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Conferences

annual conferences hosted by Harvard RED Club

 

 
 

Harvard real estate weekend


The Harvard Real Estate Weekend is an annual conference jointly presented by The Real Estate and Development Club of the Graduate School of Design and The Real Estate Club of Harvard Business School. It aims to engage next generation leaders with industry experts through an inclusive and globally oriented forum. Together, debate and advance topics that have the potential to transform the real estate industry.

Key Features

The two day conference includes 2 key note speakers, 5 themed panels, Argus Enterprise training, workshops, site tours, and networking. In addition to the following;

DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The Development Workshop is a one-day program in which students and young professionals will be placed in interdisciplinary teams and led by a coach to pitch a development proposal to a panel of judges. Participant will go on a site tour led by the real time developer on the project and respond to the brief with your own vision from planning, phasing, financial and marketing angles. The Workshop aims to simulate a development RFP response process that developers, architects, and consultants must go through to qualify for exciting, complex projects.

HARVARD REAL ESTATE VENTURE COMPETITION 

2017 Sponsors: Lisciotti Development & The Baupost Group, L.L.C.

The Harvard REVC is a pitch competition, with $33,000 in cash prizes, hosting start-ups whose missions reflect innovative approaches to real estate investing, development, design or construction. 

The competition is judged by thought leaders and key influencers from the worlds of real estate and investing. 


2017 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

3,084 MILES
DISTANCE HOME FOR ATTENDEE-FROM-THE-FURTHER-PLACE!

25
# OF STARTUPS THAT COMPETED IN OUR VENTURE COMPETITION

10
# OF SCHOOLS REPRESENTED

80
# OF ATTENDEES PER INTIMATE WORKSHOP OR PANEL

21
# OF UNIQUE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

9
# OF VENTURE COMPETITION JUDGES

Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors:
Harvard University Graduate School of Design in part by a generous gift from J.W. Kaempfer, Jr. MBA '71 , Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board,

Platinum Sponsors:
Allston Yards, Stop& Shop, Southside Investment Partners, New England Development, Bozzuto,

Gold Sponsor:
Five Point

HIGHLIGHTS

Harvard Real Estate Weekend x Startup Cities | NYC Real Estate Tech Panel

On March 14, 2018, Harvard Real Estate Weekend & Startup Cities partnered to host a discussion about the future of real estate with a particular focus on disrupting traditional real estate business models to transform the way we live and work.

architect as developer

Architect as Developer is an annual conference hosted by Harvard Real Estate Club and Harvard Graduate School of Design. In contemporary practice architects often find themselves relegated to the role of consultants, having to cede project leadership to developers who may or may not understand the importance of a well-designed product. A handful of architects, however, have decided to buck this trend and work as their own clients. By integrating the design and the development aspects of project delivery, the architect-as-developer business model allows the architect greater control in the project delivery process, resulting often in projects that are not only financially successful but beautifully designed as well.

2018 Speakers:  

Phil Bernstein, a professor at the Yale School of Architecture, Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner in Los Angeles, John Kully & Mick Walsdorf of Flank in New York City, Peter Gluck of GLUCK+ in New York City, and Cary Tamarkin of Tamarkin Co. in New York City.Phil Bernstein, a professor at the Yale School of Architecture, Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner in Los Angeles, John Kully & Mick Walsdorf of Flank in New York City, Peter Gluck of GLUCK+ in New York City, and Cary Tamarkin of Tamarkin Co. in New York City.

Event Highlights