Amanda Bates is the Vice President, Portfolio Director for the Bay Area at EQ Office. EQ Office is the U.S. office portfolio company of Blackstone’s real estate funds. Amanda is responsible for overseeing and driving results of their existing assets, as well as execute on the acquisition of future buildings across the Bay Area. Prior to joining EQ Office in 2021, Amanda was the Bay Area Investments Lead at Kilroy Realty Corporation, a preeminent West Coast office owner, operator and developer. Amanda focused on leading the San Francisco region’s acquisitions, dispositions, development and analysis. Prior to joining Kilroy, Amanda worked in Investments Sales at HFF and Private Banking at J.P. Morgan. Amanda received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Emory University.
Immediate Past President
JLL Capital Markets
Adam Lasoff is a Managing Director with JLL’s Capital Markets group where he works with the Investment Advisory team on office, R&D, and industrial transactions and is responsible for leading the company's Corporate Capital Markets business in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Adam focuses on a wide range of single tenant and credit-related real estate transactions including sales, joint ventures, sale-leasebacks, and recapitalizations. His clients included pension fund advisors, REITs, corporate occupiers, and a range of domestic and foreign private investors. Over the course of his career, he has completed over $8 billion of commercial real estate transactions for clients.
Colby Wick joined Shorenstein in 2011 and is a Managing Director. He oversees the Western United States Investments Group which includes Capital Transactions, Asset Management, Leasing, and Development. His responsibilities include overseeing the sourcing of investment opportunities and directing the underwriting, due diligence, structuring and closing of capital transactions. In addition, he is responsible for the investment performance of assets in the West through oversight of the development and execution of asset specific strategies during the company’s ownership.
Mr. Wick is a board member of the NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter and chair of the Developing Leaders Committee. He's also a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Prior to joining Shorenstein, Mr. Wick worked at Ernst & Young advising real estate and technology clients. Previously, he worked at Base Capital, a boutique private equity real estate investment company based in Bellevue, WA.
Mr. Wick graduated from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington with a B.A. and M.S.A.
Dorband and Schneider, LLP
Dick Morisky is currently of counsel with Dorband and Schneider, LLP with over 30 years of experience in federal tax and corporate consulting for closely held and public companies in the real estate and private equity industries. Before joining Dorband and Schneider, Dick was a tax partner with Andersen Tax LLC, where his practice focused on the real estate, and private equity industries, both domestic and international. Dick has presented on corporate and real estate tax matters at various corporate seminars and trade association conferences.
Cushman & Wakefield
Cori English brings nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate marketing and leasing to her role as Managing Principal at Cushman & Wakefield. Cori began her real estate career in 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona where she focused on leasing, marketing and sales of institutional product types, including office and industrial properties. In 2000 she found her niche working with owners of institutional quality assets in Southern California at CBRE. In 2007, Cori accepted the director of leasing position for one of the largest landlords in Southern California, Maguire Properties. Collectively, Cori spent 13 years of her career with CBRE, most recently in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, where she was a First Vice President of brokerage overseeing the leasing of institutional office assets in both the urban and suburban markets surrounding San Francisco.
Board of Directors
JLL Capital Markets
Jordan Angel is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office of JLL Capital Markets, previously HFF, with more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience. He focuses on debt and equity placement transactions throughout the western United States. He has secured billions of dollars in debt and equity for office, multi-housing, retail, industrial, mixed-use, and other commercial property types. Jordan holds a degree in Management Science from UCSD. He currently serves as co-chair of programs for NAIOP and was a past president of both the Bay Area Mortgage Association and The Belden Club. As an active member and former leader of The Guardsmen he contributes to supporting the needs of at risk youth in the Bay Area.
Shartsis Friese LLP
Tess Brandwein is an attorney at the San Francisco firm of Shartsis Friese LLP and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department. She represents a broad range of clients in real estate transactions, including purchases, sales and financings of commercial properties throughout the country. Tess also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing activity.
She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to law school, Tess received her M.A. in Urban Development and Urban Education from Loyola Marymount, while teaching middle school English and History through Teach for America. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her B.A.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Dan Engler is a partner at the law firm of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP in San Francisco, where he represents clients in the buying, selling, leasing, and development of real estate across a range of industries including residential, commercial, mixed-use, life science, health care, and renewable energy. As part of his practice, Dan regularly advises clients on commercial leasing and purchase and sale transactions, as well as land use issues and the laws and regulations applicable to the development process in California. Dan received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.
Patrick Fisher is a Managing Partner at Lift Partners. Prior to founding Lift, Patrick served as a Managing Partner of MHF Real Estate, a Receivership & Asset Management firm that managed 2 million square feet of commercial assets on behalf of GE Capital, CIII Realty, CW Capital and Wells Fargo. Prior to joining MHF, Patrick served as Vice President of Real Estate Capital Investments for Wells Fargo Bank, a $500 million joint venture equity platform, where he sourced and managed joint venture equity investments on the West Coast. Earlier in his tenure at Wells Fargo, Patrick served as a Vice President of REO responsible for managing a $200 million portfolio of distressed commercial real estate assets throughout the United States. Patrick began his career in real estate as an Analyst for Equity One (NYSE: EQY, now REG). Patrick holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, Patrick served as captain of the Men's Soccer Team and post graduation went on to a brief stint in Major League Soccer. Patrick is a Bay Area native and spends most of his free time chasing his three kids under the age of 7.
Teresa Goodwin is a Regional Director for HPA, Inc., a multi-disciplined design corporation that offers services in architecture, planning, and interiors to institutions, corporations, and developers throughout the Western United States with an emphasis in the design of warehouse and industrial buildings.
