JOYCE YANG is a Grammy-nominated classical pianist. Yang gained international renown during the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in which she was awarded the silver medal. Just 19 years old, Yang was the competition’s youngest participant at the time.
THE CARLTON GROUP is an international commercial real estate private equity banking firm based in Manhattan. In business since 1991, Carlton Group has completed over $140 billion in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Carlton Group specializes in accessing capital for projects via sophisticated, highly structured debt and equity solutions.
HOWARD L. MICHAELS, the Owner, Chairman and Founder of the Carlton Group. Mr. Michaels was at the forefront of the securitized finance business going back to 1994 and Carlton, under his leadership, has completed well over $140 billion of structured finance, equity joint ventures, investment sales and principal investments.