October 21, 2019


The Palm in DTLA


CBRE & Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Retail Luncheon


Monday, October 21, 2019


Location: The Palm in DTLA

1100 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 763-4600


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Al Silva

Marcus & Millichap

Marc Renard

Cushman & Wakefield

Aaron Jodka

Colliers International

Managing Director - Client Services


As the

Aaron Wooler

Hunt Real Estate Capital

Managing Director

Aaron Wooler is a Managing Director in the

Program Manager

Abby Thorne-Lyman is the Program Manager for Transit-Oriented

Rohan a’Beckett

Wanda Group

Deputy General Manager

Bio to Come

Acho Azuike

DC Partners

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director

Acho Azuike manages DC

Charles Adam

Union Bank

Senior Vice President

Charles Adam serves as vice president and

Adam Kaufman




Adam Matar

Inception Property Group

Founding Partner

Adam Matar is a founding partner of Inception

Adam Roth

NAI Hiffman



Adam Saper


Managing Partner and CFO

Adam Saper spent childhood summers in

Adam Tiktin

Tiktin Real Estate Investment Services


Adam is President and Broker of Tiktin Real Estate

Adrian Franco, Ph.D.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Officer & Director of Community Development Finance (CoDeFi)

Adrian Franco

Adrienne Hunter

Kinzer Partners


Adrienne Hunter recently joined Kinzer Partners' growing capital markets

Dougall Agan

Stirling Development

President &
Chief Executive Officer

A 20-year veteran of pioneering

Matthew Ahrens

Rising Realty Partners

Senior Vice President
Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Bio to Come

Senior Vice President

Aimee Morgan runs the regional multfamily operations

AJ Finn

Earles Architects + Associates

Senior Project Manager

AJ Finn is currently a Senior Project


Varun Akula is a Director at Hines in the

Alan D. Lev

Belgravia Group

Chairman and Managing Broker

Alan D. Lev is the Chairman

Alan D. Wapner

Ontario City Council

Mayor pro Tem, City of Ontario

Mayor pro Tem Alan

Alan Rubenstein

NYL Real Estate Investors

Senior Director, Regional Head of Asset Management, Portfolio Manager


Justin Alanis


Chief Executive Officer

Bio to Come

Alecia Burdick

Savills Studley

Tenant Representative

Alexandra Glickman

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co

Area Vice Chairman & Managing Director-Practice Leader

Alex Glickman has

Alexandra Loye

Avison Young


Alfonzo Leon

Global Medical REIT Inc.

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Leon joined Global Medical REIT Inc.

10. Alfred Goh

Pacific Century Realty


Al Klairmont

Imperial Realty Company


Since 1978 Alfred Klairmont has directed Imperial Realty’s portfolio

Alice Carr

JPMorgan Chase

Head of the Community Development Banking

Alicia Berhow

Orange County Business Council

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

Bio to Follow.

Alissa Adler

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International

Managing Principal/Managing Broker

Alissa Adler brings more than 25 years

San Jose Director

Teresa Alvarado leads SPUR's work in San

Director of Real Estate, West Coast

Amalia is a Director

Amanda Donson

Allen Matkins

Real Estate Attorney

Amanda Donson is an attorney in the

Amanda Houghton

Healthcare Trust of America

Executive Vice President of Asset Management

Amanda Houghton is Executive

Amanda Moreno-Lake

Jim Lake Companies

Vice President, Operations

Bio to Follow.

Amir Sadr

Cox Castle & Nicholson


Amir is a real estate transactional attorney with extensive

Amir Sadr

Cox Castle & Nicholson



Co-Founder & CEO

Amish is serial entrepreneur who has co-founded

Amy Hall

Caton Commercial

Chief Operating Officer

Since 1997, Amy has enjoyed a fruitful

Amy Price

Bentall Kennedy

President and Chief Investment Officer

Amy Price is the President



Amy Wells

Cox, Castle & Nicholson



Ana Ramos


Managing Director

Ana Ramos is a Managing Director and Regional

Andrea Kendrick



Andrea Korb

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc

Economic Development Manager

Andrea B. Korb is the Economic Development

Andrew Benton

Parkview Financial

Managing Director

Andrew Benton is currently a Managing Director of

Andrew Bowen


Industry Principal

Andrew Bowen serves as an Industry Principal for

Andrew Fogg

Cox Castle Nicholson


Andrew is a member of the firm's Land Use



Andrew Hellinger

Urban-X Group


Andrew and Urban-X Group Co-Principal Coralee Penabad are the

Andrew Levin

Boston Properties

Senior Vice President, Leasing

Mr. Levin is in charge of

Andrew Martin

Behavioral Health Association of Providers

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Martin is the Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Mays


Andrew Mays


Andrew Mays


Andrew Merin

Cushman & Wakefield

Andrew Saba

Stockdale Capital

Vice President

Andrew Saba is responsible for Asset Management of

Andrew Spanswick



Andrew Spanswick, one of the leading mental health authorities

Andrew Stein

Vicus Partners

Founding Principal

Andrew Stein is the co-founder of Vicus Partners,

Senior Vice President

Andrew Turf joined CBRE in 2016 as



President, West Region

As President of the West Region at

Andy Poticha

Cannabis Facility Construction


Andy Poticha, Principal at Cannabis Facility Construction, a division

First Vice President

With more than 30 years of commercial

Paul Angle

Hunt Mortgage Group

Managing Director

Bio to Come

Anita Paryani-Rice

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.

