Connect CRE: Connect San Francisco 2017

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Connect CRE: Connect San Francisco 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:30pm to 7:45pm


San Francisco’s market is continuing to show no signs of slowing down. Strategies Behind Mega Developments. Various Neighborhoods and Their Separate Demands. Opportunities and Capital Market Outlook. Transportation Initiatives.

We’ll meet you in the Yerba Buena district at the SPUR Urban Center, a LEED Silver certified green building.

Join us for an afternoon of informative panels, networking and tasty cocktails.

For more information: Connect CRE: Connect San Francisco 2017


Organizer / Producer



RegistrationChristina CahillCall (206) 661-7595
SponsorshipSarah QuinnCall (213) 545-4068


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

1:15pm – 1:40pm
Registration and Networking

1:40pm – 1:45pm
Opening Remarks

1:45pm – 2:35pm
Mega Developments: Shaping the Skyline
The largest and most diverse projects in San Francisco are being approved and built around the city. We sit down with the decision-makers to discuss the process behind what it takes to bring them to life.

2:40pm – 3:25pm
Top Lenders & Capital Markets: Investing in the Bay Area
San Francisco is known for being the most expensive real estate market. And tons of people are competing in the bridge lending space as older assets are being acquired and repurposed for creative space. We’ll cover everything from raising capital through long-term investments to bridge lending and more.

3:25pm – 3:40pm
Networking Break

3:40pm – 4:30pm
Creating Communities in Active Neighborhoods
What types of amenities are tenants demanding and which factors are driving the strategy behind how and where these developments are coming to life? We’ll answer these questions and discuss the demand drivers behind the development of the city’s newest work, live, play communities.

4:30pm – 6:30pm
Cocktail Reception


Alexa Mizrahi Director Lone Oak Fund
Alexa Lauren Mizrahi serves as Director of Loan Origination for Lone Oak Fund, LLC. She graduated with Provost’s Honors from the University of California, San Diego in 2008, earning a Bachelor of Science in Microeconomics & Mathematics. Since joining Lone Oak Fund’s Loan Origination Department in 2009, Alexa has underwritten thousands of commercial real estate transactions and has closed more than $500 million in bridge loans. Alexa originates short term financing up to $30 million for California investment properties. She is a board member for the Los Angeles Mortgage Association, has spoken on numerous panels for organizations such as RealShare, IMN, and Bisnow, and has been published in several periodicals, including the Los Angeles Business Journal, Scotsman Guide, and GlobeSt. View Profile
Arden Hearing Managing Director Trumark Urban
Arden Hearing is a real estate developer for the next generation. His passion for curating buildings that enhance the surrounding community is at the core of his work at Trumark Urban. He strives to empathize with the people who will live and work in the buildings that Trumark Urban produces in order to ensure an environment that inspires residents and tenants to be the best version of their selves. View Profile
Charlie McGann Senior Vice President City National Bank
Charlie McGann is a Senior Vice President at City National Bank. View Profile
Darin Schoolmeester Principal MVE + PARTNERS
Named Principal of MVE + Partners in 2004, Darin Schoolmeester embraces the challenges of high-density urban infill, affordable residential, and mixed-use developments, leading teams on these assignments as well as luxury resort, transit-oriented development, and senior housing projects. He is constantly pushing the design envelope and also leads the firs research and development efforts with the goals of establishing new concepts that provide developers with high-density, affordable design solutions. Daris philosophy oftailored executio in architectural design assures that each project responds to both constraints and opportunities in a way that most benefits the client and the community. View Profile
Jack Sylvan Senior Vice President, Development Forest City Realty Trust
Jack has 17 years of real estate development and planning experience in the private and public sector ranging from providing advisory services to managing and negotiating large, complex public/private development projects.
Lydia Tan Senior Vice President, Head of Development Bentall Kennedy
Lydia Tan is the Senior Vice President and Head of Development at Bentall Kennedy. View Profile
Ryan Wagner Senior Vice President Colliers International
Ryan specializes in the analysis, marketing, and the disposition of multifamily properties throughout the Greater Bay Area. View Profile
Brandon Wang Senior Vice President, Development & Investments Kilroy Realty
Brandon Wang is responsible for acquisitions and development feasibility in Northern California for Kilroy Realty. Since joining Kilroy in September 2011, Brandon has been involved with over 3.0M square feet of acquisition and development activity, representing over $2.0B in investments. He has over eight years of commercial real estate experience, having held positions with Lowe Enterprises, Morgan Stanley, and Cushman & Wakefield prior to joining Kilroy. View Profile



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Spur Urban Center
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San Francisco, CA 94105
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