Speakers

Loryn Dunn Arkow

Loryn Dunn Arkow, Partner, Kelley Drye and Warren

Loryn Dunn Arkow is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kelley Drye and Warren LLP. Ms. Arkow counsels real estate investors, lenders, developers and sponsors in their acquisition, ownership, debt and equity financing, development and disposition of real estate. She handles transactions in a variety of sectors, including industrial, multifamily, retail, office and mixed-use projects.
 
Brad Cox

Bradley Cox, Senior Managing Director, Trammell Crow

Brad is responsible for the overall performance and profitability of the Greater Los Angeles Development & Investment Group, including capital partner relationship management, setting investment strategy, creating deal flow, asset management and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the business unit. Brad leads the team for the JP Morgan West Los Angeles 4.2M square foot portfolio including managing the leasing, property and project management teams on behalf of CBRE.

Amy Forbes

Amy Forbes, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Amy R. Forbes is a co-partner in charge of the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and co-chair of its Land Use practice group. Ms. Forbes represents real estate owners and investors in complex entitlement matters and is an expert in the California Environmental Quality Act, redevelopment and municipal law, including eminent domain and CEQA litigation. Ms. Forbes graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton University in 1980 and from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1984, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Jilliene Helman

Jilliene Helman, CEO & Co-Founder, Realty Mogul

Jilliene is the CEO and Co-Founder of Realty Mogul responsible for strategic direction and operations. Previously she was a Vice President at Union Bank, where she spent time in Wealth Management, Finance and Risk Management. Jilliene is a Certified Wealth Strategist®, holds a Series 63 license and has a degree in Business from Georgetown University.
 
Thomas Hanley

Thomas Hanley, Partner, Loeb & Loeb

Thomas Hanley is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb LLP. Mr. Hanley focuses his practice on all areas of transactional real estate law, with emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, retail and office leasing, and commercial development, including office projects, multi-family projects, retail projects, industrial buildings, hotels and large multi-asset portfolios. In addition, he has extensive experience in representation of commercial lenders in real estate financings. Recently, Mr. Hanley led a team in the due diligence review of a portfolio of 43 real estate loans exceeding $700 million in face value. In 2011 alone, Mr. Hanley was engaged in representing clients in transactions valued well in excess of $1.5 billion. He also regularly advises clients in restructuring loan agreements, real estate workouts, negotiating pre-bankruptcy settlements, and coordinating regulatory compliance.
 
Jay Kerner

Jay Kerner, Chief Executive Officer, US Realty Partners

Mr. Kerner is the founder and CEO of U.S. Realty Partners. He has over twenty six years of experience in the acquisition, development, operation, leasing and management of shopping centers. Mr. Kerner was formerly the Regional Director of Capital and Counties, U.S.A., a private real estate investment trust with 2.5 million square feet of retail, office and mixed use properties organized as a subsidiary of Capital Shopping Centres Group, London. He also served as Senior Director of Acquisitions for Federal Real Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) a fully integrated real estate investment trust with more than 19 million square feet of retail and mixed use properties and a market capitalization of approximately $5 Billion.

Jay Krigsman

Jay Krigsman, Executive VP – Asset Manager, Krausz Companies

Executive Vice President and Asset Manager of The Krausz Companies, Jay joined the company in 1992. Jay oversees the company’s property management team and is responsible for developing and implementing strategic leasing programs. Prior to joining The Krausz Companies, Jay had senior leasing responsibilities for Birtcher Development Co., particularly with respect to their one million square-foot development in La Palma, California. Jay holds a CCIM designation, is an ICSC Senior Certified Leasing Specialist and holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License. Jay received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, where he concentrated in Urban Studies and Real Estate Development.  Jay is also a principal in various Krausz projects.

Kenneth Lombard

Kenneth Lombard, Partner, Capri Capital Partners

Ken Lombard is Vice Chairman – Investments and Partner at Capri Capital Partners, LLC, and a member of Capri’s Investment Committee. He is responsible for equity and structured finance investments as well as asset management for the firm. Lombard manages the $538 million Capri Urban Fund that invests in the development, redevelopment and repositioning of well-located commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate properties in densely-populated urban markets. Over the past two years, Lombard’s team has invested in real estate assets valued at more than $1.1 billion.

