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Amachie Ackah

Clay Cove Capital

Quincy Allen

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Arc Capital Partners

Quincy Allen is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arc Capital Partners (“Arc Capital”), a Los Angeles-based real estate platform that targets urban mixed-use environments in the path of millennial growth.  Along with his business partner, Neville Rhone, he is responsible for overall firm strategy, investments, asset management, financing and dispositions. Quincy is a 25-year veteran of real estate development, portfolio management and investing with over $8 billion of transaction experience. Prior to forming Arc Capital, he was Managing Director and investment committee member of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors (“Canyon”). At Canyon, Quincy led the acquisitions team for the Canyon-John ... (view full description)

Alan Araki

Primestor Development, Inc

Devon Archer

General Partner
Rosemont Realty

Devon Archer is the General Partner of Rosemont Realty. Mr. Archer is also the Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Rosemont Capital, LLC where he has led the development of the investment platform which manages private equity, fixed income and real estate investments. Mr. Archer started his career at Citibanks foreign direct investment group, Citicorp Asia Ltd., before serving as a Vice President at New England Financial and subsequently MetLife where he worked as a special analyst to the Strategic Management Group of both groups Executive Committees. Mr. Archer was the Founder and President of Sitaro LTD., a leading marketing software and services company acquired by CoActive Mark ... (view full description)

Sean Armstrong

Managing Principal
Westport Capital Partners LLC

Mr. Armstrong is the Managing Principal of Westport Capital Partners LLC. He is one of three portfolio managers for its investment funds. Westport’s funds are principally focused on making opportunistic and distressed investments in real estate, mortgage debt, marketable securities and financial assets backed by real estate. Westport invests in all property types, throughout the capital structure and life-cycle of a real estate asset.    Throughout his career, Mr. Armstrong has been responsible for office, retail, self-storage, multi-family, industrial and hotel  investments across the United States, Europe and Japan. His experience runs the gamut from property acquisition throug ... (view full description)

Arne Arnesen

Senior Managing Director
Rockwood Capital, LLC

Mr. Arnesen, based in New York, has 36 years of experience in the real estate industry.  Mr. Arnesen leads the firm's East Coast acquisitions. Prior to this current role, Mr. Arnesen was responsible for the firm's portfolio and asset management group.  Mr. Arnesen serves on various portfolio management and investment committees, as well as Rockwood's Investment Strategy and Research Committee. Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Arnesen held senior roles in both acquisitions and asset management. Mr. Arnesen was most recently a Managing Director of Acquisitions in North America at JER Partners as well as interim head of Asset Management for JER's European funds, where he leveraged his earlier exp ... (view full description)

Allen Ashley

DLA Piper

Allen Ashley concentrates his practice in the areas of US federal income taxation and the laws affecting business entities. Allen represents publicly-traded and privately-held multinational corporations and privately-held real estate funds. He is experienced in a broad range of business-related US federal income tax matters, including advising clients with respect to the tax aspects of domestic and international corporate acquisitions, dispositions and other reorganizations (including those involving publicly-traded corporations and REITs); capital market transactions; joint ventures; acquisition, ownership and disposition of real estate; intercompany transfer pricing and general ... (view full description)

Henry Bandet

Founder & Partner
HG Capital, LLC

Henry Bandet founded the HG Capital funds in 1995, and is a partner in HG Capital. He has originated and structured more than $1.5 billion of value-added and opportunistic real estate investments in the western U.S. Prior to founding HG Capital, Mr. Bandet was the President of the Hunting Gate group of companies, a diversified real estate business with offices in California and England. Mr. Bandet graduated from Stanford University with a B.A.S. degree in Economics and a B.A.S. degree in Applied Earth Sciences, both with honors. HG Capital, LLC (HG) is a real estate investment firm that provides capital to value-added and opportunistic commercial, residential, and land developmen ... (view full description)

Sean Banerjee

Managing Director
RedBrook Capital Partners, LLC

Shandip “Sean” Banerjee serves as Managing Director and Co-Founder of RedBrook Capital Partners. Since co-founding RedBrook in 2009, Mr. Banerjee has been responsible for the real estate and credit businesses at the firm. Prior to joining RedBrook, Mr. Banerjee held positions at HSBC North America and Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Banerjee was educated at the Extension School at Harvard University and Harvard Business School.

Giacomo Barbieri

Senior Director, Global Real Estate

Timothy Barron

Chief Investment Officer
Segal Marco Advisors

Tim Barron, CAIA is the Chief Investment Officer of Segal Rogerscasey, responsible for management of the firm's research department and oversight of all investment activities. Tim was previously President and CEO of Rogerscasey and its head of Research. He joined Rogerscasey in 2002 and now has 35 years of experience in the investment industry. Before joining Rogerscasey he was Director of U.S. Institutional Client Development at Muzinich & Co., a high yield bond investment specialist firm. Prior to that, he was a principal at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Investment Management. He was a Managing Director and Senior Consultant at BARRA RogersCasey, where he led a team providing consult ... (view full description)

Bruce Batkin

President & CEO
Terra Capital Partners, LLC

Bruce Batkin co-founded and is Chief Executive Officer of Terra Capital Partners, a private real estate funds management firm focused on mezzanine, preferred equity and bridge investments.  Since its founding in 2002, Terra has originated and managed over 300 investments in 45 million square feet of U.S. property.  It is the sponsor of Terra Income Funds, fixed income alternative investments sold to individual investors through a network of 20,000 financial advisors. Mr. Batkin has over 35 years’ experience in real estate acquisition, finance, development, management and investment banking. Prior to founding Terra, he held senior management positions at Merril ... (view full description)

Michael Baum

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Michael J. Baum focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border real estate transactions. Michael represents clients in connection with the sponsorship, formation and implementation of U.S. and international (primary focus in Mexico and Brazil) real estate opportunity funds, joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, financings and dispositions of multi-family, industrial, office, retail and resort properties. He also represents both financial institutions and borrowers in connection with construction, mezzanine and general secured real estate financings. Recently, Michael has advised these clients in relation to loan workouts, partnership restructurings and other business reorganizations ... (view full description)

Alan Bear

Senior Vice President
Fairfield Residential

Alan G. Bear, Senior Vice President: Alan brings more than 25 years' experience as investment banking and real estate services executive during which he served as a fundraiser or adviser in more than $6 billion of real estate asset and operating company transactions. Prior to joining Fairfield, Alan was a managing director for Alvarez & Marsal's private equity real estate platform and a principal at Probitas Partners, a San Francisco based independent investment bank with a global platform. Prior to the investment bank, Alan was a principal at AGB Consulting, his own real estate transaction and strategic investment advisory services business. He also served as a managing director for The Rou ... (view full description)

Russell Beer

Founding Principal
Big Ocean LLC

Over the course of his career, Russell has closed more than $14 billion of domestic and cross-border structured finance, M&A and private equity transactions involving countries including Austria, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, UK, Netherlands, Italy, China and South Africa. In 2011 Russell formed Big Ocean, LLC a privately held New York based investment bank providing financial advisory and capital raising services to a wide range of public and private companies in the Real Estate industry. Big Ocean specializes in domestic and cross border advisory utilizing a global network of long standing relationships with institutional and family office investors to provide capital to clients prima ... (view full description)

David Benz

Rothstein Kass

David Benz is a principal in Rothstein Kass Private Equity practice. David specializes in partnership taxation, with a concentration on the private equity, commercial real estate and public utilities sectors. He has 20 years of experience in taxation of partnerships, limited liability companies, Subchapter S corporations and related offerings. David also has extensive experience relating to mergers and acquisitions.Prior to joining Rothstein Kass, David was managing director in the National Tax Office of one of the largest independent tax consulting firms in the United States, serving as the technical lead for partnerships. Prior to that, he served as director and chair of the ta ... (view full description)

Scott Berg

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

- Scott Berg is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley, where he is a member of the US Capital Markets Group in the in the Firm’s Real Estate Investing Business. Scott focuses on sourcing financings for both opportunistic and core investments throughout the US.   - Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2007, Scott was an attorney in the real estate group at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker and the private equity group at Kirkland and Ellis.

Stuart Bernstein

Sr. Investment Manager
Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Stuart currently serves as Senior Investment Manager at the Investment Division of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). TRS is one of the largest pension funds in the world at $120 Billion, serving the investment and benefit needs of over 1.3 million teachers in the State of Texas. TRS maintains investments and exposure in a wide range of markets and asset classes, including domestic and international public markets, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, and venture capital. Stuart heads the $2 Billion TRS Emerging Managers Program which makes investments in early stage or small/middle market opportunities. The TRS Emerging Manager Program has been recognized across the indus ... (view full description)

Aditya Bhoopathy

Principal & Executive Vice President
Noble Investment Group, LLC

Mr. Bhoopathy is a principal with primary responsibility for capital market relationships, asset dispositions, and transaction management. In addition, he leads contract documentation and closings related to new acquisitions, development and financing for all investments.   Mr. Bhoopathy has more than 17 years of hospitality industry experience and has participated in over $1.9 billion worth of real estate transactions for the Noble organization since joining the firm in 1999. He became a partner in 2006 and is a regular panelist at lodging, investment, and financing conferences.   Mr. Bhoopathy received a B.S. from the Cornell University School of Hospitality and is ... (view full description)

Jake Bisenius

President & Chief Investment Officer
AmCap Inc.

Jake heads AmCap acquisitions, dispositions and financing teams. Jake has been in the real estate industry for over 12 years and handled more than $1 billion worth of real estate transactions throughout his career. Prior to joining AmCap, he worked at Vornado Realty Trust- Acquisitions & Capital Markets, focusing on equity and mezzanine loan real estate investments in retail, office, and hotel. Jake received his MBA from Harvard, and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, <i>summa cum laude</i> from University of Wisconsin.

Gregg Bloomberg

CohnReznick LLP

Gregg Bloomberg, CPA, is a partner with CohnReznick and leads the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice in our West Region offices.  With more than 25 years of tax accounting experience, Gregg has extensive and specialized expertise in the areas of entity structuring, tax planning, compliance, and consulting for commercial real estate entities worldwide, including REITs, public and private equity funds with foreign and tax exempt partners, pension funds, privately held commercial property owners and operators, homebuilders, retailers, developers, and hotel and resort owners and operators. Prior to joining the Firm, Gregg served as director of tax for Los Angeles-based W ... (view full description)

Joseph Bonora

Managing Director
Aileron Capital Management

Joseph Bonora is co-founder and Managing Director of Aileron Capital Management. Aileron is a national specialty finance firm and FINRA-registered broker/dealer, with an expertise in government guaranteed loan programs, including U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, USDA B&I (Business and Industry) loans, and ground-up construction financing utilizing funds from foreign investors participating in the EB-5 program. Since the company's formation in 2010, Aileron has provided in excess of $300 million in funding to small business owners across the U.S. Mr. Bonora oversees all origination, underwriting, and investment decisions for Aileron Capital Management. Mr. Bonora has over ... (view full description)

Andrew Borsanyi

The Concord Group, LLC

Andrew Borsanyi is a Managing Principal of The Concord Group and director of the firms New York office. Andrew focuses on the firms financial institution and international businesses. The Concord Group is a leading international real estate strategy consulting firm. Clients include private equity, investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, REITS, public agencies, and developer/builders. Assignments include asset and portfolio due diligence and valuation, development and sales strategy, market analysis, project programming and consumer research. Properties include development, mixed use, residential (for sale and rental), hospitality, resort and commercial assets. The Concor ... (view full description)

Randy Bramel

Bridgeport Investments

Randy Bramel is the Founder of and a President of Bridgeport Investments, which is a boutique real estate investment banking and advisory company located in Tustin, California. Our clients are involved in all the major real estate product types, including commercial and industrial, multifamily, homebuilding, and land development. Since 2003 Bridgeport has arranged debt and equity capital for over $1.8 billion of real estate. Bridgeport provides advisory services in such areas as financial, investment and development strategies; along with workouts and restructures. Randy also serves as chief-investment officer, for a private real estate investment company, and a trusted advisor to a nu ... (view full description)

James Brat

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

James L. Brat joined the firm in 1998 and is a partner in the firms real estate department. He has been involved in all aspects of transactional real estate, with an emphasis on acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures and development. His particular focus is in representing capital sources in the formation and documentation of joint ventures for transactions covering residential and resort development and residential community, retail, hotel and office acquisitions. He also has extensive experience in the financing of real property, including traditional mortgage-based loans, loan participations, mezzanine financing and preferred equity.

