January Conference Co-Chairs:

Tricia Hall, Managing Director, AIG Investments
Zanda LynnManaging Director, Fitch Ratings
Patrick MattsonDirector, Real Estate, KKR
Laura Swihart, Partner, Dechert LLP

Programming Committee Liaison:

Kim Diamond

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018


8:00 am - 10:00 am
Americana Foyer

Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Americana Foyer

CMBS 101: An Introduction to Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities
8:30 am - 11:30 am 
Poinciana 1 - 2

Constantine Korologos, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
Shari Linnick, Vice President, Client Services, Trepp, LLC
Susan NeubergShareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

- CMBS History
- The CMBS Process
- The CMBS Structure 
- CMBS Investing
- Current Market Conditions
- Regulation
We are offering CLE Credits for CMBS 101. Click here to see a list of states that have been approved.

There is a Wednesday only rate for those that are unable to attend the full conference, but would like to attend this CMBS 101 session. You can find more details here

Floating Rate Loans: Circa 2018
8:40 am - 9:40 am
Americana 1 - 3

Richard Jones, Partner, Dechert LLP

Peter Gordon, Managing Director, AllianceBernstein L.P.
Manish Rajguru, Portfolio Manager, Lord, Abbett and Co.
Huxley Somerville, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings
Rene Theriault, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs 
Joel Traut, Director, Real Estate, KKR 
Teresa Zien, Senior Director, Invesco

Discussion Topics:
- Why floating rate? Why now? And why did it not fulfill previous years’ expectations?
- Is it demand or supply–driven?
- Is LIBOR's sunset just a distraction that will not prove to be an issue when it disappears?
- Is the credit profile different in floating rate transactions? 
- Differences between the securitized and the portfolio markets

Meeting of the Seven Families
9:40 am - 10:30 am
Americana 1 - 3

Brian Olasov, CREFC Policy Committee Chair, Carlton Fields

Christopher Albano, Portfolio Lenders: Bank Sub-Forum Past-Chair, Citigroup Global Markets
David Brickman, GSE Multifamily Forum Member, Freddie Mac
Midge Brogan, High Yield Investments Sub-Forum Chair, Park Praedium LLC
Josh Cromer, B-Piece Investor Forum Chair, Rialto Capital
Keith HonigPortfolio Lenders: Life Company Sub-Forum Chair
Nishant Kapur, Issuers Forum Chair-Elect, Morgan Stanley 
Stephen Kraljic, Investment-Grade Bondholders Forum Chair-Elect, Wells Fargo
Debra Morgan, Distressed Realty Assets Sub-Forum Chair, BlackEagle Real Estate Partners
Jan Sternin, Servicers Forum Chair, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

A cross-Forum discussion of credit cycles and legislative and regulatory reform, as well as predictions from Forum chairs for what lies ahead in 2018.

Board of Governors Meeting (closed meeting)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Americana 4

Program information still being coordinated and is subject to change.

Attendees must be registered for the conference and wearing a conference badge to attend any session.