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Spring Conference 2017

10 May - 11 May

 Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 May, hosted by K&L Gates, London

Our conference co-chairs for the spring conference are:

Sponsorship opportunities are now available HERE


An outline agenda will be available early March. Registration will open late February – remember to be an early bird.

What we do know…

Wednesday 10 May – 13:30 – 17:30 – YPREF afternoon, followed by networking drinks for sponsors and YPREF attendees

Thursday 11 May – 08:30 – 17:30 – Main conference, followed by a closing reception on the rooftop of Madison.

Any questions at this time can be directed to Carol.


New to a CREFC Europe event or did you miss the last conference?  View the highlights from our Autumn Conference 2016 below.

Host Sponsor:



Side events on the day...

  • YPREF Afternoon

    YPREF Afternoon

  • Closing Reception @ Madison Rooftop -

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.


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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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    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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    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.

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  • We are delighted to present the sponsor opportunities for our upcoming conference which this year will be held late Spring on 10 & 11 May in London.

    There are several new opportunities available to sponsor including tickets to the British Grand Prix and a closing networking reception at the rooftop of Madison,

    This 2 day event hosted by K&L Gates will provide a highly relevant platform for CRE finance market participants to come together tlearn and discuss the trends and many challenges facing our industry.
    The morning of day 1 will be dedicated to YPREF, the young professional industry group we launched last April, which to date, has attracted over 340 individuals.  The main conference
    will begin with lunch on Wednesday; we will deliver educational, interactive sessions, presentations and discussions with ample time for networking.

    Participating as a sponsor is available to members and non members*, sponsorship provides an opportunity to increase your firm’s visibility amongst market participants and to be associated
    with a leading industry conference.

    If you are a past sponsor welcome back. If you are considering a CREFC Europe sponsorship for the first time please get in touch so that we can work with you to tailor a suitable package that will meet
    your objectives.  Please contact Carol to secure your involvement as a sponsor

    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).


    Sponsorship Opportunities 
    Speaker’s Dinner SOLD

    to be held 9 May 
    Closing Reception SOLD

    at Madison rooftop *NEW*

    Keynote Speaker £8,000 YPREF Breakfast £2,500
    Conference Bags £7,500 YPREF Morning Break £2,250
    Umbrellas SOLD Networking Lunch (day 1) £4,500
    Neck Straps £7,250 Ongoing Beverages (day 1) £1,500
    Voting Pads £5,000 Afternoon Break (day 1) £2,250
    Coloured Pens £4,000 *NEW* Networking Breakfast (day 2) £2,500
    Notebooks £4,000 Ongoing Beverages (day 2)
    Cold Tumbler £5,000 *NEW*SOLD Morning Networking Break (day 2) £2,500
    Lint Roller £3,500 *NEW* Networking Lunch (day 2) £4,500
    Overall Evaluation Prize £3,000

    Tickets to the British Grand Prix *NEW*

    Afternoon Break (day 2) £2,500
    Candy Bags SOLD
    Inside front cover of Conference
    Book SOLD
    Inside back cover of Conference
    Book £1,600
    Back of Conference Book £1,600
    At-A-Glance Programme SOLD
    Session and chair drop £2,000

    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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  • Barclays Corporate William Serwadda
  • Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Carol Wilkie