What makes for a successful deal in a pandemic environment?
Find out when industry professionals analyze and dissect real estate deals executed during Covid to reveal which elements led to a favorable outcome.
This panel is the latest event in UJA’s Real Estate Finance Division’s Conversation & Cocktails series.
You’ll also learn how UJA is continuing to respond to evolving needs during the pandemic.
This event is intended for donors of $1,000 or more to UJA's 2021 Annual Campaign.
Dan joined CADRE in 2016 as a managing director co-managing the investment team and is a member of the Investment Committee. In his capacity as managing director at CADRE, Dan is responsible for overseeing the team sourcing, underwriting, and structuring private-market real estate equity opportunities. He has invested in both equity and debt capital across various product types and geographic locations. At CADRE, Dan has also spearheaded the sourcing and execution of Cadre’s Opportunity Zone Program.
Prior to Cadre, Dan led the acquisitions team at GEM Realty Capital, where he spent 11 years and was on the investment committee involved in setting investment strategy for GEM Realty Properties and GEM Realty Securities. At GEM, he completed acquisitions across the capital spectrum and in various real estate sectors. Prior to GEM, Dan was vice president at Fortress Investment Group, where he focused on acquisitions and originations of equity, mezzanine debt, and other subordinate debt secured by real estate assets and operating companies. Prior to that, Dan worked in J.P. Morgan’s syndicate and leverage finance group, focusing primarily on the real estate industry, and at Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), assisting with asset and portfolio sales, asset level debt and equity placements, and corporate finance transactions. Dan received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Since founding Estreich & Company in 1986, Jonathan Estreich has successfully placed over $55 billion in debt and equity secured by office, retail, residential, industrial, and hotel properties. Prior to founding the firm, Jon was the head of real estate for New York City at National Westminster Bank USA, and a loan officer at Mellon Bank. He holds a B.A. in history from Trinity College.
Jon, along with Jeffrey Feil, Jay Anderson, Ramius Capital, and Morton Olshan, is a founding partner in the RCG Longview debt and equity funds. The first fund was started in 1999, and over the last sixteen years they have established five debt and two equity funds. The funds have raised over $3.5 billion and originated over 450 transactions.
Jon is the chair of UJA’s Real Estate Division and a member of the board.
Simon Ziff joined Ackman Brothers and Singer in 1989 as an analyst. In 1995, Simon was named president of Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group and Larry Ackman assumed the chairman role. As president, Simon has overseen the firm’s aggressive growth: one of the most prominent boutique real estate debt and equity brokerages in the country, Ackman-Ziff closed more than $7 billion in deals last year and about $85 billion in total since Simon became president. Simon holds an M.S. from New York University and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.
Simon is the chair of UJA’s Real Estate Finance Division.
UJA Real Estate Finance Leadership
Chair, Simon Ziff
Noah Bilenker, David Blum, Aaron Casden, Shira Levy, Charles Manna, David Nass