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ABA Conference for Community Bankers

February 10-13, 2019 • Hilton San Diego Bayfront • San Diego, CA

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​New! CRE Educational Track

You and your commercial real estate lending team will benefit from the new sessions, actionable takeaways and team discount.

  • Your Balance Sheet and CRE Portfolio: Concentrations, CECL and Credit Risk Management
    Get an overview of the latest CRE trends, and learn techniques for credit risk management tested through a recent exam. Discuss best practices for exam preparation, including appropriate loan review, risk management and learn about what to focus on to implement CECL for your bank.


    • Rob Ashbaugh, Senior Risk Management Consultant, Abrigo, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Roger Shumway, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Bank of Utah, Ogden, Utah
  • Documenting Covenants and Terms Pertinent to Today's CRE Deals
    Identify CRE trends, good and bad, taking place in the industry. Learn what loan review firms and attorneys are recommending to their clients in order to stay on track with prudent lending. Leave with a better understanding of the overall effects of leveraging terms while still closing the deal.


    • Jonathan Sapirstein, Sapirstein & Sapirstein, PC, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • CRE Economic Market Overview
    Understanding the developing CRE trends in your market is paramount for any commercial lender active in the real estate market. A top market analytic company will give an overview of the commercial real estate market with key data analysis that will deepen your market knowledge.


    • Robert Calhoun, Managing Director of Market Analytics, CoStar Group, New York, New York
  • Meet with the Regulators: Commercial Credit Risk and Commercial Concentration Criterion
    Learn where regulators are heading and what to expect in future exam cycles. Regulatory experts in commercial real estate risk will give an update and regulators from the OCC, Federal Reserve and the FDIC will provide recommendations and clarifications on pressing issues.


    • Richard Dixon, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, OCC, Los Angeles Field Office, Los Angeles, California
    • Rae Ann Miller, Associate Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision, FDIC, Washington, D.C.
    • Tyler Wiggers, CRE Risk and Policy, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Washington, D.C.
  • Commercial Lending Hot Topics
    Come listen to ABA policy updates on new regulatory and legislative changes in 2019. Commercial banking is indeed subject to compliance laws and regulations. How can we help struggling commercial bankers manage compliance with extensive rules and regulators applicable to commercial transactions? Get a quick moving review of what you need to know.


    • Patti Blenden, President and Founder, Financial Solutions for Growing Companies, Lake Lure, North Carolina
    • Rod Alba, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Finance and Senior Regulatory Counsel, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
    • Sharon Whitaker, Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Finance, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.