Real Estate Chapter: March Panel
1880 Century Park East
Los Angeles, California, 90067
late registration: $220
This event is free for Chicago Private Equity Chapter, Los Angeles Private Equity Chapter, Los Angeles Real Estate Chapter, NYC Private Equity Chapter, National Chapter, and Corporate members.
This event starts on March 12th at 11:15 AM.
Topic: Keeping Up with CRE Capital Requirements
Like your business environment wasn't dynamic enough so far. Planning for, accessing and managing your capital needs has never been easy. Challenges include simply knowing the available alternatives, their criteria and hurdles, the relative benefits/drawbacks of different sources and what each alternative will cost. Add to that mix the current economic uncertainty of "where are we?" in the cycle. We have put together a panel that covers a broad swath of the capital markets - from equity to various debt sources - private, bank and Wall St. Join us to explore the current perspectives and hot buttons of these capital sources so you can better plan your CRE finance strategy for the future. See you on March 12th!
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- Non-Members (On or before March 7th): $195
- Non-Members (On or after March 8th): $220
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Bruce F. Evans, Executive Vice President at Lucent Capital, is engaged in transaction sourcing, structuring and execution of debt and equity financing.
Mr. Evans has over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate finance industry, working for several international organizations in locales such as Toronto, Calgary, New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Evans opened and grew the commercial real estate financing units for Credit Lyonnais and Macquarie Bank Limited. Bruce has deep experience in dealing with all commercial real estate asset types and has been an active player at every level of the capital stack. Bruce's experience includes construction finance, acquisition financing, complex restructuring and lending syndicate formation and guidance. Mr. Evans also previously worked for the commercial real estate financing groups at Tokai Bank and the Bank of Montreal.
Bruce earned a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Bruce is active in a number of real estate industry organizations and, with his wife, actively supports several charitable endeavors.
Mr. Ross joined Madison Realty Capital in 2018 and is a Vice President of Debt Originations & Acquisitions for the firm's first West Coast based location. He is responsible for the sourcing of new debt and equity opportunities, loan originations, purchasing of non-performing debt, and the acquisition of development properties. Mr. Ross has over a decade of experience sourcing and underwriting real estate investment and lending opportunities nationwide, including senior, mezzanine, and structured bridge debt financing. Prior to joining MRC, he served as a senior originator at Calmwater Capital, a real estate debt fund. He also spent three years at their parent company Karlin Real Estate, an opportunistic investment firm operating on behalf of a high net worth family office. Mr. Ross sits on the Board of the UCLA Real Estate Alumni Group and the Los Angeles Mortgage Association and was elected as one of Southern California's "Tomorrow's Leaders" by Real Estate Forum Magazine. Mr. Ross is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.) and the UCLA Anderson School of Management (M.B.A.), and is a licensed California real estate broker.
Conrad Wicker has been a commercial real estate lender and investor for over a decade. In his career, he has closed over $1B in deals spanning 100+ transactions. Currently an executive director in the real estate finance group at UBS, Conrad focuses on CMBS and balance sheet lending between $5 – 500MM for all commercial property types nationwide.
As Managing Partner and co-founder of both Geneva Street Partners and Geneva Street Capital Partners, Macedo oversees credit decisions, underwriting, investment policy, asset management, capital relationships, accounting and investor communications.
For 19 years prior to and then simultaneous with the formation of Geneva, Macedo was Managing Director-Chief Investment Officer of Hanover Financial, LLC where he oversaw all investment, underwriting and credit decisions. Macedo is an adjunct professor and chairperson of the Real Estate Advisory Council of Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches real estate development, real estate financial analysis, and real estate negotiation. Prior to Hanover, Macedo was Senior Vice President – Regional Director of Asset Management for the Western United States for Heller Financial, where he oversaw a portfolio of over $1 billion. Prior to Heller Macedo was a real estate consultant with Robert Charles Lesser and Company where he performed strategic, financial, and market analyses for over 100 consulting assignments throughout the United States covering all real estate uses, including commercial office and industrial, large scale single- and multifamily residential, regional and community serving retail, and urban mixed-use projects.
Macedo holds a Bachelor’s of Arts and a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola Marymount University. Macedo is an accomplished musician and composer, and oversees the non-profit CitySound, which performs throughout California, and has released a successful CD, Second Chance. Macedo and his wife Shannon are both Los Angeles natives, residing in the Westchester area of Los Angeles with their two children in their early twenties.
Steve Kwei is the Investment Finance Team Head for the US-Central, US-West and Canada regions, covering aircraft, art, insurance, unsecured and other secured lending for Citi Private Bank. In addition, Steve is also the Team Head for the Commercial Real Estate lending business in US-West. Previously, he had the roles of Investment Finance
Team Head for the US-West and North America Co-Head of the Investment Finance Margin and Securities-Backed Finance (MSBF) business.
Steve began his career at Citi in 1998 and worked in Investment Finance as a Tailored Lending Specialist until 2006. He rejoined Citi in 2013 from Morgan Stanley as a Lending Transactor for the Western Region. Steve has 20 years of Private Banking lending experience and worked at a number of firms including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and
In his current role, Steve oversees teams of Investment Finance Lending Transactors, Specialists and Analysts. The teams are responsible for structuring, underwriting and approving complex financing transactions for Citi Private Bank’s ultra high net worth clients. The team also monitors and manages credit risk on the existing lending book.
Steve holds a BS in Finance from Rutgers University, School of Business.