CREF22: Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate Finance Convention & Expo

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We can't wait to meet again at the largest commercial/multifamily industry event of the year. To see what we did last time we met in person at CREF2020 in San Diego, you can download the schedule here

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Monday, February 14, 2022

  • Breakout Session: Securitization Products Flying Off the Shelf

    Location: Seaport Ballroom A


    Speaker(s)

    Michael Barbieri, Real Estate Finance, UBS

    Richard Jones, Partner, Dechert LLP

    Quentin Fogan, Managing Director, CMBS Origination, Bank of America

    Jan Sternin, CMB, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Berkadia

    Erin Stafford, Managing Director, CMBS, DBRS Morningstar

    Market participants focused on securitized lending discuss the latest capital markets developments and trends. Industry experts share their thoughts on issues including the borrower experience as well as competitiveness across the sector.

    Speaker(s)

    Michael Barbieri, Real Estate Finance, UBS

    Richard Jones, Partner, Dechert LLP

    Rick Jones is the co-chair of Dechert’s global finance group and leader of the commercial mortgage-back securities team. He focuses his practice on sophisticated, capital markets and mortgage finance transactions. The "highly regarded" Mr. Jones is noted in Chambers, USA for his expertise in an array of high-value real estate financing matters. In addition Legal 500, US recognizes the “creative structuring advice” he provides on CMBS transactions and CRE CLOs. Mr. Jones frequently publishes and speaks on issues affecting the capital markets and mortgage finance markets. He is the founder and principal author of, the Dechert blog - Crunched Credit, which examines the global financial markets.

    Quentin Fogan, Managing Director, CMBS Origination, Bank of America

    Quentin Fogan is a managing director and head of real estate structured finance origination at Bank of America. Since joining the firm, Quentin has focused on commercial mortgage origination, structuring and capital markets distribution.  In his current role, Quentin oversees loan origination and relationship management for the real estate structured finance platform in the US.

    Jan Sternin, CMB, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Berkadia

    Ms. Sternin is responsible for business development across the servicing platform as well as industry relations. Prior to joining Berkadia, she was responsible for business development, marketing and
    communications for Situs. Additionally, Ms. Sternin previously served as Senior Vice President of Commercial and Multifamily for the Mortgage Bankers Association and CEO of MISMO, the MBA’s
    technology initiative for creating uniform data standards for the real estate finance community. Previously, Ms. Sternin held the position of Senior Vice President at Midland Loan Services responsible
    for marketing and sales activities.

    Erin Stafford, Managing Director, CMBS, DBRS Morningstar

    Erin Stafford is a Managing Director with DBRS, Inc. in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) group responsible for DBRS CMBS ratings activity in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to being appointed Head of North American CMBS in 2009, she managed CMBS surveillance for DBRS-rated transactions and commercial mortgage servicer evaluations. Ms. Stafford has over 20 years of experience working at rating agencies in the CMBS industry. Prior to joining DBRS, Ms. Stafford was with Fitch Ratings in the CMBS group with a focus on monitoring ratings of existing CMBS transactions. She has served as a co-chair of the Post Securitization committee of the CRE Finance Council (formerly CMSA) and as Chair for the Servicer's Forum of the CRE Finance Council. Industry work for the CRE Finance Council also includes a White Paper on Canadian Defeasance and conducting IRP Tutorials as part of the Council's educational initiatives. Erin has also served as Chair of the International Committee for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and currently serves as a member of the board of governors (COMBOG).  Ms. Stafford holds a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a concentration in real estate and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.