Paul Loubet

Paul Loubet, Western Regional Director – NRG, Marcus & Millichap

Loubet has an extensive background in the retail industry spanning more than 25 years and including more than $450 million in transactions. He was the big box leasing specialist for the western region for General Growth Properties (GGP), and vice president of investments for Regency Centers where he was responsible for acquiring and developing grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers.Prior to Regency, Loubet was the director of real estate for the Ralphs/Food 4 Less division of Kroger, managing new store development in California and Nevada. Loubet started his career as an associate with Grubb & Ellis Commercial Brokerage. He also ran real estate consulting firm Dreyfus Real Estate, where he assisted owners of retail properties to maximize the value of their assets.

Allison Lynch

Allison Lynch, VP – Asset Management, Watt Companies

Allison Lynch joined Watt in 2004.  As Vice President of Asset Management for Watt Properties, Allison is responsible for all aspects of asset and property management on a portfolio of 60 properties comprised of retail, office, industrial and multi family. Prior to joining Watt, Allison was Vice President of Asset Management for CNA Enterprises where she managed a portfolio of 30 assets throughout the Southwestern United States.  She has worked in various Asset Management and Property Management positions overseeing all types of commercial real estate for real estate firms such as Burnham Pacific, CB Richard Ellis, MBK Northwest, and Terranomics Retail Services.

Scott Mackey

Scott Mackey, Principal, Lionakis

As a Principal at Lionakis, Scott Mackey has over 24 years of experience in the architectural industry and has been providing high quality design and project management to a variety of clients in the healthcare, commercial, education and civic markets. His inspired creativity and forward-thinking design sense fosters team collaboration and innovative design solutions. Scott has a strong reputation for delivering quality projects that are not only aesthetically creative, but designed with functionality and efficiency. His robust experience makes him acutely aware of the lasting impacts of the architectural building industry, typically integrating sustainable design elements into the built environment. Scott has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

David Manshoory

David Manshoory, Founder & CEO, Asset Avenue

David Manshoory is the Founder and CEO of Asset Avenue, an online marketplace that allows investors to invest directly in high quality commercial real estate properties, providing passive cash flows from previously inaccessible investment opportunities. David has ten years of experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, due diligence and management. He previously founded Momentum Capital Partners, an investor-backed real estate fund, and worked in acquisitions and development at a number of notable real estate investment companies, where he evaluated the financial returns of over $1 billion of commercial real estate projects.

Kelly Masuda

Kelly Masuda, Chief Investment Officer, Caruso Affiliated

In his role with the company, Kelly Masuda is responsible for all investment matters including designing and implementing strategies for the company’s equity and fixed income portfolios as well as  managing and overseeing all aspects of the company’s property level and corporate level financings, including construction loans, permanent financings and revolving credit facilities.   He also serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee which reviews all real estate acquisition and development opportunities, and leads the company’s strategic planning process.

Neil Mishurda

Neil Mishurda, Partner & Co-Founder, Pacific Industrial

During his career, Mr. Mishurda has been responsible for the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of over 4 million square feet of industrial real estate, primarily in the in-fill markets in Los Angeles. Prior to co-founding Pacific Industrial, Mr. Mishurda was a founding shareholder and Executive Managing Director with Xebec Realty Partners (“Xebec”), a privately held industrial real estate development and investment firm that constructed and acquired $400 million of industrial assets during his tenure. At Xebec, Mr. Mishurda sourced and completed complex transactions with both private and institutional capital partners, ranging from build-to-suits and land acquisitions with governmental agencies to acquisitions of highly competitive in-fill development projects.

Ross Mitchell

Ross Mitchell, President, Dunbar Investments

In his role as President of Dunbar Real Estate Investment Management, Ross Mitchell has overall responsibility for the firm’s investment and management activities. Since inception in June 2011,Dunbar has acquired over 500,000 square feet of value-added industrial real estate in Phoenix and Southern California including the acquisition of non-performing loans. Dunbar acquires assets on behalf of private and institutional capital sources.

Sean Moghavem

Sean Moghavem, President, Archway Holdings

Sean Moghavem is the President of Archway Holdings Corp., a privately held group of companies that invests in Healthcare Real Estate in California and Arizona. Archway also focuses on partnering with Regional and National Practice Groups, and Hospitals in building Specialty Projects. Current examples include expansion projects with Multi-Disciplinary Surgery Centers, Bariatric Physician Group, Radiology/Oncology Group and Urgent Care.

David Mossman

David Mossman, Chief Investment Officer, Donahue Schriber

David W. Mossman serves as Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Mossman oversees the teams responsible for sourcing acquisition and development opportunities, as well as, strategic dispositions (property sales) within the portfolio. As a component to this role, Mr. Mossman directs all leasing activity through internal leasing staff and external brokers. In his 17 years with Donahue Schriber, he has overseen in excess of $1 billion of new property acquisitions, property dispositions and development projects for the company.