David Bryant

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Jan Brzeski

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
Arixa Capital Advisors, LLC

Mr. Jan B. Brzeski is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Arixa Capital Advisors, LLC, a private real estate investment advisor in Los Angeles that he founded in 2006. He is the fund manager of Arixa Fund I, Arixa Fund III, and Crosswind Venture Fund, which lend funds to investors who purchase, renovate, and resell single family homes. He also manages Arixa Fund II, which purchases, renovates and operates single family homes as rental properties. Mr. Brzeski has participated in more than 275 real estate transactions, ranging in value from $100,000 to over $20 million per transaction, including virtually every aspect of sourcing, structuring, financing, and acquiring investm ... (view full description)

Marty Burger

Silverstein Capital Partners

Martin S. Burger is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He leads the company’s acquisitions and business development efforts in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Silverstein, Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006. As head of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, he oversaw the acquisition and management of about 2,000 residential rental units around the Las Vegas valley. His firm also provided brokerage, marketing and management services to high-rise and mid-rise condominium development projects. Prior to Artisan, Mr. Burger spent 15 years at Related, including serving as Presi ... (view full description)

Bill Bymel

Managing Director
Spurs Capital - NPN Capital Management

Bill Bymel has a reputation for identifying investments with strong return and advising clientele on proper acquisition and disposition of real estate related assets in Florida.  Since 2002, Mr. Bymel has managed and brokered real estate portfolios and provided mortgage service consultation for major financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank and JP Morgan Chase as well as private fund managers such as Wexford Capital, Spurs Capital, and Tiptree Financial.  He has pursued this while a partner at Retail Sites International, a 35-year old boutique commercial real estate brokerage that specializes in site selection on behalf of nationally know and publically traded restaurant or retail com ... (view full description)

Kimberly Byrum

SVP, Advisory
Meyers Research LLC, a Kennedy Wilson Company

Kimberly Byrum is Senior Vice President, Advisory for Meyers Research, LLC and is based in our Dallas, Texas office. She has worked extensively with all real estate functions throughout the United States and Canada, including development, acquisitions, property management and asset management. Kimberly is recognized as an expert in the fields of consumer research, rent positioning, and third party real estate market research data. Prior to joining Meyers, Kimberly worked as Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal, an international global restructuring firm, in the Real Estate Advisory Services Group. Some of her assignments included asset management/property management of dis ... (view full description)

Chad Carpenter

Chairman & CEO
Reven Capital

Reven Capital was founded in 2009 by Chad M. Carpenter our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Carpenter has founded and operated both public and private real estate companies as Chairman & CEO, has 27 years of real estate investing and operating experience and been involved in over $3 billion in real estate transactions. He has sponsored four private real estate equity funds, acquired, owned and operated over 1,000 commercial and residential investment properties throughout his career. He founded Reven Housing REIT, (NASDAQ: RVEN), a public company in 2012 added value, grew the company and sold it in 2019. Institutional, foreign and high net worth investors have invested with Mr. ... (view full description)

Marty Caverly

Chief Investment Officer
Resource Real Estate

Martin Caverly is a private equity real estate professional with more than 25 years of U.S. and international real estate investment and management experience. Caverly is currently the Chief Investment Officer for Resource Real Estate, Inc., where he is primarily responsible for the development of new investment products, and will be developing an office platform for the company. Resource Real Estate currently has over $3.1bn in assets under management, primarily in the apartment sector, and in publicly traded real estate securities. Prior to, Caverly was the CEO of EVOQ Properties (OTC: EVOQ), a publicly held real estate company formerly known as Meruelo Maddux, w ... (view full description)

Michael Cerrina

Allen Matkins

Michael Cerrina is a partner in Allen Matkins' Los Angeles office where his practice concentrates on general real estate development, finance, acquisitions and sales. Mike's practice includes an emphasis in single asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions and all forms of construction and permanent real estate financing. As lead counsel for a major pension fund advisor, Mike has had extensive exposure to all facets of development including office, industrial, multi-family and hospitality. In addition, as lead counsel for a major company involved in portfolio acquisitions, Mike has extensive expertise in loan workouts, partnership restructuring, judicial and non-judicial foreclosure a ... (view full description)

Devin Chen

Executive Vice President

Mr. Chen is an executive vice president and co-head of PIMCO's U.S. commercial real estate team. PIMCO invests across the real estate risk spectrum, including debt and equity in both private and public markets. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, he was with private equity real estate firm JER Partners for 11 years, most recently as managing director and a member of the firm's investment committee. Mr. Chen previously worked in the investment banking division of Banc of America Securities. He has 20 years of investment experience and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Georgetown University.

Mukang Cho

CEO & Managing Principal
Morning Calm Management

Mukang Cho founded Morning Calm Management and is the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Principal. Mr. Cho is also Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Industrial. He has been involved in all aspects of the firms' development since inception and is responsible for strategic planning, operations and all investment and capital markets activities. Prior to founding Morning Calm Management and Aurora Industrial, Mr. Cho was Chief Executive Officer and Principal of a privately held real estate investment and management company, a Managing Principal in charge of real estate strategy at Crown Capital Management and its affiliates, and a partner in the real estate practice group of Kirkland & ... (view full description)

Dennis Cisterna III

Chief Investment Officer
Lafayette Communities

Dennis Cisterna is the Chief Investment Officer of Lafayette Communities. One of the most well-known executives in the SFR investment space, he was previously CEO of Investability Solutions, a vertically-integrated service provider to institutional real estate investors. Prior to that Mr. Cisterna was Managing Director of FirstKey Lending, a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management. Mr. Cisterna has held a wide variety of management positions within the real estate investment sector including key roles at notable firms such as Lennar, and Toll Brothers. Throughout his career, he has completed more than $3.7 billion worth of real estate transactions across the U.S. and Europe. Mr. ... (view full description)

David Clinton

Chief Executive Officer
David Clinton Pension Advisors

Bryan Colwell

Co-Founder/Managing Partner
LCN Capital Partners

Mr. Bryan York Colwell Co-Founder and Managing Partner, LCN Capital Partners L.P. (New York) and LCN Capital Management S.a.r.l. (Luxembourg) Bryan York Colwell is a 17-year veteran of Goldman Sachs investment banking/M&A, served as a global group head at ABN Amro Bank, and has a proven record in business creation and restructuring as a private investor. As a co-founder of LCN Group with Edward V. LaPuma, he has been responsible for bringing innovative dual-currency credit-focused private equity funds to the institutional market, simultaneously creating a new non-bank source of capital for corporations in North America and Europe. Mr. Colwell graduated with a B.A. with honors in History ... (view full description)

Bryan Crane

Artemis Real Estate Partners

Bryan Crane is a Principal of Artemis Real Estate Partners ("Artemis"), and sits on the firm's Investment Committee. Artemis was founded in 2009 by Penny Pritzker and Deborah Harmon, and seeks to invest with best in class local operating partners in the multifamily, office, industrial, hospitality, retail and senior housing space, across opportunistic, value add and enhanced core strategies. In his role with Artemis, Mr. Crane is responsible for overseeing the firm’s Acquisition and Asset Management activities on the West Coast, and is based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Artemis, Mr. Crane was Director of Acquisitions at Rockwood Capital, and tasked with managing the firm’s acquisition ef ... (view full description)

Jesse Criz

DLA Piper

Jesse A. Criz is a partner in the Real Estate Capital Markets group of DLA Piper. He represents institutions, investors, developers and entrepreneurial companies in all aspects of the real estate capital markets area, consisting of a wide variety of complex domestic and international real estate, corporate, and partnership transactions, including public and private securities offerings, formation of private real estate funds and all forms of public and private REIT transactions. Mr. Criz also concentrates his practice in the areas of federal and international taxation and the laws affecting business entities. Mr. Criz has extensive experience in the real estate area, including representation ... (view full description)

Sean Dalfen

President & CIO
Dalfen Industrial

Sean Dalfen is the President and Chief Investment Officer of the General Partner and Dalfen Industrial. He has oversight responsibility for all of Dalfen’s businesses, investment activities, strategic direction, and resources. After joining the firm in 2006, Sean was instrumental in the firm becoming one of the largest buyers of industrial real estate, having executed over $6 billion of transactions involving in excess of 40 million square feet of industrial properties in North America. Prior to Dalfen, Sean worked at NAI Commercial as an Investment Sales Broker where he was one of the company’s Top 10 producers in Canada. Sean is involved in a variety of philanthropic activities and i ... (view full description)

Marc Davidson

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

Marc L. Davidson is a Managing Director of AEW and Portfolio Manager for the AEW Partners Funds, overseeing portfolios with an aggregate value of approximately $1.2 billion. He is responsible for evaluating and negotiating new investment opportunities and for managing the execution of the business plan for each investment asset. Mr. Davidson is also a member of AEWs Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee. The AEW Partners Funds are a series of real estate opportunity funds targeted toward investors who seek to achieve high risk-adjusted returns.Mr. Davidson joined AEW in 1995 and has 29 years of experience in real estate consulting, property management and development ... (view full description)

Malcolm Davies

Founder/Sr. Managing Partner
WAY Capital, Inc.

Malcolm has over 25 years of experience as an award-winning capital advisor and developer, having advised and been involved with over $15B worth of total capitalizations, both in the equity and debt markets. As an award-winning capital advisor and developer, Davies has utilized his expertise to lead developers and investors to structure and capitalize billions of dollars-worth of commercial real estate ventures. He has extensive experience in structuring transactions across the capital stack, including non-recourse senior and stretch-senior debt, mezzanine and preferred equity financings, and Co-GP and LP equity financing solutions for development, value add and stabilized projec ... (view full description)

Aaron Davis

Managing Director
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

Aaron Davis is responsible for the day-to-day origination and structuring of real estate debt investments for NorthStar and is the head of NorthStar's Los Angeles office. Prior to joining NorthStar, Mr. Davis was a Vice President working for six years in Merrill Lynch's Global Principal Investments Group, focused on all aspects of originating high-yield commercial real estate investments including bridge loans, subordinate debt and equity investments for Merrill Lynch's balance sheet. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Davis worked for the Archon Group, focusing on the origination of loans for CMBS execution. Mr. Davis holds an AB in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard ... (view full description)

Jeff Davis

Member, Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Practice
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Richard Davis

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Richard F. Davis is Co-Chair of the Hospitality Practice and focuses his practice on U.S. and international hotel, resort and hospitality real estate, business and finance law. He has represented many nationally and internationally known owners, developers, investors, operators and lenders in all aspects of the hotel, resort and hospitality industries. He has been involved in international transactions involving more than seventeen countries with particular emphasis on Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, the People's Republic of China, South East Asia and Europe.

Peter Deanovic

Vice President
CarVal Investors

Mr. Deanovic is a director with CarVal Investors. As part of the North American Real Estate team, he manages equity investments in distressed commercial real estate within select United States markets. His responsibilities encompass all phases of the investment process, including acquisitions, financings, dispositions and ongoing management of transactions across a diverse group of asset types.In addition to equity investments, Mr. Deanovic has been actively involved in other strategic initiatives of the firm. His previous experience includes investing in non-performing commercial and residential loan portfolios, evaluation of the firms CDO/CMBS initiatives, and investment in ... (view full description)

Christopher Delson

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Christopher Delson regularly represents lenders and property owners in syndicated, securitized, mortgage, mezzanine, subscription, and REIT credit facilities, and construction loan transactions involving REITs, private equity funds, office buildings, hotels, multi-family apartment buildings, shopping centers, condominium and rental developments, and other asset classes. Leveraging his longtime representation of a substantial number of construction and permanent lenders and his ongoing work with debt and equity investors in the U.S. and overseas, Mr. Delson advises clients regarding restructurings and, as needed, timely pursuits of legal remedies for troubled projects. Education Pepperdine ... (view full description)

Joseph Derhake

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

Joseph P. Derhake, PE serves as the President of Partner Engineering and Science, a national environmental and engineering due diligence consulting firm. Mr. Derhake has been practicing in the environmental and engineering due diligence field for over 20 years. He has worked on thousands of transactions, subsurface investigations, and site remediation projects. His clientele includes many of the nation’s largest lenders, real estate investors, and corporations. Mr. Derhake is a registered civil engineer in multiple states. Mr. holds a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and Masters in Business Administration from University of Southern California.

