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10:29 PM
Registration… Breakfast Courtesy of

10:29 PM
Opening Remarks by IMN & Conference Chair:

Bruce Stachenfeld

Managing Partner
Duval & Stachenfeld
10:29 PM
Economist Keynote: In Light of the Changes in the Market are Inflation Expectations too High?

Peter Linneman

Principal
Linneman Associates
9:05 AM
State of the Fund & Real Estate Industry
• Impact of SEC filings & other new regulations • Fund-of-funds, consultants and LPs • The GSE’s: Anything new? • What is the downside? • Pending debt maturities • Do you expect a round of consolidation? • Working with small funds • E-commerce impact • The rise of the secondary market • International $$ coming into the US • Impact of rising cap rates • Are you expanding into debt? • International investments • Return expectations

Robert Ivanhoe

Chairman, Global Real Estate Practice
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Adam Brooks

MD, Real Estate Investments
AllianceBernstein

Randy Zisler

Chief Investment Officer
Encore Enterprises

Leslie Wohlman Himmel

Partner
Himmel + Meringoff Properties

Robert Dombi

Partner
Landmark Partners

Leonard Klehr

Vice Chairman
Lubert-Adler Partners, LP

Joseph Sitt

President
Thor Equities, LLC
10:05 AM
Refreshments Courtesy of

10:29 PM
The Large Fund Panel… What are the Risks that you are Taking in this so Called Growth Environment?
• The slope of the yield curve and what it means for CRE • Which sectors are over-heated? • Global vs. secondary cities? • Are there enough deals for all the capital available? • Construction • New asset types you are considering • How are you playing the rolling recovery… What are you rolling into? Rolling out of? • Buying from the government • Residential… Is there still value? • Taking advantage of the US energy sector

Marc Davidson

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
AEW Capital Management, L.P.

Reid Liffmann

Managing Director
Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Tom Shapiro

President & CIO
GTIS Partners

Todd Bassen

Director-Acquisitions
Invesco

Justin Guichard

Managing Director
Oaktree Capital Management

Matt Gross

Principal
Walton Street Capital, LLC
10:29 PM
Where Should you be… Reassessing Core vs. Value-Added vs. Opportunistic Investing for 2015
• The changing picture of risk/return for different styles • Comparing leverage levels • Looking at oxymorons… core development, core secondary markets • Current risk/return objectives • Future performance predictions • Definining core +

David Kessler

Managing Partner, Real Estate Group
CohnReznick LLP

Michael Happel

Managing Director
American Realty Capital

Josh Cleveland

Partner
StepStone Group LP

Paul Vosper

COO and Co-Head-Real Estate
Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners

Robert Gray

Managing Partner
TerraCap Management

Bahram Motamedian

Managing Director
USAA Real Estate Company
10:29 PM
Luncheon Courtesy of

Please Choose "A, B or C"
10:29 PM
Fundraising… Are the Headwinds Easing a Bit?
• Fundraising for non-commingled funds… Has it continued to rise? • Syndication vs. fundraising • Being successful with a dual fundraise • Success of funds expanding their strategy from their last mandate • How long can you expect to be in fundraising mode? • First time fundraising environment • Sector specific vs. more general funds • Think different… How important is it in an investment strategy?

Michael Glazer

Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP

Michael Happel

Managing Director
American Realty Capital

Rayenne Chen

Principal, Director of Investor Relations
Exeter Property Group

Frank Wuest

Division President
Forest City Enterprises

Ronald Dickerman

President & Founder
Madison International Realty

Alan Pardee

Managing Partner
Mercury Capital Advisors
10:29 PM
Fund-Fund Joint Ventures
• Tax-efficient structuring • Choosing the form of entity • Joint ventures with non-US partners • Control issues, dispute resolution and the decision making process • Capital contributions if additional capital is needed • Exiting fund investments

Dennis Russo

Chair of New York Real Estate
BakerHostetler

Gregg Bloomberg

Partner
CohnReznick LLP

Michael Gallerstein

Principal
Equity Resource Investments

Jason Maxwell

General Counsel
Hines Advisors Limited Partnership

Charles Harrison

President
REIT Funding, LLC

John Balboni

Partner
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
10:29 PM
Industry Consolidation & Take Private Deals: What is Happening that is Not in the Headlines?
• What is triggering the consolidation? • Cost of expanding internally vs. externally vs. other options • Multiple parties buying one • Looking at international partners • Are large sponsors looking to reduce their number of advisors? • Unintended consequences to be aware of • Sale to REITs • Acquiring a joint venture partner’s interest