Stefan Oh

Stefan Oh, SVP – Acquisitions, Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II

Oh has served as our senior vice president, Acquisitions since January 2009. Oh has also served as the senior vice president, Acquisitions of American Healthcare Investors since January 2012. Oh served as the senior vice president, Healthcare Real Estate of Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors from January 2010 to January 2012, having served in the same capacity for Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors from June 2007 to January 2010, where he was responsible for the acquisition and management of healthcare real estate.

Mark Payne

Mark Payne, Partner, Panattoni

Mark leads Panattoni’s operations in LA and San Diego. With 150M SF of completed projects, Panattoni ranks among the top industrial developers in the US. Prior to starting Panattoni’s LA and San Diego ops in ’09, Mark launched Panattoni Europe in ’04. Under his leadership, it grew to 120 employees, 12 offices, and a 97% leased portfolio. While there, Mark led the development of 12M SF of industrial and retail projects.

John Pollock

John Pollock, Chief Operations Officer, Meridian

John Pollock is chief operating officer of Meridian, a Marcus and Millichap subsidiary. He is responsible for the vision, growth and profitability of Meridian. John directs the company’s strategy and manages operations including, development, sales, marketing, asset management and finance. Prior to his appointment as COO, John was Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

 

Al PontiusAlan Pontius, Senior Vice President, Marcus & Millichap

Alan Pontius is a senior vice president at Marcus & Millichap and is based in the San Francisco office. Mr. Pontius oversees the firm’s commercial property sales activities including office, industrial, and retail. He is also national director of the firm’s National Office and Industrial Properties Group (NOIPG), Net Leased Properties Group (NLPG) and its Healthcare Real Estate Group (HREG). Mr. Pontius also oversees the firm’s Special Assets Services (SAS) division.

Eric Remensperger

Eric Remensperger, Partner, Proskauer

D. Eric Remensperger is head of the West Coast Real Estate Group and a Partner in the Los Angeles office. With more than 25 years of experience, working on some of the most complex and difficult real estate transactions, Eric is able to counsel clients with the confidence and experience needed to bring such transactions to a speedy and successful close. Eric has a comprehensive understanding of the constantly changing business climate and real estate markets.
 
Richard Riordan

Richard Riordan, Former Mayor, Los Angeles

Richard Riordan was born in Flushing, New York in 1930. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Princeton University in 1952, after which he served in the Korean War as a U.S. Army field artillery officer. After leaving the Army, Riordan attended the University of Michigan, where he earned a law degree. He went on to become a successful attorney and businessman, forming the law firm of Riordan & McKinzie during the early 1970s. In June of 1993, Riordan was elected to succeed long-term Mayor Tom Bradley to become the 39th mayor of Los Angeles. He assumed office on July 1, 1993. On April 8, 1997, more than 60 percent of Los Angeles voters reelected him to a second term that concluded on June 30, 2001.

Carol Schatz

Carol Schatz, President & CEO, LA Downtown Center Business Improvement District

Carol E. Schatz is the first woman to serve as President and CEO of the Central City Association(CCA) of Los Angeles. Established in 1924, CCA is LA’s premiere business advocacy organization representing major corporations, housing and commercial developers, law and accounting firms, and non-profits in Los Angeles. CCA’s 450 members employ over 300,000 people in the LA region. Carol’s dynamic and determined leadership has turned CCA into an advocacy powerhouse for business in Los Angeles and revitalization efforts in Downtown Los Angeles. Carol also serves as President and CEO of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID), a coalition of 480 property owners in the center of Downtown Los Angeles.

Mark Schurgin

Mark Schurgin, President, Festival Companies

Mark Schurgin is the President and co-founder of The Festival Companies, a Los Angeles based privately owned shopping center development, investment and real estate advisory firm. Under his leadership the firm has developed and acquired over 25,000,000 square feet of retail properties in 23 states. The Festival Companies real estate advisory division provides real estate advisory, management and development services to institutional clients and private investors.

John Smelter

John Smelter, 1st Vice President – Investments, Marcus & Millichap

John Smelter has specialized in investment real estate brokerage for 30 years with a focus on healthcare real estate for the past 25 years. John is a First Vice President of Investments and Senior Director of the Marcus & Millichap Healthcare Real Estate Group and National Office and Industrial Properties Group. John has consistently ranked in the top 1% to 10% of 1,000 plus Marcus and Millichap agents nationally. He has also recently ranked in the distinguished “Top Thirty” four times. In 2012, John ranked No. 2 nationally in the National Office and Industrial Properties Group and No. 1 nationally in the Healthcare Real Estate Group. He also has been the No. 1 medical office agent in California since 1990 for medical projects 20,000 SF plus with a market share exceeding 25%.

