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Sponsorship with CREFC elevates your company’s profile, products and services with the clients and customers you seek. We offer a range of sponsorship levels so no matter your company’s size or budget, we have an option to fit your needs.

Sponsorship Guide     

For more information on sponsorship contact Meghan Roberts at 202.448.0862. 

Partner Sponsor

Holland & Knight LLP

With more than 1,600 lawyers in our U.S. and international offices and legal colleagues in over 40 countries around the world, Holland & Knight serves clients globally. Our clients recognize the ability of our firm to consistently provide excellent value in a variety of areas that range from commercial litigation, regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and government advocacy. With 31 offices around the globe, we are committed to providing the highest quality legal counsel combined with the utmost in client service – across state and national borders – in a seamless, cost-effective manner. This level of legal guidance, combined with our interdisciplinary structure and the firm’s global network, is your assurance of high-quality resources when and where you need them.

Keynote Sponsors

Dechert LLP

A global specialist law firm focused on sectors with the greatest complexities and highest regulatory demands, Dechert delivers practical commercial insight and deep legal expertise for our clients’ most important matters. Our finance lawyers represent major industry players in structuring, securitizing, managing and servicing complex and highly structured and securitized commercial real estate debt assets. We advise issuers, underwriters, mortgage loan sellers, collateral managers, servicers, operating advisors, IG and B-piece investors in CMBS, CDOs/CLOs, Re-REMICs, NPLs and other alternate securitized structures involving commercial real estate and residential mortgages.


Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation.

Session Sponsor

Akerman LLP

Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm ranked in the AM Law 100, recognized as a leading real estate firm by the Commercial Property Executive, and distinguished among the most forward thinking firms in the industry by Financial Times. Akerman’s more than 700 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and help drive innovation and growth.

Participating Sponsors

Ballard Spahr LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP is a national firm of more than 640 lawyers in 15 offices across the country. Our attorneys provide counseling and advocacy in more than 50 areas within business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate. We represent a diverse cross-section of clients, ranging from large public companies and privately held entities to government bodies and nonprofit organizations. Our practices span the financial, industrial, real estate, private equity, retail, and other sectors that are critical to growth in today’s marketplace.

Carlton Fields

Doing business today requires a critical evaluation of potential risks, responsibilities, and rewards. As a trusted advisor to our clients, we provide solutions to the increasingly complex problems that arise in real estate transactions and investments. Our experienced team of real estate finance transactional and litigation lawyers is one of the nation’s few practices that spans the full spectrum of real estate finance. Carlton Fields lawyers work across multiple offices and disciplines to ensure that our clients receive comprehensive legal analysis and solutions-based counseling, regardless of financing type or asset class.

Backshop is one of the first web based CRE software applications capable of modeling your most complicated deals, from properties to debt to equity. Built by CRE lending professionals over the last 20 years, Backshop enables smarter, faster and more profitable decisions by providing your entire team with a single, secure, easy-to-use interface. A Backshop license also comes with an IRP data feed, state of the art workflows, and unlimited users. When you join the Backshop user community, you improve organizational productivity and deliver greater transparency to all your deal partners. Please sign up for a free demo at and see for yourself.

Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges. Evolving from a partnership of prominent lawyers in Philadelphia a century ago, Duane Morris' modern organization stretches from the U.S. to Europe and across Asia. Throughout this global expansion, Duane Morris has remained committed to preserving its collegial, collaborative culture that has attracted many talented attorneys.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC and its affiliates (KBRA) is a global full-service rating agency with a mission to set a standard of excellence and integrity. Established in 2010, KBRA remains dedicated to the restoration of trust in credit ratings by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering timely and transparent ratings. KBRA provides market participants with an alternative solution by delivering in-depth research across various sectors within the United States and European markets. We strive to provide the investment community with the products and tools needed to make informed investment decisions.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides transactional, advisory, and litigation legal services to clients worldwide. Drawing on a foundation of experience and knowledge of evolving lending and capital markets, shifting industry trends, and complex lending principles, our Real Estate Finance attorneys deliver business-driven legal counsel and create tailored solutions for all aspects of lender and borrower representations, including for both high volume loan programs and one-off transactions. We achieve timely, practical, and comprehensive results—carrying deals across the finish line, no matter the size, speed, or complexity.


SitusAMC is the leading independent provider of innovative, trusted solutions to the commercial real estate finance industry. From originations to secondary market activity to loan servicing and asset management, we leverage cutting-edge technology and expert-led services to power more efficient, effective, agile, and, ultimately, better more profitable businesses.

White and Williams LLP

Our Real Estate Finance group handles sophisticated commercial real estate finance and capital market transactions at all layers of the capital stack. We have a well-deserved reputation for excellence in all facets of real estate finance, including mortgage, mezzanine, “B” note and preferred equity investments for leading investment funds, banks, insurance companies and non-traditional lenders. Our lending experience also includes CMBS originations, construction loans, structured finance and the restructuring, workout and foreclosure of troubled loans.

Media Sponsors

Commercial Mortgage Alert

Identify new financing opportunities and stay ahead of your competition in CRE finance with Commercial Mortgage Alert. This weekly publication conveys the earliest look at key dealings in today's commercial MBS and traditional real estate debt markets.

Commercial Real Estate Direct

CRE Direct provides CRE News, Watchlist, and Recent Transactions. In-depth information on CMBS Executive Changes, Pricing, and Sales/Property Data.

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