• Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1975, magna cum laude
    • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1978
    • Boston University School of Law, LL.M., 1981
    • Pennsylvania
    • New York
    • Former president of the CRE Finance Council
    • Founder of the Commercial Real Estate Institute (CRI)
    • Member and past governor of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a former chair of its Capital Markets Committee
    • Member of the Commercial Mortgage Board of Governors (COMBOG) of the MBA
    • Member of the Real Estate Roundtable, serving on its Capital and Credit Policy Advisory Committee
    • Chairman of CRE Finance Council’s PAC
    • Capital Conversations: Banking Vs Non-Banking: Can We Start the Recovery Already? — Mortgage Bankers Association's CREF21: Lending, Investing, Servicing and Technology Convention & Expo., Virtual Conference (February 4, 2021)
    • Industry Leaders Roundtable — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference, Virtual Conference (January 21, 2021)
    • Now What: An Inside Look at Industry Performance from Top Industry Participants with Their Ears to the Ground — Commercial Observer's 5th Annual Fall Financing Commercial Real Estate Forum, Virtual Conference (October 22, 2020)
    • Libor is out, but SOFR isn't quite in — The American Banker, Podcast (August 12, 2020)
    • Legal and Regulatory Challenges in CRE with Rick Jones, Partner at Dechert LLP — Trepp, Podcast (July 14, 2020)
    • Global Leaders in Real Estate Spotlight: Sam Zell — iGlobal Forum, Webinar
      (June 11, 2020)
    • Industry Leader Perspectives: Previous Downturns and Post-COVID-19 Predictions — CRE Finance Council, Webinar (June 9, 2020)
    • Count Down... Transitioning Away from LIBOR — CRE Finance Council, Webinar (May 19, 2020)
    • ABS in Mind: Election Risks in CMBS, More 'Bespoke' Structures and Growth in CRE CLOs, Ep. 9 — Debtwire, Podcast (January 16, 2020)
    • Industry Leaders Roundtable — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference, Miami, FL (January 14, 2020)
    • How will CECL Impact CRE Lending? — Trepp Bank Symposium 2019, New York, NY (October 11, 2019)
    • Navigating the LIBOR Transition Within the CRE Industry — Mortgage Bankers Association, Webinar (October 8, 2019)
    • LIBOR - Nuisance or Risk? — Mortgage Bankers Association's CREF Market Intelligence Symposium, New York, NY (July 11, 2019)
    • Industry Leaders Roundtable and Static Electricity: CRE CLOs Staying Power — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference, New York, NY (June 11, 2019)
    • Financing the Financier - Warehouse Lines vs. Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) Financing Vehicles — Mortgage Bankers Association's Capital Markets Summit, New York, NY (April 10, 2019)
    • Bridging the Gap: Bridge Lending and the CRE CLO Market — Commercial Observer's 3rd Annual Spring Financing Commercial Real Estate Forum, New York, NY (April 9, 2019)
    • The Structure of CRE CLOs: An Ever-Evolving Story — IMN's 1st Annual Investor's Conference on CRE CLOs, New York, NY (March 14, 2019)
    • Growth Spurt: The Future of CRE CLOs — CRE Finance Council High Yield & Distressed Realty Assets Summit, New York, NY (March 6, 2019)
    • A Room with a Capital View: Legislative & Regulatory Update — Mortgage Bankers Association’s CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2019, San Diego, CA (Feburary 12, 2019) 
    • Servicers Forum, Industry Leaders Roundtable, and Balancing Act: Portfolio, Debt Funds and Alternative Leaders — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference, Miami, FL (January 13-16 2019)
    • The Alternative to CMBS — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference, New York, NY (June 13, 2018)
    • Floating Rate Loans: Circa 2018 — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference, Miami, FL (January 10, 2018) 
    • Risk Retention...It’s Going To Be Huge! — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference, Miami, FL (January 10, 2017)
    • CMBS Markets: Mid-Year Update — CRE Finance Council Annual Conference, New York, NY (June 15, 2016)
    • Learning to Live in the Regulatory Bear Hug and Loving It? — CRE Annual Conference, New York (June 14, 2016)
    • CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo — Mortgage Bankers Association, Orlando, FL (February 1, 2016)
    • CREFC Industry Leaders Conference — CRE Finance Council, Miami, FL (January 12, 2016)
    • Breakfast Briefing: Navigating Risk Retention — Real Estate Finance & Investing, New York, NY (September 15, 2015)
    • The State of the Commercial Real Estate Market 2015 — Hosted by Bloomberg, New York, NY (June 17, 2015)
    • Risk and Rewards of CRE - CLO and CLO Securitizations: Navigating the Capital Markets — Videos Now Available, Santa Monica, CA (June 3, 2015)
    • 3rd Annual Single Family Rental Forum (East) — Presented by IMN with sponsorship by Dechert LLP, Miami, FL (April 20, 2015)
    • Washington Quick Hits — MBA's Commercial Real Estate Finance(CREF)/ Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2015, San Diego, CA (February 3, 2015)
    • Trends in the CMBS Market — Bloomberg, New York, NY (October 2, 2014)
    • Investing in Distressed Bank Assets Conference — Association of Financial Markets in Europe, London (March 15, 2012)
    • Public CMBS Debt Offerings: Analysis of Recent Deals — CRE Finance Council After Work Seminar, New York, NY (October 27, 2011)
    • CRE Finance Council January Conference — Presented by CREFC with sponsorship by Dechert, Washington, DC (January 24, 2011)
    • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington — CRE Finance Council June 2010 Annual Convention, New York, NY (June 16, 2010)
    • Tarp-Pooning Mezzanine and High Yield Opportunities When the Government Spends a Trillion Dollars Panel — Information Management Network/ 8th Annual Borrowers' & Investors' Forum on Real Estate Mezzanine Loans & Preferred Equity Financing, New York, NY (December 2, 2008)
    • Borrowers' and Lenders' Forum on Mezzanine Lending — Presented by the Information Management Network with Sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY(November 26, 2007)
    • Whole Loan Collateral: How Much Growth Can We Expect? — The Second Annual Real Estate CDO Symposium, New York, NY (February 21, 2007)
    • The Second Annual Real Estate Symposium — Presented by Information Management Network with Sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (February 20, 2007)
    • Real Estate Finance in the Capital Markets: Risks and Rewards — ALI-ABA's Sixth Annual Advanced Course of Study Conference Co-Sponsored by The Capital Consortium, Scottsdale, AZ (April 1, 2004)
    • The Workout of the Defaulted Securitized Loan — The American College of Mortgage Attorneys 29th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (November 2, 2002)
    • Practical Advice on the Preparation of the Substantive Non-Consolidation Opinion in Real Estate Transactions — Eighth Annual CMSA Convention, New York, NY (June 12, 2002)