Jatin Desai

Managing Principal, CIO/CFO
Peachtree Hotel Group

Jatin Desai is the Chief Investment Officer of Peachtree Hotel Group. Jatin's primary responsibilities include sourcing, negotiating and financing hotel acquisition and development projects. Previously, he was with Wachovia Securities, where he focused on asset underwriting and private equity transactions ranging from $100 million to more than $5 billion. He also formed Stonehill Property Group, a family-funded investment venture targeting select- and full-service hotel investments throughout the southeast. Jatin received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also attended The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Austral ... (view full description)

Robert Dombi

Landmark Partners

Robert J. Dombi is a Partner of Landmark Partners and has responsibility for sourcing and underwriting new investments, transaction negotiation and fundraising. During his 33 years in the real estate industry, Mr. Dombi has worked in a variety of capacities in both public and private development companies on behalf of private and institutional investors. He has been responsible for the completion of asset acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and development projects in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Dombi joined Landmark in 1999 to assist in the expansion of the firm's secondary market activities. Previously, he was Executive Vice President at The Hutensky Group and Vice President, Financ ... (view full description)

Stephen Duffy

Managing Director
Moss Adams Capital LLC

Mr. Duffy is the leader of the real estate investment banking business in Moss Adams Capital. He has more than 30 years of real estate consulting and capital markets experience. Mr. Duffy has been a partner at both Kenneth Leventhal & Company and Ernst & Young LLP. In addition, he has operating executive experience as a chief operating officer, principal, and managing principal in the multi-family industry and the institutional real estate private equity sector. Mr. Duffy has worked with a wide variety of the leading private and public real estate operating companies across product types, the capital stack (equity investors and lenders), and domestic and international markets. He has sig ... (view full description)

Dean Dulchinos

Portfolio Manager – Debt Strategies
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC

Mr. Dulchinosis Portfolio Manager for Cornerstones commercial real estate debt program where his responsibilities include strategy, investment selection, portfolio finance and reporting. He plays a key role in the development, implementation and distribution of investment products for Cornerstones clients with a focus on debt strategies. Mr. Dulchinos serves as an Ex Officio member of Cornerstones Alternative Investment Committee and is a member of Cornerstones Debt Valuation Committee. Previously, Mr. Dulchinos served as co-head of Cornerstones Alternative Investment Group with responsibility for high yield debt investments, credit facility lending and tax credit debt and equity ... (view full description)

Robert Durand

Executive Vice President

As executive vice president of finance for KBS, Mr. Durand is responsible for overseeing the KBS financing team, developing lending relationships, and negotiating the financing for all KBS real estate assets. Mr. Durand is also a member of the Investment Committee, where he applies his twenty-five years of commercial real estate experience to the evaluation and approval of all new investment opportunities for the company. Prior to joining KBS, Mr. Durand was a vice president in JP Morgan Real Estate’s CMBS group and was responsible for the origination, structuring and negotiation of CMBS, construction, bridge and mezzanine loans. He also spent more than 10 years at Babson Capital Manag ... (view full description)

Eric Emrich

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Principal
L-A Asset Management Services, LP

Mr. Emrich, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Vice President, has over 25 years of experience in private equity, real estate and investment partnerships. He is responsible for all finance, accounting, tax, and risk management for Lubert-Adler Partners, LP. Prior to joining Lubert-Adler, Mr. Emrich was Tax Director and Controller for the CMS Companies’ private equity/hedge funds. He was also a Managing Partner for a SEC registered investment advisor in Plymouth Meeting, PA. In addition, Mr. Emrich spent 12 years in public accounting, including 7 years with KPMG, LLP in Philadelphia. For KPMG, Mr. Emrich served the Philadelphia office’s real estate, venture capital, security partnership a ... (view full description)

Jonathan Epstein

Managing Partner

Jonathan Epstein is a Managing Director of GreenOak Real Estate Advisors LP and a member of the firm’s management committee. Mr. Epstein leads the firm’s investment efforts in the Western U.S. and is responsible for the firm’s investment strategy, sourcing, structuring and asset management for the Western region. Mr. Epstein has 24 years of experience in a broad range of real estate activities, including principal investing , finance and investment banking. During his career Mr. Epstein has been responsible for the acquisition, development, financing and management of over $50 billion of commercial real estate assets and companies, representing all asset classes, in the United States, Asia a ... (view full description)

David Erard

Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP

David Erard David is a tax partner at HCVT and has over 14 years of experience providing tax consulting, compliance and structuring service to clients primarily in the real estate industry. David’s clients include a spectrum of private equity organizations ranging from new companies in the process of establishing their portfolios to multinational firms with significant assets throughout the world. David advises his clients on the complex intricacies of the structuring, acquisition, operations, management, and disposition of foreign and domestic assets. David regularly consults with clients to assist with business and tax provisions of partnership/operating agreements, inbound and outbound t ... (view full description)

Dani Evanson

Managing Director
RMA, Inc & Align Finance Partners

Align Finance Partners provides fixed rate, tax-exempt financing for qualified borrowers in connection with the acquisition, development or refinancing of affordable housing communities.RMA is a private real estate investment management firm that invests in multiple property types throughout the United States.   Responsibilities and Experience: Ms. Evanson is a Principal of Align Finance Partners and Managing Director of Regis Metro Associates, Inc. Ms. Evanson has over 22 years of experience in real estate, with a background in finance, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, portfolio management and accounting. Prior to forming Align ... (view full description)

Thomas Farrell

Director of Home Builder Lending
Sabal Financial Group, L.P.

Tom Farrell is Director of Home Builder Lending for Sabal Financial Group. Mr. Farrell manages all aspects of for-sale residential financing from the initial stages of loan origination to the closing customer service. Mr. Farrell oversees new business development, loan administration and servicing standards for Sabal's home builder lending program.Mr. Farrell was previously head of the Home Builder Division at Bank of America, the largest provider of construction financing to private homebuilders in the United States. Mr. Farrell has nearly 30 years of experience in real estate financing. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University. Mr. Farrell ... (view full description)

Steve Felix

Co-founder / Partner
Felix / Weiner Consulting Group

Steve has more than 30 years of diverse commercial / institutional real estate industry experience and nurtures a vast cross-generational, global network.  His experience includes leasing, development, re-development, workouts of problem real estate loans, turn around of problem shopping centers and malls, an early CRE internet start-up (that didn’t make it), capital raising and investor relations. He is considered by many to be one of the most connected people in the global commercial real estate world. Steve is partner & co-founder of Felix / Weiner Consulting Group, a professional development firm working almost exclusively in the commercial / institutional real estate spa ... (view full description)

Henry Fields

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Mr. Fields has represented domestic and international financial institutions for more than 40 years. He frequently consults on strategic opportunities for banking and non-banking activities, including new products and services. Mr. Fields represents banks in mergers and acquisitions and capital market activities, as well as private equity firms and other investors in the financial institutions sector. Mr. Fields has also advised numerous international banks on the establishment of branches, agencies and representative offices in the United States.Mr. Fields conducts a widespread bank regulatory practice. He has advised many banks (and their trust departments) on a range of compli ... (view full description)

Howard Fields

Senior Vice President
Inland Institutional Capital LLC

Mr. Fields is Senior Vice President of Inland Institutional Capital, LLC where he is responsible for the portfolio management of the Inland Retail Property Fund, capital raising and advisory services to the companies that are a part of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. Prior to working for Inland, Mr. Fields was Managing Director and Head of Real Estate at Capital Dynamics based in Zurich, Switzerland. At Capital Dynamics, Mr. Fields established the private equity real estate investment management division based upon his many years of investment experience, coupled with Capital Dynamics private equity structure and processes. Mr. Fields previously oversaw HRJ Capita ... (view full description)

Bruce Fischer

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Bruce Fischer heads the real estate group in Orange County, and his practice focuses on working with real estate funds and REITS and their advisors in connection with the origination and purchase of, and participation in, senior and subordinate "mezzanine" loans and the purchase and sale and financing of commercial properties (including multi property and multi state portfolio sales and acquisitions), directly or through the formation of joint ventures with local operators and/or developers. Bruce's practice also includes the representation of institutional lenders and institutional owners in connection with workouts involving complex loan restructuring, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of forecl ... (view full description)

Lynn Fontaine

Office Manager
Isles Ranch Partners

Chris Fraley


Chris Fraley is the Chief Investment Officer for RealtyMogul and a member of RealtyMogul’s Investment and Executive Committee.    Mr. Fraley has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate finance, specializing in complex joint venture equity investments; first at Rockwood Capital and later at a company he founded called Evolve. Since Mr. Fraley started as CIO in June 2017, RealtyMogul has closed investments in over $300M of assets in joint venture, debt and preferred equity. Mr. Fraley started Evolve in 2013, focusing on co-general partnership opportunities and has structured transactions totaling $400M in cost.  Prior to star ... (view full description)

Don Frankman

Managing Director
Greystone Servicing Corporation, Inc.

Don Frankman joins Greystone from Alliant/ACRE Capital LLC where he was responsible for origination production under the Fannie Mae DUS and 3 MAX Programs nationally, specializing in multifamily lending. Don has been a production leader during his 20-year career and brings significant real estate finance, commercial real estate valuation, and banking knowledge to Greystone. Don is the Managing Director/Relationship Manager in the West Coast Headquaters Newport Beach office, focusing on Fannie, Freddie, FHA, CMBS and all of the other debt financing products. Prior to working at Alliant, Mr. Frankman was Vice President for Chase Commercial Term Lending Group and Citibank Commercial Real Estate ... (view full description)

Deborah Friedland

Director - Hospitality Services
EisnerAmper LLP

Deborah Friedland is a Managing Director in the firm’s Financial Advisory Services and Real Estate Groups. She is also Practice Leader of Hospitality Advisory Services. Deborah specializes in operational strategy analysis, asset management, valuation, internal control review and assessments, market studies, and transactional due diligence for investors and lenders. With over 25 years of experience, she has advised clients in connection with the acquisition, finance, conversion or operation of real estate, including hospitality, gaming, restaurant, industrial, commercial, mixed-use, golf course, and amusement park properties, in addition to numerous REITs dedicated to investing in such proper ... (view full description)

Jeff Friedman

Mesa West Capital, LLC

Jeff Friedman co-founded Mesa West Capital and is involved in all areas of the company. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, Mesa West is a real estate finance company with over $3.5 billion in lending capacity. Mesa West primarily provides non-recourse first mortgage loans for high quality institutional real estate properties throughout the United States. The portfolio includes all major property types with loan sizes from $15 million to $150 million. Prior to co-founding Mesa West, Jeff was a principal at Maguire Partners and worked directly with the founder, Rob Maguire, to engineer a recapitalization of the company’s properties and eventual $800 million IPO of the company. J ... (view full description)

Paul Fuhrman

Executive Director & Head of U.S. Acquisition
Colony Capital, LLC

Mr. Fuhrman, Executive Director and Head of US Acquisitions of Colony Capital, is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and consummation of new investments.

Prior to joining the Colony Capital business in 2008, Mr. Fuhrman was a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP where he was co-chair of the firm's global real estate practice group. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1995 and his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. Mr. Fuhrman has also been a periodic guest lecturer at the USC and UCLA law schools on the subject of real estate finance and investing.

