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: Economic Outlook and CREF Market Forecast Release

    Location: Seaport Ballroom D


    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Jamie Woodwell, Vice President, Commercial and Multifamily Group, Research & Economics, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Reggie Booker, Associate Vice President, Commercial/Multifamily Research, Mortgage Bankers Association

    General Session

    A CREF Convention favorite, get the latest information and insights about the
    economy and commercial and multifamily real estate finance (CREF) markets —
    including the release of MBA’s 2022 CREF forecast.

    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Michael Fratantoni is MBA's Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing MBA's industry surveys and benchmarking studies, economic and mortgage originations forecasts, industry technology efforts, and policy development research for both single-family and commercial/multifamily markets. Additionally, Fratantoni is a member of the Board of Directors of MISMO and the membership committee of MERS. Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni worked in risk management and senior economist roles at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae.  He received a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in economics from The College of William and Mary, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins, George Washington, and Georgetown Universities.

    Jamie Woodwell, Vice President, Commercial and Multifamily Group, Research & Economics, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Jamie Woodwell is Vice President in the Research and Economics group at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), where he oversees MBA's research and related activities covering the commercial and multifamily real estate markets. Jamie and his work are regularly cited in the media, on Capitol Hill and in regulatory settings.  He is a regular speaker at industry and corporate events; has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and in other popular and trade press; and testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP.  Jamie initiated many of MBA's research activities, and created MBA's Peer Business Roundtables and the CREF Careers program. Jamie joined MBA in 2004 from Fannie Mae, where he was responsible for multifamily data initiatives.  He has also served as senior director of business development at CapitalThinking in New York, research director at the WMF Group in Virginia, and research manager at the National League of Cities in Washington, D.C.  Jamie is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Counselors of Real Estate, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and other professional and industry groups. Jamie received his bachelor's degree in economics and American studies from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.  He earned his master's degree in urban and regional planning from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Reggie Booker, Associate Vice President, Commercial/Multifamily Research, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Reginald (Reggie) Booker is Associate Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Research at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In this role, Reggie handles MBA's research on the commercial and multifamily real estate markets.  His work covers the macro-economy, commercial and multifamily property markets, commercial and multifamily real estate finance, servicing, mortgage banking benchmarking and more.  Reggie also oversees MBA's commercial peer business roundtables including CFOs, CTOs, Marketing, and HR heads, and leads special MBA projects, including its CREF (Commercial Real Estate Finance) Careers and helps with MBAs Diversity and Inclusion program. His work on the commercial real estate finance markets are regularly cited in the media, on Capitol Hill and in regulatory settings.  Reggie received a bachelor's degree in business administration and information technology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.