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Transform an ordinary day into one full of possibilities! Hear from today’s leading thinkers in the real estate industry with a panel discussion on current real estate and financial trends in Atlanta and across the country.

September 26 | 7 am | Greenberg Traurig | $18

Breakfast included | Dietary laws observed

$1,000 minimum gift to 2020 Community Campaign
$365 minimum gift for ages 39 and younger

Business & Professionals Co-Chairs
Greg Eisenman | Ryan Halpern | Gary Marx | Jeffrey Marx

Featuring panelists:

Ted Blum

Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Greenberg Traurig

Ted Blum serves as Managing Shareholder of the Atlanta office and Chair of the Atlanta Corporate Practice. He leads and advises a team with the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close complex transactions, as well as to provide counsel on day-to-day operations. Ted concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and corporate finance. He has experience representing buyers and sellers in the structuring and negotiation of complex, multimillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of public and privately held companies. These transactions include leveraged buyouts, tax-free reorganizations, stock redemptions and acquisitions of financially troubled or insolvent companies.

David Birnbrey

Chairman and Co-CEO, The Shopping Center Group

David Birnbrey was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and joined The Shopping Center Group (TSCG) in 1985. As Chairman and Co-CEO, he’s responsible for the overall management and growth of the company as well as the direction of its tenant services practice. A graduate of The University of Georgia, David has served on the ChainLinks Executive Committee, the CRC Gold Council of U.L.I. and numerous charitable boards. David is a frequent speaker at ICSC and other industry events and a passionate trainer and mentor to young people in the industry through NextGen and other organizations directed to the rookies. He’s married and has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

Matt Shulman

CEO & Managing Partner – The Ardent Companies

Matt Shulman is the CEO and Managing Partner of The Ardent Companies, a privately held real estate investment and asset management firm.

Mr. Shulman received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in real estate finance from New York University. After graduate school, Mr. Shulman then served as an adjunct professor of real estate finance at his alma mater NYU.

Mr. Shulman serves on the boards of the Atlanta Real Estate Collaborative and its affiliate Open Doors Atlanta, which consist of individuals with extensive real estate experience who are dedicated to ending homelessness and providing affordable housing in Atlanta. Mr. Shulman also serves on the boards of Emerging Leaders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Usher 1F Collaborative, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. In addition to his board duties, he is an active supporter of The Epstein School and a Wexner Fellow.

Amy Knopf

Director and Head of Portfolio Management for Institutional Funds and Separate Accounts at Jamestown

Amy Knopf is a Director and Head of Portfolio Management for Institutional Funds and Separate Accounts at Jamestown. Jamestown is a vertically-integrated real estate owner and operator with approximately $10.2 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2019.  Amy has been with the company since 2010 and helped launch the company’s institutional investments platform. She has served on the portfolio management team for the Premier Property Fund since its inception in 2011. Amy is affiliated with the Pension Real Estate Association and the Urban Land Institute, and she is a past member of the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.  Amy is originally from Dayton, Ohio and went to Indiana University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Kelley School of Business.

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