October 23, 2019


New York


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Activity Amid an Uncertain Environment

Commercial real estate investment activity in 2019 was yet another robust year, and recent studies have revealed capital commitments to US CRE will not only continue, but they will increase over the next 18 months.

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 the current cycle.

Connect National Investment & Finance

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Location: New York


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2018 Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Brian Hanson

CWCapital Asset Management

Managing Director, Client Management

Brian Hanson joined CWCapital in February

Chief Operating Officer

Carrington most recently served as Managing Partner

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, a

David Fisher

Integra Ledger

Founder & CEO

David Fisher is the founder and CEO

David K. Kadin

TH Real Estate

Managing Director

Bio to Follow.

Doug Faron

CIM Group

Vice President, Investments

Doug Faron is a Vice President on

Eric Anton

Marcus & Millichap

Senior Managing Director

Mr. Anton is a Senior Managing Director

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

Jacky He

DMG Investments LLC


Jacky is a growing entrepreneur and has diverse experience

Jerry Tang


Executive Director, Head of CMBS Securitization

Jerry Tang is an

Jon Strain

Juniper Capital

Managing Partner

Jon Strain joined Juniper Capital from Goldman Sachs

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

Lew Feldman

KBS Direct


Over the past 35 years, Mr. Feldman has helped

Margarette Lee

Youngwoo & Associates


Margarette Lee is a Principal and serves as senior

Marious Sjulsen


Co-Founder & Head of Real Estate

Marious leads the real

Mark Fisher

CBRE Capital Markets

Senior Vice President

Mark Fisher is a Senior Vice President

Michael Schneider

Hunt Real Estate Capital

Director, Transaction Counsel

Mike provides legal advice in connection with

Nicholas Hecker

Oz Real Estate

Senior Principal and Chief Investment Officer

Nicholas Hecker is a

Paul Massey

B6 Real Estate Advisors

Founding Partner, CEO

Paul Massey was born in Boston, Massachusetts

Poonam Mathis



After nearly 15 years in real estate development and

Rob Bernstein

Mag Mile Capital

EVP Capital Markets and Originations

Based in New York, Rob

Robert M. White

Real Capital Analytics


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

Sara Queen


Head of Operations and Asset Management, US

Sara Queen joined

Tal Peri

Union Investment Real Estate

Head of US East Coast & Latin America

Tal Peri

Todd Lippiatt


Founder and CEO

Todd Lippiatt is Founder and CEO of

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 | Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Murphy is Managing Director

1:00pm – 1:20pm: Special Presentation: What’s Next!? What’s Happening in Washington and Sacramento and What It Means for Your Business


Jeff DeBoer

The Real Estate Roundtable

President & CEO

Jeff DeBoer has been at the forefront

Holly Neber

AEI Consultants


As CEO, Holly guides AEI’s culture and strategic plan.

1:20pm – 2:00pm: Buy, Build, Sell, or Hold: Investment & Development Insights


Marc Renard

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Vice Chairman

Marc D. Renard is Executive Vice Chairman

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Bio to Follow

Jonathan Epstein

GreenOak Real Estate

Partner & Head of West Coast

Jonathan Epstein is a

Chris Rising

Rising Realty Partners


Christopher Rising manages the day-to-day business activities of Rising,

Russ Allegrette

Ocean West


Former President of Maguire Investments: responsible for the oversight

2:15pm – 3:05pm: Industry Leaders: A View from the Top


Regional President, Brokerage Southern California
President, SIOR Global

Robert G.

Barry S. Altshuler

Equity Residential

Executive Vice President - Investments

Barry S. Altshuler has been

Dirk Aulabaugh

Green Street Advisors

Managing Director, Advisory & Consulting

Dirk Aulabaugh is part of

Hessam Nadji

Marcus & Millichap

President and Chief Executive Officer

Hessam Nadji is president and

Co-Founder & CEO

Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of

Shawn Mobley

Cushman & Wakefield

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

As Chief Executive Officer, Americas, Shawn

3:20pm – 3:50pm: Opportunity Zones: Rock, Paper, Scissors.


Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


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

Managing Director, Investments

Dan is a Managing Director on the

Erik C. Loomis

Cox Castle Nicholson


Erik C. Loomis is a tax partner in Cox

VP Portfolio Oversight

Mr. Bjorkman leads Portfolio Oversight for CIM's

3:50pm – 4:30pm: Can you Close?


James Han

Greenberg Glusker


James Han is a partner in the Greenberg Glusker

Geoff Arrobio

Walker & Dunlop

Senior Vice President | Capital Markets

Geoffrey Arrobio, senior vice

Jason Baker


Managing Director, Construction Real Estate

As Managing Director of CapitalSource’s

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Aussef is Chief Operating Officer of

Kevin Shannon

Newmark Knight Frank

Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets

Kevin A. Shannon joined Newmark

4:30pm – 5:10pm: Los Angeles in Focus


Cody Cannon

Colliers International

Executive Managing Director

As executive managing director for Colliers International’s

Vice Chairman

Barbara Perrier has been with CBRE for 30

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets

Dana is a Senior Vice

Parker Jones

John Hancock Real Estate

Director of Leasing West Coast

Bio to Follow

Lee Harris

Greystone & Co., Inc


Lee Harris is a Director with Greystone & Co.

Liane Takano

Related California Affordable

Director, Southern California Operations

As Director of Southern California Operations

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

11:45pm - 12:10pm:

Networking & Registration

12:15pm - 1:00pm:


1:00pm - 1:25pm:

Opening Keynote Address

1:25pm - 2:10pm:

Capital Markets Across the US: Where is the money flowing?

Industry experts will address real estate investing across the county. Highlights will include current market trends and future predictions, specific sectors and risk vs. rewards, diversifying across property types, pricing demands in a late cycle, new opportunities in a turbulent market, and more.

2:10pm – 2:25pm:

Networking Break

2:25pm - 3:10pm:

To REIT or not to REIT: Traded vs. Non-Traded

Highlights of this session will include attractive investment vehicles, demand drivers, maneuvering market volatility, liquidity and transparency, increasing M&A activity and whether the market has peaked, exit strategies and more.

3:10pm - 3:55pm:

CRE CLO vs. CMBS: Searching for Yield in Structured Finance

Real estate financial experts will provide insight into structured finance such as what the end-borrower needs to know, reporting and standardization, who is investing and why, tax differences and transaction structures, and unique structuring according to the lenders’ needs.

3:55pm – 4:10pm:

Networking Break

4:10pm – 4:55pm:

The (Re)Developer’s Perspective: Investment Opportunities

Prominent and active developers will discuss and identify timely topics including true value-add opportunities, upgrading existing buildings as an alternative capital source, opportune developments that offer stabilized cash flow, acquisitions, and valuations.

4:55pm – 5:30pm:

Closing Keynote / Case Study Presentation

5:30pm - 6:30pm:

Closing Cocktail Reception

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