February 13, 2020


The Resort at Pelican Hill


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Adapt, Survive, Thrive!

While navigating today’s retail environment may be no small task, success stories are written each day. From up-and-coming local grocer, to well-received regional QSR concept, to national online powerhouse, equal attention should be paid to those who are thriving due to well-calculated decisions and those who are struggling due to ill-advised risks. The objective: serving an often unpredictable and fluid consumer demand – day-to-day, month-to-month, year-to-year.

Let’s Connect on Thursday, February 13 – take a step toward determining your go-forward retail strategy!

Connect Retail West

Thursday, February 13, 2020


Location: The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Amanda Donson

Allen Matkins

Real Estate Attorney

Amanda Donson is an attorney in the

Glenn Rudy

Newmark Knight Frank

Managing Director

Glenn Rudy joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2015

Jonathan Schurgin

The Festival Companies

Chief Investment Officer

Jonathan Schurgin is Chief Investment Officer for

Patrick S. Donahue

Donahue Schriber

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Donahue joined the company

Vice Chairman

Prior to joining CBRE and the Private Capital

Shauna Smith

Chicago Title - National Commercial Services

Vice President, National Accounts

Shauna Smith is currently Vice President

El Warner

Colliers International

Executive Vice President, Capital Markets

El Warner brings his specialty

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

1:30pm - 1:55pm:

Registration and Networking

1:55pm - 2:00pm:

Opening Remarks

2:00pm - 2:55pm:

Anatomy of a Project: Behind Westfield’s Century City Redevelopment

Hear from the ownership and tenants of one of SoCal’s most successful redevelopment projects – hear how it was done and what it takes to stay competitive in today’s market.

2:55pm - 3:45pm:

Investment Sales: Where the Market is Heading

Hear from the market’s leaders on where the investment sales market is headed, the deals that are getting done, and where investors are looking for their next deal.

3:45pm - 4:00pm:

Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:40pm:

It’s All About the Experience

Experiential retail continues to drive the retail experience – whether it’s high touch customer service, a photo opp, a workout, or an overall feeling. Hear from leading owners, developers, brokers and tenants on what’s happening to drive experience.

4:40pm - 5:15pm:

Keynote Conversation

Join Connect as we go behind the real estate with Donahue Schriber CEO Pat Donahue and talk about his career, growth, and how he innovates and leads.

5:15pm - 6:15pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

To Be Announced






Thorofare Capital - Cocktail Sponsor




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The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657

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