Sept. 15, 2016


JW Marriott DTLA


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Get Deals Done

Debuting: A Whole New Multifamily Mix
An overview of community development across the country. From financing, buying and selling to building, investing and re-developing. A changing time, a neighborhood’s anchor, a sector continues to rise.

Join us for an afternoon of informative panels, networking and tasty cocktails.

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JW Marriott Downtown Los Angeles on September 15, 2016


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Featured Speakers

Behind the Real Estate: One on One with Geoff Palmer

Geoffrey Harrison Palmer

G.H Palmer Associates


Geoffrey Harrison Palmer is the owner of G. H.

Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


Mr. Tenzer is a Co-Founder of George Smith Partners.

Economic Outlook Forecast

Jay Parsons

MPF Research

Vice President

Jay Parsons is a Vice President for MPF

Multifamily Investment: A View From The Top


Marc Renard

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Vice Chairman

Marc D. Renard is Executive Vice Chairman

Chief Investment Officer

John was appointed Executive Vice President and

Rod Chu

UBS- Global Real Estate

Managing Director

Rod Chu is currently responsible for acquisition and

Ted Fentin

AECOM Capital

Partner and Managing Director

Ted Fentin is a Partner and

Kevin Kaberna


Senior Managing Director

As the Senior Managing Director of Investments,

Charlie Rose

Invesco Real Estate

Senior Director Structured Investments

Charlie Rose is Senior Director of Structured

Development, Design & Construction Costs

Ben Brosseau

Camden Property Trust

Vice President of Investments

Ben Brosseau is Vice President of

John Eudy


Executive Vice President
and Chief Investment Officer

Bio to Come

Steven Fifield

Fifield Companies

Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer

Bio to Come

Mark Montoya

Snyder Langston

Vice President

Bio to Come

Tommy Thompson

California Apartment Association

Executive Director

As Senior Vice President for the California Apartment

Conversation with Fannie and Freddie


Jenny Redlin

Partner Engineering & Science


Jenny Redlin combines her technical background and qualifications with

Scott Croul

Freddie Mac

Managing Director of Production and Sales, Western Region

Scott leads

Christina Flynn

Fannie Mae

Managing Director of Multi-Family Credit Risk Management

Christina Flynn, based

Trading Hands: Buying and Selling


Andrew Kirsh

Sklar Kirsh LLP


Bio to Come

Gregory Campbell

Laguna Point Properties


Greg Campbell is the founder of Laguna Point Properties,

Ogal Claspell

Passco Companies

Senior Vice President
Realty Investments

Ogal Claspell has more than

Curtis Palmer

ARA Newmark

Executive Managing Director

Curtis Palmer recently joined ARA, A Newmark

Managing Director
West Coast Lead

David Young is a Managing

Inside Today’s Capital Stack


Cliff Carnes

Walker & Dunlop

Senior Vice President &
Chief Production Officer, Capital Markets


Tom Booher

PNC Real Estate

Executive Vice President Manager of Agency Finance

Tom Booher is an

Al Brooks

JP Morgan Chase

Head of Commercial Real Estate

Alfred (Al) Brooks is the

Michael Fleischer

Related Fund Management

Senior Vice President

Mr. Fleischer is a Senior Vice President

Bill Hughes

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation

Senior Vice President

William E. Hughes is a Senior Vice

$1-15MM Deals: Cashflow Kings


David Harrington

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

EVP & National Director Multifamily

AREA OF EXPERTISE David Harrington brings

Mark Besharaty

Hunt Mortgage Group


Mark Besharaty serves as Director in the Small Balance

Andrew Kwok

Capital One

Assistant Vice President
Originations Capital One Multifamily Finance

As Assistant

Henry Manoucheri

Universe Holdings

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Henry Manoucheri’s successful real estate

John Mullen


Managing Director

John Mullen has been with Greysteel since its

Jason Pendergist

Luther Burbank Savings

Consumer & Commercial Banking

Mr. Pendergist is responsible for

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

10:00 AM – 10:55

Registration and Networking

10:55 – 11:00

Opening Remarks

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Technology Showcase and Exhibits Open

Explore new technologies for multifamily buying & selling, property management and market information and network with your peers. Hear how these technologies can impact your business and see demonstrations prior to the conference kick off.


