Date: 24 April 2018
Venue: Chatwal Hotel (lower level), 130 W. 44th Street, New York
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Join Real Estate Finance & Investment for an April 24 breakfast seminar moderated by Scott Singer, president of The Singer & Bassuk Organization, on how rising rates are affecting the way commercial real estate investors and lenders are making decisions.
The briefing will also feature a panel discussion led by a range of experts.
|Scott Singer, President, The Singer & Bassuk Organization
Scott A. Singer has arranged several billion dollars of construction and permanent financing on behalf of sophisticated real estate owners and developers. Major projects in New York City have included The Crown Building (730 Fifth Avenue), 75 Wall Street (twice), One Seaport Plaza (three times), MetLife Plaza, The Mark Hotel, Two Chase Manhattan Plaza, and 636 11th Avenue (twice); as well as the Capital District Portfolio in Albany, NY; 215 Fremont Street in San Francisco (twice), and 123 South Broad Street in Philadelphia. Scott has arranged financing covering more than 9,000 apartments, 32 million sq. ft. of commercial and retail space, and a variety of more specialized properties including the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the headquarters of both the United Federation of Teachers and the American Jewish Congress.
|Jeff Simpson, Managing Partner, Arch Companies
Jeffrey oversees all operations, creates the strategic vision, and manages all investment decisions at Arch Companies. Given his active investment style, Jeffrey had led every part of the real estate lifecycle, including acquisition, development, financing, marketing, lease-up, operations and dispositions. Jeffrey was previously the chief executive officer at Greystone Development and previously held various positions at Equity Office Properties and Jones Lang LaSalle.
|Scott Galin, Principal and CEO, Handler Real Estate Organization
Mr. Galin joined The Handler Real Estate Organization as a Principal in March of 2009. Prior to joining HREO, Mr. Galin was involved in commercial real estate for roughly 30 years. In addition to his ownership interests in the portfolio properties, and limited partnerships, Mr. Galin also oversees the brokerage division (including HREO properties, aggregating over 500,000 square feet) and heads up the financing/acquisition team for the property ownership entity as well. Under Mr. Galin’s leadership, HREO has purchased/invested in over 20 new properties over the past two years.
|Doug Larson, Executive V.P., Valuation and Advisory, Newmark Knight Frank
Douglas Larson joined Newmark Knight Frank’s Valuation & Advisory Group in 2017 as a an executive vice president in the company’s New York headquarters. Mr. Larson brings to his position three decades of financial advisement, underwriting, asset management and valuation expertise. He has appraised office, industrial and retail properties on behalf of clients within the investment banking, insurance and financing industries. Mr. Larson has successfully completed appraisals and consulting assignments for mortgage loan purposes, arbitrations, allocations, estates, and the acquisition, disposition and marketing of real estate. Prior to Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Larson served for 24 years as an executive director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation & Advisory Group in New York, where he provided valuation, underwriting and due diligence expertise to support the financing of major office and retail construction projects throughout the city.
|Christina Ochs, President and CEO, CIRM
Christina Ochs is the President and CEO of the Corporation for Interest Rate Management (CIRM). CIRM currently advises on over $22 billion worth of debt and is the oldest interest rate risk management firm in the US. Christina has worked with the firm for more than 15 years and has experience in nearly every operational role.
8:30am Registration & networking breakfast
9:10am Introduction from Real Estate Finance & Investment
9:15am Panel discussion: Doing Deals in a Rising Rate Environment
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