2017 RealShare Apartments
10/18/2017 - Main Conference Opening & Welcome Reception
12:30 pm - 1:45 pmRegistration
1:45 pm - 2:00 pmOpening Remarks by GlobeSt.com
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmKeynote: It's Not Rocket Science: Understanding Real Estate Tech Challenges & Solutions
Josh Panknin, Associate Director / Adjunct Professor, Center for Urban Real Estate Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University

We can now map the human genome, we’ve sent men to the moon, and cars are driving themselves.  Why can’t we develop better leasing management systems, valuation tools, and great data?  It’s not because we can’t, we just haven’t approached it the same way other industries have. 

Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate was founded in 2011 in order to address some of the world’s most difficult real estate problems.  The Center is now focused specifically on the development of advanced applied technology by bridging the gap between the needs of the industry and the tremendous technological resources of the Columbia University ecosystem.  By forming strong relationships within the university as well as with industry partners, the Center serves as the conduit between New York City’s global finance and real estate industries and Columbia University’s world-class academia to facilitate the flow of ideas in order to create transformative technology for the built world.  

2:30 pm - 3:00 pmThe Investing Evolution: How Innovators are Driving Change Through Technology
Moderator: Bill Lanting, Vice President, Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt Origination, RealtyShares
Paul Cleary, Chief Operating Officer, Money360
Ron Rossi, VP of Analytics, Investor Management Services LLC.
Richard Sarkis, CEO and Co-Founder, Reonomy

Traditionally, institutional investors have been slow to adapt to changes in markets and technology so developers are turning to online forms of investment. Plus, managing the complex processes and financials of multiple assets and investments can be a time-consuming and difficult task. How are top executives leveraging technology to streamline this process? Accessibility of data to stakeholders at every level is important, but how can this real-time data positively affect your bottom line? With crowdfunding, marketplace lending, and automated portfolios rising in popularity are we on the verge of an evolution for real estate investing?
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmProperty & Asset Management: Implementing Automation for Productivity Enhancement
Moderator: Mike Ballard, Partner, Ascent Multifamily Accounting
Jason Lindwall, Senior Vice President Property Management Solutions, Realpage
Bryan Colin, Co-Founder & CEO, VirtualAPT
Taylor Wiederkehr, Software Implementation Analyst, Alliance Residential Company

Property management is ever changing, as technology becomes a top priority for operators. New 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?
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmNetworking Break
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmThe Agency Lending Outlook
Moderator: Vic Clark, Senior Managing Director, Hunt Mortgage Group
John Powell, Director of Agency Production, Bellwether Enterprise
Jeffrey Erxleben, Executive Vice President - Regional Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital
Christina Flynn, Director, Credit Underwriting - Western Region, Fannie Mae

Although there is still discussion around reform and tighter regulations, GSEs continue to support the growth of multifamily debt. Both Fannie & Freddie remain key elements of the US housing market and are, in fact, the biggest sources of apartment financing in the US. In this year’s economic study the organization estimated moderate growth for 2017, how is that progressing and what can be expected for the rest of the year? 
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmRoundtable Discussions

Join industry leaders for a constructive networking session and an in-depth look at specific commercial real estate sectors. These small interactive sessions allow attendees to discuss their approach to each topic with like-minded individuals.
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Workforce & Affordable Housing
Edward J. Campbell, Associate, Nixon Peabody


While government entities have put an emphasis on affordable housing, workforce housing remains low in most urban areas. Is there a solution in-sight? Plus how will less regulations change the game for affordable housing? 

Student Housing
Mark Weinstein, President & Founder, MJW Investments


Demand for student housing is high and rents continue to grow at a healthy rate so what can we expect from the next few years? Also, is the market riskier than ever as properties go for top dollar and overbuilding becomes a concern? 
Senior Housing
Douglas Checketts, Senior Vice President, Seniors Housing Finance , PNC Real Estate


Given the state of the economy and new administration changes, the senior housing market is in a state of transition. Inventory continues to be added and the senior population is growing so what can be expected in terms of occupancy rates, successful revenue models, and risks?
Luxury Building
Kevin Farrell, Chief Operating Officer & President, Fifield Companies and Century West Partners


An interactive discussion on uncovering new opportunities as we begin to see potential saturation in luxury building.