Lunch Opens

12:00 – 12:15

Technology Showcase Presentations

12:15 – 12:40

Behind the Real Estate: One on One with Geoff Palmer

Hear from one of the nation’s most prolific and pioneering multifamily developers, Geoff Palmer, CEO of GH Palmer Associates for an in depth conversation as we go behind the real estate.

12:40 – 12:55

Economic Outlook Forecast

Top national multifamily economists will deliver a 2017 outlook on the overall economy and employment, and their effect on the multifamily market.

12:55 – 1:10

Networking Break

1:10 – 2:00

Multifamily Investment: A View From The Top

Investment in the multifamily space remains the darling of institutional investors, pension funds, major owners and individuals alike. The question is, how long will it last and how low can cap-rates go? Where should savvy investors be looking next and what are the warning signs of an imminent change in the market? Industry leaders will answer these questions are more, and forecast Q4 investment into 2017.

2:00 – 2:50

Development, Design & Construction Costs

How much is too much? What do today's products look like? What are supply and demand trending towards and how will affordable housing requirements, construction labor supply, and materials cost impact future growth? Some of the country's most prolific and forward-thinking developers, architects and designers will tackle today’s climate and answer the pressing questions facing the industry.

2:50 – 3:00

Networking Break

3:00 – 3:20

Conversation with Fannie and Freddie

Hear from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on today's agency lending climate, why 2016 is looking hotter than ever and how working with the agencies can enhance every commercial business.

3:20 – 4:10

Trading Hands: Buying and Selling

Best of the best: the top apartment brokers, owners, investors and finance players share insight on how to navigate a volatile economy while remaining profitable. CRE is an ever-changing and dynamic creature, and these leaders know how to strike while the iron's hot.

4:10 – 4:20

Networking Break

4:20 – 5:10

Inside Today's Capital Stack

Top multifamily finance players will examine today's capital stack and where apartment finance is coming from. Coupled with a volatile CMBS market, increased balance sheet lending, changing needs for bridge lending, and stricter agency regulation, they’ll cover all deals from the smallest to the largest investment plays.

5:10 – 6:00

$1-15MM Deals: Cashflow Kings

Multifamily investment has been opened to everyday investors with great pride of cashflow on deals $1-15MM. Hear from brokers, owners and financiers about the hottest deal size today.

6:00 – 7:30

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts


Capital One – Gold Sponsor
Passco - Gold Sponsor
Universe Holdings - Gold Sponsor


Allsteel and Corporate Business Interiors – Silver Sponsors
ARA Newmark - Silver Sponsor
Chase - Silver Sponsor
Cushion & Wakefield - Silver Sponsor
George Smith Partners - Silver Sponsor
Hunt Mortgage Group - Silver Sponsor
Private Mortgage Fund, LLC - Silver Sponsor
PNC Real Estate - Silver Sponsor
Snyder Langston – Silver Sponsor
Torrey Pines Bank - Silver Sponsor
Walker & Dunlop - Silver Sponsor


All Star Group, Inc. - Promotional Sponsor
Apartment - Promotional Sponsor
California Apartment Association - Promotional Sponsor
California MBA - Promotional Sponsor
Scotsman Guide Media - Promotional Sponsor


Bolour Associates – Exhibitor
CoStar Group - Exhibitor
CrekPi - Exhibitor
Lone Oak Fund - Exhibitor
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services - Exhibitor

Opus Bank - Exhibitor
Partner Engineering and Science, Inc – Exhibitor
Redwood Mortgage - Exhibitor
Streit Lending - Exhibitor
Ten-X – Exhibitor

Tabletop Exhibitor

RedRock Security & Cabling, Inc. - Tabletop Exhibitor


AEI Consultants - Cocktail Sponsor

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