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Distressed Real Estate Summit California Media Archive

Opening Remarks & California and Southwest Distressed Real Estate: How Much Debt is in Distress, Where, and Involving What Property Types?

  • Brian Klebash, Director of Events, GREENPEARL EVENTS
  • Eric Entringer, Senior Manager, Distressed Real Estate Group, ERNST & YOUNG
Seeking Distress: Who Will Deploy Capital in 2010?

  • Moderator: Jeffrey Lenobel, Partner, SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP
  • Sean Dalfen, Managing Director, DALFEN AMERICA
  • Leslie Lundin, President and Managing Partner, LBG REALTY ADVISORS, LLC
  • Mark Oei, Managing Director, OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
  • Richard Pink, Managing Director, ING CLARION
  • Kev Zoryan, Executive Director, MORGAN STANLEY | MERCHANT BANKING
Alternative, Traditional & Emerging Debt Sources: Who is Lending?

  • Moderator: Erich Beringer, President, SOUTHBRIDGE CAPITAL
  • Gregory S. Davis, Vice President, Commercial & Small Business Lending, WELLS FARGO CALIFORNIA BUSINESS BANKING
  • Jeff Friedman, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, MESA WEST CAPITAL
  • Steven C. Orchard, Senior Vice President, GEORGE SMITH PARTNERS, INC.
  • Brian Shniderson, Managing Director, B&A CAPITAL PARTNERS
  • Mark Strauss, Director Capital Markets, COHEN FINANCIAL
Buying, Selling & Determining Value: Sharp and Fast Decline… But Equally Sharp Return? What’s the Future Hold for California Commercial Real Estate Values?

  • Moderator: W. Eric Paulsen, Vice President, LNR PROPERTY CORPORATION
  • G. Ryan Smith, Principal, PEREGRINE REALTY PARTNERS
  • Glenn Ezard, Senior Consultant, SEGAL ADVISORS
  • David Rosenthal, MAI, MRICS, President & CEO, CURTIS-ROSENTHAL, INC.
  • Matthew C. Sullivan, Founding Principal, LEE & ASSOCIATES
  • Burton Young, President, SPERRY VAN NESS EQUITIES
Investment, Development and Finance Case Studies

  • Richard Heyman, Founder and Managing Partner, FIVE CHAIRS DEVELOPMENT
  • John F. Tsui, Adjunct Assistant Professor, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY / Managing Principal, IDA, LLC
Hotels, Hotels, and More Hotels: Should Investors Buy Now, or Wait for Additional Declines in Value?

  • Moderator: Robert B. Stiles, Executive Vice President & Principal, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD SONNENBLICK-GOLDMAN, LLC
  • Ken Cruse, Chief Financial Officer, SUNSTONE HOTEL INVESTORS
  • Dennis Gemberling, President, PERRY GROUP INTERNATIONAL
  • Bert Haboucha, Senior Vice President, ISTAR FINANCIAL
  • Joel W. Hiser, CEO, HORWATH
  • Alan Reay, President, ATLAS HOSPITALITY GROUP
  • Steve Van, President & CEO, PRISM HOTELS AND RESORTS
Opportunities in Broken Condo Deals: Disposition, Acquisition and Administration of For-Sale Housing Assets

  • Moderator: Terry Heller, Managing Member, Principal, HELLER HOLDINGS
  • Steve Bram, Principal, Senior Director, GEORGE SMITH PARTNERS, INC.
  • Scott Choppin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, URBAN PACIFIC GROUP OF COMPANIES
  • Marc Brooks, Executive Vice President, MARA ESCROW COMPANY
  • David Wald, President | Receiver, WALD REALTY ADVISORS, INC.
  • Mark Weinstein, Developer, MJW INVESTMENTS
Luncheon Discussion: Up Close with Spencer Levy

  • Spencer Levy, Senior Managing Director, CB RICHARD ELLIS
  • Michael Gottlieb, Editor, CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE JOURNAL
A Practical, Legal and Tax Perspective on Buying and Selling Distressed Real Estate and Debt in California

