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Larry Summers to discuss implications of soaring inflation at April 20 event

Former treasury secretary and Harvard president will discuss impact on capital and property markets at Kellogg’s Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition

Former secretary of the Treasury and President Emeritus at Harvard University Lawrence H. Summers will be the keynote speaker at the Kellogg School of Management’s 8th annual Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition, to be held in-person and virtually on April 20 at the Kellogg Global Hub. 

Larry Summers
Larry Summers

Summers will deliver a virtual keynote address titled “Real Estate and Inflation: What Happens Next?”

The event is open to everyone, and participants can register now

The cost for attending the conference — which includes the Summers keynote — is $35 for Northwestern students and faculty, $90 for alumni and $100 for members of the public and corporate guests. Alumni and corporate guests who wish to attend the virtual portion only can register for $35.

The conference will also feature a live panel discussion on capital markets featuring global real estate leadersKimberly A. Adams ’01, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Matthew Johnson, Morgan Stanley; Jeffrey F. Fastov, Square Mile Capital; Frank Schmitz, PJT Park Hill Real Estate Group and Seth Singerman ’05, Singerman Real Estate, LLC.

“Inflation has risen over the past several quarters to a level that the U.S. hasn’t seen in decades,” said Efraim Benmelech, director of Kellogg’s Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research and Henry Bullock Professor of Finance and Real Estate. “We are eager to bring leading experts together to explore where inflation is heading and its implications for capital and property markets.”

Hosted by Kellogg’s Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research, the conference will provide leading-edge industry updates and relevant market information. The competition element of the event will provide MBA students with the opportunity to pitch novel real estate business ideas to a high-profile panel of judges.

The Summers keynote is free for members of the media. Contact Haley Robinson to receive a link and passcode.