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

  • General Session: Movers, Shakers, and Policymakers

    Location: Seaport Ballroom D


    Speaker(s)

    Lopa P. Kolluri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing - Federal Housing Administration (FHA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Matthew G. Rocco, Sr., 2022 MBA Chair-Elect; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital

    Integral to the commercial and multifamily finance ecosystem, the policies of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Federal Reserve Banks are pivotal for the economy and our industry. MBA welcomes key leaders from each institution to the main stage to discuss their priorities and the likely impact on communities and industry.

    Speaker(s)

    Lopa P. Kolluri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Housing - Federal Housing Administration (FHA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Lopa P. Kolluri serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Housing and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In this role, Ms. Kolluri is the senior leader responsible for the Office’s policies, programs, and operations supporting homebuyers, homeowners, multifamily residents, and housing counselors. Kolluri is also responsible for the Office’s oversight of manufactured housing and FHA’s Single Family, Multifamily, and Healthcare mortgage insurance programs. With over 25 years of experience in affordable housing and community and economic development in both the public and private sectors, Kolluri served from 2011 to 2013 as Deputy Chief of Staff to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. Prior to rejoining HUD in February 2021, Kolluri was the Chief Development and Operating Officer for the Philadelphia Housing Authority, the nation’s fourth largest public housing authority serving nearly 80,000 public housing residents. Kolluri has broad knowledge and experience in executive-level management of housing policy, operations, and transactions. Prior to her role at the Philadelphia Housing Authority, Kolluri held leadership roles at multifamily development and management companies Pennrose and Community Investment Strategies, Inc. She also served as the Assistant State Treasurer for Economic Development for the state of New Jersey, and the Director of Housing and Community Resources for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Early in her career, Kolluri was a staff member of the Fannie Mae Foundation where she focused on a broad range of homeownership issues including anti-predatory lending, the importance of housing counseling, and effective homebuyer education.

    Matthew G. Rocco, Sr., 2022 MBA Chair-Elect; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital

    Matt Rocco is the 2022 Chair-Elect of the MBA and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, one of the nation's largest full service commercial and multifamily mortgage banking firms. Matt is the vice chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and vice chair of MBA's Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Board of Governors' (COMBOG) Origination Council. In his roles as Chairman and CEO at Grandbridge, Matt's leadership responsibilities include corporate initiatives and Grandbridge's overall loan origination efforts, as well as the company's Agency Underwriting (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA) and Balance Sheet Closing groups. Matt joined the company in 1998. He is a member of Grandbridge's Board of Managers, Senior Leadership Team and Risk Committee, as well as a member of Truist's Senior Leadership Team. He also serves as an advisory member to many of the nation's largest institutional investors and capital correspondents. Prior to joining Grandbridge in 1998, he was engaged in investment banking, bond issuance, underwriting and real estate asset management. A graduate of the University of Alabama where he earned his bachelor's degree in economics, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), NAIOP, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA), National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and CCIM.