Trigild: Spring Lender Conference 2019

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Trigild: Spring Lender Conference 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, April 18, 2019 (All day)


Join us for the industry's longest running commercial real estate debt conference

Each Spring, members from the commercial real estate industry converge for thought leadership and networking at the Trigild Spring Conference. Now in its 7th year, it is the premiere destination for lenders, attorneys, investors and other commercial real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of challenges and opportunities in commercial debt. Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange and share perspectives with your colleagues and industry experts. 

Our 2019 Keynote Speakers are:

  • Peter Muoio, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, Ten-X
  • Donald D. Sheets, Managing Director, Clarion Partners

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 Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1:00-5:00 p.m.    
2:00-2:05 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
2:05-3:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Peter Muoio, Ph.D., Ten-X
Asset Class Updates - a detailed look at hospitality, commercial, retail, industrial and multifamily asset statistics from the most trusted industry experts.
3:00-3:30 p.m.
Networking Break | Sponsored by Dickinson Wright
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Natural (and Unnatural) Disasters
The impact of hurricanes, floods, fires, government shutdowns, immigration and more on the CRE industry.
4:15-5:00 p.m.
A View from the Top | Sponsored by O'Connor Cochran
Senior-level executives will weigh in on the most pressing issues in the CRE industry
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception | Sponsored by Thompson & Knight

 Thursday, April 18, 2019

8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by Warner Norcross + Judd
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Donald D. Sheets, Clarion Partners
For Whom the Bell Tolls - What should we be monitoring for signs of an impending downturn and how do we prepare?
10:00-10:45 a.m.
Future NOW | Sponsored by Kidder Mathews
From blockchain to co-working, our experts will touch on current and future trends.
10:45-11:15 a.m.
Networking Break | Sponsored by Benchmark Title
11:15-12:00 p.m.
CLO's | Sponsored by Insperity
De ja Vu all over again?
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Regulatory and Receivership Roundup | Sponsored by CGS3
Remedies for RE preferred equity holders.
2:15-3:00 p.m.
Hard Hats and Cranes | Sponsored by Duane Morris
While the appearance of cranes and bustling development across a city's landscape has generally been seen as a positive sign of growth and development, the potential for a mid-cycle downturn poses serious risk. This session will address strategies to help lenders, investors and developers mitigate risk.
3:00-3:30 p.m.
Networking Break | Sponsored by Sheppard Mullin
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Checking In: What's Happening in the Hospitality Industry
Hospitality asset trends, challenges, opportunities and strategies.
4:15-5:00 p.m.
Ethics Showdown
In an entertaining case study format, panelists will discuss the challenges of dealing with bad operators and their strategies for achieving a favorable outcome.
5:30-8:00 p.m.
After Party
Peter Muoio, Ph.D. Executive Vice President Ten-X
Peter Muoio, Ph.D. is an Executive Vice President at Ten-X where he is Chief Economist and Head of Ten-X Research. In this position, Peter heads all commercial and residential research and analytics for and is Senior Principal of Ten-X Maximus, its third-party research provider. Dr. Muoio has nearly thirty years of experience in real estate research, specializing in tailored real estate research for specific transactions, underwritings, portfolios and strategies, as well as a steady stream of research on the macro and regional economies, capital markets and their impact on the full spectrum of real estate segments. View Profile
Donald D. Sheets Managing Director Clarion Partners, LLC
Donald is Managing Director at Clarion Partners, LLC (“Clarion”), serves as Portfolio Manager of the Special Situations Debt Group (“SSDG”), is member of Clarion’s Debt Investment Committee, and has nearly 20 years of leadership, property acquisition, asset management, capital formation, and restructuring experience across a variety of capital structures, asset types, and geographies. SSDG was established upon Clarion’s acquisition of AlumCreek Holdings LLC (“ACH”), a private equity platform that Donald established in 2014. SSDG’s mandate includes the acquisition of performing/sub-performing/nonperforming commercial real estate mortgage debt from a variety of entities including banks, special servicers, life insurance companies, government agencies, specialty lenders, and investment funds. The platform’s in-house team proactively underwrites, services, and resolves its investments.
Brett Anders Shareholder & Practice Chair Polsinelli
Brett Anders is the Chair of Polsinelli's Creditors Rights, Loan Enforcement and Creditor Bankruptcy Representation practice. He enforces the rights and remedies of both securitized lenders and traditional lending institutions in state, federal and bankruptcy courts across the nation, having appeared in courts in 29 states. Brett utilizes receivership proceedings to ensure that lenders' collateral is maintained and operated in a manner that protects its value, and also makes use of receiver sales as an alternative to traditional foreclosure proceedings, having overseen the sale of commercial buildings in Dallas, Texas, nursing homes in St. Louis, Missouri, condominium projects in Orlando, Florida, and strip centers outside of Chicago, Illinois, to name a few. Brett also represents both securitized lenders and traditional lending institutions in lender liability proceedings, represents lenders in disputes among participants and co-lenders, and specializes in numerous forms of bankruptcy litigation, both in adversary proceedings and contested matters. Further, he advises master and special servicers with respect to day-to-day servicing issues affecting securitized loans and assists such servicers in maintaining compliance with their obligations under pooling and servicing agreements. Brett has been recognized as being one of The Best Lawyers in America annually since 2007. View Profile
Troy Aramburu Partner Snell & Wilmer LLP
Troy Aramburu's practice is concentrated in bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, committees, receivers and other fiduciaries in a variety of contested actions before bankruptcy, federal and state courts. Troy has also represented members, partners and shareholders in disputes with other owners or the company, both in bankruptcy and other courts. He also regularly seeks creative solutions to his clients' problems through reorganizations and workouts.
Lorna Banister Of Counsel Stinson Leonard Street
Lorna's keen understanding of the complex and ever-changing real estate marketplace helps her craft creative solutions for her clients that align with their business goals. View Profile
Kevin Berry Vice President of Hotel Operations Trigild
Heading up Trigild's hospitality team, Kevin Berry has managed the operations of more than 180 hotels during his 17-year tenure with the company. He is responsible for overseeing all management, budgeting, employee training and operations, as well as the turnaround and takeovers of a diverse portfolio of properties. He oversaw and coordinated the opening, from the ground breaking, of the 180-room full service Holiday Inn Ontario Airport and directed operations at the 10-story, 355-room Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. Most recently, he held a pivotal role in the portfolio sale of five hotels in receivership for over $100M. View Profile
David Bornheimer Vice President Midland Loan Services/PNC Bank
David Bornheimer joined Midland Loan Services in 2003 and is a Vice President in Midland's Real Estate Solutions Department. Mr. Bornheimer has experience in all aspects of performing and non-performing loan asset management, from single asset full recourse loans to complex CMBS structures with multiple debt tranches. He has resolved commercial real estate loans across all property types throughout the United States. His work-out expertise includes borrower/guarantor negotiations, modifications, note sale initiatives, receivership sales with assumption financing, pursuit of legal remedies including judicial foreclosure actions, receiverships, guarantor lawsuits, representation and warranty put back claims, and bankruptcy. Mr. Bornheimer has experience with both CMBS distressed loans, private client portfolio loan work-outs, and asset management of REO properties including value add repositioning and dispositions. In addition to managing a portfolio of distressed loans, responsibilities include managing a team of loan workout officers, maintaining client relationships, processing borrower consent requests, and performing due diligence for CMBS new issuance and defaulted loan portfolio transactions. His experience with due diligence underwriting spans all asset classes across the US. View Profile
Robert Brasfield Managing Director Trimont Real Estate Advisors
Mr. Brasfield leads Trimont's Non-Performing Asset Management service. Based in Atlanta, Robert is responsible for business development, client relations and management of the NPAM platform with team members in Atlanta and Dallas. In this role he oversees a team focused on maximizing the recovery of non-performing loans and REO management and disposition for clients in both securitized and non-securitized markets. He is a current member of the company's Global Advisory Council. He is also responsible for client development for this service at Trimont.
Jim Butler Partner, Chairman of the Global Hospitality Group Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell
Jim Butler is a founding partner of JMBM and one of the top hotel lawyers in the world. Devoting 100% of his practice to hospitality, Jim is author of and chairman of the Global Hospitality Group® which focuses on representing hotel owners, developers, and lenders. View Profile
Chris Chauvin Partner Thompson & Knight
Chris is a partner with Thompson & Knight's Dallas office. Chris practices real estate litigation with an emphasis on capital markets. Chris joined Thompson & Knight after a clerkship with Judge Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Bert Crouch Managing Director, Structured Investments Invesco Real Estate
Bert Crouch is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager with Invesco Real Estate (IRE). In this role, he is primarily focused on the strategic, transactional, financing and fundraising sides of both opportunistic investments and credit originations related to commercial and multifamily real estate across the US and Europe. Mr. Crouch is also the Lead Portfolio Manager for the opportunistic strategies, as well as a member of the firm's Investment Committee and Investment Strategy group. Mr. Crouch joined IRE in 2009, where he led the formation and growth of its Structured Investments platform.
James Cunningham Member Dickinson Wright
James B. Cunningham is a resident in our Nashville, Tennessee and Troy, Michigan offices and focuses his national practice in three primary areas: corporate and commercial real estate transactions, commercial loan transactions and CMBS loan workouts, resolutions and enforcement actions. View Profile
Nancy Daniels Vice President Trigild
With 25 years of broad based real estate experience, Nancy Daniels is responsible for Trigild's commercial portfolio of office, industrial, retail, and multi-family properties. Her extensive background in commercial development includes all aspects of the real estate life cycle -- acquisition, project design, entitlement, financial modeling, land development, commercial construction, property management, leasing, sales and disposition. Prior to joining Trigild, she held key roles with several Southern California commercial real estate firms, exercising primary responsibility for entitlement, development, and sale of over $250 million in commercial properties. Specializing in office and industrial, she has developed properties from land acquisition through build out, including the 620,000 sf build-to-suit for Professional Hospital Supply, which merged a Class A office with the company's main distribution center. In her current role at Trigild, she is known for creating value in her portfolio through strategic leasing, capital improvements, and targeted management. Her expertise is evidenced by being awarded the NAIOP Inland Empire "Office Transaction of the Year" for a 232,176 sf lease negotiated with Inland Empire Medical Plan in less than 30 days, and her success in closing receivership sales in excess of $100 million dollars, including the Atrium building, which was sold at 13% over broker generated offers, resulting in a $6 million increase in purchase price. Nancy holds a Bachelor degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego and is a licensed real estate broker in California. View Profile
Alan Feld Partner Sheppard Mullin
Alan Feld is a partner in Sheppard Mullin's Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office and team leader of the firm's Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities team. Alan's practice focuses on both international and domestic bankruptcy, business reorganizations and workouts involving complex collateral packages and multiple jurisdictions. He represents lenders, servicers and other creditors in connection with bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters of all types. Alan has particular expertise and extensive experience representing special servicers in connection with commercial mortgage backed securities and other securitized debt. His experience includes a wide breadth of out of court restructurings as well as complex Chapter 11 proceedings. View Profile
Houston Harris Partner Swingle Collins & Associates
Viewed as an extension of his clients' executive team, Houston identifies, measures and reduces total cost of risk through bespoke insurance coverage plans and risk-management solutions. Recognized as one of D Magazine's Best Insurance Agents in Dallas, Harris takes on both public and private corporations, many of which have international operations. A large portion of his book centers around real-estate and financial service organizations that demand complex service and solutions.
John Holt Co-Founder & Partner Woodside Capital Partners
John Holt is a Co-Founder & Partner at Woodside Capital Partners and is primarily responsible for growing the firm's portfolio of investments. Prior to founding Woodside Capital Partners, Mr. Holt was the Director of Structured Finance for Calmwater Capital where he established the firm's Dallas, TX office for equity and debt acquisition and origination. Prior to joining Calmwater Capital, Mr. Holt was a Vice President at C-III Realty Services, the real estate capital markets subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. During his tenure at C-III Realty Services, Mr. Holt sold and closed over $1 billion of commercial real estate throughout the U.S. with execution prices up to $80 million and across all asset classes. Prior to joining C-III, Mr. Holt was an Asset Manager at CB Richard Ellis where he managed and sold bank owned real estate assets on behalf of the FDIC. Mr. Holt managed the real estate portion of a $1.7 billion structured sale from the AmTrust Bank portfolio which, in conjunction with investment banking partner Barclays Capital, was sold to a JV controlled by Oaktree Capital Management. Before joining CB Richard Ellis, Mr. Holt co-founded a boutique real estate investment and development firm specializing in mixed-use assets in Houston, TX.
Cara Houck Senior Principal Miller Canfield
Cara M. Houck is a litigation attorney specializing in commercial real estate workouts and foreclosures on behalf of lenders and special servicers throughout the Midwest. Ms. Houck works with a team of lawyers and paralegals handling billions of dollars in assets each year. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Houck holds a master's degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management. She is recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Law, Who's Who in the World, Leading Lawyers of Illinois, Distinguished Lawyers and Illinois' Super Lawyers. She has tried several lawsuits, conducted arbitrations and appeared before state and federal courts around the country. Ms. Houck uses her experience in litigation and business background to find profitable ways of resolving her clients' commercial real estate assets. She is a member of the American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations, a Board Member of the Chicago Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. View Profile
Matthew Kohen Senior Counsel Carlton Fields
Matthew Kohen focuses his practice on the representation of technology companies in emerging industries such as fintech, telecommunications, and cybersecurity. He regularly advises companies on issues related to capital formation, regulatory compliance, and general corporate matters.
Kay Kress Partner Pepper Hamilton
Kay Standridge Kress is a corporate restructuring and bankruptcy partner in the Detroit Office of Pepper Hamilton LLP. View Profile
Fernando Landa Partner CGS3
Many lawyers talk about their ability to look at a matter from the client's perspective, but Fernando Landa actually walks the walk. As a former general counsel, he has been a client himself. A rising star in the San Diego legal community, he has been recognized for his quick intellect and ability to provide business owners with efficient solutions to complex issues where law and operations meet. View Profile
Mart Martindale Principal EDGE Capital Markets
Mart co-founded EDGE Capital Markets, the investment services platform of EDGE Realty Partners, in 2012. Mart has over 19 years of experience as an investment advisor for the underwriting, acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial and multifamily assets throughout Texas and surrounding states. His thorough knowledge of the resolution of troubled assets has made him indispensable to an extensive list of clients that include loan servicers, national banks, private equity, insurance companies and other financial institutions. Mart and his team have sold over $2 Billion in assets and has valued over $10 Billion for institutional clients Prior to EDGE, Mart served as Senior Director with both Cushman & Wakefield and Berkadia and a Vice President with PM Realty Group. He is a 1995 graduate of Texas Christian University and is an active member of CREFC, ICSC and NMHC. View Profile
Scott McCloud Director, Multifamily Loss Mitigation, REO Fannie Mae
Mr. McCloud joined Fannie Mae in 2008 and is currently Director of the Multifamily Loss Mitigation REO group. Scott has previously served as Multifamily Director for both the Special Credits and Special Asset Loss Mitigation business units. Primary responsibilities include implementation of effective loss mitigation strategies and maximizing returns for the Multifamily REO portfolio. View Profile
