April 27, 2016
The Ohio Union

The 2016 Annual Real Estate Conference of the Ohio State Center for Real Estate took place on April 27, 2016 at The Ohio Union. This invitation-only event brought together leaders from all domains of the real estate industry to engage in thought provoking conversations about the state and the future of the real estate industry. 

Graham WyattMr. Graham Wyatt
Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

American colleges and universities have historically had an equivocal relationship with their surroundings, balancing the uniquely American concept of an academic campus as a place apart with the impulse to engage students in the life of an urban community. Today, with prospective students expressing a strong preference for colleges and universities in urban settings, institutions of higher learning have taken on strategic roles in the reconception of the cities in which they are embedded. Mr. Wyatt examined this trend and a variety of approaches universities have developed for investing in and contributing to the cultural, political, and commercial life of their host cities.

  • Mr. Wyatt's Presentation
  • Other speakers

    • Justin Birru, PhD

      Justin BirruJustin Birru, PhD
      Assistant Professor
      Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University 

      Professor Birru is a finance professor at Fisher College of Business. The focus of his research is behavioral finance. His work is published in the top academic journals in finance and has been presented in many conferences and seminars. He will be talking about the lessons of behavioral economics and the way our psychology affects our decisions about real estate investments.

    • Jeffrey Fisher, PhD

      Jeffrey FisherJeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D.
      Professor Emeritus, Indiana University; President, Homer Hoyt Institute

      Dr. Fisher serves as a consultant to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) that tracks about $500 billion of institutional real estate in the US. He does a quarterly webinar for NCREIF on the current trends in the data and has done extensive research with the database. He will discuss the most recent trends impacting values and returns with an eye toward determining if the data is telling us that the market is peaking or has further to go in the current cycle.

    • Barrie Kirk

      Barrie KirkBarrie Kirk
      Executive Director
      Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre for Excellence 

      In the 21st century, autonmous cars will have an impact on our transit systems, cities, economy, society and the world that is every bit as broad and substantial as the impact of the car in the 20th century. Mr. Kirk will provide an overview of the current status of autonomous cars, the deployment trends, and the impacts on our personal lives, businesses and  governments.

    • Brooks Rainwater

      Brooks RainwaterBrooks Rainwater
      Senior Executive and Director, Center for City Solutions
      National League of Cities

      The impact of  autonomous cars and other technological advances on cities, their landscape and their infrastructure is hard to predict, however experts agree it will be significant. Mr. Rainwater will provide a look at the challenges these changes pose to city and transportation planning, the predicted effects over the next 5 to 25 years, and what can cities do to prepare for the future.

    If you would like additional information about the conference, please contact Jana Hrdinova at hrdinova.1@osu.edu