9th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference: Networking with real estate lawyers, trends, opportunities and new frontiers

29 Mar - 31 Mar 2017

JW Marriott Hotel

Session information

The real estate market: current trends and opportunities
JW Marriott Hotel


Legal Practice Division (Lead)
Real Estate Section (Lead)
Real Estate Section (Lead)
Latin American Regional Forum
Regional Fora
Regional Fora


The Silicon Valley case – is business cluster always the best way to stimulate innovation? In this panel we will discuss urban planning trends around the world. Does an interesting diversity of economic, intellectual and cultural players do a better job in driving innovation than gathering similar businesses in industrial parks and regions? Is the Silicon Valley case applicable in other countries? Is it possible to think of a universal model? Is it possible for governments to lead and control urban development to encourage economic and scientific growth? What are the key elements for a thriving and interesting city? Moderators Peter Kunz; Kunz Schima Wallentin Rechtsanwälte, Vienna; Newsletter Editor, IBA Real Estate Committee Juan Jose Lopez de Silanes; Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City; North American Liaison Officer, IBA Real Estate Committee Cristiane Mamprin de Castro Guerra; Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, São Paulo Speakers Ken DeLeon; Founder, DeLeon Realty, Palo Alto Ary Krivopisk; WeWork, São Paulo Alexandre Marx; Investment Manager, São Paulo State Investment Promotion Agency, São Paulo

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Peter Kunz Kunz Wallentin Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria; Newsletter Editor, Real Estate Section
Juan Lopez-de-Silanes Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City, Mexico; North America Regional Officer, Real Estate Section
Cristiane Mamprin de Castro Guerra


Ken DeLeon DeLeon Realty, Palo Alto, California, USA
Alexandre Marx Investe São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil