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Ensure that every one in your company benefits from your CREFC Membership:

Register for a CREFC Forum. Share your voice and expertise by joining one of CREFC’s Industry-Specific Forums. Comprised of like-focused market constituencies, Forums interact and address issues critical to their business sector and work to achieve solutions that serve a common purpose. One of the key benefits of CREFC membership is the ability to support and influence conversations and efforts that directly affect the industry.

CREFC’s Government Relations Team Advocates for You. Working directly with CREFC’s highly experienced and knowledgeable Government Relations team, CREFC members work to curate and develop the commercial real estate finance industry’s voice in Washington, D.C., focusing on regulatory and legislative actions that support the commercial and multifamily finance and property-market industries. Get involved with our Advocacy efforts.

A Vibrant and Constantly Evolving Women’s Network. CREFC’s Women’s Network enhances the visibility, profile, and advancement of women in the commercial real estate finance industry. It does so by providing a well-structured platform within the Association dedicated to women’s initiatives and the creation of opportunities for networking, mentoring, and the development of professional women.

• Attend Upcoming Events or Host an Event and you can Sponsor an Event.

CREFC’s Resource Center. CREFC has long served as the ‘voice’ of commercial real estate finance. It has done so by diligently developing the content, research, and advocacy efforts that not only reflects the current markets but also serves as the ‘go-to’ resource for the press, academia, and – most importantly – our legislators and regulators who are vital the development of our markets and industry.

Are You a Young Professional? CREFC’s Young Professionals (YP) Network is an exceptionally vibrant platform that allows the industry’s exceptional young CRE professionals to develop and foster meaningful business relationships and gain relevant industry knowledge through networking events, educational offerings, and panels. CREFC generously provides for discounted pricing for our Young Professionals for all of its celebrated conferences and seminars for members 30 years of age or younger.

Unrivaled Educational Programming – Learn from the Best. Expand your CRE finance knowledge base via CREFC’s live webinars, digital learning events, and on-demand videos – all designed to expand your knowledge and grow your own personal brand. Be sure to make the most of the recently minted ‘CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance at the SchackInstitute’ at New York University, which offers individual non-credit courses to all CREFC members each semester, a highly-regarded, challenging, and attractively priced NYU Schack CRE Finance Certificate Program, and the ability for senior members of CREFC to be awarded CREFC fellowships.

• Discover more member-only benefits in the Membership Brochure.

Meet the CREFC Staff: We know this is a lot of info. Reach out to us, ask questions…we are here to help you in growing your career and your company’s footprint in an industry we all love.
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Moody’s is a global risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress.


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

With nearly 1,000 lawyers practicing in 13 offices around the globe, Arnold & Porter serves clients across 40 distinct practice areas. The firm offers 100 years of renowned regulatory expertise, sophisticated litigation and transactional practices, and leading multidisciplinary offerings in the life sciences and financial services industries.

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm advises clients around the globe, with more than 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have wide-reaching legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service.

SS&C provides lenders and servicers with a flexible loan servicing platform with integrated origination, asset management, accounting, investor reporting and borrower self-service for complete loan lifecycle management. We provide market-leading business process automation and workflow management technology to significantly enhance workforce optimization, and digital transformation. Our Virtual Data rooms facilitates strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate lending, debt sales, capital raising, and reporting. Our technology enables and secures the flow of information, empowering our customers to work more productively and with complete confidence.


Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. For years, we’ve worked as one company to seamlessly deliver all of our capabilities to support our clients. Recently we announced our plan for brand updates across the company that would reflect this. As a result, Bank of America Merrill Lynch will now be known as Bank of America, with BofA Securities representing our institutional broker-dealer businesses. This brand change will not affect operations or day-to-day service, but rather reflects our continued commitment to helping our clients around the world achieve their goals. Learn more at

Citigroup Global Markets

Citi works tirelessly to provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial services and products.


Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation.


Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP puts over 225 years of legal experience and innovation to work for clients today. One of the world's most prominent financial services law firms and an acknowledged market leader in commercial real estate, Cadwalader crafts innovative business and financial solutions, advises on significant transactions and develops precedent-setting legal strategies to achieve clients' goals.

