December 13, 2016


Luxe Sunset Boulevard


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

West Los Angeles, We’re Happy to Be Back!

Financing West LA’s largest deals. A look at luxury real estate and institutional investment.
And predictions for 2017.

Join us for an afternoon of compelling panelists and invaluable networking along with cocktails.

Connect Westside Los Angeles

Tuesday, December 13th at Luxe Sunset Boulevard


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

Institutional Capital: Finding Yield in Primary Markets


Andrew Kirsh

Sklar Kirsh LLP


Bio to Come

Rod Chu

UBS- Global Real Estate

Managing Director

Rod Chu is currently responsible for acquisition and

Gardner Ellner

CBRE Global Investors

Director of Acquisitions
Managed Account Group of Western US


Lynn King-Tolliver

Heitman, LLC

Senior Vice President

Ms. Tolliver is an experienced commercial real

Charlie Rose

Invesco Real Estate

Senior Director Structured Investments

Charlie Rose is Senior Director of Structured

2017 Financial Outlook


Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


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

Elizabeth Braman

Chief Production Officer

Elizabeth Braman is the Chief Production Officer

Mark Fluent

Deutsche Bank

Managing Director CRE Banking US West

Mark Fluent is a Managing

Kyle Jeffers

ACORE Capital

Managing Director

Kyle Jeffers has more than 20 years’ experience

Tom Whitesell

Pacific Western Bank

EVP, Group Head, Real Estate

As National Head of the

Luxury Update

Rohan a’Beckett

Wanda Group

Deputy General Manager

Bio to Come

Sam Garrison

Caruso Affiliated

Vice President
Development and Strategic Initiatives

Samuel Garrison is the

Billy Rose

The Agency

Founder, President

Billy Rose was recently named the No. 18

Westside Power Players


Ken Fields

Greenberg Glusker


Ken Fields' practice involves all aspects of real estate

Jay Luchs

Newmark Knight Frank

Executive Vice President

A leading national retail expert with a

Regional Director

Bio to Come

John O’Brien

Brookfield Residential

Vice President
Southern California Housing

As Vice President of Housing

Neil Shekhter

NMS Properties

Founder and CEO

Neil Shekhter founded NMS in 1988 on

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

1:30 – 1:55

Registration and Networking

1:55 – 2:00

Opening Remarks

2:00 – 2:50

Institutional Capital: Finding Yield in Primary Markets

Hear from top institutional players from across the country as they examine the outlook for 2017 and the best asset classes, property types and submarkets for placing capital, including on Los Angeles’ west side.

2:50 – 3:00

Networking Break

3:00 – 3:50

2017 Financial Outlook

Where is the capital stack headed in 2017? From debt, equity, CMBS, crowdfunding and beyond, how will deals be getting done and what will thrive in the new year?

3:50 – 4:00

Networking Break

4:00 – 4:30

Luxury Update

Hear from top luxury residential players on the state of the Los Angeles market and how you, your commercial clients, and beyond are impacted by the residential game.

4:30 – 4:40

Networking Break

4:40 – 5:30

Westside Power Players

Hear from the biggest names in West Los Angeles real estate as they discuss the hottest submarkets, where to be looking for deals, what tenants want and more.

5:30 – 7:30

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts


CapitalSource - Gold Sponsor
Greenberg Glusker – Gold Sponsor


George Smith Partners - Silver Sponsor
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank - Silver Sponsor
Private Mortgage Fund, LLC - Silver Sponsor


CoreNet Global - Promotional Sponsor
Crew Los Angeles - Promotional Sponsor
NAIOP SoCal - Promotional Sponsor


Jones Lang Lasalle - Cocktail Sponsor


Bolour – Exhibitor
CoStar Group - Exhibitor
Lone Oak Fund - Exhibitor
Streit Lending - Exhibitor
Xceligent in Partnership with AIR Commercial Real Estate Association - Exhibitor

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