Event Profile

CAIA Rocky Mountain Navigating Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate, Private Credit and Structured Credit

May 18, 2023
All times listed are in local time
Great Divide Barrel Bar
1812 35th St.
Denver, CO 80216 
Free Event
Join us for
Navigating Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate,
Private Credit and Structured Credit
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Join Kaelyn Abrell and Rob Brown from ArrowMark Partners, for a discussion moderated by Charles McGrath, Senior Writer at Preqin

Kaelyn and Rob look forward to sharing their perspectives on the dynamic and shifting landscape of the private credit, structured credit, and commercial real estate markets, with additional research insights from Preqin. Learn how elevated interest rates, tightened credit availability, banking sector stress, and other recent developments have impacted these alternative asset classes, and how investors can navigate emerging risks and opportunities.

After the discussion, meet and mingle with other local investment professionals. Drinks and light fare will be provided. This event is complimentary and open to all. Since we have limited capacity, we ask that you please register as early as possible to reserve your spot. 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Welcome Reception
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fireside Chat
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Networking

Date and Time
Thursday, May 18, 2023
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Free - Registration required to attend.

Great Divide Barrel Bar
1812 35th St.
Denver, CO 80216
Catalyst Parking Garage
3508 Delgany St
Denver, CO 80216
($12 max daily)

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Kaelyn Abrell
Organization: ArrowMark Partners

Kaelyn is a Partner and Portfolio Manager for ArrowMark’s securitized credit investment strategies, including regulatory capital relief/significant risk transfer. In this role, Kaelyn leads the sourcing, structuring, and ongoing management of investments on behalf of the firm’s private funds and institutional separately managed accounts. Kaelyn was also the lead analyst for the firm’s participation in the original Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”) program. Prior to joining ArrowMark in 2008, she was an analyst at Janus Capital Group where her areas of focus included residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and interest rates (2004-2008). Previously, Kaelyn worked at Great-West Life where she was Assistant Portfolio Manager of $5.5 billion in separate account, general account, and total return assets with a focus on high quality fixed income securities (1998-2004). Kaelyn graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and earned an MBA from Indiana University.

Rob Brown
Organization: ArrowMark Partners

Rob Brown leads ArrowMark’s commercial real estate finance business and is the Portfolio Manager for ArrowMark CRE Structured Credit Fund. Additionally, he is a member of ArrowMark’s CRE Investment Committee. Mr. Brown oversees the platform’s day-to-day operations including capital relationships, as well as sourcing, pricing, structuring, and asset management of new investments. Prior to joining ArrowMark, Mr. Brown was a Managing Director for JCR Capital where he built the firm’s Bridge Loan Program and other structured finance strategies. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the CML debt platform, he was a member of JCR’s Senior Management Team. Prior to joining JCR, Mr. Brown was a member of Deutsche Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Group from 2006-2014 where he worked on their US and European commercial real estate financing platforms. He began his career in the Real Estate Capital Markets Group at Prudential Financial. Mr. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in American History from the Washington and Lee University.

Charlie McGrath
Organization: Preqin Ltd.

Charlie writes primarily on private capital markets in the Americas. Before Preqin, he was the data editor at Pensions & Investments, with prior experience in investment consulting. Charlie has a BBA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Data Science from Northwestern University.