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Escape & Ascent Digital Dealmaking Conference

Escape & Ascent Digital Dealmaking Conference

Capital Introductions, Matchmaking & GP / LP Dealmaking

DECEMBER 7 - 10

Presented By

Events Speakers and Panels

Conversational Keynotes From Business Luminaires

Leadership, Professional Development & Innovation 

David Sinclair
Leading Scientist on Reversing Aging

David Sinclair

The Sinclair Lab, Harvard Medical School
Adam Bryant
Master the challenges that make or break all leaders

Adam Bryant

New York Times Bestselling Author, Quick and Nimble & The Corner Office
Mark Bowden
Truth and Lies: What people are really thinking

Mark Bowden

No. 1 Body Language Expert in the World,

Resilience Of The City

& Reflections On Urbanism and Placemaking

Mark Toro
Colony Square I 3B, Avalon 2.3M Sq Ft

Mark Toro

Co-Founder & Chairman, North American Properties - Atlanta
Jennifer Keesmaat
TED speaker and top "Women of Influence" in Canada

Jennifer Keesmaat

CEO, The Keesmaat Group, Former Chief City Planner, Toronto

Debt & Financing

Where is the smart money going?

Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Co-Founder & CEO, Basis Investment Group
Jeff Fine

Jeff Fine

Partner, Goldman Sachs MBD Real Estate
Melissa Farrell

Melissa Farrell

MD, PGIM
David Nass

David Nass

MD I Head of Real Estate Finance, UBS

Venture Capital

Acceleration of proptech adoption

Constance Freedman

Constance Freedman

Founder & Managing Partner, Moderne Ventures
Bryan Bennett
Moderator

Bryan Bennett

Founder & CEO, Cortex

Multifamily

& The importance of Impact Investing

Daryl Carter

Daryl Carter

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Avanath Capital Management
Don Peebles

Don Peebles

Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Peebles Corporation
Stuart Boesky

Stuart Boesky

CEO, Pembrook Capital Management

Equity Investing: Rescue Capital, Distressed Dealmaking, and Alternative Asset Classes

What's keeping some of the most active investors up at night?

Reisa Bryan

Reisa Bryan

Global Chief Operating Officer, Nuveen Real Estate
Kim Hourihan

Kim Hourihan

CIO I Americas Direct RE strategies, CBRE Global Investors

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Ronald Kaplan
Moderator

Ronald Kaplan

Partner, CohnReznick
Anne Jablonski
Moderator

Anne Jablonski

EMD & Head of CRE, SitusAMC

Why attend if you are an investor, operator, or developer?

Our Escape and Ascent retreats have brought together some of the most influential owners, developers, and investors of the past decade. Unlike other conferences with large numbers of vendors, Escape and Ascent has a strict strict ratio of principals to 3rd party service (90/10). In other words, sponsor/vendor participants are limited and carefully vetted. Our digital event this year will be no different.

Over the past 5 months, we have hosted 75+ invite-only roundtables exclusively for the most active investors, operators, and developers in the country. We have been a steady and reliable source of information and connectivity for the CRE community. Our team has curated the group to make sure that all our attendees are meaningful market participants and surrounded by the peer level players you want to meet, and by ideas you want to explore.

We have invested heavily in digital matchmaking and networking in order to connect capital with operators and developers while delivering dynamic content from some of the biggest names in the industry.

Please join us for complimentary registration. Whether you want to join a single session or participate in 40+ hours of programming. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with 1,000+ institutional investors, family offices, PE funds, and some of the strongest GP sponsors in the industry.

Why attend if you are a best in class 3rd party service provider?

The participation offers your firm the opportunity to meet and network with 1,000+ GPs and LPs from across the country. Participation is very limited to carefully vetted best in class service providers. 90% of all our attendees are on the principal side of the business, which allows you to filter through the noise of a typical digital event.

Basic Ticket

You qualify for a complimentary basic ticket if you are a:

  • Investor, operator, or developer (LP or GP)
  • In a decision making capacity with your firm (Director/VP level or higher) Subject to Escape and Ascent team approval

Apply To Attend

If you do not qualify for a complimentary basic ticket, but you would like to be considered to as one of the limited best in class 3rd party service providers who receive access then apply here. We will be releasing a limited amount of $399 tickets to purchase (10% of total attendees) to qualified representatives.

Apply To Attend

What do you get with a basic ticket?

  • Live access to Escape and Ascent digital week long of events (includes):
  • Attendees can choose to participate in group discussions based on similar interests and topics. Includes (but not limited to): CEO strategies, CFO strategies, Proptech, Debt strategies, AI, +other hot topics
  • Access to the virtual lounge during the week to connect with all ticket holders. Connect and communicate with 1,000+ LPs and GPs
  • Live access to webinars focused on specific Asset Classes throughout the week
  • Morning keynotes by CRE luminaries
  • 1v1 Speed Networking randomized so that you can build the spontaneity of a live event and make valuable business connections

Premium Ticket

To qualify to PURCHASE a premium ticket, you must be a:

  • Investor, operator, or developer (LP or GP)
  • In a decision making capacity with your firm (Director/VP level or higher). Subject to Escape and Ascent team approval

Apply To Attend

If you do not qualify to purchase based on the criteria above, but want to participate as a premium ticket holder (i.e 3rd party service provider): sponsors and partners of Escape/Ascent will be given access to premium ticket purchase. If interested, please email curators@bisnow.com for more details.