Joseph Smith

Partner
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Caroline McBride

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Forum Partners Investment Management LLC

Tyler Morse

Chief Executive Officer
MCR Development LLC

Doug Lee

Managing Director and Head of Capital Market
ExcelCore

Bob Sonnenblick

Chairman
Sonnenblick Development, LLC
10:29 PM
Acquisition Due Diligence for Individual Properties and Portfolios
• Do you perform a worse-case analysis? • Figuring out what you don’t know and what’s not there • Due diligence on partnerships • The best deal you walked away from • Due diligence on 100s of loans quickly • Pricing • Government portfolios • Loans vs. property

Jordan Metzger

Member
Cole Schotz, PC

Andrew Borsanyi

Principal
The Concord Group, LLC

Todd Eisner

Real Estate Partner
Duval & Stachenfeld

Neal Johnson

Managing Partner
Isles Ranch Partners

Jeffrey Alpaugh

Managing Director, Global Real
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

Christopher Schlank

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Savanna

Jason Baker

Acquisitions Director - Eastern Region
STRS Ohio
The Financing/Debt Discussions at IMN’s Opportunity Fund Forum
See the latest private fund real estate financing strategies at The Financing/Debt Symposium at IMNs Opportunity Fund Forum will be. The next 7 sessions, all related to investing in fixed income or underwriting real estate debt will be taking place in track “B”. If you are a debt provider, broker, fund or investor & want to meet the top funds and hear how they are financing or providing debt this is a must attend plenary
10:29 PM
Bridge Loans & Other High Yield Lending on Transitional Properties, Deals with a Value-Added Component, Secondary & Tertiary Markets
• Are you seeing competition from banks on any of your high-yield products? • Are funds entering this space dropping rates? Where have they dropped too much for your comfort? • Where and what food groups are your sweet spots? • Is there any high yiel

Thomas O'Connor

Partner
Duval & Stachenfeld LLP

Roger Cozzi

CIO - Commercial Real Estate Lending
AllianceBernstein

Dan Hartman

Principal
Ares Management, LLC

Jerry Dunn

Chief Executive Officer and Principal
A10 Capital

Patrick Walsh

SVP, Commercial and Industrial Lending
Axos Bank

Brett Forman

President
Forman Capital, LLC

Sujan Patel

Founder
Nantam Capital
10:29 PM
Hotels: Where will you be investing in 2015?
• How much of your fund invests in hotels? Do you see this level increasing? • Fundraising outlook for hotels • Performance of hotel investments • Where do you see the greatest opportunities for hotel investment? Domestic vs. international plays • Product type… Are you looking towards high end vs. mid-market? • Opportunities in funds financing and recapitalizing hotels

Deborah Friedland

Director - Hospitality Services
EisnerAmper LLP

Ali Elam

Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group

Austin Khan

Chief Investment Officer
Ethika Investments, LLC

Clark Hanrattie

Principal & Chief Financial Officer
HEI Hotels & Resorts

Jeffrey Dauray

Senior Vice President-Acquisitions
RLJ Lodging Trust

Christopher Diffley

Managing Director
RockBridge Capital, LLC
10:29 PM
Gaining Access to Foreign Capital: Including EB-5-Related Fundraising
• How are you reaching foreign investors? • Are AIFMD compliance important? • EB-5 Financing • FIRPTA considerations • Catching the big fish… How to approach a Sovereign • Shariah compliant structures • The joint venture structure • Accessing Latin capital… Can it work outside of South Florida? • EB-5… What qualifies? • Role of EB-5 “finders”

Ali Jahangiri

President
EB5Investors.com

George Ekins

Principal
American Dream Fund, LLC

David Hirson

Partner
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, and Loewy LLP

Ishan Singh

Managing Director
REV-Re Capital Ventures
10:29 PM
New Mezz Loan Origination/Borrowing
• How do you look at construction vs. acquisition vs. recapitalization • What won’t you finance? • Distinguishing yourself in an increasingly competitive market • 2014… Working with senior lenders • Are you selling any of your loans? Why?