Mike Moran Managing Director of Credit & Structuring Bank OZK
Mike Moran currently is Managing Director – Credit and Structuring for Bank OZK's Real Estate Specialties Group. Prior to joining OZK, Mr. Moran held various positions over 12 years at ORIX USA Corporation, including Managing Director - Head of Special Projects; CEO, President, COO, Managing Director of Corporate Development, and General Counsel of ORIX Capital Markets; CEO of Red Capital Group (a subsidiary of ORIX USA); and General Counsel of ORIX Real Estate Capital. Mr. Moran also served on the Boards of Directors of ORIX Capital Markets, Red Capital Group and the ORIX Foundation. View Profile
Debra Morgan Founder, Managing Partner BlackEagle Real Estate Partners
Debra Morgan is the founder and managing partner of BlackEagle Real Estate Partners. Debra is an accomplished real estate executive with $10+ Billion in real estate transactions and she specializes in portfolio management, debt and real estate acquisitions and dispositions, partnership recapitalizations, and restructuring distressed debt. View Profile
Ben Murphy President Benchmark Title
Maura O'Connor Managing Partner O'Connor Cochran
Maura O'Connor is the managing partner of O'Connor Cochran LLP, a boutique real estate and finance law firm based in Los Angeles, California. Maura focuses on real estate, handling acquisitions, sales, leasing, financing, loan enforcement, and development. Maura has successfully restructured many bad loans, foreclosed on many different types of real estate, and sold notes secured by distressed assets. In "upside" finance transactions, Maura has handled myriad senior and mezzanine loans, lease financings, securitized transactions, ground leases and equity investments for a wide variety of banks, servicers, investors and others. She has particular expertise in designing and implementing large-scale systematized and scalable programs to deliver cost-effective legal solutions. She is the former Chairman (and first woman chair) of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation. From 2009 to 2011, Maura wrote the national real estate industry law blog, Practical Counsel, for, the premier national commercial real estate web portal. Maura was named one of the top 10 real estate lawyers in Southern California by Real Estate Southern California. Maura received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and has been a licensed member of the State Bar of California since 1988. View Profile
Annelise Osborne Executive Vice President Fluidity Factora
Annelise Osborne is Executive Vice President of Fluidity Factora, a tech company focused on upgrading financial infrastructure by structuring, creating and placing blockchain securities. View Profile
Eric Pruitt Shareholder Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Eric L. Pruitt, a shareholder in the Birmingham, Alabama office of the Baker Donelson law firm, has a wide background with vast experience in commercial lending, loan restructurings and workouts; health care, hospitality and other project-based financing matters. He also handles commercial bankruptcy cases for creditors. View Profile
Spencer Ruberti Asset Manager Trigild
As Asset Manager, Ruberti is responsible for the oversight of a portfolio of office, industrial, retail, multifamily, and self-storage assets throughout the Western United States. During his tenure with Trigild, he's worked on more than 50 assets totaling more than two million square feet and over $200 million in total value. His primary goal is to develop and execute strategies that most efficiently maximize asset value, with responsibilities including the creation of annual operating budgets, review of monthly financial statements, and negotiation of lease/sale documents. View Profile
Sean Ryan Managing Director HFF
Mr. Ryan is a Managing Director in the Dallas office of HFF with more than five years of experience in commercial real estate. Mr. Ryan is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring and executing loan sales, distressed debt and REO portfolio sales opportunities for HFF. View Profile
Amber Sefert Managing Director Trimont Real Estate Advisors
Amber Sefert serves as Managing Director, Asset Management for Trimont Real Estate Advisors. Based in Trimont's Dallas, Texas office, she oversees non-performing debt and performing debt teams managing a portfolio of $800 million in UPB. Over the course of her career, she has managed distressed and performing portfolios for various servicers. She has restructured defaulted debt, worked on receiver appointments, completed foreclosures/DILs, confirmed bankruptcy plans, and managed/sold REO assets. In addition to the above, she has overseen large mezzanine positions, underwritten new debt (Senior Housing), and serviced performing debt.
