Events

Update January 3:  CREFC is planning to hold the January Conference 2022 in-person at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel January 9 - 12.  We will have many health and safety protocols in place;  please see the Health and Safety tab for additional information.  CREFC will also live stream the conference for those who wish to connect remotely.

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Sponsors

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.

For more information on sponsorship contact Caitlin Adams at 646.884-7577. 

Partner Sponsor

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.

Sustaining Sponsors

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

As recognized leaders in the US and international real estate capital markets, Arnold & Porter helps some of the world's largest financial institutions, institutional investors, investment banks, and developers maximize their complex and conventional real estate financing transactions.

Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. For years, we’ve worked as one company to seamlessly deliver all of our capabilities to support our clients. Recently we announced our plan for brand updates across the company that would reflect this. As a result, Bank of America Merrill Lynch will now be known as Bank of America, with BofA Securities representing our institutional broker-dealer businesses. This brand change will not affect operations or day-to-day service, but rather reflects our continued commitment to helping our clients around the world achieve their goals. Learn more at bofaml.com.

BMO

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American-based financial services provider offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of products and services. These include equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading. With approximately 2,600 professionals in 32 locations around the world, including 18 offices in North America, BMO Capital Markets works proactively with clients to provide innovative and integrated financial solutions. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$798 billion total assets and approximately 43,900 employees as at October 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.bmocm.com

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

With more than 225 years of legal experience, Cadwalader serves a diverse client base, including many of the world's leading financial institutions, corporations and funds. We offer innovative legal representation in matters concerning antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate law, employee benefits and executive compensation, financial services and regulation, financial restructuring, fund finance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, private wealth, real estate, securitization, structured finance, tax and white collar defense.

Citigroup Global Markets

Citi works tirelessly to provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial services and products.

CoStar

CoStar Risk Analytics® connects you to commercial property risk analytics trusted and tested by industry leaders for over 15 years. Gain insights into your portfolio and investment risk positions through our proprietary credit risk analysis and lender solutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.costarriskanalytics.com/.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

DBRS Morningstar

DBRS Morningstar is a leading provider of independent rating services and opinions for corporate and sovereign entities, financial institutions, and structured finance instruments globally. Rating more than 3,000 issuers and 60,000 securities, we are the fourth-largest credit rating agency in the world. DBRS Morningstar empowers investor success by bringing more transparency and a much-needed diversity of opinion in the credit rating industry. Market innovators choose to work with us because of our agility, tech-forward approach, and exceptional customer service. DBRS Morningstar is the next generation of credit ratings. To learn more, visit dbrsmorningstar.com

Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. The Firm and its Foundation give approximately US$200 million annually to nonprofit organizations around the world. We also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing our many resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.

KeyBank Real Estate Capital

KEYBANK REAL ESTATE CAPITAL is one of the nation's largest commercial real estate lenders. Our clients include professional owner-investors and developers as well as REITs, Funds and other commercial real estate investors. We offer a broad array of debt and equity solutions for the acquisition, refinance, development and investment of multifamily, affordable, commercial and healthcare real estate. With a servicing portfolio of nearly $200 billion, we are also among the largest and most highly rated Servicers in the country.

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.

Moody's

Moody’s is a global risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley offers a global real estate platform providing a broad range of real estate capital markets and financial advisory services. Morgan Stanley’s core competencies include CMBS & Balance Sheet lending, underwriting, trading, syndication, and research. In 2018 Morgan Stanley has originated $12 bln in commercial real estate loans in the US bringing the total origination since 2010 to $ 68.6 bln.

Polsinelli

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.

S&P Global Ratings

In business for over 150 years, S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is a leading provider of credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. With more than 1.1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities, approximately 1,500 credit analysts and a presence in 28 countries, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. Learn more at spglobal.com/ratings.

Trepp, Inc.

Trepp, founded in 1979, is a leading provider of data, analytics, and technology solutions to the global securities and investment management industries. Trepp specifically serves three key sectors: structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking to help market participants meet their objectives for surveillance, credit risk management, and investment performance. Trusted by the industry for the accuracy of its proprietary data, Trepp provides clients with sophisticated, comprehensive models and analytics. Trepp is wholly owned by Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT).

United Capital Markets Inc.

