CRE Finance Council Forums

CRE Finance Council Forums are market constituencies that drive the global commercial real estate finance industry. Our Forums include GSE Multifamily, High Yield Distressed Realty Assets, Investment-Grade Bondholders, B-Piece Buyers, Issuers, Portfolio Lenders, and Servicers. Each of these Forums interacts and addresses issues critical to their business sector and works to achieve solutions that serve a common purpose.

As these Forums collaborate, CRE Finance Council’s objectives are to represent all Forum participants, manage disparate and converging views, advocate a consensus of positions to policy and lawmakers, educate members, develop best practices, and work toward the betterment of the entire commercial real estate finance market.

Contact David McCarthy or call (202) 448-0855 for Forum related questions.

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B-Piece Investor Forum

Comprised of B-Piece buyers and provides participants with an interactive platform to discuss non-investment grade bondholder issues.

- Chair: Wendy Pei, Ellington Management

B-Piece Investor Forum Webpage
B-Piece Buyers Sub-Forum Roster


GSE Multifamily Forum

Comprised of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac employees, Fannie Mae DUS™ Lenders, Freddie Mac K-Series Lenders, Agency Investors, Affordable Housing Lenders, and others, the GSE Multifamily Forum
provides an opportunity to interact and address the issues particular to the multifamily segment of the marketplace
.

- Chair: Elie Tannous, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

GSE Multifamily Webpage
GSE Multifamily Forum Roster



High Yield Distressed Realty Assets Forum

Sub-forums: Distressed Realty Assets;High Yield Investments

Dedicated to industry participants seeking high yield through lending or debt investment in commercial real estate, this Forum includes buyers of distressed debt, servicers, workout specialists, loan advisers and specialty lenders.

- Distressed Realty Assets Sub-Forum Chair: David Harrison, PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services
- High Yield Investments Sub-Forum Chair: Kathy Corton, Hillcrest Finance

High Yield Distressed Realty Assets Forum Webpage
High Yield Investments Sub-Forum Roster
Distressed Realty Assets Sub-Forum Roster


Investment-Grade Bondholders Forum

Comprised of investment-grade bondholders and provides CMBS investors an interactive platform to discuss relevant industry issues.

- Chair: Stephen Kraljic, Wells Fargo

Investment-Grade Bondholders Forum Webpage
Investment-Grade Bondholders Sub-Forum Roster



Issuers Forum

Represents CMBS issuers, traders and originators of loans for securitization.

- Chair: Nishant Kapur, Morgan Stanley

Issuers Forum Webpage
Issuers Forum Roster




Portfolio Lenders Forum 

Sub-forums: Insurance Company Sub-Forum; Bank Sub-Forum


Comprised of insurance companies, commercial banks, pension funds, mortgage REITs and other commercial portfolio lenders.

- Life Company Sub-Forum Chair: Marcia Diaz, PGIM Real Estate Finance
- Bank Sub-Forum Chair: Chris Studer, Keybank

Portfolio Lenders Forum Webpage
Insurance Company Sub-Forum Roster
Bank Sub-Forum Roster



Servicers Forum

Represents master, primary and special servicers with additional input from trustees, NRSROs, asset managers and third-party providers involved in the CMBS post-securitization process.

- Chair: Brad Hauger

Servicers Forum Webpage
Servicers Forum Roster