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We're pleased to invite you to join us at the 1st Annual Atrium Investor Summit. The event is an opportunity for Atrium Property Owners, Investors in our Real Estate Funds, and Real Estate Enthusiasts to meet and discuss innovative real estate trends in the Central Florida market.  

Attendees will get the opportunity to hear from the best real estate professionals in our market, while meeting with like minded investors.

We hope you join us at our 1st Annual Atrium Investor Summit!

April 17, 2020

9000 Bay Hill Blvd | Orlando, FL 32819
8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. | Check-in 8:15 A.M.

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Limited to the First 50 Registrants 


$89.00 Registration Fee Waived for Current Atrium Investors and Property Owners

FEATURED SPEAKERS


Rick Singh
Orange County Property Appraiser 


    Rick Singh is the first state-certified appraiser elected Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA). He was voted into office in 2012 and re-elected by a wide margin in 2016. Some 20 years ago, Singh became a field appraiser for OCPA where he worked his way through the ranks of the agency, and in 1999 he became a State-Certified Residential Appraiser. The hands-on experience he gained proved invaluable as he now oversees the operations and growth of this busy office.

One of Singh’s first priorities after taking office was to ensure agency efficiency. He did this by leveraging new innovations in technology, and because of that, property appraisal assessments are now more accurate. Singh also uses mobile technology to ensure that real-time property assessment is done efficiently in the field.

During Singh’s first year in office, OCPA returned more than $51 million to the Orange County tax base by vigorously pursuing fraudulent claims through improved investigation work. Through exemption compliance, Tangible Personal Property audits, and ensuring appropriate agricultural classification, OCPA has returned in excess of $1 billion to the Orange County tax roll. A higher tax roll means more taxable value that will yield greater tax resources for community benefits like schools, parks, and infrastructure.

His vision is to make OCPA more customer-focused and user-friendly through greater efficiency in areas such as delivering essential services faster, increasing efficiency to save taxpayers money, and electronically updating maps and records. Singh values full transparency, citizen feedback and has adopted an open-door policy. This all means better service delivered at lower costs to residents of Orange County.

    

    Singh is both a licensed Real Estate Broker and a State-Certified Residential Appraiser with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and his extensive experience in real estate, government, and civic activities is a perfect fit for his duties as Orange County Property Appraiser. During his early years with OCPA, he assessed thousands of properties and defended the office’s position on assessments at the Value Adjustment Board.

Singh also successfully completed more than 100 hours of professional appraisal courses with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and earned both the Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA) and Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designations from the Florida Department of Revenue. He is qualified in a wide range of valuation applications, including financial reporting, tax compliance, corporate finance, restructurings and litigation support. Prior to public service, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to begin a real estate company and his own appraisal firm. He owned and operated a Century 21 and during that time where he hired, trained, managed and reviewed numerous appraisers, brokers, and sales agents.

Singh leads an award-winning agency. OCPA was recognized in 2017 by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) for its public information initiatives, and again in 2018 with its prestigious “Certificate of Excellence in Assessment,” earned by less than 1% of assessment authorities. Singh was personally recognized in 2018 with the Ian W. McClung Award from the IAAO for his dedication to advancing the appraisal profession on an international stage. The Agency has also been honored by the Center for Digital Government with a 2018 “Digital Government Experience” Award citing its effective online strategies for meeting constituent needs, and was recently (2019) named Customer Service Team of the Year, receiving a Gold Stevie® Award for excellence in the 17th Annual American Business Awards.

    

    A proud veteran, Singh was privileged to serve the United States in the military. After graduating from the prestigious Aviation High School in New York, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division Mechanized. There, he worked on Helicopter Armament Subsystems, including tactical devices and hardware for weapons like machine guns, grenade launchers, auto-cannons, and rockets. Singh was honorably discharged in 1986.

As a believer in lifelong learning, Singh received an Executive Development Program certificate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Executive Education and is a graduate of both the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program, and the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. He also completed studies on Artificial Intelligence from MIT’s Sloan Executive Education program.

Having made Orlando his home for more than 25 years, Singh is active in the community and has held memberships in several organizations. He has also served on various boards, including the American Lung Association, Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council, Orlando Economic Partnership, and the World Affairs Council of Central Florida. Singh is a member of Rotary Club of Orlando, the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, and the IAAO.

He and his wife Debbie, a nurse practitioner, are very proud of their two children, who both attended the University of Central Florida.


Reese Stewart

2020 President, Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association

 


Reese Stewart, RE/MAX Properties SW, is the 2020 president of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. ORRA represents 15,500 real estate professionals throughout Central Florida and is currently the 7th largest REALTOR® association in the United States.

Priorities that Reese will maintain during his term as president include:

Professionalism - Developing programs that educate and encourage REALTORS® as they seek to provide the highest levels of customer service.

Profitability – Providing classes, tools, and other resources to enhance members’ financial success.

Affordable Housing – Encouraging full funding of the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Funds and ensuring ORRA’s leadership position in community-wide efforts to address Orlando’s affordable housing crisis.