United Capital Markets Inc. (UCM) is a secondary market maker specializing in trading and sales of structured finance products concentrating in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities and Asset Backed Securities. UCM provides the marketplace with liquidity, by acting as a principal buyer of CMBS and ABS subordinated notes in the secondary marketplace. On a continuous basis, the firm does extensive in house research of several hundred CMBS securitizations and provides portfolio pricing for its customers. UCM's customers include: Money Managers, Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds, Corporations, and other Dealers.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking delivers a comprehensive suite of capital markets, banking, and financial products and services. A trusted partner to our clients, we provide corporate and transactional banking, commercial real estate lending and servicing, investment banking, equity and fixed income solutions including sales, trading, and research capabilities to corporate, commercial real estate, government, and institutional clients across the globe. Our office locations span the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking is part of Wells Fargo. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

Platinum Sponsors

Lev

Lev is the commercial real estate financing platform offering fast, transparent access to capital from the world’s leading financial institutions. On pace to close $1 billion in CRE mortgages in 2021, Lev has grown 10x year-over-year thanks to its proprietary approach to CRE financing, including the industry’s only API.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick is a leading global law firm focused on the Tech, Energy & Infrastructure, and Finance sectors. Our Structured Finance group is renowned for its innovative approach to the structuring, execution, and sale of commercial and residential mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. We are a pioneer in developing new structures throughout the U.S. and Europe and advise on the industry’s most significant reform measures. Orrick is recognized by the Financial Times as “The Most Innovative Law Firm in North America” for 2016-2018 and a runner up for 2019-2020. For more information, please visit www.orrick.com.

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm advises clients around the globe, with more than 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have wide-reaching legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service.

Gold Sponosrs

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.

Cassin & Cassin LLP

Cassin & Cassin LLP, a law firm with more than 40 attorneys across offices in New York, Texas, and Arizona, has over three decades of experience providing the highest quality of service to our clients. Our attorneys have an in-depth knowledge in all areas of commercial real estate and commercial real estate finance with a team dedicated to the origination of commercial mortgage loans intended for sale and securitization in the secondary markets.

F&F Capital Group

F&F Capital Group invests in commercial real estate through property acquisitions, first mortgage debt and mezzanine debt. Supported by its proprietary technology, unrivaled information and skilled partnerships, F&F controls a commercial real estate portfolio in excess of $1.6 Billion. F&F Capital Group was founded by Jeff Frieden and Rob Friedman, the founders of Auction.com and Ten-X Commercial.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with 2100 attorneys in 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm’s global Real Estate Practice is a recognized leader in the industry. The team of more than 400 real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive legal strategies for the full cycle of a real estate deal. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100.

Greystone

Greystone is a leading commercial real estate finance firm headquartered in New York. The firm ranks as the #1 multifamily and healthcare FHA lender, Top 10 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lender, and offers a range of additional financing options including bridge and CMBS loans.

Harbor Group Consulting LLC

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.

Intex Solutions, Inc.

Intex is the industry’s leading provider of cashflow models and analytics, with over 40,000 CLO, ABS, RMBS and CMBS deals modeled from around the globe. Intex is relied upon by hundreds of arrangers, investors, issuers and others for complete, accurate and timely cashflow models used in trading, portfolio management and risk management applications. Intex's applications include INTEXcalc for single-security and portfolio analysis and cashflow stress-testing, the INTEX Subroutine API for system builders, and INTEX DealMaker for structuring new deals. Intex is an independent, objective and privately-held company with offices in Massachusetts, London and Shanghai. Visit our website at www.intex.com

K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates has one of the largest dedicated real estate finance practices of any global law firm. With 45 offices on five continents, we offer sophisticated and broad experience in representing clients throughout the capital stack. We provide strategic and practical advice to lenders, servicers, and securitization and syndication market participants on structured finance matters, including the origination and sale of senior and mezzanine loans, construction loans, credit facilities, bridge debt, warehouse loans, leasehold finance, and the servicing, securitization, and syndication of commercial real estate mortgages and other assets backed by real estate.

Spinoso Real Estate Group

Spinoso Real Estate Group is a national real estate firm, specializing in enclosed shopping malls and large-scale retail properties. With a proven track record of 66 properties and 52 million square feet of enclosed-mall transformation, the firm offers a range of services including leasing, property management, repositioning, development, stabilization, and re-development.

UBS Investment Bank

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices over 50 regions and locations, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 67,000 people. UBS Group AG is the holding company of the UBS Group. Under Swiss company law, UBS Group AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors. Investment Bank The Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to international capital markets. It offers advisory services and provides in-depth cross-asset research, along with access to equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and selected rates and credit markets, through its business units, Corporate Client Solutions and Investor Client Services. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.

Silver Sponsors

Alston & Bird LLP

Alston & Bird is a recognized leader in real estate finance and capital markets. Our team of more than 125 real estate finance and securitization lawyers advises clients on loan origination platforms, CMBS and CRE CLO structuring and issuance, master and special servicing, investing, fund formation, esoteric capital market execution and related tax, regulatory and enforcement issues.

