2nd Annual Bank & Financial Institutions Special Asset Executive Conference on Real Estate Workouts (Midwest) - October 9-10, 2012 - Chicago, IL
  Gold Sponsor(s)
The team at Guardian helps financial institutions, special asset managers, and individual investors maximize their results, all within an environment of efficiency and convenience. Through our deep experience and state-of-the-art technology, Guardian brings clarity to complex investment banking and real estate markets. With Guardian, clients benefit from our investment banking expertise and specialized, on-the-ground national market knowledge across real estate-related transactions of all types and sizes. Bringing world-class expertise to each local market, Guardian provides more effective, custom solutions to each property, loan sale, REO, and investment banking transaction. Guardian clients gain access to: -Expertise in complex capital markets transactions -National coverage across primary and secondary markets -On-the-ground market knowledge and expertise -State-of-the-art real estate technology platforms -Solutions-minded management and advisory values -Experience across financings, dispositions and management of assets and portfolios from $1 million to $1 billion

  Bronze Sponsor(s)
Atalaya Capital Management LP (“Atalaya”) is a special opportunities alternative investment manager started in 2006. Atalaya currently manages three investment funds and several managed accounts. The firm is based in New York City with a staff of 19 people including 12 investment professionals. Atalaya closed its fourth investment fund, Atalaya Special Opportunities Fund IV, in July 2011 with $500 million of capital commitments predominately from endowment and foundation investors. Atalaya’s primary strategies include: (i) opportunistic acquisition of various illiquid credit assets generally from banks, the FDIC and other financial institutions and (ii) investment in select primary credit opportunities in small and middle market companies, real estate assets or other financial assets.


Brock & Scott, PLLC, has extensive experience serving the financial sector and has been a mainstay in the southeast for thirteen years. The Firm has its origins in the practice of real estate law and grew responsibly from that start into a comprehensive default service firm. This was accomplished by employing the latest technology and systems, and by a commitment to highly personal customer service. This level of personal communication is the hallmark of our firm’s long-term client relationships. With our roots in real estate and our experience in default, we know the processes inside and out. All aspects of your file are handled in-house by employees of the firm to ensure high quality work. To honor our commitment to client service, we have active offices across the states we serve, all fully staffed with experienced attorneys and support staff. Services include Judicial and Non-judicial Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Eviction, REO, Title Curative, Litigation, Collection and Closing Services in the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee.



With over 220 attorneys in Chicago, New York, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, Chapman and Cutler LLP represents market participants in all aspects of financial transactions, including troubled and defaulted loans. Chapman’s Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Workout lawyers focus on helping creditors with distressed credit facilities in and out of bankruptcy and related adversary proceedings. Firm attorneys practicing in these areas have extensive experience defending clients in litigation brought by debtors, or other bankruptcy estate representatives, in connection with insolvency proceedings. Chapman represents creditors in litigation, bankruptcies, and workouts.


SMS Financial, LLC (“SMS”) is a privately held company focusing on the acquisition, servicing and recovery of non-performing commercial loans. Over the past 19 years, SMS has acquired and serviced thousands of loans across all asset classes. We offer the highest level of integrity and pride ourselves on the ability to successfully underwrite and close any transaction in an expedited manner. Since our inception, SMS has acquired and serviced loans from our nation’s leading financial institutions and government agencies such as the FDIC, the RTC and the SBA. Currently serving as a joint venture partner with the FDIC, SMS has been tasked with the recovery of judgments, deficiencies and charge-off’s from failed U.S. financial institutions.


Edwards Wildman lawyers are known internationally for their work in private equity, venture capital, corporate and finance transactions, complex litigation, insurance and reinsurance and intellectual property. Our clients know us as their trusted legal and business adviser—providing the strategic, collaborative and client-focused counsel that helps protect and advance their business goals. Creative yet pragmatic, we bring deep industry knowledge and take the time to develop an intimate understanding of our clients’ businesses, to help them effectively navigate risk, regulatory issues and the diverse challenges of a competitive marketplace—in the boardroom or the courtroom. With more than a century of experience, working with Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 clients and start-up companies alike, throughout a range of industries and across three continents, we are a forceful advocate for our clients’ businesses.