Reese (Ret. First Sergeant) transitioned into real estate after a 20-year career in the United States Army. The Orlando native holds both a Florida real estate broker license and a Florida real estate instructor permit; Reese frequently teaches continuing education classes that focus on professionalism, ethics, and REALTOR® safety. He has completed both ORRA’s Excellence in Professionalism – Gold Key Certification and its Excellence in Professionalism – Platinum Key Certification programs, and he holds the Accredited, Buyers Representative (ABR) designation and the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification.

Reese is ORRA’s 2018 REALTOR® of the Year, which is the association’s highest honor and one that recognizes outstanding contributions of leadership and effort on behalf of the membership.

Reese is the owner of Stewart School of Real Estate. He and his wife, Julie, a recently retired real estate brokerage executive, enjoy spending time with their three daughters, two granddaughters, and grandson.


Luke Wickham
Institutional Property Advisors 



    Luke Wickham's transaction experience includes over 40,000 residential units sold with consideration of over $6 billion in Florida. Mr. Wickham's primary focus is working with private, high net worth buyers as well as institutional investors seeking apartment and fractured condo investments in Orlando and Central Florida.

He spends most of his energy identifying the most aggressive and well-funded capital for his assignments and focusing them on these opportunities.

He is recognized as one of CBRE's top State of Florida performers on an annual basis.

Mr. Wickham works in conjunction with Shelton Granade, they are recognized as one of the most successful multifamily teams in the country. In 2018, they closed more than $1.2 billion in Central Florida Apartment Sales.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Wickham operated his own real estate holding company that concentrated on acquisitions and management of small multi-family properties. He has extensive experience analyzing market conditions and comparables, and taking assets through the disposition/acquisition process. Mr. Wickham's experience as a 


PANEL SPEAKERS


Joe LaFleur

CEO | 100 Units


    Joe LaFleur, a multifamily investment advisor with 100Units.com, specializes in the representation of multifamily buyers and sellers throughout the Central Florida Market. Using his transaction expertise, he has helped clients successfully close over 150 transactions totaling over $200,000,000 in volume. Joe provides value to his clients with superior knowledge of the multifamily asset class. He views himself as an educator and advisor working with many established investors as well as investors new to commercial real estate. He provides his clients with the highest probability of success using his thorough knowledge of all multifamily transaction aspects including access to buyers, lenders, appraisers, real estate attorneys, professional property managers and 1031 qualified intermediaries.

    Joe graduated with honors from the Electrical Engineering bachelor’s degree program at the
University of Houston. He holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s license and is an active member of the Downtown Toastmasters Club. He has been happily married to Elaine for over 15 years.


Craig Hall

Senior Vice President | CBRE Capital Markets


    Craig Hall is Senior Vice President of CBRE’s Debt and Structured Finance group where he provides creative financing solutions for small to mid-market multifamily real estate assets. Craig is a top producer for CBRE’s Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Small Balance Loan Programs and leads a seasoned team with deep expertise in the Southeast. Since starting at CBRE, Craig and his team have funded over 250 transactions and have been Freddie Mac SBL’s highest volume team in the southeast since 2017.

Mr. Hall is an accomplished capital markets sales executive with over 19 years of commercial real estate lending experience across multiple asset types and financial products. He has experience financing multi-family, industrial, retail, office and hotel properties with agency, conventional, bridge, CMBS, and SBA loan programs.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Hall was a Vice President at ReadyCap Commercial, LLC, a direct lender of small balance commercial real estate loans. Mr. Hall began his career brokering commercial real estate and moved into commercial real estate finance with GE Capital where he was a consistent top producer for over seven years.

CREDENTIALS

  • CBRE Recognition Summit Award 2017
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Director, 2009 - 2010
  • Chairman, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Community Service Committee, 2009
  • Affiliate of the Year, Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, 2008
  • Diamond Award & Outstanding Performer, GE Capital, 2006

EDUCATION

  • B.B.A., Finance & Small Business Management, Ohio University


Ty Roofner

Partner | Burr & Forman


    Ty practices in the Corporate & Tax practice group, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, early-stage and start-up companies, private equity and corporate finance. Ty also represents various types of lenders and borrowers in corporate finance transactions. He has significant experience in working with entrepreneurs creating growth and exit strategies. His clients appreciate his forward thinking approach, creativity and passion to close transactions.

Ty’s clients span a wide-range of industries including health care, technology, private equity, hedge funds, mortgage and internet technology. Ty has worked on significant projects, both locally and nationally.

His clients are regularly featured in the Orlando Business Journal’s Book of Lists and are recipients of various “Smart Awards” from the Association of Corporate Growth. The transactions in which he has acted as counsel have received significant media attention.

Experience

  • Represented an Orlando business in its $200 million sale to a private equity fund.
  • Facilitated sales of internet technology companies to strategic buyers.
  • Secured investments in a $5 billion hedge fund.
  • Formed a technology fund that will finance start-up companies.
  • Represented a client in the construction and operation of assisted living facilities.
  • Acted as underwriter's counsel in financing transactions.

Education

  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Honors & Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate (2017-2019)
  • Florida Super Lawyers  "Rising Star," Business/Corporate (2013-2016)

Licensed In

  • Florida

Community Involvement

  • Guest Speaker and Resource for the University of Central Florida, Incubator Program and Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Boy Scouts of America, Annual Clay Shooting Committee
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth

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