She started her career as a structural designer for a Reno, Nevada based architecture and engineering company. She progressed from structural designer to project manager to Vice President. In 2009 she founded PeopleSpaces Design Group an Oakland based design and engineering firm that specialized in commercial tenant improvements. She joined HPA in 2011 and now manages the Oakland office specializing in the design of industrial buildings.
She is a Past President for the East Bay chapter of CREW, Commercial Real Estate Women and an active member of the NAIOP SF Chapter including a YPG Alumni and member of the industrial committee.
Briana Harney is a Vice President in NorthMarq Capital's San Francisco office. She is responsible for placing both debt and equity for her clients with a focus on Bay Area financing. During her career at NorthMarq she has closed over $2.5 billion in debt and equity transactions covering the full spectrum of lender and product types.
Briana is the current President of the Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association (BREAA) and is also an active member of NAIOP where she serves as the co-chair of the Membership Committee. In addition to those roles, Briana is actively involved in Urban Land Institute San Francisco, the Bay Area Mortgage Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association, WIRE, and CREW.
Briana earned her B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley and later earned her M.B.A. at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. As an undergraduate, Briana played on Cal’s Women's Division I Field Hockey team. She continues to pursue her passion for sports and team camaraderie by competing on the Olympic Club’s Field Hockey team in San Francisco.
Ridge Capital Investors
David is a Managing Director of Ridge Capital Investors and leads the firm’s office and industrial acquisitions in California, Oregon and Washington. With over 15 years of commercial real estate transactional experience he has been involved in the disposition and acquisition of over $5 billion of office, industrial, andmixed-use properties throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Ridge in 2014, David served as a Director of Investment Sales at HFF in San Francisco. During his tenure at HFF, Costar recognized him as one of the top 10 sales brokers in San Francisco for both 2012 and 2013.
New York Life Real Estate Investors
James Nearon is a Director with New York Life Real Estate Investors where he heads up originations in the Western Region for their structured lending platform (bridge, construction, high yield). Prior to joining New York Life, James was at PCCP where his responsibilities included equity acquisitions, debt originations, structuring, negotiations, dispositions, asset management and workouts. James received an M.B.A from Yale University, a B.A. from Brigham Young University and is a CFA charterholder.
Kellam Nelson is a global commercial real estate broker at Colliers International in San Francisco with over a decade of experience in corporate tenant representation. He has represented a broad range of clients in real estate transactions and strategy with a focus on office properties. Kellam received his B.S. in Business Administration and B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon and is a Marin County native.
Dan J. Poritzky
Blue Rise Ventures
Dan Poritzky serves as a Partner for Blue Rise Ventures, a privately held real estate development and investment company headquartered in San Francisco. Mr. Poritzky oversees the commercial and industrial platform. Prior to Local Capital, Mr. Poritzky spent the past 17 years at Prologis, Eastdil, and MWest Properties where he worked on over $9 billion of real estate in the following capacities: acquisitions, asset management, financings and leasing. Most recently, he completed a 9 month assignment at LeEco, where his primary role was entitlement and pre-development of a 50 acre site in Santa Clara, CA. Mr. Poritzky received his B.S. in Accounting from the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University.
Long Market Property Partners
Justin is a Principal at Long Market Property Partners, an owner and operator of office and retail assets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before co-founding Long Market Property Partners, Justin worked in San Francisco as a Vice President at Seligman Western Enterprises on capital transactions and asset management across several west coast markets. During his time there, he completed over $425 million of office and retail acquisitions and recapitalizations in California, Texas, Nevada and Hawaii. Additionally, he was responsible for the asset management of a 1.6 million square foot, 8 property office/retail portfolio.
Before joining Seligman Western, Justin worked at Lowe Enterprises focusing on the leasing, marketing and operations of the iconic Transamerica Pyramid portfolio in San Francisco. Prior to his time at Lowe, Justin worked in the capital markets group at Jones Lang LaSalle where he helped execute various investment sales, debt placement, and advisory assignments for institutional and corporate clients. Justin holds a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Trammell Croy Company
Adam Voelker serves as Business Unit Leader and Principal for Trammell Crow Company’s Northern California Business Unit. In this role, he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the office and strategic oversight of all new development and investment activity in the Bay Area.
Prior to joining Trammell Crow Company, Adam worked as a Managing Director for Tishman Speyer for nine years in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. He was responsible for acquisitions and new development opportunities in Northern California across office, life science and residential product types. In this role he was integrally involved in all capital markets activities, partner relationships and managed the development of Mission Rock, a 2.7-million-square-foot mixed-use project in San Francisco on the waterfront.
Before joining Tishman Speyer, Voelker worked in Acquisitions and Project Management at The Abbey Company in Southern California after graduating from Penn State University. Voelker is actively involved in ULI through the national IOPC Council, NAIOP, and through several local community organizations. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children and live in Lafayette, CA.
Lauren Young is a Partner of PCCP and serves as the Firm’s Chief Risk Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. She is a member of PCCP’s Executive Committee. Ms. Young joined PCCP in 2003, and her past responsibilities have included head of asset management, fund manager for PCCP’s commingled equity funds and joint ventures, as well as equity and debt originations, structuring, negotiation, due diligence, closings, and asset management with a focus on northern California and Colorado. Prior to PCCP, Ms. Young held management consulting, strategic planning, and market intelligence roles at Mercer Management Consulting and Philips Electronics Hong Kong. Ms. Young received her B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Alison Trejo, CAE
Alison serves as Executive Director of the NAIOP Chapter. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Alison holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She has worked in association management since 2010 and with NAIOP since 2013.