The borrower/developer panel at MBA's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention and Expo 2017.

SAN DIEGO—During the borrower/developer panel at MBA's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention and Expo2017, Steven Kenny, SVP, CREB East Executive, Bank ofAmerica Merrill Lynch, began by asking panelists about how todifferentiate themselves today to come out the winner of a propertyor of business.

“When you go and buy real estate, you need to have a plan andthe capital going in there and really understand how mucheverything is going to cost,” said panelist Paul LeBeau, principaland CFO of Bollert LeBeau Commercial Real Estate. “You reallybetter make sure you are well capitalized and can execute yourbusiness plan and that is where a lot of entrepreneurial companiescome up short.”

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