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TitleFannie Mae CEO Michael J. Williams Keynotes Burnham-Moores Center’s 15th Annual Real Estate Conference
ContactLiz Harman
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Contact Phone(619) 260-4682

Fannie Mae President and CEO Michael J. Williams will keynote the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s 15th Annual Real Estate Conference March 3 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Norm Miller, PhD, vice president of analytics at the CoStar Group and distinguished research professor at the University of San Diego, also will be a featured speaker.

The conference will highlight three panels of local and national experts on job prospects, capital markets and loan workouts, who will offer their views on how these arenas might change in the future.

A panel discussion called “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” will feature Jim Waring, co-founder and chairman, CleanTech, San Diego; Mel Katz, executive officer, Manpower Inc., San Diego; and Robert Watkins, president and chairman, RJ Watkins and Co.

“Lending, Investing and Capital Markets” will include Charles Fedalen, executive vice president and group head-Real Estate Banking Group, Wells Fargo, Irvine, Cal.; William R. Lindsay, JD, founding partner, PCCP, Los Angeles and Robert S. Brunswick, co-founder and CEO, Buchanan Street Partners, Newport Beach, Cal.

“Are Workouts Working Out?” will feature  Michael D. Berman, JD, president and CEO, CWCapital LLC, Needham, Mass. and chair, Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.; Kevin D. Donahue, senior vice president, Midland Loan Services, Kansas City and Wayne Brander, executive vice president and California region manager, U.S. Bank, Newport Beach.

Register at For questions contact Diane Gustafson at or call (619) 260-2379.

Founded in 1993, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach, career and research services to advance socially responsible leadership in the real estate profession. As part of the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration, the Center offers a Master of Science in Real Estate degree, an undergraduate major and minor in real estate, a Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, a Certificate in Real Estate Entitlement, Development and Design, and several major industry conferences throughout the year. For more information go to

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