CREFC Europe hosts CMBS seminar next week and launches preliminary Spring Conference programme

CREFC Europe is to host a morning seminar next week on the outlook for the European CMBS market, with a senior panel comprised of issuing banks and note buyers.

CREFC Europe logo 2Separately, CREFC Europe’s two-day Spring Conference programme is out now. Opportunities to sponsor and participate in this year’s annual conference close soon – see below for details.

On Wednesday 5 March, at the offices of K&L Gates, CREFC Europe has put together a seminar covering the major themes for the securitisation market which would be useful for newer market professionals and veterans alike, with a networking breakfast to start with.

The themes covered comprise:

• European CMBS – What’s been happening since 2008?

• Does Europe lack quality collateral?

• Lending and investor appetite

• The world of legacy deals

• Regulatory uncertainty

A limited number of complimentary passes are available to CMBS investors/ traders, please email Carol Wilkie or call her directly on +44 (0)20 3651 5567.


08:15 – 08:45: Registration & networking breakfast

08:45 – 10:00: Presentation/Discussion/Q&A

Moderator: Andrew Petersen, Partner, K&L Gates LLP


Marco Rampin, Head of Real Estate Capital Markets, BNP Paribas

Clive Bull, Director, Deutsche Bank AG London

Rob Riley, Director, HSBC Asset Management

Lee Galloway, Senior Vice President, PIMCO

This event is being held at the offices of K&L Gates LLP, One New Change, London EC4M 9AF. This event is CPD accredited.

Preliminary CREFC Spring Conference out now

On Friday last week, CREFC Europe published the preliminary programme for its two-day annual Spring conference, held at the London offices of Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP over 2-3 April.

The conference kicks off with two educational sessions:  John Cole, European Real Estate, at Guggenheim Partners is running a session on development finance, after which BAML CMBS analyst Mark Nichol is running an introduction to property lending session. 

These two sessions are targeted at junior market participants and students and are offered complimentary to member companies. Nominal fees and bulk discounts are available to non-member companies sending junior employee.

After the conference’s official welcoming remarks by CREFC Europe CEO, Peter Cosmetatos, Goldman Sachs International’s Ramon Camina-Mendizabal will moderate a session on commercial real estate finance in Italy and Spain.

Among the confirmed moderators for the second day include Starwood Capital Europe’s Peter Denton, who will chair a session on buyers on distressed real estate debt, and Eastdil Secured’s Riaz Azadi, who will chair a panel discussion which looks at origination to hold versus originate to distribute in the new lending environment.

Panelists for these sessions, and more besides, are still being finalised. If you are interested in joining one of the sessions, please email  Carol Wilkie or call her directly on +44 (0)20 3651 5567.

Sponsorship opportunities are also still available – but only for the next two weeks – so please contact Carol if you are interested.

To see the preliminary CREFC Europe Spring Conference programme, please click here.

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