Roundtable Program

Attendees at a Real Estate Center Roundtable event

The Real Estate Center, in conjunction with our Premier Partner, PNC Bank, is proud to present our 39th season of networking, national and international speakers, and access to industry leaders.

Roundtable Series

In 1983, the UC Real Estate Roundtable was created to establish and maintain links between the university and the business and real estate communities. The Roundtable series features guest speakers who present their ideas, thoughts and perspectives on topics that impact the real estate industry. The Roundtable Series strives to:

  • Encourage interaction between real estate professionals and UC students and faculty.
  • Address issues and topics relevant to the real estate industry and leading professionals.
  • Expose real estate professionals to industry research conducted at UC and elsewhere.

Our Roundtable membership is comprised of an average of more than 200 industry leaders each year. As our numbers continue to grow, the roundtable promises to be a rich opportunity for high-quality programming and networking.

Past Roundtable Speakers

The following is a partial listing of prominent industry leaders who have appeared as guest speakers at Roundtable events. 

Gerald D. Hines, founder of Hines
Sam Zell, 
founder and chairman of Equity Group Investments
Roger Staubach, Executive Chairman, Americas, JLL; former pro-football player, Dallas Cowboys
John F. Barrett, Chairman, President and CEO, Western & Southern Financial Group
Tom Williams, 
President/CEO, North American Properties 
Stuart G. Hoffman, Senior VP and Senior Economic Adviser, PNC Financial Services Group
Dan Neyer, President/CEO, Neyer Properties
Jeff Edison, Chairman and CEO, Phillips Edison & Company
Mark Addy, President and CEO, Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT
Ozie Davis, President, Ozie Davis & Associates
C. Kevin Shannahan, CEO of Hines U.S. Midwest and Southeast Regions
Frank Cohen, Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group, Blackstone
Thomas McGee, President and CEO, International Council of Shopping Centers
David LaRue, President and CEO, Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.
Tom Banta, President, Corporex
Spencer Levy, Head of Research, CBRE
Garrick Brown, VP, Retail Intelligence, Cushman & Wakefield
Leonard Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist, Freddie Mac
Yaromir Steiner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Steiner & Associates
Emerick Corsi, President; Forest City Development Corporation
Donald Wood, Chief Executive Officer; Federal Realty Investment Trust; North Bethesda, Maryland
Rob Portman, United States Senator for Ohio
Noah Zelkind, Director of Business Development and Expansion Execution; 80 Acres Farms
Laura Brunner, CEO, The Port
Glenn Rufrano, Chairman of ICSC

To learn more about upcoming Roundtable programs and other news and events, please subscribe to our mailing list. On average we send out 3-4 communications monthly.

Roundtable Supporters

Thanks to our supporters that help make the Roundtables possible.

  • Basis Companies
  • Cassady Schiller
  • General Electric Credit Union
  • Kiesland Development
  • Matrix Holdings

Roundtable Series Membership

Membership to the 2022-23 Roundtable Series includes admission to the annual UC/ULI Conference, the UC/PNC Economic Outlook Conference, as well as all other Roundtable monthly events, October–May. Membership types include the following:

  • $3500 – Roundtable Supporter 
    Two tickets to the annual dinner
    One UC Real Estate Roundtable Membership*
    Company's name listed on website and marketing materials
  • $495 – Roundtable Member
    One UC Real Estate Roundtable Membership*
  • $395 – Civic Member Rate
    One UC Real Estate Roundtable Membership*
  • $295 – Under 30 Member Rate
    One UC Real Estate Roundtable Membership*

Please note the following:

  • Roundtable Supporters and Members may not send a representative to events in their place. Individual registrations for non-members will be available 3-4 weeks prior to each event at a cost of $95 per event.
  • New membership sign-ups are not available after January 1, 2023.

Roundtable Series Events

Our programs feature a series of live events open to the public. Registration is required for each event. Admission is free for UC faculty and students. Monthly Roundtable events begin at 7:30 a.m. with check-in, networking, and a buffet breakfast. Programs start at 8:15 a.m. 

Past Events 2022-23

Friday, October 14, 2022
UC/ULI Annual Conference
Placemaking in Greater Cincinnati

Friday, November 11, 2022
Inflationary Impact on New Housing​

Friday, December 9, 2022
Future Workplace Strategies

Friday, January 20, 2023
Cincinnati Convention Center District Update

Friday, February 17, 2023
UC/PNC Annual Economic Outlook Conference

Friday, March 17, 2023
Real Estate and Blockchain Technology

Friday, April 14, 2023
UC/CREW Special Event

Building the CRE Workforce of the Future

Friday, May 12, 2023
A Conversation on the State of Retail

Recent News and Events


The state of retail featured at May Roundtable event

Event: May 12, 2023 7:30 AM

The UC Real Estate Center features the May Roundtable Series event taking place on Friday, May 12, at the Netherland Hilton Cincinnati in the Hall of Mirrors. The program will feature a conversation and Q&A about the state of the retail sector featuring Executive Director of the UC Real Estate Center Carl Goertemoeller with special guest Daniel Hurwitz​, co-founder and CEO​, Raider Hill Advisors​.

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To learn more about roundtable events, contact the UC Real Estate Center at or 513-556-7059.