Micro & Core Urban Housing
Ellen Parry, Regional Director of Business Development, West Coast, Ollie

Discussion of how top trends in transportation, and infrastructure changes will affect these sectors.
5:15 pm - 6:15 pmNetworking Cocktails Welcome Reception

10/19/2017 - Main Conference Day Two & Networking Bash
8:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast and Registration
8:30 am - 8:40 amOpening Remarks
8:40 am - 9:30 amEconomic Panel: The Macro Issues Effecting Deal Flow
Moderator: Ed Zimbler, Senior Managing Director, Berkadia
Gary Goodman, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, Passco Companies
Jeff Adler, Vice President, Matrix, Yardi Systems
Nate Hanks, CCIM, President & CEO, RealSource

A steady US economy and net positives in the multifamily sector are keeping prices in the core markets high. And the consensus is that demographics will continue to keep demand for apartments strong. Will apartments continue to ride the wave of these trends for the foreseeable future, or will the momentum abate as the uncertainties—including wage growth, overbuilding and global factors—come into sharper focus? Plus, how will supply and demand shift and will we begin to see more workforce housing?  These expert panelists will discuss the macro issues impacting deal flow and the outlook for the sector across the nation.
9:30 am - 10:20 amBaby Boomers, Gen X. and Millennials and the Battle over Amenities
Moderator: Amy Moody McGrath, Director, Real Estate Group, Goulston & Storrs
Jennifer Staciokas, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Training, Pinnacle
Lucas Haldeman, CEO, smartrent
Philip Wiegand, Vice President, Capital Markets: Multifamily, Transwestern
Joe Gambill, Development Associate, Wood Partners
Dean Zander, Executive Vice President, CBRE

Demand from both individual renters and investors for apartment homes and buildings has intensified and with that has come consumer demand for better amenities that fit their individual needs. Therefore, developers are striving to incorporate the latest innovations in smart technology into buildings. Is it time for autonomous car garages and drone compatible delivery facilities? What challenges does this create and how are developers determining what is a passing fad and what is a long term solution? Plus how do demographics play into these decisions as baby-boomer want different social services than millennials. How are today’s apartment developers managing to pencil deals out in this climate? Be it new construction or redevelopment, which investments, including materials to amenities, are worth making? The apartments sector’s most active developers share insights on the development drivers and challenges that influence their decisions and shape their pipelines.

10:20 am - 10:40 amNetworking Break & Morning Refreshments
10:40 am - 11:30 amMoney at Play: Investment Strategies for 2017, 2018 and Beyond
Moderator: Marc D. Renard, Vice Chairman Global Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield
John Kennedy, Managing Director, Western Region, Barings Real Estate Advisers
Greg Campbell, Senior Managing Director, Acquisitions, TruAmerica Multifamily
Kevin Kaberna, Senior Managing Director, Greystar Real Estate Partners
Chris Hunt, Senior Director, Acquisitions, New York Life Investors

While the 2017 multi-family outlook is softening as lenders express less interest in construction, the overall feeling about markets is still optimistic. 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. Multifamilies’ top investors give their investment forecast and talk about how their strategies are evolving with the competitive market conditions.
11:30 am - 12:15 pmTop Growing Metros - Geo Opportunities
Moderator: Laurie Lustig-Bower, Executive Vice President, CBRE
Jim Andersen, Senior Vice President, Trammell Crow Company
Scott R. McClave, Senior Principal - Transactions and Finance, The Bascom Group
Dylan Simon, Senior Vice President , Colliers International
Natalie Cariola, VP of Sales , Zumper

