Kellogg Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition

Real Estate and Inflation: What Happens Next?

Inflation has risen over the past several quarters to a level that the U.S. hasn't seen in decades. Where is inflation heading? And what are the implications for capital and property markets? Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard's Charles W. Eliot University Professor will provide his perspective on inflation, its effects on the macro-economy, and the policy interventions that are required to bring back price stability.

Keynote Speaker: Lawrence H. Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. He served as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton and the Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama. 


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Agenda: April 20, 2022

Time Event
Registration Opens, Global Hub - 1st Floor
12:15 - 1:00
Networking Lunch, Global Hub - 2nd Floor
1:00 - 2:15
Capital Markets Update, White Auditorium - 2nd Floor
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 3:30
Keynote Address, White Auditorium - 2nd Floor
3:30 - 3:45
3:45 - 5:45
Kellogg's Venture Competition, White Auditorium - 2nd Floor
5:45 - 6:45
Networking Reception, Global Hub 2nd Floor



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Getting Here & Parking

Kellogg Global Hub
2211 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Major airlines fly into both O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport. O’Hare Airport is approximately 45 minutes from Kellogg and Midway Airport is approximately 60 minutes from Kellogg, but you may want to allow more time for traffic.

Taxi service from both airports can be arranged in advance of your visit for a reduced fare. Pre-arranged rides start at approximately $35 from O’Hare and $50 from Midway. For up-to-date fare information, please contact a taxi service directly. 

We are happy to provide complimentary parking for visitors that drive to campus. Valet Parking will be available at the Global Hub entrance, and will be on a first come, first served basis. Should valet parking be full, we will also have parking vouchers available at the North Campus Parking Garage (2311 North Campus Drive.) The North Campus Parking Garage is the closest to the Global Hub. You can pick up a parking voucher at the registration desk in the Global Hub lobby. You will need this voucher before leaving campus. Should we run out of vouchers at the registration desk, make sure to ask the front desk staff for a validated parking ticket to exit the garage.

Directions to the North Parking Garage:
Take Sheridan Road to Lincoln Street. Turn east on to Lincoln Street and continue on to Campus Drive to the entrance of the North Parking Garage.

Walking from the North Parking Garage to the Global Hub:
Proceed to the elevator nearest stairwell A or B (south side of the garage) to the first floor. Exit the garage and cross Campus Drive: take the sidewalk to the left (east) of the Searle Building. Continue south, following the signs to the Kellogg Global Hub on the east (left) side of the walkway.

Taxi/Uber/Lyft Drop Off:
Take Sheridan Road to Lincoln Street. Continue on Campus Drive past the North Parking Garage. Follow signs to the Kellogg Global Hub.

Public Transportation

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) maintains an extensive system of elevated trains (also known as “the L”) and buses throughout Chicago and Evanston. The train stop closest to Kellogg is the Purple Line Foster stop on Church and Davis Streets. The 201 bus departs from the Howard St. terminal and stops on the corner of Foster and Sheridan.

Be advised, while inexpensive, taking the CTA from the airport can take up to 90 minutes and requires transferring trains.



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Platinum Sponsor

EQ Office

Silver Sponsors

Dermody Properties

In-Kind Sponsors

Expansive (formerly Novel CoWorking)
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Organizing Committee

Efraim Benmelech

Efraim Benmelech

Efraim Benmelech is the Harold L. Stuart Professor of Finance, the Director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research at the Kellogg School of Management and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Benmelech’s research interests are in the field of credit markets where he studies financial contracting, financial crises, securitization, bankruptcy and financial distress.
William Bennett

William Bennett

William Michael Bennett is the Principal and Founder of Level Office Management, LLC, a coworking platform that serves as the operating and development arm of twenty buildings in sixteen cities. Level Office was #94 on the INC 5000 fastest growing companies in 2016. Previously, Mr. Bennett founded and managed a company that acquired and redeveloped the 23rd largest portfolio of student housing assets in the US, earning #407 on the INC 5000 list in 2012.

Craig Furfine

Craig Furfine is a Clinical Professor of Finance. Furfine studies the functioning of interbank markets, securitization, and real estate finance, having published in scholarly journals including the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking.