December 13, 2017


Luxe Sunset Boulevard


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

The Evolution and Expansion of Westside Los Angeles

With increased tenant demand and a steady pipeline of new development, Westside Los Angeles continues to grow and evolve.
Once overlooked, the Westside has transformed into one of the hottest submarkets in LA and become a destination for live, work, and play.

Learn what is driving this market from the major power players behind this evolution.

Connect Westside Los Angeles

December 13th, 2017 at Luxe Sunset Boulevard


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Robert Hart

TruAmerica Multifamily

Founder, CEO and President

As Founder, CEO and President of

Jay Luchs

Newmark Knight Frank

Executive Vice President

A leading national retail expert with a

Charlie Rose

Invesco Real Estate

Senior Director Structured Investments

Charlie Rose is Senior Director of Structured

Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


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

Tom Whitesell


Managing Director Construction Real Estate

As Managing Director of the Construction

Outlook Keynote

Multifamily Investment

Laurie Baker

Camden Property Trust

Senior Vice President
Fund and Asset Management

Laurie Baker is

Doug Banerjee


Managing Director

Doug Banerjee is a Senior Director of Investment

Carrington Brown

USAA Real Estate Company

Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Texas/Colorado Region

Tony Ferrell

The Bascom Group

Vice President
Portfolio Operations

Mr. Ferrell is responsible for the

Gary Goodman

Passco Companies

Senior Vice President

Gary Goodman has over 30 years

Development, Design and Construction

Hugh Cobb

Alpha – Barnes Real Estate Services


Hugh A. Cobb is a Principal and Owner of

Shravan Parsi

Napa Ventures

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Shravan Parsi is an entrepreneur and an

Al Silva

Marcus & Millichap

Senior Managing Director

Al began his career in multifamily

Matt Wideman

ARA, A Newmark Company

Transaction Manager

Matt Wideman joined ARA, A Newmark Company in

Tertiary Markets

Greg Coutant

StreetLights Residential

Director of Development

As director of development for StreetLights Residential,

Greg Faulkner

Humphreys and Partners Architects


Greg Faulkner, AIA, NCARB, is the President and a

Rob McConnell

Ventures Development Group


Rob McConnell serves as Principal of Ventures Development Group,

Laird Sparks


Managing Director

Mr. Sparks joined Greystar in 1998, and

Matthew Stone

Seneca Investments

President and
Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Stone serves as the

Fireside Chat with Fannie and Freddie

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:30pm – 2:00pm:

Registration and Networking

2:00pm – 2:45pm:

2018 Financial Outlook

One year in to the Trump presidency, where are we and what does it mean for the world of CRE investment and financing? What’s succeeding, what’s changing, and what do the financiers see for the coming year?

2:45pm – 3:00pm:

Networking Break

3:00pm – 3:25pm:

Special Presentation: Olympics 2028 – CRE and Infrastructure

In preparation for the 2028 Olympics, the city of Los Angeles is investing billions of dollars to improve and upgrade its infrastructure. How will this investment spur development in other areas? What kind of projects are in the pipeline? How is the city addressing the need for improved transportation? What upgrades are being made to the existing network of sports venues?

3:25pm – 3:40pm:

Networking Break

3:40pm – 4:30pm:

Opportunities in Office: Development, Design, and Investment

The key market players behind the revitalization of West Los Angeles discuss how they are transforming the Westside into a destination for work, live, and play.

4:35pm – 5:25pm:

Westside LA Power Players

Hear from the movers and shakers on the evolution and expansion of the Westside. These power players will discuss the hottest submarkets, where you should be looking for deals, what tenants demanding and more.

5:25pm – 5:30pm:

Next Generation Awards

Across the country, Connect Media’s Next Generation Awards recognized young leaders, chosen from more than 450 nominations from all sectors of the commercial real estate industry. We chose young leaders from California, NY, Texas and Nationally who are already making big contributions to our industry and are likely to be influential for a long time — because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas. We are pleased to present some of these winners their awards live at Connect Westside LA.

5:30pm – 7:00pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

To Be Announced




AIR Commercial Real Estate Association - Cocktail Sponsor




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