Mark Fawer

Partner
Arent Fox LLP

Christopher Reilly

Head of Debt Origination
Brookfield Real Estate Financial Partners, LLC

James Henderson

Managing Director-Alternative Investments Group
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC

David Broderick

Partner
Latham & Watkins

Richard Mandel

President
Ramsfield Hospitality Finance

Seth Singerman

President
Singerman Real Estate, LLC
10:29 PM
Joint Ventures… Today’s Deals
• LP vs. Partner interests • Construction partnerships • Waterfalls and current terms • Did the downturn expose a laxness in due diligence and documentation? • Is operational due diligence becoming a more prominent feature at the front end of partnership negotiations? • What are you doing to monitor your partner? • Have you implemented an anti-corruption program? • Non-U.S. partnerships • Evaluating a manager’s performance • What kind of cost leakages have you seen from partners? How can you prevent them?

Terri Adler

Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group
Duval & Stachenfeld

Allen Ashley

Partner
DLA Piper

Jason Pantzer

Co-President
Pantzer Properties, Inc.

Jon Haahr

Founder & Senior Managing Principal
silver portal capital

Jordan Socaransky

Principal
Westport Capital Partners, LLC
4:05 AM
FIFA World Cup Afternoon Refreshment Break, Courtesy of:
Join us in the exhibit hall for caipirinhas and soccer as hosts Brazil tackle Croatia live from Sao Paolo in the tournaments opening match

10:29 PM
Fund Structuring
• Current waterfalls (pooled) and fees for GPs • Fund JVs using separate accounts (opt-in clubs/ROFOs) • Flexibility in exit strategies • Side letter terms • Fund and investment period duration • GP exclusivity • GP co-invest requirement • Tax blocker structure flexibility (UBTI, ECI, REITs) • Reinvestment of proceeds •Distribution verification by accountants • Other new advisory committee demands

Sandy Presant

Chair, Real Estate Fund Practice Group
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Josh Carper

Executive Director, Finance
Greystar Real Estate Partners

Chris Flick

SVP Portfolio Management
PIMCO

Peter Fish

Managing Director, lnvestment Banking
Raymond James

Devon Archer

General Partner
Rosemont Realty

Steven Jasa

Vice President, Investment Management
Western National Properties
10:29 PM
Pending Debt Maturities… What is your Strategy for Loans Coming Due from the Class of 2005-6?
A tsunami of maturities is now upon us, with about $1.7 trillion in loans coming due during the next 3 years. Many believe banks are not likely to extend more and borrowers will need alternative sources to refinance or recapitalize before rising interest rates get out of control. How can you take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity?

Marshall Brozost

Partner
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Tim Johnson

Managing Director
The Blackstone Group

Gil Tenzer

Partner & Director of Real Estate
Contrarian Capital Management, LLC

William Landis

Founder
Raith Capital Partners

Michael Maturo

President
RXR Realty

Bruce Batkin

President & CEO
Terra Capital Partners, LLC
The LP Plenary at IMN's Opportunity Fund Forum
High-Net-Worth, Private Banks, Family Officers, Fund-of-Funds, Pension Funds, Endowments & Foundations don’t miss the sessions dedicated to the LP by the LP. At the LP Plenary you will be presented with the key issues when evaluating and investing in real estate private funds. The LP Plenary at IMN’s Opportunity Fund Forum will be a separate track during IMNs Opportunity Fund forum and all opportunity fund attendees are eligible to attend. If you are an LP or want to hear they have to say this is a must attend plenary. The LP Plenary will be taking place for the next 5 sessions on track “C”
10:29 PM
LP/GP Relations… The Alignment, The Fee, The Promote and the Incentive
• Aligning Interests • Managing conflicts of interest • What are fair margins? • Fees for core vs. value-added • Largest issue, postfund formation • Follow-on funds •Management fees • Addressing conflicts of interest that do/should come up • Pre-2007, terms negotiating power was disproportionately in the managers’ favor, that shifted in 2009, where is it today? • What levers do we rely on to drive terms? Trade management fee for promote, promote for catch-up? • Where does transparency need to improve?