Foresite Realty Partners, Foresite Realty Management plus its family of affiliated companies as well as its investment/acquisitions arm, Foresite Investment Holdings, has been together for almost 8 years of full-service commercial and multi-family residential real estate expertise with the following property types: office, retail, industrial, multi-family residential, hospitality, condominiums, student housing, self-storage, medical office, parking garage, recreational properties, senior housing/hospitals, gas stations, manufactured housing and vacant land. The senior management of Foresite has experience levels of over 40 years which includes the disciplines of court appointed receiverships (federal and state), asset/property management, investment (acquisition/disposition), brokerage (leasing-both landlord and tenant rep), development, construction management and finance in over 2/3 of the eastern U.S. The growth of Foresite from 3 employees to 145 in under 5 years combined with relationships of over 140+ lenders, banks, creditors, owners (borrowers), life companies, private equity firms, mezzanine lenders with a focus (CMBS) special servicer’s has made Foresite one of the top firms throughout the U.S. in court appointed receiverships.


Garnet Capital Advisors is a financial-services company specializing in managing loan portfolio sales and providing valuation services to banks and other credit grantors. Garnet was founded by Lou DiPalma, Sean McVity, and Robin Ishmael – industry leaders who began their loan sale careers together in the early 1990s. The firm has grown over the years by applying their expertise and client-centered focus to help clients achieve their goals. Garnet Capital Advisors provides career-length expertise and intensive, cradle-to-grave advisory services across the full range of asset types and performance categories.


Ginsberg Jacobs LLC is an innovative partnership of experienced attorneys specializing in Real Estate, Finance, Corporate, Federal Tax, Tax Credits and Litigation related to those practice areas. We offer an alternative to large and mid-size law firms, which require expensive infrastructures to support their layered, multi-department practices - causing inefficiencies in legal costs and professional services. Ginsberg Jacobs' Finance Practice Group provides a full range of finance-related services for financial institutions, finance companies, publicly traded corporations, hedge funds, equity sponsors and developers.


Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC, a unit of Hilco Trading, is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois (USA). Hilco Real Estate Auctions, LLC (www.hilcoreal.com ) is a national provider of real estate auction services combining high-touch, open-outcry auctions with technologically-advanced online auctions, and added extraordinary customization providing buyers and sellers with unmatched expertise along with efficiently-managed and completely transparent sale methodologies for conducting real estate transactions.


Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 18 U.S. offices as well as Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Mexico City. Among the nation’s largest law firms, we provide efficient and responsive legal representation in areas including Real Estate and Financial Services. Holland & Knight also perennially ranks among BTI Consulting Group's top-performing law firms in the area of client service. Our Real Estate practice is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm and our lawyers are well versed in a wide range of matters related to the investment or ownership in real property including the acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing of a wide range of real estate assets. Our Financial Services Team is comprised of innovative strategists, experienced litigators and transactional attorneys with practical experience who understand how our clients’ businesses work, and are intimately familiar with industry regulations.


Founded over 40 years ago, Hostmark Hospitality Group is one of the largest independent hotel management companies in the country. Currently the company is managing 47 hotels with over 8,900 rooms throughout the United States. In addition to corporate headquarters near Chicago O’Hare Airport, Hostmark also maintains regional offices in Denver, Colorado, Miami, Florida and Cairo, Egypt. The company’s portfolio is composed of a diverse collection of branded and unbranded, large and small, and investor-owned and lender-owned properties. Over the years, the company has managed over 350 hotels in total and has assisted hotel lenders in over 100 workouts, restructurings, bankruptcies and receiverships. Hostmark is unique among management companies in that its corporate staff includes senior expertise in all of the hotel operating disciplines with experienced executives overseeing rooms, food & beverage, human resources, engineering & technical services, sales, marketing, revenue management, information technology and accounting functions both at the corporate level and in the field.


Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Our focused expertise allows us to master the industries we serve, and our results-oriented approach to practicing law is a beacon for business owners in search of intelligent counsel that aligns with their business goals. Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is a full-service law firm that provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. With more than 125 attorneys, the firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak), Illinois (Chicago and Peoria) and Las Vegas, Nevada. Our major areas of practice include: business and corporate law; commercial litigation; construction law; creditors’ rights; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning, probate and trust administration; intellectual property; international; labor, employment and immigration; real estate; securities; and tax. Our focused expertise allows us to master the industries we serve including, automotive; energy and utilities; financial services; and gaming.


Illinois Receiver


Janus Hotels & Resorts is an expert Receiver and Hotel Management Company. Over the last 30 years, Janus has served as a Bonded Court Appointed Hotel Receiver for over 60 assets at the request of some of the country’s largest lending institutions and servicers, such as LNR, UBS, PNC, Midland and CW Capital. We’re proud to be ranked among the largest independently owned, third party hotel management companies in the country with over 40 hotels and 8,000 guest rooms representing all major brands as well as independents. We have extensive experience and expertise dealing with hotels, apartments, condominiums, condo conversions, country clubs, commercial offices, warehouses, campgrounds and retail. Janus understands the importance of the preservation of an asset when appointed as Receiver. Our primary goal is to increase revenues through innovative marketing programs and maximizing Net Operating Incomes utilizing proven cost controls and providing unparalleled customer service. For more information, contact Michael Nanosky, President & CEO at 561.239.3728 or mnanosky@janushotels.com and visit our website at www.janushotels.com


Kinzie Real Estate Group is a fully integrated real estate service provider, based in Chicago, IL, serving the needs of clients in Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana, and in various other regions of the country. Our mission is to consistently provide the highest level of personalized service, while developing long-term, meaningful client relationships. Unique from other service providers, we offer a wide-range of services in-house, through our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals, including: -Receivership - Asset management and Disposition Planning -Residential and Commercial Brokerage -Property Management -Construction Management, -and Development Services. Our goal is to consistently offer superior, hands-on service and develop unique, creative solutions, by performing efficient due diligence and identifying ways that we can cost-effectively add value to maximize returns for our clients.


MarkNet Alliance combines the top auction industry expertise with cutting edge technological solutions to create a comprehensive one-stop auction platform for bidders and sellers alike. MarkNet offers revolutionary software that is entirely unique in the industry, and a cooperative network that consolidates auctions from around the globe. Added to this is leadership comprised of industry pioneers dedicated to the success of member companies and sellers. MarkNet Alliance members includes: nine National Auctioneer Association presidents, numerous NAA Board of Directors and Education Institute Trustees.


Moglia Advisors is a national diversified advisory and management firm that offers cutting-edge financial and operational services to the real estate industry. Since 1988, Moglia Advisors has been helping real estate operators, investors, and lenders maximize values and returns and recoveries from real estate properties. Also, Alex Moglia, president and founder, is a licensed real estate managing broker. With over 140 years of combined experience and a multi-faceted skill set, we provide personalized guidance to the real estate industry in the areas of financial and operational improvement, special situations M & A services, insolvency services and trustee/receiver services. We deliver pragmatic insight and steady leadership in constantly changing environments. For more information, please contact Alex Moglia at 847-884-8282 or amoglia@mogliaadvisors.com and visit our website at www.mogliaadvisors.com


NAI Global is the premier network of independent commercial real estate firms and one of the largest commercial real estate service providers worldwide. Our global management team helps clients strategically optimize their real estate assets. NAI comprises more than 350 offices in 55 countries with more than 5,000 professionals who complete more than $45 billion in transactions annually. We also manage over 300 million square feet of commercial space. NAI's Special Asset Solutions team leverages the organization's expertise across the full spectrum of commercial real estate services including but not limited to asset management, property management, leasing, valuation and disposition to provide clients with easy access to all of the services an asset is likely to require throughout the ownership cycle. Our team works with companies of all sizes, from local, community and regional banks to the nation's largest financial institutions and special servicers, to identify, preserve and recover value in their underperforming assets. Service Highlights Include: National Receivership Services of Court Approved Receivers; National Scale Property Management Including Emergency Response; Valuation Services; Property Sales/Leasing; Auction; Loan Sales; Restructuring. Realize the NAI Advantage: A Highly Experienced Leadership Team; Global Delivery Platform; Institutional Strength; Extensive Local Market Knowledge; Expansive Due Diligence Capability; Integrated Team of Strategic Partners; Process-Driven Communication and Reporting; Rapid Deployment and Complete Confidentiality. 92% of every square foot of commercial retail, office and industrial space in the United States is within 50 miles of an NAI office. Let us connect you! For more information please call Rhyne Brown, EVP, Client Development at 212.405.2486 or rbrown@naiglobal.com.


Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Operating from more than 300 offices on five continents, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank serves the property needs of tenants, owners, investors and developers worldwide. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank provides a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to owners and users of real estate on a local, regional and national level. With services including leasing advisory, global corporate services, investment sales and financial services, property and facilities management, program and project management, consulting, and appraisal and valuation services, we offer comprehensive real estate solutions supporting the business objectives of our clients.


O'Keefe & Associates is a transactional financial consulting firm specializing in strategic advisory services, debt restructuring, corporate finance, business valuations, litigation support, creditor and bankruptcy services, forensic accounting, receiverships, investment banking, public sector and due diligence on strategic transactions. We offer service to clients experiencing non-recurring or life events...events that are significant to their growth or survival. We provide management a resource not typically found within an organization's structure but one that is required to address an immediate concern. We are creative, highly specialized, experienced and motivated to achieve the best possible results for our clients by applying our financial skills to develop balanced strategic solutions. Established in 2001, O'Keefe & Associates is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with offices in Grand Rapids, Atlanta and Chicago. For more information, visit www.okeefeandassociates.com or call (248) 593-4810.


