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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • Registration

    Location: 2nd Floor,
    Palm Foyer

    Registration

  • Closing General Session: mPact Brunch and Learn: Building Strategies and Teams Designed to Win Despite Uncertainty (Closed to Media)

    Location: 2nd Floor,
    Seaport Ballroom F


    Speaker(s)

    DeAnne Reed, Assistant Vice President, Servicing Operations, Pacific Life Insurance Company

    Amber A. Rao, CCIM, Vice President and Senior Mortgage Banker, Multifamily Capital Markets Lending, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

    Jayson F. Donaldson, President, Fannie Mae and FHA Platforms, NorthMarq

    Stephen L. Shaw, Director, PGIM Real Estate Finance

    Sharon Karaffa, Vice Chairman and Co-head, Production, Newmark Knight Frank

    Breakfast,

    mPact Event,

    Networking Opportunities,

    Special Session

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    Business is a team sport and crafting strategies to compete is a continuous struggle in a changing marketplace. Putting together and managing teams to execute in the short and long term is an even bigger challenge. End your CREF2020 experience with our panel of experts sharing their managerial perspectives on navigating competing priorities and building team leaders.

    Speaker(s)

    DeAnne Reed, Assistant Vice President, Servicing Operations, Pacific Life Insurance Company

    DeAnne Reed is an Assistant Vice President in the Real Estate Investment area at Pacific Life Insurance Company.  She joined Pacific Life in 1998 and oversees the Portfolio Operations and Pacific Life Construction Loan Management teams.  Under her direction, Portfolio Operations is responsible for a wide variety of services including new loan setup and release, billing, IRS annual reporting, UCC filings and continuations, document control/file management as well as insurance, escrow, reserve and cash management.  The Pacific Life Construction Loan Management team provides client services, transaction analysis, construction loan administration and property inspections for the Pacific Life construction loan portfolio.  Her team is also responsible for the oversight, leadership and business direction for the mortgage loan system.  DeAnne is active within the MBA through mPower, the Servicing and Technology Planning committee, as a frequent speaker at both conferences and webinars on management and leadership development and is a graduate of the MBA Future Leaders program.  Ms. Reed graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University.

    Amber A. Rao, CCIM, Vice President and Senior Mortgage Banker, Multifamily Capital Markets Lending, KeyBank Real Estate Capital

    Amber Rao is Vice President and Senior Mortgage Banker with KeyBank Real Estate Capital in Dallas, Texas. Amber provides clients with financing options through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, CMBS and Investor Placements across a variety of multifamily asset types to include conventional, student housing, manufactured housing and affordable housing. Amber’s experience with KeyBank includes syndications, debt capital markets portfolio management and balance sheet lending. Amber has been directly involved in loan production totaling over $2.5 Billion. She is an active member of The Real Estate Council, Commercial Real Estate Women and holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Amber was a founding member of the Mortgage Bankers Association MPact Advisory Committee.  Amber has a BSBA from John Carroll University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate.  Amber balances her career life with her lifetime vocation as a mom.

    Jayson F. Donaldson, President, Fannie Mae and FHA Platforms, NorthMarq

    Jay Donaldson is president of NorthMarq’s Fannie Mae and FHA product lines, overseeing more than 50 employees and more than $2 billion in annual transactions. In this role, his focus is on the expansion of the company's multifamily lending through growth of Fannie Mae and FHA production volumes and portfolios. Jay also serves on the NorthMarq’s Executive Committee.  Prior to joining NorthMarq, he was COO for AmeriSphere Multifamily Finance, which was acquired by NorthMarq in 2015. Over Jay’s 20-year career in lending, he has worked with a variety of product types including agency products, CMBS, bridge, mezzanine, and preferred equity on all types of commercial real estate.  He has experience in every discipline of lending from origination to credit to capital markets.  Jay is actively involved in the commercial real estate industry and has served as the chairman of the Multifamily Committee for the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors (COMBOG) of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). He also serves on the MORPAC Steering Committee and previously served as Vice-Chair of MORPAC.

    Stephen L. Shaw, Director, PGIM Real Estate Finance

    Stephen Shaw is a Director with PGIM Real Estate Finance. In this role, he is responsible for originating loans for the company's general account, agency, and bridge/high yield products in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, and is located in Arlington, VA. Prior to relocating to Arlington, Shaw spent four years in PGIM REF's Los Angeles office where he originated loans in southern California and the southwest. He joined the company in 2013 from INVESCO where he worked on acquisitions from opportunistic to core across all property types in southern California, Arizona and Hawaii. Before INVESCO, he worked in acquisitions and asset management for Greenlaw Partners, from 2010 to 2012. Shaw also worked in various roles at brokerage and property management firms.

    Sharon Karaffa, Vice Chairman and Co-head, Production, Newmark Knight Frank