Drew Fung

Managing Director
Clarion Partners

Drew D. Fung is an equity partner and Managing Director at Clarion Partners and co-Portfolio Manager for Clarion’s Debt Investment Fund. He oversees the Firm’s subordinate debt investment activities in various types of commercial real estate debt instruments, including mezzanine loans, B-notes and preferred equity interests. Drew is also a member of the Debt Investment Committee, which approves all of the Firm’s financing activities. Drew joined Clarion Partners in 2012 and began working in the real estate industry in 1987. He has comprehensive commercial real estate lending experience, including more than 18 years focused on subordinate debt that includes all property types and capital stru ... (view full description)

Adam Gale

Member, Corporate & Securities Practice and Co-chair of the Investment Funds Group
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Adam is the Co-chair of the firm's Investment Funds Group. He focuses his practice on counseling hedge funds, private equity funds, broker-dealers, banks, and registered investment companies on regulatory and compliance issues, as well as on formation and structuring. He represents both well-established and start-up entities. Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Sponsors. Adam forms and structures US and international private investment funds and advisors, including hedge funds, private equity funds, funds-of-funds, and real estate funds, and advises them on the full range of compliance and regulatory issues, including the Investment Advisers Act, Commodity Exchange Act, Investment Company Ac ... (view full description)

Jay Glaubach

Vice President
DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners

David Gliklich

Managing Director
Farallon Capital Management, LLC

Daniel Goldman

Managing Director
DRA Advisors, LLC

Brian Good

CEO and Founder
Eagle Group Fianance

Mr. Good founded Eagle Group in 2000. Headquartered in West Los Angeles since its inception 14 years ago, Eagle Group has owned and financed close to $1 billion in real estate. Eagle Group Finance provides direct non-recourse commercial real estate financing to property owners in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Prior to Eagle, Mr. Good was a real estate transactional attorney where he represented real estate investment trusts, publicly traded real estate companies, and high net worth individuals. Mr. Good is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Loyola Law School and Northeastern University Business School. Mr. Good is a licensed California real estate broker and is a m ... (view full description)

Stephen Gordon

Principal and General Counsel
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC

Mr. Gordon is a Principal and serves as General Counsel for Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, LLC. In addition, he is a member of the firm's Investment Committee and Management Committee. Mr. Gordon also serves on the Executive Committee of several of the firm's student housing, senior housing, medical office, self storage and boat storage real estate joint ventures. Mr. Gordon is also the Chief Compliance Officer for both Harrison Street Advisors, a registered investment advisor which is the investment manager for Harrison Street Core Property Fund, L.P., an open-end fund focusing on core investments within Harrison Street's property sectors, and Harrison Street Securities, LLC, whi ... (view full description)

Frederick Gortner

Managing Director-Chief Operating Officer
Paladin Realty Partners, LLC

Frederick Gortner is a co-founder, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Paladin Realty, where he leads the firm’s U.S. investment strategies, including its value-added apartment platforms. Mr. Gortner is also involved in many aspects of the firm’s investment activities, management and operations. He serves on the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining the predecessor of Paladin Realty in 1994, Mr. Gortner was a Principal with the Tucker Investment Group, Inc., a Los Angeles based real estate investment and development firm, as well as a co-founder of Enterprise Management, Inc., a real estate property management company. He began his career at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan ... (view full description)

Stuart Graiwer

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

Stuart Graiwer concentrates in all aspects of commercial real estate, including the representation of private and institutional investors in connection with the acquisition, sale, development and financing of a variety of asset classes, including office buildings, mixed-use projects, hotels, multi-family and residential developments, industrial parks and retail centers. Mr. Graiwer has particular expertise in the structuring of complex joint venture and partnership agreements, including the structuring and re-structuring of debt and equity investments. Mr. Graiwer represents investors at all levels of the capital structure, including mortgage and mezzanine financings, convertible debt and pr ... (view full description)

Denise Green


Denise is a member of BKD National Construction & Real Estate Group. She specializes in providing services to the real estate development and hospitality industries.She has more than 30 years of diverse tax, consulting and accounting experience with closely held family businesses, real estate developers and residential and commercial builders. She has financial and real estate knowledge and practical experience in partnership taxation and business advisory services.Denise is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also is a member of the board of directors for the Greater San Antonio ... (view full description)

Martin Griffiths

Partner, Tax

Martin Griffiths is a Tax partner at KPMG LLP, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He currently leads the KPMG Asset Management Tax practice and the Family Office practice in the Pacific Southwest. He has extensive experience providing both tax consulting and compliance services to some of the top real estate companies in Southern California. He has served as a CFO of a public REIT and was the Senior Vice President, Tax for the largest privately held multifaceted real estate company in the United States. Martin has assisted with the IPO process of two REITs and a publicly traded C corporation that owns real estate. Martin has consulted both on the acquisition and ... (view full description)

Mark Grinis

Global Leader, Real Estate Investment Fund Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Professional experienceMr. Grinis is a partner in the real estate group of Ernst & Young LLPs New York office, and leads the firms Real Estate Private Equity practice globally. He is the lead Partner for the firm's largest global accounts. He has over 28 years of experience, and has served as lead advisor on over $50 billion of transactions. While living in Japan for seven years, Mr. Grinis was the managing partner for Ernst & Young's Asian Real Estate practice. His clients included the leading securities firms, the Japanese government and the largest city banks and insurance companies. Mr. Grinis has advised various ministries of finance and cen ... (view full description)

Robert Hamilton

Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP

Robert M. Hamilton Orange County Office Tax With over 27 years of experience, Bob has served real estate clients through all phases of the business cycle. His real property and business tax planning experience is comprehensive and he has addressed formation, financing, merger and reorganization of joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies, and public and private syndicated offerings. Bob has been involved in the formation and reorganization of a wide variety of commercial, residential, industrial, retail and other types of real estate partnerships and joint ventures. He has significant experience within the private equity sector and has advised clients on the formation of ... (view full description)

Donaldson Hartman

Vice Chairman
Bridge Investment Group Partners

Mr. Hartman has 22 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, commercial banking and private equity fund management. Mr. Hartman oversees capital raising, the establishment and implementation of all fund investment strategies, policies and procedures. His experience has included:- COO of Bridge Loan Capital Fund LP, a mezzanine fund focused on the acquisition and extension of real estate-backed debt. He managed bank relationships and due diligence efforts, including site inspections. He was responsible for setting and managing operating policies and procedures.- Prior to that, he managed private funds invested in distressed Asian financial institut ... (view full description)

Michael Hartman

Managing Director
Reznick Capital Markets Securities, LLC

A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Hartman is a Managing Director with Reznick Capital Markets (RCM) Securities. He has more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of real estate and real estate finance, completing over $1 billion of commercial real estate transactions as both a principal and capital markets advisor. After completing his MBA, Michael spent six years on Wall Street as a real estate investment banker, most recently at Deutsche Bank, raising debt and equity for public and private real estate companies. He also spent four years as partner at The Carlyle Group's Seniors Housing Division, investing over $400 million in 18 ... (view full description)

Terence Hatton

Managing Director, Fund Finance
MUFG Union Bank

Terence Hatton is Managing Director and Group Head of Fund Finance for MUFG. Mr. Hatton manages the group’s clients across the U.S. He is focused on providing subscription and bridge capital call facilities to all types of private equity funds. With more than 25 years of combined banking and private equity experience, Mr. Hatton joined MUFG in 2011. Prior to his current position, Mr. Hatton was employed at Starwood Capital Group were he was responsible for arranging debt financing on various commercial properties.  He also served as managing director of Bank of America for 16 years. Mr. Hatton received his bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Western Onta ... (view full description)

Michael Hayde

Chief Executive Officer
Western National Group

As Chief Executive Officer, Michael K. Hayde is responsible for the operations and organization of Western National Group, one of the nation's largest privately held apartment owners / developer companies. Having joined the firm in 1971, he became president of Western National Properties, the development arm of WNG in 1981. He became CEO of the Group in 1994 and since that time has led the Western National Group, which now owns, develops, manages and constructs apartment communities throughout Southern California. Mr. Hayde has been involved in the development and construction of over 25,000 multifamily units since joining WNG. Mr. Hayde is former chair of the California Housing Council, me ... (view full description)

Jilliene Helman

Chief Executive Officer

Jilliene Helman is the founder and CEO of RealtyMogul, a unique commercial real estate private markets investing platform.   A former Vice President at Union Bank in Wealth Management and Risk Management, Jilliene launched RealtyMogul in 2013 and raised $45 million in venture capital financing to scale the business.   Thus far, RealtyMogul has closed transactions with over $1.37 billion in total capitalization and has 140,000 investors on its platform.   Recently named Fintech Woman of the Year at the LendIt Industry Awards, Jilliene has been featured as an expert in Bloomberg, CNBC, The New York Times, Yahoo! Finance, Entrepreneur, and has been included i ... (view full description)

Richard Hollowell

Managing Director
CohnReznick LLP

Richard K. Hollowell is a Managing Director in CohnReznicks Los Angeles office. For over 40 years he has specialized in real estate finance, distressed real estate companies, troubled banks, and litigation relating to real estate and finance disputes. He is nationally recognized for advisory work provided to commercial and investment banks, thrifts, pension funds, insurance companies, and federal agencies including the FSLIC, RTC and FDIC. His real estate lending, development, construction, capital markets, loan underwriting, receivership, and loan workout experiences have allowed him to provide expert testimony on a national basis in cases involving partnerships, banking, bankruptcy, and ... (view full description)

Kim Hourihan

Global CIO
CBRE Investment Management

Kim Hourihan has been named Global Chief Investment Officer for CBRE Investment Management, effective January 1, 2022. In the role, she will oversee all real assets investment strategies globally, driving the firm’s portfolio management functions and helping formulate and incorporate our investment market house views. Kim previously served as CIO – Americas Direct Real Estate Strategies and Portfolio Manager for one of the firm’s comingled funds. As Portfolio Manager, she was responsible for all aspects of the fund including strategy, acquisitions, disposition and fund management. She also has served as a Managing Director and the Portfolio Manager for two international sovereign wealt ... (view full description)

William Howell

HAI Advisors LLC

Bill: A licensed and seasoned entrepreneurially-oriented corporate professional and principal with extensive experience brings over 30 years experience in real estate development, acquisitions/dispositions, receiverships, fund management, asset management, and management of institutional grade investment properties. In addition, the Bill and the company recently served as a fund manager for a nationally recognized registered investment advisor with a variety of real estate in its portfolio. Most recently, Bill served as the receiver of Two Cal Plaza a $597 million dollar foreclosure located in downtown Los Angeles. From 1986 through 1992, Bill served as Director of Acquisitions for Mitsui ... (view full description)

Kip Irle

Senior Vice President - Private Equity Practice
Hylant Group

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE A 25-year industry veteran, Kip is recognized nationally for his expertise in Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions and Alternative Risk Management. Prior to joining Hylant, Mr. Irle served in national and global positions with companies including Aon and Marsh. He brings these skills and experience to Hylant where he leads the Global Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice focusing on the group’s strategic and operational initiatives. EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATIONS Kip is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, Evanstan Ilinois and earned a master’s from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois. PROFESSIONAL ... (view full description)

Robert Ivanhoe

Chairman, Global Real Estate Practice
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Robert J. Ivanhoe is Chair of the 300+ lawyer Global Real Estate Practice and Co-Chair of the REIT Practice at Greenberg Traurig. He concentrates his practice in sophisticated real estate structures, financings, workouts, restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions of all asset classes of real estate. Robert is actively involved in real estate industry current affairs and is regularly asked to write and lecture on industry topics. Robert has been recognized by Chambers and Partners USA, The New York Observer and Real Estate New York as one of the leading real estate attorneys in New York City and throughout the United States. He has represented numerous nationally-recognized ow ... (view full description)

William Jackson

Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP

William H. Jackson III joined Pircher, Nichols & Meeks in 1989 and is a partner in the real estate department. Mr. Jackson’s practice focuses on the formation and organization of real estate equity investment funds and the representation of real estate private equity investment fund sponsors in real estate joint venture, acquisition, disposition and financing transactions. Mr. Jackson received his J.D. in 1989 from Stanford Law School. In 1986, he received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, where he majored in economics. Mr. Jackson is a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Internati ... (view full description)

Steve Jaffe

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
B.H. Properties

Steve Jaffe currently serves as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for B.H. Properties. Mr. Jaffe’s extensive expertise and knowledge, as a real estate attorney with 25 years of law firm and in-house counsel experience, has guided B.H. Properties to its current leadership position in the competitive, value-added marketplace. Over his 9 years with the firm he has been instrumental in more than doubling the size of the portfolio (closing more than $400 million in one-off type transactions) and directing the internal growth and management of the firm. A former member of the prestigious law firms Pircher Nichols and Meeks and Russ, August and Kabat, he also served as General ... (view full description)

Steven Jasa

Vice President, Investment Management
Western National Properties

Steve Jasa, as Vice President, Investment Management with Western National Properties, is responsible for managing the equity capital required for WNP's acquisition and development growth strategies and oversees the company’s private-equity vehicles and joint venture relationships. In this capacity, he is responsible for fund formation, institutional investor relations and reporting, fund management and administration, asset management, and serves as WNP’s compliance officer. Mr. Jasa has over 24 years of real estate experience, with 20 of those years spent directly in the multifamily industry. Prior to joining WNP in 2004, Mr. Jasa was a Senior Manager in the Real Estate Capital Markets ... (view full description)

