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Recap of the Zoom-In Webinar: Commercial Real Estate Debt Markets


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NAIOP SFBA hosted Commercial Real Estate Debt Markets as its weekly Zoom-in webinar on Thursday, February 11th. The program featured Jordan Angel, Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets in a rare candid conversation with a three of the top commercial real estate lenders who are all active players in the Bay Area. Panelists including Eric Cohen, Principal of Square Mile Capital, John Lippmann, Head of Structured Debt at New York Life Investors and Cynthia Wilusz Lovell, Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo.

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Recap of the Zoom-In Webinar: 2021 Kick-off - Market Outlook


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NAIOP SFBA held its first Zoom-In webinar of the year on Thursday, January 28th with 2021 Kick-Off – Market Outlook. The timely program featured a comprehensive look at the state of commercial real estate around the Bay Area and across asset classes. Adam Lasoff, Managing Director, Capital Markets, JLL and NAIOP SFBA 2021 Chapter President moderated a candid conversation with an all-star panel comprised of four of the most knowledgeable and active players in the market including:

David Dowdney, Senior Vice President, Columbia Property Trust

Caitlin O’Connor, Executive Director, Portfolio Management, PGIM Real Estate

Benjamin Kochalski, Regional Partner, TMG Partners

Rebecca Perlmutter Finkel, Executive Vice President, Institutional Properties, CBRE / Capital Markets

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Board Member Focus: Kellam Nelson


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Kellam Nelson is a tenant representation specialist who is passionate about making sure San Francisco and the entire Bay Area remains one of the greatest places to live and work in the world. As Vice President of Occupier Services at Colliers International, he is on the front lines of that battle while helping his clients make the most advantageous location decisions. “Obviously, we have huge problems today locally, nationally and globally, so I find myself incredibly energized when it comes to making the type of changes that will help us maintain our competitive edge as a community and city,” Nelson said.

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NAIOP SFBA Receives Capitol Dome Award


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NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is the proud recipient of NAIOP's National Capitol Dome Award for 2020, along with our 5 fellow California Chapters: SoCal, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Sacramento Valley, and Inland Empire.

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Zoom-In Webinar: 2021 Kick-off - Market Outlook Video Is Now Available


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Members: Did you miss the Zoom-In Webinar: 2021 Kick-off - Market Outlook on Thursday, January 28th? The full video event is now available under the Resources tab. You must sign into your member account in order to view the video.

 

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Board Member Focus: Amanda Bates, NAIOP SFBA President-Elect 2022


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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.

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Adam Lasoff (JLL) Takes the Reigns as 2021 Chapter President


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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.

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Summary of the Economic Forecast from the NAIOP SFBA Annual Capital Markets Event


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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).

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NAIOP SFBA By the Numbers


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Who Took Home the Coveted Golden Shovel at the 31st Annual Real Estate Challenge?


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The Real Estate Challenge, NAIOP SFBA’s version of the Big Game, is a real estate development competition between legendary rivals Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (Cal). The unique program is designed to give graduate students hands-on experience in real estate development. Teams are charged with devising and successfully pitching a solution to a complex real-world real estate problem. Participants embark on an intensive ten-week journey in which they engage with a large number of project sponsor representatives and city officials as well as real estate industry professionals for guidance and mentoring along the way. The COVID-19 pandemic raised the bar even higher on this year’s competition necessitating all presentations be conducted online.

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