May 17th, 2018


San Francisco


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

It’s Complicated

The Bay Area: Decoding A Complex Market

Despite years of spectacular job and population growth, the Bay Area is currently faced with a major housing crisis, stagnant office market stymied by years of inactivity, and overburdened transit system struggling to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population. Yet the Bay Area remains a bright spot for investors and developers alike. New players and major stakeholders have entered the market with ambitious, new projects destined to forever change the area.

Connect Bay Area shines the spotlight on one of the nation’s most complex and active markets.

Connect Bay Area

May 17th, 2018


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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

Featured Speakers

Bryan Harvey

Banc of California

Senior Vice President

Bio to follow.

Jim Costello

Real Capital Analytics

Senior Vice President

Jim Costello has worked in the CRE

David N.P. Hopkins

Sares Regis Group

Senior Vice President

Mr. Hopkins joined Sares Regis Group in

John Bruno

CIM Group

Principal, Investments

John Bruno is a Principal, Investments of CIM

Mike Kim

Simeon Commercial Properties

Chief Investment Officer

Bio to Follow

Malcolm Davies

George Smith Partners


Bio to follow.

Ross Stackhouse

Tidewater Capital

Senior Vice President

Ross Stackhouse is Senior Vice President at

Tomas Schoenberg

The Swig Company

Executive Vice President | Investments

Tomas Schoenberg joined The Swig

Econ Versus The Street: One-on-One with Chris Ludeman, CBRE & Jim Costello, RCA

Jim Costello

Real Capital Analytics

Senior Vice President

Jim Costello has worked in the CRE

Global President
Capital Markets

Mr. Ludeman is Global President of

Who, What, Where: The Ins & Outs of Attracting and Retaining Retail Tenants


Faith Hope Consolo

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Chairman The Retail Group

Faith Hope Consolo, the “Queen of Retail”,

Adam Saper


Managing Partner and CFO

Adam Saper spent childhood summers in

Jack deVilliers

Regency Centers

V.P. – Investments

Jack deVilliers heads up the Northeast division

Vice President, Principal

Jared Epstein is the Vice President and

Matthew A. Seigel

Thor Retail Advisors

Executive Vice President

Matthew A. Seigel is Executive Vice President

Michael H. McNaughton

Westfield World Trade Center

Senior Vice President, US Development

McNaughton serves as SVP of

Shaping the Skyline: Insights from Industry Leaders


Ronald S. Kornreich

Akerman LLP


Ron Kornreich is a partner in the New York

Bruce E. Mosler

Cushman & Wakefield

Chairman Global Brokerage

Bruce E. Mosler is Chairman of Global

Michael Cohen

Colliers International

Tri-State Region

Mr. Cohen is President of the Tri-State

Spencer Garfield

Fortress Investment Group

Managing Director

Spencer Garfield is a Managing Director at Fortress

Jeffrey Simpson

Greystone Development


Mr. Simpson oversees Greystone’s real estate development team and

Tertiary Markets

Greg Coutant

StreetLights Residential

Director of Development

As director of development for StreetLights Residential,

Greg Faulkner

Humphreys and Partners Architects


Greg Faulkner, AIA, NCARB, is the President and a

Rob McConnell

Ventures Development Group


Rob McConnell serves as Principal of Ventures Development Group,

Laird Sparks


Managing Director

Mr. Sparks joined Greystar in 1998, and

Matthew Stone

Seneca Investments

President and
Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Stone serves as the

Fireside Chat with Fannie and Freddie

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:30pm – 1:55pm:

Registration and Networking

1:55pm – 2:00pm:

Opening Remarks

2:00pm – 2:15pm:

Investment and Capital Flows: 2018 Update

2:15pm – 2:25pm:

Special Presentation

2:25pm – 3:15pm:

The Intersection of Transportation and Housing: Boiling Point or Melting Point

After years of stellar job and population growth, San Francisco is in a housing crisis due to a severe lack of inventory, and transit continues to push people further out in the Bay. Join us as the most active players and thought leaders address the question of supply, demand, need, and how the commercial real estate community can face this challenge.

3:15pm – 3:30pm:

Networking Break

3:30pm – 4:20pm:

What It Takes to Get a Deal Done Today

Expert panelists from across the capital stack discuss the drivers, obstacles, and financing programs borrowers want and investors need to get deals done. What’s succeeding, what’s changing, and what do the financiers see for the year ahead for the Bay Area markets?

4:20pm – 5:15pm

Buy, Build, Lease, Sell, Hold?

Hear from the area’s most active investors and developers as they share insights into the market, factors driving redevelopment and new development opportunities, and a regional view on investment, development, and asset performance in Northern California.

5:15pm – 6:15pm:

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm – 9:30pm:

Lone Oak Fund Party

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