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    Platinum Sponsors

    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.

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    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.

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    Gold Sponsors

    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.

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    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 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’.

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    Partner Sponsor

    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.


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    Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services provides trustee and agency services for borrowers, debt issuers, investors and lenders. Our team has more than 30 years of experience providing comprehensive services to support the administration of commercial real estate loans and CMBS. We will 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.

    Wells Fargo’s global network offers international services through its domestic U.S. offices and 30 overseas offices, providing customer coverage in 130 countries. We offer you in-depth experience, innovative products, and access to a network of financial institution partners across the world.

    Learn more at wellsfargo.com/com/corporate-trust/international.

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    Silver Sponsors

    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.
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    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.

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    Intex is the leading one-stop provider of cashflow models and analytics for the global structured finance industry.  Intex has accurately modeled and maintains over 30,000 RMBS, ABS, CMBS and CLO deals issued in the US, Europe, China, Australia, Japan and elsewhere, representing close to 100% coverage across all these asset sectors and regions.  Intex is relied upon by many hundreds of arrangers, investors, issuers and other major market participants who see an advantage in the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of Intex’s models and updates in support of trading, portfolio management and risk management applications.  Intex’s applications include INTEXcalc for single-security and portfolio analysis and cashflow stress-testing, the INTEX Subroutine API for system builders, and INTEX DealMaker for structuring new deals.  Intex is an independent, objective and privately-held company with offices in Massachusetts, London and Shanghai.  Visit our website at www.intex.com

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    Katten is a leading international law firm, with over 650 lawyers in 13 offices across Europe, United States and Asia. Our real estate finance practice deals with corporate financing and structural requirements for lenders and borrowers. The team handles all types of secured, bi-lateral and participating loans, with real estate due diligence undertaken by lawyers with finance experience who understand lenders’ requirements.

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    S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. With more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding and approximately 1,400 credit analysts in 26 countries, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. Learn more at spglobal.com/ratings.

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    Situs is a global provider of strategic business and technology solutions for investors and lenders in the real estate industry.  Situs has been involved in over $1 trillion of real estate debt and equity deals across the U.S. Europe and Asia. Situs, is currently a rated servicer with Moody’s, Fitch and Morningstar, has more than $165 billion (€137 billion) of assets under management. With offices in London, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam and Madrid, Situs offers a wide array of services across Europe, including Loan Servicing, Loan Asset Management, Valuation Management and Distressed Solutions.

    Lisa Williams – Executive Managing Director – Head of Europe

    +44 (0) 20 7220 1854




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    Cartifact creates impactful maps and graphics for commercial real estate which provide a strong visual selling point for your asset.

    Clients include CBRE, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Eastdil Secured, Goldman Sachs, JLL, and other leading CRE firms.

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    Bronze Sponsors

    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.

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    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.

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    Fieldfisher is a leading European law firm with a fresh way of thinking through the solutions that our clients need to help grow their businesses. We have a leading real estate finance team comprising over 25 lawyers, acting for bank lenders, non-bank lenders, borrowers, service providers and hedge counterparties on all aspects of real estate finance.

    Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

    We have more than 500 lawyers spread over 13 locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients’ needs.

    We operate across our offices in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Paris, London, Munich, Manchester, Rome, Milan, Venice, Turin, Silicon Valley and Shanghai.

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    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

    e: enquiries@fortwellcapital.com

    w: www.fortwellcapital.com

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    GÖRG is one of Germany’s leading business law firms. As an independent law firm with more than 270 lawyers at five offices in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich, GÖRG advises on all 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.



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    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.


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    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.

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    Trepp, LLC, founded in 1979, is a leading provider of data, analytics, and technology solutions to the global securities and investment management industries. Trepp specifically serves three key sectors: structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking to help market participants meet their objectives for surveillance, credit risk management, and investment performance.  Trusted by the industry for the accuracy of its proprietary data, Trepp provides clients sophisticated, comprehensive models and analytics.  Trepp is wholly owned by dmg Information, the business information division of Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT).

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    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.

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    Sponsor opportunities available here

    All Sponsors of the Conference are entitled to the following benefits:

    • Sponsor recognition via the Conference website.
    • Company description placed alongside company logo on the Conference website.
    • Acknowledgement in pre and post Conference mailings.
    • Recognition in Conference materials with company description and key contact listed.
    • Company branding on event signage.
    • Complimentary firm / investor passes.
    • Ability to display corporate literature (subject to sponsor level).

    For further information, or if you would like assistance tailoring a package that will best suit your needs, please contact Carol Wilkie, Managing Director, CREFC Europe on +44 (0)20 3651 5567 or at cwilkie@crefceurope.org

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Autumn Conference 2016

14 November 2016 @ 09:00 - 15 November 2016 @ 16:30

The largest CRE debt Conference in Europe attracted over 400+ delegates over two days and provided a platform for commercial real estate (CRE) finance market participants to come together to learn about and discuss the latest trends and challenges facing the industry.

Highlights from the event are available here

Hear Brexit views from industry participants here 

THANK YOU to our conference co-chairs: Rob Mills – Clearbell; Dan Smith – Fortwell Capital Limited and Madeleine McDougall – Lloyds Bank.
THANK YOU to our speakers, sponsors and to all those who joined us.