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Capital Markets Discussion – Hosted by Young Leaders and Rice University RE Club

February 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anderson Family Commons @ McNair Hall, Rice University
ULI Houston


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Join ULI Houston for our Annual Capital Markets Discussion, hosted by ULI Houston’s Young Leaders and the Rice University Real Estate Club

A panel discussion on real estate capital markets and investments across global, U.S., and Houston markets in 2018 and beyond.







Alan C. Arnold, Jr.
Investment Director – Real Estate, Rice Management Company

Alan Arnold joined Rice Management Company in 2013 as Investment Director for Real Estate. Mr. Arnold is responsible for the endowment real estate portfolio including direct investments, programmatic joint ventures, and commingled funds. For the preceding decade, Mr. Arnold served as Senior Vice President and Investment Committee member at Lionstone, where he led the six‐member Investments team on over 50 acquisitions totaling $1.6B nationally across property types. He has prior experience in multi‐family development, management consulting, and housing finance. Mr. Arnold received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves on the boards of Urban Land Institute in Houston, St. Anne Catholic School, and Covenant House Texas.


Osama Ahmed
Vice President, Brookfield Property Group
Osama is a Vice President at Brookfield Property Group. In his current role, Osama oversees acquisition and disposition activities for West Central US (Texas, Colorado, Arizona) on behalf of Brookfield’s various private and listed real estate funds. Prior to joining Brookfield, Osama was as Director on the Investments team at Lionstone where he served as the Acquisition Officer for the Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Diego markets. He led acquisition efforts across product types (office, mf, mixed-use, retail) and risk profiles (core, value-add, and opportunistic).

Osama graduated from McCombs School of Business from the MPA program and holds a CPA license. Upon graduation, Osama joined Wells Fargo Securities (formerly Wachovia Securities) as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Energy & Power Group where he assisted on a number of capital market and mergers & acquisitions advisory assignments.

Osama was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and moved to Houston at an early age. Aside from real estate, Osama is an avid Texas Longhorn football fan. Hook ‘Em!

Brian Dinerstein
President, The Dinerstein Companies
Brian is responsible for generating all business in the company’s urban apartment and student housing divisions. With a geographic footprint extending from Florida to California, The Dinerstein Companies (TDC) currently ranks as one of the largest apartment firms in the country with $2.1 Billion in assets under management.

Brian is especially proud of the team and culture created at TDC as evidenced by the company’s recent accolades including USGBC Green Builder of the Year and multiple awards as one of the best places to work in the country.

Brian is a frequent speaker and panelist on construction and development on both a local and national level. He is a member of the Silver ULI Multifamily Council and is on the Board of Directors of NMHC serving as president of the student housing division. Brian is active in the Houston Chapter of YPO.

Prior to working for TDC, he worked at Internet Capital Group and in the Real Estate Division of Wells Fargo Bank. Brian graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University.

Tom Fish
Executive Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking, Jones Lang Lasalle

Thomas Fish co-leads the Real Estate Investment Banking (REIB) practice which is  part of the Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets Group.  As Executive Managing Director, Tom focuses on both growing the REIB platform as well as the origination of debt and equity capital for projects and clients located throughout the U.S.

Mr. Fish has specifically advised clients on more than $10 billion of debt/equity origination and/or product disposition over the past ten years.  The REIB practice incorporates debt/equity origination, investment sales, loan/note sales, advisory services, loan workouts & modification and asset resolution services.  Mr. Fish and the REIB practice’s focus is on the sourcing of capital for acquirers and owners of real estate and keeping existing owner and lender clients apprised of the ever-changing capital markets.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets, Tom was with CBRE/ L.J. Melody & Company for 14 years where he served as Vice Chairman.

Prior to that he was a co-owner of Post Oak Partners, a Houston-based real estate finance firm.  Tom has extensive experience in structuring and arranging debt, equity joint ventures, participating debt and other structured finance transactions.  Other experience includes financing to-be-built developments as well as dispositions of institutional quality real estate.

Tommy Miller
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Trademark
Tommy Miller joined Trademark in 1999 as a development partner, and is currently Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, responsible for investments and asset management.

Tommy previously held executive positions with Santa Fe, N.M.-based Security Capital Group and its investee companies, CarrAmerica, Archstone, ProLogis and the predecessor to Regency Centers. He wrote the business plan for, and was executive vice president of CarrAmerica’s serviced office business, and directed office property acquisitions in multiple U.S. markets. He also served as the founding director of the Security Capital U.S. Investment Research Institute and senior manager with the Arthur Andersen Real Estate Services Group (formerly GA/Partners and Gladstone Associates) in Washington, D.C., and an associate with Kenneth Leventhal & Co. in Dallas.

Tommy is an Urban Land Institute (ULI) CRC Gold Flight Council member and is active in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is a director of Lyman Holdings and Lyman Lumber Company in Excelsior, Minn., and serves on the board of trustees of All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas. He received his BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Trinity University.


Anderson Family Commons (AFC)
McNair Hall, Loop Road
HoustonTX 77005


Central Campus Garage, beneath McNair Hall.
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Pricing: Members Non Members
Private/Public $40 $55
Under 35 $25 $35
Student $25 $35


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