In-Person Roundtable: The Future of Real Estate with Joel Bergstein, President of Lincoln Equities Group
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Join us for an intimate IN PERSON real estate roundtable with Joel Bergstein. This session will be an opportunity to connect with a select, intimate group of young rising stars in the industry, as we convene on December 6. Bring your questions to connect with Joel, grow your network, and make new connections.
**This event will take place in person in NYC; dietary laws are observed
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Joel Bergstein is President of Lincoln Equities Group (LEG) and has been with the organization for over 28 years. After joining the firm as VP of leasing, Bergstein rose through the ranks of LEG to become Executive VP in 1998, spearheading the company's acquisition and development initiatives. He led the company into its current operating partner platform, partnering with domestic and international opportunity, private equity and pension funds. In 2007 he assumed the role of President of LEG. Bergstein heads up LEG’s large scale development platform, orchestrating major residential and industrial land development projects in and around NYC, and is a founding partner and active participant in LEG’s $500M European property investment platform. Joel serves on numerous real estate advisory boards and is a speaker and frequent commentator in real estate trade and business media.
John Alascio is a Vice Chairman in the firm’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance practice. John is based in Cushman & Wakefield’s Manhattan offices and is one of the executives running the firms Tri-State/Metro Equity, Debt, and Structured Finance platform as well as National Joint Venture Platform within the Industrial Advisory Group. The team conducts transactions across all major U.S. markets.
John has extensive expertise in structuring transactions involving single asset and portfolio level financing, structured equity deals including joint ventures, preferred equity, recapitalizations, and programmatic ventures. John’s experience spans property asset classes including industrial, office, retail and mixed use, multifamily, as well as specialty property types including cold storage, self-storage, and life sciences. He has specialized expertise and experience in logistics and industrial real estate and related property uses including land and pre-development, speculative construction, build-to-suit financings, and large portfolios requiring senior and sub-debt structures, note on note financing, and SASB executions in the securitized markets. Over the course of his career, John and his team has been actively involved in the sourcing, underwriting and execution of over $45 billion in transaction volume.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, John spent the last 11 years in commercial banking and investment banking, working for Oberon Securities, USA Bank, and Lighthouse Business Group.
Since joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2013, John and his team has successfully closed over $45B of equity, debt, and structured financed investments. Some notable financings include the $450MM financing and sale of the UPS warehouse facility in Bayonne, NJ on behalf of Lincoln Equities Group, the $208MM acquisition financing for Novo Nordisk’s North American headquarters in Princeton, NJ, arranging and syndicating a $200MM build to suit construction financing on behalf of Centene Corporation in Clayton, MO, and securing $400MM of acquisition financing for 375 Hudson Street in New York, New York. Most recently John advised on ARES REIT IV $350,000,000 refinance of 24 industrial assets. John also advised on the $100MM financing of Merrill Lynch’s office campus in Hopewell, NJ, and was part of the team that executed Unilever North America’s Sale/Leaseback headquarter building that won NAIOP’s Deal of the Year honors in 2017.