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Connect Money: Real Assets Capital Raising

June 5, 2024

W Chicago – City Center
172 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Connect Money: Real Assets Capital Raising

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Event Date

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
W Chicago – City Center
172 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Event Type

In Person

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June 5, 2024

1:00 PM - 1:45 PMArrivals, Registration, & Networking
1:45 PM - 1:50 PMOpening Remarks
1:50 PM - 2:40 PMInvesting in Commercial Real Estate

Interest rates have risen across the world and higher for longer has now replaced lower for longer but what does this mean for investing in real estate debt? How will this influence the real estate markets going forward? Real assets continue to play a pivotal factor in asset allocation and portfolio management strategies, offering diversification and hedging opportunities in a volatile environment. Find out where the opportunities lie, which sectors will outperform, what's impacting your investment incomes, the risks and returns, and more.

2:40 PM - 3:00 PMNetworking Break
3:00 PM - 3:45 PMThe Ins & Outs of Financing Commercial Real Estate

In today’s uncertain climate, who is lending, who is borrowing and what commercial real estate asset classes are they after? Is underwriting real estate values still difficult, and what are the implications of this? If traditional banks are more cautious, will the alternative lenders step up? Do institutional investors still view real estate debt as attractive? Find the out the answers to these questions and more as commercial real estate lenders and borrowers discuss how deals are penciling and where the opportunities lie.

3:45 PM - 4:30 PMInfrastructure Investing

Like real estate, infrastructure is a long-duration asset that produces economic rent, provides diversification, and generates yield. Infrastructure investing is becoming more widespread and demand for infrastructure is growing. Private equity firms, hedge funds, asset owners and more, which benefit from duration-matching attributes of infrastructure, are boosting allocations. How will various assets play an increasing role in a diversified portfolio? What are the opportunities for long-term risk adjusted returns from key assets, what issues are tied to sustainability, and what is the role of infrastructure in enhancing yield, diversification, and protection from unwanted risks like inflation?

4:30 PM - 6:00 PMCocktail Reception

Keynote Conversation

Panel Speakers

Coming Soon
  • Gary Bechtel
    Chief Executive Officer
    Red Oak Capital Holdings
  • Geoff Flahardy
    President of Strategic Relations
  • Doug Lyons
    Managing Principal
  • Corey Nolen
    Vice President, Wholesale Distribution
    Cove Capital Investments
  • Joe Palmisano
    Editorial Director
    Connect Money
  • Reagan Pratt
    Director, The Real Estate Center
    DePaul University
  • Art Rendak
    Inland Mortgage Capital, LLC
  • Ganesh Sakshi
    Chief Financial Officer
    Mountain V Oil & Gas
  • Alexis Sofyanos
    Director of Investor Relations
    TruAmerica Multifamily
  • Mark Solovy
    Managing Director, Co-Head, Technology Finance; Head, Venture Debt
    Monroe Capital, LLC
  • Marc Turner
    Managing Director of Investment Management
    Origin Investments
  • Michael Underhill
    Founder & Chief Investment Officer
    Capital Innovations, LLC.

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Golf Tournament

Strawberry Farms Golf Course

11 Strawberry Farm Rd
Irvine, CA 92612


  • $185 per player – includes cart, boxed lunch, range balls. 
  • Limited availability: Register before Wednesday, July 31
  • For more information and club rentals, contact [email protected]

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    Co-Founder & Vice President
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    Editorial Director
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