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Bill Ackman Keynote, Real Estate Panels at Fifth Annual (Virtual) Finance Forum on November 12

Bill Ackman, the CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., will give the keynote address at this year’s Finance Forum. Ackman is also the Chairman and CEO of Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd., a newly organized SPAC that raised $4 billion in its initial public offering in July, making it the largest SPAC IPO in history. The Finance Forum takes place virtually on the afternoon of November 12th.

Ackman will join Cadwalader partner Stephen Fraidin for a discussion covering the current state of the financial markets, implications of the presidential election, the resurgence of SPACs in 2020, and more.

This year's Finance Forum will once again feature live panel sessions with leaders in the U.S., UK, Europe and international commercial real estate, fund finance, middle market lending, distressed finance and securitization. Panelists will discuss the pressing issues and latest transactional and regulatory developments in their markets, providing key insights made more important by the uncertain environment.

Two panels of particular interest to REF News and Views readers include:  

  • CRE Operating, Investing and Underwriting in the Age of COVID. This panel will be moderated by Cadwalader partner Chris Dickson and will feature Oksana Beard, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs; Donald Frey, Senior Vice President & Assistant Treasurer, Simon Property Group; Jon Martin, Managing Director, Wells Fargo; and Kim McKee, Senior Vice President and Market Manager – Commercial Real Estate, U.S. Bank. 
  • Getting Real About Real Estate Workouts and Restructurings. This panel will be co-moderated by Cadwalader partners Steve Herman and Bonnie Neuman and will feature Simon Burce, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan; Zachary Cohn, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management; Mario Ramirez, Senior Vice President – Acquisitions/Capital Markets, Vornado Realty Trust; Robert Sitman, Managing Director, Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies; and Alan Williams, Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Management, KeyBank Real Estate Capital.

More than 1,000 industry leaders are already registered for the event.

For more information and to register, click here.

October 28, 2020 | Issue No. 17
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