Last updated: 12:55 / Thursday, 17 January 2019
A two-day event

FLAIA Prepares a Real Estate and Direct Lending Forum

From 17-Jan-2019
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Hollywood, FL
FLAIA Prepares a Real Estate and Direct Lending Forum

In a year when a surging U.S. economy is again creating growth opportunities in real estate and lending, the Florida Alternative Investment Association is offering an exclusive two-day forum for family office and private wealth managers who are seeking steady returns from the sector.

The Real Estate and Direct Lending Forum 2019 will take place March 4-5 at the conference facilities of the iconic Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The forum is designed to give managers an insider’s look at what to expect from the industry, as well as an overview of trends in direct and institutional lending strategies.

“With unemployment rates continuing to plunge, tax rates at record lows and a continuing appetite for growth in the industrial, office and multi-family segments of real estate, there is no time like the present to size up the investment opportunities in real estate and direct lending for the balance of the New Year,” said Michael Corcelli, Founder and Chairman of FLAIA and Managing Partner of Alexander Alternative Capital in Miami.
Scheduled agenda topics include:

  • Disruption of the Airbnb Model
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Tokenization of Real Estate
  • Real Estate Technology
  • Economic Opportunity Zones
  • Traditional Bank Financing vs. Direct Lending
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Blockchain's Impact on Lenders and Borrowers
  • Small Business and Corporate Lending
  • 2019 Direct Lending Opportunities and Trends

The conference is divided into two distinct forums. The first day’s event, March 4, is entitled Real Estate Finance and Private Wealth Forum, and will provide participants with a forecast of industry macroeconomic trends and opportunities.
The second day, March 5, will feature the Direct Lending Forum, where participants will hear from experts in the following areas: Best Practices and Industry Developments; Asset Based Lending in the Emerging Global Economy; Private Debt Funds; Managing Private Credit; and Senior Lending Strategies. 

FLAIA is offering Early Bird pricing for the event between now and Jan. 31, 2019. Investment managers who register before the end of the month will be charged $250 for both days, with service providers paying $350. To register, please click here.

After Jan. 31, the prices will rise to $350 for managers and to $500 for the service providers.

For more information about the agenda, or for answers to any other questions about Real Estate and Direct Lending Forum 2019, call 786-574-5161 or email the association at

About the Florida Alternative Investment Association

Founded more than a decade ago, The Florida Alternative Investment Association (FLAIA) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization created to establish Florida as an internationally leading center for Alternative Investment management. The association’s mission spans a broad-range of areas including Community Building, Education, Branding, Capital Attraction, Business Attraction, and Policy Optimization.
The ultimate goal is to articulate the State of Florida’s impressive strengths as a center for Alternative Investment management and systematically strengthen the state’s Alternative Investment “ecosystem” over time. To learn more, visit