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         September 19, 2016 - New York

Eric Babcock, Director/NY, Jensen Hughes

Eric Babcock has built expertise in fire protection for more than 15 years. He has served as the director of the Armonk, N.Y., branch of Jensen Hughes since 2007. He previously held a role as senior fire protection engineer at Hughes Associates Inc. (now part of Jensen Hughes). Eric holds a bachelorís degree in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. Baltimore-based Jensen Hughes is one of the countryís largest fire protection and life safety engineering and consulting firms, and has offices worldwide. Its technical experts stay on top of evolving fire and life safety codes and regulations in order to provide timely and accurate consulting and design services.


Fred Cohn, Program Manager, Schneider Electric, and Consultant to MIT Research & Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center

In his nearly 25 years with Schneider Electric, Fred Cohn has held various product marketing and program management roles focused on industrial control and networking. In his current role, Fred drives improvements in Schneiderís product development process and ensures compliance with standards related to secure development lifecycle. This includes leading initiatives to educate architects and developers, driving SDL deployment process change and overseeing Incident Response and Vulnerability Management activity. Fred has been leading this initiative for four years and works closely with all R&D centers, along with external organizations such as MIT Research and the Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center. Fred has served as a member of the board of directors for Modbus.org, SERCOS International and Fieldbus Foundation. He also was the member representative for Schneider Electric at ODVA.


Jeffrey H. Cooper, Managing Director, Healthcare Real Estate Capital, New York

Jeffrey Cooper has over 30 years of experience in real estate investment banking, investment management and capital markets activities. Immediately prior to joining Healthcare Real Estate Capital, Cooper served as an Executive Managing Director and group head of Savills Studleyís Healthcare Capital Markets Group. Over the past decade, Cooper has been engaged in over $5.3 billion of healthcare real estate transactions on behalf of prominent investors (Heitman, HCP, AEW, Seavest and JP Morgan), developers (Duke Realty, Faulkner Real Estate, Landmark Healthcare, Cambridge Holdings and HSA PrimeCare) and healthcare providers (Scottsdale Healthcare, Baylor Health Care and Hospital Sisters Health System). He is a frequent moderator, author and lecturer on healthcare investments and the real estate capital markets.


Dodd Day, MAS, CSP, CHSP, CPP, Life Safety Code Surveyor, The Joint Commission

Dodd Day serves as a Life Safety Code Surveyor in The Joint Commissionís Hospital Accreditation Program, surveying the standards under the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. Dodd has many years of experience directing and managing the hospital physical environment, including positions in plant operations, support services, safety, life safety, security and emergency management with large (500-1000 bed) teaching hospitals in Florida and Texas. Dodd holds both Bachelorís and Masterís degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is also a Desert Storm era veteran, having served 21 years in U.S. Army Aviation as an attack helicopter pilot and aviation safety officer.


Jeffrey Drucker, Regional VP/Northeast Region, Array Architects

Jeffrey Druckerís expertise is the planning and management of large-scale healthcare projects and includes prior experience in development of high rise residential and commercial complexes. He is responsible for managing Array Architectsí Northeast and New England practices. He brings to this role extensive experience in team-oriented project delivery methods including Integrated Project Delivery and Collaborative CM at-Risk. With his understanding of the challenges in the urban design and construction industry, Jeffrey is a trusted advisor to a broad range of healthcare institutions and has maintained long-standing client relationships. Projects he has led include the 140,000-square-foot, 115-bed replacement North Shore LIJ Zucker Psychiatric Hospital; the new 11-story, 280,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Montefiore Medical Center Ambulatory Facility; and Health & Hospitals Corp.'s new 164-bed, 120,000-square-foot skilled nursing facility.


