Tag Archives: CREFC

The EB-5 Visa Program: the Rebirth of the Immigration Investor Program

This is a good news story for once.  But, of course, since the father of this soupcon of good news is our government, it’s almost unintended. From the ashes of the economic recession of 2008 came the rebirth of the Immigration Investor Program, more commonly known as “EB-5 Visa Program.”  This bit of social engineering … Continue Reading

CREFC New York City (June 2015) Conference Recap

For all of us in the commercial real estate industry, June has become synonymous with summer CREFC, a mid-year industry check-in and opportunity to mingle with industry participants.  Like past conferences, this year’s conference, which was held earlier this week, was once again filled with informative industry updates and lively panel discussions. On Monday, much … Continue Reading

CREFC Annual Conference 2014 Preview

New York will again play host to CREFC’s annual conference, and over 800 of our colleagues are scheduled to attend. The conference begins next Monday with a slate of forums discussing current issues relating to high yield distressed real estate assets, portfolio lending, GSE multifamily lending, investment grade bonds, B-pieces, issuers and servicers.… Continue Reading


I have been mulling our 2014 Outlook for some time and decided to wait until after the New Year and CREFC to write.  Just in case we got the whole Mayan calendar end of the world story wrong by a year (hey, it was 5000 years old) which would make the whole prediction thing a … Continue Reading

2014 CREFC Conference

It’s January and with that brings New Year’s resolutions, the NFL playoffs, college football bowl games (although the best game this season was watching Auburn beat Alabama with a 109 yard field goal return), and, of course, the annual CREFC conference in South Beach. This year’s line-up doesn’t disappoint, with panels titled "Best Investment Ideas: … Continue Reading

CREFC Returns to the Big Apple

Next week, hundreds of industry participants will make their way to New York for CREFC’s Annual Conference. The conference promises to provide a forum to explore present and future market trends in commercial real estate, as well as an opportunity to gain valuable insight from many leaders in the market as to where we are … Continue Reading

CREFC Day 2: Riding the Wave

After a night of fun at Dechert’s party at the SLS Hotel, many of us needed a pick-me-up on Tuesday morning. Those of us that dragged ourselves out of bed and into the roundtable discussion on market issues and opportunities were not disappointed. The quick hitting discussion by over two dozen industry insiders, including Crunched Credit’s … Continue Reading

Day 1: CREFC Sizzles on South Beach

The Loews Hotel buzzed with optimism on the first day of the CREFC January conference, as over 1,300 attendees descended on South Beach.  After catching up with many friends, the Monday morning session began with lively meetings of the Agency Investors Forum, the High Yield and Investment Forum, the Issuers Forum and the Portfolio Lenders … Continue Reading

Optimism Abounds at the CREFC After-Work Seminar: “Lender Perspective: Current State of the Debt Markets & Trends for 2013”

As Philadelphians, it’s easy to think that 2012 has been a disappointment.  Our beloved Eagles are 4-9, the Phillies had the most disappointing season in recent history and the Sixers traded last year’s best player for someone who has not yet set foot on the court this season (to avoid any rage from hockey fans, … Continue Reading

CrunchedCredit.com Live Blog From CREFC 2012 Annual Conference – Day 1:

Over 800 industry participants have descended on Washington D.C. for the CREFC annual conference. With CREFC’s expanded focus on more than just securitization, we are now hearing from a more diverse set of voices at the conference. The conference kicked off this morning with the PSA Task Force’s discussion of the pooling and servicing agreement simplification … Continue Reading

Eurozone, CMBS Outlook and PSA Initiatives among Hot Topics at CREFC’s Annual Conference

Next week, hundreds of industry participants will make their way to our Nation’s capital for CREFC’s Annual Conference.    The Conference promises to provide a forum to explore the effect of increasing financial instability in the Eurozone as well as the opportunity to develop important industry initiatives.  CREFC’s PSA Task Force will kick things off on … Continue Reading

CREFC Distressed Debt Conference Update

Last month three of our colleagues attended the Distressed Debt Conference sponsored by CREFC at the New York Athletic Club. Since the topics of distressed debt and loan sales are frequently covered by CrunchedCredit, we thought an update on this conference was worth providing. For those of us not in the New York office, travelling to NYC … Continue Reading

CREFC Convention Recap and Making Way For Duck Boats

Here in Boston, we’ve had a busy but productive week since the CREFC June Convention culminated –punctuated with more than a million hockey fans witnessing a parade of Duck Boats waddle through the Back Bay. The Convention itself saw a smaller (albeit similarly excitable) parade of lenders, borrowers, servicers and other industry participants descend on … Continue Reading

CREFC 2011 Opens In New York

For many of us, an annual right of summer’s commencement, CREFC’s mid-year conference has begun in earnest for the last time in Manhattan (we’ll be in DC at this time next year). I’ll also note that for the second straight year, the conference’s first day coincides with Game 6 of a rather hotly contested playoff … Continue Reading