Claiborne Johnston

Managing Director
Invesco Real Estate

Jahn Brodwin

Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Jeff Kanne

President & CEO
National Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Adam Lesnick

Counsel
Seward & Kissel LLP

Bernie Werner

Managing Director
Transcendent Investment Management

Brooks Blake

Partner, Investments
Verdis Investment Management
10:29 PM
Foreign Fund Structures for LPs & GPs
• Structural issues around FIRPTA • Structuring EB-5 into a fund • Sovereign wealth fund preferences • What you need to know about China • Joint venture partnerships • Latin American complexities • Parallel funds

Stephen Land

Partner
Duval & Stachenfeld

Bryan York Colwell

Co-Founder/Managing Partner
LCN Capital Partners

Gregory Fournier

Managing Principal
Greenbrook Partners

David Warburg

Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Michael Schwartz

Director
WeiserMazars LLP
10:29 PM
Financing Small Deals
• Are the small banks getting more aggressive? • Using SBA programs • Non bank and hard $$ lender terms • Using brokers • Exploring financings new frontiers: EB-5 Financing, crowdfunding, ifunding and the road ahead

Andy Stewart

Managing Partner
Argosy Real Estate Partners

David Manshoory

Founder & CEO
AssetAvenue, Inc.

TR Hazelrigg IV

President
Avatar Financial Group

Darren Powderly

Co-Founder
CrowdStreet

Jilliene Helman

Chief Executive Officer
RealtyMogul.com

Georgia Quinn

Associate
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
10:29 PM
Evaluating the Role of the Consultant
• The LP perspective • Consultant or money manager? • How investment consultants can be a useful tool to GPs • How are you used by different investors? Large vs. small • Do you function as the LP CIO? • How do you evaluate a new fund? A debt fund? • Who do you recommend do separate accounts and club deals?

Robert Insolia

Managing Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP

Poorvi Parekh

President and Chief Executive Officer
Canterbury Consulting

Joseph Wilhelm

Trustee
Hampshire County (MA) Retirement System

Stuart Elizabeth Baldwin

Principal
Hodes Weill & Associates

Leslie Greis

Managing Member
Perennial Capital Advisors, LLC
6:05 AM
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We will process your data for the following lawful purposes: with your consent; to fulfil our obligations to you; and where there is a legitimate interest to do so.

When possible, we rely on your consent to use your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also process personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, for example, when you register for any of our services, subscribe to a publication, sign-up for an event or purchase a product from us, we will need to process some of your personal data. This will also include details of the person/people responsible for payment (if different).

We may determine that processing your personal data serves both of our legitimate interests. This is the case in relation to many of our research, customer survey, sales, marketing and advertising activities described in this Privacy Notice. These activities allow us to better understand your requirements, which in turn enables us to provide you with a better service. We review the bases for our processing decisions carefully and you can object to these activities at any time (see the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Notice).

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a relevant customised experience of our products and services.

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

    When you register with our website and/or sign up for a free trial of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number, and details relevant to your occupation or employer.

    If you subscribe to one of our products or services, we will also ask for payment details. Credit/debit card payments are processed using a third party supplier and we do not retain the credit card data (see the Third Party Sites of this Privacy Notice). Address details may be shared with third party service providers engaged by us for order fulfilment, delivery and payment collection. This personal data is used by us to complete subscription requests.

  • Events & Conferences

    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

    This information is necessary so that we can complete your registration for the event and provide you with relevant event materials.

    We may also provide delegate details (e.g. name, email) to event sponsors who, subject to your consent, may contact you for their own advertising and marketing purposes.

  • Advertising & Marketing

    We use the personal data you provide us and which we collect from you to inform you about similar products and services which we provide. We may send you marketing communications that are sponsored by our partners and which are targeted to your interests based on information you have provided us such as job title, employer and/or industry. If you have consented to receive information from other Euromoney group companies, we may share your personal data with these companies so that they can fulfil your request to receive marketing materials in accordance with your preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have provided your consent.

    Each of the Euromoney group companies that may contact you is a data controller in relation to the personal data that you have agreed to share with them. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the individual company, or us – using the contact details set out in the “Who We Are” section.

    You can opt out from receiving such materials at any time.

    The personal data we may use for advertising and marketing purposes includes your name, email address, job title, phone number, company name/employer, geo location, postal address and data collected using cookies and other similar technology (Please read our separate Cookies Policy to find out more about which cookies we use, how they work and how you can control your cookie options).

    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom

    Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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