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New York City Real Estate Investing & Leading Crowdfunding Conference


Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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Attendee Ticket Ended $385.00 $21.50
Exhibitor Ended $1,100.00 $42.95

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Interested in meeting Real Estate Investors?  

Then register for The Soho Loft and the FundingPost Real Estate Investing Conference on Thursday, November 14, in New York City! Let the keynote message from CEO of Starwood Capital Barry Sternlicht inspire you.

See the leading crowdfunding realty players talk about their amazing growth in the industry - see top 10 crowdfunders in realty according to Forbes that 21,000+ people read about already:


The Soho Loft and FundingPost has hosted 200+ sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 12 years.

This is not your standard real estate conference. This is an opportunity to meet and chat directly with real estate investors. If you are an Investor, Company, Service Provider, or Member of the Press in any form of real estate or real estate technology, this is a Must-Attend event!

The panels for the day:

  • Early-Stage Real Estate Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!
  • Returns on Real Estate: What investors expect to get after they back you.
  • Using CrowdFunding to raise capital for Real Estate: Learn about the newest trends and take advantage of the newest technologies

Who should attend?

  • Real Estate entrepreneurs raising capital.
  • Real Estate Investors (VCs, Angels & Corporate) to meet companies and speak on our panels.
  • Exhibiting Companies to demo their stuff for partners and investors.
  • Sponsors to moderate panels, exhibit and meet Real Estate companies and investors. 

Breakfast Workshop:

Additionally, ALL companies can attend the Pitching Workshop Breakfast from 8am-10am. During this workshop we will completely deconstruct your elevator pitch, and work with you on formulating a clean and concise elevator pitch giving the important information that investors NEED to hear to make an educated decision on your company!

There will be plenty of time for networking with the Investor panelists, both before & after the panels and at the networking Lunch and Cocktail Party! 


There will also be several exhibitors at this event - if you have an amazing project you want to show off, you can have a exhibit booth at the event. This room will be filled with talent - Bring your best stuff! Exhibiting Companies will give a 2 Minute Elevator Pitch in person to the Panel of Investors during the event! There are only 15 spaces left for Exhibitors.

As an additional benefit, entrepreneur 1/4 page summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees. All of the Investors will get your company description and contact info! 

Location: 75 Wall Street, New York City, NY

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time: 8am-5:30pm

- Attendee Ticket: $385
- Exhibitor: $1100


8:00                  Breakfast/Registration
8:40 - 10:20       Pitching Workshop
10:20 -10:40       Break/Networking 

10:40 -11:10       Keynote:  Barry Sternlicht, CEO Starwood Capital
11:10 -11:55       
Panel Discussion 1: Early-Stage Realty Investing

How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! 


  • Jack Bevier, Dominion Group
  • Gerard Rem, Distressed Real Estate Investor - NYC bankruptcy court investor
  • Nick Jekogian, Signature Group Investments
  • Gordon Ogden, Brynam Wood

11:55 - 12:10     Table Introductions

12:10 - 12:30     Quickfire Intros

12:30 - 1:20       Lunch

1:20 -  1:45        Keynote: 
Kent Swig, Co-chairman and owner of Terra Holdings, LLC (Halstead Property Company & Brown Harris Stevens); President, Swig Equities, LLC; and, President, Helmsley Spear, LLC

1:45 -  2:30        
Panel 2: Leading Crowdfunding for Realty in North America 

See who is making a difference and how you can do as well.

Moderator:          David Drake


  • Ben Miller, Fundrise
  • Jillene Hellman, Realty Mogul
  • William Skelley, iFunding
  • Sydney Armani, Realty Crowd Funding and Crowdfundbeat

2:30 - 3:00       Break/Networking 
3:00 - 3:45       Panel 3: Angels, Fund managers and Early Stage Success Stories

Success stories that you can emulate for early real estate investing.  Learn from the leaders.

Moderator:          David Drake


  • Charles Cecil, Southwest Property Strategies
  • Jake Bisenius, AmCap retail acquisition fund
  • Jack Bevier, Dominion Group

3:45 - 4:00          Table Introductions

4:00 - 4:15          Coffee Break

4:15 -5:00     Panel 4: The Investor Panel - the trends and international developments.  What is needed now?

Leading real estate investors and family offices in multi family and commercial property investing.  

Moderator:          David Drake


  • Teresa R. Martin, Esq, RE Investor and Attorney, Real Estate Investor Association of New York City
  • Alessandro Lerro, Lerro and Partners
  • John Pasquale, PEP Real Estate

5:00-5:45  Cocktail Party 




  David Drake

Chairman, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft

David Drake is a leading equity expert based in New York City, USA. He is the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital, a Private Equity advisory firm, and of The Soho Loft, an event-driven global financial media company.


