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.
Immediate Past President
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.
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.
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.
Kristine Nielson joined Harvest Properties in 2014 and is responsible for the company’s corporate and investment accounting functions. She brings 15 years of experience in real estate and corporate accounting. Before joining Harvest, Kristine spent 3 years at Gap Inc. as a Sr. Financial Analyst in Internal Reporting for the Corporate Controller’s Group. Prior to Gap Inc., she was a Property Accountant for Harvest and worked at Deloitte in Audit focusing primarily on Commercial Real Estate Industry clients. Kristine is an active member of NAIOP, assisting in the Finance Committee and also a YPG alum.
Kristine holds her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management Economics, with an Accounting Emphasis from University of California, Santa Cruz. She lives in Oakland and enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children.
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.
Chris Banke is a director on the equity sales team at Eastdil Secured in San Francisco. Chris specializes in asset & portfolio sales, joint-ventures, structured equity/debt products, and equity raises for office, life-sciences, and medical office assets throughout the Bay Area and across the US. With over 14 years in commercial real estate, Chris has advised on more than $35 billion in capital transactions on behalf of clients with notable deals including The Ferry Building, Mission Rock, Park Tower, and Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco.
He currently serves as co-chair of the NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter’s Sponsorship Committee and is also an active volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco.
Prior to joining Eastdil Secured, Chris began his career at Cassidy Turley (now a part of Cushman & Wakefield) where he focused on tenant representation and corporate service transactions in San Diego before joining their capital markets team in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from San Diego State University.
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.
Stew Cedarleaf serves as the Managing Director for Northern California Acquisitions for Gemdale USA. He leads the company’s acquisition and disposition activity across Northern California and plays a key role in capital markets, leasing, and overall investment strategy. Prior to joining Gemdale USA, Stew had his own consulting and investing business where he focused on acquisitions, development, and financial analysis for real estate developers and investors. Mr. Cedarleaf has over 15 years of real estate experience, holding positions at Prologis Inc., FivePoint Holdings, Poly Global, and the real estate practice at EY. He has been directly involved in over $10 billion of transactions, ranging from small single asset investments to entity-level mergers and acquisitions.
Stew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a licensed real estate salesperson in California.
JP Morgan Chase
Jonathan Colton is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan, where he leads a team responsible for structuring credit facilities for private real estate investors based in San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. Colton has over 10 years of experience in institutional real estate lending and has been involved in over $9 billion in closed financings during that time. He received his Bachelor’s in Finance from Arizona State University as part of Barrett, The Honors College and resides in the East Bay with his wife and three children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phase 3 Real Estate Partners, Inc
As the Senior Director of Leasing and Marketing, I help facilitate the Bay Area Portfolio efforts at multiple iconic GENESIS projects, located in the epicenter of the life science clusters near and around South San Francisco. My 13 years of experience within the real estate industry has equipped me with exceptional knowledge of negotiation, marketing implementation and management skills at Class A assets.
The dexterity of my negotiation skills supports Phase 3's goals and sustains the sophistication of GENESIS while providing our tenants with Class A services. My robust background in marketing allows for strong implementation in optimizing, maintaining, and monitoring the marketing efforts with the repurposed vision of GENESIS to the Life Science community. In addition, I facilitate the management across the projects while being the main liaison to ensure productivity, leasing operations, implementing policies and standards.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Communications at California State University of San Marcos, as well, I hold my California Real Estate License.
Developed and Managed over 4.5 Million square feet of Life Science Real Estate with efforts focused on Leasing and Marketing - San Francisco, Boston, San Diego
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.