One of the pillars of the Jeffrey E. Smith Institute of Real Estate and Capital Markets is to provide educational opportunities in real estate, finance and capital markets to students of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. The institute firmly believes that while instructional lessons are important, the firsthand experiences outside of the classroom can go beyond helping students long after graduation.
The annual Trends in Real Estate & Capital Markets Forum was created to achieve this vision. The Forum is an educational conference hosted by the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business and sponsored by JES Holdings, LLC. The mission of the Forum is to create the very best environment and opportunities for students of the university to meet and interact with business professionals and leaders from the real estate and capital markets communities. This experience gives students a more hands-on understanding of how the industry functions and also the opportunity to receive practical knowledge not found in textbooks. The Forum is a day-long event that typically includes lunch, various speakers and a student competition.
Since its inception in 2006, the Forum continues its tradition of attracting high-profile international figures within the real estate financial and capital markets circles. Conference attendees will include members of the professional real estate community, mortgage banking professionals and investment managers. In addition, MU students in real estate and capital markets curriculums and other concentration of studies will have the opportunity to attend and interact with professionals in the field.
Past forum keynote speakers have included Dave Stockert, CEO of Post Properties in 2006, Sam Zell, President and Chairman of Equity Group Investments in 2007, Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway in 2008, Ronald R. Pressman, President and CEO of GE Real Estate and The Hon. Gov. Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, 55th Governor of Missouri in 2009, Alan C. “Ace” Greensberg, Vice Chairman Emeritus of J. P. Morgan in 2010, Larry Silverstein, President and CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc., Kenneth Langone, Founder and CEO of Invemed Associates, LLC and Co-Founder of The Home Depot Inc. in 2013, David B. Henry, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kimco Realty Corporation in 2014 and Ronald J. Kruszewski, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corporation in 2015.
The Trend in Real Estate & Capital Markets Forum
Monday, November 6, 2017
Starting with lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Nearly 800 students, professors, business leaders and employers will come together to attend the educational conference. Business students can earn 20 Professional Development Points by attending the entire event. The event is free for students, but advance registration is required.