February 26, 2019


The Houston Club


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

All Bets On Houston

After years of being fueled exclusively by the oil and energy industry, Houston has emerged as one of the nation’s most resilient and highly sought-after real estate markets. Strong job creation and continued population growth make Houston a top destination for developers and investors. The result has been a flurry of activity across all property types. Connect Houston takes an in-depth look at the factors driving the local economy and attracting investments from major stakeholders.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Houston Club


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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Bob Eury

Houston Downtown Management District


For thirty-five years, Robert M. (Bob) Eury has served

Bob Henning

Northwestern Mutual


Bob Henning is a Director for Northwestern Mutual Real

Carrington Brown

USAA Real Estate Company

Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Texas/Colorado Region

Senior Managing Director – Head of SWR Multifamily Platform


Paul H. Layne

The Howard Hughes Corporation

President – Central Region

Paul H. Layne is President, Central

Steve Pumper


Exec Managing Partner, Executive Leadership

Steve serves as executive managing

Tuba Malinowski

Stockbridge Capital Partners

Managing Director

Tuba Malinowski joined Stockbridge in 2010, and is

1:35pm – 2:25pm: Money Keeps Rolling In: Capital Markets at Work


Ken Fields

Greenberg Glusker


Bio to Come


Jeff Pion


Vice Chairman

During his 33 years with CBRE, Jeff Pion

Jon Lange

Boston Properties

Vice President, Los Angeles Region

Bio coming soon!

Kent Handleman

Lincoln Property Company

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Bio coming soon!

John Ollen

Tishman Speyer

Managing Director – Leasing

Bio to Follow.

Stephen Somer

Eastdil Secured

Managing Director

Stephen Somer is a Managing Director of Eastdil

2:35pm – 3:10pm: Economic Outlook: Converging Forces – Oil, Gas, Energy, and Industrials


Jim Costello

Real Capital Analytics

Senior Vice President

Jim Costello has worked in the CRE

3:10pm – 3:25pm: Opportunity Zone Special Presentation


Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


Mr. Tenzer is a Co-Founder of George Smith Partners.

Bradley Ross

Madison Realty Capital

Vice President

Mr. Ross has over a decade of experience

Mark Fluent

Deutsche Bank

Managing Director CRE Banking US West

Mark Fluent is a Managing

Paul Rahimian

Parkview Financial


Paul Rahimian currently manages a debt fund that provides

3:25pm – 4:10pm: The Rebirth & Renewal of Downtown Houston


David Waite

Cox, Castle, & Nicholson


David has over twenty-five years of land use and

Andrea Korb

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc

Economic Development Manager

Andrea B. Korb is the Economic Development

Chris Cunningham

Paloma Realty Partners


With over 12 years of high-level tenant representation, corporate

Ryan Smith

Hackman Capital Partners

Executive Vice President - Investments, Western US

Ryan has been

4:20pm – 5:05pm: In the Mix – Multifamily, Mixed-Use, and Megaprojects


Frederick N. Cooper

Toll Brothers, Inc.

Senior Vice President Finance, International Development and Investor Relations


David C. Pahl

GTIS Partners

Managing Director, US Income Investments

David Pahl joined GTIS as

Jacky He

DMG Investments LLC

Executive Vice President

Jacky is a growing entrepreneur and has

Robert M. White

Real Capital Analytics


Robert M. White, Jr. founded Real Capital Analytics Inc.

Tal Peri

Union Investment Real Estate

Head of US East Coast & Latin America

Tal Peri

Ted Willcocks


Global Head of Asset Management

Ted Willcocks leads the development

4:55pm – 5:35pm: The Agents of Change Transforming The Real Estate Industry- Innovation, Disruption, and Technology


Poonam Mathis



After nearly 15 years in real estate development and

Chief Operating Officer

Carrington most recently served as Managing Partner

David Fisher

Integra Ledger

Founder & CEO

David Fisher is the founder and CEO

Lew Feldman

KBS Direct


Over the past 35 years, Mr. Feldman has helped

Paul Massey

B6 Real Estate Advisors

Founding Partner, CEO

Paul Massey was born in Boston, Massachusetts

Todd Lippiatt


Founder and CEO

Todd Lippiatt is Founder and CEO of

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:00pm – 1:30pm:

Registration and Networking

1:30pm – 1:35pm:

Opening Remarks

1:35pm - 2:25pm:

Money Keeps Rolling In: Capital Markets at Work

Houston continues to attract the attention of private equity, institutional investors, and international funds as more and more new players continue to enter the market. Hear directly from the major stakeholders and learn about their investment strategies.

2:25pm - 2:35pm:

Networking Break

2:35pm – 3:10pm:

Economic Outlook: Converging Forces – Oil, Gas, Energy, and Industrials

This special presentation takes a closer look at the economic impact of oil, gas, energy, and industrials. Leading experts address the macro-economic factors driving the market and how they are impacting real estate across the asset classes.

3:10pm - 3:25pm:

Opportunity Zone Special Presentation

Undeniably, Opportunity Zones continue to be the most talked about topic in the commercial real estate industry. Originally designed as a vehicle to encourage investment in certain designated low-income communities with significant tax incentives, the program has re-energized the entire industry like never before. Gain invaluable insights and learn about qualified opportunity zones and their significant tax benefits.

3:25pm – 4:10pm:

The Rebirth & Renewal of Downtown Houston

Having previously experienced high vacancy rates, a lack of inventory, and years of urban decline, today downtown Houston is in the midst of a full scale renaissance. Major efforts on the part of the city, developers, and investors have been undertaken to transform downtown into a thriving destination for office, multifamily, retail, and entertainment. It is also interesting to note that the entirety of downtown Houston was recently designated as an opportunity zone. What impact will this have on the revitalization of this urban core? Learn more about downtown Houston’s robust development pipeline and leasing activity.

4:10pm - 4:20pm:

Networking Break

4:20pm – 5:05pm:

In The Mix - Multifamily, Mixed-Use, and Megaprojects

In recent years, the concept of work, live, and play that fully integrates multifamily, retail, and office spaces has becomes increasingly more important and prevalent in the industry. Likewise, Houston is the home of a number of innovative mixed-use projects that reflect this growing trend. Learn how mixed-use has become such a driving force in the market.

5:05pm – 6:35pm:

Cocktail Reception

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