Keynote Speakers:

Barry S. Sternlicht

Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital

Barry Sternlicht is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, the private investment firm he formed in 1991 focused on global real estate, hotel management, energy infrastructure and securities trading. Sternlicht is also Chairman of Starwood Property Trust, now the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the U.S. traded on the NYSE. 


Kent Swig

President, Swig Equities, LLC

Kent M. Swig is an owner of several real estate operating companies as well as commercial and residential real estate properties throughout the United States. His holdings and titles include the following:




Early-Stage Real Estate Investing Panel


Jack BeVier

Vice President, Acquisitions, Dominion Group
Senior Loan Underwriter and Collateral Analyst

Jack has contributed to Dominion’s senior management team since 2007 and is a key member of the management team because as has works in all areas of each business. He has experience in acquisitions, marketing, loan underwriting and construction. 

Gerard Rem

 President, Manhattan Foreclosures LLC  

Gerard Rem is the President of Manhattan Foreclosures LLC, a company investing in distressed real estate and foreclosure situations, working directly with banks, lenders and individual unit owners. 

Nick Jekogian

Founder & CEO, Signature Group Investments 

Nick Jekogian is founder and President/CEO of Signature Community Investment Group. Mr. Jekogian is a licensed real estate broker in New York. 

Gordon Ogden

Brynam Wood   

Gordon Ogden joined Byrnam Wood in 1997 as a principal, having worked in tenant representation at a number of large- and mid-sized firms including Pearce Urstadt Mayer & Greer, Pattison Partners, Insignia/ESG and CB Commercial.  


Real Estate Crowdfunding Panel



Benjamin Miller

Co-Founder, Fundrise

Benjamin Miller is a founder of Fundrise and also co-founder of Popularise, a real estate crowdsourcing website. With 15 years of experience in real estate and finance, Ben has acquired, developed, and financed more than $500,000,000 of property in his time as Managing Partner of WestMill Capital Partners and President of Western Development Corporation.



Jilliene Helman

Founder and CEO of Realty Mogul

Jilliene Helman is the Founder and CEO of Realty Mogul. Realty Mogul is crowdfunding for real estate, a marketplace for accredited investors to pool money online and buy shares of pre-vetted investment properties. Investors can invest in equity transactions like apartment buildings, office buildings and retail centers or loans that are secured by residential real estate. 

William Skelley

Founder, iFunding

Prior to iFunding, William worked for other corporations such as General Electric, Olympus, Bain Capital and Rose Park Advisors and has been an advisor to several start-ups. He specializes in fundraising from accredited investors, family offices and is a frequent speaker at industry events discussing real estate finance. iFunding is a real estate investment platform that uses technology to make private real estate investing simple. 

Sydney Armani

Founder and CEO, SVCF Ventures, CrowdFundBeat and ICFFF

Sydney Armani is a long time silicon valley entrepreneur, with more than twenty years experience in Valley's community acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. Sydney is publisher of CrowdFundBeat.com, an online daily crowdfunding news site in US and UK. He is also the organizer of the annual Silicon Valley Meets Crowdfunders conference in Palo Alto, CA


Angels and Fund Managers Panel

Charles Cecil

Charles Cecil

CEO, SouthWest Property Stategies

Mr. Cecil serves as the Partnership's Chief Executive Officer and has 30 years of real estate experience as a principal and intermediary in commercial, residential, hospitality and retail property in the major U.S. metro markets including extensive experience in restructuring and repositioning properties. 

Jake Bisenius

CIO, AmCap, Inc.

Jake Bisenius is the Chief Investment Officer of AmCap, Incorporated, a real estate private equity firm with $1B of AUM.  Jake has been in the real estate industry for over 12 years and has handled more than $1 billion worth of real estate transactions throughout his career. 

The Investors Panel



 Teresa R. Martin, Esq. 


Real Estate Investor, Attorney-at-Law


Teresa R. Martin, Esq. is a sought-after lecturer, keynote speaker, consultant, facilitator and educator; who demonstrates a deep understanding of the importance of financial education in business and in life. 



Alessandro Lerro


Founder, Lerro & Partners 


Alessandro is an Italian lawyer expert of new technologies and business creation. A wellknown Italian expert of crowdfunding, Alessandro published “Equity Crowdfunding” for Il Sole 24 Ore and is a regular speaker in conferences and workshops. Founder of Lerro&Partners, he has been advising for years start up and small/medium sized companies dealing with information real estate, information technology, and media. 



John Pasquale

  CEO, PEP Real Estate 






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When & Where

75 Wall Street, NY, New York
75 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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