Due to an influx in high-end supply, core markets like New York City, Oakland, and San Francisco fell out of Freddie Mac’s list of fastest-growing metropolitan areas in 2017.  Sacramento, Seattle, Tampa, and Chicago all scored high marks as strong consumer demand brings low vacancy and rising rents. How are these growing markets different than previous years? Are we seeing an oversaturation in core cities like New York and San Francisco?  Plus, will vacancies rise and will there be room for rent growth in 2017? 
12:15 pmLunch is Served
12:50 pm - 1:10 pmLuncheon Presentation: The Value Add Behind Smart Homes
Scé Pike, CEO & Founder, IOTAS

Many executives understand the value of adding smart features to homes for the renter. However, understanding how to create value for the real estate firm is more challenging. IOTAS joins us to discuss the value of smart installations and how the data they collect will help you learn more about your consumers.

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1:10 pm - 1:30 pmKeynote: Growth is Still Happening!
Hessam Nadji, President & CEO, Marcus & Millichap

Ample volumes of capital from every type of investor seeking commercial real estate investments point to an active, albeit slower, investment marketplace. How will shifting capital sources, investment requirements and rising interest rates impact the industry?
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmTransaction Talks: The Art of Multifamily Dealmaking
Moderator: Joshua Luchs, First Vice President Investments, Marcus & Millichap
Otto Ozen, Executive Vice President, The Mogharebi Group
David Harrington, Executive Vice President and National Director, Matthews Multifamily Advisors™
Jeff Burns, Managing Director, Walker & Dunlop
Jonathan Nikfarjam, Managing Principal - Multifamily Investment Sales, Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors El Segundo Office
Chad Sanderson, Principal - Business Development & Acquisitions, The Bascom Group

It was another record breaking year for apartment transactions with a 3% year-over-year sales growth for 2016 on a volume of $158.4 billion nationwide. Behind these transactions are the professionals who put each deal together, whether they're connecting buyers with sellers or lining up the financing to make the sale happen. What does it take to sift through the massive number of players in the market to find the right components and parties for each transaction? The top dealmakers share insights into the direction of the market, where metrics are headed and what it takes to orchestrate the best deals.

2:15 pm - 2:45 pmNetworking Break- Afternoon Refreshments
2:45 pm - 3:30 pmRising Above the Competition with Redevelopment, Repositioning and Renovations
Moderator: Mike Rovner, President, Mike Rovner Construction
Patrick Crandall, Managing Director Construction Real Estate, CapitalSource
Matt Levy, Vice President, Investments, The Laramar Group
Jamie Fleming, CEO & Co-Founder, Studio 216
Kitty Wallace, Executive Vice President | Los Angeles, Colliers International

Today, apartment construction companies are facing a number of challenges. However, global population is continuing to rise and there is demand for all different types of multi-family facilities. As the shift to “urban-suburban” becomes increasingly popular and consumers want newer amenity based homes, is reimagining older buildings the solution? How are the nation’s multi-family builders redeveloping and repositioning in order to bring to market the type of product that is most in demand, while staying on-time and on budget? Plus, where are the value-add opportunities? 
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmMixed Use Panel: Successful Designs for Live / Work / Play
Moderator: Adam Artunian, Vice President, John Burns Real Estate Consulting
Daniel Gehman, AIA, LEED AP, Studio Director, Humphreys & Partners, Architects, L.P.
Kimberly Laten, Founder, Color Design Development Group
Simon Aftalion, Development Director, Markwood Enterprises

In apartments, Multi-Use is becoming the new norm as consumers demand a more live/ work/play environment.  In addition to being a risk-aversion technique for developers, it is also meeting the needs of today’s renters pool. What are some ways developers are implementing this trend and what market dynamics are at play? What combinations work best and provide the best returns? How is the definition of “downtown” changing as these mixed-use projects are rising in the nation’s suburbs as well as infill and transit hubs? 

4:15 pm - 6:15 pmNetworking Cocktails Closing Reception