2021 ULI Spring Meeting

When

2021-05-10 - 2021-05-12

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    Where

    Global Online

    Agenda

    May 10

    12:45pm - 1:15pm

    Concurrent Session Q&A

    May 10

    4:15pm - 4:45pm

    Concurrent Session Q&A

    May 10 - May 10

    10:15am - 11:30am

    Global Capital Flows in Unprecedented Times

    May 10 - May 10

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Equity in Urban Development: Design, Build, and Empower to Promote Social Sustainability

    May 10 - May 10

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in '21, '22, and '23

    May 10 - May 10

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Post-Pandemic: Hospitality Re-Imagined, Re-Invented, and Re-Engineered

    May 10 - May 10

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Industrial Development Is Actually Not All the Same: Cutting-Edge Features Breaking New Ground

    May 10 - May 10

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    The Role of P3s in Pandemic Recovery

    May 10 - May 10

    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    A Discussion with Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer, Netflix

    May 10 - May 10

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Show Me the Money

    May 10 - May 10

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Prioritizing the Public Realm in the "Next Normal": Real Estate Strategies during COVID-19 and Beyond

    May 10 - May 10

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What's Next for the Housing Industry?

    May 10 - May 10

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Considerations For Lessening Environmental Impacts of Real Estate Developments

    May 10 - May 10

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Women in the Virtual Workplace

    May 10 - May 10

    7:45pm - 9:00pm

    Global Capital Flows in Unprecedented Times Rebroadcast

    May 11

    12:45pm - 1:15pm

    Concurrent Session Q&A

    May 11

    4:15pm - 4:45pm

    Concurrent Session Q&A

    May 11 - May 11

    10:15am - 11:30am

    A Post-Pandemic Workforce and Its Impact on the Workplace

    May 11 - May 11

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Global: New Year, New Opportunities

    May 11 - May 11

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    We've Come a Long Way: Denver's Last 25 Years

    May 11 - May 11

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    The Future of Living

    May 11 - May 11

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Amplifying the Triple Bottom Line in Real Estate Development: Lessons Learned and a Dialogue about the Future

    May 11 - May 11

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Meeting Emerging Housing Needs through Low-Density Rental Development

    May 11 - May 11

    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    What's Ahead in the Global Economy?

    May 11 - May 11

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    The Corporate Journey toward Enhanced Diversity and Inclusion

    May 11 - May 11

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    The Multiverse of Work: Productivity and the Workplace in the Post-COVID World

    May 11 - May 11

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What's Next for the Mixed-Use and Retail Sectors?

    May 11 - May 11

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Staying High and Dry: Public/Private Partnerships Tackling Sea-Level Rise

    May 11 - May 11

    3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Battling to Build Against the Invisible Threat

    May 11 - May 11

    7:45pm - 9:00pm

    A Post-Pandemic Workforce and Its Impact on the Workplace Rebroadcast

    May 12

    12:45pm - 1:15pm

    Concurrent Session Q&A

    May 12 - May 12

    10:30am - 11:30am

    Into the Unknown: How Leadership, Ingenuity, and Perseverance Put a Rover on Mars

    May 12 - May 12

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Pandemic Response: New York's Neighborhoods Now Initiative

    May 12 - May 12

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Urban Shift: Future-Forward Inclusive Placemaking and Equitable Community and Economic Development

    May 12 - May 12

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Three Rules to Break in Retail Design

    May 12 - May 12

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    The Future of Building Materials: Embodied Carbon and Why It Matters

    May 12 - May 12

    11:45am - 12:45pm

    Trends and Outlooks: Where Are We Now and What's Next for Office Development?

    Across real estate cycles and in the face of unprecedented change, the ULI network is what connects you with the future of real estate. Nowhere will that be more in evidence than at the 2021 ULI Virtual Spring Meeting, where attendees’ discussions – on the post-pandemic economy, urban migration, DEI, and climate change – will determine the future of the real estate industry for years to come.
     
    This is a watershed moment for our industry. We must come together as only ULI members can to engage across industry sectors and geographic regions to address the challenges and opportunities facing us on a global scale

    Speakers

    Speaker

    Eric Rothman

    CEO, HR&A Advisors, Inc.

    Eric Rothman is CEO of HR&A Advisors, Inc., an industry-leading real estate and economic development consulting firm. He is a nationally-recognized expert in transit-oriented development and advises municipalities, transit agencies, institutions, private and non-profit organizations to support transformative economic development, especially around urban transportation centers and public transit infrastructure, including Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, San Jose Diridon Station, Saint Paul Union Depot, and Hoboken Terminal. Prior to joining HR&A, Eric served as Director of Business Planning for Transport for London. Eric also advises cities on issues at the intersection of technology, land-use and public policy. For two years he partnered with New York City’s Economic Development Corporation to manage BigApps, the nation’s largest civic technology competition. In 2017 he helped to create a policy toolkit for cities to plan for the arrival of driverless cars: www.driverlessfuture.org. Eric serves as Board Chair for the Design Trust for Public Space, as Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Public-Private Partnership national product council, on the Advisory Board of the ULI-New York District Council, and as a board member for KaBOOM! He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs and a Master’s of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

