Preview Topics at IMN’s Bank and Financial Institutions Real Estate Workouts Conference

September 23, 2014

IMN Conference 2014The Information Management Network’s (IMN) fourth annual Bank and Financial Institutions Special Assets Executive Conference on Real Estate Workouts (Midwest) is less than two weeks away, meaning banking and finance executives have little time remaining to register to attend! The event, designed to provide origination, credit, risk management and special asset executives with an invaluable amount of new information in an updated program, will feature a variety of experts presenting information sessions on today’s pressing issues in the banking, finance and real estate industries.

A preview of the speakers and topics were addressed in this year’s Speakers Book.

Randy Schwarzman, the senior vice president for special assets, commercial real estate with Fifth-Third Bank, will present the session “Now that Values are Increasing, How are you Treating the Problem/Downgraded Assets Left in Your Workout Area?” When asked if the bank was getting new workouts from loans originated post-downturn, he replied yes, that they are starting to see some workouts from new construction deals that faced cost overruns with no ways to rectify them during the commitment stage. Schwarzman also noted that the bank is looking to sell its distressed assets or notes, as it always is as long as it makes economic sense.

In the Speakers Book interview, Chris Friis, senior vice president and chief credit officer for HomeStar Bank and Financial Services, says that for the most part, origination credit discipline is being maintained. However, he notes that they are seeing some creditors stretching to get deals. Friis will be the discussion leader for the pre-conference, closed door, Vegas rules discussion on Bank Special Assets, Credit, Loan Review and Risk Management. He will also be chairing a discussion titled “Origination Overview 2015: Is Disciplined Lending Being Maintained? The Refinancing and New Money Plenary.”

This is just a small preview of the more than 25 speakers that will be on hand presenting during more than one dozen educational sessions during the conference. To see the full conference agenda, including speakers and sessions, click here.

The Bank and Financial Institutions Special Assets Executive Conference on Real Estate Workouts (Midwest) will be held Sept. 29 and 30, 2014, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Standard registration for the program is $1,895, and on-site registration is $1,995. A discounted cost is available for those in special assets, workouts, credit and REO who are employed at banks. For more information on this option, contact In addition, Chicago Real Estate Forum readers can save 10 percent using the discount code CREF when registering.

To register online for this year’s Bank and Financial Institutions Special Assets Executive Conference on Real Estate Workouts (Midwest), click here.



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