ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean: The Office – Financing an Evolving Asset Class, Virtual Case Study


2023-09-27T18:00:00 - 2023-09-27T18:45:00

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    Perhaps the most discussed asset class in 2023, the office sector is facing pronounced challenges in markets around the country. New challenges, however, bring new opportunities. Join ULI Young Leaders Nicholas Godfred and Harris Brown of Lantern Real Estate for a brief case study of two of their recent transactions involving office acquisitions in Fort Lauderdale and Massachusetts.


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    Harris Brown

    VP, Lantern Real Estate

    Harris Brown is a Capital Markets Vice President and has been with Lantern since February 2020. Harris has closed transactions across the United States including pre-development, construction, bridge and permanent loans on multifamily, industrial, retail, office, hotel properties + more. He has also assisted in various equity placements, note sales + loan workouts. Prior to joining Lantern Real Estate, Harris completed a two-year Analyst program at Royal Bank of Canada and completed internships at The Durst Organization and Blue Ridge Capital. Harris received a dual major from The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in both real estate and finance, and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. Harris is based out of the NYC office.


    Nick Godfred

    Senior Associate, Lantern Real Estate

    Nicholas Godfred joined Lantern Real Estate as an Associate on the Capital Markets team in 2021. Nick is responsible for arranging debt and other structured financing solutions for clients seeking acquisition, construction, and permanent financing across all asset classes. Nick has direct experience in commercial real estate finance and valuation in all major markets throughout the United States. Prior to Lantern, Nick completed an internship with UBS Real Estate & Private Markets on the Valuation team, and subsequently worked as an Analyst on the Portfolio Management team. Nick graduated from the School of Business at the University of Connecticut with a degree in real estate and Urban economics and is based out of Palm Beach.