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Spring Conference 2017

10 May - 11 May

Registration for our Spring Conference is open – be an early bird and register before 31 March



Outline Programme now available here

An afternoon dedicated to YPREF and a 1 day main conference for mid and senior market participants.

We’ve dedicated an entire afternoon of learning and networking to YPREF on Wednesday 10 May; the 1 day main conference will take place on Thursday 11 May and is targeted toward mid/senior market participants.

The conference co-chairs have created a topical, relevant programme which will create thought-provoking, interactive discussions.

View the outline programme here.

As a reminder to those from member firms, the YPREF sessions are FREE to those in your firm will less than 10 years’ real estate finance experience, 80 YPREF participants have already secured their place.  The afternoon of 10 May offers an invaluable learning and networking opportunity which should not be missed – view the outline programme  (link above) to read all about it.

The main day will feature a keynote speaker, panel discussions led by industry experts and our popular borrower and lender session all of which will encourage interaction and engagement from the audience.

The closing networking reception will be held on the rooftop of Madison – join us for drinks in the sunshine – pre-registration essential – available to those attending on Thursday 11 May.

Conference co-chairs:

Sponsorship opportunities available please contact Carol

View the outline programme HERE

Any questions at this time can be directed to Carol.

View the highlights from our Autumn Conference 2016 below.




Side events on the day...

  • Closing Reception @ Madison Rooftop -

    Spaces limited please confirm your interest in joining us by completing the registration form

    Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Ropes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with more than 1,200 lawyers and legal professionals serving clients in major centres of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, and has consistently been recognised for its leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, competition, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation, government enforcement, and privacy & data security.

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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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    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