RealInsight: 5th Annual Texas Multifamily Summit

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RealInsight: 5th Annual Texas Multifamily Summit

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 7:30am to 2:00pm


Join us on June 12, 2019 in Austin for the 5th annual RealInsight Texas Multifamily Summit to connect with other national and regional multifamily owners, investors and developers active across Texas markets. This year’s conference program will cover Texas-wide multifamily activity and opportunities from an outside-in perspective, while also examining the detailed local market trends in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas Fort Worth.

Topics include the influence of current demographic, economic and political changes on Texas multifamily development and investment opportunities. We will also look at challenges facing value-add redevelopment strategies today in a picked over market. Further, we will dive into key operational imperatives including rent growth projections by market, property manager recruitment & retention strategies, tenant experience trends, as well as new technology and emerging third party services.

For more information: RealInsight: 5th Annual Texas Multifamily Summit


Organizer / Producer



OrganizerRachel GoldenCall (347) 328-3971
RegistrationScott MillikenCall (646) 862-9912
SponsorshipAmber CollinsCall (646) 783-3940


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration

8:35 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:40 AM

Fireside Chat with Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, Texas

9:20 AM

Up Up & Away!: Texas’ Booming Multifamily Development Market

Due to immense population and employment growth, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, San Marcos, Frisco, and McKinney are among the top 15 most rapidly growing cities in the country. As a result, Texas has a growing need for multifamily housing, perhaps more than any other state. But with rising construction costs and interest rates nationwide, as well as slowed rent growth, how do you deliver a product that people can afford? Where can you cut costs while battling it out with your competitors over amenities? What kind of long term strategy do you have in place to see you through?

10:10 AM

A Race to the Finish Line: Property Management & Operations in High-Tech Texas

In this era of Amazon, property managers in Texas and across the US are trying to keep up with the ever-changing advancements in amenities. As more and more startups and tech companies are establishing headquarters in Texas, the pressure to meet the demands of these new, sophisticated renters is at an all-time high. How are companies reshaping their organizations and management style to accommodate them? How are they renovating outdated properties, retraining talent, and re-establishing new systems for communicating with tenants? And how will potential new legislation affect the entire way they do business?

10:45 AM

Networking Break

Enjoy a delicious mid-morning snack and refreshments, while mingling and comparing notes with active developers, real estate managers, owners, investors, and capital sources.

11:15 AM

No Grit No Pearl: Texas’ Value-add & Redevelopment Opportunities

Investment in Texas often means less regulation, easier permitting and no state income tax, as well as continued job growth, a lower cost of living, and more accommodating weather than in many other key US markets. With plentiful inventory to burn and rising land and construction costs, capital sources around the country are putting their money in Texas’ B & C class assets, creating quality apartments that attract those who can afford higher rents. But it’s become quite a competitive landscape. What strategies can redevelopers use to drastically cut their window of renovation time? How can smaller firms compete with larger firms and their in-house operating partners? Which Texas submarkets provide the best deals and which markets are tightening?

Concurrent Track B – Invite-Only Roundtable for Senior Execs in Property Management & Operations

Concurrent Track C – Invite-Only Roundtable for Senior Execs in Development & Construction

12:00 PM

Treading in Murky Waters: Multifamily Capital Raising, Investment & Borrowing

With multifamily development reaching its peak in 2018, volatile financial markets, and the drop in oil and gas prices late last year, 2019 has been more uncertain for Texas multifamily investment. There’s still an abundance of capital to finance multifamily construction and development, but finding the appropriate deal may be a bit trickier. How will you navigate multifamily financing landmines? Will you partner with an investor or go out on your own? Where are Texas’ opportunity zones?

