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Thank You for Attending CRE Finance Council’s January 2014 Conference

January 13-15
Fontainebleau Miami Beach 

This premier two-and-a-half day event  was the gathering point for the leading participants of all sectors of the commercial real estate finance industry.  The conference program addressed the most relevant topics facing the industry today and was be presented by recognized finance leaders.  It also featured high quality networking and business development events.

Conference Co-Chairs:
Stacey Berger, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services
Jeffrey Fastov, Senior Principal, Square Mile Capital Management, LLC
Lainie Kaye, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank 
Robert Ricci, Managing Director, Lone Star US Acquisitions, LLC

Monday, January 13

Registration
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Barclays


Cyber Café
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Andrews Kurth LLP; Prudential; McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP; & Starwood Mortgage Capital


Continental Networking Breakfast
7:00 – 10:00 am
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Moody's Investors Service


IRP Committee 
8:00 – 8:30 am
Glimmer Ballroom


Servicers Forum
9:00 – 10:30 am
Glimmer Ballroom


Issuers Forum
9:00 – 10:30 am
Flicker 3


Networking Break
10:30 – 11:00 am
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Case Property Services, LLC; Intex; Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate; and Oaktree


HYDRA Forum
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Glimmer Ballroom


IG Bondholders Forum
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Flicker 2


Boxed Lunches
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: CIBC


B-Piece Buyers Forum
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Flicker 1


Portfolio Lenders Forum
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Flicker 2


Agency Investors Forum
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Flicker 3


Networking Break
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Case Property Services, LLC; Intex; Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate; and Oaktree


Welcome
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Glimmer Ballroom


Roundtable Discussion: Industry Expectations for 2014
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Glimmer Ballroom

Led By: Jack CohenCEO, Cohen Financial


Opening Networking Reception
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Ocean Lawn

Sponsored By: Morgan Stanley


Tuesday, January 14

Registration
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Barclays


Cyber Café
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Andrews Kurth LLP; Prudential; McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP; & Starwood Mortgage Capital


Continental Networking Breakfast
7:00 – 10:00 am
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: KeyBank Real Estate Capital


Opening Session: Keynote Speakers
9:00 – 10:00 am
Glimmer Ballroom

Sponsored by: Guggenheim

Jonathan Pollack Managing Director, Deutsche Bank and Steven Witkoff, Chief Executive Officer, The Witkoff Group


Networking Break
10:00 – 10:30 am
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Case Property Services, LLC; Intex; Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate; and Oaktree


Best Investment Ideas: High Yield, Investment-Grade, Direct Property
10:30 – 11:30 am
Glimmer Ballroom

Moderator:
Rob  Little, Chief Investment Officer, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers

Panelists:
David CongdonSenior Managing Director, Hines
Daniel GilbertChief Investment and Operating Officer, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
Brian Jones, EVP and COO, American Realty Capital
Tony Wood, Executive Vice President, Sector Head CMBS, Hartford Investment Management Co

Program Topics:

• Gateways to Greenfields: How far are you willing to go for yield?
• How big is the opportunity in 2016/2017?
• There’s loans in them there hills: the rush to find debt deals
• Real estate for the common man: tapping the retail market for private assets 


Balance Sheet Lenders: Buy and Hope? 
10:30– 11:30 am
Flicker Ballroom

Moderator:
Brian Olasov, Managing Director, McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP

Panelists:
Steven KennySenior Vice President- Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Marc McAndrew, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate
Clay Sublett, Senior Vice President, Loan Originations, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Scott Towbin, Senior Client Executive, JP Morgan

Program Topics:

CMBS came roaring back in 2013, but the biggest lending source by far continues to be the commercial banking system. This panel joins four of the most active, innovative bank CRE lenders in the country discussing:

• Making the grade – What is a bankable loan in today’s market?
• Blurred lines – With fixed rate terms to 10 years, are banks competing with CMBS for credits?  Life companies? Agencies?
• Regulatory overhang – Are regulators and Dodd-Frank making CRE lending less attractive for portfolios?
• Credit for all – Primary markets are easy, but is credit flowing to deserving projects in secondary markets?


