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April 06, 2022
Cadwalader Capital Markets attorney Kate Foreman presented at the CRE Finance Council’s (CREFC) sixth annual “Spring Symposium” last week, as part of its “Next Gen Tech” panel discussion. Hosted by the CREFC Women’s Network at Cadwalader’s New York offices, the event also featured networking sessions, a panel on innovative asset classes, and a keynote from Radha Agrawal, the co-founder of Daybreaker.
Foreman was joined by co-panelists Jeanne Casey, Head of PropTech and Innovation at Nuveen; Beth Forbes, Head of Product Strategy at Morningstar Credit Information & Analytics; Leigh Knopf, Director, Portfolio Client Success at Savills; and moderator Kathleen Olin, Managing Director, Industry Initiatives at CREFC.
Foreman discussed Cadwalader’s commitment to technological innovation and its adoption of new tools, including drafting automation software, workflow tracking systems and machine learning to improve accuracy and efficiency. She highlighted Cadwalader’s development of custom applications to address the unique needs of the CMBS industry. The panel also discussed the uses of PropTech and FinTech in the commercial real estate space, strategies for encouraging adoption of new technology, and the future of innovation in the industry.