Ridge Capital Investors
Dave Karol is a Principal of Ridge Capital Investors and leads the firm’s commercial acquisitions. Prior to joining Ridge, he served as a Director of Investment Sales at HFF in San Francisco. He has been involved in the disposition and acquisition of over $4 billion of office, industrial, and mixed-use properties throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. During his tenure at HFF he was recognized by Costar as one of the top 10 sales brokers in San Francisco for both 2012 and 2013.
Immediate Past President
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.
Cushman & Wakefield
Adam Lasoff is a Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets group where he specializes in the sale of institutional office, industrial and mixed-use properties. As one of four partners on an 12-person team, Adam is responsible for managing, underwriting, and marketing investment properties for sale throughout Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. His clients include pension fund advisors, REITs, and a range of domestic and foreign private investors. Over the course of his career, he has completed over $3 billion of commercial real estate transactions for clients.
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.
Cori English brings nearly 20 years of experience in commercial real estate marketing and leasing to her role as director at RETS’ San Francisco office. 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
Jordan Angel is a Senior Director in the San Francisco office of JLL, 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.
Jay is the Founder and Managing Principal of Paceline Investors, a value-added and opportunistic investor/developer of commercial properties in the Bay Area. Previously, he had co-founded Cannae Partners, a value-added investor in the Bay Area, and invested in and developed shopping centers in mainland China in conjunction with MSREF. Jay is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania.
Kilroy Realty Corporation
Amanda Bates is a Vice President, Investments at Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC), a preeminent West Coast office owner, operator and developer. Amanda is 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.
Cox Castle & Nicholson
Margo Bradish is a Land Use Partner in the San Francisco office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson, where she counsels clients on all aspects of the land development and entitlements process. With over 20 years of experience, she has assisted clients in securing permits and approvals for transit-oriented and urban infill developments, office and industrial buildings, residential and mixed-use projects, shopping centers, senior housing, and other reuse projects.
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.
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.
Duke Realty Trust
Drew is the regional SVP for Duke Realty Trust (NYSE: DRE). He is focused on industrial operations, development and acquisitions in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and Seattle. He has successfully deployed $3.7 billion along a broad range of structures and strategies and across the primary real estate product types. Previously, he invested in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Colorado, Portland, and Seattle on behalf of American Realty Advisors, Prudential’s various third-party real estate capital funds and Prologis predecessor, AMB Property. He is a CPA and LEED AP. Drew served as the 2017 President of NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
Alex Mast is a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co and currently serves as the Market Manager for the Northern California region within the Commercial Real Estate Banking group. In his role, he provides financial solutions for developers, investors, and private equity funds. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Alex spent over 15 years at 2 of the largest commercial banks in a similar capacity. Alex is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and is a Bay Area native. served as the 2015 President of NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
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.
Rebecca Perlmutter, First Vice President at CBRE, specializes in industrial capital markets across the west coast and has completed over $20 billion worth of transactions over the last 10 years which include investment sales, land sales, and equity recapitalizations. Prior to joining CBRE Rebecca worked for Wells Fargo Securities in their Investment Banking Group and at KB Urban in acquisitions. Rebecca received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, an economics degree at UC San Diego and a CFA designation. She moved to the Bay Area three years ago to be closer to her family and expand her team’s presence in Northern California.
Dan J. Poritzky
Local Capital Group
Dan Poritzky serves as a Partner for Local Capital, 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
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.
Phillip Wang is a partner in the San Francisco office of Rimon P.C., where he practices law in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. His real estate practice includes representation of commercial developers, owners, landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers in all aspects of disputes and litigation concerning commercial properties. Phil is a graduate of Princeton University and a Bay Area native.
Colby Wick joined Shorenstein in 2011 and is a Vice President with the Capital Transactions Group. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, negotiating, and closing capital transactions in the Western United States.
Prior to joining Shorenstein, Mr. Wick was a Senior Associate at Ernst & Young advising real estate and technology clients. Previously, he was an Analyst 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. He is a board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties San Francisco Bay Area chapter. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.
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.