Crescit’s Taylor Speaks at 7th Annual Real Estate CFO & COO Forum
On Friday, September 7th, Crescit Capital Strategies’s Principal and Chief Operating Officer Edmund Taylor participated in the 7th Annual Real Estate CFO & COO Forum (East).
Held at the Marriott New York Downtown, the day and a half program features insights from senior financial, operational, tax and accounting officers at real estate development, finance, investment and operating companies. Taylor served as a panelist on the COO Roundtable, where he and fellow panelists Robert Hellman of Pembrook Capital Management and Laurie Golub of Square Mile Capital Management discussed topics including the responsibilities which fall under a COO in this day and age, how a COO can drive organizational change, how a COO can build a robust team, as well as each panelists’ path to becoming a COO.
This year’s event had a record attendance of over 375 CFOs, COOs, Chief Accounting Officers, Controllers and Treasurers.
“Significant challenges facing COOs in today’s real estate finance market include deploying technology that allows rapid scalability while driving both internal efficiencies and the client experience, continuing to focus on compliance amidst a constantly changing regulatory environment, as well as recruiting and retaining top talent as more lenders have emerged and competition is as strong as ever”, said Taylor. “Having experience in commercial real estate and structured financed over numerous economic cycles, as well as consultation with peers, is extremely valuable for managing continued growth and a dynamic team.”
Prior to joining Crescit Capital Strategies, Edmund Taylor was a senior executive at Credit Suisse and a member of the Global Markets Management Committee where he helped operate a division with over 11,000 employees and $6 billion in revenue. Part of Crescit Capital Strategies’s founding executive team, Edmund previously worked with current Crescit Capital Strategies CEO Joseph Iacono at Daiwa Securities where he was involved in the purchase and securitization of billions of dollars of residential and commercial real estate assets from the RTC.