Please note: The preliminary discussion topics below will take place over the three days of the conference (May 1-3). Specific times and final panel topics have not yet been determined; please re-visit this page for agenda and scheduling updates.

General Issues
  • What are the key demographic traits that you look for in a market?  
  •  Buy and move-out rate of different income levels
  •  Household formations as the millennial demographic is now coming of age and starting families-Are they renters or buyers?
  • Changing local demographics… Where are the latest surprises?
SFR in a Rising Rate
  •  Inflation vs. rent growth
  •  Buying homes vs. renting
  •  Cost of new construction vs. acquiring existing
  •  I can get 10% from a bank CD… What will I expect from my equity returns?
  •  Impact of rising rates in the early 2000s
  •  Mortgage resets
  •  the new rent vs. buy equation… What will that do to demand?
  •  Hold vs. flip in a rising rate environment-What are the numbers?
  •  Prices are already competitive in many markets… How much more will each ¼ point interest rate cost me?
  •  6% operational cash flow… How will that change as rates go up?
  •  Going public in a rising rate environment Risk issues
SFR in a Rising Rate-How are Rising Rates Changing your Strategy-Sell/Hold, Flip/Long-Term Hold; Passive/Wholesale/Finance/Manage
  •  What was your strategy to battle rising rates in the early 2000s?
  •  Preparing for more foreclosures?
  •  Going long-term perm vs. short term fixed
  •  Are you looking to increase your portfolio before rates rise?
  •  If costs to acquire rise with interest rates are you going to look to provide services more than acquire for your portfolio?
  • Transitioning from flipping to buy-to-hold

Haendel St. Juste

Managing Director- REIT & Homebuilders Research
Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

David Lichtenger

Managing Partner
Intrepid Capital Investments

Thad Meyer

Reven Housing REIT

John Halasz

Managing Director
US Home Aggregation
Major REO/Flip Markets (please choose one or more regions)
  • Cap rates & gross yields comparisons
  •  Market execution differences
  •  Economic outlook of “blue” vs. “grey” collar
  •  What do you look for in a remote smaller market… Are you nervous about the exit?
  •  Secondary/tertiary markets… yield opportunities of tier 1, 2, 3
  •  Finding inventory
  •  Cap rates
  •  Picking your favourite market

Eddie Wilson

Affinity Enterprise Group

Jay Caplan

LJ Capital Partners
Urban vs. Suburban vs. Ex-Urban… Class “A” vs. “B” vs. “C” Homes… A Cross Market Comparison of Value in Market and Product Type
  •  Cap rates & gross yields comparisons
  •  Market execution differences
  •  Economic outlook of “blue” vs. “grey” collar
  •  What do you look for in a remote smaller market… Are you nervous about the exit?
  •  Secondary/tertiary markets… yield opportunities of tier 1, 2, 3
  •  Finding inventory
  •  Cap rates
  •  Picking your favourite market

William Robison

StoryBook Realty
Will The SFR Economy be Trumped by The New Presidential Administration Policies and Higher Interest Rates?
  • Affordability of new homes
  •  NPL/SFR government sales trends
  •  Yield vs. HPA: Where will the play be?
  •  Flip vs. hold equation
  •  Retail vs. institutional exit
  •  Where is the shadow inventory hiding?
  •  Rental demand predictions
  •  Impact of Obamacare repeal on your market
  •  Houston… Do we have a problem in the oil states?
  •  Any HUD Changes in the crystal ball?

Dave Bragg

Managing Director
Green Street Advisors
Valuation in a Changing Cap Rate/Home Appreciation Environment
  •  Cash flow multiples
  •  Technology out there
  •  Retail vs. institutional buying; Single vs. portfolio of homes
  •  Borrowing and LTV rates
  •  Where are recent appraisals coming in? How are they being derived?
  •  Market vs. appraised values
  •  Adding value: What has the most bang for the buck?
  •  Public vs. private market value
  • Property taxes: Are they keeping up?

