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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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    Gold Sponsors

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Silver Sponsors

    Freedom to innovate

    Solutus means ‘unbound’ or ‘free’. Unbound by the constraints of corporate ownership and free to think independently and deliver innovative solutions. Over the last five years we have grown considerably. Today, we offer a full spectrum of loan servicing solutions and manage projects in excess of £2bn for over 30 clients. Our independence enables us to adapt quickly to the unique challenges of each transaction, implementing tailored, value driven strategies that deliver our clients’ objectives.

    For more information, contact us on 020 3735 1200 or visit www.solutus.co.uk

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    CBRE Loan Servicing, a part of CBRE Capital Advisors, combines unrivalled real estate expertise with an independent loan servicing platform that provides unique depth and quality. In short, we understand the assets as well as the loan.

    With hubs is Houston, London, Frankfurt, Madrid and Sydney, we manage over US$150bn in commercial real estate loans for 3rd party clients. Our European team of over 30 real estate and finance specialist focuses on the analysis of the financial performance, physical condition, and market characteristics of the loan collateral, in order to continually evaluate the ability of the collateral to support repayment of the mortgage or maximise recovery’s. We act as a leading European Primary and Special Servicer, Facility Agent, Security Agent and Syndicate Agent for over £18bn of commercial real estate debt in 13 jurisdictions.

    In addition, we provide ancillary services including, loan surveillance and underwriting and loan valuation.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    European Real Estate Capital (“E-REC”) is a new generation of commercial real estate debt programme backed by Brookland Partners LLP and Omni Partners LLP. E-REC leverages Brookland’s significant track record and award-winning debt specialist team in origination, underwriting, structuring and asset management of real estate. The E-REC program offers a transparent and investor-friendly funding structure which seeks to provide a full alignment of interests for its participants.

    E-REC is originating mezzanine loans and whole loans on European commercial real estate.

    For more information, please contact Nassar Hussain at nassar.hussain@brookland.com or +44 (0)20 3540 9860.

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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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    Bronze Sponsors

    Capita Asset Services is Europe’s largest independent third party servicer. Our outsourced service solutions deliver comprehensive front, middle and back office support for the full loan lifecycle from due diligence and origination, through to account servicing to arrears management.

    Our core range of services include:

    • Loan Administration and Loan Agency
    • Debt Management and restructuring
    • Asset Management
    • Loan Workout
    • Master and Back up servicing
    • Facility Agent

    We are experienced in managing commercial, corporate, SME, residential (including BTL) and property loan portfolios, providing regular, timely and reliable information to all our clients, giving you greater control through increased transparency and governance of your portfolio.

    Our business is a division of Capita plc, a FTSE 100 company and the UKs leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support solutions.

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    REAG – Duff and Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group, provides a full range of real estate services. Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, tax, corporate valuation services, dispute consulting and real estate advisory services.

    Real estate services include: Valuation, Technical DD, Project Monitoring, Investment Advisory, Debt Advisory (financing and re-financing of commercial real estate assets). Transaction Services, Commercial Due Diligence, Asset Management Support, Cost Segregation. REAG4docs sources and screens property documentation for data rooms and manages transaction processes / Loan Underwriting. REAG 4 loans focuses on activities related to Corporate and Retail Loan Services as well as to NPLs, REAL Estate Restructuring. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES provides consultancy covering environmental, risk & health, safety analysis, and sustainability audits.

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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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Autumn Conference

9 November 2015 - 10 November 2015

Conference App champagne DAILY DRAW winners-

Michael Pfaue at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Karen Toh at Grosvenor, Amit Bajaj at Infosys

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Time is running out to join the 330+ commercial real estate finance delegates confirmed for CREFC Europe’s Autumn Conference, ‘Frothy Times?’, on Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 November held at etc. venues, in Bishopsgate, London.

Regular registration closed on Friday 30 October.  Walk-in registrations are being accepted:

  • CREFC Europe member £1,075.50 + VAT @ 20%
  • Non-member £1,444.10 + VAT @ 20%

Check to see if your company is a member.

The conference will kick-off with an educational morning on Monday 9 November which will provide a sector specific overview titled “Understanding Retail” and will be led by JLL. This session will focus on how retail is changing; market dynamics; retailers strategy; logistics and lending against retail assets.

The second educational session moderated by Lloyds Commercial Banking will look at “The peak of the cycle” and ask, “if we’re there yet?” the session will address the length of the property cycle, occupational, investment and development markets, data and metrics to watch and the frothy warning signs.

The educational sessions above are available free to CREFC Europe members and full-time real estate finance students.  Over 200 delegates are registered to join the educational morning.

By bringing together both lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate (CRE) finance to discuss whether these “Frothy Times” are here to stay, the two day event will give you and your team excellent networking opportunities as well as market insight.

Immediately following a networking lunch our keynote speaker Fabio Balboni, European Economist, HSBC Global Banking and Markets, will start the frothiness theme.

Just ahead of the cocktail reception, the must see Monday afternoon session between the lenders and borrowers “What do borrowers REALLY, REALLY want… and are they realistic?” will take place.

Panels on Tuesday will include:
• The peak of the cycle: Are we there? Moderated by Lloyds Commercial Banking’s Ian Goldsworthy;
• What is causing the boom in development? Lloyds Bank’s Graeme Alfille-Cook;
• NPLs; Has the cream been skimmed? Situs’s Prasad Chaganti discusses with professionals from Goldman Sachs and Sabal Financial
• Pan European Lending: Why Cross Border Financing is Tricky Moderated by Paul Hastings’ Justin Jowitt;
• Debt funds – From soup to nuts! Clearbell Capital’s Rob Mills moderates.