DBRS Morningstar

DBRS Morningstar is a global credit ratings business with 700 employees in eight offices globally. Formed through the July 2019 acquisition of DBRS by Morningstar, Inc., the ratings business is the fourth-largest provider of credit ratings in the world. DBRS Morningstar is committed to empowering investor success, serving the market through leading-edge technology and raising the bar for the industry. DBRS Morningstar is a market leader in Canada, the U.S. and Europe in multiple asset classes, rating more than 3,000 issuers and 60,000 securities worldwide.

Dechert LLP

A global specialist law firm focused on sectors with the greatest complexities and highest regulatory demands, Dechert delivers practical commercial insight and deep legal expertise for our clients’ most important matters. Our finance lawyers represent major industry players in structuring, securitizing, managing and servicing complex and highly structured and securitized commercial real estate debt assets. We advise issuers, underwriters, mortgage loan sellers, collateral managers, servicers, operating advisors, IG and B-piece investors in CMBS, CDOs/CLOs, Re-REMICs, NPLs and other alternate securitized structures involving commercial real estate and residential mortgages.

Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. For additional information, please visit

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. The Firm and its Foundation give approximately US$200 million annually to nonprofit organizations around the world. We also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing our many resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC and its affiliates (KBRA) is a global full-service rating agency with a mission to set a standard of excellence and integrity. Established in 2010, KBRA remains dedicated to the restoration of trust in credit ratings by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering timely and transparent ratings. KBRA provides market participants with an alternative solution by delivering in-depth research across various sectors within the United States and European markets. We strive to provide the investment community with the products and tools needed to make informed investment decisions.

Morgan Stanley offers a global real estate platform providing a broad range of real estate capital markets and financial advisory services. Morgan Stanley’s core competencies include CMBS & Balance Sheet lending, underwriting, trading, syndication, and research. In 2018 Morgan Stanley has originated $12 bln in commercial real estate loans in the US bringing the total origination since 2010 to $ 68.6 bln.

PNC/Midland Loan Services

PNC Real Estate is a leading provider of banking, financing and servicing solutions for commercial real estate clients across the country. Our comprehensive array of capabilities includes acquisition, construction and permanent financing for public and private developers and investors; agency financing for multifamily and seniors housing properties; and debt and equity capital for the affordable housing industry. And, through Midland Loan Services, we provide third-party loan servicing, asset management and technology solutions

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS's strategy is centered on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focuses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices over 50 regions and locations, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 67,000 people. UBS Group AG is the holding company of the UBS Group. Under Swiss company law, UBS Group AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors. Investment Bank The Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to international capital markets. It offers advisory services and provides in-depth cross-asset research, along with access to equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and selected rates and credit markets, through its business units, Corporate Client Solutions and Investor Client Services. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking delivers a comprehensive suite of capital markets, banking, and financial products and services. A trusted partner to our clients, we provide corporate and transactional banking, commercial real estate lending and servicing, investment banking, equity and fixed income solutions including sales, trading, and research capabilities to corporate, commercial real estate, government, and institutional clients across the globe. Our office locations span the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking is part of Wells Fargo. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.


Ballard Spahr LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP is a national firm of more than 640 lawyers in 15 offices across the country. Our attorneys provide counseling and advocacy in more than 50 areas within business and transactions, finance, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate. We represent a diverse cross-section of clients, ranging from large public companies and privately held entities to government bodies and nonprofit organizations. Our practices span the financial, industrial, real estate, private equity, retail, and other sectors that are critical to growth in today’s marketplace.

Cassin & Cassin LLP, a law firm with more than 40 attorneys across offices in New York, Texas, and Arizona, has over three decades of experience providing the highest quality of service to our clients. Our attorneys have an in-depth knowledge in all areas of commercial real estate and commercial real estate finance with a team dedicated to the origination of commercial mortgage loans intended for sale and securitization in the secondary markets.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cleary Gottlieb is a pioneer in globalizing the legal profession. Founded by seven lawyers in 1946, our firm has grown to over 1,100 lawyers from more than 50 countries, working across practices, industries, jurisdictions and continents to provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to their most complex legal and business challenges, whether domestic or international. Cleary Gottlieb’s real estate practice is diversified and global, spanning the full range of transaction types, regions, and asset classes, and has significant experience providing practical and innovative solutions to the business real estate needs of a wide range of U.S. and multinational clients.