Tim Johnson

Managing Director
The Blackstone Group

Timothy Johnson is a Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and is based in New York. Mr. Johnson is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring debt investments across all asset types and geographies. Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Johnson was a co-founder of BroadPeak Funding, a boutique commercial real estate finance company based in Los Angeles. Prior to founding BroadPeak, Mr. Johnson was a Vice President in the Lehman Brothers Global Commercial Real Estate Group where he worked from 2002-2008. While at Lehman his responsibilities included sourcing, structuring, underwriting and executing large structured finance transactions as well a ... (view full description)

Troy Jones

Principal, Transaction Advisory Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Mr. Jones is a Principal based in the Los Angeles office, specializing in the real estate, hospitality, and gaming industries with more than 17 years of experience. Mr. Jones has been involved with numerous global real estate and lodging transactions, capital markets transactions, and strategic planning analyses. Recently, he has completed engagements related to the acquisition of a global portfolio of luxury hotels, the development strategies for several mixed-use developments in Las Vegas and Hawaii, the acquisition of 100 plus select service hotels, and a revenue strategy and corporate initiative at a major gaming corporation. Along with being interviewed periodically on the lodging ... (view full description)

Ronald Kaplan

Partner, CRE Industry Practice Leader
CohnReznick LLP

Ronald A. Kaplan, CPA, is a partner with CohnReznick and is the Northeast Leader of the Firms Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice. Ron has more than 20 years of experience providing assurance, due diligence, business advisory, and tax services to clients involved in commercial, residential, retail, and hospitality real estate properties, primarily in New York, with experience throughout the United States and internationally. Ron regularly provides assistance and advisory services to clients as they negotiate agreements with lenders, equity partners, and fund managers. In addition, he advises clients on accounting and tax matters throughout the agreement process, from initial drafting th ... (view full description)

Theodore Karatz

Managing Director
GTIS Partners

Teddy Karatz is a Senior Director at GTIS Partners LP and is responsible for sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities across the west coast.  GTIS Partners is a global real estate investment firm headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Munich, Paris and São Paulo.  The firm has 88 employees and manages approximately $5.0 billion of committed capital.  Since September 2009, GTIS has committed approximately $1.5 billion of equity to the U.S. residential sector having invested in 81 projects representing $7.2 billion in total project costs.  These investment strategies include land development and homebuilding, where the firm has acquired more than ... (view full description)

Alvin Katz

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Alvin Katz is a partner in the Real Estate Group at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he has a widely diversified practice representing real estate investors, developers and operators in joint ventures and partnerships, acquisitions and dispositions of real property, debt and equity financings, and management and leasing transactions. During his more than 40 years practicing law Alvin has been involved in virtually every aspect of the real estate industry. In recent years his practice has focused primarily on representing both equity capital providers and sponsors in real estate joint ventures and related transactions. His clients include real estate private equity funds, i ... (view full description)

David Kessler

Managing Partner
CohnReznick LLP

David Kessler is Chief Executive Officer of CohnReznick with responsibility for overseeing the strategic priorities, operations, people, and client service initiatives for the firm. In this capacity, he works with the Executive Board and other firm leaders to realize CohnReznick’s sense of purpose: creating opportunities for our people, making a difference for our clients, and strengthening our communities. David has over 30 years of experience providing audit, tax, and management advisory services to the real estate and financial services industries, representing clients nationally. ... (view full description)

Jonathan Klein

Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group

Jonathan Klein is the co-head and managing director of the real estate group at Fortress Investment Group. Jon has been working with Fortress since 2006. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Klein spent five years as a principal with Diversified Property Group a residential and commercial development company focused on horizontal and vertical development in the Northeast and Southeast. . Prior to Diversified, Mr. Klein spent 8 years as a managing director of a boutique fund management firm in New York City investing in real estate related assets including distressed mortgages and notes, opportunistic real estate and debt and equity investments.

Scott Klein

Latham & Watkins LLP

Scott P. Klein is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and the global co-chair of the firm's Investment Funds practice. Mr. Klein is also Chair of the Los Angeles office’s Finance Committee. Mr. Klein regularly advises clients globally in the organization, capital formation, negotiation and operation of private investment funds, including buyout, venture capital, energy, debt, real estate, hedge, emerging markets, workout, "special situation" and other funds. He also counsels fund sponsors in the strategic structuring of their internal organization and management. As part of this practice, Mr. Klein advises sponsors of private investment funds on registr ... (view full description)

Robert Kline

Managing Director of Finance
Colliers International

Robert Kline Managing Director, Debt & Structured Finance, Western Region Leader robert.kline@colliers.comArea of Expertise Based in the Phoenix and Los Angeles offices, Robert is the Managing Director of Debt and Structured Finance for the Western Region of Colliers International. He specializes in capital and finance efforts for the company across the Southwest and beyond. Robert brings extensive experience in institutional debt, equity, refinancing and restructuring, which is invaluable to Colliers’ professionals and clients. Robert’s deep product and market knowledge, along with a proven collaborative work style, enable ... (view full description)

Bruce Kranz

Senior Vice President
Hylant Group

BRUCE W. KRANZ SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENVIRONMENTAL RISK HYLANT GROUP CLEVELAND, OHIO SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE Mr. Kranz has over 40 years of comprehensive experience in the management and execution of the business related to environmental engineering, civil construction and the management of hazardous materials. This experience includes over 25 years of progressive management responsibility with coal mining and environmental engineering, hazardous waste management and civil construction. Since 2000 Mr. Kranz has been responsible for building and the execution of the Environmental Risk practice for the Hylant Group. In this role he has established a national practice primarily focus ... (view full description)

Pete Kutzer

Managing Partner
Edgewood Realty Partners, LLC

Pete Kutzer is a co-founder and principal of Edgewood Realty Partners, LLC. Edgewood is a private real estate investment firm which, along with its partners, acquires, invests in, develops, manages and disposes of high-quality commercial investment properties in the western United States. Edgewood and its partners frequently seek to add value to their investments by employing creative property improvement, repositioning, and/or capital markets strategies. Mr. Kutzer also serves as president of The Kutzer Company, a real estate investment management company, which actively manages approximately 1 million square feet of commercial property. Mr. Kutzer re­ceived a B.A. in economics from the ... (view full description)

Tamara Larsen

Head of Private Markets Strategies & Social Impact
Russell Investments

Bachelor of Arts, Smith College, 1999 Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003 Tamara Larsen leads real estate private equity funds research for the Americas and global private infrastructure for the Investment Division of Russell Investments. She is Chair of the Private Infrastructure Investment Strategy Board, and a voting member of the Real Estate Investment Strategy Board. She joined Russell in 2008. Previously, Tamara was a senior vice president with Centerline Capital Group. While there, Tamara was the fund manager for a $200 million discretionary private equity real estate fund, and also worked in an acquisitions role for that fund. The fund focused on value-ad ... (view full description)

Linda Law

Law & Associates/Land Veritas

Linda Law is the founding partner of Law & Associates, one of the only women-owned real estate development firms undertaking institutional-quality development in the United States. Law & Associates is currently acquiring large-scale land projects. Ms. Law is an alumnus of University of California, Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a currently Chair of the Harvard Real Estate International Advisory Board (a venture between the Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Harvard Law School and Harvard College) and is a founding member of the Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative Ms. Law addi ... (view full description)

Brian Lee

Vice President
Colony Capital, LLC

Mr. Lee, Vice President of Colony Capital, LLC, is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and consummation of new investments, primarily in North America.
Prior to joining Colony in 2007, Mr. Lee was an analyst in the Investment Banking group of Bear Stearns and an audit associate in the Real Estate practice of KPMG.
Mr. Lee received his B.A. in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Michael Lesser

Managing Partner
MJL Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Michael J. Lesser, Managing Partner, is responsible for marketing and valuation of commercial and hotel mortgage loan portfolios. Mr. Lesser has overseen more than $60 billion in commercial mortgage loan transactions and valuations. Mr. Lesser has sold commercial and residential mortgage loans for numerous domestic and foreign banks, special servicers, insurance companies and government entities. Prior to founding MJL Real Estate Advisors, Mr Lesser focused on loan sales for 25 years at Eastdil Secured. Mr. Lesser was a Manager in KPMG Peat Marwick's Real Estate Consulting Group and completed single property valuations, as well as portfolio reviews and acquisition due diligence. Mr. Lesser r ... (view full description)

Mark Levinson

Co-chair Financial Services Industry Practice Group
Fox Rothschild LLP

Mark Levinson serves as Co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s Financial Services Industry Practice Group and Co-chair of the Israel Practice Group.  For over 32 years, Mark has supported clients in their achieving their goals with practical and substantive guidance. Mark's practice centers on corporate, real estate, finance and securities offerings for clients raising capital and participating in strategic alliances and joint ventures. Mark routinely assists clients who form private equity and real estate funds, engage in M&A, securities offerings, debt and equity investments and financings, municipal finance and new market tax credits. Mark’s was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’ ... (view full description)

Richard Liebman

Managing Director
Blue Lion Capital

Richard Liebman heads the Investment Office for the Maybach Family in San Francisco. The Family Office is already in its fourth generation as a family business originated by Wilhelm Maybach who designed the first Daimler automobile in 1901. His son, Karl Maybach pioneered the development of industrial and commercial diesel engines and introduced renowned the Maybach Automobile in the 1920’s. Mr. Liebman’s work covers three main areas: Real Estate Development- The office focuses on developing properties primarily the in San Francisco and the Lake Tahoe Region. The family was an early pioneer in revising the Hayes Valley Neighborhood, and won several awards for its state of the art, ... (view full description)

Jason Liu

Managing Principal
AmCap, Inc.

Jason joined AmCap in 2009 and heads development and strategy for AmCap. Prior to AmCap, Jason was a Global leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum in Geneva and Davos, Switzerland, where he led the formation of China's firs mass international public private partnership. Jason began his career with Procter & Gamble, where he became one of the youngest Sales & Marketing team leaders in firm history. He was Head of Marketing at Aurarian Capital, a hedge fund focusing on Intellectual Property and Clean Energy. Jason received his MBA from MIT, and a BS from Cornall University - Joseph Granett Memoral Scholar. He was a visiting student at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University ... (view full description)

Mike Lowe

Co-President and Chief Investment Officer
Lowe Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Lowe coordinates the firm’s national investment activities including investments made by the firm on its own account, as well as for its investment clients and partners. In addition, Mr. Lowe is responsible for the firm’s national office, industrial, retail and multifamily activities including development, acquisition, asset management, leasing, construction and property management. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Roundtable. Education: Stanford University, BA; Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA

Raymond Lowe

Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo

Ray Lowe is a senior vice president at Wells Fargo. Involved in commercial real estate since 1976,  Ray began his career with a west coast-based developer, then joined Wells Fargo in 1985. Since then he has held a variety of positions, all in commercial real estate. He has been deeply involved in some of the bank's most opportunistic CRE transactions and initiatives, including the acquisition of Hypothekenbank's $6B United Kingdom lending operation in 2013, the acquisition of much of GE Capital's commercial real estate business in 2015, and Wells Fargo's ongoing real estate equity investment and specialized CRE lender financing businesses.

