"The Art of the Deal", is the topic chosen for his Keynote address. How do successful deal makers make deals? Find out the details of one of the biggest "deals" of the year. Hear firsthand how the venture came about, how it was conceptualized, structured, and delivered. Find out how the deal was negotiated and financed, as well as the role of each partner in the operation of the business. Learn about the challenges they faced, how they were resolved, and lessons learned. Find out all this from one of the most knowledgeable players in the industry, the co-Head of Morgan Stanley's Global Real Estate Group, John Carrafiell. He will share his vision on "The Art of Deal" as a Symposium Keynote Speaker at the Luncheon that will be held on November 7th as a part of the ULI Seminar "Investing and Building for the Future: How to Thrive on Uncertain Times".
Carraffiell is a member of the 6-person European IBD Operating Committee, which is responsible for the management of the Firm's Investment Banking Division in Europe. John is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF), the Firm's private equity business, which has acquired $23 billion of assets. He joined Morgan Stanley in the New York office from Yale University in 1987, moved to the Firm's London office in 1989, initiated MSREF's European investment programme in 1994 as Director of Acquisitions (Europe), became Head of the European Real Estate Group in 1995, and was named Managing Director and member of the European IBD Operating Committee in 1999.
John is Director of Canary Wharf Group plc, where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. John is Director of the Board of EPRA and is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.