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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

  • Learning Lab: Keeping Tabs On Underlying Risks

    Location: Diamond Ballroom 6,
    Third Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Gwen Roush, Vice President, CMBS Surveillance, DBRS, Inc.

    Roy Chun, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

    Dugger Schwartz, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Solutions, PNC Real Estate

    Special Session

    Analyzing operating statements and rent rolls is at the heart of reporting property performance. But in addition to expense and occupancy trends and coverage rations, what can we learn from these reports? Join this group of asset managers and rating agency analysts as they look at borrower and property reports to evaluate risks by property type. 

    Speaker(s)

    Gwen Roush, Vice President, CMBS Surveillance, DBRS, Inc.

    Gwen Roush is a Vice President at DBRS, where she is the lead surveillance analyst with the North American CMBS group in Chicago.  In her role with DBRS, Gwen is responsible for managing the day-to-day of the group as surveillance reviews are completed.  In addition, Gwen is highly involved with the DBRS Viewpoint platform, a web-based CMBS tool built by DBRS that houses issuance and servicer data for all CMBS transactions, as well as DBRS commentary for DBRS-rated deals. She began her CMBS career with Midland Loan Services, and prior to re-joining DBRS in 2015, she was with PNC Real Estate’s Multifamily group in Dallas. Gwen has a B.A. in Political Science from Mizzou.

    Roy Chun, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

    Roy Chun is a Managing Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency and head of the CMBS Surveillance group. Prior to joining KBRA, Roy was a Senior Director at Freddie Mac overseeing the surveillance and various master servicing responsibilities of the agency’s multifamily portfolio of loans and guarantees. functions Prior to his work at Freddie Mac, Roy was at Standard & Poor’s in a number of capacities including heading the team responsible for the surveillance of the company’s CMBS ratings portfolio. Roy holds a BS in Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University and a MBA from Baruch College.

    Dugger Schwartz, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Solutions, PNC Real Estate

    Wm. Dugger Schwartz is a senior vice president and the operations officer for Midland Loan Services’ Real Estate Solutions group. His responsibilities includes execution of strategic initiatives, technology & process improvements, risk management and governance activities, resourcing and administration for the special servicing and asset management teams. Prior to his current position, Mr. Schwartz managed a team of asset managers that was responsible for the surveillance/asset management of a portfolio in excess of $30 billion. He has also led a variety of diligence/valuation projects, securitizations for life insurance companies & PNC's lending group as well as technology & client implementations. Mr. Schwartz has a master's degree in Management from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Dugger is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and was the co-lead of the CREFC working group on trust terminations.