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Real Estate and Wall Street Conference Examines Economy

Photo courtesy of GW Today: Mortimer Zuckerman (left) speaks with Diana B. Henriques (right) during the annual Real Estate and Wall Street Symposium.

Real estate billionaire and editor-in-chief of U.S. News and World Report Mortimer Zuckerman shared his insights on the economy at GW’s third annual Real Estate and Wall Street Symposium, held in New York City May 4.

In an interview with senior New York Times financial writer Diana B. Henriques, BA, ’69, Zuckerman discussed the effect of the budget deficit on markets, the outlook for residential and commercial real estate, and how to move the economy forward to an audience of GW alumni, trustees, faculty, students and partners, including GW trustees Steven Ross and George Wellde, GWSB Dean Doug Guthrie and Alan Miller, chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Health Services Inc., which operates the GW Hospital.

The symposium was sponsored by the Luther Rice Society, the university’s oldest philanthropic society, and its Financial Services Alliance, a network of Luther Rice Society members working in the financial services industry.

In his opening remarks, GW President Steven Knapp said the relationship between New York and Washington provides a “critical opportunity” for the university. “We’re increasingly becoming a presence in the rate of our convening important discussions in New York, and you’ll see us continue to reach out this way because of the powerful connection between New York and Washington,” Knapp said. For more on the event, please read the story in GW Today.

Posted by gwsb on May 9, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.


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