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    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is proud of 225 years of service to many of the world’s most prestigious institutions. With more than 350 lawyers in our offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington and Brussels,  the firm offers clients innovative solutions to legal and financial issues in a wide range of areas. Cadwalader is a recognised leader in capital markets and real estate finance.  Our standout lawyers have extensive track records advising clients on the origination, underwriting, structuring and securitisation of commercial real estate loans across the full range spectrum of projects and portfolios.  We offer the insight and experience necessary to navigate complex markets offering myriad challenges and opportunities.  www.cadwalader.com

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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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    Cloudscraper is the information backbone for commercial real estate assets, debt and equity. The platform provides users with the ability to store, retrieve, analyse, visualise and share commercial real estate data, as and when needed allowing users to convert intuition into data-driven decision making.
    For the first time, all components of the commercial real estate capital stack can be found and structured through one platform – equity, senior debt, mezzanine debt, loan syndication – even the ability to raise and trade joint venture equity – all with the ability to manage the entire due diligence process through a single hub.
    Founded in 2014 and launched publicly in February 2018. Cloudscraper is headquartered in London with offices in Frankfurt, Dublin and Tel Aviv.

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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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    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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    M7 Real Estate is one of the leading specialists in the pan-European, regional, multi-let real estate market. With over 225 employees in 13 countries across Europe, the team manages a portfolio of over 1,300 assets with a capital value in excess of €7.7 billion.

    M7 acts as an investment and asset manager to a series of funds that it has established and in which it co-invests alongside a large number of family office, high net worth and institutional investors. In addition, M7 has a number of joint ventures with private equity partners including Blackstone, H.I.G. Capital and Starwood Capital. M7 also has separate account mandates where it acts as a third party asset manager for the portfolios of institutional, family office and high net worth.

    Additional information about M7 can be found at www.m7re.eu

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    Moody’s Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody’s commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm’s ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.


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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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    At Reed Smith, we are committed to driving progress for you, wherever you are in the world.  Your ambition is our ambition. We use our deep experience in commercial real estate finance to make a solution-focused contribution to your business and collaborate with you as true partners.

    As market-leading advisers to lenders, borrowers and operating partners on financing and structural requirements involving real estate around the world, we offer a wide range of financial services and capital markets experience to efficiently achieve the best outcome for you.

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    Sidley is a premier law firm, with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape, with more than 1900 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide.  The financing of commercial real estate is a core feature of our global offering including that of our London office.

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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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Spring Conference – Thursday 16 May

16 May @ 08:00 - 17 May @ 17:00

“Dealing with the Grey: Opportunity and Discipline”


Join us this Thursday 16 May at the offices of Clifford Chance for a 1 day programme full of relevant, thought-provoking content.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert Peston.  Peston is ITV’s Political Editor and host of their flagship politics and current affairs show, Peston. He covers the latest happenings in Westminster and beyond, interviewing the important players on the national and international political scenes.



Registration queries can be directed to Sadika

YPREF, a morning of education and networking will be held on Friday 17 May.  This morning session is free to YPREF from our member firms

The YPREF programme can be found here.