Mike Hargrave, Principal, Revista

Mike has a distinguished career that covers seniors housing, healthcare and real estate finance. Prior to joining Revista, he was a vice president and chief market and data strategist for the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC). While at NIC, Mike oversaw the development, growth and operations of the NIC MAP Data & Analysis Service. Under his leadership, NIC MAP grew to become the seniors housing industryís leading data provider tracking revenue, occupancy, supply and construction data, covering almost 13,000 properties and 100 metro markets. Mike is also an accomplished public speaker and subject matter expert. He holds a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in finance from Loyola College in Maryland, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Mary Beth Kuzmanovich, National Director/Health Services, Colliers Intl.
As national director of Healthcare Services, Mary Beth Kuzmanovich leads the Colliers team of real estate experts that serve healthcare occupier and investor clients locally, regionally and nationally. Working across the platform of real estate servicesófrom brokerage, property management, project management, valuation and lease administrationóMary Beth heads up business development and client relationship management. Mary Beth has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare real estate strategy and operations, including her previous role serving as vice president in the Facilities Management Group at Carolinas HealthCare System. Mary Beth has also developed extensive expertise in financial management, regulatory compliance, corporate safety and emergency management. A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Mary Beth is also active in healthcare real estate professional organizations, serving in leadership roles with BOMA for the Medical Office Buildings and Facilities conference and with the Urban Land Institute Health and Life Sciences Council.


Akua Lesesne, Team Leader/Global Branding & Innovation, DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Based in New York City, Akua Lesesne is a pioneer of the newly minted industry of tailored prefab construction. Akua has more than 25 years of experience in the prefab world, with experience in new technology, such as virtual and mixed reality, and the infinite range of customization available from prefab building components. Her experience, and a bachelorís degree in architecture from Pratt Institute, helps her to guide clients and their consultants as they discover this new method of building-out space. Akuaís close collaboration with all the stakeholders on projects, ranging from healthcare environments to schools to commercial office spaces, aims to ensure everyone is engaged and informed about the design, cost, scope of work and schedule. She has worked on several award winning projects, including the recent AIA Healthcare Design Award recipient Sloan Kettering Memorialís Ambulatory Cancer Center.

  Guy Leibler, President, Simone Healthcare Development
Guy Leibler has 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, with a strong focus on healthcare. Among other positions, Guy was elected chairman of White Plains Hospital in 1997, having served as a director there since 1988. He led a repositioning of the $350 million annual revenue hospital by developing a cancer treatment center, expanding the maternity program to include a neo-natal intensive care unit, creating an orthopedic institute and laying the groundwork for a cardiac center. He served as chairman of the board for five years and continues to serve the hospital as a Chairman Emeritus. Guy began his career at Schulman Realty Group in 1978, becoming president and chief executive officer in 1987. He joined Sony Corp. in 1993, where he led the development of new business platforms for Sony operating groups. In 2001, he was named president and chief operating officer of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, making design excellence and project management the firmís priority. He joined L&L Holding Co. as vice chairman and chief operating officer in 2004. The Manhattan-based real estate investment company focused on purchasing and repositioning office properties.

Joseph Lorino, PE, LEED AP, Vice President, Facilities Management, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell

Joseph Lorino has served as a healthcare facility development executive since 1989, including roles as a project executive for major ambulatory care and hospital projects in the Montefiore and North Shore LIJ Health Systems. In his current position with New York Presbyterian Hospital, Joseph holds responsibility for oversight of facility development activities at the systemís hospitals and ambulatory care facilities outside Manhattan. Joseph previously served as an advisor to Hudson Medical Properties on facility development activities. As a vice president at Cauldwell Wingate, Joseph focused on healthcare construction projects utilizing integrated project design, BIM, design-assist and other techniques geared toward assuring quality and cost-effectiveness. As director of facility development for North Shore LIJ Health System, he managed planning, design and construction services for several major projects, including the 160,000-square-foot Lenox Hill Healthplex ambulatory facility and 150,000-square-foot Center for Advanced Medicine multi-specialty ambulatory care facility. For 13 years he led real estate and facility development of Montefiore Medical Centerís innovative ambulatory care network, including new health centers and primary care satellites.


