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Autumn Conference 2017
14 November - 15 November
Innovators, disruptors and change – looking ahead 5-10 years
500 delegates registered over the 2 days
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Deutsche Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE) provides financing to public corporations, private equity groups and individuals owning or acquiring commercial real estate assets in all property types including hotel and lodging, industrial, manufactured housing, multifamily, office and retail across the Americas, Asia and Europe.
In addition, CRE, through its Real Estate Special Situations Group, is an active investor in distressed commercial mortgages and other real estate debt instruments acquired in the secondary market from other financial institutions and non-bank lenders globally.
Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Trust division sits within Issuer Services in the Global Transaction Bank. The group provides third party ancillary services to a variety of transactions in the real estate sector. Roles such as SPV administrator, Escrow agent and paying agent sit alongside the traditional trustee services to offer a complete administrative solution to CMBS, loans, bonds and other real estate transactions.
Our real estate finance lawyers have the deep market knowledge and transactional experience to guide our clients through complex and challenging financings in markets throughout the world. We represent both lenders and borrowers in the full spectrum of financings – from conventional commercial loans to sophisticated capital market and securitised transactions.
Our London team specialises in large CMBS transactions and as a result, our finance, tax and restructuring lawyers are among the most experienced in the market. The team at Paul Hastings is better able to lead a CMBS transaction through the legal, regulatory, rating agency and investor hurdles than any other legal team in the market.
We are one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.
K&L Gates has one of the largest dedicated real estate finance practices of any global law firm with over 200 real estate finance lawyers across our global platform. We have 46 offices spanning across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. We regularly support our institutional and corporate clients on complex structured real estate finance deals, real estate fund structuring and high level investment work. In recent years we have played a major role in the restructuring and regeneration of the real estate sector. We are consistently ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as one of the leading real estate finance law firms and have been described as “very knowledgeable”, “hardworking” and having ‘strength in depth’.
CBRE Capital Advisors combines financial expertise with property insight to drive true client advantage. Uniquely positioned as a real estate investment advisory business within CBRE, the leading global real estate services company, the team offers independent Capital Markets advisory and global institutional investor distribution. It combines this with unmatched real estate experience in all aspects of investment. CBRE Capital Advisors understands the fundamental drivers of capital and real asset performance, and creates solutions for clients, ensuring that every aspect of an investment is delivering optimum returns.
CoStar Group provides transparency and drives efficiency in the commercial property sector through real time data and insight. Thousands of property professionals now use CoStar Suite & Propex, where 400,000 commercial buildings are tracked for investment opportunities and transactions; space availability and deals; tenants moving in and lease expiries. Whether acquiring, managing or disposing of assets, both investors and their advisors can use CoStar to spot and analyse opportunities; benchmark and report on the performance of assets; and identify and contact potential buyers or sellers in every market.
HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 4,400 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.
Our Infrastructure and Real Estate group sits within the Global Banking & Markets division, an international wholesale business serving major corporate, institutional and government clients. It has a broad international network with offices in more than 60 countries and territories, with strong expertise across developed and emerging economies.
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking provides comprehensive expert financial services to businesses of all sizes, from small businesses through to mid-sized businesses and multinational corporations. These corporate clients range from privately-owned firms to FTSE 100 PLC’s, multinational corporations and financial institutions.
Maintaining a network of relationship teams across the UK, as well as internationally, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking delivers the mix of local understanding and global expertise necessary to provide long-term support and advice to its clients.
McCracken Financial Solutions Corp. is a leading full service vendor in the commercial real estate lending industry. McCracken’ s solution, Strategy, incorporates loan accounting, asset management, servicing, and investor reporting into a comprehensive solution for the entire loan life cycle. Easily accessible tools integrate business process management, business rules, and comprehensive information about the borrower, collateral, and loan history. The combination automates monitoring for risk indicators and initiates user-defined business processes to mitigate risk, meet regulatory requirements, and complete covenant compliance. Want a more proactive way to manage your portfolios? Take a look at McCracken.
For asset management, loan servicing, due diligence and customized advisory solutions, discerning lenders and investors trust Trimont. With over 25 years in the real estate industry, we provide unparalleled knowledge and unfailing service across the capital stack. And we do so as an entirely non-conflicted and non-competitive partner, securing not only your asset, but your legacy.
Wells Fargo has been servicing securitised commercial mortgage loans in Europe for more than ten years. Our dedicated third party and securitised loan servicing team in London, leverages the efficiencies of the global commercial mortgage servicing platform within Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for operational support. We currently offer the roles of Facility Agent, Security Agent, Servicer, Special Servicer, and Liquidity Facility Provider in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK. Our current third party servicing book, including commercial mortgage-backed securities and balance sheet loans, is currently valued at £1.1 billion as of 2016.
