John Menne at BMAC West
Our first BMAC West Conference, April 11 at the Montage Beverly Hills, will be an all-day event on multifamily featuring nearly 30 speakers. This week, we chatted with one of them: MetLife Real Estate Investments managing director John Menne (center, at a past ULI event). He'sworking on mortgage financing and equity investments in the Southwestern US. In December, heclosed the acquisition of a SoCal portfolio of 17 infill industrial properties totaling more than 3M SF from LBA. On the debt side, MetLife completed a 50% JV on the Loews Hollywood Hotel. John sees opportunities for MetLife to increase its SoCal investment activity in 2013, focused on multifamily, industrial, retail, office and hotels. Sign uphereto hear more from him at BMAC.