MBA thanks the sponsors of our 2024 CREF Convention & Expo. We are grateful for their generous support. Please contact Kim Newell or call (202) 557-2791 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our 2025 event.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • CBRE - Platinum Sponsor

    mPower Lunch: Catalyzing Confidence with Lisa Sun


    CBRE Capital Markets is the #1 ranked brokerage firm globally - providing real estate funding and services to developers and owners of commercial real estate properties.
    We synthesize a global ecosystem of lenders and capital sources to provide debt and equity financing and solutions for all property types across all capital structures, achieving the best financing terms for our clients. In addition to our relationships with banks and securitized and institutional lenders, we are a Freddie Mac Optigo Seller/Servicer, approved Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) lender, FHA approved direct lender & Ginnie Mae issuer and servicer, and correspondent life company lender and servicer.

  • Moody's Analytics - Platinum Sponsor

    General Session: MBA’s Economic and CREF Market Outlook


    Moody's Analytics CRE offers intelligent solutions for CRE professionals, powered by class-leading products. We harness the expansive data and analytical expertise from across the Moody's organization to deliver integrated analyses of new and traditional metrics for better decision-making in CRE. We are committed to bringing transparency and efficiency to the CRE markets by offering exclusive thought leadership, validated data, rigorous analytics, and cutting-edge workflow solutions that support commercial lenders, investors, and brokers.

  • PGIM Real Estate - Platinum Sponsor

    Attendee Wifi


    With $208 billion in gross assets under management and administration*, PGIM Real Estate provides investors and borrowers access to a range of real estate equity, real estate debt, agriculture, and impact solutions across the risk-return spectrum. PGIM Real Estate is a business of PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

    PGIM Real Estate’s risk management approach, execution capabilities and industry insights are backed by a 50-year legacy of investing in commercial real estate, a 140-year history of real estate financing**, and the local experience of professionals in 35 cities globally. Through its investment, financing, asset management, and talent management approach, PGIM Real Estate engages in practices that strive to ignite positive environmental and social impact, while pursuing activities that seek to strengthen communities around the world. For more information visit pgimrealestate.com. **As of September 30, 2023. Net AUM is $131B and AUA is $49B. **Includes legacy lending through PGIM’s parent company, PFI.

  • Walker & Dunlop - Platinum Sponsor

    Hotel Keys


    Walker & Dunlop, one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the U.S., provides a comprehensive range of capital solutions for all commercial real estate asset classes as well as multifamily property sales brokerage services.

  • Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC - Gold Sponsor

    General Session: An Update from HUD


    Berkadia is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to our multifamily and commercial property clients. Powered by deep relationships and industry-changing technology, our people sell, finance, and service commercial real estate, providing support for the entire life cycle of our clients’ assets. Our unique ownership structure allows us to put our clients’ interests first and create a marketplace that delivers a superior experience.

  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC - Gold Sponsor

    Monday Reception


    Goldman Sachs Real Estate Financing Group (REFG), through its commercial mortgage platform, is a leading full-service commercial mortgage lender offering clients highly responsive service and a consistent source of capital. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs Bank USA, the REFG team has offices in New York and Dallas with dedicated CMBS and balance sheet deal teams that cover the Eastern, Central, Southern and Western regions.

  • Grandbridge Real Eastate Capital - Gold Sponsor

    Headshot Café


    As a fully integrated commercial mortgage investment banking company, Grandbridge provides comprehensive CRE and capital markets solutions, originates commercial/multifamily loans and provides asset management, and real estate investment sales nationwide.

  • Lument - Gold Sponsor

    LinkedIn Profile Consultations


    Lument delivers a comprehensive set of capital solutions customized for investors in multifamily, affordable, and seniors housing and healthcare real estate. We are a Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Optigo®, FHA, and USDA lender and offer a suite of proprietary commercial lending solutions. Lument has approximately 650 employees in over 30 offices across the United States and is a brand of ORIX Real Estate Capital Holdings, LLC.

  • Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation - Gold Sponsor


    Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC), with offices across the US, commercial real estate capital markets financing solutions, including debt, mezzanine financing, preferred and joint venture equity, sponsor equity, loan sales and consultative and due diligence services.

  • Meridian Capital Group - Gold Sponsor

    Daily Highlight Email


    Founded in 1991, Meridian Capital Group is America's most active dealmaker and one of the nation's leading commercial real estate finance, investment sales and retail leasing advisors. In 2017, Meridian closed over 3,000 transactions across more than 200 unique lenders and sold nearly $1 billion in commercial property. Meridian represents many of the world's leading real estate investors and developers and the company's expansive platform has specialized practices for a broad array of property types including office, retail, multifamily, hotel, mixed-use, industrial, and healthcare and senior housing properties. Meridian is headquartered in New York City with offices in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, and California.

  • Northmarq - Gold Sponsor

    Water Bottle Delivery


    Northmarq is an industry-leading capital markets resource for commercial real estate investors, offering seamless collaboration with top experts in debt, equity, investment sales, and loan servicing. We combine industry-leading capabilities with an open, flexible structure, enabling our team of seasoned professionals to create innovative solutions for clients. Our solid foundation and entrepreneurial approach have built an annual transaction volume of over $30 billion, and loan servicing of nearly $70 billion.

  • Starwood Mortgage Capital - Gold Sponsor

    Conference Credentials


    Starwood Mortgage Capital is one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate lenders, specializing in flexible loan structures within a sophisticated lending platform.
    We originate competitively-priced loans typically ranging from $5 Million to $100 Million, and we also do smaller and larger loans on a case-by-case basis. Our commercial mortgage loans are secured by retail shopping centers, office buildings, multifamily apartment complexes, hotels, self storage, mixed-use and industrial properties throughout North America.
    Our senior executives have a working relationship that spans two decades, as do our relationships with many clients. During that time we’ve built a reputation for being flexible, fast and expert, but most of all for meeting our commitments.

  • UBS - Gold Sponsor

    Attendee Bag


    Reimagining the power of investing. Connecting people for a better world.
    This is our purpose. This is UBS.

    Purpose is our why too
    Everything we do starts with our purpose.
    At UBS we’re reimagining the power of people and capital to create a better world for all of us – a world that’s fair. That’s sustainable. And that gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.
    A key part is in making connections: drawing on our global ecosystem of partners, clients and communities to share ideas, bring opportunities to life and make a real impact.

  • Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate - Gold Sponsor

    Mobile App


    Wells Fargo Corporate Investment Banking delivers a comprehensive suite of capital markets, banking, and financial products and services. A trusted partner to our clients, we provide corporate and transactional banking, commercial real estate lending and servicing, investment banking, equity and fixed income solutions including sales, trading, and research capabilities to corporate, commercial real estate, government, and institutional clients across the globe. Our office locations span the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

    Wells Fargo Corporate Investment Banking is part of Wells Fargo. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially.

  • Arbor Realty Trust - Silver Sponsor

    Attendee Breakfast (Tuesday)


    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, provides loan origination and servicing for multifamily and other commercial real estate asset classes. Arbor is rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch.

  • Bank of America - Silver Sponsor

    Breakfast and Closing Super Session


    Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world.

  • Capital One - Silver Sponsor

    Attendee Breakfast (Monday)


    At Capital One, we know that every business plays an important role in driving and energizing the local economy. To that end, we are passionately focused and committed to providing an exceptional customer experience on which we consistently deliver. As one of the top 10 financial services providers in the U.S., we can offer a unique combination of financial strength, personal attention and flexible products. And since we know that every organization has its own unique challenges and opportunities, our focus is on getting to know the way you operate and understanding where you want your organization to go. Whether you're looking to grow your business, fund a major capital purchase or finance an acquisition, we can offer a variety of loans to help you secure the capital you need. Our Commercial Banking group services a $65 billion loan portfolio and more than 6,100 clients. Let us show you the difference our partnership and proven experience can make.

