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Graaskamp on the Road-Atlanta

Wednesday, September 21 | 11:30am 1:30pm


Board members and guests are invited to join us at this exclusive, invitation-only event designed to facilitate a fun, lively and thought-provoking dialogue on important industry issues and trends. 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.

Location/Agenda

Peachtree Club, 999 Peachtree St NE #2800, Atlanta, GA 30309

11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Program

  • Welcome & Introductions:  Michael Brennan, Irgens Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center
  • Keynote Presentation: Ambrish Baisiwala, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Portman Holdings
  • The presentation will be followed by time for Q & A from the audience.

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

Please note, the program will begin promptly at 11:30, so we encourage guests to arrive on time for networking. Please contact the Graaskamp Center at graaskamp@bus.wisc.edu with any event inquiries.


Featured Speaker

Ambrish Baisiwala, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Portman Holdings

Ambrish Baisiwala, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Portman Holdings

Ambrish brings over 26 years of global business experience to his role at Portman. His broad geographic and work exposure brings a strong corporate strategy and property development skill set to Portman Holdings.

Prior to joining Portman, he was Development Director of ALDAR Properties PJSC in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he was responsible for a development portfolio in excess of $20 billion. Earlier in his career, he was Development Manager for the Greater Union Organization for the Middle East and India. Prior to that, Ambrish held various senior positions with Coopers & Lybrand Consulting and the TATA Group. Ambrish has worked in the USA, China, India, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia, across a broad spectrum of property types and responsibilities.

Ambrish has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Rajasthan, India, and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, Australia. He is active in the community and participates on the boards of Central Atlanta Progress, Midtown Alliance, Atlanta Police Foundation, Leadership Atlanta, and the Atlanta Beltline Partnership.


Sponsored by the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate and the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA)