Board members and guests are invited to join us for our fun, informative, and invitation-only Fall Board Dinner which is held in conjunction with the Global Real Estate Markets Conference co-hosted by the Graaskamp Center and Toll Brothers at the New York Stock on Friday, November 4. You’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow board members and other global real estate professionals, as well as our talented and passionate Real Estate MBA and MS students.
Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center, will provide a brief update on the Center and Wisconsin Real Estate Program before the keynote presentation by real estate icon Marc Holliday, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty is Manhattan’s largest office landlord and is a fully integrated real estate investment trust that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing, and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. SL Green has recently held interests in 77 buildings totaling 35.3 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 27.1 million square feet of Manhattan buildings and 7.4 million square feet securing debt and preferred equity investments.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 – 8:30 pm Fall Board Dinner & Keynote Presentation
Marc Holliday serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) He has served as the CEO since 2004 and became the Chairman of the Board as of January 2019. Mr. Holliday has been with the company since 1998, when he joined as Chief Investment Officer.
Under Mr. Holliday’s leadership, SL Green has grown to be New York City’s largest owner of office properties and the dominant landlord in Midtown Manhattan. He assembled, and continues to build, an outstanding management team and leads the development of the Company’s core business strategy, which features the continuous repositioning and strategic upgrading of the portfolio, emphasizing high-quality office properties in central locations serving world-class tenants. Today, the Company’s total portfolio includes ownership interests in more than 110 assets in New York City’s tri-state region totaling approximately 50 million square feet. Properties include the prestigious Manhattan addresses 1515 BROADWAY, 280 PARK AVENUE, 100 PARK AVENUE, 625 MADISON AVENUE, and ONE VANDERBILT AVENUE.
That core strategy, supplemented by value-adding diversification activities, has driven the Company’s consistently superior earnings performance and growth in shareholder value. Diversification activities include a successful retail joint venture initiative – SL Green has emerged as a major investor in Manhattan retail properties, with noteworthy top-tier tenants that include Ralph Lauren, Nike, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana. In addition, the company has also established itself as a market-leading investor in debt and preferred equity financing, helping to provide liquidity to the commercial property market during a critical recovery period.
Given his successful track record and industry expertise, Mr. Holliday is frequently cited and interviewed by the nation’s leading media outlets regarding the commercial real estate marketplace. Along with other citations, he was recognized by the Wall Street Journal, as one of the New York region’s “People to Watch in 2014,” as # 1 on the New York Observer “Commercial 100” list in 2012 and by Crain’s New York Business in 2003 as one of its “40 Under 40” leading New Yorkers.
Prior to joining SL Green, Mr. Holliday held management positions at the former Victor Capital Group, a publicly traded real estate investment management firm that, at the time, was one of the nation’s largest dedicated real estate mezzanine lenders. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from Lehigh University in 1988, Mr. Holliday earned a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 1990.
A benefactor of Columbia University and a long-time supporter of the real estate program, he established the Holliday Professorship of Real Estate Development in 2008. He also served as Chair of the program’s Taskforce for the Future and currently chairs its Industry Advisory Board and endowment campaign. Mr. Holliday was recently honored by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in 2017, receiving the Intrepid Salute Award in honor of his outstanding business and philanthropic achievements and his commitment to supporting programs for active service men and women and veterans. The National Jewish Health in 2011 honored him with the Humanitarian Award and raised a record-breaking $3.0 million for the organization from members of New York City’s real estate and construction industries. Additionally, he has served on the Board of the New York Racing Association since 2014 and appointed to its Equine Safety committee in 2015.