James Hoopes moderates panel at MREJ 2018 Apartment Summit

Minneapolis office senior vice president/senior director James Hoopes moderated a panel titled "Capital's King: Equity & Debt Solutions for Apartment Investors & Developers" on Friday, January 5 as part of the 2018 Apartment Summit held by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal in Golden Valley, Minnesota. In front of an audience of more than 500 commercial real estate professionals, Hoopes guided his experienced panel through the following topics:
  • What type of deals are Fannie and Freddie looking to target today?
  • How has underwriting changed?
  • What is the future for the agency lenders?
  • What is the outlook for 2018 and beyond for lenders, buyers, sellers, developers and investors?
  • Who is lending and what are some alternative sources of capital?
  • Which deals are more likely to get done and what are the capital requirements?
  • What changes should we expect in underwriting criteria and how can we get deals done?
  • What types of governmental programs are available and how do I access them?
The panel featured the following industry experts:
  • Moderator: James Hoopes, senior vice president/senior director - NorthMarq Capital
  • Michael Bisanz, vice president - Dougherty Mortgage
  • Matthew Brodsky, vice president - Freddie Mac
  • Jeffrey Ketron, director - Fannie Mae
  • Mark Vannelli, principal - Bellwether Enterprises
  • Patty Gnetz, senior vice president - US Bank
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Northmarq is a full-service capital markets resource for commercial real estate investors, offering seamless collaboration with top experts in debt, equity, investment sales, loan servicing, and fund management. The company combines industry-leading capabilities with a flexible structure, enabling its national team of experienced professionals to create innovative solutions for clients. Northmarq's solid foundation and entrepreneurial approach have built an annual transaction volume of more than $39 billion and a loan servicing portfolio of more than $76 billion. Through the 2022 acquisition of Stan Johnson Company and Four Pillars Capital Markets, Northmarq established itself as a provider of opportunities across all major asset classes. For more information, visit: www.northmarq.com.