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$6.5 billion in public/private securitized transactions. Prior to joining FUNB, he was a Senior Vice President in the Real Estate Finance Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, supervising the negotiation, documentation, and closing of more than $1.5 billion of securitized commercial mortgage transactions. Before joining DLJ, Mr. Brown was an Associate at the law firms of Baker & McKenzie and Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon, where he specialized in real estate banking and real estate finance law. Mr. Brown graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University and earned his law degree from Georgetown University School of Law. Sam Chandan PhD FRICS President & Chief Economist Chandan Economics Dr. Sam Chandan is President and Chief Economist of Chandan Economics and Professor in the Associated Faculty of Real Estate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the National Economist for the Real Estate Lenders Association and an active participant in the policy dialogue on financial market structures. His eponymous firm supports commercial real estate lenders and investors with quantitative risk analytics and supporting data, backed by the industry’s broadest database of mortgages originated by banks, life companies, and other balance sheet sources of financing. Dr. Chandan received the PhD in Applied Economics from the Wharton School and was a doctoral scholar at Princeton University. In addition to his current teaching in the fields of Real Estate Finance, Public Policy, and Business Economics at Wharton, he has served as a visiting professor in the Economics Department at Dartmouth College. Prior to establishing Chandan Economics, Dr. Chandan was Chief Economist at Reis and Global Chief Economist at Real Capital Analytics. Samir Lakhani Director, Senior CMBS Trader and Portfolio Manager BlackRock Samir Lakhani, Director, is a member of the Securitized Assets Investment Team within BlackRock Fundamental Fixed Income. Mr. Lakhani is a Senior CMBS trader and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Lakhani is also responsible for investing in structured finance opportunities for a number of BlackRock managed funds. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Lakhani was a Vice President at R3 Capital Partners, where he invested in securitized assets including ABS, CMBS, CLO’s and Specialty Finance. Mr. Lakhani held similar roles at Lehman Brothers in their Global Principal Strategies group. Mr. Lakhani joined Lehman Brothers in 2006 initially in Structured Credit Products. Previously, Mr. Lakhani held positions at JP Morgan Partners, in their Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt group, from 2001 to 2004. CRE Finance World Autumn 2013 20 Mr. Lakhani currently serves on the Board of Governors for CREFC. Mr. Lakhani earned a BS in economics and a BS in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Greg Michaud Senior Vice President & Head of Real Estate Finance ING Investment Management Gregory Michaud is Senior Vice President and Head of Real Estate Finance for ING U.S. Investment Management, responsible for the oversight and management of sourcing and underwriting all commercial real estate loans. Additionally, he serves on the Executive Leadership Team for proprietary assets, the U.S. Credit Committee and chairs the CMBS Steering Committee. Prior to joining ING in 1995, Greg was a real estate appraiser focused on commercial properties and eminent domain cases in the Southeastern United States. Greg is an active member of several distinguished real estate industry groups, including the Urban Land Institute, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers. Greg received his B.S. in real estate from the Florida State University, an M.B.A. in finance from Kennesaw State University and an Executive M.B.A. from University of Georgia. Mitchell Resnick Vice President, Multifamily Loan Pricing & Securitization Freddie Mac Mitchell Resnick joined Freddie Mac as a Vice President in the Multifamily Division in November 2011. In this role he heads pricing for all multifamily loan purchases, capital deployment and marketing for all securitizations including the K-deal program. In addition, Resnick manages the relationships with securities investors and the broker/dealer community. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Resnick was a Vice President in the Real Estate Finance Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York. In this role he was the co-head of the Capital Markets area where he was responsible for the pricing and distribution of commercial real estate loans. During his 15 year career at Goldman, Resnick also ran the Structured Products Syndicate Desk in London as well as the secondary CMBS trading book in New York. Earlier in his career, he gained experience as an underwriter and analyst for commercial real estate loans. Resnick holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation’s residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Over the years, Freddie Mac has made home possible for one in six homebuyers and more than five million renters. CRE Finance World Roundtable: Macro Issues Facing CRE Finance


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