The 15th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing

17 Jan 2018 - 19 Jan 2018

Montage Resort & Spa
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Attracting 1000+ registrants each year, this three-day event is renowned for its history of delivering unmatched networking opportunities.

Developed by leaders within the commercial real estate (CRE) industry representing the full spectrum of industry participants including funds, developers, LPs, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms and other service providers to the industry, the agenda offers real estate investors a strategic approach to the current regulatory and investment environment.

Partner Shane Shelley will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Tax Reform Update: The Latest on the Implications for CRE Investment” on Day 2 of the conference. Topics will include:

  • What are the primary 2017 tax act provisions that are relevant to commercial real estate?
  • How will the 2017 tax act affect commercial real estate?
  • Should real estate companies restructure their operations?
  • How will like kind exchanges change?
  • What’s next for commercial real estate in light of the 2017 tax act?
  • Will Congress clarify any of the provisions in the 2017 tax act?
  • Is Treasury likely to issue regulations under these provisions?

Partner Ken Muller will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Office 2018: Down but Not Out?” on Day 2 of the conference. Topics will include:

  • What is your Office investment strategy for the year ahead and why? What returns are you targeting? Is financing easy to come by? Are your LP investors voicing concerns?
  • Have businesses right-sized their footprints now or is there more downsizing to come? In which markets?
  • What further industry disruption is expected within Office CRE investments? Within what timeframes? What windows of opportunity might this create? What do owner/operators need to be considering now?
  • The suburban office market vs. Central business districts (CBDs): Where are glimmers of hope for traditional office? Creative office?
  • With not enough demand for traditional use, what trends are we seeing in the repositioning and adaptive reuse of Office?
  • Are tenant profiles changing? Are there ‘up and coming tenants’ to watch for?
  • Tenant negotiations: Have they changed in the past year? What are current hot button issues? Do tenants have greater bargaining power today and on what points are owner/operators conceding?
  • What will be your biggest challenge as an investor in Office this year? How are you preparing to address it?



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