Entertainment & Content Creation Real Estate Virtual Forum
Virtual Event
May 26, 2021

Agenda

    Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

      IMN’s Entertainment & Content Creation Real Estate Investment Forum

      • IMN is organizing an inaugural event where Film, TV and studio communities will get together with the real estate investment community for the first time in a deal making event. Please see below for an outline of the discussion topics.

      1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
      Entertainment & Content Creation Real Estate 101

        • Overview of markets with significant demand for creative production spaces: which existing markets have room for growth?  Which emerging markets are attracting investment?
        • How is supply keeping up with demand in these markets?
        • Breakdown of the different property types and uses that fall into this nascent asset class: sound stages/studios, office, indoor/outdoor, high rise etc.
        • What is the outlook for tenant growth and vacancy rates across property type?  Are there new production companies that will be looking for space?
        • What strategies are being employed for growth in this sector? 
        • Municipality incentives: what can this do for the local economy?


        • Brian Abers, Managing Partner (Captiva Partners)
        • Gannon Murphy, General Manager (Cinelease Studios)
        • Ari Rastegar, Chief Executive Officer (Rastegar Equity Partners)

      2:05 PM (Eastern Time)
      Equity & Debt Financing

        • Who is playing in the film and TV production real estate space now?  What do terms look like currently?
        • To what extent are you using public financing for film studio projects? How are you underwriting deals involving government financing?
        • How does the process for securing financing differ for partnerships vs. single equity sources?
        • How are institutional investors, high-net worth individuals, sovereign wealth and pension funds approaching this asset class?
        • Due diligence and valuations for film production studios


        • Derreck Barker, Senior Director - Regional Head SW Office (Nuveen)
        • Jesse Goepel, Principal (Square Mile Capital)

      2:55 PM (Eastern Time)
      Production Facility Construction, Development & Adaptive Re-Use

        • Where do you see the biggest opportunities for ground-up development of film production studios in the coming year? 
        • Buying entitled vs. unentitled land: what is your strategy and timeline?
        • What types of communication and documentation management technology do your teams use?
        • Where do you encounter challenges in getting all stakeholders on the same page?
        • Who is providing financing for construction and adaptive re-use projects?  What debt structures and programs are available?
        • What terms do PE investors require for providing capital for new construction?
        • Which functional systems are essential for producing content?  How are these implemented?
        • What challenges are there with repositioning a property for film production?
        • Case studies of industrial/other commercial buildings being converted into sound stages


        • Zain Koita, Founder & Managing Partner (Knickpoint Ventures)

      Adaptive Reuse & Property Repositioning Opportunities

        • What challenges are there with repositioning a property for film production?
        • Which functional systems are essential for producing content?  How are these implemented?
        • Case studies of industrial/other commercial buildings being converted into sound stages
        • Creative financing solutions for adaptive reuse
        • Timeframe necessary for repositioning


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  • Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

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