Senior Vice President Capital Markets

Anjee Solanki

Colliers International

National Director Retail Services, US

Ann Silverberg

BRIDGE Housing Corporation

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Ann Silverberg, Executive

Ann Silverberg

Related California Affordable


Ann Silverberg is Chief Executive Officer for Related California's

Ann Sperling

Trammell Crow Company

Senior Director

Anne Torney



Anne is an architect who has made affordable multi-family

Ted R. Antenucci

Catellus Development Corporation

President and
Chief Executive Officer

As of March 2011, Ted

Anthony B. Miles

TPP Capital Management Group

QOZ Fund Manager

Anthony B. Miles is a Philadelphia native



Chairman and CEO

Mr. Graziano has been involved in the

Anthony Ping

Anthony C. Pings and Associates


Registration California Architect, Number C10930, 1980 Nevada Architect, Number 4680, 2002 Certification:

Antonio Hachem

George Smith Partners


Antonio joins George Smith Partners as a Principal. He

April Little

Realty Income

Vice President, Acquisitions

Ms. Little sources new property investment opportunities,

Alan Araki


Managing Director

Mr. Araki is responsible for Primestor’s Investment

Charlie Arbing


Senior Store
Development Manager

Bio to Come

Alexa Arena


Head of West Coast Development

Alexa Arena, as Executive General Manager

Ari Klein

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Managing Director

Ari Klein, an Executive Managing Director in

Susan Arledge

E Smith Realty Partners

Site Selection and Incentives

Susan Arledge, SIOR, focuses her

Arleen Garza




Taylor Arnett

CapRock Partners

Acquisitions Manager

Taylor Arnett brings more than a decade of

Aron Will




Arthur J. Mirante, II

Avison Young

Principal and Tri-State President

Arthur J. Mirante II joined Avison

Senior Vice President

Art Rasmussen has earned extraordinary success in

Sr. Manager, Enterprise Initiatives, Organization Transformation

Asia Abreu Bribiesca-Hedin is

Laila Assanie

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Senior Business Economist

Laila Assanie is a senior business economist

Nicole Atoyan

Columbia Business School

MBA Candidate

Bio to Come

Ryan Aubry

Greenland USA

Director of Development

In his role as Director of Development

Azadeh Hawkins

Pendry Hotels

Azadeh Hawkins oversees brand marketing of the new luxury

Brandon Bachner

Mesa West Capital

Vice President

Mr. Bachner is VP, Originations at Mesa

Tom Bak

Trammell Crow

Senior Managing Director

Tom Bak is Senior Managing Director of

Andrew Baker

Anton Development

Senior Vice President
Development & Acquisitions

Andrew Baker oversees Anton

Laurie Baker

Camden Property Trust

Senior Vice President Fund and Asset Management

Laurie Baker is Senior

11:20am – 12:00pm: Retail Brands in Action


Senior Managing Director

Jeff Moore is a 30-year veteran of

Senior Vice President

Andrew Turf joined CBRE in 2016 as

Senior Vice President

Derrick Moore is a senior vice president

Vice President

Zachary Card is in the retail services division

12:15pm – 12:45pm: Keynote Conversation with Spencer Levy

Chairman, Americas Research & Senior Economic Advisor

Spencer Levy is

12:50pm – 1:25pm: Behind the Storefront: From Ecommerce, Logistics, Omnichannel to Cold Storage


Executive Managing Director

Mr. Strasmann is the Executive Managing Director

Senior Vice President

Art Rasmussen has earned extraordinary success in

Senior Vice President

Justin Schultz is a Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

Rebecca Perlmutter Finkel joined the team of

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

Pacific Western Bank

Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate

As Managing Director of Pacific

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 Perrier has been with CBRE for 30

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

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Welcome Remarks

11:20pm - 12:00pm:

Retail Brands in Action


Lunch is Served

12:15pm – 12:45pm:

Keynote Conversation with Spencer Levy

12:50pm - 1:25pm:

Behind the Storefront: From Ecommerce, Logistics, Omnichannel to Cold Storage


Closing Remarks

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