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7 Hours Continuing Education Credits - Must attend all 8 Sessions - No partial

APPROVED  NYS Real Estate Salesperson & Broker / NYS Appraisal &

New Jersey Appraisal /
Education Sponsor:  Lynx Mortgage Bank, LLC


 

Virtual Program Agenda

 

Day 1 - Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - (2) One Hour Sessions

 

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM - Virtual Networking Session Open for 30 Minutes in Advance of First Session  -Sponsored by KOW Building Consultants

8:45 AM - Continuing Education Students - Log in to Meeting Room For Virtual Roll Call - Mandatory - if you miss this sign in, no credit will be given

 8:50 AM - Brief Opening Remarks

  • ART SAITTA, Business Development Officer, Ridgewood Savings Bank, MBAofNY Conference Co-Chair
  • JONATHAN STERN, Managing Director, Meridian Capital - MBAofNY President
  • DOUG GILES, Principal, Five Points Abstract, Conference Moderator

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SESSION 1 - Sponsored by KTR Real Estate Advisory & Meridian Capital Group

There's No Going Back


Tired of the phrase - New Normal?  Oh well.  The New Normal is here and in this session we will discuss how to succeed by understanding current consumer trenda, economic and environmental realities, new communication platforms and creating a virtual corporate culture.



Speaker:
   
  STEVE RICHMAN,
National Spokesperson, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

 

SESSION BREAK 10:00-10:15 A.M - Sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank - A Live Message From: Cushman & Wakefield  & Lynx Mortgage Bank

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

SESSION 2 - Sponsored by Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory

COVID 2020 & The 2021 Commercial & Residential Finance Market Forecast – Steady as she goes? Crash Landing? Soft Landing?

What is in store for multifamily and commercial real estate given the uncertainty of this pandemic? What do forecasts mean in an age of high unpredictability? How have research methods adapted to COVID-19, and what do the latest indicators suggest the future might look like for originations, distress, and other aspects of the CRE finance market?

 

ONE ON ONE WITH:

 Victor Calanog, PhD, CRE, Chief Economist, REIS/Moody's & Hugh F. Kelly, PhD, CRE, Chair, Curriculum Committee, Real Estate Economics, Fordham University

 

 

 

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - (2) One Hour Sessions

 

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM - Virtual Networking Session Open for 30 Minutes in Advance of First Session  - Sponsored by KOW Building Consultants

8:45 AM - Continuing Education Students - Log in to Meeting Room For Virtual Roll Call - Mandatory - if you miss this sign in, no credit will be given
 

8:50 AM - Brief Opening Remarks

  • ART SAITTA, Business Development Officer, Ridgewood Savings Bank, MBAofNY Conference Co-Chair
  • JONATHAN STERN, Managing Director, Meridian Capital - MBAofNY President
  • DOUG GILES, Principal, Five Points Abstract, Conference Moderator

 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SESSION 3 - Sponsored by Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Advisory  & KTR Real Estate Advisors

New York City Rent Regulations And The Corona Virus Effect - Multifamily Ruination or Affordability Salvation?

With nearly a year of the new regulations behind us, we look to see how landlords have moved to cope with these new restrictions, and whether the new construction/developers are or will deliver the relief to tenants they were passed to provide.

Moderator: Adam Gilbert, Esq., Partner, Nixon Peabody

Speakers:

  • John Feeney, Jr.,  Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jay Martin, Executive Director, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
  • Joe Kohl Riggs, Managing Director of Acquisitions, The Hudson Companies
  • Maurice Reilly, III, MAI, SVP- Appraisal Director, Flushing Bank
  • Wendy Hwang, MRICS,Executive Vice President,Newmark Knight Frank
 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - SESSION BREAK - Sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank - A Live Message From Merritt Environmental Consulting & Emigrant Mortgage Bank

 

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

SESSION 4 

The Changing Face of New York Neighborhood s

This opening session will be a vibrant exchange of ideas with a discussion of the changing New York neighborhood.  The panelists will focus on the issues of 1) affordability and sustainability in the housing sector including maintaining neighborhood integrity, discussing alternative housing options (including co-living trends), addressing zoning and density issues, serving existing constituencies while attracting newcomers and meeting the infrastructure demands ; 2)  the effect of the changing face of retail delivery channels and neighborhood demands, the effect on existing commercial rentals and retooling of existing facilities; and 3)  the role of innovative and enhanced transportation systems serving communities, and much more.


Moderator:
  Bonnie Nachamie, Esq.,
Principal , Bonnie Nachamie, PC

Speakers:

  • Richard Carr, Vice President Agency Originations, CPC Mortgage Company, LLC
  • Johnny Din, CEO, Cycamore Capital
  • Jon A. DiPietra, MAI, Managing Director, BBG Valuation
  • Aggellos Sklaventis, Managing Principal, Satori Capital Partners, LLC

 

* * * * Double Header Week * * * *

Day 3 - Monday, September 14, 2020 - (2) One Hour Sessio ns

 

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM - Virtual Networking Session Open for 30 Minutes in Advance of First Session  

8:45 AM - Continuing Education Students - Log in to Meeting Room For Virtual Roll Call - Mandatory - if you miss this sign in, no credit will be given
 

