Detailed Agenda for June 24 & 25 – TBA

In the meantime, here is our March 2018 agenda, to give you an idea of what to expect at a Pitbull event.

These are approximate times and are subject to change.
15 minute breaks will be taken intermittently throughout the day.

Wednesday Evening 7:00-8:30

Pitbull Conference After PartyWednesday Evening – VIP Cocktail Party hosted by PeerStreet

A gathering of Pitbull Conference attendees & sponsors, kicking off what will be a great event! Please plan to join on at the We-Ko-Pa’s Poolside Patio for music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

This is event is for registered Sponsors, VIP, Premier & General Admission attendees only. RSVP required.

Thursday Morning 7:00-8:00

Meet & Greet Catered Breakfast

Thursday Morning – Check-In, Meet & Greet Catered Breakfast

Arrive at 7am to get checked in, find your seat and have a leisurely breakfast.

Catered meals are for registered Sponsors, VIP, Premier & General Admission attendees only. RSVP required.


Leonard Rosen, CEO Pitbull ConferenceLeonard Rosen

CEO Pitbull Conference
Host & Keynote Speaker: Real Estate Funds & Syndication

Mr. Rosen will guide you through all aspects of starting your own Real Estate Fund and Syndication Project—how these models function and what exciting opportunities they can provide you. He will also discuss in frank terms, who may or may not be a viable candidate for these models, as well as how to best position yourself to raise capital.


Jon HornikJonathan Hornik

Attorney, LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Blaha
One-On-One with Leonard Rosen: Fund Creation from a Legal Prospective

10:00am - 10:25am

Jeff Tesch, Managing Director, RCN CapitalJeff Tesch

Managing Director, RCN Capital
Featured Speaker: Achieving Success as a Fix & Flip Lender

Jeffrey Tesch will guide you through the process of becoming a successful private lender in the fix & flip space. He will cover every aspect of of how to get your lending business up and running including how to develop loan programs that suit your clients, what to look for when qualifying deals and how to establish closing procedures. With home flipping in the U.S. at a 10-year high this presentation couldn’t be more timely.




AJ Poulin, The Mortgage OfficeA.J. Poulin

Vice President of Sales, The Mortgage Office
Featured Speaker: Raising Capital via Loan Servicing

A.J. Poulin will enlighten you on one of the most fundamental yet overlooked aspects of private lending – how to raise capital by servicing loans. Find out what the most successful lenders do to grow their portfolios and raise capital. Plus you’ll see what high tech lenders offer their clients. This brief and entertaining session will leave you with many “ah ha!” moments and a few laughs as well.


Gene Guarino, Residential Assisted Living Academy

Gene Guarino

Family Legacy Homes
One-On-One Speaker: Investment Opportunities in the Senior Housing Market

Gene Guarino believes senior housing will be the place to invest for the next twenty years. The Baby Boomers are here! They are aging and will need housing and care. In fact, it is highly likely you will become a participant in this market yourself—as either a lender, an investor or a customer. Join us as Gene shares the “why and how” of investing in this booming market.


Juan Barcelo, Silver Hill Funding

Juan Barcelo

Silver Hill Funding
One-On-One Speaker: Take Out Strategies

Attention Private Lenders: What strategy do you have in place to avoid costly and complicated foreclosures? How can you transition out of a maturing loan so that your capital can be re-deployed faster? Allow Juan Barcelo of Silver Hill Funding to explain all the options available to you. His expertise as a Take Out Lender, bridge loan, and transitional finance provider will prove invaluable.


Brad Peterson, C3.GroupBrad Petersen

One-On-One Speaker: Real Estate Acquisition for the Cannabis Industry

Leonard Rosen will interview Brad Peterson and Ben Hoskins to discuss the opportunities now legally available to invest in cannabis focused real estate assets—an intriguing proposition for even the most conservative investor.


Leonard Rosen, CEO Pitbull ConferenceLeonard Rosen

CEO Pitbull Conference

Sit in as Mr. Rosen discusses what should be your company’s single most important marketing asset, powerful email marketing strategies and how to optimize your online presence.