Polsinelli Shughart is a well recognized leader in the areas of commercial litigation, financial services, real estate and real estate finance, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, and bankruptcy litigation, construction and construction litigation, and life sciences and health care law. The 115-plus lawyers in Polsinelli’s Real Estate & Financial Services Department represent developers, lenders, investors, and master and special servicers in all aspects of real estate development, ownership and management, equity and debt financing, loan and other portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, as well as workouts, restructurings, loan enforcement, and bankruptcy. The firm's Real Estate Finance group has documented and closed more than 2,000 commercial mortgage, mezzanine, and preferred equity financings, $20 billion principal amount, covering all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Its Distressed Assets & Special Servicing practice group is handling workout, bankruptcy, and loan enforcement matters for senior and mezzanine lenders and special servicers, including receiverships and UCC sales of equity interests, throughout the U.S.


  Cocktail Reception Sponsor
The team at Guardian helps financial institutions, special asset managers, and individual investors maximize their results, all within an environment of efficiency and convenience. Through our deep experience and state-of-the-art technology, Guardian brings clarity to complex investment banking and real estate markets. With Guardian, clients benefit from our investment banking expertise and specialized, on-the-ground national market knowledge across real estate-related transactions of all types and sizes. Bringing world-class expertise to each local market, Guardian provides more effective, custom solutions to each property, loan sale, REO, and investment banking transaction. Guardian clients gain access to: -Expertise in complex capital markets transactions -National coverage across primary and secondary markets -On-the-ground market knowledge and expertise -State-of-the-art real estate technology platforms -Solutions-minded management and advisory values -Experience across financings, dispositions and management of assets and portfolios from $1 million to $1 billion

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Every day, American Banker leads a high-level conversation with the banking industry via the website, daily newspaper, eNewsletters, and iPad app. When senior-level banking executives and policy makers speak, they speak to our reporters - not only because they value and respect our cutting-edge reporting and analysis, but because they value our audience. Industry strategists and decision-makers choose American Banker as a forum for their thoughts, ideas, and concerns. www.americanbanker.com


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DailyDAC - Deal Acquisition Central - provides subscribers with access to databases containing information about private companies that are for sale, selling select assets, looking for an equity partner, and/or seeking debt financing. DailyDAC's Opportunistic Deal Database focuses on deals involving companies in financial distress or have other reasons necessitating urgency. DailyDAC's Mature Deal Database, powered by CapTarget, a leading source of buy/sell side and investor prospect research, focuses on companies with positive EBITDA and which our staff believe will be of particular interest to the private equity community. DailyDAC's goal is to spoon feed active investors with the most comprehensive lower middle market deal flow they would otherwise not be aware of.


Institutionalassetmanager is a news and information and fund data service for institutional investors and institutional asset managers focusing on the traditional asset management sector worldwide. Institutionalassetmanager offers a daily newsletter service and a full web site. Click here to access www.institutionalassetmanager.com


Founded in 1987, Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI) is an information company focused on providing institutional real estate investors with decision-making tools through its publications, conferences and consulting. IREI provides real estate investment fiduciaries with information and insights on the people, issues, ideas and events driving the global real estate investment marketplace. The firm publishes a number of special reports and directories, as well as eight regular news publications. The firm's flagship publication, The Institutional Real Estate Letter - North America, has covered the industry for more than 20 years.


Institutional Real Estate Newsline (IREN) provides a digest of original breaking news items as well as summaries of the previous week's top news stories to the most successful Investment Advisers, Developers, Brokers, Investment Banks, REITs, REOCs and Consultants in the industry. Subscribers also benefit from IREN's news flashes that announce breaking news on searches, commitments, new hires and more. For a free one-month trial subscription, go to www.irei.com/irentrial.html.


The Journal of Alternative Investments (JAI) provides you with cutting-edge research and expert analysis on managing investments in hedge funds, private equity, distressed debt, commodities and futures, energy, funds of funds, and other nontraditional assets. JAI is the official publication of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA®). JAI is read by hedge fund managers, portfolio managers, academics, and senior investment officials at corporations and financial institutions.


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The Institutional Real Estate Letter - North America is a monthly publication covering the $4.8 trillion institutional real estate market. Written for the plan sponsor community, The Letter - North America gives pension fund advisers, consultants and others serving this industry inside information on investment patterns, trends and strategies. For a free two-month trial subscription, go to http://www.irei.com/tireltrial.html or call 925-244-0500 and ask for client services.


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