AMDP Alumni Program

Date(s) - 07/19/2017 - 07/21/2017

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Join us in Cambridge for the annual AMDP Alumni Program. Reconnect with fellow AMDP alumni and build your connections with new friends over three days of programming, content, and social activities. Your fellow alumni steering committee members have helped create an exciting program and look forward to your participation in the activities.

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Wednesday, July 19

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Class with Professor Charlie Wu
$300, guests not permitted
Topic: Restructuring Post 9/11
Case Study: Songy 2011: Restructuring to Survive or Surviving to Restructure
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2004

10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class with Mr. Fernando Levy Hara AMDP ’09
$300 (bagged lunch included), guests not permitted
Topic: International Deal Negotiation
Negotiation simulation in class with roles
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2004

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Class with Professor Frank Apeseche
$300, guests not permitted
Topic: Private Equity Funds “How the capital raise and investor management process works”
Case Study: Today’s Real Estate Private Equity Funds, Why a Successful Long-Term Alignment Exists Between Investors and Sponsors
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2004

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Site Tour with Overview of Harvard Science and Engineering Center & District Energy Facility
No fee, guests welcomed
Joe O’Farrell, Managing Director for Capital Projects and Campus Services, Harvard University
Please wear flat, closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for an active construction site
Overview Session: Wasserstein Hall, Room 2004
Site Tour: Harvard Science and Engineering Center, Western Avenue, Allston

5:00 p.m. Post-Site Tour Reception
No fee, guests welcomed
Murr Center Lounge, Harvard University Stadium, 65 N Harvard Street, Allston

Thursday, July 20

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Class with Mr. Maurizio Travaglini
$300, guests not permitted
Topic: Leadership for Innovation (L4i)
(No advance prep)
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Class with Professor Florian Idenburg
$300, guests not permitted
Topic: Value and/or Architecture
(No advanced prep)
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2004

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Class with Mr. Tom Kearns
Optional to attend, no fee, guests not permitted
Topic: Introductory Briefing to Class XVIII Team Project with Sarosh Olpadwala, Head of Real Estate, Washington D.C. and Michael Peters Class XV
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2004

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$300, guests not permitted
Topic: New Trends in the Industry Real Estate Panel
Moderator: Don Conover
Panelists: Brian Kavoogian, David McLaughlin, and Steve Samuel
(No advance prep)
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2004

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 2017 AMDP Welcome Dinner for Alumni and Current Classes
$150, guests welcomed
Business/Cocktail Attire
Knafel Center, Radcliffe Gymnasium

Friday, July 21

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Class with Professor Nori Gerardo-Lietz
No fee, guests welcomed
Topic: International Finance Markets
Case Study: Project Deutschland: Unpeeling the Onion of a Distressed Real Estate Portfolio
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1023

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Class with Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld AB ’85, MBA ’91
No fee, guests welcomed
Topic: Cabot Properties: Public, Private, and Beyond
Case Study: Cabot Properties
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1023

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Group Luncheon
$30, guests welcomed
Wasserstein Hall, Room Milstein West AB

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session with Terry Shook, Founding Partner and Principal of Shook Kelley
No fee, guests welcomed
Topic: Working Title, “The Future of Real Estate and Retail”
Hauser Hall, Room 102 Malkin Classroom


Planning Your Trip Hotel Information The Harvard University Graduate School of Design Executive Education office has produced a list of local hotels to assist in your planning to attend this program. Please refer to this list of area hotels to consider for your accommodations.