Cancelled – Harvard Real Estate Weekend 2020

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This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Harvard Real Estate Weekend serves as a leading forum that brings together leaders from both the public and private sectors including investors, operators, developers, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs with experts from academia to discuss the most pressing issues and developments within the industry. By bridging the gap between academia and practice and engaging in thoughtful conversations about the current state of the market, the event aims to deepen our understanding of current trends and issues and constructively speculate on potential theses for the future. Past speakers at the Harvard Real Estate Weekend have come from organizations including, but not limited to, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Boston Planning & Development Agency, the Blackstone Group, Brookfield Properties, Citizen Hotels, Google, Hines, Marriott International, Starwood Capital Group, Tishman Speyer, Turner Construction, and Vornado Realty Trust. We believe that the Weekend could provide an opportunity to engage with a broader network of passionate students and accomplished professionals.


This year, our theme is RE_Construct and the conference will include

  • 3 Keynotes and 7-8 unique panels
  • Networking and recruitment opportunities
  • The Annual Real Estate Venture Competition
  • Local Trek

Tickets are now available at For more information please visit the event website. We look forward to seeing you on March 7th and 8th, 2020.



Sat March 07
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall

9:00-12:00 Tours of Boston Area Real Estate Projects (Breakfast Provided)

12:00-1:30 Keynote 1: Lacy I. Rice

1:45-2:45 Panel 1: Response to Disruptors in Real Estate

2:45-3:15 Coffee Break

3:15-4:15 Panel 2: Navigating an Entrepreneurial Journey in Real Estate

4:30-5:30 Panel 3: Beyond Opportunity Zone

5:45-7:00 Keynote 2: Michael Jaffe

7:00 Cocktail Mixer

8:00 VIP Dinner


Sun Mar 08
Harvard Business School, Klarman Hall

8:30-9:00 Registration / Breakfast

9:00-10:00 Panel 4: Real Estate Investments

10:15-11:15 Panel 5: Housing Within Reach

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-1:15 Keynote 3: Bill Maddux

1:30-2:30 Panel 6: Placemaking

2:45-3:45 Panel 7: Real Estate Technology

3:45 Closing Remarks / Reception

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Public Programs Office at (617) 496-2414 or [email protected].