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Speakers 2020



John Courtliff
Partner, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
ICM Asset Management

John Courtliff is responsible for the management and oversight of ICM’s investment fund platform. John received a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Calgary, with studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Wirtschafts Universitat Wien and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. John is fluent in English, French and conversational in Spanish.

Ronald Dickerman
Madison International Realty


Ronald Dickerman is President of Madison International Realty, a global real estate private equity firm. He has over 30 years of real estate experience. He served on AFIRE’s board of directors and is an active member of INREV, the Zell Lurie Center, and a frequent speaker on secondary investments. Mr. Dickerman earned an MBA degree from Columbia University and a BA degree from Tufts University.

Hubert O. Eisenack LL.M.
Tax Partner
Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft


Hubert Eisenack is a tax partner at EY Munich and leads EY Germany’s US real estate tax team. Hubert is specialized in advising German institutional investors on US real estate investments, from both a US as well as a German tax perspective. Hubert is admitted as a German Rechtsanwalt and Steuerberater, as well as an Attorney-at-Law in New York.

Richard Flohr
Managing Director
CrossHarbor Capital Partners LLC


Richard Flohr is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the CrossHarbor Senior Income Debt Fund, overseeing operations and serves as a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining CrossHarbor, Richard was a Managing Director with Prudential Mortgage Capital Company.  His most recent role at PMCC was serving as a member of the Senior Management Group and as head of Capital Markets and CMBS programs.

Dr. Peter Hayes
Global Head of Investment Research
PGIM Real Estate

Peter Hayes is a managing director at PGIM Real Estate and global head of Investment Research. Based in London, Peter is responsible for overseeing a global team that provides strategic advice and support to the investment management divisions of the business. Peter is a member of the Global Management Council, Global Investment Committee and the Global Product Committee.

James Martha
Managing Director, Head of Housing Sector, RE, Americas

James Martha is head of U.S. housing for Nuveen Real Estate and with over 35 years of experience, he is responsible for a team of regionally-focused housing sector-specialist transaction, asset management and portfolio management professionals in managing and growing the apartment equity portfolio. In addition, he is a member of the Americas Executive Leadership Team and Americas Investment Committee.



Brad Olsen
Chairman of the USA Conference
President of Atlantic Partners

Brad Olsen serves as President of Atlantic Partners, Ltd., a company which he founded in 1995. The firm assists its clients in developing and implementing cross-border real estate strategies. Mr. Olsen has been active in international real estate investment for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School and is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences in Europe and North America.

Dave Powell
King& Spalding LLP


A partner in King & Spalding’s Real Estate practice, Dave Powell focuses on structuring real estate equity and debt investments. Dave represents institutional, private equity and non-U.S. investors in a variety of real estate transactions, with a focus on joint ventures and other partnerships. Clients include a broad variety of German-based investors, including German asset managers, funds and family offices. 

Walter Schmidt
Senior Managing Partner
Rockwood Capital, LLC

Walter Schmidt is a founder of Rockwood and has 32 years of experience in the real estate industry.  Mr. Schmidt serves on the firm’s Management Committee which sets the strategic direction for the firm.  Mr. Schmidt is a member of various Investment and Portfolio Management Committees.  In addition, he assists in international capital and client strategy initiatives for the firm.



Glenn A. Sonnenberg
President & CEO LaSalle Mortgage Real Estate Investors
LaSalle Investment Management

Mr. Sonnenberg is President and CEO of LaSalle Mortgage Real Estate Investors, Inc., a real estate debt investment firm. Glenn serves on the Boards of Directors of numerous philanthropic institutions, including Wayfinder Family Services, the Children’s Institute, and Center Theatre Group. Glenn is long-time co-chair of the USC Law School Forum on Real Estate Law and Business.

Oliver Strumpf
Initiator of the USA Conference
Managing Partner HEICO Investment Management GmbH


Oliver Strumpf is Managing Partner and especially responsible for the development of institutional real estate funds and services at HEICO Investment. He possesses a profound wealth of marketing and sales experience and has launched various funds. He is also the initiator of the FondsForum as well as other events and institutional real estate networking platforms in Germany.

Bruce Timm
Founder & CEO
ICM Immobilien GmbH

Bruce Timm, President and CEO, founded ICM in 2003. His responsibilities include ICM’s real-estate strategy, the firm’s German relationships, capital formation and portfolio management of ICM’s existing US and Canadian funds on behalf of its German clients. Prior to forming ICM, Bruce was with the TMW Group in Munich and Bankhaus Metzler in Frankfurt.

Thomas Veith
Partner Real Estate Deals Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH WPG

Thomas Veith is a partner in Advisory Real Estate in Frankfurt and joined PwC in 2000. He has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate and transactions advisory. Thomas Veith is continuously involved in acquisitions, restructurings and disposals of properties, portfolios and loans. In this connection he was in lead of several engagements.



Jeroen Verheijden
Managing Director
Client Capital Management Europe

Jeroen Verheijden joined Clarion Partners in 2012 and is an equity owner and Managing Director. He is also the head of Clarion’s office in London and sits on the Board of Directors of Clarion Partners Europe Ltd. As part of the Global Client Capital Management Group, Jeroen is responsible for delivering investor capital solutions and servicing the Firm’s clients throughout Europe and the Middle East.



Robert M. White Jr.
CEO & Founder
Real Capital Analytics

Robert M. White, Jr. founded Real Capital Analytics Inc. in 2000 to bring greater transparency to the investment markets by providing real-time data of capital flows and prices of commercial properties. He is a noted authority on the real estate capital markets who is frequently cited in the press and has authored numerous articles for industry publications and the firm’s own Capital Trends publications.