Trends in Real Estate & Capital Markets Forum

The Jeffrey E. Smith Institute of Real Estate and Capital Markets was created to provide educational opportunities in real estate, finance and capital markets to students of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. The Institute’s goal is to supplement classroom instruction with firsthand experiences outside of the classroom to prepare students for life after graduation.  

The Trends in Real Estate & Capital Markets Forum, presented by the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business and sponsored by JES Holdings, LLC, has supported this goal.

Since its inception in 2006, the Forum has attracted high-profile figures within real estate and capital markets.  

Past Forum keynote speakers include:

2006 Dave Stockert CEO, Post Properties
2007 Sam Zell President and Chairman, Equity Group Investments
2008 Warren Buffett CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
2009 Ronald R. Pressman President and CEO, GE Real Estate
2009 The Hon. Gov. Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon 55th Governor of Missouri
2010 Alan C. “Ace” Greensberg Vice Chairman Emeritus, J.P. Morgan
2011 Larry Silverstein President and CEO, Silverstein Properties, Inc
2013 Kenneth Langone Founder and CEO, Invemed Associates, LLC
2014 David B. Henry Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kimco Realty Corporation
2015 Ronald J. Kruszewski Chairman of the Board and CEO, Stifel Financial Corporation
2017 Greg Silvers President and CEO, EPR Properties
2018 Lee Fixel Partner, Tiger Global Management