Email: curators@bisnow.com

What does Premium Ticket give access to?

  • Basic ticket access +
  • Year long access to digital matchmaking platform to connect capital with operators/developers and find off market deal flow. Digital MatchMaking Platform
  • On demand access to exclusive content from some of the biggest names in the industry (50+ speakers)
  • On demand access to non real estate content from some of the leading business visionaries in the world with content focused on personal development, business performance, and innovation
  • Access to invite only roundtables before, during, and after the event. These are curated by the Escape and Ascent team, and are private discussions between 12-14 principals an hour long and separated by asset class focus (See roundtables on the digital dealmaking link below to learn more)
  • Personal introductions by the Escape/Ascent team to other premium ticket holders

Digital Dealmaking

Who's Attending?

Click here to view the list of companies attending Ascent & Escape Week

Agenda

Time Activity
Monday, December 7
9:55 AM
10:00 AM
ALL TIMES BELOW ARE EASTERN STANDARD
10:55 AM
11:00 AM
Opening Remarks
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Debt & Financing
Where is the smart money going?
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Equity Investing
Rescue Capital, Distressed Dealmaking, and Alternative Asset Classes
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
General Speed Dealmaking (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
Connect with 1,000+ investors, operators, and developers for all asset classes, in case you miss people (ALL ASSET CLASSES)
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Speed Dealmaking Evening Session (RETAIL)
Funding your next deal, off market deal flow, and finding future business partners (IF YOU ARE INVESTING IN RETAIL)
6:15 PM
7:00 PM
Evening Keynote: David Sinclair on reversing aging
David Sinclair is the world's leading authority on stopping father time. Deep dive into his best practices to live a longer and healthier life
Tuesday, December 8
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Venture Capital
The acceleration of prop tech adoption
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Resilience of the City
Reflections on Urbanism and Placemaking
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
Speed Dealmaking (HOSPITALITY)
Connect with LPs and GPs (IF YOU ARE INVESTING IN HOSPITALITY)
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Evening Keynote: Steven Kotler
Zero to Dangerous. Join one of the world's leading experts on human performance for a conversational keynote. Author of 9 bestsellers and nominated for two Pulitzers
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Speed Dealmaking Evening Session (INDUSTRIAL)
Funding your next deal, off market deal flow, and finding future business partners (IF YOU ARE INVESTING IN INDUSTRIAL)
Wednesday, December 9
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Multifamily
& the importance of impact investing
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Office Investment
Can Life Sciences be a savior?
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
Speed Dealmaking (MULTIFAMILY)
Connect with LPs and GPs (IF YOU ARE INVESTING IN MULTIFAMILY)
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Evening Keynote: Mark Bowden
One of the world's leading body language experts, Mark will show us how to influence and persuade people via Zoom (on a Zoom)
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Speed Dealmaking Evening Session (OFFICE)
Funding your next deal, off market deal flow, and finding future business partners (IF YOU ARE INVESTING IN OFFICE) *Drink is optional
Thursday, December 10
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
BREAKOUT SESSION: Diversity & Inclusion Strategies
This is a facilitated breakout session. You can join on video if you want to participate in the discussion (limit of 14 people) or you can listen in as an observer (unlimited seats for off camera participation)
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: CEO Roundtable & Lessons Learned with Adam Bryant
Adam Bryant is a New York Times Bestseller and will walk you through mastering the challenges that make or break all leaders. This is a TED style talk followed by a facilitated breakout session. If you are a CEO or you run your company you can join on video if you want to participate in the discussion (limit of 14 people) or you can listen in as an observer (unlimited seats for off camera participation)
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: Distressed workouts and dealing with special servicers
This is a facilitated breakout session. You can join on video if you want to participate in the discussion (limit of 14 people) or you can listen in as an observer (unlimited seats for off camera participation)
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: CFO Roundtable
This is a facilitated breakout session. You can join on video if you want to participate in the discussion (limit of 14 people) or you can listen in as an observer (unlimited seats for off camera participation)
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: Will Life Sciences Save Office?
This is a facilitated breakout session. You can join on video if you want to participate in the discussion (limit of 14 people) or you can listen in as an observer (unlimited seats for off camera participation)
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: Industrial is having a moment
This is a facilitated breakout session. You can join on video if you want to participate in the discussion (limit of 14 people) or you can listen in as an observer (unlimited seats for off camera participation)
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: CIO Roundtable
Managing Risk in your portfolio
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION: Managing Stress & Time Management
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
Speed Dealmaking Evening Session (MULTIFAMILY)
Funding your next deal, off market deal flow, and finding future business partners (IF YOU ARE INVESTING IN MULTIFAMILY) *Drink is optional

Event Summary

ALL PANEL AND NETWORKING TIMES ARE IN ET

3 New York Times Bestsellers

50+ Speakers

4+ Days Of Networking

1000+ LPs & GPs Equity Attendees

100+ Billions Of Capital & Development Projects Represented

1:1 Matchmaking & Capital Introductions

Speed Networking & Virtual Lounge

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