DLA Piper hosts second Israeli Global Real Estate Conference

On 24 March, DLA Piper hosted its second Israeli Global Real Estate Conference in Tel Aviv. The event provided perspectives on current trends and the future outlook of the real-estate markets in Europe, Asia and the US for Israeli-based companies seeking to diversify their real-estate capital investments.

Co-hosted by Jeremy Lustman, the Tel Aviv-based head of DLA Piper’s Israel practice, and Paul Jayson, real-estate partner based in London, the conference attracted more than 130 participants.

Also in attendance were senior global real-estate professionals from The Carlyle Group, Investec, Patron Capital, JLL, Harbor Group International, Unicredit, Arcturus Capital and many others.

DLA Piper participants included the firm’s global real-estate practice co-chairs Jay Epstien (Washington DC) and Olaf Schmidt (Milan), as well as country heads Les Koltai (Australia), Carsten Loll (Germany) and Orson Alcocer (Spain).

Attendees also included Lee Miller, the firm’s global co-chair; Roger Meltzer, Americas co-chair and the incoming global co-chair; and Naftali Weg (Baltimore), who has led the tax and joint venture structuring on the inbound Israeli deals into the US. Meltzer provided greetings and opening remarks.