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CREUA 2013 Annual Report

The Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, George Mason University, and The George Washington University School of Business' Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis present

Commercial Real Estate: Recovery or Mirage?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The George Washington University
Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom
21st & I Streets, NW
Washington, DC


8:45 – Welcome

9:00-10:15 – State of the Market

Moderator: Jonathan Schein, President and CEO, ScheinMedia


  • Alan Davis, Managing Director, Investment Sales Group, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler,L.P.
  • Scott Johnston, Principal, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Michael Katcher, Executive Director, Brokerage Services Group, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Deborah Ratner Salzberg, President, Forest City Washington

10:15-10:30 – Break

10:30-11:45 – Real Estate Capital Markets Outlook

Jeffrey Donnelly, Managing Director, Real Estate & Lodging Equity Research, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC


  • Robert Blatz, Former SVP-Operations, U-Store-It Trust
  • Andrew Blocher, Chief Financial Officer, Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Randall Griffin, Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Office Properties Trust
  • Bruce Riggins, Chief Financial Officer, LaSalle Hotel Properties
  • Thomas Sargeant, Chief Financial Officer, AvalonBay Communities

12:00-1:45 – Luncheon Speaker: "Building on Innovation"
Thomas Murphy, Senior Resident Fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, Urban Land Institute

1:45-2:00 – Break

2:00-3:15 – Commercial Finance

Moderator: Anthony Sanders, Professor of Finance, George Mason University


  • Carl Olzawski, Principal, Chain Bridge Capital Partners
  • Ryan Riel, SVP, Commercial Real Estate Leasing, EagleBank
  • Stephen Rozga, Principal, Gimbert Associates LLC

Reception to follow the last panel discussion.

Attendance is FREE; however we ask you to register by emailing