Barclays Bank PLC (BBPLC)

CIT

CIT is a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with over a century of experience and operates a principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender). The company's commercial banking segment includes commercial financing, community association banking, middle market banking, equipment and vendor financing, factoring, railcar financing, treasury and payments services, and capital markets and asset management. CIT's consumer banking segment includes a national direct bank and regional branch network. Discover more at cit.com/about.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cleary Gottlieb is a pioneer in globalizing the legal profession. Founded by seven lawyers in 1946, our firm has grown to over 1,100 lawyers from more than 50 countries, working across practices, industries, jurisdictions and continents to provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to their most complex legal and business challenges, whether domestic or international. Cleary Gottlieb’s real estate practice is diversified and global, spanning the full range of transaction types, regions, and asset classes, and has significant experience providing practical and innovative solutions to the business real estate needs of a wide range of U.S. and multinational clients.

Lument

The combined organization of legacy industry experts Hunt Real Estate Capital, Lancaster Pollard, and RED Capital Group, Lument delivers a comprehensive set of capital solutions customized for investors in multifamily, affordable housing, and seniors housing and healthcare real estate. Lument is a Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Optigo®, FHA, and USDA lender. In addition, Lument offers a suite of proprietary commercial lending solutions. Lument has approximately 600 employees in over 25 offices across the United States. Lument is a brand of ORIX Real Estate Capital Holdings, LLC.

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.

Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw 50 firm with more than 1,000 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Asia and Europe. The negotiation and documentation of real estate secured financing transactions for banks, finance companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions is a major practice at Sheppard Mullin. We pride ourselves on practicality and problem solving in the representation of our clients. Because of the depth and breadth of our expertise in the representation of banks, asset based lenders and other financial institutions, we bring practical, concrete and cost effective proposals and solutions to any type of challenge facing a lender.

SitusAMC

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.

Vcheck Global LLC

As a leading provider of due diligence background investigations, Vcheck Global protects the reputations and investments of companies around the world. Vchecks' core focus is providing all types of lenders and their counsel with background checks on the key borrowers and entities ahead of a transaction. Named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America four years in a row, Vcheck Global and its growing team of accomplished investigators, subject matter experts, in-house linguists, and client relationship associates can accommodate a variety of client needs and priorities with easily customized scopes and international service coverage.

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.

Bronze Sponsors

Argentic

Privately owned cre lender, focused on debt financing solutions to owners of cre

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance US LLP is a full-service firm with a global platform that allows it to combine top-quality US expertise with leading practices across jurisdictions worldwide, including key financial centers. Working from offices in New York and Washington, DC, our lawyers focus on the core areas of commercial activity, including capital markets; corporate and M&A; banking and finance; real estate; tax, pensions and employment; and litigation and dispute resolution. Our US Structured Finance Group comprises more than 30 attorneys who specialize in structured finance, securitization, real estate and structured funds. The team earns top recognition for its ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions, and our collaborative approach ensures that we always put clients first. Our team is uniquely positioned to provide superior legal and business counsel, where and when our clients need it.

Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

Computershare Corporate Trust is a market leader with decades of experience as a provider of trustee and sophisticated agency services for private and public companies, investment bankers, asset managers as well as governments and institutions. We offer a wide range of services that fulfill our clients’ unique and emerging needs in corporate and structured finance, debt issuance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Computershare Corporate Trust is an industry leader with USD$3.8 trillion of debt under administration, USD$414.2 billion in assets under administration and cross-border capabilities including USD$2.3 trillion in funds movements across 75+ currencies in foreign exchange and distributions. With the acquisition of Wells Fargo CTS in November 2021, Computershare Corporate Trust is among the top providers in the US ranking #1 in CMBS, CRE CLO, RMBS, ABS and top 4 in Conventional Debt and CLO markets. Our team of more than 2000 employees continues our commitment to delivering the highest standards of service and value to our entire client base. For more information, visit computershare.com/corporatetrust

LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leader in providing essential information to help customers across industry and government assess, predict and manage risk. We are part of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group, a portfolio of brands that span multiple industries providing customers with innovative technologies, information-based analytics and decision tools and data services.

