LOS ANGELES-Globest.com’s two top editorial executives, editorialdirector Michael G. Desiato and national online editor John Salustri,will be among more than 40 of the nation’s top real estate experts whowill speak at the widely anticipated “Real Estate 2001″ conference Jan.19 at the Century Plaza Hotel in West Los Angeles.

More than 1,000 leading commercial real estate professionals are expected to attend the daylong conference, which will be followed byan evening deal-making session. The keynote address will be delivered byTimothy H. Callahan, president and CEO of Equity Office PropertiesTrust, the Chicago-based REIT that is the nation’s biggest officebuilding owner.

Other featured speakers include K. Dane Brooksher, chairman and CEO ofProLogis, the nation’s largest owner of industrial property; Rick Campo, chairman and CEO of Camden Property Trust; Glen L.Carpenter, chairman and CEO of Pacific Gulf Properties Inc.; VictorColeman, president of Arden Realty Inc., and David J. Contis, EVP andCOO of the Macerich Co.

In addition to his role as editorial director of GlobeSt.com, Desiato isgroup managing director of New York-based Real Estate Media Inc.–theparent of GlobeSt, Real Estate Forum magazine and five regionalcommercial real estate publications. At the conference, he will moderatean investors panel that includes top executives from Colony Capital LLC,Lend Lease, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund, Merrill Lynch InvestmentBanking, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, RREEF and Secured Capital Corp.

Salustri will speak as part of a technology panel that also includes topexecs from LoopNet, Darwin Networks Inc., CoStar Group andPropertyFirst.com. The panel will be moderated by James C. Watson, wholeft his longtime post at development giant Koll Co. earlier this yearto help guide start-up Enfrastructure.

David W. Myers, GlobeSt.com’s Los Angeles reporter, will moderate aneconomics panel featuring Donald Straszheim, president of the MilkenInstitute; Brad Williams, chief economist of the California LegislativeAnalyst’s office, and Jack Kyser, chief economist of the Los AngelesEconomic Development Corp.

Myers is also editor of Real EstateSouthern California, an LA-based sister publication of GlobeSt.com thatalso is owned by Real Estate Media Inc.

The annual outlook conference, organized by Beverly Hills-based RealEstate Conference Group, has gained a reputation as one of the best andmost well-attended forecast conferences in the nation.

Registration for the conference is $250 before Jan. 5, or $285 afterthat date. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch,refreshments, program materials and a networking reception at the endthe day.

Continuing-education credit is available for brokers, attorneys, CPAs,appraisers and architects. A special room rate for those wishing to spend oneor more nights at the Century Plaza Hotel is also available.

For more information, visit Real Estate Conference Group’s Internet site (www.realestateoutlook.com) or call RECG at (310) 285-5327.