  • Citigroup Global Markets Inc. - Silver Sponsor

    Refreshement Break in THE HUB (Monday)


    Citi provides comprehensive relationship coverage service to ensure the best possible service and responsiveness to clients. With its strong presence in many nations, Citi uses country, sector and product expertise to deliver our global capabilities to clients wherever they choose to compete.

  • Colliers - Silver Sponsor

    Attendee Lunch (Monday)


    Colliers is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. Our mission is to maximize the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people.

  • Eastdil Secured - Silver Sponsor

    Conference Mints


    As the most relevant and trusted advisor in the commercial real estate capital markets, Eastdil Secured creates value for clients through creative, actionable ideas and flawless execution. With an unrivaled combination of capital markets expertise and in-depth understanding of real estate fundamentals, Eastdil Secured delivers best-in-class advice on mergers and acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, debt placement, structured credit and loan sales to investors around the world. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles, Eastdil Secured has a broad global footprint to support clients with offices across the United States in San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Orange County, and Washington, D.C., and internationally in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai.

    For more information on Eastdil Secured, the global real estate investment bank, please visit www.eastdilsecured.com.

  • Greystone Servicing Company LLC - Silver Sponsor

    Attendee Lunch in THE HUB (Tuesday)


    Greystone is a private national commercial real estate finance company with an established reputation as a leader in multifamily and healthcare finance, with over $16.1 billion in loans originations in 2022. The firm consistently ranks in the Top 10 for Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac multifamily loan originations and is the #1 FHA commercial lender in the country. Greystone also ranks nationally as a top affordable housing, seniors housing, and small balance loan lender.

  • KeyBank - Silver Sponsor

    Refreshment Break in THE HUB (Tuesday)


    KeyBank Real Estate Capital is a leading provider of commercial real estate finance. Its professionals, located across the country, provide a broad range of financing solutions on both a corporate and project basis. The group provides interim and construction financing, permanent mortgages, commercial real estate loan servicing, investment banking and cash management services for virtually all types of income producing commercial real estate. As a Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriter and Servicer, Freddie Mac Program Plus Seller/Servicer and FHA approved mortgagee, KeyBank Real Estate Capital offers a variety of agency financing solutions for multifamily properties, including affordable housing, seniors housing and student housing. KeyBank Real Estate Capital is also one of the nation's largest and highest rated commercial mortgage servicers.

  • MetLife Services & Solutions - Silver Sponsor

    Convention Notepads


    MetLife Investment Management's Real Estate Group has been involved in real estate since 1878, with activity on behalf of mortgage lenders, developers and owners. We manage a portfolio invested in real estate products including commercial mortgages and equities. We have over 250 real estate professionals 7 regional U.S. offices as well as international operations in London, Mexico City, Santiago and Tokyo.

    Our regional network helps keep us close to our customers and better positioned to serve your unique commercial real estate needs for mortgages, leasing, sales, acquisitions, joint ventures and capital transactions. Our experience spans all major property types including office, retail, industrial, multifamily and full-service hotels. Our senior leadership averages over 24 years of real estate experience, delivering in-depth knowledge of local markets, long-standing industry relationships, and the expertise to creatively structure and rapidly execute complex transactions. Above all, we are committed to providing each and every client with world-class, expert-to-expert customer services.

  • Newmark - Silver Sponsor

    Convention Pens


    Newmark Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRK), together with its subsidiaries ("Newmark"), is a world leader in commercial real estate, seamlessly powering every phase of the property life cycle. Newmark's comprehensive suite of services and products is uniquely tailored to each client, from owners to occupiers, investors to founders, and startups to blue-chip companies. Combining the platform's global reach with market intelligence in both established and emerging property markets, Newmark provides superior service to clients across the industry spectrum. Newmark generated revenues in excess of $2.5 billion for the trailing twelve months ending September 30, 2021. Newmark's company-owned offices, together with its business partners, operate from over 160 offices with approximately 6,200 professionals around the world. To learn more, visit www.nmrk.com or follow us on Twitter @newmark.