  • Moderator: Maura O’Connor, Partner, SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
  • Scott Bottles, Managing Director, WELLS FARGO BANK
  • James Debree, Tax Partner, DELOITTE TAX
  • Richard Kent, Senior Vice President, REDC COMMERCIAL
  • Kenneth W. Swenson, Assistant General Counsel, BANK OF AMERICA
  • John Wickser, President, WATT REALTY ADVISORS
California Commercial Real Estate Investor Panel: Office, Retail and Industrial Executives Discuss Today’s Climate

  • Moderator: Fred B. Córdova, III, Senior Vice President / Investment Services Group, West Regional Manager, COLLIERS ASSET RESOLUTIONS TEAM
  • Michael S. Adler, President – MAI, CPM, ADLER REALTY INVESTMENTS, INC.
  • Mark Laderman, Managing Director — Los Angeles, TISHMAN SPEYER
  • Matthew May, President, MAY REALTY ADVISORS
  • Richard J. Plummer, Executive Vice President / Institutional Capital Markets, GRUBB & ELLIS COMPANY
  • Sam Rosenwald, Partner, BLACK EQUITIES GROUP, LTD.
  • Kevin Shannon, Vice Chairman, CB RICHARD ELLIS
Residential Real Estate Investor Power Panel

  • Moderator: Richard M. Gollis, Co-Founder and Principal, THE CONCORD GROUP
  • Tom Eggleston, Principal, BENHAM REO
  • Phil Seymour, Executive Vice President, THE SEYMOUR GROUP/ELITE PROPERTIES
  • Dave Schumacher, President & Chief Underwriter, TAX TITLE SERVICES
  • Gregor Watson, Managing Partner, MCKINLEY PARTNERS
The “Workout Panel:” Years of Excessive Leverage Turn the Industry on Its Head…What’s Next for Investors and Owners?

  • Moderator: Glenn A. Fuller, Esq. Partner, JACKSON | DEMARCO | TIDUS | PECKENPAUGH
  • Matthew J. Coleman, Co-Head, D. E. SHAW REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, L.L.C.
  • Christopher Grey, Managing Partner, THIRD WAVE PARTNERS
  • David Pascale, Senior Vice President, GEORGE SMITH PARTNERS
  • Ginn Downing, Director, THE SITUS COMPANIES
  • Gregory T. Rickard, Managing Director, EQUASSURE
Value Add & Property Conversions: Will 2010 Herald the Beginning of a New Real Estate Chapter Involving Conversions of Under-Performing Assets?

  • Moderator: John D Troughton, Senior Director – Brokerage, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, INC.
  • Mark Hansen, Senior Vice President, Value Added Conversions, AMB PROPERTY CORPORATION
  • Jane F. Hoffner, Managing Director, BASCOM PORTFOLIO ADVISORS
  • Charles A. Long, Principal, CHARLES A. LONG PROPERTIES LLC
  • Yan Khamish, Managing Director, THE STG GROUP
  • Richard Gentilucci, MAR VENTURES
Delinquencies, Defaults, and Foreclosures: Analysis of the Distressed Note Buying Opportunities in Today’s Climate

  • Moderator: Terry Kaufmann, President, ROCKHOUSE CAPITAL, LLC
  • David M. Frank, Chief Executive Officer, THE MERRILL GROUP OF COMPANIES
  • William J. Hoffman, President & CEO, TRIGILD
  • Troy Miller, Principal, OCEAN WEST CAPITAL PARTNERS
  • Selina I. Parelskin, President, BEACON DEFAULT MANAGEMENT, INC
  • David P. Stapleton, Founder, STAPLETON GROUP
Featured Panel: Economic Stimulation & Real Estate

  • Moderator: Brian Klebash, Director of Events, GREENPEARL EVENTS
  • Robert Knakal, Chairman, MASSEY KNAKAL
  • Christopher Thornberg, Principal, BEACON ECONOMICS
  • Sam Chandan, President and Chief Economist, REAL ESTATE ECONOMETRICS LLC
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