September 28, 1950 - March 3, 2021 Byron Warren Pinckert husband, father, architect and novelist passed away on March 3, 2021, in Long Beach, CA. Pinckert was the author of both editions of NAIOP’s influential publication, “Rules of Thumb for Distribution/Warehouse Facilities.” After graduating in 1968 from Pacific High School in San Bernardino, CA, Byron earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Southern California (1968-1972) followed by a master's degree in architecture (MArch) from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1972-1975). In 1980, Pinckert and Dennis L. Hill formed their own architectural firm, the Irvine, CA-based HPA, focusing on commercial buildings. They sold the firm in 2008 to the current partners and Byron continued at HPA maintaining an active role in design and teaching. The firm has currently designed more industrial facilities than any other architecture firm in the country. Byron is survived by his wife Nancy Tormey Pinckert, his daughter Virginia Christine (Ginnichris) Pinckert, his son Dylan Warren Pinckert, his sister Toni Pinckert Bancroft (Robert), his half-brother Warren E. Pinckert Jr. (Connie), and half-sister Pam Borell. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the General Fund of Westerly School of Long Beach in Byron's honor.
Dan Engler is a real estate lawyer who is passionate about solving complex problems for his clients so their transactions and development projects can proceed. As a partner at the law firm of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP in San Francisco, his work provides a never-ending supply of such challenges.
NAIOP SFBA’s March 25th Zoom-in webinar explored the hot Bay Area Life Sciences Market with a panel of leading experts. Moderated by veteran broker Ben Paul, Executive Managing Director/Principal, Cushman & Wakefield, the discussion focused on the needs and wants of today's tenants, as well as the challenges and opportunities that this dynamic market presents.
NAIOP SFBA hosted a Data Center Market Overview as it’s March 11th Zoom-In Webinar. The event consisted of an in-depth discussion on the state of digital real estate and what drives fundamentals in this thriving market sector. Moderated by Michael Hochanadel, Head of Digital Real Estate, Harrison Street, the program featured a candid conversation with four of the top data center deal makers active in the Bay Area market and beyond. Panelists included: Aaron Wangenheim, T5 Data Centers; John Sheputis, Managing Director, GI Partners; Raul Saavedra, Senior Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets; and Mike Armstrong, Managing Director, Stream.
Beginning Wednesday, March 24, San Francisco will resume most businesses and activities that are allowed by the State in the orange tier. This includes indoor offices, outdoor bars, and indoor recreation, as well as expanded outdoor entertainment, as long as they comply with required safety protocols.
NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is offering a scholarship program for ARGUS Enterprise* Software Certification through the NAIOP Center for Education. This certification is often a required entry-level skill for commercial real estate analyst positions, particularly in asset management and acquisitions. It is our understanding that the high cost of obtaining this certification may create a barrier for otherwise qualified candidates who may not have the access or resources to obtain it.
Applications for the scholarship are accepted online.
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.