Departments: 4 Quick Questions
Ken Kies is the managing director of the Federal Policy Group, LLC, which advises clients on tax policy matters before Congress, the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service and the OECD.
"We would view REITs as a good long-term proxy to core real estate."
The U.S. is now competing for capital with the rest of the industrialized nations around the world, and FIRPTA puts us in a definite competitive disadvantage.
Sustainability issues are issues that concern everybody. It’s a collective-action problem and it requires a collective-action solution.
"REITs have demonstrated the ability to lead the real estate sector."
Scott Schaevitz is co-head of Americas real estat
73 percent of participants in the 2014 NAREIT Compensation Survey expect the size of their company’s workforce to increase overall in 2014 compared to 2013.
"The Asian century is an urban growth century, which makes it a stunning real estate wealth creation opportunity. My priority is to work with APREA’s members to prepare a strategic blueprint that will capture the opportunities offered in the world’s fastest growing economic region."
Evan Urbania is CEO of ChatterBlast Media, a creative agency that helps organizations leverage social media.
Andrew Richard is a managing director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division.