August 23, 2018


W Dallas - Victory


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Deep In The Heart Of Texas Multifamily
Bigger And Better In Texas

Fueled by strong job growth and low employment, multifamily remains one of the best performing sectors in the nation. Nowhere is this more evident than the state of Texas which boasts three of the biggest multifamily markets in the nation- Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Connect Texas Multifamily shines the spotlight on multifamily from a statewide perspective while addressing the important macro-economic issues and trends impacting the industry. Discover why the most active players and stakeholders are focused on this red-hot multifamily market.

Connect Texas Multifamily

Thursday, August 23, 2018

W Dallas – Victory


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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

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

John Sloot

Hunt Mortgage Group

Vice President

John Sloot is a Vice President for Hunt

Jon Krebbs

The Multifamily Group

Managing Partner

Jon is a Managing Partner with The Multifamily

1:35pm – 2:20pm – Boroughs on Fire: The Development Boom Outside Manhattan


Mark Mako



Mark is a Partner with PIB Law and focuses

Daren W. Hornig

Hornig Capital Partners

Managing Partner

Daren is the Managing Partner of HCP and

Eran Polack

HAP Investments

CEO-NY & Co-Founder

Eran Polack is CEO and Co-Founder of

Lauren Wolf

New York City Economic Development Corporation

Vice President

Lauren Wolf is a Vice President in the

Will Oehler

Chase Commercial Term Lending

Regional Sales Manager

Since 1999, Will Oehler has originated commercial

2:20pm – 2:35pm: Special Presentation on New Tax Laws

Marc Wieder

Anchin, Block & Anchin

CPA – Partner

Marc Wieder, CPA, is an accounting and

2:45pm – 3:30pm – Reinventing The Modern Office


Philip Russo

MetaProp NYC

Founding Partner, MetaProp Advisors

A 16-year veteran of commercial real


Francesca L., co-founder, and CEO of hOM. Nominated for

Lee Hoffman

Heat Watch


Lee Hoffman is the Co-Founder and CTO of Heat

Rachel Robinson

Ted Moudis Associates

LEED AP, Senior Associate, 
Design Director

As Design Director, Rachel

Tamar Moy

Newmark Knight Frank

Senior Managing Director

Professional Background Director of Newmark Knight Frank Workplace

3:30pm – 4:15pm – East vs West: A Seismic Shift in Manhattan


James Wacht

Lee & Associates


James Wacht is the President of Lee & Associates’

Andrew Stein

Vicus Partners

Founding Principal

Andrew Stein is the co-founder of Vicus Partners,

Duncan McCuaig

Brookfield Properties

Senior Vice President, Leasing

Duncan McCuaig is Senior Vice President

Fred Cerullo

Grand Central Partnership


Fred Cerullo is President/CEO of the Grand Central Partnership

Stephen Winter

Related Companies

Senior Vice President

Stephen Winter is a Senior Vice President

4:30pm – 5:15pm – Tipping Point or Boiling Point: Gauging the Market


Arthur J. Mirante, II

Avison Young

Principal and Tri-State President

Arthur J. Mirante II joined Avison

Doug Faron

CIM Group

Vice President, Investments

Doug Faron is a Vice President on

Laura Y. Rapaport

L&L Holding Company

Managing Director

Laura Yablon Rapaport is a Managing Director at

Melissa Burch


Executive General Manager

Melissa Burch serves as Executive General Manager

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

12:00pm – 12:30pm:

Registration and Lunch

12:30pm – 12:35pm:

Opening Remarks

12:35pm - 1:25pm:

Investing In Multifamily: The Great Class Divide

In recent years, there has been a significant shift in where investors are allocating capital in multifamily. As the market for Class A apartments has become increasingly more competitive, many investors have turned their focus to often overlooked Class B and Class C assets in the pursuit of higher returns. Today investors are looking beyond the major metropolitan areas that previously dominated Texas multifamily in favor of smaller cities and towns. Hear the most active investors discuss what factors are influencing their investment strategies.

1:30pm – 2:15pm:

Looking Beyond The Amenities Arms Race: Attracting and Retaining Tenants

Attracting and retaining tenants remains the top priority in multifamily. Today the pursuit of tenants has resulted in an unprecedented proliferation in the number of amenities and services being offered. Some have begun to question where this “amenities arms race” is headed and how truly sustainable it is. Shifting demographics (millennials and empty nesters) continue to play a major role in determining what tenants want and need. Leading experts talk candidly about the role customer experience, cutting-edge technology, and design trends play in determining where renters choose to live and stay.

2:15pm – 2:35pm:

Networking Break

2:35pm – 2:50pm:

Special Presentation

2:50pm – 3:35pm

Affordable Housing: Dire Need, Little Progress

Affordability continues to be a top concern for the housing industry. Despite the growing need, very little progress has been made, and affordable housing in Texas continues to face strong community and legislative opposition. Learn from industry leaders about the current state of affordable housing, overcoming roadblocks, and what is being done to develop and finance more affordable product.

3:35pm – 3:45pm:

Networking Break

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Market Outlook & Development Round-Up: Dallas, Houston, Austin, and The State of Texas

The major markets in Texas are primed for growth in 2018 despite rising costs and high inventory levels. Top developers and major stakeholders shine the spotlight on regional markets. What’s next in the pipeline. Is current rate of growth and expansion sustainable? What’s next in the pipeline? Where are the next big opportunities?

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Chasing and Financing Deals In Multifamily

While the multifamily market remains strong, the number of deals has dropped significantly from previous highs. Given the current climate, financiers and dealmakers have become increasingly more creative and resourceful in their pursuit of deals. What are the hindrances and obstacles in financing multifamily today? How has the tightening of credit impacted the industry? Is the perception of oversupply in some markets an obstacle to getting deals financed? What types of deals are attractive today and why? Learn what it takes to get deals done in today’s market.

5:15pm – 6:30pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

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Networking Break


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Connect Texas Multifamily 2018

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