Tuesday, April 30, 2013

7:45 - 7:50

Opening Remarks

7:50 - 8:50

Capital Sourcing and Investment in Houston

Houston has quietly weathered the economic storm and is becoming a major draw for investors from inside the region, nationally and internationally. Hear from the investors themselves about the draw to Houston and barriers to entry, including the difficulty of sourcing capital on projects.


  • Steve Pumper
    Executive Managing Partner, Capital Markets and Asset Strategies

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Paul Geyer
    Managing Director
    Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
  • Brad Simpkins
    Senior Director - Asset Management
  • Dennis Schuh
    Managing Director and head of CMBS Banking/Origination
    J.P. Morgan
  • Tim Williamson
    Executive Vice President
    Cadence Bank

8:50 - 9:00

Networking Break

9:00 - 9:20

Inside the Real Estate Mind

Join ALM Real Estate Media Group President Michael Desiato, for an intimate discussion with Robert Duncan, Chairman, Transwestern on the state of the commercial real estate market in Houston and beyond, the factors behind his success, goals for the future, and more.

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9:20am - 10:20am

Development in Houston

As the nation looks to Houston in job growth, development has picked up across Houstonís expanses. From office development on the West side, to industrial development in the North, multifamily and retail projects throughout and a boom in the Woodlands, the Energy Corridor and within the medical office space, Houston development is booming. What opportunities remain and are we at risk of overbuilding?


  • Walker Molinare
    Vice President, Houston Sales Manager
    Stewart Title Guaranty

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Paul Layne
    Executive Vice President, Master Planned Communities
    The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • David Hudson
    Senior Vice President- Houston
    Duke Realty
  • Michael Wyatt
    Managing Director
    CORE Real Estate LLC
  • Ryan McCord
    McCord Development

10:20 - 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 - 11:30

Town Hall Power Panel

Houstonís economy is booming. The city leads as the top large city in job growth across the nation, and with it real estate is following. Hear from Houstonís CRE leaders on the regrowth: are we going too fast? Is it an all too perfect recovery?


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