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


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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Westside LA Power Players


David Waite

Cox, Castle & Nicholson


David has over twenty-five years of land use and

Robert Hart

TruAmerica Multifamily

Founder, CEO and President

As Founder, CEO and President of

Jan Perry

Infrastructure Funding Alliance

Executive Director

Jan Perry served as Los Angeles City Councilwoman


Lewis C. Horne is the President of the Southern

Lisa Picard

Equity Office

President & CEO

Lisa Picard is President and Chief Executive Officer

Jay Luchs

Newmark Knight Frank

Executive Vice President

A leading national retail expert with a

Opportunities in Office: Development, Design, and Investment


Henry Finkelstein

Greenberg Glusker LLP


Mr. Finkelstein has over 30 years of experience in

Jon Lange

Boston Properties

Vice President, Los Angeles Region

John oversees the development, acquisition

Kent Handleman

Lincoln Property Company

Senior Vice President

Kent oversees leasing for the company in

Vice Chairman

Matthew Miller began work at Cresa in 1986

Stephen Somer

Eastdil Secured

Managing Director

Stephen Somer is a Managing Director of Eastdil

2018 Financial Outlook


Gary M. Tenzer

George Smith Partners


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

Paige Serden

City National Bank

Senior Vice President

Paige Serden is senior vice president and

Charlie Rose

Invesco Real Estate

Senior Director Structured Investments

Charlie Rose is Senior Director of Structured

Tom Whitesell

Pacific Western Bank

EVP, Group Head, Real Estate

As National Head of the

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 – 2:50pm:

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.

2:50pm – 3:10pm:

Networking Break

3:10pm – 4:00pm:

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.

4:00pm – 4:15pm:

Networking Break

4:15pm – 5:05pm:

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?

5:05pm – 5:15pm:

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.

5:15pm – 7:00pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

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