Today at CREF

ORLANDO–The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo is underway here at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.  

This morning, the Opening General Session features a Conversation with NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (8:30-10:00 a.m. ET, Windermere Ballroom).  

The Second General Session (10:15-11:15 a.m. ET, Windermere Ballroom) focuses on CRE Lending: Steady as it Goes or a Brave New World?  

The MBA HUB is open from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Regency Ballroom O-R, featuring The Hotspot and The Meeting Spot.  

Concurrent Sessions take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sessions include High-Yield Finance (Regency Ballroom T); Seniors and Healthcare Lending-FHA and Private-Sector Lenders Speak (Regency Ballroom U); and Navigating the Regulatory Landscape in 2016 (Regency Ballroom V).  

In the afternoon (2:00-3:00 p.m. ET), Concurrent Sessions include CMBS: Prospects for 2016 (Regency Ballroom T); FHA Multifamily New Policies and Procedures (Regency Ballroom U); and Lifecycle of Talent Development in Commercial Real Estate (Regency Ballroom V).  

At 3:00 p.m. ET, a Networking Reception takes place in The HUB (Regency Ballroom O-R).  

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