March 25, 2019
Ari Abramson (VP, Acquisitions) Moderates at NAREIM Conference
Dags Chen, VP of Real Estate Research at ARES Management LLC; Russel Brown, SVP, Investments at Flagship Healthcare Properties; Brad Pittman, VP, Capital Markets at Piedmont Office Realty Trust; Zoe Hughes, CEO at NARIEM and Ari Abramson, VP, Acquisitions, Continental Realty Corporation
Ari Abramson, Vice President, Acquisitions recently moderated a panel at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) annual Acquisitions and Disposition conference in Chicago. The theme of the roundtable discussion was “sourcing and underwriting deal flow in the current environment.”
NARIEM is an exclusive organization of 100 real estate investment management firms with members ranging from the largest institutional firms in the world with fully integrated service platforms to specialized entrepreneurial firms. NAREIM provides the organizational platform, programs, information and tools to help real estate investment managers to establish important relationships with fellow industry leaders, benchmark their companies relative to their peers, and maximize their understanding of what is happening in their industry.
Joining Abramson as leader of the conversation was Zoe Hughes, CEO of NARIEM.
“This annual summit gathers together industry peers to discuss best practices, status of the marketplace and an educated outlook of the acquisitions space nationally and across all asset classes,” Abramson explained. “The roundtable reviewed the acquisition process, delved into strategies for success and examined emerging risks and opportunities in multifamily, retail, office, industrial and hospitality asset classes for the coming year.
“We successfully shared peer-level strategic insights with the group to understand how to remain cutting-edge with technology, remain efficient and scale our practices for the most optimal results,” he added. “Our participation and leadership role in this conference demonstrates our involvement among the top investment managers in the country and helps validate our corporate approach to acquisitions,” he added.
Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), headquartered in Baltimore and founded in 1960, is a full-service commercial real estate investment and management company. The privately-owned firm owns and manages a diversified portfolio of retail centers consisting of over 4 million square feet of space, as well as apartment communities featuring more than 10,000 apartment homes. Positioned throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, the value of the portfolio exceeds $2 billion.
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