Linda Mack of Mack International to Speak at Real Estate Investors Summit, April 13-15, in Miami Beach, Florida

Linda Mack of Chicago-based Mack International will moderate a panel on commercial mortgage-backed securities and commercial maturities at the Real Estate Investors Summit, April 13-15 in Miami Beach, Florida. The Dealmakers Conference, produced by Opal Financial Group, focuses on analyzing the opportunities and challenges in today’s real estate market.

CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 12, 2011Linda Mack, founder and president of Mack International, a premier retained executive search and human capital/talent management consulting firm, has been selected to moderate a panel at the Real Estate Investors Summit produced by Opal Financial Group. The Dealmakers Conference will be held April 13-15 at the Gansevoort Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

Opal’s Real Estate Investors Summit is the leading conference and exposition for real estate professionals, hedge fund managers, private investors, family office executives, pension fund managers and other institutional investors. “The 2011 conference will analyze real estate market opportunities and challenges, examine best practices and explore new deal-making strategies,” says Linda Mack.

On Thursday, April 14, Linda Mack will moderate a panel on commercial mortgage-backed securities and commercial maturities. “More than $500 billion will be maturing in 2012,” Ms. Mack notes. “This panel discussion will explore the property types and locations most exposed, as well as how much will be restructured, foreclosed or disposed of through short sales and other means.

“We will also discuss the roles of special servicers and look at the opportunities for investors,” she adds. Panelists will include: Paul L. Jones, founder, Pyramid Realty Group, Inc.; James Fried, managing director, Aztec Group, Inc.; and Andrew Feldhuhn, managing director, Brookfield Investment Management.

The Dealmakers Conference will include a market update and forecast, the outlook for institutional investors, as well as information on buying distressed assets. “We will discuss family office and high-net-worth real estate investment preferences, as well as real estate investment styles and strategies,” Linda Mack notes.

“There will be sessions covering the latest structures for joint ventures, as well as information on financing and capital sources, plus a regulatory update on commercial mortgage-backed securities,” she adds.

The summit will offer an overview of distressed residential real estate, and how residential mortgage exposure fits into a traditional institutional portfolio. “There will also be sessions on commercial property investment including retail, office and industrial,” Ms. Mack notes.

“We will explore single-family housing investment opportunities for single-family offices and institutional investors,” she explains. “Other sessions will discuss multifamily housing, land and lots, as well as hotels and hospitality. And there will be a panel on buying and reporting of troubled projects involving hotels, resorts and master-planned communities.”

The conference will also offer roundtable discussions on agency mortgages and non-agency trading, as well as a forum covering international buyers and capital.

“There will be many networking opportunities along with an educational platform,” says Linda Mack.

Mack International, LLC, headquartered in Chicago, is a global retained executive search and consulting firm serving clients in the family office/wealth management industry. For more information, visit or call 800.976.0015.