October 18, 2018


Baruch College


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

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Connect National Investment & Finance

As real estate continues to outperform other sectors of the economy, New York remains the epicenter of investment and finance. Despite record low unemployment, rising property values, and strong interest from global investors, many have begun to question where we are in the current cycle as they struggle to find value in the market. Connect National Investment and Finance explores the most pressing topics impacting the world of real estate investment and finance. Discover what industry leaders and major stakeholders have to say about the state of the market and what’s next in this current cycle.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Baruch College Engelman Recital Hall


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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

David C. Pahl

GTIS Partners

Managing Director, US Income Investments

David Pahl joined GTIS as

David Eyzenberg

Eyzenberg & Company


David Eyzenberg is president of Eyzenberg & Company, responsible

David K. Kadin

TH Real Estate

Managing Director

Bio to Follow.

Frederick N. Cooper

Toll Brothers, Inc.

Senior Vice President Finance, International Development and Investor Relations


Howard Fife

Westport Capital


Mr. Fife joined Westport in 2006 and is a

Keith Banhazl

Moody’s Investors Service

Managing Director

Keith Banhazl is a Managing Director within the

Larissa Belova

Thor Equities

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets

Larissa Belova is Senior Vice

Michael Schneider

Hunt Real Estate Capital

Director, Transaction Counsel

Mike provides legal advice in connection with

Robert M. White

Real Capital Analytics


Robert M. White, Jr. founded Real Capital Analytics Inc.

Tal Peri

Union Investment Real Estate

Head of US East Coast & Latin America

Tal Peri

Tom Whitesell


Managing Director Construction Real Estate

As Managing Director of the Construction

Ted Willcocks


Global Head of Asset Management

Ted Willcocks leads the development

Zach Murphy

Pender Capital

Co-Founder / Managing Director-Originations

Mr. Murphy is Managing Director of

12:50pm – 1:40pm: Investing In Multifamily: The Great Class Divide


David Harrington

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

EVP & National Director of Multifamily

David Harrington brings more

Carlos Vaz

Conti Organization

Co-founder and CEO

Carlos’ passion, discipline and creativity coupled with

Gary Goodman

Passco Companies

Senior Vice President Acquisitions

Gary Goodman has over 30 years of

Shravan Parsi

Napa Ventures

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Shravan Parsi is an entrepreneur and an

Anthony Tarter

PGIM Real Estate Finance


Anthony Tarter is a Principal with PGIM Real Estate

Zach Murphy

Pender Capital

Co-Founder / Managing Director-Originations

Mr. Murphy is Managing Director of

1:40pm – 2:10pm: The Economics of Multifamily: Understanding The Bigger Picture


Chris Bruen

National Multifamily Housing Council

Assistant Director of Research

Chris Bruen is Assistant Director of

Jay Lybik

Marcus & Millichap

Vice President of IPA Research Service

Jay Lybik serves as

2:25pm – 2:50pm: Conversation with DART and The City of Dallas About The Economic Impact Of Transit Oriented Development and Housing Policy


Paris Rutherford

Catalyst Urban Development


Paris Rutherford is Principal of Catalyst Urban Development, a

Director, Economic Development

Mr. Wierzenski has worked for Dallas

Robin Bentley

City of Dallas

Assistant Director of Economic Development

Bio to follow.

2:50pm – 3:40pm: Looking Beyond The Amenities Arms Race: Attracting and Retaining Tenants


Garin Hamburger


Senior Director, National Property Marketing

As the Senior Director of

Andrew Bowen


Industry Principal

Andrew Bowen serves as an Industry Principal for

Laurie Baker

Camden Property Trust

Senior Vice President Fund and Asset Management

Laurie Baker is Senior

Hugh Cobb

Alpha – Barnes Real Estate Services


Hugh A. Cobb is a Principal and Owner of

Ian Mattingly

LumaCorp, Inc


Ian Mattingly, CPM® is President of LumaCorp Inc., a

3:55pm – 4:45pm: Chasing and Financing Deals In Multifamily


Jon Krebbs

The Multifamily Group

Managing Partner

Jon is a Managing Partner with The Multifamily

James Eng

Old Capital Lending

Senior Director

James Eng serves as a Senior Director for

John Darrow

Red Capital Group

Director, Small Balance Loan Originations

Bio to follow

John Sloot

Hunt Real Estate Capital

Vice President

John Sloot is a Vice President for Hunt

Larry Perry

Parkview Financial

Vice President Loan Originations

Bio to follow.

4:45pm – 5:35pm: Market Outlook & Development Round-Up: The Four Metros


Vice President and Dallas Multifamily Practice Leader

Aimee Morgan is

Mark Drumm

GroundFloor Development

Managing Director

Mr. Drumm is Managing Director of GroundFloor North

Senior Vice President, Central Region Development Partner

Miller began his

Randy Primrose

Magnolia Property Company

President & CEO

Randy founded Magnolia in August 2011. Previously,

Richard Ashton

Liberty Multifamily

Managing Director

Richard Ashton is Managing Director of Liberty Multifamily,

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:00pm – 1:30pm:


1:30pm – 1:35pm:

Opening Remarks

1:35pm - 2:15pm:

Slicing A Piece of The Pie In A Crowded Debt Market

In recent years, the debt market has undergone a radical transformation and become increasingly competitive with the addition of new players such as debt funds, bridge lenders, private equity, and developers to the market. How has increased competition affected the market overall? What challenges and obstacles are lenders facing in this new market? What kind of deals are getting done and why? Where is the sweet spot- bridge, mezzanine, refinancing, or construction?

2:15pm - 2:35pm:

Special Presentation - Art of The Deal: Financing The $1 Billion Dollar Mega Deals

Join us for a special case study presentation highlighting some of the biggest deals in commercial real estate today. Learn how these deals were financed from the industry leaders responsible for making them happen.

2:35pm – 2:45pm:

Networking Break

2:45pm - 3:25pm:

The Money Keeps Rolling In: Opportunistic Investing and Gauging Risk & Return

As real estate outperforms other sectors of the economy, capital continues to flow into the market at an unprecedented rate. However, the result has been a scarcity of development opportunities, making it difficult to find value and place capital. Moreover, investors have become more willing to take higher risks in the pursuit of greater returns. Learn where capital is currently being placed, how to find opportunistic investment opportunities, and when to gauge risk and return in today’s market.

3:25pm - 4:05pm:

Old Hat, New Tricks: The Re-Emergence of CMBS, CLO’s, and Other Debt Instruments

After the financial crisis in 2007, many of the industry’s most popular debt financing tools like CMBS financing and CLO’s fell out favor. Previously hampered by government regulations and public scrutiny, the current market is now seeing a re-emergence in the use of CMBS and CLO’s to finance deals. Examine the pros and cons, and how these debt instruments compare with competitors like Freddie and Fannie.

4:05pm – 4:15pm:

Networking Break

4:15pm - 4:55pm:

Not The Usual Suspects: New Players And Game-Changers In Foreign Investment

With recent reports that China is no longer the biggest buyer of US based assets and is, now, in fact, the biggest seller. There has been a major shift in foreign investment. The entrance of new players has become a real gamer-changer in the current market. Join us as we track sources of foreign capital and identify where that capital is being invested-asset classes, property types, etc.

4:55pm - 5:35pm:

The Agents of Change Transforming The Real Estate Industry- Innovation, Disruption, and Technology

The real estate industry has long had a reputation as being slow to adopt change and embrace technology. That is clearly no longer the case as innovation now dominates nearly every aspect of the industry. Today the industry has been redefined by a growing list of bold new concepts including: coworking, blockchain, fintech, crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, and cutting-edge real estate technology. Discover how new technologies and innovative platforms are being adopted by the industry. What is driving investment in the sector? Who are the active investors?

5:35pm – 6:35pm:

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