July 22, 2015


Balboa Bay Club


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Introducing Connect Orange County

Real estate in Orange County has been booming with investment and development across the property types, especially in office, multifamily, healthcare and industrial.

Connect Orange County

Wednesday, July 22nd at the Balboa Bay Club


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

Featured Speakers

Charles Adam

Union Bank

Senior Vice President

Charles Adam serves as vice president and

Tom Bak

Trammell Crow

Senior Managing Director

Tom Bak is Senior Managing Director of

Becky Sullivan

DJM Capital

Vice President
Construction & Development

Becky is responsible for managing

Jay Carnahan

Orion Property Partners

Managing Partner

As Founder and President, Jay Carnahan is ORION

John Condas

Allen Matkins


John C. Condas, a partner in our Orange County

Darren Foster


CRE Advisory Services

Bio to Come

Brooke Birtcher Gustafson

Birtcher Development

Co-Owner, Managing Director

John S. Hagestad


Managing Director

John S. Hagestad is responsible for overseeing all

Bill Halford

Bixby Land Company

President & CEO

Bill Halford leads Bixby Land Company with

Stephen Jones

Snyder Langston

and CEO

Mr. Stephen Jones serves as the Chairman

Jake Loughridge

Caprock Partners

Vice President

Bio to Come

Greg May

Newmark Knight Frank

Regional Managing Director

Gregory May is the executive vice president

Executive Managing Director

Mr. Strasmann is the Executive Managing Director

Kerry Vandell

Merage School, UCI

Dean's Professor
of Finance

Kerry Vandell, Dean’s Professor of Finance,

Managing Partner

James “Watty” Watson has spent a 35-year career

David Wensley

Cox, Castle, & Nicholson


David works with a broad array of clients across

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

1:00 – 1:30:

Registration and Networking

1:30 - 2:20:

West Los Angeles Residential Development and Investment

Location, Location, Location, West LA is on fire. Find out where the investment opportunities are, why chose to go condo or multifamily, and how the deals are being done and project are coming out of the ground.

2:20 – 3:10:

Office 3.0: How Owners Are Handling Investments and Tenant Demand

Westside Los Angeles office is moving… and fast. Creative office has been the key word for years, but not everyone has the same definition. From open spaces to creative lite, the pervasive trends have affected startups to law firms. Hear from owners, investors, developers and brokers about the space being designed and the users who are occupying.

3:10 – 3:25:

Networking Break

3:25 – 4:15:

Capital Stack Still Strong, Interest Rates are Rising…

Show me the money… how do lenders see their pipeline with rising interest rates and a changing economy.

4:15 – 5:00:

Meet Tomorrow’s Leadership: Next Generation Places & Spaces

You can’t deny the millennials are taking over. The largest group in the workforce has different kinds of demands for space, and the young leaders in CRE are the ones doing the deals. Hear from CRE’s millennials about how they network, do deals, and what they see the market looking for.

5:00 — 7:00:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts


Silver Sponsors

Cocktail Sponsors



testimonials / People Are Talking!

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It is critical that we all take the emerging challenge presented by the Coronavirus seriously. We should remain calm and await more information to be provided by health experts. Clearly, there needs to be an awareness of the potential impact on the CRE industry from an economic perspective. We are watching the rapidly evolving situation to determine the best approach to our business and prepare plans based on information and recommendations from health officials. We ask those planning to attend conferences take the necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus. We will look for ways to help educate those in the CRE industry and work with our event venue partners to create the safest environment possible. Some of the recommendations to protect yourself offered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) include:
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Connect Orange County

Balboa Bay Club
1221 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

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