February 4, 2020


The Westin Galleria Houston


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Houston’s on the Move!

The nation’s 4th largest city and home to more Fortune 500 headquarters than any outside of New York, Houston’s trademark resilience and dominant energy, health care, and life sciences industries will play key roles in maximizing continued growth and overcoming 2020 challenges yet to be determined.

Join Houston’s leading commercial real estate players on February 4 at The Westin Galleria.

Connect Houston

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Location: The Westin Galleria Houston

5060 West Alabama

Houston, Texas 77056 USA


Presented by:

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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Senior Vice President

Aimee Morgan runs the regional multfamily operations

Bob Henning

Northwestern Mutual


Bob Henning is a Director for Northwestern Mutual Real

Jeff Rader

Pacific Oak Capital

Executive Vice President

Jeff Rader currently serves as Executive Vice

Jeff Stringer

Davis Commercial Development


For more than 24 years, Jeff has created and

Kelly Blaskowsky

Roscoe Property Management

Senior Vice President of Operations

Kelly joined RPM with over

Osama Ahmed

Brookfield Asset Management

Vice President

Osama is a Vice President at Brookfield Property

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Acquisitions – Central Region

Patrick Duffy

Colliers International

President, Houston

Pat is the President of the Houston office

Steve Pumper


Executive Managing Partner

Steve serves as executive managing partner of

Swapnil Agarwal

Nitya Capital and Karya Property Management

CEO and Managing Partner

Swapnil is responsible for strategic planning,

1:15pm – 1:40pm: Keynote Address with San Francisco City and County Treasurer, Jose Cisneros


Ben Johnson

Connect Media


Ben Johnson is the President of Connect Media and

José Cisneros

City and County of San Francisco


José Cisneros is the elected Treasurer for the City

1:40pm – 2:25pm: Influential Bay Area Power Players


Chelsea Maclean

Holland & Knight


Chelsea Maclean is a California attorney in Holland &

Ann Silverberg

Related California Affordable


Ann Silverberg is Chief Executive Officer for Related California's

Oz Erickson

Emerald Fund


Bio to Follow.

Yayu Lin

Sares Regis Group of Northern California

Senior Vice President, Commercial Development

Since joining Sares Regis Group

2:40pm – 3:25pm: Deal Flow Across the Capital Stack: It’s Complicated


Brian Bailey, CCIM

Atlanta Federal Reserve

Subject Matter Expert

Bio to Follow.

Antonio Hachem

George Smith Partners


Antonio joins George Smith Partners as a Principal. He

Bradley Ross

Madison Realty Capital

Vice President

Mr. Ross has over a decade of experience

Catherine Minor

PGIM Real Estate

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Catherine Minor is an assistant portfolio

Felix M. Gutnikov

Thorofare Capital

Principal | Head of Originations

Felix is a principal and

Justin Anstey

Veritas Investments

Vice President, Portfolio Management

Since joining Veritas in 2014, Justin

3:25pm – 4:10pm: Trends and Challenges in Live, Work, Play


Anne Torney



Anne is an architect who has made affordable multi-family

Director of Real Estate, West Coast

Amalia is a Director

Scott Bohrer

Browman Development Company

Director of Development

Scott is driven by a curiosity of

Kristina Chang

Westlake International


Kristina serves as the President of Westlake Realty, Westlake

Zac Shore

Panoramic Interests

Director of Development

Zac manages all aspects of development from

4:25pm – 5:10pm: Focusing on Opportunity Zones in the Bay Area


Kevin Wilson, CPA



Kevin Wilson is a partner in the Walnut Creek,

JP Walsh, CFA

Panoramic Interests

Director of Finance

As Director of Finance, JP oversees all

Paul Monsen

George Smith Partners

Vice President

Mr. Monsen, rejoined George Smith Partners on Team


5:10pm – 5:30pm: Closing keynote with Lydia Tan, Managing Director of Real Estate, Oakland Athletics

Lydia Tan

Oakland Athletics

Managing Director of Real Estate

Lydia Tan is joining the

Tony Natsis

Allen Matkins

Chair of Global Real Estate Group

A name partner of

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

12:45pm - 1:15pm:

Registration and Networking

1:15pm - 1:25pm:

Opening Remarks

1:25pm - 2:10pm:

Capital Markets

The recent Emerging Trends report from ULI ranked Houston among the magnets for capital. What asset classes are in vogue in 2020, and how are deals being financed? Are they taking on more risk to achieve target returns? And how do they factor in the fundamental changes in the industry that increase complexity and affect real estate management and valuation?

2:10pm - 2:25pm:

Networking Break

2:25pm - 3:10pm:


The Houston apartment sector is on the rise again as the city's economy diversifies and adds jobs, development moderates and investors gravitate to the Bayou City. Hear from the experts on where market fundamentals are headed, trends in development and why Houston was recently rated the nation's top "buy" market for multifamily assets.

3:10pm - 3:55pm:

Industry Leaders

Every new year brings new predictions. Who will win this year’s presidential race? Will the market be bullish or bearish? How will the Fed's rate cuts impact the commercial real estate market? Developers, owners and investors are now more than ever, focused on tenant experiences, climate change and city rejuvenation. Hear what our industry leaders have to say, particularly what's ahead for real estate in 2020.

3:55pm - 4:10pm:

Networking Break

4:10pm - 5:00pm:

Houston's Many Faces

Houston is huge. It spans across three counties, and more than 25 submarkets. What are the different characteristics of the different submarkets (e.g., industrial southeast, near the Port of Houston;, the Medical District; the Energy Corridor), how do they stimulate the city's economy and what is their impact on Houston real estate?

5:00pm - 6:30pm:

Closing Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

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Thorofare Capital - Cocktail Sponsor


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