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Annual Trigild Spring Lender Conference in Dallas – Experts weigh in on current issues in CRE, Capital Markets

Sixth Annual Event Held in Dallas

A range of compelling issues — among them the potential impact of legalization of marijuana, a surge in home sharing sites and the stark policy changes of a new administration — were addressed by industry experts and insiders before a sold out crowd at the Trigild Spring Lender Conference late last month. The sixth annual event was held at the Hotel Zaza in Dallas.Commercial real estate and finance industry leaders gathered to provide perspectives on the most timely issues poised to impact today’s economy, capital markets and real estate.

An event focal point was keynote speaker Peter Muoio, Ph. D. chief economist and executive vice president at Ten-X, who addressed a number of hot button topics, including how current policies are likely to impact taxes, industries, markets and specific regions. His presentation addressed the retail, multifamily, industrial, hospitality and cre sectors with highlights including:

  • Airbnb and other home sharing site are a big threat for the hospitality industry, and could impact implicit supply, pricing power and business travel
  • Great long-term prospects for multifamily industry are largely due to shifting millennial lifestyles
  • For CRE, robust tech driven markets are outperforming markets barely out of the downturn
  • Brick and mortar retail outlets are getting eaten alive by e-retail, resulting in shrinking store footprints and store closures.
  • A robust demand for industrial is being driven by the rise in e-commerce distribution centers
  • Immigration policy changes could disrupt coastal and southwestern states and major cities putting metros with high international real estate investments at risk
  • An ACA repeal could mean short-term medical office demand but long-term uncertainty
  • Competitive bidding within pharmaceutical manufacturing could boost metros with large bio/pharma clusters

According to conference founder and Trigild president Judy Hoffman, the popular annual event drew a full slate of panelists and speakers – among them top executives in the special servicing/banking, nonperforming loan buying, lending, investing and legal industries — with dynamic educational sessions and a series of networking breaks.

“This event provided an important and compelling forum for the discussion of a the full gamut of issues — from immigration to healthcare – and the potential impact on commercial real estate and non performing loans,” Hoffman said.

Along with Muoio, other industry experts presenting at the conference included Jenna Unell , C-III; Gail Tubbs, Wells Fargo; David Harrison, Midland; Marty Schuh, CREFC; Tom Shearer, CW Capital; Tom Nealon, LNR Partners; Scott McCloud, Fannie Mae and Mitchell Hunter, Trimont Real Estate.

Event sponsors included: Ballard Spahr, Miller Canfield, Polsinelli, Seyfarth Shaw, Venable, Baker Donelson, Buchalter, Dickinson Wright, Keybank Real Estate Capital, Roetzel, Sheppard Mullin, Thompson & Knight, Warner Norcross & Judd, Yardi, Duane Morris LLP, O’Connor Cochran, Parker Poe, Pepper Hamilton and Plunkett Cooney.

The next Trigild Lender Conference is set for October 18-20, 2017, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.

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