MBA CREF18 in San Diego Feb. 11-14

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2018 returns to San Diego Feb. 11-14.

Where Market Makers Meet
Join more than 3,000 commercial and multifamily real estate finance professionals at the must-attend industry event for four days of networking, relationship building and dealmaking. CREF18 is the place that offers unrivaled access to key industry leaders, CEOs and expert panelists who discuss the latest industry trends, regulatory developments and strategies to succeed in today’s dynamic marketplace.

Sports Talk on The Side Stage with Mike Eruzione
Join us at the Side Stage to see Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team. The highlight of the Lake Placid games Eruzionefor Eruzione was scoring the game-winning goal against the Soviet Union. That victory against the Soviets advanced the U.S. Hockey Team to the Gold Medal Game where they beat Finland to win the Gold Medal.

After the victory in Lake Placid, Eruzione spent several years in New York and New Jersey as a sports commentator for Madison Square Garden. In 1984 he joined ABC and was a broadcaster for the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. In 1992 he did broadcasting for CBS in Albertville, France and in Lillehammer, Norway during the 1994 Olympic Games.

Opening General Session: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future with Steve Case
Join us Monday, February 12 for the Opening General Session featuring MBA President and CEO David Stevens, CMB, and keynote speaker Steve Case , Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, Washington, D.C.

SteveCaseIn his best-selling business book, The Third Wave, Case argues we’re entering the Third Wave of the Internet–a period when entrepreneurs will change the way we live our lives by leveraging new technologies to transform real world sectors like health, education, transportation, energy and food. By looking back at his decision-making during some of the most consequential moments in business history in order to explain the current landscape, Case explains how attendees will need to rethink their relationships with customers, competitors and governments alike, and offers a forward-thinking roadmap for navigating in this new paradigm.

Case’s entrepreneurial career began in 1985 when he co-founded America Online. Under his leadership, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company, driving the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society. AOL was the first Internet company to go public and the best performing stock of the 1990s, delivering a 11,616% return to shareholders. At its peak, nearly half of Internet users in the United States used AOL. In 2000, he negotiated the largest merger in business history, bringing together AOL and Time Warner in a transaction that gave AOL shareholders a majority stake in the combined company.

Women’s Networking Event: Carla Harris
On Tuesday, February 13, the Women’s Networking Event features Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Managing Director/Senior Client Advisor with Morgan Stanley.

CarlaHarrisHarris is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. She has extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

Tuesday General Session: Geoff Colvin
On Tuesday morning, Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large of Fortune Magazine, will provide his insights on current economic, political and competitive forces driving disruption in today’s business environment.

Colvin will discuss what the best leaders and organizations are doing right now to compete, harness opportunities and manage risk.

Who Should Attend

CREF18 is the event for all commercial and multifamily real estate finance professionals, including:

–Commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers, loan producers, investors and servicers
–Pension fund advisors and life insurance company investment officers
–Conduits, commercial banks, savings banks, credit corporations and other lenders
–Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA originators, seller-servicers, and mortgagees
–Investment banks and Ginnie Mae issuers
–Loan underwriters, credit officers, analysts, data providers, guarantors, service providers and other professionals
–Anyone with an interest in commercial and multifamily real estate finance

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mPact Discount
Are you 35 years or younger and currently an MBA member? If so, you are eligible to receive a $600 discount on registration for CREF18. Simply enter your birth month and year upon checkout. You are also eligible to join MBA’s newest group for young professionals, mPact. Click here to learn more about networking events, educational programs and advocacy opportunities available to mPact members.

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