvey
Director of Investments, Texas A&M Foundation

Jamil McNeal
Senior Investment Analyst, Guidestone Financial Resources

Jefferson Weston
Portfolio Manager, Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

Stephen Browne
Chief Investment Officer, Paul Comstock Partners

Todd Centurino
Senior Director, Investments, Memorial Hermann Pension Plan

Robert Butler
President, Butler Advisory

Joshua Smilowitz
Vice President, Shoval Family Office

Christian Busken
Senior Vice President, Director of Real Assets, Fund Evaluation Group

Jonathan Goetsch
Investment Analyst Portfolio Management, Guidestone

Kevin Condy
Director of Research, Dehab Associates

Andrew Mitro
Managing Director, StepStone Global