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

Schedule

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

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Monday, February 12, 2018

  • Accessing Life Company Funds

    Location: Marriott Grand Ballroom 3,
    Second Floor,
    North Tower


    Speaker(s)

    Paul J. Hanson, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual

    Colin Elder, Senior Vice President, Symetra Life Insurance Company

    Rob Bedwell, Senior Vice President, Investments, Protective Life Insurance Company

    Carol Chen, Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate, Genworth Financial

    Breakout Session

    Since the initial recovery from the great recession, life companies have aggressively sought commercial real estate for investment. Life company investment in debt secured by the core property types has been a driver in continuing liquidity. As 2018 begins, learn from this panel of life company lenders about how they are viewing commercial real estate, their favored property type and their views of secondary markets, capital deployment opportunities and more.

    Speaker(s)

    Paul J. Hanson, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual

    Colin Elder, Senior Vice President, Symetra Life Insurance Company

    Rob Bedwell, Senior Vice President, Investments, Protective Life Insurance Company

    Rob Bedwell is Senior Vice President, Investments for Protective Life Insurance Company in Birmingham, Alabama.  Mr. Bedwell is responsible for Protective's $6.5 billion Mortgage Loan and Real Estate portfolio which includes commercial securitizations.  Mr. Bedwell, a licensed attorney, has over 20 years’ experience in the field of mortgage loans and real estate.

    Carol Chen, Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate, Genworth Financial

    Carol Chen is the Head of Commercial Real Estate and a Managing Director at Genworth Financial. Carol leads Genworth’s commercial real estate lending business, which consists of long-term fixed rate financing of industrial, retail, office, and multi-family properties across the US, and management of a $6.3 billion commercial mortgage portfolio. Previously, Carol held leadership positions at PB Capital, Barclays, and UBS. She has 20 years of commercial real estate lending experience including originations, credit, underwriting, and workouts. Carol is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BS from Cornell University.