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Commercial Real Estate Networking & Presentation on "Negotiating The Deal"

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Price: $45.00 /per person
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This is a special Commercial Real Estate Networking event and seminar. Our moderator is Jason Gordon of Fidelity National Title Insurance ( (*Description Below). The event panel includes Nathan Sevilla of Mayer Brown ( (**Bio Below), Howard Schlesinger of Meridian DP ( (***Bio Below), and Charles Ruffin of Emigrant Mortgage ( (****Bio Below). This will allow us to get perspectives and insight from the attorney, broker and lender side of the transaction.

We will utilize their combined 50 plus years of real estate experience to navigate the do's and don'ts of getting a commercial real estate deal done. This event is specifically limited to Developers, Commercial Real Estate Attorneys, Commercial Real Estate Brokers - Sales Only, Commercial Lenders & Investors.

This event features a special presentation on "The Subtleties and Nuances of a Commercial Real Estate Deal", Great Networking, Top Shelf Open Bar and light appetizers.

So if you are looking to build your business and get ahead of your competition RSVP and pay now it is only $45.00 and then $55.00 on June 19th if available so sign up now!!!

Details are below:

6:00PM - 6:30PM Informal & Facilitated Networking

6:30PM - 6:45PM Introduction by Scott Eisenberg, Founder & CEO Swap The Biz & Welcome Remarks From Our Sponsors Jason Gordon and Donald Konrad of Fidelity National Title Insurance (

6:45PM - 7:20PM Panel Presentation, "The Subtleties and Nuances of a Commercial Real Estate Deal"

Perspectives From Experienced Real Estate Professionals

Pre-Negotiation Preparation Analyzing The Other Party Legal Issues vs Practical Strategy Financing Strategy Making An Offer Negotiation After The Offer How to Complete The Sale 7:20PM - 7:30PM Q & A From The Audience

7:30PM - 9:00PM Continued Informal Networking

Sponsored by Jason Gordon and Donald Konrad of Fidelity National Title and co-hosted by The Business & Real Estate Networking Group

*Title industry mavens, Jason Gordon & Donald Konrad have teamed up at Fidelity National Title Insurance, to make every deal feel like it is their only deal. They are hypersensitive to all the nuances of commercial real estate deals which translates into a customer service experience that is unparalleled. In an industry that has an unbelievable amount of competition Jason and Donald have always managed to distinguish themselves as leaders in the title world.

**Howard Schlesinger is a founding principal of Meridian Developmental Partners, and a registered architect with a career devoted to improving the quality of the built environment. For more than a quarter century, he has developed extensive expertise in planning, design and project management. He was a founding partner with Mark C. Rosenberg of CapEnergy, LLC and Site Tech Group Ltd. Prior to joining Mr. Rosenberg, he was founding principal of Schlesinger, Loffredo, Brooks Architects P.C.

Mr. Schlesinger has lectured at the AIA on entrepreneurship in architecture and is a Counsel member of the Urban Land Institute where he has lectured on public financing for redevelopment and reuse projects. He is an officer of the alumni board of the School of Architecture of City College of New York.

***Nathan Sevilla is a partner in the real estate practice of Mayer Brown’s New York office. He routinely represents lenders in complex single asset real estate financing transactions and construction loans, with a specific focus on the hotel, gaming and leisure industry. In addition, Nathan has acted for clients of the firm in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real property throughout the United States.

****Charles Ruffin’s primary role at Emigrant Mortgage Company is to originate SBA, multifamily, mixed use, office, retail, warehouse, underlying co-op, and SRO loans. Mr. Ruffin also originates 1 to 4 family, condo, and co-op residential loans. Mr. Ruffin has over 15 years of experience originating commercial and residential loans. Before joining Emigrant Mortgage Company Mr. Ruffin was the Managing Director of Davenport Capital Markets. Mr. Ruffin’s role at Davenport Capital Markets focused on originating permanent, bridge and mezzanine commercial loans for various property types. Previous to Davenport Capital Markets Mr. Ruffin was a Client Manager in the Commercial Term Lending division of J.P Morgan Chase. While at J.P Morgan Chase Mr. Ruffin focused on originating multifamily and mixed use commercial loans. Mr. Ruffin holds a JD/MBA and a NY Real Estate Broker’s License. Emigrant Mortgage Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emigrant Bank, which has been serving the credit and banking needs of the New York community for more than 160 years.

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