8:50 AM - Brief Opening Remarks

  • ART SAITTA, Business Development Officer, Ridgewood Savings Bank, MBAofNY Conference Co-Chair
  • JONATHAN STERN, Managing Director, Meridian Capital - MBAofNY President
  • DOUG GILES, Principal, Five Points Abstract, Conference Moderator

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SESSION 5 - Sponsored by Meridian Capital Group

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ALDEN KNOWLTON
Associate VP of Political Affairs
Mortgage Association, DC

The Political Landscape Inside and Outside The Belt-Way and Its Effect on Residential, Commercial Real Estate and Financial Markets 


Alden Knowlton, Associate Vice President of Political Affairs at MBA, will share insight from ‘Inside the Beltway’ post the Iowa Caucuses as the election campaign season hits its stride. This session will analyze the present political environment and empower conference attendees with an understanding of issues facing the real estate finance industry. She will highlight the political landscape of the election year and address how mortgage banking concerns will be affected by the outcome.  She will also focus on important State and Federal issues and initiatives effecting the commercial and residential lending arena, including such issues as the New York State limitations on rental properties,  CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage ‘patch’ expiration, LIBOR index cessation in 2021 and  other issues that will be at the forefront for the industry.

 


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Session Break - Sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank

A Live Message From Newmark Knight Frank Valuation & Consulting  And Partner Assessment Corp

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

SESSION 6 - Sponsored by Partner Assessment Corp.

Th e New Norm For Business Continuity And Growth In The New York Marketplace
COVID 19 Has Dramatically Altered The Business Norm

This session will delve into how the real estate and finance industries have adopted to continue and succeed through the pandemic.  Industry must adapt and assess the environment to ensure continuity and success in the market place.  Panelists will discuss the challenges experienced at the various stages of the pandemic and, more significantly, how this experience is reshaping the way business will be conducted moving forward.  Listen to the experts speak to preparing for the unknown, re-opening procedures and scenarios, assessing and meeting the challenges to attain a healthy and vibrant post COVID environment.

Moderator:   Douglas Giles, CEO, Five Points Abstract

Speakers:   

  • Michael Hurley, Esq., Partner, Cassin & Cassin, LLP                        
  • Kenneth M. Mitchell,  Senior Vice President - Director of Commercial Banking, Popular Bank  
  • Kenneth F. Wille, PE LEED AP BD&C CEM,  CEO, KOW Building Consultants  
 

Day 4 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - (2) One Hour Sessions


 

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM - Virtual Networking Session Open for 30 Minutes in Advance of First Session - Sponsored by KOW Building Consultants

8:45 AM - Continuing Education Students - Log in to Meeting Room For Virtual Roll Call - Mandatory - if you miss this sign in, no credit will be given


8:50 AM - Brief Opening Remarks

  • ART SAITTA, Business Development Officer, Ridgewood Savings Bank, MBAofNY Conference Co-Chair
  • JONATHAN STERN, Managing Director, Meridian Capital - MBAofNY President
  • DOUG GILES, Principal, Five Points Abstract, Conference Moderator

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


SESSION 7 - Sponsored by Meridian Capital Group

“Mortgage Cornucopia” – Finance Options Abound, From Traditional Lenders to CMBS, Alternatives To Crowd Sourcing – With All These Options, How Does The Borrower Choose The Right One in COVID 19 Environment?

A look at the many financing options that are out there for developers, with an eye toward how to tailor financing to the characteristics of the project and the developer.  Discussion on why the cheapest rate is not always the best fit and how the various players are competing to lend.

 

Moderator: Michael Hurley, Jr., Esq., Managing Partner, Cassin & Cassin LLP

Speakers:

  • Douglas Rutley, Senior Vice President, Head of Real Estate, BHI
  • Michael Birajiclian, Director, Commercial Real Estate Finace Group, Credit Suisse
  • Richard T. Carr, Jr., Vice President, Agency Originations, CPC Mortgage Company LLC
  • Spencer Kagan, Managing Director, Barclays Capital
  • Miriam Wheeler, Partner & Managing Director, Real Estate Financing Group, Goldman Sachs
  • Michael Chlopak, Investment Advisor to the BNY Mellon’s asset management affiliate
 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Session Break - Sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank - A Live Message From AmTrust Title & Avant Capital Partners

 

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM


Session 8
- Sponsored by: Cushman & Wakefield

One-On-One Interview With Trepp Leader and CRE Innovator, Annemarie DiCola

In this candid interview, attendees will get first-hand perspectives from well-respected Trepp CEO and veteran NYC-based frontrunner, Annemarie DiCola. Under her leadership, Trepp has grown into the global leader in the CMBS industry, and has expanded its expertise and solutions offerings into the broader CRE Finance, Banking and Corporate Credit CLO sectors. A true innovator, DiCola continues to work to expand transparency in the industry, and is an acknowledged voice in the CRE finance industry. She was recognized by Real Estate Forum Magazine as a “Woman of Influence,” and just honored as a 2019 CREW Network Distinguished Leader. During this track, LightBox’s Dianne Crocker will guide attendees through a look at DiCola’s career path, how she overcame obstacles, advice for young professionals in the CRE sector, her sentiments about the NYC market at this stage of the cycle, the role of technology and what she’s watching in the coming year.

 

ONE ON ONE WITH:

   Dianne Crocker, Principal Analyst, LightBox & Annemarie DiCola, Esq., CEO, TREPP, LLC


 Conference Closing Remarks

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