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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

  • There is no ā€œIā€ in Talent Management

    Location: Diamond Ballroom 6,
    Third Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Katie Schwarting, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP

    Richard Tsui, Senior Director, Nuveen Real Estate

    Christian Baggett, Director of Business Development, Essex Financial Services LLC

    C. Kent Jurgensen, CCMS, 2019 CCMS Education Committee Chair, Director - CMS Asset Management, Principal Real Estate Investors

    Breakout Session

    Managers, supervisors and team leads, join this interactive session for practical recommendations across the spectrum of talent development -  from identification of potential stars to retention, support and promotion.    Facilitators will provide you with ideas and action items to better know your staff, develop a talent pipeline, enhance leadership skills and create a culture of ownership among all employees. Come prepared to share your own experiences and best practices.  There is no “I” in talent management so join this group and get the absolute best from your team.

    Speaker(s)

    Katie Schwarting, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP

    Katie Schwarting's legal practice focuses on CMBS and Freddie Mac securitizations (both the K Series and Small Balance Loan products), regulatory issues impacting securitization, other portfolio and warehouse servicing agreements, B-Piece investor purchase of securities, asset management, workout and foreclose strategies and the sale of servicing rights.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schwarting was Senior Director of the Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Department of the Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. Her key responsibilities included advancing issues, standards, regulations and legislation to support the commercial real estate industry MBA members in asset administration (including CMBS, portfolio lending and life company servicing) and loan origination (including lenders, rating agencies, consultants, insurance companies and attorneys). She also participated in extensive outreach programs and authored several white papers on topics ranging from the assumption process, mold property inspections to due diligence for force placed insurance.

    Ms. Schwarting's experience also includes five years as Assistant Vice President of the Real Estate and Financial Services - Structured Products Services - division of Wachovia Securities. She worked in the business development group as a deal integration manager, a data integrity manager and a portfolio manager, where she managed sixteen commercial mortgage securitizations and conduit portfolios, totaling more than $10 billion and 1,150 mortgage loans. She also negotiated and closed commercial mortgage-backed securitization transactions, covering business issues as the Master Servicer.

    Richard Tsui, Senior Director, Nuveen Real Estate

    As a senior director with TH Real Estate, Richard Tsui leads a team of professionals providing asset management and surveillance of its entire debt portfolio on behalf of TIAA’s General Account and various separate mandates which consists of domestic and international commercial mortgages, CMBS and real estate debt fund investments.  Mr. Tsui’s broad real estate capital markets knowledge and risk management expertise reflects career experience that encompasses all major property types across many geographies.  Over the past 18 years, he has primarily worked in real estate debt.  Since joining TH Real Estate in 2011, Mr. Tsui helped build its lending platform overseas expanding into the UK and other select European countries as well as Australia.

    Prior to joining TH Real Estate, Mr. Tsui was a debt asset manager at Wells Fargo.  During his tenure, he co-managed the firm’s structured finance CRE CDO and was also involved in implementing strategies for workouts, restructures and dispositions.  Previously, he held debt asset management roles at iStar Financial and CIGNA.

    Mr. Tsui graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in management with a minor in international studies/economics.

    Christian Baggett, Director of Business Development, Essex Financial Services LLC

    Chris joined Essex in 2018 where he helps clients maximize the value of their servicing business.  Essex provides loan servicing, construction draw reviews and other services to 50 institutional lenders, mortgage banking firms and debt funds.  Prior to Essex, Chris worked for Voya Investment Management for 15 years where he was responsible for the servicing of the firm’s $13 billion mortgage portfolio.  From 1993 to 2002 he worked for CapMark Services where he was responsible for the oversight of mortgage portfolios totaling $20 billion.  At CapMark he served on the management committee charged with talent development of 250 servicing professionals.  He has also held positions with firms that resolved distressed debt and failed savings & loans and has been an independent advisor to firms seeking to improve or expand their services in the mortgage industry.

    C. Kent Jurgensen, CCMS, 2019 CCMS Education Committee Chair, Director - CMS Asset Management, Principal Real Estate Investors

    Kent Jurgensen is Director-CMS Asset Management, Commercial Mortgage Servicing for Principal Real Estate Investors, LLC, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors, LLC. He provides technical consultation and team leadership for the Portfolio/3rd party Servicing Asset Management Team.  Kent joined the firm in 1988 and his previous experience includes closing commercial real estate loan transactions and leading a team of professionals who specialized in closing construction, hotel, CMBS and balance sheet lender loan transactions.  Kent has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grand View University and earned the Commercial Certified Mortgage Servicer (CCMS) designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association in 2013.