MBA's Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2018

Schedule

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Note: Meeting rooms may change, so please refer to the on-site program for final locations.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

  • Special Session: Economic Outlook & CREF Market Forecast Release

    Location: Marriott Grand Ballroom 1,
    Second Floor,
    North Tower


    Speaker(s)

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

    Jamie Woodwell, Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Research, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Special Session

    Start your CREF Convention off right by getting the latest information and insights about the economy and commercial and multifamily real estate finance (CREF) markets – including the release of MBA’s 2018 CREF forecast.

    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Senior Vice President of Research & 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, 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 president and member of the Board of Directors of MISMO, serves on the CSP's Industry Advisory Group, and is chair of the membership committee of MERS.  Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni worked in the industry in risk management and senior economist roles at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae.

    Jamie Woodwell, Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Research, 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 on the commercial and multifamily real estate markets. Jamie's work covers the macro-economy, commercial and multifamily property markets, commercial and multifamily real estate finance, servicing, mortgage banking benchmarking and more. Jamie is an expert on the commercial real estate finance markets and he and his work are regularly cited in the media, on Capitol Hill and in regulatory settings. He is a frequent contributor to Mortgage Banking magazine and other periodicals and a regular speaker at industry events. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and in other popular and trade press and has testified before the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP.

    Jamie also leads special MBA projects including its Council to Shape Change and the Council on Ensuring Mortgage Liquidity, and oversees MBA's commercial peer business roundtables including CFOs, CTOs and HR heads. The Council to Shape Change brought together leaders from the single-family and commercial/multifamily finance markets to identify key trends shaping the industry. The group issued its report "Outlook for the Real Estate Finance Industry" in 2006. In 2008, the Council on Ensuring Mortgage Liquidity brought together 23 industry leaders representing MBA's diverse membership who were tasked with determining what a functioning secondary mortgage market should like for the long term. In September of 2009, the Council released "Future Government Role in the Core Secondary Mortgage Market," a framework for government involvement in the single-family and multifamily secondary mortgage markets and a foundation for most subsequent reform proposals.

    Woodwell 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.