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CRE Finance World, Autumn 2013

Forum Spotlight: Portfolio Lenders Forum and the Insurance Company and Bank Sub-Forum Greg Murphy he mission of the Insurance Company and Bank Portfolio Lender Sub-Forum(s) has been to add value to its constituent through representation on regulatory matters, assistance in managing perceptions of the rating agencies, promotion of best lending and portfolio management practices and to provide an open environment for lenders to share thoughts and ideas. The forum’s overriding goal is to provide support and access to best practices for its member. Finally, as there is continued change in the market with various regulations be implemented or soon to be implemented, this forum is one of the few industry groups focused on bank and insurance company issues. The leadership team of the sub-forum(s) continues to seek increased involvement of portfolio lenders, both insurance companies and banks, in order to provide a broad perspective across the entire commercial real estate finance industry. With banks and insurance companies holding nearly 50% of the outstanding debt on commercial real estate in the United States, CREFC is significantly underweight in these categories relative to the role that they play in the industry. The sub-forum(s) have been active on all fronts in 2013 with the following schedule of events. CRE Finance World Autumn 2013 58 After-Work Seminar The forum will be hosting two after work seminars the last quarter, one in Atlanta and one in New York City. The first seminar is scheduled for October 22nd in Atlanta. This seminar will include a capital markets discussion from a leading research who will discuss the commercial real estate capital markets. Following this presentation there will be two panel discussions, one comprised of life insurance companies and the second comprised of banks. The individual panels will each articulate their “sweet” spot and how to get a deal done with them. Each panel will represent banks and life insurance companies of various size and loan appetites. The second after work seminar will be held in November (exact date to be determined) in New York City. There will be a panel discussion focused on loan syndication and club lending. Several banks and a life insurance company will discuss current topics involving the aforementioned topics. Both should prove to be very topical. Borrowers and brokers will get insight to both life companies and bank lending while lenders will get an insight to current best practices. Forum Membership Report Membership in the Portfolio Lenders Forum (Insurance Company and Bank Sub-Forums) stands at over 120 individuals representing over 50 companies and we hope to continue advances in these numbers throughout the remainder of 2013. T Natixis Real Estate Capital Chair of the Portfolio Lenders Forum, Bank Sub-Forum Greg Michaud ING Investment Management , Chair of Portfolio Lenders Forum, Insurance Company Sub-Forum


CRE Finance World, Autumn 2013
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