Western States CREF Conference 2022

Organized by the California Mortgage Bankers Association, the Western States CREF Conference 2022 is the premier CRE finance event in the western United States. September 7-9, 2022, at the Aria Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, this three-day event brings together networking and educational opportunities covering the hottest topics in the CRE space.

What to Expect at the Western States CREF Conference 2022

Fans of classic video games should be excited to hear that Atari founder Nolan Bushnell will deliver the keynote address. A technology pioneer, Bushnell has started over 20 companies and has been at the helm of computer vision for decades. He was also an early real estate investor in Silicon Valley and personally witnessed that region’s explosive growth.

The keynote will discuss the role that technology will continue to play in the real estate market, the value it brings, and how companies should best prepare for effective adoption.

Guests will also have the opportunity to brush up on their Atari joystick skills during. The Welcome Reception sponsored by Walker & Dunlop, Axos Bank, and Gantry, guests are in to a treat. Besides bites, drinks, and plenty of networking, the evening includes some Atari originals!

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Must-Attend Talks at Western States CREF Conference 2022

As we see an increase in lending options, it’s crucial that companies stand out from the competition. On Wednesday catch Marketing Strategies in the Modern Era. Panelists will talk about marketing, sales, branding, and the technology they use to differentiate themselves in the market. Moderated by Gantry Director Tony Kauffmann, panelists include Jack Alvarez, Associate Director at Lument, Dale Holzer, Managing Director at Greystone, and Pasha Johnson, Principal at PSRS.

With the current state of the market, Thursday’s Inflation, The Fed, and Commercial Real Estate panel should be on your schedule. Marcus & Millichap CEO, Hessam Nadji, and Gary Bechtel, CEO, Red Oak Capital Holdings will discuss recalibrating in this rapidly changing climate. As the market continues to be impacted by outside variables, it’s vital to understand the effects and shift business focus accordingly.

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Technology in the Commercial Real Estate Finance Industry

Happening right after Thursday’s keynote, hear from GoDocs, CEO Steve Butler, and a panel of industry experts. The group will discuss tech adoption challenges, data uniformity, and the impact of technology on the borrower experience. As new technology permeates the commercial real estate industry, lenders face important decisions relating to streamlining processes and increasing borrower satisfaction while aligning their long-term business goals in an ever-adapting industry. Moderated by Jason Berry, COO of Slatt Capital, and joining Steve on stage will be Mark Prior, CEO of Qualtik, Marc Rutzen, Chief Product Officer at Walker & Dunlop, and John Vecchione, VP of Risk Analytics at CoStar. Attendees will leave this session with a deeper understanding of the benefits that come with advancing technology.

Western States CREF Conference 2022 provides an opportunity to hear from some of the top minds in lending discussing the industry’s future, the latest trends and innovations, and ways to get ahead by adopting new strategies. Additionally, you’ll to learn more about end-to-end solutions in the mortgage industry, how they can help you adapt and expand your business, and how they will affect the entire industry. Don’t miss this must-attend event!

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