Jay Miele, Managing Director, Hammond Hanlon Camp

Jay Mieleís experience spans the full spectrum of healthcare real estate with emphasis on medical office buildings, ambulatory facilities, hospitals, and seniors housing and long-term care facilities. In his role as managing director in the New York office of Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC, Jay assists in the firmís real estate investment banking activities. This includes work in single asset and portfolio dispositions, sale/leasebacks, mergers and acquisitions, and institutional capital raises. Jay previously served as a senior vice president of the healthcare real estate investment banking group at Shattuck Hammond Partners, where he advised numerous health systems and public and private real estate owners and developers on their healthcare real estate portfolios and development projects. He also served as a vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle, where he was handled the disposition and financing of commercial real estate across multiple asset types.


David Peknay, Director, Corporate Healthcare Ratings, S&P Global Ratings Services (formerly Standard & Poors)

David Peknay is the Corporate Health Care Sector Specialist at S&P Global Ratings. He provides overall analytical guidance to the analysts on the Corporate Health Care team. He is also responsible for investor outreach, media interaction, thought leadership and conference planning/development for Corporate Health Care Ratings.


Jeff Rosser, Vice President, Skanska USA Building Inc.

Jeff Rosser holds more than 25 years of construction industry experience, primarily in the healthcare sector. As vice president and account manager for Skanska, Jeff is responsible for keeping on top of healthcare trends and changes within the marketplace. He plays a hands-on role by overseeing and directing his project teams from preconstruction through project closeout while ensuring the right resources are available. Jeff has played a significant role in projects for a number of healthcare institutions, including New York Presbyterian Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, North Shore LIJ Heath System and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His diverse portfolio of work includes infrastructure upgrades, mechanical and electrical systems, life safety and information technology as well as out-of-the-ground construction. Jeff is currently responsible for Westchester Medical Centerís Ambulatory Care Pavilion, a 250,000-square-foot new construction project.


David Sandman, President & CEO, New York State Health Foundation

As president and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), David Sandman, Ph.D., leads the private foundation in its commitment to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. Since 2006, NYSHealth has invested more than $100 million in initiatives to improve healthcare and the public health system in New York State. Prior to this role, David had been appointed executive director of the Commission on Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century. The nonpartisan, broad-based panel developed recommendations to reconfigure the supply of hospitals and nursing homes to best respond to community needs for high-quality, affordable, and accessible care. Additional roles have included a position as managing director of Manatt Health Solutions, advising healthcare providers, foundations, payers, associations, government, and companies on the development of new healthcare programs and services; vice president at research and consulting firm Harris Interactive; assistant vice president for the Commonwealth Fund, with responsibility for projects related to healthcare coverage, access and quality of care issues; policy analyst with the City of New York Department of Health; and researcher at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.


Paul Wexler, Leader, Wexler Healthcare Properties

Paul Wexler, the head of the Wexler Healthcare Properties Team, has been a leader in healthcare-related real estate transactions throughout the metropolitan area for more than 30 years. Paulís loyal following of healthcare professionals, real estate developers and brokers has enabled him to complete more than 1,000 healthcare-related transactions, representing several billion dollars in sales and aggregate leases. Paul has worked on numerous high profile transactions with virtually every hospital in Manhattan and has served clients in a variety of healthcare specialties including ambulatory surgery centers, plastic surgery, infertility, radiology, ob/gyn, dermatology and orthopedic surgery. He has represented well-respected building owners and co-op corporations on Park and Fifth Avenues, selling hundreds of offices to New Yorkís finest physicians.


Evan Wyner, Project Management Colliers Internationalís Northeast Team

Evan Wyner is a member of the Colliers Healthcare Service Line. With more than 20 years of experience, Evan Wyner has developed a diverse resume in facilities planning, design, construction, and energy efficiency operations for a variety of public and private institutions. As Collier Internationalís senior director of commissioning and energy Services, he provides oversight to all of Colliersí commissioning engagements, including design reviews, construction field inspections, performance testing, energy system optimization and operator training for all new construction projects within the firmís portfolio. Evan has worked hand in hand with Colliers leadership in developing the systems and protocols that have been served to advance the firm as one of the nationís premier commissioning services providers.