Networking Break
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Case Property Services, LLC; Intex; Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate; and Oaktree


Lunch: Keynote Speaker
12:15 – 1:45 pm
Glimmer Ballroom

Lunch Sponsored by: Credit Suisse
Speaker Sponsored by: Cadwalader

Billy Beane, Oakland Athletics General Manager


Networking Break
1:45 – 2:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Case Property Services, LLC; Intex; Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate; and Oaktree


Hot Topics: Things You Need to Know
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Flicker Ballroom

Stacey Berger, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services
Jeffrey Fastov, Senior Principal, Square Mile Capital Management, LLC
Lainie Kaye, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
Robert Ricci
, Managing Director, Lone Star US Acquisitions, LLC


Networking Break
2:30 – 2:45 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Case Property Services, LLC; Intex; Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate; and Oaktree


Choosing a Lender: Just Hooking Up or A Long Term Commitment?
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Flicker Ballroom

Moderator:
Rick Jones, Partner, Dechert LLP

Panelists:
Kevin Donahue, Senior Managing Director, C-III Capital Partners
Christopher KellyManaging Director, Real Estate, CapitalSource
Larry KravetzManaging Director - Head of CMBS Finance, Barclays
Michael Lascher, Managing Director, Blackstone
Shawn RosenthalExecutive Vice President - Debt and Equity, CBRE
Brian SedrishManaging Director - Head of Structured Credit, Related Companies, LP

Program Topics:

• Just hooking up, or is this a beautiful long-term commitment?
• Is a relationship really only worth 5 bps?
• Horses for courses, different lenders for different needs?
• Come on, I’m your servicer.  Give me a hug.
• The allure of the one-stop shopping – is it real?
• The key decision drivers when choosing a lender.


Capital Market Lenders: Buy or Goodbye?
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Glimmer Ballroom

Moderator:
Kara McShane, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Panelists:
John Bartling, Global Co-Head of Real Estate, Ares Management LLC
Boyd FellowsPresident & Managing Director, Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
Jeffrey KrasnoffChief Executive Officer, Rialto Capital Management
Mark Zytko, Co-Founder, Mesa West Capital

Program Topics:

• Who are they and how are they funding themselves?
• What does it take to be competitive?
• The changing landscape… how is the market growing and diversifying?
• Too much capital chasing too few opportunities?
• Securitization: financing tool or arbitrage?


Networking Break
3:45 – 4:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Case Property Services, LLC; Intex; Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate; and Oaktree


Servicers Roundtable
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Glimmer Ballroom

Moderator:
David Iannarone, President, CWCapital Asset Management LLC

Panelists:
Henry Bieber, Managing Director, Ares Management LLC
George Carleton, Executive Managing Director, C-III Capital Partners
Alan Kronovet, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
Michael Lipson, Senior Vice President, MF Asset Management & Operations, Freddie Mac
Mark McCool, Executive Vice President Head of Servicing, Berkadia
Steven SchwartzManaging Director, Torchlight Investors
Steve Smith, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate/Midland 

Program Topics:

Come join the Servicing Roundtable to discuss and hear the experts opine on relevant topics such as, sources of new servicing and special servicing business, master and special servicing transfers, resolution and workout strategies , bulk sales, and industry consolidation.

• Where is new servicing and special servicing business coming from?
• Special servicer / controlling certificate holder issues.
• Trends in master and special servicing transfers.
• Modifications, workout and resolution strategies and tactics
• The process, pros, and cons of Bulk sales.
• How will consolidation impact the master and special servicing industry?


CMBX: The Long and Short of It
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Flicker Ballroom

Moderator:
Brian LancasterPresident, The Minot Group, LLC

Panelists:
Domenico AcriGarofalo, Portfolio Manager, One William Street Capital Management, L.P.
Michael Kreicher, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Samir LakhaniManaging Director, BlackRock
Jennifer Shum, Senior Portfolio Manager, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan 

Program Topics:

• Background introduction on CMBX
• Synthetics as investment vehicles: Who is using it as an investment tool?
• How investors are using to hedge, short, and invest in CMBS, long and short term.
• How are they being used for portfolio protection and enhancement?
• Who are the users? (Hedge Funds, Conduits, Money Market Funds and Life Insurance Companies)
• Regulatory and capital issues


Networking Reception
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Ocean Lawn

Sponsored by: UBS


After Hours Reception
9:00 – 11:00 pm
Oasis Pool

Sponsored by: DLA Piper


Wednesday, January 15

Registration
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Barclays


Cyber Café 
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Andrews Kurth LLP; Prudential; McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP; & Starwood Mortgage Capital


Continental Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 10:30 am
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Spring11


Will Government be More or Less Functional in 2014?
9:00 – 10:00 am
Glimmer Ballroom

Isaac BoltanskyPolicy Analyst, Compass Point Research & Trading
Martin Schuh, Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory, CRE Finance Council
Christina Zausner, Vice President, Industry and Policy Analysis, CRE Finance Council

Program Topics:

• Risk Retention Status: Where Our Friends Are
• Life in the Post-Nuclear Era: Way More Than Mel Wattage
• Mel Watt vs. GSEs and Agency Investors
• GSE Reform – Political Breakthrough or Breakdown?


