Leadership Luncheon – Emerging Trends
Emerging Trends in Real Estate®
is an annual series of trends and forecast publications that reflect the views of leading real estate executives in three global regions—the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Undertaken jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, property sectors, metropolitan areas, and other real estate issues. This special lunch program features a panel of prominent experts in retail, office, and multifamily development who will share their perspectives and observations.
Jonathan Brinsden serves as chief executive officer of Midway and guides the company’s overall business strategy and operations. Jonathan is a member of Midway’s leadership team and investment committee.
Jonathan joined Midway’s development team in 2001, was named chief operating officer in 2008 and chief executive officer in 2013. Prior to joining Midway, Jonathan served as president and chief operating officer of Hamm Corporation, a Houston-based development company.
He is a member of the Urban Land Institute Americas Executive Committee, a former member of the Global Board of Directors, a governing Trustee and past Chair of ULI Houston. He is also a board member of NAIOP and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Jonathan is active in a number of civic leadership and charitable organizations including the board of Central Houston, Vice Chairman of Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the board of SEARCH Homeless Services. Jonathan is a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program.
Jonathan holds a Master of Science in Land and Real Estate Development, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, all from Texas A&M University.
Paul H. Layne
President, Central Region
The Howard Hughes Corporation®
Paul H. Layne is President, Central Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. He is responsible for the master planned communities of The Woodlands, Bridgeland, and The Woodlands Hills in Houston, Texas and the office development of the 56 story tower at 110 North Wacker in Chicago, Illinois. He also provides strategic oversight for Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada and Columbia, Maryland along with other assets within the HHC portfolio in Dallas and Washington D.C. For more than 30 years, Mr. Layne has been a vital leader in Houston’s commercial real estate community as well as in national and international real estate.
Mr. Layne received a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Houston and attended South Texas College of Law. He currently serves on the boards for the University of Houston Graduate Real Estate Program, the Board of Trustees for Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston, the Foundation Board for Catholic Charities and advisory board member for Houston’s Urban Land Institute. He previously served on the boards for the Houston Downtown Management District, the Central Houston Association, the University of St. Thomas, Lone Star College Foundation, Houston’s Center for Hearing and Speech and Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless.
He also serves as a Trustee for the Scanlan Foundation, a moderator and advisory board member for the Houston Business Ethics Forum and the South Texas College of Law Real Estate Conference and is a member of the Serra Club. He is President Emeritus of the Houston Downtown Management District Board and the Christian Community Service Center Board of Directors. Mr. Layne has been a speaker at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Business Ethics Conference.
Principal Real Estate Investors
Cara is a managing director at Principal Real Estate Investors. She is responsible for the project-level and fund level debt, capital marketing consulting, loan procurement and lender relationship management for Principal-owned and Principal-managed properties. Cara joined the firm in 1994. She received an MBA from Drake University and a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute and a Steering Committee Member of Women in Real Estate at Principal.
Executive Vice President
Tim Williamson is Executive Vice President and head of Commercial Real Estate Lending for Cadence Bank, where he is responsible for managing the bank’s commercial real estate loan portfolio. Since 2012, Tim and his team have overseen the origination of more than $2.7 Billion in commercial real estate loan commitments across Texas and the U.S.
Prior to Cadence, Tim was with Wells Fargo where he managed their Houston Real Estate Banking Group. Earlier in his career, Tim was with First City National Bank of Houston and then Guaranty Bank. He holds a BBA and MBA from Baylor University.
Tim has been actively involved in ongoing leadership roles with the Urban Land Institute, including serving as chair of Urban Land Institute’s Houston District Council. He is currently a member of the Urban Development and Mixed Use ULI National Product Council and has served previously as a mentor for the Houston ULI Young Leaders Mentor Program.
Tim currently serves on the Board of Scenic Houston and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian School, Houston. He and his family are actively involved in Avondale House, a United Way agency providing individuals with autism, the resources, education and training they need to develop to their fullest potential.
Managing Director, Research
Mr. Hinton serves as Managing Director of HFF, responsible for the firm’s national research efforts. Mr. Hinton works with the executive management team to assist in investor relations, strategy and to inform both HFF staff and firm clients with in-depth analysis of economic, property and capital market trends. He is also responsible for providing market reporting, client presentations and deal-specific analysis for Debt & Equity Placement and Investment Advisory assignments. Mr. Hinton’s responsibilities include substantial interaction with pension funds, insurance companies, regional and CMBS lenders, REITs, foreign investors and private equity funds.
Prior to his role as Managing Director, Mr. Hinton worked at Cadence Bank, N.A. (fka Community Bancorp, LLC), a de novo bank holding company formed in 2009 to invest $1 billion of equity in distressed financial institutions. Mr. Hinton’s responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, investor and regulatory relations, corporate governance and CRE loan portfolio management.
Prior to Cadence Bank, Mr. Hinton served as an Associate Director, Research and Real Estate Analyst at HFF, underwriting, valuing and facilitating debt and structured finance transactions, as well as equity placements.
During his tenure at HFF, Mr. Hinton has supported the execution of more than 200 commercial real estate transactions totaling more than $5.5 billion in more than 20 states. Mr. Hinton has experience in fixed- and adjustable-rate debt, mezzanine debt, construction loans and joint venture executions on behalf of clients engaged in the acquisition, development and recapitalization of property types including multi-housing, industrial, office, retail, medical office and storage properties. Mr. Hinton first joined HFF in February 2005 after working in the private wealth management industry for two years.
11:00 am – Early Networking and Registration
11:30 am – Seated for Lunch
11:45 am – Program Starts
1:15 pm – Program Concludes
(10 tickets, best available reserved table w/ signage)
Annual sponsorship benefits apply. Table sponsorships are available.
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