Chicago Freight Car Leasing V.P. To Address Finance Conference


Todd Kahn, V.P. of Portfolio Management and Marketing at Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (CFCL), will address the attendees of the Rail Equipment Finance Conference on Mar. 3 in La Quinta, CA. He will inform attendees on this year’s industry outlook for covered hopper cars.

“I am pleased to be able to represent CFCL to the largest gathering of the year for rail car lessors, shippers and financial institutions. I will provide an overview of market trends and consequent expectations for 2015,” said Kahn.

An expected 300-400 will be in attendance for the presentation, which will include his address and a question and answer session. 2015 marks Kahn’s fourth appearance as an expert speaker at the conference.

“As CFCL is the largest privately held lessor of covered hopper cars, we are constantly monitoring the market trends in rail shipping,” he said. “2014 was a huge build year for covered hopper cars, and we expect they will be delivered into a much softer market.”

The annual conference, sponsored by Railroad Equipment Finance, is dedicated to addressing issues relating to the North American railcar and locomotive fleets and providing the most current information on fleet demographics and trustworthy market forecasts.  The conference is scheduled for Mar. 1-4 in at the La Quinta Resort and Club, La Quinta, CA.