Networking Break
10:00 – 10:15 am
Glimmer Foyer

Sponsored by: Case Property Services, LLC; Intex; Midland Loan Services/PNC Real Estate; and Oaktree


Policy Committee
10:00 – 11:00 am
Flicker 1


CRE Finance World
10:00 – 11:00 am
Flicker 2


Board of Governors Meeting
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Flicker 3

Conference Presentation Slides are available to CREFC Members and Attendees of the January Conference.   

 

Complete Evaluation Form for a Chance to Win a New Apple iPad Air!

All attendees at the CRE Finance Council January Conference are invited to complete the Evaluation Form. Your feedback is an important component when planning for future CREFC programs and events.

Completing the form will enter you into a drawing for a new Apple iPad Air! To qualify for the drawing, submissions must be received no later than Friday, January 31, 2014.

Thank you again for your participation and for your continued support of CRE Finance Council.

Evaluation forms are proudly sponsored by:

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Thank you to our January Conference Sponsors

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Oakland A's GM Billy Beane to Keynote Conference 

bbConsidered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into a perennial postseason contender since assuming the general manager duties shortly following the 1997 season. 

Beginning in 1999, Beane and former Assistant GM Paul DePodesta, shattered antiquated baseball beliefs that only big payroll teams could win championships. By using the Sabermetric methodology, which valued players based on statistical productivity, he led one of the worst teams in the American League with one of the lowest payrolls to five American League West Division titles.

Beane’s unorthodox methodology and indisputable success led renowned author Michael Lewis to write the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Moneyball was later adapted by Hollywood into a featured film. 

 


 

Opening Session: A Discussion on Real Estate Finance Featuring
Jonathan Pollack and Steven Witkoff

jpJonathan Pollack is a Managing Director and Global Head of Commercial Real Estate, as well as Head of Risk for Structured Finance at Deutsche Bank.  He is a member of the CB&S North America Executive Committee.

The Commercial Real Estate business is responsible for lending for CMBS, syndication and the balance sheet, as well as CRE special situations, which is focused on distressed real estate debt. The CMBS business finished #1 in the US and Global Book running League Tables in 2011, and leads the Global League Table in 2012.

Jonathan was previously head of CRE Capital Markets in London, where he co-founded the European CRE business in 2001. Jonathan joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 from Nomura. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Northwestern University.

 

 

witcoffSteven Witkoff, Chief Executive Officer, The Witkoff Group

Steven C. Witkoff is the chairman and the principal shareholder of The Witkoff Group, a privately held company that owns and operates real estate nationwide.   The Witkoff Group’s diverse portfolio consists of commercial, residential, retail, industrial properties as well as various land and hotel development interests.  The portfolio includes a number of well-known landmark buildings including The Woolworth Building, 420 Fifth Avenue, 866 Third Avenue, Devonshire House in London, 1107 Broadway and 10 Hanover Square.  Currently, The Witkoff Group is overseeing a number of developments including 150 Charles Street, 701 Seventh Avenue and 1107 Broadway into condominiums and retail which collectively encompass over 1.5 billion of development cost.  The Witkoff Group has long specialized in distressed debt situations.  Beginning in the early 1990’s through and including today, The Witkoff Group has consummated multiple transactions that began with a distressed debt buy.  Mr. Witkoff is an attorney and previously practiced real estate law at Dreyer & Traub and Rosenman & Colin.  Mr. Witkoff has served on the Executive Committee for the Real Estate Board of New York, and as a trustee for the Intrepid Foundation and serves on the Board of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation.  Mr. Witkoff is a native New Yorker and resides in the city.

 

 

 

 

 

The Attendee List is available to registered attendees of the January Conference. Registered attendees may click the below link to access the attendee list.

Attendee List

This list is the sole property of the CRE Finance Council. No one has the right to copy, re-use, reproduce or distribute this list or any information included on the list in any form without first receiving written permission from the CRE Finance Council.