A Sneak Peak at MBA CREF22

After a virtual conference in 2021, join more than 2,400 of your commercial real estate colleagues in person next week for the MBA Commercial/Multifamily Finance Convention & Expo.

MBA SVP Mike Flood

“I think this is a relationship business where the mortgage banker meets with lenders and other capital sources to get to know each other and each other’s backgrounds; they want to be able to shake hands with the person they are doing business with and create long-term relationships, so just for the industry itself it’s important to come together safely in person,” said MBA Senior Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Mike Flood. He noted meeting safety protocols will be second to none.

Flood said this year’s conference will include a new segment called Deal Dialogues. “We’re having investment sales people come in and tell us where are apartments, hotels, retail properties and other sectors moving? What markets are doing well? I think that will be very important for the lenders to hear.”

Other highlights of this year’s conference include:

An opening general session with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Monday, Feb. 14 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PT. In an interview with MBA 2022 Chair Kristy W. Fercho, Johnson will discuss his winning business strategies and inspiring life lessons learned both on and off the court.

Then get the latest information and insights about the economy and commercial and multifamily real estate finance markets–including the release of MBA’s 2022 CREF forecast–from 1:00 – 2:00 PM PT on Monday.

At 2:30 PM PT, key leaders will share their insights on the commercial and multifamily finance ecosystem, current priorities and the likely impact on communities and the industry. Speakers will include Lopa Kolluri, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Housing – Federal Housing Administration, David Brickman, CEO of NewPoint Real Estate Capital and Matthew Rocco Jr., 2022 MBA Chair-Elect and Chairman of the Board and CEO of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, don’t miss the 11:00 AM PT general session: Finding the Inspiration for Reinvention. Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling singer/songwriter John Ondrasik, better known by his stage name Five for Fighting, brings his personal journey as a musician and business owner to life in this engaging presentation that features music, storytelling and inspiration.

Then at Noon, mPower Founder and Mortgage Bankers Association COO Marcia M. Davies will interview Academy Award-winning actress, dancer and singer–and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient–Rita Moreno.

Tuesday afternoon’s general session will be Views from the C-Suite, where MBA Senior Vice President Mike Flood will interview a panel of CEOs from across the industry. Panelists will include Smriti Popenoe, President and Co-Chief Investment Officer with Dynex Capital Inc., Jeffrey Weidell, CMB, CEO of Northmarq, Mark Fogel, CEO & President of ACRES Capital, Justin Wheeler, CEO of Berkadia and Gary Otten, Senior Vice President, Managing Director and Head of Debt Strategies with MetLife Investment Management.

The Wednesday closing general session will be Navigating your Career in a Hybrid Environment, an mPact Brunch & Learn. Navigating your career in a hybrid model can be difficult. This panel conversation will examine the issues the next generation of leaders are facing and what steps industry executives recommend.

Click here for more information or to register for CREF22.