Commercial Real Estate Finance Summit - West


Commercial Real Estate Finance Summit - West

CRE Finance Council is pleased to announce the Commercial Real Estate Finance Summit - West. The Summit will take place on May 9th - 10th at the beautiful Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, CA. This premier day-and-a-half event will be presented by leading industry participants.

Commercial Real Estate Finance Summit - West Leadership

Summit Co-Chairs:
Nik Chillar, Managing Director, Belgravia Capital Management
William O’Connor, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP

Planning Committee:
Christine Boyd, Associate, Apollo Global Management
Kevin Donahue, Senior Managing Director, C-III Capital Partners LLC
James Gosse, Senior Vice President, Ten-X
David Harrison, Senior Vice President, PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services
Kevin May, Director, GRS Group
Eric McGuirk, Analyst, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Debra Morgan, Managing Partner, BlackEagle Real Estate Partners
Donald Sheets, Managing Partner, AlumCreek Holdings LLC
Mark Zytko, Co-Founder, Mesa West Capital

Program - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Registration
11:00am - 5:00pm
Starlight Foyer
Networking Luncheon
11:30am - 12:30pm
Wedgewood Ballroom
Welcome
12:30pm - 12:45pm
Starlight Ballroom

Opening Remarks:
Lisa Pendergast, Executive Director, CRE Finance Council

Market Updates
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Starlight Ballroom

Moderator:
Lisa Pendergast, Executive Director, CRE Finance Council

Panelists:
Sujan Patel, Co-Head of US Investment Management, Colony Northstar
Sean Ryan, Associate Director, HFF
Marc Schuster, President & Chief Executive Officer, Valhalla Financial, Inc.
Eric Thompson, Senior Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Chris Tokarski, Managing Partner, ACORE Capital
Harris Trifon, Portfolio Manager - CRE Debt, Western Asset Management Company

Discussion Topics:
- What needs to be on your market’s (or everyone’s) radar but isn’t?  In other words, what do you find concerning or interesting (business, policy, current events etc) that isn’t part of the conversation?
- By the same token, what in your view is overhyped and why is it overhyped?
- We live in a time where technological changes can have broad ripple effects.  We often hear about the challenges this can present to the industry (e.g. online shopping; working remotely), but are there example of new or emerging technologies that have had a positive impact?

Networking Break
1:45pm - 2:00pm
Starlight Foyer
D.C. Update
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Starlight Ballroom

Marty Schuh, Senior Director, Head of Government Relations, CRE Finance Council
Jeff Strunk, Partner, Forbes-Tate Partners

Extra Special Servicing: Beyond Loss Mitigation
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Starlight Ballroom

Moderator:
David Harrison, Senior Vice President, Midland Loan Services / PNC Real Estate

Panelists:
William Clarkson, Senior Vice President, Torchlight
David Iannarone, President, CWCapital
Job Warshaw, Managing Director, Head of Special Servicing, LNR Partners, LLC

Discussion Topics:
- How does the evolving nature of the business challenges current established business models?
- How does the evolving regulatory environment impacts the day to day  business inside special servicing shops?
- How does the workout process changes as 2.0 deals move into special servicing?
- What does the landscape look like given the rapid evolution in commercial real estate fundamentals, as driven by technology and the broader world around us

Networking Break
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Starlight Foyer
High Yield Lending & Debt Investing
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Starlight Ballroom

Moderator:
Mark Zytko, Co-Founder, Mesa West Capital

Panelists:
Larry Grantham, Co-Founder, Portfolio Manager, Calmwater Capital
Mark Jacobs, Managing Partner, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
Debra Morgan, Managing Partner, BlackEagle Real Estate Partners
Charlie Rose, Senior Director, Structured Investments, Invesco Real Estate
Daniel Sefcik, Managing Director, BlackRock

Discussion Topics:
- Market trends
- Concerns in the industry
- Effective changing interest rates in High Yield Investing

Networking Reception
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Front Drive


Program information still being coordinated and is subject to change.

