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"The Future of the Real Estate Market"- A Conversation with Glenn J. Rufrano

When  Feb 14, 2011
from 06:00 PM to 07:15 PM
Where  Oak Room 203 in Newman Hall, 137 East 22nd Street between Lex. and Third Ave.
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GLENN J. RUFRANO

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Glenn J. Rufrano is the president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield Inc. He is also a member of its board of directors.

Rufrano was formerly CEO of Centro Properties Group (ASX:CNP) and a member of its executive committee. From April 2007 through January 2008, he served as CEO of Centro Properties Group US, overseeing all aspects of its portfolio.

Until its acquisition by Centro in 2007, Rufrano was CEO of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc., as well as a member of its board of directors. Under his leadership, New Plan was transformed into one of the nation’s largest public real estate companies, focusing on the ownership and management of more than 460 shopping centers with retail space totaling approximately 68 million square feet.

Prior to joining New Plan in 2000, Rufrano spent 17 years as a partner at The O’Connor Group, a diversified real estate investment firm. During his tenure as president and COO, he supervised three private equity funds, in addition to client service/marketing and finance activities. Concurrently, he was co-chairman of The Peabody Group, an association between The O’Connor Group and J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. investing in high-yield international real estate related opportunities.

Mr. Rufrano was a director of Trizec Properties, Inc., a national office REIT, Criimi Mae Inc., a mortgage REIT, and General Growth Properties, an institutional mall REIT.

Mr. Rufrano currently serves on a number of boards at New York University’s Real Estate Institute, where he is an adjunct professor, and is a trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mr. Rufrano is also on the board of directors of Ventas, an S&P 500 company and a leading healthcare real estate investment trust, and on the board of New Alternatives for Children, a not-for-profit health and social services agency whose exclusive mission is to serve children with medical disabilities and/or chronic illnesses and their families.

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