RealShare Apartments East 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmNetworking Cocktail Reception

8:00 am - 8:30 amNetworking Breakfast & Onsite Registration
8:30 am - 8:35 amOpening Remarks
8:40 amTech Talks
The following three sessions discuss technology's role in the multifamily space.  The professionals operating daily at the intersection of real estate and tech will provide insights on major trends, innovations and best practices, as well as the new products, programs and services they’re utilizing to advance their business and achieve their goals. 

8:40 am - 9:20 amCapital in the Cyber World: Technology’s Role in Investment
Funding multifamily development and initial business start-ups from online platforms is becoming a popular alternative to traditional debt & equity offerings.  How are property owners using non-traditional lending options, such as crowdfunding, to leverage their investments?  How do capital sources find opportunities online? What challenges and constraints do they face? Are these platforms complementing or conflicting with the traditional investment arena

Adam Hooper


9:20 am - 10:10 am24/7 Tools & Strategies: Tech for Day-to-Day Operations
Property management is ever changing, as technology becomes a top priority for operators. New tech strategies are helping property managers keep up with maintenance, payment and organization, while renters are now demanding everything from free wireless to digital rent payments. How are industry professionals responding to these trends and preparing for the future? 

10:00 am - 10:10 amNetworking Break
10:10 am - 10:50 amLarge-Scale Efficiencies: Leveraging Technology for Asset Management
Managing the complex processes and financials of multiple assets and investments can be a time-consuming and difficult task. How do top executives leverage technology to streamline this process?  Accessibility of data to stakeholders at every level is important, but how can the accessibility of real-time data positively affect your bottom line? Expert panelists share best practices on how to select and implement the right systems and practices for your business. 

10:50 am - 11:05 amNetworking Break
11:05 am - 11:55 amInvestment Strategies: Creating Value & Finding Return on Yield

With increased competition in the market place, what are the top investors doing to stay competitive?  Hear from our experts on the best strategies to find yield, how they’re structuring deals and their thoughts on the direction of interest rates and overall housing cycle.  

John Bezzant
Executive Vice President | Chief Investment Officer

Matthew Ferrari
Eastern U.S. Director of Acquisitions 
TruAmerica Multifamily

11:55 am - 12:15 pmBuffet Lunch is Served
12:15 pm - 1:05 pmIndustry Leaders: A View from the Top
In order to thrive in business, it is important to stay one step ahead of the trends and opportunities. Gain insights into succeeding in the right markets as well as navigating and finding opportunities in the more challenging ones. Top executives from some of multifamily’s most active players provide their take on market conditions, their strategies to propel their businesses forward and predictions for the year ahead.


National Multifamily Housing Council

Brad Hamel 
Senior Vice President of Operations
Alliance Residential 

1:05 pm - 1:20 pmNetworking Break
1:20 pm - 2:10 pmDevelopment Pipeline: Drivers and Demands

Demand from both individual renters and investors for apartment homes and buildings has intensified. To meet this growing need, developers have expanded the volume of new construction. This, of course, leads to a quandary. On one hand, multifamily builders want to create the best product to lure both renters and potential investors. On the other hand, the costs of construction materials, land and labor remain high and loans are becoming more expensive and harder to obtain due to Dodd-Frank regulations. How are today’s apartment developers managing to pencil deals out in this climate? The sector’s most active developers share insights on the development drivers and challenges that influence their decisions and shape their pipelines.

2:10 pm - 2:20 pmNetworking Break
2:20 pm - 2:50 pmA Conversation with Fannie & Freddie

Fannie & Freddie remain the biggest sources of apartment financing in the U.S. and continue to support debt growth despite ongoing discussion on reform and tighter regulations.  With new leadership in the Treasury Department in the year ahead, what effect would privatization of the GSEs have on the agencies themselves as well as the multifamily market? Senior executives from the mortgage giants share their insights on the direction of the multifamily capital markets, and their firms’ roles in the future of apartment finance.  

2:50 pm - 3:30 pmCapital: Where is it Coming From & Where is it Going

While it seems that perceived demand drives development, the availability of capital supports this trend. How much capital is flowing into the space – where is it coming from and where is it going? Are owners looking to alternative lending sources, like crowdfunding, in order to meet the level of capital needed for the development demand?  And, as the largest sources of apartment financing, what role do Fannie & Freddie play?

Kevin O'Grady 
Managing Director | Capital Markets
Walker & Dunlop

Marc Suarez
Senior Vice President
Hunt Mortgage Group 

Elliott Throne
Managing Director