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CREF '13 Less than Two Weeks Away
MBA Staff
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2013 takes place February 3-6 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

Speakers include John Bucksbaum, founder of Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLC. He previously served as chairman and CEO of General Growth Properties Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust that had ownership and management interest in more than 200 regional and super regional shopping malls in 44 states. The company portfolio totaled 200 million square feet of space.

Shattered dreams. Family chaos. Despair and depression. These are just a few of the feelings that Bucksbaum found himself experiencing as he witnessed the financial collapse of the blue-chip company that he, his father and his uncle had built over a period of 55 years. Learn about the tribulations, the mistakes, the solutions and the emotions during his tumultuous ride.
 
Also hear some surprising findings from expert Sally Gordon, managing director in the risk and quantitative analysis group at BlackRock, as she shares unique insights regarding risk correlation across markets and property types.

Get the latest information and insights on the state of the economy and commercial/multifamily real estate markets in a general session featuring MBA Chief Economist Jay Brinkmann and MBA vice president of commercial real estate research Jamie Woodwell. Learn about the most recent economic trends and conditions and the prospects for the U.S. economy, commercial/multifamily properties and commercial real estate finance markets.

And don't miss Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment as he discusses The Business of Happiness.

A pioneer of the Internet and new media and former Washington Business Journal Businessperson of the Year, Leonsis has led four businesses that grew at record rates: Wang WP; the Washington Capitals; AOL; and Redgate Communications Corp.

Earn three points toward your Commercial Certified Mortgage Banker designation and earn CPE credits by attending.

Make plans now to attend. Visit http://events.mortgagebankers.org/CREF2013/default.html to learn more and register.

Speakers include John Bucksbaum, founder of Bucksbaum Retail Properties LLC. He previously served as chairman and CEO of General Growth Properties Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust that had ownership and management interest in more than 200 regional and super regional shopping malls in 44 states. The company portfolio totaled 200 million square feet of space.

Shattered dreams. Family chaos. Despair and depression. These are just a few of the feelings that Bucksbaum found himself experiencing as he witnessed the financial collapse of the blue-chip company that he, his father and his uncle had built over a period of 55 years. Learn about the tribulations, the mistakes, the solutions and the emotions during his tumultuous ride.
 
Also hear some surprising findings from expert Sally Gordon, managing director in the risk and quantitative analysis group at BlackRock, as she shares unique insights regarding risk correlation across markets and property types.

Get the latest information and insights on the state of the economy and commercial/multifamily real estate markets in a general session featuring MBA Chief Economist Jay Brinkmann and MBA vice president of commercial real estate research Jamie Woodwell. Learn about the most recent economic trends and conditions and the prospects for the U.S. economy, commercial/multifamily properties and commercial real estate finance markets.

And don't miss Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment as he discusses The Business of Happiness.

A pioneer of the Internet and new media and former Washington Business Journal Businessperson of the Year, Leonsis has led four businesses that grew at record rates: Wang WP; the Washington Capitals; AOL; and Redgate Communications Corp.

Earn three points toward your Commercial Certified Mortgage Banker designation and earn CPE credits by attending.

Make plans now to attend. Visit http://events.mortgagebankers.org/CREF2013/default.html to learn more and register.