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October 8, 2014

Office and Retail Underwriting
Session One of CRE Financing Fundamentals --A Professional Development Series

8:00 - 9:30 am
at Bingham McCutchen, 2020 K St., NW
Washington, DC

Special thanks to Bingham McCutchen LLP for sponsoring this event.

MBA/MW's Commercial Real Estate Finance Council is pleased to announce its upcoming professional development series entitled "CRE Financing Fundamentals." 

This program is geared towards entry level professionals, and will include seven morning sessions, each lead by experts in the particular topic.  The first session will be held on October 8, 2014, and the last session will occur in April 2015.  The cost per session is $25.  For those that registered for the first six sessions, the seventh session will be free.  Attendance at each session is limited.

This session on October 8 will focus on underwriting retail and office properties, focusing on preparing the financing request package, identifying various and appropriate broker/lenders, negotiating the term sheet and an overview of the due diligence process.

Presenters for this Session:

  • BILL ASBILL / Principal / Sage Capital Advisors LLC
  • DEBRA GOLDSTEIN / Vice President, Capital Markets & Finance / Combined Properties Inc.

Future Sessions Include*:
Session 2. Multifamily and Warehouse Underwriting
Session 3. Structuring and Approving Deals
Session 4. Appraisals
Session 5. Legal Considerations/Title Insurance/ALTA Surveys
Session 6. Property Condition and Environmental Reports
Session 7. Post Closing: Loan Servicing and Relationship Management
Registration for future sessions will open soon.

*While the series will cover all of the above referenced topics, the exact order may be changed based on the presenter's and/or venue availability.  Each session will last approximately 1.5 hours, with most sessions starting at 8:00 am.



October 2, 2014
Fall Golf Outing (Commercial & Residential)

Lake Presidential
3151 Lake Presidential Golf Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD

12:00 - 1:00 pm Driving Range/Lunch
1:00 pm Shotgun Start
6:30 pm Dinner and Awards

Enjoy an afternoon of golf and networking at a great course. Registration will include 18 holes of golf & cart, lunch, dinner, contests and prizes. Join us for a well deserved afternoon of fun and networking with fellow members.

Sponsorship assistance is needed to help make this golf outing an exciting, fun-filled event for all. Your sponsorship will guarantee your company's visibility and give you the satisfaction that comes with taking an active part in helping MBA/MW. Sponsors will be recognized with signs at holes and will be announced during dinner.


October 21, 2014
Markets, Mortgages & Capital:  Smooth Sailing Ahead
MBA/MW's Commercial Real Estate Finance Council
33rd Annual Fall Commercial Real Estate Finance Seminar & Networking Breakfast

Location Bingham McCutchen, Washington, DC
7:30 - 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 10:30 am Program

Join us on October 21, 2014 for our 33rd Annual Fall Seminar and Networking Breakfast , with a focus on markets, mortgages and capital. This is an interactive opportunity for audience members to gain insights from industry leaders on the recent financing trends and forecasts for 2014.

Featuring some of Washington's most active and prominent Developers, Leasing Specialists, and Financiers in the market today.  Come hear their perspectives and learn how deals are getting done today.

CRAIG THOMAS / Vice President Market Research / AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and author of a new book called The Econosphere.

In The Econosphere, Thomas explains "what makes the economy really work, how to protect it, and how to maximize your opportunity for financial prosperity."  In an interview, Thomas said: "We know our atmosphere provides us oxygen, we know that our biosphere more broadly provides us with the raw materials of life, and we should know that our Econosphere, or our economy, provides the essential signals that have allowed for the upward ascension of humanity."


  • Developers-EB5
  • Bank Lending:  Supply, Demand & Their View of the World


December 12, 2014
Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon (Commercial & Residential)

11:45 am Reception; 12:30 pm Luncheon
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

It's time to raise a glass with your colleagues to celebrate the year's successes, renew lasting friendships, thank our outgoing Board of Governors, and approve and welcome our new 2015 Board of Governors. MBA/MW members will vote on the Slate for the 2015 Board of Governors during the business portion of the program.

Sponsors are needed to help make this a successful event. Don't miss this opportunity to gain recognition and show your support for MBA/MW.

Details for this event are being finalized.


Upcoming Events

Oct 2 Fall Golf Outing (Residential/Commercial)
Oct 8 CREF Office & Retail Underwriting
Oct 9 Mid-Atlantic Lender Conference (Residential)
Oct 21 CREF Fall Seminar and Networking Breakfast
Dec 3 Mortgage Bankers Reunion (Residential)-Details are being finalized
Dec 12 Annual Meeting/Holiday Luncheon-Details are being finalized



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