Last Week At Bisnow's National Finance Summit
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The impact of a possible downturn, the effects of tariffs, rent regulations and which kind of assets are the safest bet right now were all subjects of discussion at Bisnow’s annual finance summit last week.
“We have adjusted our strategy over the last couple years, as this cycle has pushed on … [Now] we want to see the majority of value creation happen in the first 12 to 18 months," KKR Head of Real Estate Americas Chris Lee said during one of the panels. "A lot of that is really around the uncertainty we see in the environment … If you look at an office building, for instance, leasing three years from now, a lot of people have a very different view of what that may look like.”
Making the most of the opportunity zones program, the cost of construction, along with how deals financed by alternative lenders may fare over the next few months were also examined at the event.
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Capital One Senior Vice President Phyllis Klein, Pender Capital Chief Investment Officer Zach Murphy, Money360 President Gary Bechtel and Artemis Real Estate Partners Managing Director Anar Chudgar
UC Funds' Managing Director of Sales Dom Manago and RWN Real Estate Partners Managing Director Ari Shalam
Greenworks Lending Head of Business Development Andrew Zech and Sonder Regional Director Jason Epstein
Prescriptive Data Vice President of Strategy Shane Eten, Greenworks Lending Head of Business Development Andrew Zech, Sonder Regional Director Jason Epstein, Carbon Lighthouse Executive Vice President Eric Brown and Rudin Senior Vice President Michael Rudin
AG&T Principal Adam Greenfader, Puerto Rico Builders Association President Emilio Colon-Zavala, McConnell Valdés Capital Partner Jorge Ruiz-Montilla, Lifeafar Chief Investment Officer Eric Berman and Royal Palm Cos. Director of Finance Philip Carroll