Intex is the industry’s leading provider of cashflow models and analytics, with over 40,000 CLO, ABS, RMBS and CMBS deals modeled from around the globe. Intex is relied upon by hundreds of arrangers, investors, issuers and others for complete, accurate and timely cashflow models used in trading, portfolio management and risk management applications. Intex's applications include INTEXcalc for single-security and portfolio analysis and cashflow stress-testing, the INTEX Subroutine API for system builders, and INTEX DealMaker for structuring new deals. Intex is an independent, objective and privately-held company with offices in Massachusetts, London and Shanghai. Visit our website at

K&L Gates LLP

K&L Gates has one of the largest dedicated real estate finance practices of any global law firm. With 45 offices on five continents, we offer sophisticated and broad experience in representing clients throughout the capital stack. We provide strategic and practical advice to lenders, servicers, and securitization and syndication market participants on structured finance matters, including the origination and sale of senior and mezzanine loans, construction loans, credit facilities, bridge debt, warehouse loans, leasehold finance, and the servicing, securitization, and syndication of commercial real estate mortgages and other assets backed by real estate.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include corporate, financial services, insolvency and restructuring, litigation, real estate, environmental and workplace safety, commercial finance, intellectual property, structured finance and securitization, and trusts and estates. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals.
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
KEYBANK REAL ESTATE CAPITAL is one of the nation's largest commercial real estate lenders. Our clients include professional owner-investors and developers as well as REITs, Funds and other commercial real estate investors. We offer a broad array of debt and equity solutions for the acquisition, refinance, development and investment of multifamily, affordable, commercial and healthcare real estate. With a servicing portfolio of nearly $200 billion, we are also among the largest and most highly rated Servicers in the country.

Mount Street

Widely recognized as a best in class service provider throughout Europe, Mount Street launched its US initiative in summer 2017 to bring its award winning approach to commercial real estate services to the US market. Operated from its office in Atlanta, Mount Street US offers credit and transaction support to the commercial real estate market throughout the investment life cycle including: loan and portfolio underwriting, pre-closing support, loan servicing, debt and equity asset management.

PGIM Fixed Income

As one of the largest real estate managers in the world, PGIM Real Estate strives to deliver exceptional outcomes for investors and borrowers through a range of real estate equity and debt solutions across the risk-return spectrum. PGIM Real Estate is a business of PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). PGIM Real Estate’s rigorous risk management, seamless execution, and extensive industry insights are backed by a 50-year legacy of investing in commercial real estate, a 140-year history of real estate financing, and the deep local expertise of professionals in 32 cities globally.

In business for over 150 years, S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is a leading provider of credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. With more than 1.1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities, approximately 1,500 credit analysts and a presence in 28 countries, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. Learn more at


SitusAMC is the leading independent provider of technology, strategic outsourcing, talent and advisory solutions to the commercial and residential real estate finance industry. Our more than 5,700 real estate professionals and 600+ technologist are focused on helping the leading lenders and investors in the industry realize opportunities in their real estate businesses through innovative technologies and industry-leading services that drive operational efficiency, increase business effectiveness, and improve market agility across the entire lifecycle of their global real estate activity. The firm’s commercial real estate offering includes debt and equity underwriting, securitization support, primary servicing and asset management, special servicing, and debt and collateral real estate valuations. commercial real estate technologies include: CLOSER - Loan lifecycle management system, VMS - Valuation management system, rDCF - Asset underwriting tool, rbudget – budgeting tool.

Trepp, LLC

Trepp, founded in 1979, is a leading provider of data, analytics, and technology solutions to the global securities and investment management industries. Trepp specifically serves three key sectors: structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking to help market participants meet their objectives for surveillance, credit risk management, and investment performance. Trusted by the industry for the accuracy of its proprietary data, Trepp provides clients with sophisticated, comprehensive models and analytics. Trepp is wholly owned by Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT).


Identify new financing opportunities and stay ahead of your competition in CRE finance with Commercial Mortgage Alert. This weekly publication conveys the earliest look at key dealings in today's commercial MBS and traditional real estate debt markets.

Commercial Real Estate Direct

CRE Direct provides CRE News, Watchlist, and Recent Transactions. In-depth information on CMBS Executive Changes, Pricing, and Sales/Property Data.


Debtwire is the trusted provider of data, news and analysis on the global credit markets. Our reporters around the globe talk to an impressive range of contacts every day to bring you valuable early insight into fast evolving situations. To complement your newsfeed, Debtwire’s credit analysis, legal and data teams highlight deep technical details and angles that help you understand situations more clearly.

June 17, 2021
Thu 11:30 AM EDT

Duration 5H 30M

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