  • PNC Real Estate - Silver Sponsor

    The Coffee Spot in THE HUB


    PNC Real Estate is a leading provider of banking, financing and servicing solutions for commercial real estate clients across the country. Our comprehensive array of capabilities includes:
    • Acquisition, construction and permanent financing for public and private developers and investors.
    • Agency financing for multifamily and seniors housing properties.
    • Debt and equity capital for the affordable housing industry.
    • Third-party loan servicing, asset management and technology solutions.

  • Ready Capital - Silver Sponsor



    Ready Capital Corporation (NYSE: RC) is a multi-strategy real estate finance company that originates, acquires, finances and services small- to medium-balance commercial loans. Ready Capital specializes in loans backed by commercial real estate, including agency multifamily, investor and bridge as well as affordable housing finance and government guaranteed business loans. Headquartered in New York, New York, Ready Capital employs over 600 lending professionals nationwide. The company is externally managed and advised by Waterfall Asset Management, LLC.

  • Axos Bank - Bronze Sponsor


    Axos Bank is a digital, nationwide FDIC-insured bank. Bolstered by approximately $20.3 billion in assets, Axos Bank is well-capitalized and boasts a proven track record of steady growth. Our dedicated commercial real estate team provides creative financing solutions for sophisticated real estate sponsors, brokers, and counterparties.

  • Bank OZK - Bronze Sponsor


    Bank OZK, through its Real Estate Specialties Group (RESG), provides financing on commercial real estate projects throughout the nation. RESG is considered a preeminent, market-leading construction lender focused on senior secured financing for a variety of property types including mixed use, multifamily housing, condominiums, office, hospitality, life sciences, industrial and retail. RESG has originated over $40.6B over the last five years.

  • Barclays - Bronze Sponsor


    Barclays is a consumer and wholesale bank, supporting individuals and small businesses through our consumer banking services, and larger businesses and institutions through our corporate and investment banking services. Our Corporate and Investment Bank is comprised of the Investment Banking, International Corporate Banking, Global Markets and Research businesses; it provides money managers, financial institutions, governments, supranational organisations and corporate clients with services and advice for their funding, financing, strategic and risk management needs. For further information about Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank, please visit our website www.cib.barclays.

  • Barings - Bronze Sponsor


    Barings is a $347+ billion* global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate, and specialist equity markets. With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment. *As of September 30, 2023

  • Fannie Mae - Bronze Sponsor


    For over 30 years, Fannie Mae Multifamily has been a reliable source of mortgage capital for the secondary mortgage market. Our Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS®) model is the premier financing platform in the multifamily market. Delegation, risk-sharing, and life-of-loan servicing are the pillars that support our platform, and because of them we are able to make workforce rental housing possible in every market, every day.

    DUS serves a wide spectrum of the multifamily market, including conventional, rent-restricted, cooperatives, seniors housing, student housing, and manufactured housing communities. Whether your borrower is looking to finance a rent-restricted property or to make energy- and water-saving property improvements, Fannie Mae's Multifamily Affordable Housing and Green Financing products can help. We can also help your borrowers achieve their portfolio strategies through our Structured Transactions execution. Contact your Fannie Mae representative today.

  • Freddie Mac - Bronze Sponsor


    Multifamily GSE

  • Gantry - Bronze Sponsor


    "As the largest independent mortgage banking firm, we know a thing or two about support. Since 1991, we’ve been connecting people with the resources they need to ignite their business.
    With 95 people in eight offices, we like to think we’re both big and small. We bring big expertise, with all the small personal touches along the way. We’re completely independent with 20 employee-partners. That means a team-based approach to the capital markets and no dependence on Wall Street for our survival. We’re focused on the big picture, not the bottom line. Our teams work together, not in competition. We favor data-led thinking over standard practices. For those seeking a partner that delivers more, we’re a little different. The right kind of different."

