Capital Markets Summit

New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

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MBA CREF presents the second annual Capital Markets Summit. This event brings together the wider commercial real estate finance marketplace to discuss hot topics and industry trends. Whether you represent a life insurance company, bank, conduit, debt fund, REIT or intermediary — you'll want to join us in NYC to hear thoughts on where the industry is headed and how we may get there.

Program will start at 11AM, lunch will be served at noon and program will be immediately followed by a 5PM reception.

Either a Borrower or a Lender Be: A Sit Down with Capital Sources

New originations continue to grow, performance remains strong and economic headwinds are not negatively impacting values or transaction volumes at the macro level. What space market and capital market trends are driving risk and return? What's new under the sun this cycle? 
Moderator: Erin Timko, Trepp  Speaker: Gregg Gerken, TD Bank Commercial 

Field of Liens: Construction and Rehab

Construction and bridge lending have been particularly attractive places for capital given the popularity of the search for yield investment thesis across asset classes this cycle. How and why are different capital sources participating in these lending products? What risks are unique to these types of lending?
Moderator: Jeffrey S. Page, Ballard Spahr

In the Catbird's Seat: Borrowers' Perspective in Today's Capital Markets

A discussion with the leading institutional borrowers of real estate capital. Topics will include: Can borrowers have it all; do relationships really matter; advice on navigating a competitive market; lessons learned from their equity businesses; and where are the holes in the current frothy market.

Moderators: Jeff Friedman, Mesa West Capital, Speakers: Scott Berg, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Teresa Zien, Invesco,  Rob Dusel, KKR

Bridging the Gap: Investor-Driven Lenders in the Middle Market

The large supply of funds in the marketplace continues to create increased competition for lending assignments; however, no two funds are exactly alike. This discussion with firms actively lending in the $2-$50 million loan range will explore the type of deals that are getting done today and the dynamics impacting this slice of the market.
Moderator: Michael Tanner, PSRS Speaker: Brian Neilinger, Ellington Management Group

Mezzapotamia: Creative Capital at the Closing Table 

Commercial real estate owners have no shortage of options if they wish to obtain a mezzanine loan or preferred equity in addition to their primary mortgage. This discussion will explore these options, the competitive landscape for mezzanine financing and the types of deals getting done in today's marketplace.

Moderator: Jeffrey O'Neale, Mayer Brown Speaker: Candace Chao, JP Morgan

Host Hotel: 
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036, US 


Networking Reception | Wednesday, April 22 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

To kick off the second annual Capital Markets Summit in NYC, MBA invites you to join us for a reception at the offices of UBS Financial Services. This is a great opportunity to connect with your peers, whether you work at a life insurance company, bank, CMBS shop, debt fund, mortgage REIT or intermediary. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and magical entertainment will be provided. Summit registration not required.

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Please note: If you are registered for the summit, you still need to RSVP for the pre-Summit reception. We have limited space so let us know you're coming.

What People Are Saying:

"The 2019 MBA Capital Markets Summit was an excellent event which provided great content, expert speakers and relevant topics in a format which provided networking opportunities for attendees." Stacey Berger, Executive Vice President, Midland Loan Services, a PNC Real Estate Business  

"The MBA's 2019 Capital Markets Summit had timely and appropriate panel topics as well as speakers well suited to address the current issues. Looking forward to next year!" Stephanie Petosa, Client Development Executive, Dechert LLP

"Putting the MBA's Capital Markets Summit on my calendar has become an essential part of staying current with the latest trends in real estate finance. As the market continues to evolve and innovate, hearing from thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries beyond traditional execution strategies gives our firm new ideas and valuable intelligence....anyone looking to expand their ability to leverage their existing platform will find these sessions constructive." Chris LaBianca, Managing Director, UBS 

"The Capital Markets Summit provides a deeper dive into bridge lending sources who are gaining market share. In this rapidly changing marketplace, staying on top of the capital markets is ever more challenging but developing a more in depth understanding of these emerging Capital sources is critical for finding the best execution in our local markets." Michael Heagerty, Principal, Gantry

For program information, please contact MBA's Andrew Foster at (202) 557-2740 or


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