MSCI Real Capital Analytics

Real Capital Analytics (RCA) is the authority on the deals, the players and the trends that drive the commercial real estate investment markets. Covering all markets globally, RCA delivers timely and reliable data with unique insight into market participants, pricing and capital flows. The most active investors, lenders and advisors depend on RCA’s market intelligence to formulate strategy and to source, underwrite and execute deals. An industry pioneer since 2000, RCA has offices in New York, San Jose, London, Singapore and Sydney. RCA is owned by MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. For more information, visit: www.rcanalytics.com

PNC/Midland Loan Services

PNC Real Estate is a leading provider of banking, financing and servicing solutions for commercial real estate clients across the country. Our comprehensive array of capabilities includes acquisition, construction and permanent financing for public and private developers and investors; agency financing for multifamily and seniors housing properties; and debt and equity capital for the affordable housing industry. And, through Midland Loan Services, we provide third-party loan servicing, asset management and technology solutions.

Societe Generale

Societe Generale, one of the largest European financial services groups, has been playing a vital role in the global economy for more than 150 years. With 133,000+ employees, based in 61 countries, we accompany 30 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, Societe Generale combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams. For more information about Societe Generale, visit www.societegenerale.com

SS&C Technologies

SS&C provides lenders and servicers with a flexible loan servicing platform with integrated origination, asset management, accounting, investor reporting and borrower self-service for complete loan lifecycle management. We provide market-leading business process automation and workflow management technology to significantly enhance workforce optimization, and digital transformation. Our Virtual Data rooms facilitates strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate lending, debt sales, capital raising, and reporting. Our technology enables and secures the flow of information, empowering our customers to work more productively and with complete confidence.

Starwood Property Trust

We originate competitively-priced loans typically ranging from $3 Million to $150 Million, and we also do smaller and larger loans on a case-by-case basis. Our commercial mortgage loans are secured by retail shopping centers, office buildings, multifamily apartment complexes, hotels, self-storage, mixed-use and industrial properties throughout North America.

Beach Party

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

BentallGreenOak

BentallGreenOak is a leading, global real estate investment management advisor and a globally-recognized provider of real estate services. BentallGreenOak serves the interests of more than 750 institutional clients with approximately $55 billion USD of assets under management (as of December 31, 2020) and expertise in the asset management of office, industrial, multi-residential, retail and hotel property across the globe. BentallGreenOak has offices in 24 cities across twelve countries with deep, local knowledge, experience, and extensive networks in the regions where we invest in and manage real estate assets on behalf of our clients in primary, secondary and co-investment markets. BentallGreenOak is a part of SLC Management, which is the alternatives asset management business of Sun Life.

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC

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. www.carltonfields.com

 

Citigroup Global Markets

Citi works tirelessly to provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial services and products.

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.

Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

Granite Point Mortgage Trust

A real estate finance company that focuses primarily on directly originating, investing in and managing senior floating-rate commercial mortgage loans and other debt and debt-like commercial real estate investments.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with 2100 attorneys in 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm’s global Real Estate Practice is a recognized leader in the industry. The team of more than 400 real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive legal strategies for the full cycle of a real estate deal. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100.

Moody's

Moody’s is a global risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress.

Trimont Real Estate Advisors

Trimont is a global commercial real estate services provider specializing in the management of performing and non-performing credit on behalf of commercial real estate lenders and investors around the world. Trimont also excels at servicing and facility agency, cash management, fund and asset level accounting, underwriting, due diligence, and leading technologies. Since inception, Trimont has asset managed more than 26,000 transactions, representing more than $550 Billion in asset values, $55 Billion in construction loans, and over $30 Billion in specially serviced assets resolved, all across 66 countries. Trimont is amongst the world’s most highly rated primary, special and construction servicers. Trimont is rated by S&P Global as a Commercial Mortgage Special Servicer (Strong), a Construction Loan Servicer (Strong) and Commercial Primary Servicer (Strong). Trimont is rated by Fitch as a Primary Servicer (CPS2+) and a Special Servicer (CSS2), and is reviewed by Kroll Bond Ratings in both the U.S. and U.K.

United Capital Markets Inc.

United Capital Markets Inc. (UCM) is a secondary market maker specializing in trading and sales of structured finance products concentrating in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities and Asset Backed Securities. UCM provides the marketplace with liquidity, by acting as a principal buyer of CMBS and ABS subordinated notes in the secondary marketplace. On a continuous basis, the firm does extensive in house research of several hundred CMBS securitizations and provides portfolio pricing for its customers. UCM's customers include: Money Managers, Mutual Funds, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds, Corporations, and other Dealers.

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 Observer

For real estate trends & commercial real estate news, Commercial Observer has the latest on leases, financing, sales, construction, architecture, & design.

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.

Real Estate Capital

Real Estate Capital is a news and intelligence service about financing real estate. Launched in 2007, it is now an unrivalled, authoritative source of international information, analysis and comment on raising and structuring capital for property. Our online news coverage delivers daily reporting on who is lending and seeking capital, their strategies and structures.

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