Kevin Semon Vice President, Special Servicing Manager Midland Loan Services/PNC Bank
Mr. Semon joined the Real Estate Solutions group at Midland Loan Services in January 2008. His primary responsibilities for Midland include the direct management of a portfolio of complex large loans or lending relationships and is a member of the Midland Asset Working Group and Midland Advance Working Group. Mr. Semon joined Midland with 20-years of experience with the acquisition, management and workout of distressed debt on behalf of banks, special servicers, investors, and developers. His experience includes the resolution of all loan types including acquisition and development, commercial and industrial, mezzanine, and securitized loans. Collateral experience includes all types ranging from hospitality, retail, industrial, multi-family, office, to low-income tax credit, golf courses, and business assets. Mr. Semon has extensive asset management experience including the development and implementation of detailed workout and foreclosure plans; resolving complex bankruptcies, determining and analyzing alternative resolution strategies, developing detailed cash flow projections, property repositioning; coordinating legal activities; management, value enhancement, redevelopment, repositioning and disposition of commercial real estate loans and REO properties. Mr. Semon also assisted with the establishment, management and training of critical staff member for loan asset management and due diligence offices in Japan and Korea. Mr. Semon received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder including a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design (Architecture) in 1988. View Profile
Tom Shearer Senior Vice President, Senior Asset Manager CWCapital Asset Management
Tom Shearer joined CWCapital Asset Management in February 2010 as a Senior Vice President and Senior Asset Manager. Currently, Mr. Shearer manages the Dallas office of CWCAM and oversees a portfolio of non-performing CMBS and FNMA loans and REO assets located throughout the U.S. Mr. Shearer brings 25 years of servicing and real estate experience to CWCAM. Prior to joining CWCAM, Mr. Shearer was a Senior Vice President and Asset Manager at ArCAP REIT / Centerline Servicing Inc. – now known as C-III Asset Management – where he managed a portfolio of defaulted CMBS loans and performed due diligence underwriting. Prior to his tenure at C-III, Mr. Shearer managed the CMBS Servicing Department at Washington Mutual Bank. Prior to Washington Mutual, Mr. Shearer held various positions in the areas of special servicing, primary servicing, due diligence and technology development at Midland Loan Services, ORIX Capital Markets, AMRESCO, and Lomas Mortgage USA. View Profile
Curt Spaugh Director Situs Companies
As Director in Situs' San Francisco office, Curt Spaugh brings over 30 years of non?performing commercial real estate loan experience to the company. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President for the Special Servicing Division at GMAC Commercial Mortgage and Capmark Finance Inc. His professional experience also includes asset management for Citibank, Bay View Federal Bank and American Savings and Loan Association. Mr. Spaugh's experience covers all aspects of nonperforming loan management including collateral valuation, alternative analyses, loan modifications, and the pursuit of legal remedies including judicial foreclosures and bankruptcy. View Profile
Darren Tappen Senior Vice President, Managing Partner Kidder Mathews
Darren Tappen of Kidder Mathews is a recognized expert in the field of commercial investment property assets in Arizona and the western region. Major banks, private equity funds, insurance companies, institutional investors and developers rely on Darren for his expert advice. Darren's expertise includes REO dispositions, foreclosures and CMBS re-stabilization/disposition. Respected for his specialized knowledge and service-first approach, Darren leverages the Kidder Mathews platform to deliver high quality service across the full range of commercial property types. He is currently the Managing Partner of the firm's Phoenix office and is active throughout California and the rest of the Kidder Mathews states in the west by collaborating with other market experts. View Profile
Bill Tryon Director of Strategic Development Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.
