2016 CFO Innovation Conference: “Achieving Operating and Financial Efficiencies: Reducing Risk in the Coming Real Estate Market”

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JLL’s Benjamin Breslau International Director of Americas Research, and Peter Riguardi, President of New York Tri-State Region, to discuss “Achieving Operating and Financial Efficiencies: Reducing Risk in the Coming Real Estate Market” 3:15 P.M., May 5th, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ.  CFOs and senior finance executives may attend at no cost, and non-CFOs may purchase tickets, by registering now at www.CFOstudio.com.

 

Benjamin Breslau, International Director, Americas Research, JLL

Mr. Breslau directs the overall activities of JLL’s Research team in the Americas. In addition, he is a member of the firm’s Global Research Executive Committee, a select team of executives that leads the strategic direction of our 450+ member global research department covering 80 countries. Mr. Breslau is responsible for managing a team of 150 professional researchers analyzing commercial real estate at both macro and micro levels in the US, Canada, and Latin America. He sets the firm’s statistical and analytical methodology and oversees the delivery of the firm’s leading research publications and services to investor, occupier, and institutional clients. Mr. Breslau positions real estate markets within the broader context of economic, industry and demographic trends, and regularly presents the firm’s findings and insights directly to clients and at conferences.  Mr. Breslau also plays a key role advising firm leadership and leading initiatives in the areas of data, analytics, and technology.

During his eighteen years in real estate research, first with Spaulding and Slye and now with JLL, Mr. Breslau has directed research programs for all major commercial property types at the local, national, and global levels.  Mr. Breslau’s extensive experience also spans across industry sectors and direct work with investor, corporate, and public sector clients segments. He has elevated JLL’s industry-leading research capabilities with a focus on advanced analysis, insightful interpretation, and strategic application that has become a hallmark of the firm. Mr. Breslau has participated in and led many direct consulting assignments advising domestic and international clients on real estate market conditions, opportunities, and strategies.  He has also held leadership positions and is a frequent expert speaker or panelist for many local and national industry associations including the Urban Land Institute.

Mr. Breslau received a B.A., Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from Emory University.  His Civic Involvement & Accomplishments include Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Boston Business Journal 40 under 40.

Peter Riguardi, President, New York Tri-State Region, JLL

As President of the New York region for JLL, Peter Riguardi leads all operations for the company in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. He is responsible for broadening the company’s New York platform by developing key client relationships, leading major projects, maintaining senior real estate industry contacts and political relationships, and recruiting new talent. He oversees a team of approximately 1,700 professionals in seven offices throughout the tri-state.

Prior to joining JLL in September 2002, Mr. Riguardi was Vice Chairman and Principal of Colliers ABR Inc., a company that he helped form in 1994. He started his real estate career at GVA Williams in 1983, where he was the youngest Senior Vice President in the firm’s history. During his twenty-eight year career in commercial real estate, he has been actively involved in several of the largest and most noteworthy transactions in metropolitan New York City. Mr. Riguardi is consistently ranked by the New York Observer as one of New York’s most influential real estate executives.

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