September 4 – 6, 2019 – Wynn Las Vegas
If you are a commercial real estate professional you don’t want to miss our annual Western States CREF conference. This year is our 22nd Annual Western States CREF at the beautiful Wynn in Las Vegas on September 4-6, 2019.
We pack the three day conference with highly valuable network events.1
Hear from top speakers in the industry on latest trends & shifts.3
Meet new people and companies in the Commercial Real Estate industry.2
This event in Vegas always draws a huge crowd and we have a blast!4
As we look into the future of our industry you will take away tips and tricks from our top speakers about how to stay ahead of the curve and strategies to transform your business for continued future success.
We are constantly revising our schedule to make sure it is packed with the most valuable and relevant information across all three days. Click each circle to the right for our daily schedules.
Mitchell Zeemont, Principal, Newmark Realty Capital, Conference Chairman
Mary Ludgin Ph.D., Managing Director, Head of Global Research, Heitman
John Chang, Senior Vice President, Research Services, Marcus & Millichap
Topics covered: New uses, new life for shopping malls and abandoned manufacturing buildings | New players in the market (AirBnB, WeWork, etc.) | How can you become an expert in these niche asset classes? Moderator: Jay Maddox, Principal, Capital Markets Group, Avison Young | Speakers: Brad Ross, Vice President, Madison Realty | Jeremy Thornton, Colliers | Jim Wiegandt, EVP, Banc of California | Boris Zhuravel, Managing Director, CoreVest
Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller "Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It," which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. A 24-year veteran of the FBI, Chris retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator. Drawing on his experience in high-stakes negotiations, his company specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Their negotiation methodology focuses on discovering the “Black Swans,” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems. Chris has been featured in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, The Washington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, Squawk Box, CNN, ABC News and more.
Agency Lending: Jeff Burns, Managing Director, Real Estate Finance, Walker & Dunlop | Life Insurance Lending – TBD | CMBS Lending – TBD | Bank Lending: Fred Ornelas, Regional Manager, Axos Bank | Commercial Mortgage Bank Lending: Robert Ludwick, Principal, Pacific Southwest Realty Services
Leaders from California’s top mortgage banking firms will discuss origination trends, lender allocations and appetite, year over year production comparisons and for forecasts for industry in the coming year. Moderator: Cody Charfauros, VP Managing Director, Barry Slatt Mortgage | Speakers: Max Sauerman, Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise | Jeff Sause, JLL | Mitch Zeemont, Newmark Realty Capital
See you all next year!
*Add $50 per night thereafter
After registering for the conference, you will receive instructions on how to book your room at the discounted conference rate.