Global Real Estate Summit 2007 Where: Four Seasons Hotel Chicago …

Global Real Estate Summit 2007
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 East Delaware Place, 8th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

The 2007 DLA Piper Global Real Estate Summit will continue the tradition of our six previous summits. Each meeting has provided practical insights into investment and development trends. Summit 2007 has an even greater challenge, how to make sense of a set of mixed signals from various segments of the industry.

For Summit 2007, we have once again assembled an outstanding group of industry leaders who will discuss the critical issues facing the real estate industry. Senior real estate executives from the United States, the U.K., continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia will join experts in global business strategies in providing insights into both national and international real estate markets.

Finding Clarity in Changing Markets

Since we last convened a Global Real Estate Summit, the economy and other forces have served up ever-increasing action, without a single clear driving force. Some sectors have peaked. Others continue to boom.

While interest rates have risen, cap rates have not.
Office rental rates continue to break “highest ever” thresholds.
Housing markets have come to a screeching halt.
Hotel properties are trading at record per-room prices.
2006 was the biggest year for deals in the history of the real estate
Industry, with no slowing down in early 2007.

On May 1 in Chicago, we are bringing together the best minds in real estate to search for clarity in every market segment. A distinguished roster of experts will provide insights into investment trends, capital flows and the global expansion of the real estate markets. Throughout the day, panels of experts will compare viewpoints on every sector of the industry. Summit 2007 will also provide ample opportunity for attendees to test their ideas on leading figures in their market sector and others facing similar issues and opportunities across the country and around the world.

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