We offer comprehensive corporate trust services for residential and commercial mortgage-backed transactions. We can work with you to determine your transaction needs and to customise a suite of business and technology services to optimise the performance of your transactions. Our superior technology and reporting systems make us ideal to support your transaction.
The Wells Fargo global platform is comprised of more than 930 team members spread across three continents, servicing approximately 32,360 loans totaling $507.3 billion.
DRC Capital LLP is an independent investment adviser focusing on the commercial real estate debt sector in Europe. Through its London-based dedicated debt investment platform, it offers advisory and origination services to borrowers and investors seeking high quality returns from commercial real estate. The company has been at the forefront of developing debt structures for the commercial real estate sector. DRC adopts an opportunistic approach focussed on high quality commercial real estate assets for both new and existing debt.
– Investment focus: acquisition financing, interim financing, refinancing, debt acquisitions
– Geographic focus: Western Europe, particularly the UK, Germany and France. Also the EU, Norway, Switzerland
– Asset focus: commercial real estate, particularly offices, hotels, retail and light-industrial
Since 2008, the DRC team has successfully arranged over £1bn worth of debt investments for its institutional investor client base
Eastdil Secured, as the wholly owned real estate investment banking subsidiary of Wells Fargo and Company, specialises in arranging capital transactions within the private and public real estate debt and equity capital markets. Such transactions include the sales of properties, CRE mortgage loans, and corporate entities; the placement of mortgage, mezzanine, and entity level debt financings; and arranging joint ventures, recapitalisations, and platform level equity raises.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research;Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; BMI Research, an independent provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst.
Fortwell Capital is a new-generational principal lender providing short and medium-term funding to the non-regulated property market.
Established in 2010, we are a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPC Group.
Our products comprise:
Bridging Finance – the classic short-term funding solution.
HNW Buy-to- Let – for portfolio investors
Development Finance – high-value funding
Structured Finance – for complex real estate projects
Funding from £3 million to £250 million is available for qualifying projects in London, SE England and commutable areas of high demand.
We welcome enquiries from experienced property professionals, intermediaries, family offices ad wealth managers.
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Dan Smith, Executive Director
t (main): +44 (0)203 815 9200
t (direct): +44 (0)203 815 9170
GÖRG is one of Germany’s leading independent business law firms with 270 lawyers at six offices in Berlin, Cologne, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich, GÖRG advises on the core areas of business law. GÖRG has a leading reputation in restructuring and insolvency and is top ranked in corporate, real estate, banking and finance as well as in procurement law. Clients include renowned companies both in Germany and abroad, as well as the public sector. GÖRG has a wealth of experience, particularly in advising banks and financial service providers, real estate and energy companies.
JLL is a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. With offices in over 80 countries, JLL works closely with clients across a wide range of asset classes, offering sector and local real estate expertise. Services include the arrangement, structuring and distribution of commercial mortgage and residential development loans, real estate structured products, credit tenant financings, loan sales and general debt advisory.
Reed Smith is a leading international law firm with over 1800 lawyers in 26 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses from FTSE 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers execute the full range of strategic, domestic and cross-border transactions, provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and high-stake matters and deliver regulatory counsel. Reed Smith is a pre-eminent advisor to industries including financial services, real estate, life sciences, health care, energy and natural resources, advertising, technology and media, shipping, manufacturing, and education.
Rosling King is a City law firm which specialises in acting for private equity investors and debt funds on distressed debtportfolios, CRE finance, commercial litigation, construction and insurance policy advice.
Commerciality is in our DNA. Our clients come first; we challenge the norm, work through collaboration and go the extra mile.
Situs is the premier, global provider of end-to-end real estate loan advisory services and integrated solutions, offering customized services to leading financial institutions, investors, owners, and developers.
With offices in London, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen and Madrid, Situs offers a wide array of services across Europe, including: Debt Advisory for all asset classes, Primary and Special Servicing, CRE Capital Solutions, and Project Consulting.
Since entering the European market in 2004, Situs is the fastest growing solutions provider for the financial services industry in Europe, with in excess of €30bn performing and non-performing European CRE assets under management and expertise across all asset types.
U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services has built an impressive reputation for providing high quality trustee and agency services for all types of structured and secured transactions; providing flexible service solutions for originators, arrangers and investors. Our personalised, full array of services include: security and note trustee, paying agent, account bank, cash manager, collateral administrator, facility & security agent, issuing and paying agent, custodian, calculation agent, registrar and a variety of back-up roles to support rated transactions. We have particular expertise with CMBS and CRE loan administration, and across a wide variety of asset classes including Auto Leases, Residential Mortgages, Equipment Leases, Trade Receivables, Credit Cards, Loan and Bond portfolios.