This session will be a Q & A on:
1. How to be an effective CFO in the Real Estate Industry
2. Responsibilities and necessary characteristics of a Real Estate industry CFO
Matthew Brenner Chief Financial Of?cer Loews Hotels & Co Matthew Brenner is the Chief Financial Officer for Loews Hotels & Co. In his role he has oversight of the finance and accounting functions, strategic planning, IT and risk management. Additionally, he has responsibility for leading the company’s financial shared services center. Upon joining the organization he transformed the hotel owner and operator business by revisiting a multi-year strategy, including significant transformation of the organizations current portfolio and growth plan. Prior to Loews, Mr. Brenner spent 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ investment management and real estate practices, where he helped guide private real estate clients in the process of going public and oversaw audits of public and private REITs, investment advisors, real estate investment funds and other investment companies. He spent part of his time with PwC overseeing a global initiative to improve audit tools and technology to improve the audit effectiveness and efficiency and also spent part of his time in PwC’s National Of?ce in both the Accounting Services and SEC Services Groups. Mr. Brenner holds a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.A.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a certified public accountant.