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Stanford's Cardinal Parnters Win the 32nd Annual Real Estate Challenge


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Stanford University’s team, Cardinal Partners, took home bragging rights, the coveted James W. Brecht Memorial Golden Shovel, and a $2,000 check for charity, compliments of Mechanics Bank, at NAIOP SFBA’s 32nd Annual Cal-Stanford Real Estate Challenge on Thursday, April 29th.

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Sponsor Feature: HPA Architecture - In Memory of Byron Warren Pinckert


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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).

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Board Member Focus: Dan Engler


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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.

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Recap of the Zoom-In Webinar: Life Science Panel


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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.

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Recap of the Zoom-In Webinar: Data Center Market Overview


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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.

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Announcing the ARGUS Certification Diversity Scholarship


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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.

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Join Us for the 2021 Real Estate Challenge


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Join NAIOP San Francisco for the 32nd Annual Real Estate Challenge on Thursday, April 29th as Cal faces off against Stanford for the coveted Golden Shovel. This year, the teams have been tasked with a development project for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The site is located in San Jose between the Guadalupe River Trail and North First Street.

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Chapter Leaders Focus: Courtney Trunnell


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Courtney Trunnell is a Capital Markets and Investment Sales specialist who is passionate about bringing creativity to her work with clients and colleagues. In her role as Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Northern California Capital Markets Investment Sales team, she has plenty of opportunity to do just that. “We like to call my role the Quarterback or Swiss Army Knife,” she said. “Every day is different. I oversee all of our marketing efforts, keep tabs on our workflow, coordinate due diligence, write copy for offering memorandums, work on pitches and whatever is needed to help win business, keep the team running smoothly, ensure the success of our marketing campaigns, and get deals closed.”

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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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