12:40 PM

Networking Lunch & Reception

1:00 PM

Lunch Workshop – New Trump Administration Updates: Federal, State and Local Energy & Specialty Tax Incentives

Workshop Leader:

Michael D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Engineered Tax Services


Steve Adler Mayor Austin, Texas
Brent Ball SVP - Development Fairfield Residential
Jason Buxbaum President Jevan Capital
Ted Collie EVP - Investments Cortland Partners
Ted leads Cortland's regional investment leadership team in the business planning and evaluation of Cortland's development and acquisition assets. With over a decade of real estate investment experience, he seeks to build sound investment strategies and drive the successful implementation of new investment projects across Cortland's US assets. View Profile
Mark Culwell Managing Director - Multifamily Development Transwestern
Mark's responsibility is generating multifamily development opportunities and oversight of the execution of the development plan for approved projects. View Profile
Traci Hall President of the West Region AMLI Residential
Tim Haskin Senior Managing Director Aecom Capital
Timothy Haskin is a Partner and Senior Managing Director of AECOM Capital and is on the investments team, joining the firm in 2013. He focuses on all AECOM Capital investments and identifying, structuring, and negotiating complex development and value-add projects. He has an extensive background in real estate finance, with over 39 years of experience and expertise in developing, financing and repositioning large-scale real estate projects. View Profile
Angela Hill SVP - Development Encore Enterprises
Amy Jones President of Property Management JLB Partners
Alan King President Berkshire Communities
Eric Lagdameo Partner Sunbelt Markets Arel Capital
David Lazarus Principal LEM Capital
David is a Partner at LEM Capital. Mr. Lazarus joins the firm from Spring Mill Capital Management, and he previously held various senior positions at Capmark Financial Group, including Executive Vice President and chief operating officer of the firm's investment management group and head of the firm's global capital markets commercial mortgage backed securities and loan syndication team. Mr. Lazarus began his career as a real estate and structured finance lawyer at Dechert, LLP. View Profile
Dan Meader Managing Partner Trinity Private Equity Group
Barry Olson Managing Director Goldman Sachs
Barry is a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and is a member of the Real Estate Principalling Area of the Merchant Banking Division. He Co-Heads a group responsible for sourcing, underwriting and structuring commercial real estate debt and equity investments. Barry is a voting member on the Real Estate Investment Committee. During his career, Barry has been responsible for the origination of commercial real estate investments totaling over $80 billion in total capitalization. View Profile
Cris Sullivan COO Gables Residential
David Ward EVP - Development Mid America Apartments
Mike D'Onofrio Managing Director Engineered Tax Services
Michael has a strong background in the energy industry. Prior to joining Engineered Tax Services as a Director focused on Green Energy Tax Benefits for clients, Michael was a Partner at Treasure Coast Capital Partners, specializing in renewable energy and real estate development and he was also the founder & COO at NewGen Technologies And ReFuel America. View Profile
Ben Johnson CEO Apartment Butler
Jeff Rosenfeld EVP - Director of Business Development Adivo Construction
John Sloot VP Hunt Real Estate Capital
John Sloot is a Vice President for Hunt Mortgage Group (HMG), focusing on originating, term, and bridge loans for multifamily & commercial real estate properties across the country. All executions are direct through HMG's Agency relationship (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac), FHA/HUD and HMG's Proprietary Lending Programs. Prior to joining HMG, John was an AVP in Associated Bank's Commercial Real Estate Group where he provided support and asset/portfolio management needs for the group. John was responsible for managing a commercial real estate portfolio of 40+ assets/credit facilities with commitments totaling in excess of $200 million. John also assisted the group in closing in excess of $500 million in new commitments during his time with the company. Before joining Associated Bank, John was a Sr. Commercial Real Estate Analyst at BMO Harris Bank (fna Amcore Bank) where he was in charge of underwriting real estate debt transactions. John began his career and received formal credit/underwriting training through MB Financial and their Leadership Development Program where he rotated through various divisions of the Commercial Bank. Throughout his career, John has assisted in closing over $1 Billion in real estate transactions. John graduated from Roosevelt University with an MBA in Real Estate and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration (BBA) from Roosevelt University. View Profile


Organizer / Producer

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto at 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701
United States