Real Estate Capital Markets Symposium

Tuesday, March 28 2017
at UNC Charlotte's Center City Campus

As part of our mission to advance knowledge in real estate, public policy and urban economics through industry and community collaboration, the Childress Klein Center for Real Estate is proud to offer the Real Estate Capital Markets Symposium in conjunction with Barings on March 28 at UNC Charlotte's Center City Campus. 

Join commercial real estate professionals and industry experts in one of America's fastest-growing cities to gain practical and timely information on the process of raising private equity capital in today‚Äôs market. 

The event will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Jim Clayton, Head of Real Estate Strategy & Analytics at Barings Real Estate Advisers. Dr. Clayton is responsible for monitoring and forecasting real estate investment and capital market trends, and advising on fund and client investment and portfolio strategy.

The keynote will be followed by a panel of national private equity capital providers who will discuss their platforms and investment strategies, current investment appetite and terms, potential investment constraints, current capital market trends, as well as recent transactions. Enjoy enhanced networking opportunities with experienced leaders and your peers at a cocktail reception at the end of the day.

The Real Estate Capital Markets Symposium is presented in conjunction with an invitation-only Real Estate Private Equity Workshopwhich offers morning and afternoon sessions in advance of the symposium. 


3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Registration 
UNC Charlotte Center City
320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker - "The State of Real Estate Capital Markets"
Dr. Jim Clayton, Head of Investment Strategy & Analytics
Barings Real Estate Advisers
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion - "Private Equity Perspectives"
Moderator: Dr. Richard Buttimer, UNC Charlotte
James "Buster" Black, AIG Global Real Estate
Michael Gallerstein, Equity Resource Investments
Robert F. Godard, Compass Real Estate
Santosh Govindaraju, Convergent Capital Partners
Clint Hinds, Bentall Kennedy
Matthew Schoaf, Blue Vista Capital Management
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
UNC Charlotte Center City Atrium