July 18, 2019


Grand Hyatt San Francisco


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Betting Big on the Bay Area

The Bay Area commercial real estate market continues to experience growth trajectory due to continually changing disruptors. The office market is in high gear, along with capital investments and development across most sectors remaining strong.

Connect Bay Area will highlight what’s driving this activity, address critical shifting demands, identify who’s maintaining this momentum, and explain the best opportunities in the market not just today, but in the near future.

Connect Bay Area

Thursday, July 18, 2019


Location: Grand Hyatt San Francisco

345 Stockton Street,
San Francisco, CA 94108


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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Director of Real Estate, West Coast

Bio to Follow.

Bradley Ross

Madison Realty Capital

Vice President

Mr. Ross has over a decade of experience

José Cisneros

City and County of San Francisco


José Cisneros is the elected Treasurer for the City

Kristina Chang

Westlake International


Kristina serves as the President of Westlake Realty, Westlake

Lydia Tan

Oakland Athletics

Managing Director of Real Estate

Lydia Tan is joining the

Oz Erickson

Emerald Fund


Bio to Follow.

Zac Shore

Panoramic Interests

Director of Development

Zac manages all aspects of development from

1:00pm – 1:20pm: Special Presentation: What’s Next!? What’s Happening in Washington and Sacramento and What It Means for Your Business


Jeff DeBoer

The Real Estate Roundtable

President & CEO

Jeff DeBoer has been at the forefront

Holly Neber

AEI Consultants


As CEO, Holly guides AEI’s culture and strategic plan.

1:20pm – 2:00pm: Buy, Build, Sell, or Hold: Investment & Development Insights


Marc Renard

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Vice Chairman

Marc D. Renard is Executive Vice Chairman

Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Bio to Follow

Jonathan Epstein

GreenOak Real Estate

Partner & Head of West Coast

Jonathan Epstein is a

Chris Rising

Rising Realty Partners


Christopher Rising manages the day-to-day business activities of Rising,

Russ Allegrette

Ocean West


Former President of Maguire Investments: responsible for the oversight

2:15pm – 3:05pm: Industry Leaders: A View from the Top


Regional President, Brokerage Southern California
President, SIOR Global

Robert G.

Barry S. Altshuler

Equity Residential

Executive Vice President - Investments

Barry S. Altshuler has been

Dirk Aulabaugh

Green Street Advisors

Managing Director, Advisory & Consulting

Dirk Aulabaugh is part of

Hessam Nadji

Marcus & Millichap

President and Chief Executive Officer

Hessam Nadji is president and

Co-Founder & CEO

Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of

Shawn Mobley

Cushman & Wakefield

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

As Chief Executive Officer, Americas, Shawn

3:20pm – 3:50pm: Opportunity Zones: Rock, Paper, Scissors.


Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


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

Managing Director, Investments

Dan is a Managing Director on the

Erik C. Loomis

Cox Castle Nicholson


Erik C. Loomis is a tax partner in Cox

VP Portfolio Oversight

Mr. Bjorkman leads Portfolio Oversight for CIM's

3:50pm – 4:30pm: Can you Close?


James Han

Greenberg Glusker


James Han is a partner in the Greenberg Glusker

Geoff Arrobio

Walker & Dunlop

Senior Vice President | Capital Markets

Geoffrey Arrobio, senior vice

Jason Baker


Managing Director, Construction Real Estate

As Managing Director of CapitalSource’s

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Aussef is Chief Operating Officer of

Kevin Shannon

Newmark Knight Frank

Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets

Kevin A. Shannon joined Newmark

4:30pm – 5:10pm: Los Angeles in Focus


Cody Cannon

Colliers International

Executive Managing Director

As executive managing director for Colliers International’s

Vice Chairman

Barbara Emmons Perrier has been with CBRE for

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets

Dana is a Senior Vice

Parker Jones

John Hancock Real Estate

Director of Leasing West Coast

Bio to Follow

Lee Harris

Greystone & Co., Inc


Lee Harris is a Director with Greystone & Co.

Liane Takano

Related California Affordable

Director, Southern California Operations

As Director of Southern California Operations

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

12:45pm - 1:10pm:

Networking and Registration

1:10pm - 1:15pm:

Opening Remarks

1:15pm - 2:00pm:

Bay Area Power Players: Influencers Shaping the City

This session will highlight the icons of the Bay Area across the entire region and discuss who’s driving the industry. Topics will include disruptors and trend setters; those pushing the market forward; activity in finding opportunities; maneuvering a competitive environment, top deals and megaprojects, and which areas are becoming more active than others.

2:00pm - 2:45pm:

Deal Flow Across the Capital Stack: It’s Complicated

The Bay Area’s current investment climate in commercial real estate has been described as optimistic with touch of uncertainty. Real estate players across the buying, lending and selling space will address critical issues including where investors are finding higher yield; public vs. private REITS; preferred investment strategies; the role of foreign investors; the growth of non-bank lenders, and diversification into nontraditional property types.

2:45pm - 3:00pm:

Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:25pm:

Keynote Address with San Francisco City and County Treasurer, José Cisneros

3:25pm - 4:10pm:

Trends and Challenges in Live, Work, Play

Panelists will debate the current trends and disruptors of the Bay Area’s CRE climate—from Oakland, to San Jose to Palo Alto to San Francisco. Pressing topics will include office demands and today’s work environments; maneuvering the heated tech space; multiuse megaprojects; transit demands and last-mile solutions; shifting demographics, and opportunities in the growing submarkets.

4:10pm - 4:25pm:

Networking Break

4:25pm – 5:10pm:

Focusing on Opportunity Zones in the Bay Area

Commercial real estate experts will address the current Opportunity Zones landscape and areas to watch including Oakland, San Jose and Silicon Valley; identify economic and demographic characteristics; highlight potential tax incentives, and discuss what this means for investors, developers, and the community.

5:10pm - 5:30pm:

Closing keynote with Lydia Tan, Managing Director of Real Estate, Oakland Athletics

5:30pm - 6:30pm:

Closing Cocktail Reception and Networking

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