The USA Investment Plattform

The USA Conference

Leading event in Germany for investment US real estate

For each year's conference, the organizers assemble an impressive group of experts on various sectors of the US real estate markets. All speakers are real estate experts and come from the US. They share their insights and forecasts through a series of focused presentations, culminating in a closing panel which discusses opportunities and strategies for investing in the US this year and beyond. Participants have the opportunity to interact with investors and investment managers. Therefore, the conference begins with an opening reception and continues through the next day with specific sessions.

Sponsors 2021

Atlantic Partner, Ltd. is active in North America and Europe. It helps clients design and implement crossborder real estate strategies and is active in the movement of real estate capital in both directions across the Atlantic. The firm was established in 1995.

BentallGreenOak is a leading, global real estate investment management advisor and provider of real estate services. BGO has more than 750 clients and expertise in the asset management of office, industrial, multi-residential, retail and hotels. BGO has offices in 24 cities across twelve countries with knowledge and networks in regions we invest in while managing assets on behalf of our clients.

CenterSquare is a global investment manager focused on actively managed real estate and infrastructure strategies. CenterSquare is proudly management-owned with the team averaging 30+ years of experience across real assets.  With approximately $12 billion in assets, CenterSquare is headquartered in Philadelphia with affiliate offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Singapore.

Clarion Partners has been a leading U.S. real estate investment manager for over 38 years. With more than $56 billion in AUM, Clarion offers a range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum. Clarion Partners Europe focuses on logistics and light industrial properties across Europe.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help building trust and confidence in the capital markets. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities.

GTIS Partners is a leading real assets investment firm in the Americas, with offices in New York (HQ), São Paulo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Paris and Munich. As a thought leader GTIS Partners pursues investments in the major real estate sectors and infrastructure in U.S. and Brazil. The collective leadership experience allows GTIS to pursue and lead vertically integrated operating businesses in each of its markets.

Formed in Munich in 2003, ICM Asset Managment began managing North American real estate on behalf of German family offices. ICM is now head quartered in Calgary, Canada and has ~$1.2 billion of AUM. ICM has offices in Atlanta, Mexico City, as well as in Munic. ICM offers families and institutions an array of private investment opportunities focused on direct real estate in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

IZ Research is a comprehensive analysis tool that offers structural data and real estate economic market data which helps real estate companies to prepare market and location analyses for both the letting and the transaction market. The results gained from IZ Research are used to analyse market risks and potentials, to observe the competition or to find suitable target groups.

King & Spalding LLP is a leading international law firm, having 22 offices across the U.S. and globally, with a strong focus on funds and real estate. Combining our first-class German real estate funds practice with our top-ranked U.S. real estate and tax platform, we have been advising the vast majority of German institutional investors and funds who invest in U.S. real estate on structuring, regulatory, tax and transactions matters.

LaSalle is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers with a diverse global client base of public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals. LaSalle sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open- and closed-end funds, public securities and entity-level investments.


Madison International Realty was founded in 2002 by Ronald Dickerman with a focus on providing liquidity to real estate owners and investors. With offices in New York, London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Madison has become a global leader in providing equity in class A real estate in the US, UK and Europe. Since inception, Madison has raised over $7.0 billion in capital commitments.

Through its Real Estate group, Manulife Investment Management develops and manages real estate around the globe for its clients. Our real estate portfolio is focused on office, industrial, retail and multifamily properties located in markets across Canada, the U.S., and Asia. The group leverages its global platform and local expertise to provide market-leading solutions for its tenants and deliver results for its partners.

Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest investment managers in the world with $133 billion of assets under management. Managing a suite of funds and mandates, across both public and private investments, and spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies and investment styles, we provide access to every aspect of real estate investing. Source: Nuveen, 31 Dec 2020.

PGIM Real Estate is the global real estate investment manager of the US insurance company Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). The company has assets under management of $ 188.5 billion (as of December 2020) in the Americas, Europe and Asia and employees in 32 locations globally. As a trustee for institutional investors, PGIM has been active in real estate debt and equity across all risk classes for 50 years.

Principal Real Estate is a top 10 global real estate manager1 providing access to capabilities across the spectrum of public and private equity and debt. Our in-depth market knowledge, experienced teams, and extensive connections across all four quadrants of the market, help us to offer investors the right investment solution for their needs.

An industry pioneer since 2000, Real Capital Analytics is the authority on the deals, players and trends that drive the commercial real estate investment markets. RCA delivers timely and reliable data with unique insight into market participants, pricing and capital flows. The most active investors, lenders and advisors depend on RCA’s market intelligence to formulate strategy and execute deals.

Rockwood Capital is a real estate investment management firm founded in 1995 that provides equity capital for the repositioning, recapitalization, development and redevelopment of residential, office, research and development, retail and hotel space in key markets throughout the US. Rockwood and its principals have invested on behalf of their clients approximately $30 billion of real estate.

With ca. $25 bn AuM, USAA Real Estate is an industry leader in acquiring, developing, financing and managing the highest quality real estate in the US and Europe. The mission of USAA Real Estate is to serve the financial interests of its investor clients by strengthening the profitability and diversity of the portfolio, which includes all major sectors, as well as e-commerce centers, media facilities and data centers.

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Impressions 2021

Impressions 2020

Impressions 2019

I’ve been involved in many panels and presentations over the years. This one at the USA Conference 2020 was among the most professionally handled of any. Well done!

Glenn A. Sonnenberg, President & CEO LaSalle Mortgage Real Estate Investors

Conference Chairman:
David Rückel, PIA Pontis

PIA Pontis, was founded by David Rückel to bridge (lat: pons, pontis) capital with investment strategies around the globe. PIA has developed to become one of Germany’s leading placement advisory firms with a particular emphasis on advising North American-based Investment Managers. Having worked and lived on both sides of the Atlantic, David and his team have in-depth know-how not only in the different markets but also cultures that are so key to understand when investing cross-border. David is honored to have been handed down the privilege to chair this yeas USA Conference by its founding chairman, Brad Olsen.

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Video Statements 2020

Former USA Conferences

Video Statements 2019


Event Manager

Nadine Grüneis

Strumpf Eventmanagement
Kiefernweg 10
65527 Niedernhausen Germany

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