Leslie Lundin

Managing Partner
LBG Real Estate Companies, LLC

Leslie Lundin is Managing Partner and co-founder of LBG Real Estate Companies, LLC, a privately-held real estate company that specializes in the acquisition, investment and development of commercial real estate properties in the western United States.  The company’s main focus is on the direct acquisition of value added and opportunistic investments, with a strong preference for retail properties. Leslie has actively participated in over 1 Billion dollars in these types of transaction since 1990.  LBG is a vertically integrated owner/operator with an in-house leasing team exclusively dedicated to leasing LBG’s retail acquisitions as well as in-house personnel with deep construction managemen ... (view full description)

David Lynn

EVP, Chief Investment Strategist
Cole Real Estate Investments

David Lynn serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Portfolio Management at Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for leading the companys real estate investment strategy and continually enhancing Coles product offerings. He actively manages and optimizes Cole's commercial real estate portfolio with strategic and tactical direction in acquisitions, dispositions and overall portfolio management. Dr. Lynn is a member of the Executive, Investment, Operating, Asset Allocation and Portfolio Strategy Committees. He also heads the Underwriting, Credit Analysis, Research and Strategic Planning functions for the firm. He works on a br ... (view full description)

Daniel MacDonnell

Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Daniel MacDonnell is a Managing Director and Securities Principal in Cushman & Wakefields Global Hospitality Group based in the Century City office, where he is focused on expanding the Hospitality Groups investment sales, debt, equity and structured finance business including programmatic joint ventures and investment funds. Since joining Sonnenblick-Goldman (sold to Cushman & Wakefield in 2007), Mr. MacDonnell has completed approximately $3.5 billion in hotel investment sales and financings. Investment sales experience includes full service hotels (e.g. Fremont Marriott, CA), boutique hotels (e.g. Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, CA), select service hotels (e.g. Holiday Inn Expres ... (view full description)

Phil Mader

CIO & President
Kingsbarn Realty Capital

As Chief Investment Officer of Kingsbarn Realty Capital and President of Kingsbarn Capital & Development, Phil Mader brings 24 years of experience in real estate investment and development.  In his position, Phil focuses on the development, investment, and asset management of quality real estate assets in high barrier-to-entry and expanding markets. Kingsbarn’s institutional and entrepreneurial combined experience provides for sophisticated investment decisions and execution while still being nimble and able to act quickly. Phil has deep experience as an investor, developer and operator for prominent international and domestic private equity, homebuilding and multifamily firms. Phi ... (view full description)

Jim Maloney

Acting CIO/ Chariman
Chicago Policemen's Annuity & Benefit Fund

James "Jim" Maloney is an elected Trustee for the Chicago Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund. Jim serves part-time on the Fund and continues to work on the Chicago Police Department assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Financial Crimes Investigations Section. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Police Lieutenants Association. Appointed to Mayor Richard Daley's "Commission to Strengthen Chicago's Pensions". He has a B.S from Western Illinois University. He has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Illinois Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Masters Certificate in Financial Fraud f ... (view full description)

Nathaniel Marrs

Latham & Watkins LLP

Nathaniel M. Marrs, a partner in the Chicago office, represents domestic and international fund sponsors and other institutional owners and operators of real estate in a variety of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on fund formations and investments, joint venture arrangements, and portfolio acquisitions, dispositions and financings. Mr. Marrs has substantial experience with a variety of property types, including retail, industrial, office, multi-family, hotels and casinos, and a variety of debt and equity investment strategies, including CMBS, senior and subordinate financing, and preferred and common equity investments. He has worked with open and closed-end real estate fund ... (view full description)

Joel Mayer

Managing Director
Rockwood Capital, LLC

Mr. Mayer, based in Los Angeles, has over 28 years of experience as a real estate investment professional and leads the firm's retail real estate investments nationwide.  Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Mayer was a Director at BlackRock Realty. While at BlackRock, Mr. Mayer worked on their Retail Opportunity Fund and was responsible for sourcing new investments, identifying and structuring transactions with joint venture partners and directing development and redevelopment activities for new acquisitions. For four years prior to joining BlackRock, My. Mayer was Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development for California Pizza Kitchen ("CPK") with responsibility for the nat ... (view full description)

Kevin McKenzie

Head of Investments
Sabal Financial Group, L.P.

Kevin R. McKenzie is Head of Investments for Sabal Financial Group, L.P., an international diversified financial services firm specializing in real estate investing, banking and lending. The firm’s Investment business has established a strong foothold in the distressed debt arena, bringing nearly $6 billion in real estate and land assets under management since the firm’s inception in 2009. Sabal business spans other complementary businesses including: Sabal CRE Bridge Lending and JV Equity, providing financing to commercial real estate operators; Sabal Home Builder Finance, offering acquisition, development and construction loans to established residential builders; Sabal Commercial Adv ... (view full description)

Jeff Meyers

Meyers Research LLC

As a President of Meyers Research, a Kennedy Wilson Company, Mr. Meyers brings over 25 years of experience in which time he founded, built, and sold the largest market research company serving the US Homebuilding Industry, The Meyers Group. At its height, The Meyers Group grew to 21 offices and over 200 employees nationwide. Jeff specializes in on-going advisory services and manages all consulting assignments for several top ten public home builders through his direct involvement with land acquisition strategies, product development, segmentation, and positioning. Highly regarded as an industry expert for real estate trends and issues, Mr. Meyers is quoted frequently in several nationa ... (view full description)

Alexa Mizrahi

Director, Loan Origination
Lone Oak Fund, LLC

Alexa Lauren Mizrahi serves as Director of Loan Origination for Lone Oak Fund, LLC. She graduated with Provost’s Honors from the University of California, San Diego in 2008, earning a Bachelor of Science in Microeconomics & Mathematics. Since joining Lone Oak Fund’s Loan Origination Department in 2009, Alexa has underwritten thousands of commercial real estate transactions and has closed more than $500 million in bridge loans. Alexa originates short term financing up to $30 million for California investment properties. She is a board member for the Los Angeles Mortgage Association, has spoken on numerous panels for organizations such as RealShare, IMN, and Bisnow, and has been published ... (view full description)

Steven Moore

Managing Director

Steve Moore leads KPMG’s US Real Estate Deal Advisory practice and focuses on delivering services that help our clients achieve their financial and strategic goals relating to a broad variety of real estate financing, sales and acquisition activities.

Robert Morse

Bridge Investment Group Partners

Mr. Morse has over 30 years of experience in commercial and investment banking and private equity fund management. Currently Mr. Morse serves as the Chairman of Bridge Investment Group Partners, a real estate asset management firm founded in 1991. Bridge currently owns and manages over 22,000 apartment units and over 2mm sq ft of commercial office space. Previously, Mr. Morse served as the CEO of Citigroup’s Asia Institutional Clients Group from 2004-2008. This group of institutional businesses included corporate banking, investment banking, markets and transaction services in 17 countries employing over 14,000 employees. During Mr. Morse’s tenure, Citigroup was awarded the ‘Best B ... (view full description)

Ken Muller

DLA Piper

Ken Muller represents private investment funds and growth companies in all aspects of their enterprises, including: the formation, organization and operation of private equity funds, private equity real estate funds, venture capital funds, debt funds and secondary funds; the representation of registered investment advisers and exempt reporting advisers; the establishment of separate accounts, co-investment vehicles and REITs; as well as private equity and strategic finance, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, public and private offerings, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, subscription-backed credit facilities and other types of business transactions.

John Murray

Executive Vice President

Mr. Murray is an executive vice president in the Newport Beach office and a portfolio manager focusing on commercial real estate investments. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he structured real estate transactions throughout the U.S. at JER Partners. Before JER Partners, Mr.Murray was in commercial real estate development and construction and also served for three years as a combat engineer officer with the U.S. Army. He has 13 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a master's degree in civil engineering from MIT and a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University.

Greg Myers

Managing Director
Alter Domus

Greg is a managing director of Cortland Capital Market Services LLC. Greg oversees business management for Cortland's fund administration group. An experienced financial executive, Greg brings over 15 years of broad-based financial services expertise to Cortland. Prior to joining Cortland CMS, Greg managed the Specialty Bank Loans team within LaSalle Bank’s Global Securities and Trust Services group. Greg’s initial service in the financial sector includes experience working as an Equity Options Market Maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, as well as a financial analyst and Y2K consultant with other financial institutions.

Jeanne Myerson

President & CEO
The Swig Company

Ms. Myerson joined The Swig Company, a national commercial real estate investment company, as President and CEO in 1997. She was previously president and chief executive officer of the Bailard, Biehl & Kaiser Real Estate Investment Trust (BB&K REIT), a private REIT with a diversified, national real estate investment portfolio, and before that she worked for NeXT Computer, Inc., of Redwood City, Calif. Ms. Myerson joined NeXT from Metropolitan Life Real Estate Investments, holding positions in Boston, New York City and Northern California where she managed all aspects of real estate investment and finance. Ms. Myerson is on the Board of Directors of NYSE-listed BRE Properties, Inc. where sh ... (view full description)

Jeremy Naylor

Cooley LLP

Jeremy Naylor is a member of the Cooley business department and is a partner in the firm's Tax practice, working in conjunction with the Venture Capital Fund Formation group. He is resident in the New York office.Mr. Naylor focuses his practice on the representation of private equity, real estate, venture capital and hedge fund sponsors in connection with the tax aspects of structuring investment funds.Mr. Naylor also advises U.S. and non-U.S. institutional investors, governmental investors, pension trusts and other tax-exempt organizations in structuring their investments in private investment funds, including venture capital, buyout, real estate and hedge funds. His ... (view full description)

Patrick Nelson

Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate

Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate (NBPRE), was organized in 2007 with the investment objective to focus on well positioned assets in two niche property types: Student Housing and Assisted Living Facilities. NBPRE currently owns and/or operates eleven university housing and assisted living facilities across six states CA, UT, OR, FL, NY and AZ. Nelson Brothers has developed a systematic investment criteria, focused on proprietary prudent, strategic investment criteria. NBPRE has maintained a disciplined approach to remain within their niche asset classes and have evaluated many properties across the country. NBPRE’s primary objectives are to generate capital gains and current incom ... (view full description)

Rene Nunez

Texas Permanent School Fund

Rene Nunez is a former chairman of the Texas Permanent School Fund. As part of the Texas Education Agency, the Permanent School Fund is a twenty-six billion dollar educational endowment for the State of Texas. Mr. Nunez served as an elected member of the SBOE Board for 22 years. Rene Nunez is a former public school teacher as well as college instructor. Nunez is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker as well as an investment fund consultant. He currently is chairman of the Hispanic and Business Alliance for Education, Inc. and chairs its endowment. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Arts degree from Chapman University in Orange, ... (view full description)

Paul O'Connor

Allen Matkins

Paul D. O'Connor is a partner in our Orange County office and Chair of the firm's Corporate & Finance Department. He has a broad-based commercial transactional practice including the formation, financing, merger, and reorganization of joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, public and private syndicated offerings, and general business tax planning. Paul has been involved in the formation and reorganization of a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and retail partnerships and joint ventures. He has also represented financial partners and developers in the formation of many residential partnerships and joint ventures. A significant part of Paul's p ... (view full description)

Taylor Osborn

FVP, C&I Lending
Axos Bank

Taylor Osborn is a First Vice President within the C&I Lending division of BofI Federal Bank, a federally chartered savings institution with approximately $10 billion of total assets. Mr. Osborn has played an instrumental role in the C&I Lending division’s origination of over $1.75 billion in outstanding loan commitments across an assortment of real-estate backed assets including construction loans, A/B participations, non-performing notes, hard money loans, bridge loans and tax liens. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from San Diego State University where he graduated with highest distinction.

George Pandaleon

Inland Institutional Capital, LLC

As President, Mr. Pandaleon is responsible for the growth and performance of Inland Institutional Capital, LLC.  He is also a voting member of the Inland Investment Committee, which reviews opportunities that may be appropriate for ICAP's clients or other Inland entities. Prior to joining Inland, Mr. Pandaleon was Executive Managing Director of the Institutional Investment Group at Grubb & Ellis, where he led a team of real estate investment professionals focused on serving large institutional clients. Before Grubb & Ellis, Mr. Pandaleon was a Partner with CMD Realty Investors, a sponsor of five institutional commingled real estate investment funds. Prior to that he held ... (view full description)

Dean Pappas

Goodwin Procter LLP

Areas of Practice Dean Pappas is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Real Estate Investment Management Practice. He has extensive experience with real estate and corporate transactions. Work for Clients Mr. Pappas’ practice involves structuring, negotiating, drafting and closing various real estate and corporate transactions, including joint venture formation (partnerships and limited liability companies), merger, acquisition and disposition transactions, construction, mortgage and mezzanine loan transactions, public contracting, leasing and other various transactions. Professional Activities Mr. Pappas is a member of the USC Law School Institute - LACBA Benjamin S. Crocker ... (view full description)

Sujan Patel

Founder and Managing Principal
Nantam Capital

Sujan Patel, Founder and Managing Principal, Nantam Capital   Nantam Capital is a real estate investment platform focused on investing in opportunistic and special situations across real estate and real-estate related operating and technology companies.  As part of these initiatives, Mr. Patel is on the executive committee and advisory board for the Arden Distressed Hospitality Fund, which is sponsored by the Arden Group based out of Philadelphia, and is a recently established, $500MM vehicle dedicated to investing in distressed hospitality assets. Prior to forming Nantam Capital in December 2018, Mr. Patel  was the Managing Dire ... (view full description)

Fred Pillon

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Fred L. Pillon is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and co-head of Gibson's Real Estate Department and practices exclusively in the real estate area, primarily in the areas of finance and investment, including conveyancing, leasing, partnerships and joint ventures, secured transactions and loan workouts. He serves as counsel to institutional investors and lenders, including opportunity funds, major national life insurance companies and banks, savings and loans and investment banking firms, as well as developers in connection with a wide variety of real estate projects, including office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, multi-family projects and other commer ... (view full description)

