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Asset Management
Asset Management
Jun 05, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT

Attendance limits: Please note, owing to demand and space constraints, no more than two attendees will be allowed per investment manager or underwriting member. 

Registration fee: $775

meeting schedule

Wednesday, June 5: Networking dinner 

  • Location: The Dawson Restaurant & Bar, 23 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

  • 6-9pm ET

Thursday, June 6: Meeting 

Location: Convene, 530 5th Avenue, NYC 10036

  • 8am: Breakfast

  • 8.50am: Meeting content, roundtables, workshops

  • 4pm: End of meeting​


The NAREIM Asset Management planning committee is hard at work developing a sophisticated and highly interactive agenda. Please keep checking here for updates. 

Wednesday, June 5

Attendees are invited to reconnect with peers and create new connections at our networking dinner at NYC's The Dawson Restaurant & Bar. 

  • Location: The Dawson Restaurant & Bar, 23 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

  • Time: 6-9pm ET

Thursday, June 6

8am Breakfast 

8.50am Welcome comments & NAREIM Asset Management committee update 

NAREIM's Asset Management committee chair will provide a short update on the industry, as well as key issues to be addressed through the following peer discussions.​​​​

  • Co-Chair: Haley Donato, Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Finance, Continental Realty Corporation

  • Co-Chair: Jason Acosta, Senior Director & US Head of Asset Management, Nuveen Real Estate

  • NAREIM: IvyLee Rosario, Meeting Director 

9am Navigating lender conversations

Borrower negotiations and requirements are changing, so how can real estate investment managers get a better handle on these communications? 

Session leaders:

  • Rick Bierbower, Vice President - Asset Management, Comstock Companies

  • Jake Sneed, Vice President - Asset Management, Voya Investment Management


  • Drew Galton, Director - Head of Debt Capital Markets, MetLife Investment Management

Format: Whole-room conversation, followed by small-group exercise. - 1 hour 

10am Break

10.15am How to efficiently run an Asset Management team: Structure, staffing & technology

Members will unpack how to staff better, what the scope of asset management covers, and what technology solutions have worked to make teams more efficient. 

Session leaders:

  • Joseph Mancuso, Head of Commercial Asset Management, CBRE Investment Management

  • Haley Donato, Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Finance, Continental Realty Corporation

Format: Rapid fire whole-room Q&A. - 45 minutes

11am Break

11.15am ESG: Measuring the "S"

How do real estate investment managers budget for social impact investing by offering resident or tenant supporting services? 

Session leader:

  • Erick Bracero Serrano, Asset Manager, Kingbird Investment Management


  • Amber Knee, Social Impact Director, Real Estate, Nuveen Real Estate

Format: Polling, short presentation and whole-room best practices sharing. - 45 minutes


12pm Lunch

1pm Insurance update: Captives & RFPs

Members will hear from industry experts on the benefits and challenges of captives, as well as best practices for broker RFP processes. 

Session leaders:

  • Anil Erdem, Managing Director, BGO

  • Leyla Leblebici, Managing Director, GEM Realty Capital 


  • Michael Power, Principal & John Kempton, Senior Consultant, FHS Risk 


Format: Rapid fire whole-room Q&A. - 45 minutes

1.45pm Break

2pm Market trends across CRE 

An overview on performance and deep dive into best practices sharing candid portfolio performance metrics. 

Session leaders:

  • Sara Owen, Director - Asset Management, Alidade Capital 

  • Eric Lind, Managing Director, PCCP LLC 


  • Jeff Scott, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured


Format: Polling, followed by whole-room best practices sharing. - 45 minutes

2.45pm Break

3pm Proptech innovation

How to leverage the best tools and practices to support asset managers on the job. 

Session leaders:

  • Mike Daniszewski, Regional Head of Asset Management, MetLife Investment Management

  • Jason Acosta, Senior Director & US Head of Asset Management, Nuveen Real Estate 


  • Jeanne Casey, Global Head of Proptech & Innovation, Nuveen Real Estate 

Format: Short presentation, followed by small-group exercise. - 1 hour 

4pm End of meeting 

FEEDBACK & pictures FROM


"The quality of professionals involved in the event was unprecedented."


"Asset managers need to find quiet time to think about the business and approach."


"This is a great meeting for networking. There are lots of good opportunities to meet and talk to people. I really liked how the rooms are set up with tables that facilitate talking to other people."

"The fact that people are willing to let down their guard and make provocative comments to generate great conversation is a key takeaway."


"The focus on asset management and being able to meet my peers and share ideas, challenges, and solutions in an open environment is what I like most about NAREIM."

"We are more alike than different in our experiences, and especially in tough environments, we should open up to candid conversations and learn from one another to push forward."

"This is the meeting for peer-to-peer learning, for sharing best practices and lessons learned. It is less transactional feeling and more about connecting."



530 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10036


NAREIM does not have a hotel room block for the Asset Management Meeting. However the following hotels are located close to Convene:

2024 committee members

Co-Chair: Haley Donato, Continental Realty Corporation

Co-Chair: Jason Acosta, Nuveen Real Estate

Sara Owen, Alidade Capital

Anil Erdem, BGO

Joseph Mancuso, CBRE Investment Management

Rick Bierbower, Comstock Companies

Leyla Leblebici, GEM Realty Capital 

Erick Bracero Serrano, Kingbird Investment Management

Mike Daniszewski, MetLife Investment Management 

Eric Lind, PCCP LLC

Michael Henry, Stockbridge Capital Group

Jake Sneed, Voya Investment Management

Past agendas





NAREIM meetings are open to NAREIM members only and their guests. For further information on attending meeting or other NAREIM discussions, please contact IvyLee Rosario, NAREIM meeting director Please note that any executive who is not a NAREIM member, guest of a member or working in the real estate investment management industry will not be admitted to NAREIM events. NAREIM reserves the right to decline any registration. By registering for NAREIM events, you are consenting to NAREIM’s privacy policy.

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