Joseph G. Bonanno and Kris Roglieri provide details on the third annual conference of the National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers. Increased attendance, engaging sessions and peer-to-peer education were just some of the highlights.
The National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers held its third annual conference in Orlando, FL recently. There is only one word to describe the event: “FANTABULOUS!”
At the most recent count, 714 (that’s not a typo) attendees gathered for networking and education. One of the most impressive things that I saw was that the exhibit hall never closed, even during the general and breakout sessions. Each time I walked through the exhibit hall, I always saw people talking, I never saw an exhibitor alone or looking down at their cell phones. Even though the hall remained open, the general and breakout sessions were packed and the breakout sessions never ended. There was always open post session dialogue between the presenters and session attendees. It was truly the attendees that created the electricity that everyone felt.
Among the many awards that were presented was the “Broker Deal of the Year,” which was a $60 million (that’s not a typo either) project financing facilitated by a broker. That broker came up to the concluding lunchtime podium and in the spirit of peer-to-peer industry education, shared the experience of the deal with everyone in attendance.
NACLB is not on the radar, they are the radar. They have made great strides in their short three year history of networking and educational conferences. They are the industry standard and the industry leader for the needs of the 21st century commercial loan broker. And above and beyond all that, they are all genuinely nice people.
Planning for the 2018 NACLB conference begins, believe it or not, in November. Watch for special announcements, new developments and continued growth of NACLB over the next 12 months. If you’re a 21st century broker, NACLB is where you belong.
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