Perry Pinto

Walton Street Capital, LLC

Mr. Pinto directs the acquisition efforts for Walton Street Capital ("WSC") throughout the West Coast of the United States and directs all of firm's industrial acquisitions throughout the entire United States. In addition, Mr. Pinto leads the firm's efforts in the majority of the public-to-private transactions that are pursued by the firm. In his career at WSC, Mr. Pinto has acquired over $6 billion of assets in every sector of commercial real estate in every major geographic market of the United States.Mr. Pinto is a founding member of WSC and has been with the firm since its inception in 1995. Prior thereto, Mr. Pinto was an associate with JMB Realty Corporation. Mr. Pinto ... (view full description)

Jeff Pitcher

Ballard Spahr LLP

Jeffrey S. Pitcher is a partner in the Phoenix office of Ballard Spahr LLP. His practice focuses on the areas of distressed real estate and real estate development, finance, and leasing. Mr. Pitcher represents clients on a variety of distressed projects, including master-planned and mixed-use developments, retail and office centers, multifamily developments, hotels, industrial properties, and other types of commercial real estate. Mr. Pitcher advises institutional lenders and special servicers on workouts and restructurings and investors in the purchase of distressed assets. He also has experience in the acquisition, financing, and sale of commercial properties and in the negotiation and dr ... (view full description)

Sandy Presant

Chair, Real Estate Fund Practice Group
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Sandy Presant, Chair of the Real Estate Fund Practice Group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, focuses his practice on providing fund and joint venture best practice business and tax structuring advice to sponsors of the leading real estate private equity funds, REITs, and their local partners and investors in the U.S. and internationally. He has over 30 years of experience as a tax and business lawyer for major funds and real estate companies. He has structured and negotiated the tax and business aspects for over 100 real estate funds (including their internal general partner structuring and executive compensation) in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia, and more than 500 joint ventures (partn ... (view full description)

Edward Ratinoff

Managing Principal
James Investment Partners

Edward Ratinoff is Founder and Managing Principal of James Investment Partners, an opportunistic investment platform focused on multifamily, office and industrial properties in the San Francisco bay area and the Los Angeles region. Ed also currently serves on the board Axos Financial (NYSE:AX). Ed previously held senior positions with nationally focused real estate investment management firms such as the JE Robert Companies and PRG and was a senior banker with Chase Securities (Chase), BT Securities (Bankers Trust)  and McDonald Investments (Keybank).   Mr. Ratinoff earned his Masters of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Reder

Managing Director
CenterSquare Investment Management

As Managing Director, Private Real Estate at CenterSquare, Mr. Reder is responsible for all acquisition activity in the Western United States. He serves as a member of the Investment Committee for CenterSquare’s Private Real Estate Group and oversees a team focused on sourcing, underwriting and closing real estate acquisitions and investment transactions across a variety of property types. Founded in 1987, CenterSquare is a registered investment adviser focused exclusively on real estate. Prior to CenterSquare, Mr. Reder was Vice President for a private real estate investment firm. He was responsible for underwriting acquisitions, financing, asset management and disposition of properties wit ... (view full description)

Michelle Reuter


Michelle Reuter is a Principal in the Real Estate Boutique within the manager research division of Mercer Investments and is located in Chicago. She provides real estate consulting and strategic advice to Mercer's clients and consultants located across the globe. Her primary responsibilities also include analysis, research and due diligence of US real estate private equity investment strategies and global real estate securities strategies. She is a voting member and provides recommendations on investment managers to Mercer's Global and US Property Ratings Review Committees. Michelle also contributes to Mercer's Dynamic Asset Allocation process and produces intellectual capital on the US real ... (view full description)

Ananda Reynolds

Global Syndicated Finance
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ananda Reynolds is a Director with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has been with the firm for over 20 years with extensive experience leading deal teams to structure and syndicate complex and high profile credits for Bank of America Merrill Lynch's large corporate real estate clients. She manages underwriting, structuring and execution of broadly syndicated secured and unsecured debt facilities for public and private real estate companies, including top tier REITs/REOCs, C-Corps and private equity funds. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a leading provider of financing to opportunity & private equity funds and is uniquely positioned to offer broad market perspective and market leading ... (view full description)

Christopher Rising

President & COO
Rising Realty Partners

Christopher Rising manages the day-to-day business activities of RRP, while also serving on its Investment Committee. Drawing on his experience as Senior Vice President, Asset Transactions at MPG Office Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPG), Christopher is skilled at managing acquisitions and creative development. At MPG, he worked directly with the CEO to improve finances through debt reduction and restructuring. In 2003, he founded his own company, The Rising Real Estate Group (RREG.) As the company grew, he seized the opportunity to partner with BPG and created Hamilton Capital Partners (HCP), an equity fund vehicle. RREG is also a principal in 626 Wilshire Blvd, a 156K square foot office building ... (view full description)

Jay Rollins

Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners

Mr. Rollins is the EVP, Chairman and Co-Founder of WDIP (f/k/a JCR Capital). In addition to managing WDIP’s legacy funds, Mr. Rollins provides guidance to WDIP’s management team regarding investment strategy and execution. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Rollins was a Managing Director at GMAC, where he built a team of 17 professionals focused on making opportunistic loans to transitional multifamily, retail, office, land and industrial properties. Prior to GMAC, Mr. Rollins was the President and Founder of Eastern Realty Corporation, a “Resolution Trust Company era” real estate investment company. Eastern Realty managed four partnerships, each purchasing assets from the RTC and financial ... (view full description)

Jonathan Romick

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
GEM Realty Capital, Inc.

Mr. Romick joined GEM Realty Capital, Inc. (“GEM”), in 2006 and is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.  Mr. Romick oversees compliance and legal matters for the real estate investment funds sponsored by GEM. Prior to joining GEM, Mr. Romick was a lawyer in the Real Estate Practice Group at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP and prior to that at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  Mr. Romick received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois, College of Law in 2002, magna cum laude, and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with Honors in 1997.  Mr. Romick is also a Certified Public Accountant. ... (view full description)

Charlie Rose

Managing Director
Canyon Partners Real Estate

Charlie Rose is a Managing Director of Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC (Canyon). Mr. Rose is responsible for originating, underwriting, structuring and executing debt and equity transactions in the Western region including California, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Utah. Canyon and its affiliates, including Canyon Capital Advisors, are investment management firms and registered investment advisors headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with approximately $21 billion in assets under management. Since its formation, Canyon has completed over $5.1 billion of investments involving commercial real estate and mortgage assets with a total value of over $12.6 billion. Prior to ... (view full description)

Kenneth Rosen

Rosen Consulting Group

Dan Rosenbloom

Managing Director, Head of Investments

Dan joined CADRE in 2016 as a Managing Director managing the investment team and is a member of the Investment Committee. In his capacity as Managing Director at CADRE, Dan is responsible for overseeing the team sourcing, underwriting and structuring private-market real estate equity opportunities. He has invested in both equity and debt capital across various product types and geographic locations. At CADRE, Dan has also spear headed the sourcing and execution of Cadre’s Opportunity Zone Program.    Prior to Cadre, Dan led the acquisitions team at GEM Realty Capital, where he spent 11 years and was on the investment committee involved in setting investment strategy for GEM Realty Prop ... (view full description)

Frederic Samelian

Hill International

Fred Samelian is President of Hill International's Construction Claims and Consulting Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in program and project management, construction management, management consulting, business planning and development, and corporate management. Since his appointment as President of the Construction Claims and Consulting Group in 2005, Mr. Samelian's global focus has cultivated and grown Hill's claims consulting business in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, South Africa, and the Asia Pacific region, establishing key operations in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Brazil and Panama where his group is over ... (view full description)

Michael Sanchez

Colony Capital, LLC

Michael Sanchez has over two decades of real estate finance experience both in originations of debt and equity investments and portfolio management. Mr. Sanchez is currently a Vice President at Colony Capital, LLC and helps lead Colony’s growth of its national bridge debt vehicle, Colony Mortgage Capital, LLC. Mr. Sanchez joined Colony in 2010 in their asset management group where he managed non-performing loan portfolios as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to Colony, Mr. Sanchez was a founder of CapitalStack, a financial advisor who arranged joint venture equity, mezzanine debt and bridge/construction senior debt for middle market and institutional clients. Mr. Sanchez previously held positio ... (view full description)

Michael Schwartz

Commercial Real Estate Finance Broker
Financial Compound

Michael Schwartz has been an active commercial mortgage broker since 1997, having closed over $4.4 billion in financing transactions, both debt and equity. In 2007 he started his own commercial mortgage brokerage firm, Financial Compound, which has been an innovator in identifying and structuring capital markets opportunities and gathering capital markets information. Financial Compound's transactions run the gamut from low leverage first mortgages on trophy assets, to structured debt and equity placements for properties in need of renovation, to construction and unentitled land financing.  Michael is experienced with many types of financial structures, including acquisition, predevelopment, ... (view full description)

Vivek Seth

Head of Real Estate Investment Banking
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Vivek Seth has more than 25 years of corporate finance and real estate experience including transactions worth more than $100 billion. He currently serves as Vice Chairman at Raymond James with a focus on real estate investment banking, which is involved with public and private offerings and mergers and acquisitions within the real estate, hospitality and homebuilding industries. Mr. Seth received a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  Prior to joining Raymond James in 2001, he was a senior member of the real estate investment banking group at J.P. Morgan, where he was involved in several landmark real estate tran ... (view full description)

Jesse Sharf

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Jesse Sharf is a partner in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and is Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Department, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  His real estate practice experience includes extensive representation of all types of investors, lenders and developers.  On the lender side, Jesse represents mezzanine lenders, construction lenders, CMBS lenders, and portfolio lenders in workouts, whole loan sales, syndications and participations, foreclosures and other enforcement actions, construction lending, mezzanine lending, CMBS lending and structured finance lending transactions.  In addition, Jesse represents real estate funds, developers and ins ... (view full description)

Sean Sheward

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Turner Development

Timothy Shine

Managing Principal
Parmenter Realty Partners

Timothy Shine is Managing Principal with Parmenter Realty Partners. With over 30 years of experience in institutional real estate, Tim is responsible for capital initiatives including fund, co-investment and separate account capital. He also works with the senior management team on strategic planning, investor and consultant relations, as well as developing new initiatives for the organization.Prior to joining Parmenter Realty Partners in 2011, Tim was Managing Director and Co-Head at Commonfund Realty. His responsibilities included operations and assent management, as well as investor relations. Prior to that, Tim held positions at CB Richard Ellis Investors where he oversaw a p ... (view full description)

Shahram Siddiqui

Executive Managing Director
InSight Capital Partners LLC

Shahram is a Co-Founder and Executive Managing Director of InSight Capital Partners. After focusing much of his recent career on large to mid cap transactions, Shahram and his partners recognized that the small balance transactional market has been largely overlooked. Seeking to capitalize on these opportunities, Shahram and his partners founded InSight to provide high yield capital solutions in the real estate market. Established in September 2013 by a team of experienced real estate professionals, InSight seeks to differentiate itself by deploying a systematic risk underwriting approach to small balance transactions in seeking high yield returns for investors. Shahram was previously Exe ... (view full description)

Mitch Siegler

Senior Managing Director & Co-Founder
Pathfinder Partners, LLC

Mitch Siegler co-founded Pathfinder Partners, LLC, a leading opportunistic real estate private equity firm and fund manager, in 2006. Pathfinder, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is one of the countrys most active acquirers of value-add residential and commercial real estate notes and properties having acquired in excess of half a billion dollars of assets in 75 separate transactions since inception. Pathfinders latest fund, Pathfinder Partners Opportunity Fund V, L.P. was launched in October 2014. Prior to co-founding Pathfinder, Mitch founded and served as CEO of several businesses. He previously spent five years as a partner with Sorrento Associates, Inc., a boutique invest ... (view full description)

Joseph Smith

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Joseph A. Smith is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he represents private equity fund sponsors in connection with fund formation, the acquisition of portfolio investments and the implementation of exit strategies. In this capacity, Joe advises clients on securities, governance, ERISA, Investment Advisers Act and structural issues. He has extensive experience with all alternative asset classes, including leveraged buy-outs, venture capital and later-stage growth equity investments, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine investments, real estate ventures and opportunity funds, secondary investments and funds of funds. Joe has also represented many fund managers in connection with spinoffs ... (view full description)