LunchCatered Lunch

Join us for a delicious lunch catered by the We-Ko-Pa Resort. Enjoy a generous spread of fruits, salads, deli meats & cheeses, cold drinks and dessert.

Catered meals are for registered Sponsors, VIP, Premier & General Admission attendees only. RSVP required.


Jon HornikJonathan Hornik

Attorney, LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Blaha
Keynote Speaker: Private Lending

Do not miss this presentation by one of the Private Lending industry’s most renown legal authorities. Mr. Hornik will share his sage advice for anyone involved in originating, borrowing or lending private money. Learn from the best how to evaluate prospective loans, identify the “less than honest” borrower and how to create a business model that is profitable, sustainable and legally compliant.

Mr. Hornik will also address the new rules and regulations coming into effect this year:

  • ​New Licensing requirements all across the country (including pending legislation in Florida)
  • New tax laws affecting Fund Structure
  • Market changes in legal documents and closing procedures
  • HMDA and New Reg C applicable to the fix & flip space
  • Recent frauds and scams to be on the lookout for

Marc HeenanMarc Heenan

Head of Originations, PeerStreet
Featured Speaker: Secondary Market Alternatives

Marc Heenan, Head of Originations for PeerStreet will discuss what alternatives are available to private money lenders in today’s financial environment. Mr. Heenan will discuss how an originator can present themselves in the best possible light, what a prospective capital partner is looking for in a counter-party and how the on-boarding process works.


2017 Awards

Join us as we recognize some of Private Lending’s best businesses and outstanding professionals—as voted by the Pitbull Conference network.

  • Private Lender of the Year
  • Service Provider of the Year
  • Rehab Lender of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • President’s Award

open barBreak & Open Bar

You won’t want to go anywhere as the fun is just beginning. Relax and enjoy the remaining presentations with a cocktail in hand.

The Open Bar is for registered Sponsors, VIP, Premier & General Admission attendees only.


Blair Portigal, ArtemisBlair Portigal

Artemis Realty Capital
One-On-One Speaker: Bridge Lending in Today’s Market

In today’s volatile interest rate environment with asset values at near record levels, it is increasingly difficult to underwrite new opportunities. Learn how Blair Portigal, Managing Director of Artemis Realty Capital, positions himself as an alternative lender and continues to find strong deals to lend on.

4:50 - 5:00

Paul Rahimian, Parkview Loan

Paul Rahimian

Parkview Financial
One-On-One Speaker: Construction Lending 101

Paul Rahimian will discuss the necessary steps required to close a construction loan, both from a developer and lender standpoint. Paul will explain how to present this type of loan to your lender and review the critical components required to close quickly and easily–budgets, drawings, title insurance, monthly draws, and interest reserves. In today’s market, with development on the rise, this may be one of the most relevant presentations of the day.


Private Lending Forum with Q&A

Jon Hornik

Jon Hornik

Larocca, Hornik, Rosen, Greenberg & Blaha

Eric Abramovich

Eric Abramovich

Roc Capital

Juan Barcelo, Silver Hill Funding

Juan Barcelo

Silver Hill Funding

Jeff Tesch, Managing Director, RCN Capital

Jeff Tesch

Managing Director, RCN Capital

Jeff Levin, Specialty Lending Group

Jeffrey Levin

Specialty Lending Group

Nicole Andrews, National Property & Appraisal Services

Nicole Andrews

National Property & Appraisal Services

AJ Poulin, The Mortgage Office

A.J. Poulin

The Mortgage Office

Gene Guarino, Residential Assisted Living Academy

Gene Guarino

Residential Assisted Living Academy

Gene Clark, 5 Arch

Gene Clark

5 Arch


Pitbull Conference After PartyAfter Party hosted by Superior Loan Servicing

Close out the day with one last opportunity to meet and network with new contacts. Relax and enjoy a beautiful Arizona evening with music, cocktails & light hors d’oeuvres. To be held outdoors at the Poolside Patio.

This event is for registered Sponsors, VIP, Premier & General Admission attendees only. RSVP required.

Tiered admission pricing available.

Find one that suits you best.

Sunday - Monday Event Overview

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