• Jim Costello

    Head of Real Estate Economics and Chief Economist
    MSCI - Real Assets

    Jim Costello is chief economist on the MSCI Real Assets team and is based in New York. He is the principal author of the US Capital Trends report series and a frequent speaker at commercial real estate conferences. At Real Capital Analytics, which MSCI acquired in 2021, Jim was a leader for analysis across the commercial property universe. Jim also spent two decades at Torto Wheaton Research working on issues of real estate risk and forecasting.

  • Robert Fuller, AIA, LEED® AP

    Studio Director, Principal

    With a background in architectural design, as well as city and regional planning, Fuller leads a studio in Gensler’s New York office that specializes in large, complex projects that include planning and urban design, new buildings, building repositioning, and mixed-use developments. His thoughtful, holistic approach comes from a keen understanding of both macro- and micro-level issues and perspectives. Whether imagining a new greenfield development, a building repositioning, a town’s master plan, or adapting an older building for new uses, Robert guides his clients toward informed and creative solutions, making him a trusted advisor to developers and corporate clients alike. A registered architect, Robert earned his Bachelor's of Architecture from the Pratt Institute.

  • Joshua Harris, Ph.D., CRE, CAIA

    Executive Director, Fordham Real Estate Institute
    Fordham University
    NAIOP Distinguished Fellow

    Dr. Joshua Harris is a leading real estate economist and investment strategist specializing in real estate development, finance, capital markets, and business organizational leadership and strategy. Dr. Harris serves as Executive Director of the Fordham Real Estate Institute at Fordham University and as Managing Partner with the Lakemont Group, a boutique real estate and economic consultancy. Previously, Dr. Harris was the Vice President of Investment Strategy for Skanska USA Commercial Development.

  • Joshua King

    Executive Vice Chairman
  • Thomas P LaSalvia, Ph.D.

    Director of Economic Research
    Moody's Analytics

    Thomas P LaSalvia, Ph.D. is Director of Economic Research at Moody's Analytics specializing in commercial real estate across property types. While his expertise encompasses space and capital market performance, Thomas’s keen interest lies within the subdiscipline of optimal location theory. Dr. LaSalvia regularly presents his research to a variety of clients and organizations with his insights frequently featured in leading industry and national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Scotsman Guide, and Commercial Observer. Prior to joining Moody's Analytics, Dr. LaSalvia was an industry consultant and served as a Lecturer of Economics at The College of William & Mary.

  • Philip McAndrews

    Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Executive Vice President
    RXR Realty

    Charged with developing and executing corporate strategic initiatives and expanding the investment management offerings for both stakeholders and clients, Philip McAndrews is responsible for evolving and curating an expansive, dynamic platform of investment products tailored to a diverse array of international and domestic investor/client needs. Before joining RXR, McAndrews previously served as CIO at TIAA’s global real estate business and at Aegon Asset Management.

  • Mark Rivers

    Executive Vice President and Managing Director
    Lowe Enterprises

    Rivers is responsible for all of Lowe’s commercial activities in the East, including acquisitions, development and management. Additionally, he directly leads all development activities in the region. Some noteworthy projects include The Hepburn, the Washington Hilton Restoration, and CityVista in Washington, D.C., and the National Science Foundation Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to joining Lowe, Rivers was the Development Executive for Gallery Place in Washington, D.C., and managed many other major projects including development of the American Red Cross HQ. 

  • Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Ph.D.

    Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Professor of Finance
    Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business

    Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh’s research lies in the intersection of real estate, asset pricing, and macroeconomics. He studies the impact of remote work on real estate valuations, affordable housing policies, the impact of foreign buyers on the housing market, mortgage market design, regional house price inequality, and mortgage choice. Another recent strand of his research focuses on government debt and fiscal policy.

    He co-authored the 2022 article “Work From Home and the Office Real Estate Apocalypse.” Van Nieuwerburgh served as the President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association in 2022 and he currently serves as board member of the American Finance Association. Prior to Columbia University, he spent 15 years at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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