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP - Bronze Sponsor


  • M&T Realty Capital Corporation | M&T Bank - Bronze Sponsor


  • Matthews Real Estate Investment Services - Bronze Sponsor


    Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, holds recognition as an industry leader in investment sales, leasing, and debt and structured finance. Matthews™ delivers superior results through the firm’s industry revered work ethic, unique culture, collaboration, and advanced technology. Since 2015, Matthews™ has experienced unprecedented growth adding over 600+ real estate professionals to serve clients. Founded in El Segundo, CA, and strategically positioned in 20+ offices across the United States, Matthews™ continues to expand into new markets. Matthews™ redefines what clients expect by accelerating the evolution of how the commercial real estate industry services clients through technology. By leveraging technology and industry-leading resources, Matthews™ is committed to growing and preserving client wealth and adding value to their investment strategy.

  • Morgan Stanley - Bronze Sponsor


    Morgan Stanley's Commercial Real Estate Lending Group has been a premiere capital provider for over 20 years. Senior members of the team each bring over 25 years of real estate experience and have worked together for the past 12-16 years. Experience, creativity and strong relationships have allowed Morgan Stanley to originate over $150 Billion of commercial real estate loans since 1997.

  • NewPoint Real Estate Capitol - Bronze Sponsor


    NewPoint Real Estate Capital is an innovative commercial real estate finance company delivering lending solutions to investors of multifamily, affordable housing, seniors housing, healthcare, and manufactured housing properties nationwide. Leveraging technology, data, capital, and the expertise of an industry-leading team, NewPoint provides loan origination, servicing, execution, and a suite of Agency and curated proprietary products to meet the evolving needs of borrowers. In addition to being a Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac Optigo®, and HUD/FHA MAP and LEAN Lender, NewPoint also offers proprietary bridge and affordable housing financing.

  • Peachtree Group - Bronze Sponsor


    Commercial Debt Fund

  • Red Oak Capital Holdings - Bronze Sponsor


    Red Oak Capital Holdings, LLC is a group of commercial real estate capital entities that lends and invests in all asset classes, raising capital through both retail and institutional channels. The national finance company is anchored on a strong team that collectively delivers more than 230 years of commercial real estate lending, servicing, workout, and turnaround experience. A debt fund sponsor, Red Oak specializes in providing short-term, structured financing solutions from $1 –$20M for commercial real estate projects in primary, secondary, and select tertiary markets.
    The demand for non-bank lending solutions over the past several years has positioned Red Oak as one of the nation’s leading bridge lenders, with over $350 million in assets under management and commitments from both retail and institutional investors. Leveraging established proprietary deal sourcing channels and utilizing institutional-quality underwriting and structuring capabilities, the Red Oak team has successfully navigated through eight market cycles and executed more than $5 billion in transactions across the U.S. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, with offices in Irvine, California, Stamford, Connecticut, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Societe Generale - Bronze Sponsor


    Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth. Committed to the positive transformations of the world’s societies and economies, Societe Generale and its teams seek to build, day after day, together with its clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions.
    Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 117,000 members of staff in 66 countries and supports on a daily basis 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions.

    At the heart of linking issuers and investors, Societe Generale’s Asset Backed Products offering is the centre of expertise and single entry point for engineering, distribution and trading of securitised products, trade receivables and structured loans. Activity is exclusively focused on clients within financial institutions and corporates, as well as private equity firms. By embracing an orderly and disciplined manner all structured credit activities on a global scale allows Societe Generale to deliver tailor-made credit backed solutions for clients.

    For more information, visit www.societegenerale.com.

  • Green Street - Host Sponsor


    Independent research and advisory firm focusing on commercial real estate in North America & Europe.

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