Michael Arman Of Hudson Realty Capital Addresses Fifth Annual Pei Investor Relations & Communications Forum
Changing Landscape for Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms Highlighted.
- New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 31, 2010 - Michael J. Arman, managing director and chief financial officer of Hudson Realty Capital LLC, recently served as a guest panelist at the Fifth Annual PEI Investor Relations & Communications Forum at the Concierge Conference Center. Arman addressed "Crisis Communications: Avoiding the Spin Cycle" during the opening day of the two-day conference.
"Private equity and venture capital firms are finding that their investor relations role, and communications in general, are changing dramatically," Arman said. "Professionals in this field have to be prepared for these changes, and this forum provided a solid foundation for going forward in today's new investment environment where transparency is not only expected, but required."
Topics included messaging at a time of crisis and effectively conveying it while "under fire." Additional discussion highlights covered how to build and execute a firm-wide plan as well as how portfolio companies should handle a crisis, even when it is not their own.
Hosted by Private Equity International Magazine, the event was attended by investor relations, legal and private equity and venture capital professionals; corporate advisors; and limited partners.
Hudson Realty Capital is the nation's leading middle-market real estate lender and investor. Hudson's activities include originating, purchasing, participating in, servicing and restructuring special-situation debt. In addition, the company invests directly in real estate and acquires under-performing assets and other real estate-related instruments. Hudson's investments typically range from $2 million to $25 million per asset and are located in secondary urban and suburban markets nationwide where conventional capital remains constrained.
Currently, the company has more than $2 billion of assets under management and has closed transactions exceeding $3.5 billion since the formation of its initial two funds in 2002. Based in New York City, Hudson maintains branch offices in Portland, Maine, and Boca Raton, Florida.