Steve Soboroff

Steve Soboroff, President, Los Angeles Police Commission

Steve is President of the Los Angeles Police Commission, appointed in August 2013 by Mayor Eric Garcetti and elected President by his fellow Police Commissioners, as well as Chairman of the Board of The Weingart Foundation, a major philanthropic institution serving the needs of Southern California, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Friends Of EXPO Center, one the largest urban community recreation facilities in the United States, Senior Advisor to the California Science Center/NASA project that relocated the Space Shuttle Endeavour to a permanent museum in Exposition Park, and Chairman of the ParksSave campaign to preserve funding for Los Angeles parks.

Joseph Soleiman

Joseph Soleiman, Director of Acquisitions, ICO Group

H. Joseph Soleiman serves as ICO’s Director of Acquisitions. In this capacity, Mr. Soleiman identifies, researches and underwrites ICO real estate investment and development opportunities. Once an investment or development is targeted, Mr. Soleiman is responsible for negotiating purchase and sale terms and perform due diligence on the target opportunity. Mr. Soleiman manages the entire acquisition process to close of escrow. In any given transaction, Mr. Soleiman is also responsible for coordinating with a variety of in-house and outside consultants, including environmental, geotechnical, civil engineering, architectural and if necessary, outside legal counsel.

Neil Soskin

Neil Soskin, VP – Real Estate, Primestor

Neil joined Primestor in November of 2011 as our Vice President of Real Estate. He is responsible for all leasing, property management and asset management for the entire portfolio. He brings us almost 30 years of experience in the retail real estate business in leasing, asset management, development and property management. Immediately prior to joining Primestor, Neil was Vice President / Director, Western Region at Weingarten Realty.

Timur Tecimer

Timur Tecimer, Chief Executive Officer, Overton Moore Properties

Mr. Tecimer joined Overton Moore Properties in July 2000 as President and COO. Tecimer brings a wide experience in commercial and industrial development, asset management, property management, and leasing services to the Company. He is responsible for overseeing all of the firms operations including acquisitions/investments, development and management. In addition, Mr. Tecimer directs all joint venture and capital structures and long range planning of the firm.

Roger Vincent

Roger Vincent, Staff Writer – Commercial Real Estate, Los Angeles Times

Roger Vincent has been covering commercial real estate in Southern California since the mid 1980s and has seen its booms and busts. He writes about office, industrial, retail and hotel properties and the impact the real estate industry has on our economy.

 

Sondra Wenger

Sondra Wenger, 1st Vice President – Investments, CIM Group

Sondra Wenger is a 1st estate investments across the United States and internationally. Transactions have included equity, joint venture and debt positions in stabilized, distressed, value-add and ground up development for office buildings, retail projects, apartments, condominiums and hotels. She joined CIM in 2009, and has sourced, negotiated, and closed over $2 billion in transactions since she has joined the firm.

Gary Willard

Gary Willard, Western Director – NOIPG, Marcus & Millichap

During Mr. Willard’s 30 year career as an investment broker, he has represented over 150 clients in the sale of investment assets totaling $2.5 B. As a member of CBRE’s Institutional Services Group, he represented the firm’s institutional clients in the sale of major San Francisco Bay Area office and industrial assets. In 2000, he was recruited by NAI BT Commercial, now Cassidy Turley, to develop and grow their institutional practice platform. He recently left sales and now, as regional director at Marcus & Millichap, his responsibilities include expanding the office and industrial investment sales team in the western third of the country while also providing mentoring and training to new and existing agents. He also pursues new office and industrial property investment brokerage business throughout the western US.

Richard Ziman

Richard Ziman, Chairman, Rexford Industrial

Mr. Ziman serves as Chairman of Rexford Industrial. Mr. Ziman has served as the Co-Founder, Chairman and Director of the firm’s predecessor business since its inception in December 2001. Mr. Ziman’s industrial real estate experience comprises over forty years of industrial real estate investment experience overseeing his personal, family and foundation-related investments in Southern California as well as having co-founded and served as Chairman of the management companies that the firm will acquire as part of the formation transactions.

Not Pictured:

  • Pat Barber, VP of Real Estate, Smart & Final
  • Richard Chase, President – Acquisitions, Penwood Real Estate Investments
  • José Huizar, Councilmember, Los Angeles City Council
  • David Lebowitz, Executive Vice President, G&L Realty Corp.
  • Kim Snyder, President – US Southwest Region, Prologis