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Thank you for your interest and support of Connect Apartments. The health of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors is our primary concern. Due to Coronavirus, we will be postponing Connect Apartments to a later date. All current conference registrations will remain valid for new conference date TBD.

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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Bobby Khorshidi

Archway Fund


Bobby Khorshidi is President and Principal of Archway Fund

Gary Bechtel



Gary is the President of Money360, and is responsible

Mark Grace

Walker & Dunlop

Managing Director

Mark is responsible for new loan origination utilizing

Michael Cohen

CoStar Group

Vice President, Advisory Services

Michael Cohen serves as Vice President,

1:25pm – 2:25pm: Capital Markets


Steve Pumper


Executive Managing Partner

Steve serves as executive managing partner of

Bob Henning

Northwestern Mutual


Bob Henning is a Director for Northwestern Mutual Real

Jeff Rader

Pacific Oak Capital

Executive Vice President

Jeff Rader currently serves as Executive Vice

Osama Ahmed

Brookfield Asset Management

Vice President

Osama is a Vice President at Brookfield Property

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Acquisitions – Central Region

2:45pm – 3:30pm: Multifamily


Senior Vice President

Aimee Morgan runs the regional multfamily operations

Doug Esteves

Parkview Financial

Senior Loan Originator

Doug Esteves serves as Senior Loan Originator

John Sloot

Hunt Real Estate Capital

Vice President

John Sloot is a Vice President for Hunt

Kelly Blaskowsky

Roscoe Property Management

Senior Vice President of Operations

Kelly joined RPM with over

Vice President, Operations

Roman Stephens serves as Vice President of

Swapnil Agarwal

Nitya Capital and Karya Property Management

CEO and Managing Partner

Swapnil is responsible for strategic planning,

3:50pm – 4:30pm: Industry Leaders


Patrick Duffy

Colliers International

President, Houston

Pat is the President of the Houston office

Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President of CBRE’s Capital

Darrell L. Betts

Avison Young


Darrell L. Betts, CCIM is a Principal with the

David W. Hightower

Midway Companies

Executive Vice President, Development

David W. Hightower serves as executive

Jeff Stringer

Davis Commercial Development


For more than 24 years, Jeff has created and

Shane M. Williams

Port of Houston Authority

Director of Economic Development

Williams oversees the Port Authority’s Foreign

3:25pm – 4:10pm: Trends and Challenges in Live, Work, Play


Anne Torney



Anne is an architect who has made affordable multi-family

Director of Real Estate, West Coast

Amalia is a Director

Scott Bohrer

Browman Development Company

Director of Development

Scott is driven by a curiosity of

Kristina Chang

Westlake International


Kristina serves as the President of Westlake Realty, Westlake

Zac Shore

Panoramic Interests

Director of Development

Zac manages all aspects of development from

4:25pm – 5:10pm: Focusing on Opportunity Zones in the Bay Area


Kevin Wilson, CPA



Kevin Wilson is a partner in the Walnut Creek,

JP Walsh, CFA

Panoramic Interests

Director of Finance

As Director of Finance, JP oversees all

Paul Monsen

George Smith Partners

Vice President

Mr. Monsen, rejoined George Smith Partners on Team


5:10pm – 5:30pm: Closing keynote with Lydia Tan, Managing Director of Real Estate, Oakland Athletics

Lydia Tan

Oakland Athletics

Managing Director of Real Estate

Lydia Tan is joining the

Tony Natsis

Allen Matkins

Chair of Global Real Estate Group

A name partner of

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

11:30am - 12:00pm:

Registration and Lunch

12:00pm - 12:10pm:

Opening Remarks

12:10pm - 12:30pm:

Legislative Update

In 2019, the nation made progress as promising affordable housing bills were signed at the state level and are now in full effect. Nationally, a new affordable housing bill has the potential to create 1.9 million units nationwide. Will affordability remain a challenge for developers in 2020? Where do we stand and why does it matter?

12:30pm - 1:15pm:

Industry Leaders: A Snapshot of Top Trends & How Deals are Getting Closed

The extreme volatility in the stock market, concerns about an economic slowdown and geopolitical turbulence are causing uncertainties in many sectors. So why is everyone optimistic that multifamily will remain strong? A panel of industry heavyweights will make the case for a continued positive outlook.

1:15pm - 1:35pm:

Networking Break

1:35pm - 2:05pm:

Economic Outlook

As economists and experts continue to the volatility in the stock market, the U.S. government’s trade policies, the recent tax reform and the impending Federal budget and other economic and workforce factors, the outlook of an upcoming recession is becoming more and more evident. How can we be prepared, what should we expect and how will rent regulation reform impact the state and states across the nation?

2:05pm - 2:50pm:

Innovative Financing: Level up Your Finance Strategy

Creative deal structures are coming into play as investors and developers continue their hot streaks of activity. Learn from a panel of lenders and borrowers how to tailor the capital stack to fit your deal.

2:50pm - 3:10pm:

Networking Break

3:10pm - 3:55pm:

What's on the Minds of Multifamily’s Most Active Investors?

Investors are going farther afield to maximize yields and opportunities. Learn what they’re focusing on as they move away from markets and asset classes they know best.

3:55pm - 4:40pm:

Design and Development: What Trends are Impacting the Multifamily Sector?

With the renter population growing among Millennials and Gen Y, we’re seeing micro-units and co-living emerge as design trends. At the same time, Baby Boomers are also turning to rentals—and they want more space. You’ll hear from designers and developers on what’s happening beyond an increasing proliferation of amenities.

4:40pm - 4:45pm:

Awards Ceremony

4:45pm - 6:00pm:

Cocktail Reception

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Photo Booth


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Networking Break



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