Mezzanine & High-Yield Debt
New York, NY
November 7, 2019

Description

IMN’s Real Estate Mezzanine Financing & High Yield Debt Forum will return to New York, NY on November 7, 2019. The conference provides the perfect platform for property owners and lenders to meet, network and discuss the latest strategies for new acquisitions, development and refinancing in a highly competitive real estate lending environment.
 
Join us in New York City as senior industry players discuss their outlook for commercial real estate lending, how mezzanine and high yield debt fit into the capital stack, and which types of projects are best suited to these financing vehicles.

Be sure to bookmark this page for regularly updated program information.

We look forward to welcoming you in November!

Who Should Attend
  • Property Owners including:
    • Equity Funds
    • REITs
    • Pension Funds, Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Sovereign Wealth Funds, etc. that invest directly in Real Estate
    • Large Private Owners, Developers and other Owner-Operators
    Mezzanine Finance, Sub-Debt and Senior Debt Lenders including:
    • Banks
    • Life Companies
    • Debt Funds
    • Mortgage REITs
    • CMBS originators/issuers
    • Specialist and Non-Traditional Lenders
    Special Servicers, Brokers, Law Firms and other service providers to the CRE finance industry

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    Thursday, November 7th, 2019

      8:00 AM
      Registration and Breakfast




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      8:55 AM
      IMN's Welcome Remarks




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      9:00 AM
      Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook

        • Analysis of supply and demand fundamentals nationally and in New York
        • How has the tax reform impacted the CRE market since its introduction?
        • Impact of infrastructure spending, immigration and healthcare policies on CRE
        • Is US CRE still appealing to foreign investors?
        • Where do the main opportunities lie?  What significant challenges do you envisage for the coming year?


        • Chris Moad, Senior Principal (CPPIB Credit Investments Inc.)
        • Mark Romanczuk, Vice President, Real Estate Financing Group (Goldman Sachs & Co.)
        • Brian Carey, Executive Director (J.P. Morgan)
        • Douglas Lyons, Managing Principal (Pearlmark)

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      9:40 AM
      Mezzanine Loan Origination Trends

        • How are rising interest rates affecting market players?
        • Which markets and sectors are providing the most upside?
        • How is the increase of debt funds impacting the mezzanine loan market?
        • Are we seeing banks starting to move back into the space?
        • How is an increase in foreign investment impacting origination?


        • Joseph Lanzkron, Partner (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)
        • Jan Sternin, Senior Vice President - Manager Director (Berkadia)
        • Jeffrey Wiseman, Managing Director (H.I.G. Realty Partners)
        • Thomas Wiese, Senior Managing Director (Lombard International)

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      10:20 AM
      Bridge Loans for Commercial Real Estate

        • To what degree has a strong CLO market boosted bridge loan liquidity?
        • In which situations would borrowers use bridge loans?
        • What is the cost and how does this compare to other sources of capital?
        • How are lenders differentiating their programs from their competitors’?
        • Which deals types are most attractive to lenders and which are less so?
        • New methods of financing bridge loans


        • William Davis, Member (Cozen O'Connor)
        • Timothy McGuire, Senior Vice President (Brookfield Asset Management)
        • Kevin Swartz, Managing Director (Colony Capital)
        • David Pezzola, CEO (Icarus Investment Group)
        • Peter Smith, Managing Director (TPG Real Estate Finanace)

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      11:05 AM
      Networking Break, Courtesy of:




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      11:35 AM
      Non-traditional, Non-bank Lending

        • How have mezzanine and bridge lenders taken advantage of banks exiting the market?
        • Is it likely that banks will re-enter the market?
        • What alternative lending sources are out there?
        • What types of projects are they funding?
        • How have rising costs, labor issues and increasing interest rates impacted these players?


        • Steven Coury, Partner (White and Williams LLP)
        • Ahmad Hajj, Co-Founder/Managing Principal (Cornerstone Capital)
        • Spencer Garfield, Managing Director (Fortress Investment Group)
        • Jonathan Chassin, Managing Director (Moinian Capital Partners)
        • Yair Ephrati, Head of Investment Banking (Value Base)

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      12:20 PM
      Mezzanine Finance vs Preferred Equity and Associated Legal Considerations

        • Update on laws and regulations that impact mezzanine and high-yield debt financing
        • How do mezzanine deal structures vary from preferred equity structures?
        • What are the main risks of using a non-bank lender versus using a bank?
        • Multi-lender, multi-tranche deals and the associated considerations?


        • Gary Zimmerman, SVP & Manager (UCCPlus - Fidelity National Title Group)
        • Jason Barnett, Vice Chairman and General Counsel (RXR Realty)
        • Deborah Ginsberg, General Counsel (TPG Capital)
        • Steven Coury, Partner (White and Williams LLP)

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      12:50 PM
      Lunch




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      1:50 PM
      Land Acquisition, Pre-Construction and Construction Loans

        • Supply and demand outlook for land deals and construction projects
        • How are these projects most commonly financed?
        • Who is providing the finance and which projects are most attractive to them?
        • How do you protect all parties against a default?
        • When is preferred equity the best option?


