2020 Real Estate Impact Conference
2020 Real Estate Impact Conference

Keynote Speakers



Managing Director, Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Matt Cherwin oversees the Treasury and Chief Investment Office responsible for managing the firm’s balance sheet, capital, liquidity and funding as well as the firm’s investment portfolio. In prior roles Matt ran asset-backed trading and mortgage portfolios—this man knows the capital flows that are the lifeblood of our industry!

Steve Witkoff, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Witkoff, will moderate the conversation with Matt Cherwin.

Debra Cafaro


Chairman and CEO
Ventas, Inc.

As the Chairman and CEO of Ventas, Debra A. Cafaro guides an S&P 500 real estate investment trust (REIT) with more than $3.7 billion in revenue, a market cap in excess of $27 billion and a portfolio of approximately 1,200 properties across the growth sectors of research and innovation, seniors housing, medical office/outpatient and health systems. 

Patricia Will, founder and CEO of Belmont Village, will moderate the conversation with Debra Cafaro. 

UM Real Estate Research Initiative

Laura Hines-Pierce


Senior Managing Director – Office of the CEO

As Senior Managing Director - Office of the CEO, Laura Hines-Pierce works alongside CEO Jeff Hines to help shape firmwide strategy, manage key risks, and ensure Hines is consistently on the leading edge of being the best real estate investor, partner and manager in the world. 

Alfonso Munk, Chief Investment Officer, Americas, Hines, will moderate the conversation with Laura Hines-Pierce and Jeff Hines. 

Jeff Hines


President & CEO

Jeff Hines oversees a portfolio that includes more than $124.3 billion in assets under management and oversees the firm’s domestic and international acquisition program. During his tenure the firm has grown from less than 500 employees to more than 4,400 employees in 23 countries.


UM Partners

Now in its ninth year, this annual conference unites South Florida with national and international industry experts in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. The conference features global leaders in commercial and residential real estate in one-on-one conversations, and innovators and trendsetters who are shaping and informing the industry’s future. Hosted by the School of Architecture and Miami Herbert Business School.