September 28, 2017


InterContinental DTLA


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Get Deals Done

From foreign and domestic investment, buying and selling, to financing, building, & redeveloping.

The sector’s most active players from across the country, gather for insightful panels and networking to get deals done.

Connect Apartments

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown


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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Andrew Baker

Anton Development

Senior Vice President
Development & Acquisitions

Andrew Baker oversees Anton DevCo’s

Amy Bernier

Fannie Mae

Customer Engagement

Amy Finn Bernier manages Fannie Mae’s Multifamily

Mark Besharaty

Hunt Mortgage Group


Mark Besharaty serves as Director in the Small Balance

Dan Borland

Wells Fargo

Senior Vice President
Market Manager

Dan Borland currently serves at

Rick Castillo

MVE + Partners

Vice President

Named Vice President of MVE + Partners in

Jerome A. Fink

The Bascom Group, LLC

Co-Founder and
Managing Partner

Jerome A. Fink is a co-founder

EVP & National Director

David Harrington brings more than

Bea Hsu

Brookfield Property Partners

Senior Vice President

Bio to Come

Bill Lanting


Vice President
Head of Commercial Debt Originations

Bill Lanting is

John Mullen


Managing Director

John Mullen has been with Greysteel since its

Marc Renard

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Vice Chairman
Executive Managing Director

Marc D. Renard is Executive

Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners

Principal and
Managing Director

Mr. Tenzer is a Co-Founder of

Outlook Keynote

Multifamily Investment

Laurie Baker

Camden Property Trust

Senior Vice President
Fund and Asset Management

Laurie Baker is

Doug Banerjee


Managing Director

Doug Banerjee is a Senior Director of Investment

Carrington Brown

USAA Real Estate Company

Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Texas/Colorado Region

Tony Ferrell

The Bascom Group

Vice President
Portfolio Operations

Mr. Ferrell is responsible for the

Gary Goodman

Passco Companies

Senior Vice President

Gary Goodman has over 30 years of

Development, Design and Construction

Hugh Cobb

Alpha – Barnes Real Estate Services


Hugh A. Cobb is a Principal and Owner of

Shravan Parsi

Napa Ventures

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Shravan Parsi is an entrepreneur and an

Al Silva

Marcus & Millichap

Senior Managing Director

Al began his career in multifamily

Bart Wickard

ARA Newmark

Senior Managing Director

Bart Wickard joined ARA Newmark Dallas's investment

Tertiary Markets

Greg Coutant

StreetLights Residential

Director of Development

As director of development for StreetLights Residential,

Greg Faulkner

Humphreys and Partners Architects


Greg Faulkner, AIA, NCARB, is the President and a

Rob McConnell

Ventures Development Group


Rob McConnell serves as Principal of Ventures Development Group,

Laird Sparks


Managing Director

Mr. Sparks joined Greystar in 1998, and

Matthew Stone

Seneca Investments

President and
Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Stone serves as the

Fireside Chat with Fannie and Freddie

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

11:00am – 11:30am:

Registration and Networking

11:30am – 11:35am:

Opening Remarks

11:35am – 12:25pm:

Institutional Capital: Investing in Multifamily

National investment leaders will examine the multifamily market, discuss where investments are being made and in what asset classes, and share insights into how 2018 seems to be shaping up from an investment perspective.


Lunch is Served

12:45pm – 1:05pm:

Keynote Presentation: Technology and the World of Apartments

1:05pm – 1:50pm:

Inside the Capital Stack: Financing Today’s Deals

How has 2017 fared financially - what surprises have we seen and what was expected?. Top leaders representing a variety of capital will reflect on what they have seen, where we’re going for 2018, and what it takes to get a deal done today.

1:50pm – 2:05pm:

Networking Break

2:05pm – 2:35pm:

Attracting & Retaining Renters: Amenities, Design & Tech

Hear from the property managers, designers and tenant experts on what renters want today, the “must-have” concessions, services & amenities, and techniques for maintaining rental growth, and more.

2:40pm – 3:25pm:

Development Pipeline: Product Demand, Cost & Drivers

The apartments sector’s most active developers share insights into what is driving development, as well as the challenges that they face. What do today’s products look like? How will affordable housing requirements, construction labor supply, and materials cost impact future growth? And, how are all of these factors driving the development pipeline?

3:25pm – 3:40pm:

Networking Break

3:40pm – 4:25pm:

The Deal Flow & The Dealmakers

Hear from the brokers, principals, and capital sources on what it takes to get a deal done today. As the apartment market continues to change, what challenges and opportunities do top multifamily players see across the nation?

4:25pm – 4:55pm:

Insights from Fannie & Freddie

Hear from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on today’s agency lending climate, why 2017 is staying hot, especially for specialty programs, and how working with the agencies can enhance every commercial business.

5:00pm – 5:45pm:

$1-20M Deals: Financing, Investing, Building & Value-add

$1-20M deals remain the cashflow kings. These expert panelists will share how the smaller deals are leading the market, and what lenders are doing to accommodate the small loan deals that make up the bulk of the market.

5:45pm – 7:30pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

To Be Announced




AIR Commercial Real Estate Association - Cocktail Sponsor




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