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On September 16-18th, the Young Professionals Group (YPG) kicked-off the 9th class with a weekend long Retreat at the Doubletree Berkeley Marina. The class will meet monthly through July learning personal and professional development from Bay Area leaders and Pepperdine University professor, Julie Chesley.
As an Analyst of the Northern California & Mountain Regions for Brookfield Properties’ U.S. Office Division, Dennis Puchuela’s responsibilities include leasing, valuations, and quarterly reporting of approximately 8.4M square feet of Class A office properties in downtown Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Roxana has over a decade experience in hospitality and mixed-use residential development with a proven track record of turning opportunities into successful ventures. She approaches each project with ingenuity, a creative mindset, and understands the importance of uniting interdisciplinary team members around a common goal; value added design and mitigating risks are her specialty. Roxana is passionate about great design and creating resilient and sustainable places that enhance quality of life and the surrounding community.
Dicko Ba is a multi-family development professional with the goal of creating the best-designed projects possible. She is passionate about making development functional and livable for residents and the public realm. “I believe buildings are here to help us live our best lives today and to ensure that our children and their children live their best lives” she said.
Kyla Willis is a real estate metrics expert who loves the thrill of the deal. As Leasing & Development Associate at Duke Realty she has the opportunity to pursue her passion for analytics and apply it in new creative ways. Her Oakland based team focuses on growing the company’s portfolio in the East Bay, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Peninsula and Central Valley markets, and also oversees the company’s growth in Seattle.
The NAIOP SFBA Executive Development Program (NED) has officially begun and we are excited for the second cohort to take part in this exciting new offering from our Chapter. The program kicked off in May with a 3-day intensive retreat in Berkeley, where they met fellow participants, instructors and advisors and began their journey with the personal and professional development curriculum. The cohort will meet a total of six times for a combination of retreats and skills workshops concluding in December.
NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NAIOP SFBA) the premiere commercial real estate development association is proud to announce that the Cal team, Axe Associates, has won the organization’s 33rd Annual Real Estate Challenge.
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.
Madison DiNapoli is an acquisitions and asset management professional who is passionate about placemaking and community revitalization. As a member of the acquisitions and development team at Presidio Bay Ventures, she leads multiple deals within the firm’s robust portfolio of development projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and gets the opportunity to explore her passion for development daily.
Maxim Shapiro is a commercial real estate finance expert who is passionate about building relationships with people and helping turn their dreams into reality. Four years ago, he made a bold move in pursuit of a vision of his own. After spending over a decade in banking on the East Coast, he moved to the Bay Area (where he knew no one) and founded a capital advisory firm, Novateur Capital.