CREW Utah / CCIM / ULI Joint Meeting

22 September 2019 Published in Upcoming Events

"Impact and the (Opportunity) Gap"

At this lunch meeting, you will lean about innovative models for revitalizing low-income communities in America through Impact Investing in commercial real estate, methods for solving the housing affordability crisis, and the mismatch between supply and demand.
Speakers: Jeremy Keele and Kristian Peterson of Catalyst Capital

CE credit has been approved for this event.

Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Alta Club, 100 E S Temple, Salt Lake City
Parking: The Alta Club parking lot is located at 164 E. South Temple.
You may access the two-level lot from either South Temple or 2nd East (south of Big O Tires).

Cost: $40.00 for member prepaids; $55 for non-members and walk-ins.

Seating is limited and this will sell-out, register early.


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Sponsors: FFKR and CBRE

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J.KeeleJeremy Keele (Managing Partner) is a recognized leader in impact investing with a diverse range of professional experiences in the private and public sectors.

Jeremy was most recently President & CEO of the Sorenson Impact Center, a university-based think-tank focused on social impact and innovation. During his time at Sorenson, Jeremy advised dozens of investors, government agencies, family offices, foundations and non-profits on strategies to align their funding, activities and measurement with their values. In partnership with the Obama Administration and the Sundance Film Festival, Jeremy created one of the premier social impact and innovation events, the annual Winter Innovation Summit. Under Jeremy’s leadership, the Center grew from two employees in 2013 to nearly 40 in 2018 with ~100 student fellows annually.

Jeremy was an early thought leader on the Opportunity Zone legislation and partnered with program architects, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), to advocate for its passage in the US Congress. Jeremy has been actively involved in the national roll-out of the program since then, speaking on it at dozens of conferences of investors, policymakers and other key stakeholders and advised governors and other state policymakers on designating O-Zones in their states.

Prior to Sorenson, Jeremy was senior advisor to the Mayor of his hometown of Salt Lake. Jeremy advised on the policy portfolio of Mayor Ben McAdams with a $1.2 billion annual budget, 4,000 + employees and 1.2 million residents. While in government, Jeremy helped launch the first social impact bond in the country focused on early childhood education for at-risk kids in the community.

Prior to his time in government, Jeremy was a corporate attorney with the law firms of Cleary Gottlieb and Latham & Watkins in New York, London and Los Angeles. During his 7 years of practice Jeremy led numerous multibillion dollar, cross-border mergers & acquisitions and corporate financing transactions for large corporate clients around the world.

Jeremy holds BS / BA degrees from Brigham Young University, a JD from New York University School of Law and an MPA from Harvard.\


K. PetersonKristian Peterson (Managing Director, Real Estate) is a seasoned real estate veteran in equity and debt investments across all commercial real estate asset types with experience in construction, repositioning, renovations, restructuring, syndications, financing, and securitization.

Prior to joining Catalyst Opportunity Funds, Kristian spent nine years at Fortress Investment Group as a Senior Vice President working in both the private equity and credit funds. He was responsible for leading a team in several equity and debt investment initiatives, including securitization of over $1 billion in middle market commercial real estate mortgages.  During his time with Fortress, he was responsible for the management of over $3.5 billion in total assets.

Kristian has over twenty years of real estate investment management, acquisition, and advisory experience. Before joining Fortress, Kristian worked as the Director of Consulting for a sustainability advisory firm, providing original best practice research reports and decision support to portfolio managers at top global real estate companies. He has also worked as a top advisor within a private equity syndication firm, underwriting over $2.0 billion commercial real estate acquisition, assembling a due diligence team and developing the process to evaluate acquisition and development opportunities.

Kristian holds a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University and a M.S. in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He co-authored a case study on real estate investing with Harvard Business School and authored industry reports on creating more sustainable commercial real estate, which was the focus of his graduate school thesis.

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