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

  • THE INNOVATION STAGE: Spotlight Session: Emerging Technology & CRE 101

    Location: Harbor Ballroom


    Speaker(s)

    Chris Shelton, RealINSIGHT

    Ken Gwynn, Operations Director, Gantry

    Brian Hanson, Managing Director, CWCapital Asset Management LLC

    Ashley Walker, Vice President & Product Owner II, M&T Realty Capital Corporation

    Brett Adams, SVP-Servicing, Berkadia

    John Vecchione, Vice President, Risk Analytics, CoStar Group, Inc.

    HUB Event,

    INNOVATION STAGE

    Technology investments in CRE are substantial and growing. The various markets, property types, and market players provide vast opportunity sets for both technology companies and traditional CRE firms to make strategic investments and improve their operations. Industry executives share their perspective on what they’re doing and where the market is headed in terms of adoption and change

    Speaker(s)

    Chris Shelton, RealINSIGHT

    Ken Gwynn, Operations Director, Gantry

    Brian Hanson, Managing Director, CWCapital Asset Management LLC

    Brian Hanson joined CWCapital in February 2006. His responsibilities are focused on business development and maximizing strategic relationships with key industry constituents, clients and business partners of the firm and its affiliates RealINSIGHT and RealINSIGHT Marketplace.  From 1996 to 2006, before joining CWCapital, Mr. Hanson managed the primary and special servicing and asset management functions for CRIIMI MAE’s $19 billion commercial mortgage portfolio. Prior to CRIIMI, Mr. Hanson served as Chief Operating Officer and Portfolio Director for JCF Partners in Lanham, MD, overseeing their $1 billion real estate portfolio.

    Ashley Walker, Vice President & Product Owner II, M&T Realty Capital Corporation

    Ashley joined M&T Realty Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned commercial mortgage banking subsidiary of M&T Bank, in February 2013. Her responsibilities include digital transformation and maximizing stakeholder value delivered by the company’s Agile teams. Prior to October 2020, Ashley managed marketing and sales enablement for the subsidiary, and was responsible for expanding the reach and impact of these programs as well as improving digital lead generation. From 2007 – 2012, before joining M&T, Ashley served as the marketing and research publications coordinator at the (now defunct) Sloan Printing Industry Center, which was housed at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

    Brett Adams, SVP-Servicing, Berkadia

    Mr. Brett Adams, a Senior Vice President of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, manages Berkadia’s Life Company Servicing Operations including client relations, asset management, and closing for a $22 billion servicing portfolio. Additionally, he is responsible for oversight of Berkadia’s various servicing technology initiatives, global loan boarding, servicing data warehouse, and reporting. Mr. Adams joined Berkadia and its predecessor company in 2006 and has 17 years of experience in real estate.  Prior to joining Berkadia he worked in residential real estate lending with companies in both California and Arizona.  Mr. Adams graduated with a BA in US History from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    John Vecchione, Vice President, Risk Analytics, CoStar Group, Inc.

    John Vecchione is Vice President of Risk Analytics at CoStar Group. He is currently responsible for the vision, design and development of products supporting CRE lenders and CMBS investors across CoStar including the recent integration of CMBS data and the soon to be released CoStar for Lenders. Additionally, he oversees CoStar Risk Analytics, a business unit which provides risk management services to financial institutions including Daily CMBS or CRE Portfolio Surveillance, CCAR/DFAST, CECL, CMBS Bond Pricing, Underwriting and more. Under his leadership, CoStar Risk Analytics has developed multiple innovative solutions which support strategic decision-making for over seventy of the largest financial institutions in the industry. Mr. Vecchione earned a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. in Information Technology from Bentley University.