Lauren Spiegel

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Lauren Spiegel is a partner at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP, and her practice focuses on real estate and finance transactions. She has extensive experience representing developers and capital providers in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, debt financings and workouts. She represents lenders in secured financings, bond credit enhancements, and workouts. Ms. Spiegel has considerable experience working on all aspects of affordable housing transactions including transactions involving tax-exempt bonds, the low income housing tax credit and property tax exemptions. She advises lenders and purchasers of nonperforming loans in individual and portfolio sales. Ms. Spiegel's ... (view full description)

Maria Stamolis

Co-Head of Real Estate Investments
Canyon Partners Real Estate

Maria Stamolis is the Co-Head of Real Estate Investments and Director of Asset Management for Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC. She has been with Canyon for 9 years and has worked in the real estate industry since 1987. Ms. Stamolis is responsible for the oversight and management of CPRE’s multi-billion dollar portfolio of commercial real estate debt and equity investments, she holds a seat on all real estate investment committees and serves as the Fund Executive for the Canyon Catalyst Fund, the firm’s real estate emerging manager program with CalPERS. Prior to joining Canyon, Ms. Stamolis was an Executive Vice President at Karney Management Company, a Los Angeles-based developer and owner o ... (view full description)

Brent Steele

Senior Director
CBRE Global Investors

Andy Stewart

Managing Partner
Argosy Real Estate Partners

Mr. Stewart is Managing Partner of Argosy Real Estate Partners, a real estate fund manager with approximately $1.7 billion in real estate assets under management through seven fully discretionary, commingled funds. Argosy invests nationwide through opportunistic, value-added, core-plus and Opportunity Zone strategies in conjunction with operating partners. Mr. Stewart has general management responsibilities for the firm's investment strategy, asset management, operations, and fundraising. He is a member of the firm's Investment Committee and Management Committee. Mr. Stewart has over 20 years of real estate investment and operating experience, involving over $2 billion of diverse ... (view full description)

Chauncey Swalwell

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

Chauncey Swalwell’s practice focuses on commercial real estate, including the representation of private and institutional investors and lenders in connection with the acquisition, sale, development, leasing and financing of hotels, student housing facilities, industrial parks, office buildings, regional shopping centers, and other projects, including the structuring of complex transactions involving public and private REITs, TICs and other investment and lending vehicles. Mr. Swalwell has extensive experience structuring and negotiating joint venture agreements on behalf of private equity and institutional investors and promoters in a considerable array of real estate transactions. Mr. Sw ... (view full description)

Randy Teteak

Executive Vice President

Randy Teteak is Executive Vice President of SunCal. Randy is a member of the firm's Senior Management, Investment and Asset Management committees. Before SunCal, Randy served as president of O'Donnell/Atkins and as vice president with Staubach. Before entering the field of real estate, Randy served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Boston College.

Brady Thurman

Managing Director
Northwood Investors

Brady A. Thurman is a Managing Director in the acquisitions team at Northwood Investors. Northwood is a privately-held real estate investment advisor that was founded in 2006 by John Z. Kukral, the former President and CEO of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. Northwood currently has $3.5 billion of assets under management and employs a fundamental, value-driven investment strategy with a longer-term outlook. The Northwood team has deep experience in sourcing, executing and managing real estate transactions worldwide, ranging from office buildings and shopping centers to hotels and residential investments. Mr. Thurman joined Northwood in 2007 and is focused on sourcing and executing real estat ... (view full description)

David Tobin

Senior Managing Director
Mission Capital Advisors, LLC, a Marcus & Millichap Subsidiary

William David Tobin is one of two Principals of Mission. He has extensive transactional experience in loan sale advisory, investment banking and commercial real estate debt and equity raising. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Tobin was associated with a national brokerage firm, where he started and ran a loan sale advisory business, heading all business execution and development. In that capacity, Mr. Tobin closed in excess of $6 billion of loan sales. In addition, he executed sales and/or financing transactions on the TriBeCa Grand development site, 60 Thompson (a 100 room Boutique Hotel in SoHo), the St. Moritz Hotel, the Barbizon Hotel, the Newark Airport Hilton and the Empire Hotel as well as on a ... (view full description)

Charles Toppino

Oak Pass Capital Management

Charles P. Toppino is the founder and President of Oak Pass Capital Management (“OPCM”) and has been actively involved in the commercial real estate industry for over 20 years. OPCM was formed in 2011 and is a real estate company that invests nationally as GP Sponsor in JV’s with local / regional operations. The firm targets high-yielding, mispriced and off-market commercial real estate opportunities that have allowed the firm to achieve high current yields and above average returns.   Mr. Toppino’s experience includes acquisitions, asset management, sourcing equity and debt financing as well as serving as an advisor to buyers and sellers of assets in the U.S., Europe and Asia. P ... (view full description)

William Trefethen

Managing Partner
Parse Capital, LLC

Mr. Trefethen is the founder and Managing Director of Parse Capital, LLC and is responsible for the overall management of the firm and the execution and management of principal transactions. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Trefethen has extensive expertise in capital markets, corporate finance, M&A and restructuring. Notable accomplishments include: o Founded American Commercial Capital, LLC a national commercial lending platform focused on providing a variety of principal capital products and investment banking services to companies and investors in the retail industry. The business utilized a variety of capital markets strategies including securitization, participations, syndica ... (view full description)

Mark Tronstein

Managing Director, Real Estate
Andell Holdings

Mark Tronstein is a Managing Director at Andell Inc., a Los Angeles-based private investment firm and family office with global business and investment interests, where he oversees the real estate strategy. Prior to joining Andell, Mark was a Director at Broadreach Capital Partners, a private real estate investment firm with over $1 billion of equity capital under management, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing value-add and opportunistic transactions across all product types as well as distressed debt in the Southwestern U.S. Prior to joining Broadreach, Mark was an investment professional at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on acquisitions in the Western U.S. on behalf of i ... (view full description)

Ashish Ward

Manager, Inspections / Co-Chair, Private Funds Specialized Working Group
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Ashish Ward is a Manager in Investment Management Inspections at the SEC's Los Angeles Regional Office, where he supervises inspections that are conducted by teams of professional staff members, such as financial analysts (CFAs/MBAs), accountants (CPAs), and attorneys (JDs). Concurrently, he serves as one of the National Co-Coordinators for the SEC's Private Funds Specialized Working Group, a national task force within the Inspections program (OCIE) which identifies and addresses regulatory risks that pertain to hedge fund and private equity firms. In that capacity, he coordinates with staff across the SEC headquarters and regional offices and the multiple SEC divisions to obtain and disse ... (view full description)

James Waters

Haynes and Boone, LLP

James Waters is a partner with the law firm of Haynes and Boone, LLP and is a member of the firm's Finance Practice Group and Investment Fund Practice Group. In his practice he represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers in domestic and international lending transactions and restructurings, and advises hedge funds and private equity funds in senior and subordinated financings, strategic financings and derivatives transactions. He received a B.A. from Columbia University, earned a J.D. at Harvard Law School and, while in law school, took graduate courses at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Mark Wayne

Cypress Office Properties, LLC

Mark Wayne is a co-founder of Cypress Office Properties, LLC, a San Diego-based real estate investment and operating company that specializes in acquisitions of value-add, redevelopment and core plus office properties in Southern California and Phoenix. Founded in 2009, Cypress focuses on enhancing performance and value through proven management, leasing and capital improvement strategies. As a local sponsor/operating partner, Cypress seeks joint venture investments with institutional real estate funds. Prior to co-founding Cypress, Mark spent 20 years with San Diego's Burnham Real Estate advising, marketing, leasing, selling and repositioning over 6 million square feet of office properties ... (view full description)

Kenneth Weissenberg


Kenneth Weissenberg is a Tax Partner and Chair Emeritus of Eisner Advisory Group's Real Estate Services Group. His extensive experience encompasses all aspects of the real estate industry, ranging from developing tax saving strategies for owning and operating property to structuring and negotiating complex sales, acquisitions, and financing transactions.  Providing expert insight from both the legal and business perspectives, Ken consults with a variety of public and private REITs on tax planning and compliance issues ,including REIT formations, property contributions, and mergers and acquisitions. He serves a diverse client base that includes privately held and publicly traded r ... (view full description)

Sondra Wenger

Managing Director
CIM Group

Kenneth Wisdom

Managing Director
Portfolio Advisors, LLC

Ken is a Managing Director of Portfolio Advisors and serves as a voting member of the firms Investment Committees. Ken has been with Portfolio Advisors since 2002 and serves as Head of Portfolio Advisors Real Estate Investment and Advisory team. Previously he was a Managing Director and founding principal of PrivateTrade, a real estate and private equity secondaries advisory firm. Before PrivateTrade he served as the Private Equity Officer for the University of California Office of the Treasurer responsible for its multi billion private markets program; and prior to that, the Senior Investment Analyst for Alternative Investments for the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management ... (view full description)

Marc Wolf

Rothstein Kass

Marc Wolf is a Senior Audit Principal in the Beverly Hills office of Rothstein Kass. Marc’s areas of specialization are focused within the Firm’s Financial Services Group, specifically real estate, private equity, hedge funds, RICs, commodity pools, and other types of investment partnerships, broker-dealers, private foundations and family offices. He is a certified public accountant in California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York and Texas. His experience includes advising clients on organizational structure, supervision of audits and ongoing consultation with management regarding various operational, transactional and tax matters. He also advises clients on various regulatory issues impact ... (view full description)

Eric Wurtzebach

Managing Director, Real Estate
Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.

Eric Wurtzebach is a Division Director of Macquarie Group Limited and is based in Chicago as Division Director, Capital Transactions for Macquarie Real Estate Capital - North America. Eric co-heads a team which is responsible for sourcing new business transactions to expand Macquarie Real Estate’s platform in North America. Eric has over 13 years of real estate corporate finance and financial advisory experience. Prior to joining Macquarie Real Estate in 2008, he was a Director of Investment Banking at BMO Capital Markets; a Founding Partner of Silver Portal Capital; and Vice President of First Union Securities in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group.

Andrew Yoon

Managing Partner & COO

Andrew Yoon is a Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer at BentallGreenOak. Andrew is responsible for day-to-day operations of the global business and sits on the Management Committee.   Andrew was a Partner and served as Chief Operating Officer at GreenOak Real Estate, a predecessor firm to BentallGreenOak, since its inception in 2010. GreenOak merged with Bentall Kennedy to become BentallGreenOak in 2019, and Andrew continues to serve on the investment committees of all legacy GreenOak funds. Prior to joining GreenOak, he was a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing in Asia. Andrew has e ... (view full description)

Kev Zoryan

Managing Director, US Head of Asset Management
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

Kev Zoryan is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley. He is Co-Head of U.S. Acquisitions and Head of Western U.S. Investing for Morgan Stanley Real Estates various private equity real estate funds. He is responsible for the sourcing, execution and asset management of real estate investments. Kev joined Morgan Stanley in 1997, starting in the Los Angeles office in the private equity investing area of the Firms real estate businesses. He has been involved in many of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate investments on the west coast and in Mexico. After returning from business school in 2001, he rejoined the Firm in the Investment Banking Department in Los Angeles as a generalist in ... (view full description)

Warren de Haan

Chief Originations Officer and Managing Director
Starwood Property Trust

Warren de Haan is the Chief Originations Officer at Starwood Property Trust and a Managing Director at Starwood Capital Group. He is responsible for national originations including bridge loans, mezzanine loans and preferred equity and is a member of the investment committee. Starwood Property Trust is the largest commercial mortgage REIT with a market capitalization of approximately $3 billion.Prior to Starwood, he was co-head of national originations at Countrywide Financial Corporation and was on the management team that founded and built Countrywide Financial Corporations CRE finance business into one of the largest in the United States, closing over $1 billion in loans month ... (view full description)

Joaquin de Monet

Managing Principal
Palisades Capital Realty Advisors

Executive level organizational leader with both domestic and international experience building investing, operating, portfolio and asset managing businesses. An ambidextrous leader having led multi-billion dollar businesses/portfolio through both growth and crises. Career highlighted  by serving 7 years (2006 - 2013) as President and CEO of Arden Realty, a $5B fully integrated national operator (former REIT), and by 2 years as Managing Director, Global Leasing & Operations, GE Capital Real Estate, overseeing a $25B global portfolio and 6 years building a full-service $3.5B lending and investing business in Mexico. Experience combined to produce $15B in transactions, $5B ... (view full description)
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This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

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    • 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


    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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