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Real Estate Capital New York Forum 2015

9th November, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


In a recent REC poll, over 80% of respondents said that US CMBS issuance will climb to more than $100bn in 2015, up from the $94bn in 2014. An influx of new capital providers have entered the CMBS market, shifting the focus to borrowers as a wave of 10-year maturities come due.

The Real Estate Capital New York Forum will bring together lenders and borrowers from across the globe that are actively investing in the US market. Lenders will provide expert and timely analysis on the latest trends in CRE finance and the CMBS market, while real estate investors and borrowers will outline their latest strategies. Register your interest now to stay informed on up with the latest developments, including agenda updates and special offers.

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Agenda highlights include:

– Most popular financing structures for US real estate deals
– Assessing the cycle: are we at the peak and where do we go from here?
– The state of the CMBS market
– Analyzing the trend of private equity real estate funds moving into lending
– Competition: who is offering the best terms to borrowers?


Real Estate Capital New York Forum Keynote Speaker, Peter Sotoloff

For further information about speaking opportunities please contact:
Clare Burrows  T: +1 646 545 3321 | E: clare.b@peimedia.com


For further information about sponsoring opportunities please contact:
Charles Ward: +1 646 619 8133 | E: charles.w@peimedia.com


Contact customer services: 
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Monday, November 9, 2015

Registration & coffee

9:00 Chairman’s welcome

Steve Felix, Co-Founder and Partner, Felix / Weiner Consulting Group

9:15 Opening panel
State of the markets: pushing boundaries
• Where are we in the US commercial real estate cycle?
• What is the competitive landscape like across lenders and originators?
• Pricing, leverage points, and how much the industry is pushing the envelope in terms of underwriting standards

Raphael Fishbach,
Principal, Mesa West

Gary Dinka, Portfolio Manager, MetLife RE Investors
Robert Hellman, Managing Director, Pembrook
Ted Norman, Head of Mortgage Originations, TIAA-CREF

10:15 Keynote speech


Peter Sotoloff, Co-Founder, Managing Member, & CIO, Mack Real Estate Credit

11:00 Coffee & networking break

11:25 Panel session
The US lending universe today
• The returning importance of CMBS: a new community of originators
• Analyzing the trend of private equity real estate funds moving into lending: are banks becoming less significant?
• Is the market becoming too expensive and risky for more conservative lenders?
• Challenges facing REITs today

Dan Flanigan, Chair, Real Estate & Financial Services Dept., POLSINELLI  

Thomas Harney,
Head of Merchant Banking, Ladder Capital Finance

Jerry Gisclair, Executive Managing Director, Colliers
Michael Riccio, Co-Head of National Production, CBRE
Michael Squires, Vice President, Rialto Capital

12:25 Lunch & networking


1:30 Panel session
Analyzing the capital structure
• What are the most attractive types of loans in the commercial real estate market today
• The greatest challenges lenders face when structuring deals and how to address them

Dave Karson,
Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Richard Flohr,
Managing Director, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
Brian Sedrish,
Managing Director, Related Companies
Jim Clayton,
Head of Strategy, Cornerstone
Niraj Shah, Managing Director, Rockwood

2:30 Panel session
Investing abroad: other developed markets
• What is the current state of the market in countries such as the UK and Germany and Australia
• What transactions are happening and at what rates?
• How do the leverage points and structures compare to similar deals in the US?

Andy Thomson,
Editor, Real Estate Capital

Christian Janssen,
Head of Debt, TH Real Estate
Wayne Lasky,
Managing Director, MaxCap Group

3:20 Coffee & networking break

3:45 Panel session
Hear from the borrowers: where are we in the real estate cycle?
• Where are the greatest opportunities for borrowers in the US market today?
• Sector focus: what’s next? Will a focus on multi-family that drove the post-crash recovery shift to hospitality/retail/office/industrial?
• What is the borrower’s response to the changing landscape of lenders?

Bob Sonnenblick,
Chairman, Sonnenblick Development, LLC

Chris Niehaus,
Partner, GreenOak Real Estate
Christa Chambers, Chief Financial Officer, Kemper Development Company
Phil Watkins, Principal, Megalith Capital

4:40 On-stage interview: the shift from banks to private debt in the world of commercial real estate finance

Al Barbarino,
Editor, recapitalnews.com

Mike Nash, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
Jeffrey DiModica,
President, Starwood Property Trust

5:30 Cocktail reception and close of forum


Al Barbarino

Real Estate Capital

Andy Thomson

Real Estate Capital

Bob Sonnenblick

Sonnenblick Development LLC

Brian Sedrish

Managing Director
Related Fund Management

Chris Niehaus

Partner & Head of US
GreenOak Real Estate

Christa Chambers

Chief Financial Officer, Sr. Vice President
Kemper Development Company  

Christian Janssen

Head of Debt
TH Real Estate

Dan Flanigan

Chair, Real Estate & Financial Services Dept.

Dave Karson

Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Gary Dinka

Director – Portfolio Manager

Jeffrey DiModica, CFA

Starwood Property Trust

Jerry Gisclair

Executive Managing Director
Colliers International

Jim Clayton

Head of Investment Strategy & Analytics
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers

Michael Nash

Senior Managing Director
The Blackstone Group

Michael Riccio

Senior Managing Director Co-Head National Production
CBRE Capital Markets

Michael Squires

Vice President of CMBS Origination
Rialto Capital

Niraj Shah

Managing Director
Rockwood Capital, LLC

Peter Sotoloff

Co-Founder, Managing Member & CIO
Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies

Philip Watkins

Megalith Capital Management

Raphael Fishbach

Mesa West

Richard Flohr

Managing Director
Prudential Mortgage Capital Company

Robert J. Hellman

Managing Director
Pembrook Capital Management, LLC

Steve Felix

Co-Founder/ Partner
Felix / Weiner Consulting Group

Ted Norman

Senior Director, Global Real Estate / Head of Mortgage Originations
TIAA-CREF| Financial Services

Thomas Harney

Head of Merchant Banking & Capital Markets
Ladder Capital

Wayne Lasky

Partner & Managing Director’
MaxCap Group

The Forum will be held at the Convene Conference Center

Wharton Ballroom Classroom IV(side)730 Third Avenue
At the TIAA-CREF building
(between 45th & 46th Streets)
New York, NY 10017




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