Amanda Bates is a commercial real estate professional who loves seeing developments come to life. She is Vice President, Bay Area Investments Lead at Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC), the renowned West Coast office and mixed-use developer, owner and operator. Bates is responsible for sourcing new investment ideas across the Bay Area and quarterbacking ground-up development projects from land acquisition, to construction, budgeting, lease up and stabilization. “Because I am involved in all aspects of projects, I get to work across departments internally,” she said. “I enjoy that collaboration immensely and it has given me a literal ‘ground up’ education in real estate development.” Her favorite part of her role is leading the disposition process and thinking strategically to get ahead of issues before they come up. She has executed on approximately 5 million square feet of office building sales during her time at Kilroy.
Life sciences real estate was performing well before the COVID-19 pandemic struck earlier this year. For example, CBRE’s “U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook 2020” notes that the sector (including medical office) accounted for an annual average investment of $18.7 billion from 2014 to 2019.
However, the challenges and opportunities presented by the public health crisis have boosted interest and investment in the sector at a time when other areas of commercial real estate such as retail and office have struggled.
Adam Lasoff is a seasoned investment sales professional who is passionate about winning as a team and helping clients and colleagues meet their goals. In October of this year, he joined JLL as Managing Director with the Capital Markets Group after a decade at Cushman & Wakefield. Lasoff, who has been actively involved in NAIOP SFBA since 2013, has taken the reigns as 2021 Chapter President.
NAIOP SFBA hosted its Annual Capital Markets Update and Economic Forecast on Monday, November 16th. The exceptionally informative event featured a key note address and economic forecast by renown economist Christopher Thornburg, PhD, Founder, Beacon Economics. A summary of his key insights and predictions is provided here for MEMBERS ONLY ACCESS (must log-in to view).