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On Demand: CRE CLO 101: Part 2 - Introduction to the Market, Collateral, and Analysis of Treatment

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In this second of three on-demand videos faculty will begin with providing an overview of CRE (Commercial Real Estate) CLOs (collateralized loan obligations), their evolution and role in capital markets. Characteristics of the underlying collateral will be discussed, followed by a discussion on the credit analysis of CRE CLOs. This video will end with a comparison of CRE CLOs with other forms of CRE securitizations. 


A review of the parties within a typical CRE CLO transaction will kick off this second of three live webinars. Key participants include: Sponsor, Arranger, Rating Agencies, Servicer and Special Servicer, and Collateral Manager. The CRE CLO collateral managers (and affiliates) take on several roles over the life of a transaction and these will be defined and discussed (ie Asset Originator, Distressed Loan Seller, Future Funding Obligor, etc). Pre and post-closing timelines will be discussed as well as investment considerations. Viewers of this live webinar will be able to ask the faculty questions following the end of the presentation.


  • Jeehae Lee, Partner, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Bridge Debt Strategies

    Ms. Lee serves as Partner and Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Bridge Debt Strategies Fund Manager LLC. She has more than 17 years of experience in real estate, securitization and financial services. Ms. Lee was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where she worked from 2004 to April 2014. From 2013 to April 2014, Ms. Lee was the senior manager responsible for loan pricing, hedging, and structuring for the Commercial Real Estate Lending group within the Fixed Income Division. During her tenure at Morgan Stanley, she was a voting member of the U.S. credit committee and was deeply involved in creating loan pricing models, managing the securitization pipeline, interfacing with rating agencies and investors, and originating loans for securitization. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Lee was a key contributor in the Commercial Real Estate Lending group at Morgan Stanley where she managed significant portions of the securitization process and helped create new lending procedures for the group. From 2004 to 2009, Ms. Lee was involved in loan acquisitions, underwriting and restructuring of loans, as well as risk management and risk reporting. Ms. Lee received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and her Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

  • Akshay Maheshwari, Senior Director (CMBS), Kroll Bond Rating Agency

    Akshay Maheshwari is a Senior Director in the commercial real estate (CRE) ratings group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA). He has nearly eight years of experience in CMBS across a variety of transaction types, including conduit, agency, single-asset single borrower, CRE collateralized loan obligation (CLO), large loan, small balance commercial, and single-family rental securitizations.

    At KBRA, Mr. Maheshwari is a leader in the CRE Analytics team, which conducts pool-level analysis and credit modeling of transactions across new issuance and surveillance. He has participated in the ratings process of nearly $300 billion in CRE securities across 400+ transactions. Mr. Maheshwari has also played leading roles in development of ratings methodologies and credit models, as well as fundamental CRE research across U.S. and Europe. He has co-authored numerous ratings, surveillance, and methodology reports.

    Akshay holds a master’s degree in Financial Risk Management from University of Connecticut, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Nirma University.

  • Patrick C. Sargent, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

    Pat Sargent is a partner in the Finance Group of Alston & Bird LLP. He focuses on structured finance and capital markets transactions, covering all aspects of commercial real estate finance and securitization, as well as structured financings of other diverse asset types. He has represented issuers, underwriters, lenders, servicers, investors, and national credit rating agencies in public and private structured finance transactions and other debt and equity transactions. Pat has served on the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, having previously served as its President, on the board of directors of the Structured Finance Association, and on the Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Mortgage Board of Governors. He is also a frequent speaker and author on commercial real estate finance issues, and has been consistently recognized by listing in The Best Lawyers in America and other peer review organizations.

October 20, 2021
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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