Program - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Registration
8:00am - 4:00pm
Starlight Foyer
Breakfast
8:00am - 10:00am
Wedgewood Ballroom
B-Piece Investing: As Easy as 1,2,3?
9:40am - 10:40am
Starlight Ballroom

Moderator: 
Nik Chillar, Managing Director, Belgravia Capital Management

Panelists:
Morris Chen, Portfolio Manager - CMBS/CRE, DoubleLine
Josh Cromer, Managing Director, Rialto Capital Management
Scott Douglass, Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Prime Finance
Randolph Wolpert, Principal, Eightfold Real Estate Capital

Discussion Topics:
- what does "first loss" really mean
- how do investors mitigate and manage their risks
- are CMBS b-piece investor expectations any different from a portfolio lender's
- how does the B-piece appetite for risk change over time and cycles and how does that impact borrowers and loan structure/pricing.
- role of the B-piece investor in special servicing situations and in "lender approvals"

Networking Break
10:40am - 11:10am
Starlight Foyer
Issuers and Investors: Catching Waves On The Left Coast
11:10am - 12:05pm
Starlight Ballroom

Moderator:
Paul Vanderslice, Managing Director, Citigroup Global Markets

Panelists:
Alan Flatt, Director, Real Estate Structured Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chuck Lee, Director, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Patrick Sargent, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Debbie Slogoff, Managing Director, CorAmerica Capital, LLC

Discussion Topics:
- Why has Retail suddenly become the new Risk Retention
- Real estate Debt Providers- CMBS, Life Co’s, Agencies, Alternative Lenders – too much or not enough to sustain equity values
- Credit Curve, Spreads and Value. What drives final pricing decisions?
- Regulation- has it helped or hindered the real estate debt markets?

Networking Luncheon
12:05pm - 1:15pm
Wedgewood Ballroom
Keynote
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Starlight Ballroom

Speaker:
Peter Muoio, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Ten-X

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Networking Break
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Starlight Foyer
Changes in Real Estate Law that Matter
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Starlight Ballroom

Moderator:
William J. Hoffman, Chairman & CEO, Trigild, Inc.

Panelists:
Lorna Banister, Counsel, Ballard Spahr
Denise Dell-Powell, Partner, Burr & Forman LLP
Merrick L. “Rick” Gross, Shareholder, Carlton Fields
Meagen Leary, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
William O’Connor, Partner, Thompson & Knight, LLP

Discussion Topics:
The current update on what has happened, what may soon happen, and the outlook for 2017 and beyond:
- Recreational marijuana - State v. Fed
- Drive-by ADA lawsuits - still?!
- Diversity issues for CRE Trusts
- Liquidated Damages Clauses

The Multi-Generation Workforce:
What Can We Learn From Each Other

3:45pm - 5:00pm
Starlight Ballroom

Moderator:
Lorna Banister, Counsel, Ballard Spahr

YP Panelists:
Christine Boyd, Associate, Apollo Global Management
Christopher Meltzer, Associate, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Caroline Stephenson, Managing Director, Arrimus Capital

Veteran Panelists:
Nik Chillar, Managing Director, Belgravia Capital Management
Meagen Leary, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Darren Tappen, Senior Vice President, Kidder Matthews

Discussion Topic:
Many generations are represented by professionals in the CRE finance industry and can all learn and inspire each other. Seasoned veterans with knowledge and experience and young professionals with a fresh perspective and ready acceptance of emerging technologies will share their insights, advice and concerns on the future in the industry during this interactive roundtable discussion.

Networking Reception
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Front Drive


Program information still being coordinated and is subject to change.

Attendee List


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Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors!

For more information or to become a sponsor, view our Summit West Sponsorship Guide and contact Meghan Roberts or call (202) 448-0862.

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Young Professionals

CREFC invites Young Professionals to attend the Commercial Real Estate Finance Summit - West for a special rate.

To qualify, you MUST be 30 years of age or less . Your Young Professional status must be vetted in our membership database before qualifying for the discounted rate and you need to sign up online first by Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Young Professional Registration - entire program
$185 - Member
$285 - Non-Member

Contact Sara Thomas or call (202) 448-0857 for all other inquires.

Registration Fees


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$369 - Early Member Registration (on or before April 21, 2017)
$469 - Early Non-Member Registration (on or before April 21, 2017)

$399 - Regular Member Registration (After April 21, 2017)
$499 - Regular Non-Member Registration (After April 21, 2017)

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Accommodations

CRE Finance Council has reserved a room block at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows at discounted rates from $339 - $399++.

Click here to reserve at the Fairmont or to make a reservation by phone, please call 866-964-7262 and reference the West Coast Distressed Debt Summit 2017.

The cut-off date for reserving a discounted room is Friday, April 14, 2017. Discounted rooms may sell out before this date based on availability.

When
5/9/2017 11:00 AM - 5/10/2017 5:00 PM
Where
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. If a registrant is unable to attend a substitute will be accepted at no additional charge.

Contact Davine Henry or call (646) 884-7563 for registration related questions.

Contact Nina Fazenbaker or call (646) 884-7579 for After-Work Seminar and CREFC Women's Network related questions.

Contact Sara Elkas or call (202) 448-0857 for Young Professional and Education event related questions.

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