October 18, 2017


Chaffey College Chino Campus


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

A Fresh Look at the Inland Empire

A regional perspective of the commercial real estate sector, from financing and development, to the impact of the ports and logistics on the Inland Empire.

Join us for an afternoon of informative panels, networking, and cocktails.

Connect Inland Empire

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Chaffey College Chino Campus


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Investing in IE Industrial


Joe Cesta


Managing Director

Joe is the Managing Director of the Ontario

Cody Cannon

Colliers International

Executive Managing Director

As executive managing director for Colliers International’s

Mike Lee

City of Moreno Valley

Economic Development Director

Mike Lee serves as the Economic Development

Paul Jones

Duke Realty

Vice President
Acquisitions and Dispositions

As Vice President, Acquisitions and Dispositions,

Patrick Schlehuber

Rexford Industrial

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions

Bio coming soon!

A Market on Fire: Development Opportunities & Challenges


John Condas

Allen Matkins


John C. Condas, a partner in our Orange County

Brian Parno

Stirling Development


Brian Parno serves as Chief Operating Officer for Stirling

Damon Austin


Senior Vice President, Capital Deployment

Bio Coming Soon!

David Drake

Trammell Crow Company

Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President with Trammell Crow

Growing Tides: Ports, Logistics & the Evolution of Space


Jeff Rinkov

Lee & Associates


Jeffrey Rinkov, who has been with Lee & Associates®

Bradley Gates

City of Ontario

Business Operations Director

Bradley Gates is the Business Operations Director

Jack Hedge

Port of Los Angeles

Director, Real Estate Division

Jack C. Hedge is the Director

Jon DeCesare

World Class Logistics Consulting, Inc.


Jon DeCesare, President, WCL Consulting, after spending 20 years

Shane M. Williams

Port of Houston Authority

Director of Economic Development

Williams oversees the Port Authority’s Foreign

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:30pm – 1:55pm:

Registration and Networking

1:55pm – 2:00pm:

Opening Remarks

2:00pm – 2:50pm:

Investing in IE Industrial

Investment opportunities are abundant in the Inland Empire with e-commerce and the need for fulfillment infrastructure, as well as industrial manufacturing and warehousing, driving interest. Top dealmakers and investors will discuss the investment climate and how it fares compared to the full SoCal market, whether the current conditions are sustainable long-term, and what to expect for the year ahead.

2:50pm – 3:10pm:

Networking Break

3:10pm – 4:00pm:

A Market on Fire: Development Opportunities & Challenges

What type of facilities are being developed and redeveloped, and what amenities, as well as power and systems, are companies requiring when leasing space? The markets most active developers will discuss how they are shaping their pipelines, and the opportunities and challenges they face.

4:05pm – 4:55pm:

Growing Tides: Ports, Logistics & the Evolution of Space

The Port of LA just hit 9 million TEUs, a new record for North America and SoCal has seen a resurgence in manufacturing, filling up vacant space in the region. The logistics industry is beginning to see new technologies and information portals allowing them to gain access to new data, and at a much faster pace. Leaders will discuss how port activity is driving the market, what logistics companies are doing to keep up, and the challenges and opportunities we can expect moving forward.

4:55pm – 6:30pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

To Be Announced




AIR Commercial Real Estate Association - Cocktail Sponsor





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Connect Inland Empire 2017

Chaffey College Chino Campus

5890 College Park Avenue
Chino, CA 91710

(909) 652-8200

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