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Candid and clear-eyed: Starwood CEO Barry Sternlicht on the state of the stock market, commercial real estate, and e-commerce

September 23, 2020

Candid and clear-eyed: Starwood CEO Barry Sternlicht on the state of the stock market, commercial real estate, and e-commerce

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman & CEO, Starwood Capital Group

The Walker Webcast is bringing back real estate mogul and Starwood CEO, Barry Sternlicht, for another look at the state of CRE.

In our latest Walker Webcast, we provide a peek into the mind of real estate mogul and Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht. Known for his keen eye for investment, political acumen, and uncanny foresight, Barry spoke with Walker & Dunlop's CEO Willy Walker about:

  • The baffling state of the stock market
  • The (continued) need for widespread testing
  • The retail industry and the troubling realities of e-commerce
  • The future of hospitality 
  • ...and more!

A bit about each speaker:

Willy Walker
Willy Walker

Willy Walker is chairman and chief executive officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. Walker & Dunlop is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and in its first seven years as a public company has seen its shares appreciate 547%.

Barry Sternlicht
Barry Sternlicht

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private alternative investment firm he formed in 1991 focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, and energy infrastructure. Mr. Sternlicht also serves as Chairman of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S.; and French crystal maker Baccarat S.A.; as well as member of the Board of Directors of Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH) the largest publicly traded investor, owner and operator of single-family homes in the U.S.

If you have any comments or questions about the evolving economic landscape and how it is impacting the CRE space, our experts are available and fully operational to help. Additionally, if you have topics you would like covered during one of our future webcasts, we would be happy to take your suggestions.

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