Forum Spotlight: The High Yield Debt and Investment Forum

CRE Finance World, Summer 2013

Forum Spotlight: The High Yield Debt and Investment Forum A publication of Summer issue 2013 sponsored by CRE Finance World Summer 2013 79 he High Yield Debt and Investment forum, in cooperation with the B-piece Buyers sub forum, convened its Annual Distressed Debt Summit on March 14-15, 2013 at the New York Athletic Club, sponsored by Thompson & Knight. The summit was practically sold out.  Attendees came from across the country and panels were all well received. The speaker’s dinner, sponsored by Eastdil, included several lively exchanges and an impassioned address by PAC committee member Jan Sternin. A second forum event that took place this year was the LA Distressed Debt Summit in Santa Monica on May 13-14, 2013, at the magnificent Fairmont Miramar overlooking Malibu beach and the Santa Monica Pier. The LA Summit focused particularly on B-piece issues, moderated by Dan Sefcik of BlackRock, regional lending perspectives, moderated by Guy Johnson, as well bridge lending and hedge fund investor topics.  Since this is CREFC’s major West Coast event, all CREFC members involved out West were eager to attend. The High Yield Debt and Investment forum High Yield Educational Summit, targeted at servicers and classified assets departments,  will take place in Dallas on September 19, 2013  and is co-chaired by Debra Morgan of C-III Capital Partners and Mark Weibel of Thompson & Knight. The Forum has been working closely with the Servicers Forum  in connection with resolving issues concerning the indemnity requested by Moodys in connection with RAC letters, and we thank forum members Kenda Tomes and Joe Sarcinella for their efforts. This June, Greta Guggenheim will ascend to Chair of the High Yield Debt and Investment Forum, succeeding Bill O’Connor. T Bill O’Connor Thompson & Knight Chair, High Yield Debt and Investment Forum


CRE Finance World, Summer 2013
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