Bill Tryon is Director of Strategic Development for Partner Engineering and Science and Executive Director of the Construction Lenders Risk Management Roundtable. As an industry pioneer he has worked with government, investors and lenders to develop and refine risk management policies, procedures, standards and scopes of work. He has developed a reputation for risk-based problem solving and excellence. He continues to influence due diligence practices through continued consultation with clients, leadership of the Construction Lenders Risk Management Roundtable and participation in ASTM. View Profile
David Wallace General Counsel Trigild
Based in Dallas, David Wallace, General Counsel, oversees Trigild's entire legal team, handling court-ordered receiverships for commercial, multi-family, convenience and gas, hospitality and other asset classes across the nation. He also resolves distressed loans and preserves assets as a court-appointed fiduciary – leading the legal team in fiduciary assignments in bankruptcy, state, and federal courts. View Profile
Mark Weibel Partner Thompson & Knight
Mark Weibel is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Capital Markets Practice Group at Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas, Texas. Mark focuses his practice on all phases of commercial real estate capital markets transactions, with a current emphasis on securitizations, including the representation of special servicers in the CMBS market and other related loan workout environments, and provides transactional support in connection with the transition of defaulted commercial real estate projects into bankruptcy and litigation. He has unparalleled experience in the capital markets, which provides a unique benefit to his clients and their commercial real estate, and commercial real estate finance, transactions View Profile
John Weiss Partner Duane Morris
John R. Weiss practices in the area of business reorganization and financial restructuring. Mr. Weiss focuses his practice on corporate restructurings and recapitalizations, loan defaults, workouts and bankruptcies. His practice on behalf of creditors focuses on representing banks, institutional investors, indenture trustees, and holders of publicly and privately placed debt securities in complex corporate and municipal situations. His practice on behalf of debtors includes companies in the restaurant, golf, entertainment, hospitality, wire and cable, steel, trucking, aluminum smelting, and sampling businesses. Mr. Weiss has worked for special servicers and lenders in commercial mortgage loan workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcies involving properties located throughout the country; bank lenders and credit support providers for bond and loan instruments issued by continuing care retirement communities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, and other health-care and senior-care facilities; traditional bank and finance company clients in straight loan and asset-based lending facilities; institutional investor clients in negotiated secured and unsecured private placement transactions; indenture trustees for and holders of debt securities issued by multinational corporations and municipalities; and committees of creditors formed either before or after a bankruptcy case is filed. Mr. Weiss also has extensive experience in workouts involving investor-owned electric utilities and sponsors/suppliers of asset securitization transactions. View Profile
Craig Welin Attorney Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, L.C.
For nearly 30 years, Craig Welin has been an attorney with Frandzel assisting clients solve business problems in the creditors' rights arena. Craig solves client problems in the areas of credit's rights in commercial real estate and bankruptcy litigation, as well as real estate financing and workouts of problem credits involving both real and personal property secured transactions. Craig also regularly represents both state and federal equity receivers in a variety of matters on a nationwide basis.
Alan Williams Senior Vice President, Head of Special Servicing KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Alan Williams is a Senior Vice President at KeyBank Real Estate Capital responsible for special servicing, transactions underwriting and client relations. Most recently Mr. Williams was responsible for business development and client relations. Prior to that he was the Chief Underwriter-Capital Markets where his team was responsible for underwriting $2.5 billion annually in newly originated CMBS, CLO, Agency and institutional debt products for third party accounts. Prior to these roles, Mr. Williams held a variety of positions within Loan Servicing and Asset Management, most notably, his management role in Special Servicing overseeing a team responsible for CMBS and FDIC assets. View Profile
Lindsey Wright Senior Managing Director C-III Asset Management
Lindsey Wright is a Senior Managing Director of C-III Asset Management LLC, and head of the special servicing and REO group. C-III is the named special servicer on approximately $100B of CMBS and CRE-CDOs. Ms. Wright joined ARCap (acquired by C-III Capital Partners' predecessor company) in 2001 to be part of the newly formed Special Servicing platform. During her tenure at the legacy company, she has managed the CMBS Investor Reporting, Surveillance and Transactions teams. Prior to that, Ms. Wright worked for the Bank of New York in their Irving, Texas Asset Management shop. Ms. Wright received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Arlington.





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