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NAIOP SFBA Zoom-In Webinar Recap: What’s Ahead for Multifamily


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NAIOP SFBA’s weekly ZOOM-IN webinar on May 21st focused on the state of Bay Area multifamily market and featured some of the region’s most prominent developers and investors. Moderated by Jason Parr, Managing Director, Multifamily Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield, the program included a market overview by David Bitner, Vice President America’s, Head of Capital Markets Research, Cushman & Wakefield. Panelists included: Pat Calihan, Senior Vice President of Investments, Prometheus; Mike Ruiz, Vice President, Investments, Northern California and Pacific Northwest, Carmel Partners;and  Zach Felson, Vice President, Investments, Prado Group.

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NAIOP SFBA ZOOM-IN Webinar Recap: A California State Legislative Update


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NAIOP SFBA’s hosted its sixth weekly ZOOM-IN webinar on Thursday 5/14: A California Legislative Update featuring Rex Hime, President and CEO, California Business Properties Association (CBPA). The Chapter actively participates in the work of CBPA as NAIOP’s designated legislative advocate in California. Hime provided detailed updates and analysis of CBPA’s efforts to defeat the 2020 split-roll tax initiative as well as two COVID-19 bills currently before the California Legislature.

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CREATE Continues Its Work Tackling the Talent Drought


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This Thursday would have been our big CREATE Gala, but our large gathering is not possible during current Shelter-In-Place restrictions.  However, the show must go on and our work purposefully continues, despite COVID. And COVID-19 is not all that we are tending to.  We have not paused on other critical work, and we will not rest. CREATE continues to make good progress tackling our talent drought! For six years, we've relied on the Gala to highlight the achievements of our workforce development initiative, showcase our student graduates, honor an Industry Partner for their support (this year, Tishman-Speyer), and importantly, to raise funds for the Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow's Employees (CREATE).

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Remembering the Visionary Behind the YPG Program


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Wayne Strom, PhD, the founder and visionary behind the Young Professionals Group Program (YPG) has recently passed away at the age of 85. Strom was instrumental in bringing the YPG program to the Bay Area from southern California, and he personally led the program here from 2013-2016. 

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ZOOM-IN Webinar Recap: The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Commercial Real Estate Debt Markets


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NAIOP SFBA’s third weekly ZOOM-IN webinar: The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Commercial Real Estate Debt Markets took place on Thursday 4/23 with a virtual crowd of over 100 participating. Jordan Angel, Managing Director, JLL moderated a top notch panel with representatives of three different types of lenders all active in the market and managing large books of business. Panelists included Jake Lehmkuhl, Executive Vice President, California Bank & Trust, John Lippmann, Head of Structuring, New York Life Real Estate Investors and Chris Tokarski, Founder and Managing Director, ACORE Capital.

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Recap of the Webinar on San Francisco Office Leasing


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NAIOP SFBA hosted its second weekly ZOOM-IN webinar on Thursday April 16th, Market Update: San Francisco Office Leasing.  The event drew a virtual crowd of close to 120 and featured a panel discussion moderated by Kathryn Collins, Partner, Harvest Properties.  Panelists included Mark Anderson, Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield, Conor Famulener, Executive Vice President, CBRE and Chris Roeder, Managing Director, Brokerage, JLL.

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Recap of Webinar on Leases and Loans: Feeling the Effects of COVID-19


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NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (SFBA) kicked off its weekly members-only Zoom-In series on Thursday April 9th with over 100 registrants. The inaugural session, Leases and Loans: Feeling the Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis was moderated by Chapter President David Karol, Principal, Ridge Capital Investors, and featured Phillip Wang, Partner, Rimon Law and NAIOP SFBA Board Member.

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Board Member Focus - Amanda Bates


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Amanda Bates is a real estate professional who loves seeing developments come to life. She is Vice President of Investments 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 to lease up and analysis. 

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NAIOP SFBA 2019 Chapter President Lauren Young Wins National NAIOP Chapter Merit Award


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NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NAIOP SFBA), the premier commercial real estate development association announced that Lauren Young, Partner with PCCP, LLC won a National NAIOP Chapter Merit Award (CMA) for Outstanding Leadership by a Chapter President.

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Board Member Focus - James Nearon


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James Nearon is a real estate professional who loves seeing communities benefit from thoughtful and creative development. Just last fall, after 15 years at PCCP, he joined New York Life Real Estate Investors. In his new role as Director, Nearon heads up originations in the Western Region for the company’s structured lending platform which includes bridge, construction and high yield debt. His group focuses on office, industrial, retail and multi-family for transitional and value-add real estate. His primary markets include California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. “I love what I do,” said Nearon. “I have the privilege of working with some of the smartest and most creative people as they find ways to improve real estate and the environments where people live, work and play.”

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