December 2, 2015


The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

The Industry’s Best

Westside LA’s Booming Territory. Interest Rates and Lenders. Millennial’s Culture, Demands, and Impact on Creative Office Spaces.

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

Connect Westside Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 2nd at the Beverly Hilton


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

West Los Angeles Residential Development and Investment

Rohan a’Beckett

Wanda Group

Deputy General Manager

Bio to Come

Executive Vice President

Laurie Lustig-Bower began her career in commercial

Gregory Campbell

Laguna Point Properties


Greg Campbell is the founder of Laguna Point Properties,

Jay Newman

The Athens Group

Chief Operating Officer

Bio to Come

Eric Olsen

TCA Architects


Bio to Come

Office 3.0: How Owners are Handling Investment and Tenant Demand

Senior Managing Director

Bio to Come

Regional Director

Bio to Come

John Ollen

Tishman Speyer

Managing Director – Leasing

Bio to Follow.

Stephen Somer

Eastdil Secured

Managing Director

Stephen Somer is a Managing Director of Eastdil


Bio to Come

Capital Stack Still Strong, Interest Rates are Rising…

Scott Selke

NGKF Capital Markets

Senior Managing Director

Bio to Come

Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


Mr. Tenzer is a Co-Founder of George Smith Partners.

Tom Whitesell

Pacific Western Bank

EVP, Group Head, Real Estate

As National Head of the

Brad Wilmot

Goldman Sachs

Regional Director
Real Estate Finance Group

Bio to Come

Meet Tomorrow’s Leadership: Next Generation’s Places and Spaces

Matthew Ahrens

Rising Realty Partners

Senior Vice President
Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Bio to Come

Nicole Atoyan

Columbia Business School

MBA Candidate

Bio to Come

David Manshoory


and President

Bio to Come

Global Portfolio Manager

Bio to Come

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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