Monday, February 25, 2013

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Opening Cocktail Reception

Meet us at the bar in the Pure Verde Lounge at the Hyatt for drinks, snacks, conversation, and deals with our attendees.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

9:25AM - 9:30AM

Opening Remarks

9:30AM - 10:20AM

GSE Report: 2012 in Review and the Outlook for 2013

Join us for our kick-off session which will look back at 2012 for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Representatives for both of the organizations will discuss how 2012 rated in terms of performance of assets, volume of transactions and how different property types stacked up. They will also discuss their business outlook for 2013, including any changes to lending, concerns with overbuilding and much more.


Confirmed Panelists:

10:20AM - 11:10AM

What’s On the Menu for Investors?

Investor appetite for quality apartment product has been insatiable. What have been some of the biggest deals to hit the marketplace, and what’s the story behind them? What’s motivating sellers these days? And with trophy product in such short supply, how has class B product been faring in popular markets such as Boston, New York, Miami and Washington, DC? A look at some of the major investment trends for deals along the East Coast versus other areas of the country.


Confirmed Panelists:

11:10AM - 11:35AM

Networking Break

11:35AM - 12:25PM

The Big Ramp-Up: Developers Get Their Groove Back

Construction cranes are rising and crews are once again at work in markets along the East Coast. Developers share their view on the climate for construction, the type of product that’s set to hit the market in 2013 and the prospects for new deliveries. Plus, with the housing market rebounding—at least in some areas—a debate on the pros and cons of building new apartments versus condominiums.


Confirmed Panelists:

12:50PM - 1:40PM

The Art of the Deal: How Brokers Get the Job Done

The appetite for acquisitions is as competitive as ever. How are brokers managing expectations and motivating sellers? What are some of the best deals for 2012 - and what can we expect in 2013?


Confirmed Panelists:

1:40PM - 2:25PM

Property Managers, Don’t Let Your Guard Down: Retaining, Leasing and Marketing to Renters

Don’t let the high demand levels fool you; the influx of new product on the market means today’s property managers must be on their best games. What are companies doing to attract and retain today’s discerning renters, whose choices are gradually growing? How has the integration of technology and mobile devices in our daily lives extended to apartment searching and leasing practices, as well as day-to-day management? Will technology replace a property manager’s role?


Confirmed Panelists:

2:25PM - 3:10PM

Capital and Financing: Meet the Money

There's capital out there for multifamily products - but who is behind the money? What markets along the east coast are benefiting? Is CMBS impacting any of today’s deals? What kinds of alternative financing are out there?


Confirmed Panelists:

  • Scot Cunningham
    VP National Sales Manager of Income Property Lending
    BofI Federal Bank
  • Daniel Cunningham
    SVP, East Coast Regional Manager
    Agency Finance, PNC Real Estate
  • Patrick Fitzgerald
    Vice President
    Commercial Real Estate, BankUnited
  • Frank Guzikowsk
    Executive Vice President
    Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
  • John Marr
    Northeast/Midwest Senior Vice President
    Alliant Capital

3:10PM - 4:05PM

Industry Leaders: The View From the Top

Join Multifamily leaders as they discuss the latest trends in the market from a "top level" view.


  • Doug Bibby
    National Multifamily Housing Council

Confirmed Panelists:

4:05PM - 5:30PM

Cocktail Reception