Harry Macklowe Selling Manhattan Buildings to Sam Zell to be Discussed at GoldenNetworking.com's Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010

High-Profile Real Estate Transaction to be Dissected at GoldenNetworking.com's Biggest Distressed Investing Conference, Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010.

New York, NY, February 05, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Ailing New York City developer Harry Macklowe selling his last three Manhattan apartment buildings for $475 million to Equity Residential, the national apartment-building landlord chaired by real-estate legend Sam Zell, will be dissected by high-profile distressed real estate experts at GoldenNetworking.com's highly anticipated Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010, February 26th, New York City. More than 200 members of the Distressed Investing community, including business executives, professionals and entrepreneurs in private equity firms, hedge funds, financial sponsors, investment banks, limited and general partnerships, lenders, accounting and law firms, and portfolio companies, will meet in New York City to obtain crucial insights they can act upon immediately.

As reported in The Wall Street Journal, "William Macklowe contacted Mr. Zell, Equity Residential chairman, in early December, offering to discuss a deal. Equity Residential entered the New York market in mid-2004 and will own 26 New York-area properties with 7,320 units when the Macklowe deals close. Equity Residential has said that its net effective rent in New York, which includes concessions, has fallen 15% from 2008. Still, the market's average monthly rent tops $2,500, by far the company's most expensive market, according to securities filings."

The list of speakers and panelists who will participate at GoldenNetworking.com's Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010 is being updated continuously and currently includes:

- Mr. Bruce Ferguson, Managing Partner, Apex Fundamental Partners LLC
- Mr. Carl Trop, Principal, Greyfields
- Mr. Craig Noell, Managing Partner, Signature Capital Partners
- Mr. Dan Sobol, Portfolio Manager, Loews Corporation
- Mr. Debashis Bhattacharya, Senior ABS Portfolio Manager, Fortis Investments
- Mr. Ed del Hierro, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
- Ms. Elonna Ashurova, Managing Director of Asset Management & Acquisition, EvestMAC, LLC
- Mr. Gary Axelrod, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
- Mr. Gregory Corona, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Lakewood Capital, LLC
- Mr. Ira Perlmuter, Managing Partner, T5 Equity Partners
- Mr. James McCarthy, Chief Investment Officer, Strategic Capital Solutions, LLC
- Mr. Jeff Schachter, Managing Director, Greystone & Co.
- Mr. Jonathan Henes, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
- Mr. John Stark, Managing Director, Financial Restructuring Group, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.
- Mr. Josh Wolf-Powers, Founding Partner, Blue Wolf Capital Management LLC
- Mr. Matthew Baron, Principal, Simon Development Group
- Mr. Navin Nagrani, Vice President, Hilco Real Estate
- Mr. Robert Koltai, Managing Principal, Hain Capital Group, LLC
- Mr. Scott Eisenberg, Managing Partner, Amherst Partners LLC
- Mr. Vipal Monga, Senior Writer, The Deal LLC

Distressed Investing Leaders Forum 2010 is produced by GoldenNetworking.com (http://www.goldennetworking.com), the premier networking community for businessmen, entrepreneurs, professionals and diplomats, founded by former McKinsey consultant Edgar Perez. Upcoming Leaders Forums and Business Networking receptions include:

- High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour (http://www.HFTHappyHour.com), March 1st, 2010, New York City
- Hedge Funds Leaders Forum 2010, "Generating Alpha in Challenging Times" (http://www.HedgeFundsLeadersForum.com), March 18th, 2010, New York City
- Banking M&A Leaders Forum 2010, "Have Deal-Making Hit Bottom Yet?" (http://www.BankingLeadersForum.com), March 25th, 2010, Washington DC
- Venture Capital Leaders Forum 2010 (http://www.VCLeadersForum.com), April 15th, 2010, Boston, MA
- Real Estate Leaders Forum 2010 (http://www.RealEstateLeadersForum.com), April 22nd, 2010, New York City

Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact GoldenNetworking.com by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.com. GoldenNetworking.com has been frequently featured in the press, including a recent article in The New York Times, "GoldenNetworking.com Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections" (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/07/nyregion/07network.html).

Edgar Perez