May 6th, 2015 at 8:00 am


About The Conference

iGlobal Forum was pleased to host the 6th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit on May 6th in New York. Senior lenders remain conservative about their levels of first mortgage lending, sustaining the need for mezzanine financing for real estate owners and developers. With high real estate prices and low interest rates, institutional investors are viewing mezzanine debt funds as a compelling opportunity to realize high risk-adjusted returns. Buoyed by such a strong appetite for mezzanine debt, by both borrowers and LPs, lenders are piling into the space. Competition is heating up and deal structures are becoming more aggressive. And the $295 billion in CRE loans coming due over the next three years will only serve to attract more players into the industry. The 6th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit designed to examine how real estate mezzanine providers can construct a diversified portfolio of investments, which provide an attractive risk-adjusted return, and maintain a robust investment pipeline. The panel sessions and discussions also educated borrowers about how to structure deals, and how to efficiently source the best mezzanine lenders in a crowded market, and get good execution for their projects. At the summit we learned from and networked with the most active lenders, borrowers and investors in the marketplace.

Key Topics Covered

  • How fundamentals are changing, and which property types you should (and shouldn’t) be lending on
  • Strategies to realize outsized returns in spite of a challenging interest rate environment
  • Finding investment candidates that have leading market positions and generate strong free cash flow and returns on invested capital
  • What LPs want from their mezzanine investments
  • Leveraging your mezzanine position and offering mezzanine construction loans to manufacture double-digit returns
  • Tapping the European market for opportunistic returns
  • How hedge funds and private equity firms play the debt space
  • Successfully competing with new entrants into the mezzanine lending space
  • The hottest asset classes and geographies for mezzanine financing

Network With Leading

  • Developers
  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Real Estate Asset Managers
  • Investment Banks
  • Private Finance Providers
  • Institutional Investors
  • Distressed Debt Firms
  • Life Companies

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