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Experts to Lecture on Opportunities, Strategy in Investment Lab at FSC

David TobinParticipants in the Investment Lab at the 2014 Five Star Conference and Expo on September 16 will have a chance to hear industry professionals speak on all aspects of investing, from bridge lending to government investment opportunities.

Many experts will be on hand to offer their knowledge on such topics as investment hot spots, investment in real estate, overcoming the challenges facing the investment industry, the REO-to-rental market, how rising home prices and the declining number of foreclosures is affecting the investment market, using market factors to determine the best investment opportunities, and much more in the three and a half hour lab.

The director of the lab will be David Tobin, a principal at one of the industry's most respected loan sale advisory firms, Mission Capital Advisors. Tobin has extensive experience in loan sale advisory transactions, having closed more than $6 billion in sales as the head of a loan sale advisory business from 1994 to 2002. That experience, combined with Tobin's expertise in investment banking, commercial real estate debt, and equity raising, make him well-qualified to be the director of the Five Star Conference and Expo's inaugural Investment Lab.

"The Investment Lab will help participants understand REO investment opportunities," Tobin said. "We will discuss where geographically and demographically to focus, how to raise short term and long term capital, how REO investments are managed, the REO-to-Rental phenomenon and other topical issues. The presentation will be a mix of single presenters, TED style talks and panel debates and as moderator."

The "Ted style" format that Tobin refers to is the innovative, conversational presentation style that has swept the nation, made popular by Ted.com which will be a feature of this year's conference.

The Investment Lab will take place on the third and final day of the conference, which will be Tuesday, September 16. The lab will be from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Coronado Room of the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The hosting sponsor for the Investment Lab is Sherman Bridge Lending. Click here to register for the conference.

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About Author: Brian Honea

Brian Honea's writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master's degree from Amberton University in Garland.

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