Agenda & Presentations

38th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium
Monday, November 23, 2015
8:00am – 5:00pm
The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
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Registration and Continental Breakfast  7:15 – 8:00 am

OPENING REMARKS  8:00 – 8:15 am

SESSION ONE 8:15 – 9:15 am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - THE REAL ESTATE & ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Kenneth T. Rosen, Chairman, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, UC Berkeley
Moderator: Robert H. Edelstein, Co-Chair & Professor, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, UC Berkeley

SESSION TWO 9:15 – 10:30 am
LAND USE CHALLENGES IN SAN FRANCISCO - WATERFRONT AND MISSION BAY DEVELOPMENT
Ken Rich, Director of Development, San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development Presentation
Jon Knorpp, Managing Director - Giants Development Services, San Francisco Giants Presentation
Kelly Pretzer, Development Manager, Forest City
Moderator: Bill Falik, Managing Partner, Westpark Communities

Break  10:30 – 10:50 am

SESSION THREE 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
TRENDS IN FINANCING HOMEOWNERSHIP AND RENTAL HOUSING
Gary Acosta, Co-Founder and Executive Director, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
Deven Mays, Senior Vice President, City National Bank
John Kauh, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Moderator: Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, UC Berkeley

SESSION FOUR 12:05 – 1:35 pm
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Richard Green, Senior Advisor, HUD Presentation
Moderator: Larry Rosenthal, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy and Program Director, Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement, UC Berkeley

SESSION FIVE 1:35 – 2:50 pm
SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION DRIVING PROPERTY PROFITABILITY
Julia Wilhelm, Executive Vice President, JLL Presentation
Brenden Millstein, CEO, Carbon Lighthouse Presentation
Joe Euphrat, Managing Director, CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital Presentation
Moderator: Scott Muldavin, Senior Advisor, Delos and Executive Director, Green Building Finance Consortium

Break  2:50 – 3:10 pm

SESSION SIX 3:10 – 4:25 pm
TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS: DISRUPTING EVERYTHING
Steve Schellenberg, Vice President of Business Development, IMS Worldwide Presentation
Ben Conwell, Senior Managing Director & National Practice Leader, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Steve Callaway, Managing Director, Head of Global Customer Solutions, Prologis
Moderator: Elliot Stein, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute San Francisco

CLOSING REMARKS 4:25 – 4:40 pm

CalBRE Exam for Continuing Education Applicants 4:40 – 5:00 pm

Speakers, order of speakers in sessions, topics and timing are subject to change. We have been approved for continuing education credit from the California Bureau of Real Estate, and from the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. (Last updated on December 7, 2015)

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Conference Chair, Professor Robert Edelstein