In just a matter of hours, some of the best minds in high-end global real estate sales and development will be gathering at the Mandarin Oriental New York for the inaugural Global Connect conference, which will give attendees the information and guidance they need to maintain and grow their footholds in an increasingly competitive (and complicated) business.
Jeff T. Blau is CEO and a partner of Related Companies. For the past 25 years, he has been responsible for directing and overseeing new developments worth more than $20 billion in virtually every sector of the real estate industry, including New York City’s Time Warner Center, where Global Connect will take place on April 7 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and where Blau will be speaking.
Brutal exchange rates, Wall Street volatility, Brazil turned upside down, Chinese pull-back, falling oil prices and the wacky U.S. elections. This is a perfect storm that unnerves many affluent homebuyers. The Inman way is to confront these sorts of challenges, have no fear about discussing the elephants in the room and identify the opportunities that may be right in front of us.