We’re looking forward to the 2010 June Convention of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (formerly the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association) next week at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.  From June 14th to 16th, over 700 lenders, borrowers, investors, fund managers, servicers, attorneys, and other industry participants will gather to discuss current topics in commercial real estate finance.  This year’s hot topics will include sourcing new capital, the ongoing role of government agencies and their effect on the marketplace, the re-emergence of securitization (CMBS 2.0) and whole loan markets and on-going opportunities for distressed-asset investment.  Thirteen Dechert FRE attorneys will be in attendance to participate, learn, and meet with our friends and clients.  We will be posting live updates on CrunchedCredit from the event.

Featured blogger Rick Jones will chair the CRE Finance Council PAC Advisory Committee meeting at 9:30am on Monday, June 14th. The PAC Advisory Committee is an essential part of the CRE Finance Council’s mission to promote the ongoing strength, liquidity and viability of the commercial real estate finance markets. Stay tuned for highlights from this and other forums!