June 12, 2020
Real Estate on the Ground Webinar Series | Short, Mid, and Long-Range Economic Prospects
Economic prospects over time, by sector. We don’t know the shape, extent, or timeframe of the recession and the recovery to follow. There’s no sense in guessing. What does make sense is understanding how you may survive, and even prosper, from change. In this first in the series, we will:
• Frame where we are now, what will move the markets, and how you can prepare yourselves and your businesses
• Discuss the economy; the national and local public policy implications; the role and availability of capital; and how all of this affects real estate
• Differentiate real estate according to all of its food groups: multifamily, office, retail, hotel, and industrial
Dr. Norm Miller | Ernest Hahn Chair and Professor of Real Estate Finance
Malcolm Davies | Principal/Managing Director, George Smith Partners
Gary London | Senior Principal, London Moeder Advisors
June 5, 2020
Identifying & Executing on Value In Today’s Environment
The discussion topics will cover multiple asset classes from student housing, to single family build to rent to performance of the public REITS and expectations. We will drill down on the housing market and the key performance drivers, the world of student housing, from financing to performance from the largest private player in the space.
Bethany Logan Ropa | UBS
Tim Sullivan | Meyers Research
Wes Rogers | Landmark Properties, Inc.
Evan Kinne, MBA | George Smith Partners
Ed Steffelin | George Smith Partners
June 4, 2020
Even before the world was turned upside down, food delivery and ghost kitchens were becoming exponentially more popular. Now, delivering restaurant-quality food to consumers’ doorsteps is a normal part of our everyday lives.
Social distancing regulations may provide an opportunity for ghost kitchens to grow and become staples in the immediate and permanent future. Sam Nazarian recently launched C3 (Creating Culinary Communities) in partnership with Accor and Simon Properties. C3 will be home to a selection of limited service restaurants– both new concepts and tried and true sbe favorites that consumers have come to love.
The conversation will discuss:
1. How can you maximize underutilized F&B in retail and hospitality developments?
2. Are Michelin-caliber chefs actually interested in ghost kitchens?
3. What strategies can you take to ensure your food halls are top notch?
4. What role do you envision ghost kitchens playing in a world post-COVID?
5. How can you partner with top brands to maximize your F&B capacity?
May 22, 2020
Non-Recourse CMBS Loans In The Time of COVID
The U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities lending market has stopped working correctly and CMBS borrowers have been severely impacted by this crisis. GSP invites you to join our webinar for a discussion with key industry professionals.
The key discussion ponts are:
The impact the crisis has on Hotel, Retail, Office & Multifamily borrowers
The lending landscape and the importance of non-recourse financing to the debt market
How the CMBS debt market will reopen and return to pre-crisis levels
Federal Reserve and Government Policy as it relates to CMBS
Restructuring: With over $25 Billion in troubled loans, how should existing borrowers request relief from their Servicers and the likelihood of success
Mark Fluent | Deutsche Bank Corporate Bank
Tammy Goldfisher | The Henley Group, Inc.
Christopher LaBianca | UBS REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS INC.
Matthew Lefkowitz | Crown Properties International
Bryan Shaffer | George Smith Partners
David Pascale | George Smith Partners
Jarod King | George Smith Partners
May 8, 2020
The Changing Landscape of Lending Today
Don Griffith, Former Chairman and CEO, Grandpoint Bank
Pat Jackson, President & CEO, Sabal Capital Partners LLC
Timothy Sloan, Former CEO, Wells Fargo & Special Advisor to Fortress Capital
Jonathan Lee | George Smith Partners
Shahin Yazdi | George Smith Partners
April 24, 2020
Bob Hart, President & CEO | TruAmerica
Eric Fleiss, Managing Director & CEO | Regent Properties
Timur Tecimer, CEO | Overton Moore Properties
Steven Usdan, President | CCA Acquisition Company, LLC
Gary E. Mozer, Principal/Co-Founder | George Smith Partners
Alina Mardesich, Senior Vice President | George Smith Partners
April 16, 2020
Malcolm Davies, Principal/Managing Director of George Smith Partners discussed the State of the Hospitality Industry with David Sudeck of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP, Daniel MacDonnell of Cushman & Wakefield, Tony Malk of Hodges Ward Elliott, and Stephen O’Connor of RobertDouglas.
You will learn about what the availability of financing during this time.
April 16, 2020
ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate presented Economics of COVID-19.
How Small-Scale Entrepreneurial (“Main Street”) CRE/MF Owners are Navigating the Crisis with their Tenants – Keeping your business on-track: When tenants don’t have customers, when tenants don’t have paychecks—what can you do for your business? How can you help your tenants? Hear lenders, commercial and multifamily owners and developers discuss the strategies and innovations they’ve developed and how the stimulus legislation may now figure in.
Howard Kozloff – Agora Partners/HATCHspaces
Zachary Streit – George Smith Partners
Allan Glass – ASG Real Estate/HATCHspaces
Cathy Sloss Jones – Sloss Real Estate
Christopher VanArsdale – Heleos
April 9, 2020
George Smith Partners and UCLA REAG (Real Estate Alumni Group) hosted the webinar, MARKETS IN THE DAYS OF COVID-19 with Tom Barrack, Founder and CEO of Colony Capital and Eric Sussman, Founder of Clear Capital, LLC and Adjunct Professor at UCLA Anderson. Evan Kinne, Senior Vice President of George Smith Partners introduced the speakers and facilitated the questions during the webinar.
Click here to listen to a replay of the webinar.
April 6, 2020
Click here for the recording of the webinar, COVID-19, The Macro Economy & CRE
- Why have Treasuries dropped but interest rates gone up?
- How does the CARES Act benefit CRE owners?
- What is needed to restore stability to the capital markets?
- How does the economy recover from a total shutdown?
- Stuart A. Gabriel, Arden Realty Chair Professor of Finance and Director, Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA
- JP Conklin, Founder and President, Pensford
- Gary M. Tenzer, Principal/Co-Founder of George Smith Partners
- David Pascale, Senior Vice President of George Smith Partners
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