        • Rusty Fleming, Partner (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough)
        • Chris Allman, Managing Director, Capital Markets (CIM Group)
        • Michael Zysman, Managing Principal (City Bay Capital LLC)
        • Chris Finlay, CEO & Chairman (Lloyd Jones, LLC)

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      2:20 PM
      Borrowers’ Perspective Discussion

        • Where are the opportunities for the year ahead?  Which markets and what deal types are you pursuing?
        • What is the availability of capital (both debt and equity) in the current market?
        • Who is financing your deals?  Banks, insurance companies, CMBS, debt funds or other specialty finance companies?
        • What projects are you looking to finance with mezzanine and other subordinated debt?
        • What market factors are keeping you up at night?


        • Chris Allman, Managing Director, Capital Markets (CIM Group)
        • Anthony Delfre, Managing Director (Brown Gibbons Lang & Company)
        • Pinchas Vogel, COO (Eastern Union)
        • Evan Sherman, Director, Acquisitions (Invesco US)
        • Larry Botel, Managing Partner (JOSS Realty Partners LLC)
        • Bob Sonnenblick, Chairman (Sonnenblick Development, LLC)

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      3:05 PM
      Protecting Your Interests: Key Provisions for Intercreditor and Subordination Agreements, Workouts & Associated Documentation

        • What main challenges do borrowers, senior lenders and mezzanine lenders face when structuring workouts?
        • How have intercreditor agreements developed in the past three to five years?
        • What options are available to all parties in negotiations?  How to find common ground while protecting your interests?
        • Assessing critical provisions protecting mezzanine lenders like the right to cure default on the first mortgage and the right to foreclose on the property


        • Aron Zuckerman, Associate (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)
        • Robert Sitman, Managing Director, Real Estate Debt Strategies (Blackstone)
        • Theodore Samets, Vice President (Goldman, Sachs & Co.)
        • Michael Jackowitz, SVP, Capital Markets (Paramount Group, Inc.)

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      3:40 PM
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      4:00 PM
      CMBS and B-Piece Market Update

        • Overview of CMBS origination and issuance trends in 2019
        • How have loan structures changed in the past year?
        • Outlook for 2020: smooth sailing or more volatility?
        • Who are buying B-pieces and how have they performed in 2019?
        • How does the B-piece market affect CMBS borrowers?
        • What does this all mean for mezzanine lenders?


        • Stephen Nuzzolo, - (Capital Markets Expert)
        • Joshua Brand, Portfolio Manager (Argentic)
        • Nitin Jagga, Investment Banking (Goldman Sachs & Co.)
        • Jordan May, CMBS Investments (Prime Finance Partners)
        • Bill Clarkson, SVP (Torchlight Loan Services)

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      4:45 PM
      Evaluating the Continued Resurgence of CRE CLOs

        • What is expected in terms of issuance trends in 2020?
        • What type of bridge loans and collateral are going into CRE CLOs?
        • How do rising interest rates affect the appeal of this funding mechanism for borrowers?
        • Underlying competitive landscape for originating loans
        • Relative value amongst other ABS asset classes


        • Michael Barbieri, Vice President (Goldman Sachs)
        • Michael Ting, Senior Vice President (Greystone)
        • Brennan Woods, Vice President (J.P. Morgan)
        • Harris Trifon, Portfolio Manager (Western Asset Management)

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      5:15 PM
      Networking Reception




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      6:15 PM
      The Real Estate Mezzanine Financing & High-Yield Debt Forum Concludes




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Venue

  • Conference Venue
  • The Union League Club


    38 East 37 Street
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

    Additional Info:

    Please see below for a list of suggested hotels near The Union League Club of New York.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Grand Hyatt New York


    Park Avenue at Grand Central Station
    New York, NY, 10017
    USA

    Additional Info: IMN does not have a block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • Hotel Giraffe


    365 Park Avenue South
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

    Additional Info: IMN does not have a block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.
  • Suggested Hotel
  • The Kitano New York


    66 Park Avenue, East 38th Street
    New York, NY, 10016
    USA

    Additional Info: IMN does not have a block at this hotel and cannot guarantee rate or availability.

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  • Thursday, November 7th, 2019
  • Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook


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    9:00 AM

  • Mezzanine Loan Origination Trends


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    9:40 AM

  • Bridge Loans for Commercial Real Estate


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    10:20 AM

  • Non-traditional, Non-bank Lending


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    11:35 AM

  • Mezzanine Finance vs Preferred Equity and Associated Legal Considerations


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    12:20 PM

  • Land Acquisition, Pre-Construction and Construction Loans


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    1:50 PM

  • Borrowers’ Perspective Discussion


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    2:20 PM

  • Protecting Your Interests: Key Provisions for Intercreditor and Subordination Agreements, Workouts & Associated Documentation


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    3:05 PM


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