Aaron Hecht

Vice President-Equity Research
JMP Securities

Anthony Paolone

Executive Director-Americas Equity Research
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Luncheon Roundtables-

Atlanta; Arizona, California, Carolinas; Chicago/Midwest, MidAtlantic; South Florida, NorthEast, Central/North Florida; Build-to-rent; Note Buyers, Turnkey Buyers; Women in SFR

Flipping vs. Holding an Individual Property- What goes into the Equation?
  • Acquiring for flip vs. hold
  •  What are the key decision points?
  •  Comparing financing sources
  •  Impact of the rehab and what needs to be done
  •  Property tax/house price impact
  •  How much should you be clearing per unit to keep? 
  •  Role of capital on hand
  •  When to flip vacant rentals
  • When is it time to re-evaluate the situation?

Sanjay Raghavaraju

CEO & President
33 Holdings, LLC

Joe Mueller

Head of Investment Acquisition
Middle Market Owners/Investors (100-750 HOMES) (Small Group Meeting Investors Only)

Do you have 100-750 homes? Have you gotten through your first non-family and friends fundraise? Are you wondering how you can improve your operations and grow? Looking for investment bankers to help with decisions like should you be selling to the larger aggregators? Are you ready for the next step?  This peer lead discussion, is looking for your to ask questions, and use your experience to participate

Getting To 50-100 Rentals (Small group meeting-Investors only)

Currently owning a handful of rentals and you are looking to expand but don’t know how to get from here to there? Acquisitions, Financing, Rehabbing and Personnel, Property Management, Benchmarks, systems and anything else will be discussed as this session will give you a roadmap to taking your business to the next level

Large Private Investors Roundtable (Small group meeting-Investors only)

Do you have 1000+ homes? Are you considering going public? Merging with another large player or being acquired outright? Are you wondering how you can fun a more efficient operation? This peer lead discussion, is looking for your to ask questions, and use your experience to participate


Ed Renwick

Raineth Housing
Approaching Family Offices, Institutional Investors and Foreign Money (Small group meeting-Investors only)

This interactive discussion will discuss the most successful ways a new manager can approach them to raise equity or debt and the options and vehicles for structuring a deal.

Howard Cooper

Cooper Family Office

Richard Stone

Stone Family Office
SFR Relative Value vs. Other Mortgage/Real Estate Assets
  • As single family rental gets increasingly expensive in many market some are starting to look at other assets across the residential real estate spectrum.  Some of the issues to be discussed will include
  •  Comparing SFR/ notes
  •  Small apartments… Is there value?
  •  New homebuilding… Rental vs. for-sale
  •  Small office, industrial and retail… Which of the food groups are you tasting?
  • How do you measure value across asset classes?

Oscar Vasquez

Chief Operating Officer
Encore Capital Management
Large Private SFR Institutional Senior Executive Panel
  •  Corporate results, margins and portfolio performance… Looking back on the last year and looking forward for this one
  •   How is turnover and consumer sentiment? Where has it been short-term and where is it going long-term? How much is turnover costing you? How is it impacting your rent rates? Are higher- or lower- income tenants moving out?
  •  Identifying non-core homes and disposition strategies
  •  Working with locals and outsourcing policy
  •  Opportunities on the revenue side
  •  Are you in a growth or operational efficiency phase?
  •  Impact of Obamacare repeal on your renters
  • Are insurance expenses and taxes going up? If so, what have you been doing?

Gary Beasley

CEO & Co-Founder

Jay Byce

SVP of Real Estate Acquisitions

Drew Flahive

President - Single Family Equity
Amherst Holdings

Ed Renwick

Raineth Housing

Chad Carpenter

Chairman & CEO
Reven Housing REIT, Inc.

Dan Bathon

VineBrook Homes, LLC
Legal Tips & Best Practices for 2017
  •  What might the new administration change and it’s impact
  •  Current frauds and areas of frauds around the country
  •  Key issues you need to know regarding title, hazard & flood insurance
  •  Legal documentation to keep you protected
  •  What can hold up an acquisition: Legal due diligence on the property and entity levels
  •  Legal opinions, facts vs. opinions;
  •  Defaults, foreclosures vs. workouts - what's more effective when
  •  Licensing requirements
  •  Fees, fee management and when does it pay to insource legal?
  •  Seller finance and Truth in Lending act importance
  •  Tenant-side issues & local housing regulations
  •  What to be concerned with regarding RESPA, TILA and HMDA &
  • Reg D and crowdfunding

Jonathan Hornik

Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg and Blaha LLP
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