    Speaker

    Sean Slater

    Principal, RDC

    Sean Slater serves as a Principal at RDC, a nationally recognized retail, interiors, hospitality, commercial and mixed-use firm based in Los Angeles. He has been a leader in well regarded firms across the country including five years at ELS Architecture and Urban Design, seven years at tvsdesign and six years directing his own firm. Sean has specialized in the design of town centers, university-oriented retail, shopping center expansions and renovations and mixed-use district planning. With Sean's extensive experience in domestic and international practice, he continues to develop new business endeavors for RDC. Sean was honored with the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Apgar Award for co-authoring “New Suburbanism: Reinventing Inner-Ring Suburbs” and his article “Crafting Authenticity” graced the cover of the magazine’s June/July 2016 print and web edition. Sean provides a distinct focus on design and design process at RDC. He is tasked with overseeing the creation of a robust design culture as well as organizing an externally-focused series of symposia regarding the evolution of retail and internally-focused design competitions to hone the staff’s skills in forward-thinking design. Sean is also involved with crafting the firm’s marketing message and delivering targeted business development toward the retail and mixed-use field. He is passionate about the future of experiential design and the challenges of the internet age in retail and commercial development. A registered architect in numerous U.S. states including Texas, Illinois, Georgia, California and the rest of the Western States, Sean serves as Vice-Chair on the Urban Land Institute’s Entertainment Development Council and has spent time volunteering on various boards of directors from Berkeley to Austin. He is also active with the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Institute of Architects. Sean received his Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

    Speaker

    Kevin Rieger

    Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, AEG

    KEVIN RIEGER Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development AEG Worldwide As Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Kevin Rieger brings over thirty years of real estate development, planning and construction experience to the AEG Development team. Kevin managed day-to-day development of L.A. LIVE, a 4-million square foot, $2.5 billion mixed-use development program encompassing some 33 acres surrounding STAPLES Center, including a 1,001-room headquarters convention hotel and 224 Ritz Carlton residences and a 14-screen Regal Cinemas. At L.A. LIVE, Kevin also has overseen the development of the 7,100 seat Microsoft Theater, and two mixed use buildings on the campus, including television and broadcast studios and entertainment oriented retail with restaurants, night clubs and cafes as well as The GRAMMY Museum. Kevin was part of the development team for the first AEG project, the $400 million STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which opened in 1999. Upon completion of this Arena, Kevin managed the entitlements, design and construction of the $150-million Home Depot Center, a public-private partnership between AEG and California State University Dominguez Hills in the City of Carson. The project included a 27,000-seat soccer stadium, an 8,000-seat tennis stadium, an indoor velodrome, a new track and field complex and several new practice facilities which serve as a training home for the US Soccer Federation as well as various national Olympic governing bodies. Kevin also coordinated development planning for a 250-hectare site in Recife, Brazil. Anchored by a new stadium for the 2014 World Cup, the development program created a mixed-use entertainment and residential destination while embracing the site's natural beauty. Kevin was also involved in master planning efforts for a 4.5-milion square foot mixed use development on 18 acres in downtown Edmonton, Canada anchored by a 18,000-seat arena. Most recently, Kevin served as AEG's Owner Representative for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a 20,000-seat multi-purpose indoors arena on the Las Vegas strip. Other current projects include development of new music venues for AEG Presents and renovations to StubHub Center to accommodate the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers. Prior to joining AEG, Kevin worked for Walt Disney Imagineering on the Disney California Adventure project. Previously, Kevin worked for over ten years with a general contractor where his major projects included the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in Westwood, CA. He also has experience with a private real estate developer and a construction lender. Kevin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California with a degree in international relations. He is an active member on the Entertainment Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of L.A. Streetcar, Inc., a non-profit public/private partnership focused on bringing the streetcar to downtown Los Angeles.

    Speaker

    A.J. Jackson

    Executive Vice President, Social Impact Investing, JBG SMITH Properties

    Brian Allan Jackson (AJ) heads social impact investing for JBG SMITH (NYSE: JBGS), a S&P 400 Real Estate Investment Trust. He formed and leads the Impact Pool, JBG SMITH’s $115 million investment platform that provides financing for the preservation and creation of workforce housing. Under his leadership the Impact Pool has provided financing to preserve and create more than 1,100 units of affordable workforce housing. Prior to joining JBG SMITH, Mr. Jackson was a partner with EYA, a Washington, DC-based urban infill development company. He led EYA’s participation in more than $1B of double and triple bottom line social impact projects. Mr. Jackson has extensive experience in the creation of programs and policies supporting mixed-income housing. He played a key role in the creation of a nationally recognized workforce housing program and serves on the Affordable Housing Advisory Council for Fannie Mae. AJ an active member of ULI, serving as a Global Governing Trustee, a member of the Management Committee for the ULI Award of Excellence and of the Advisory Board of the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. He is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Council and is past Chairman of the Public Private Partnership Council. He earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.

    Speaker

    Nate Brodeur

    Counsel, Boston, Goodwin

    Nathan Brodeur is counsel in the firm’s Specialty Litigation group and a member of the Environmental practice and Real Estate Development and Permitting practice. Mr. Brodeur specializes in assisting private equity firms, institutional investors, financial institutions and real estate developers in identifying, allocating and mitigating environmental risks associated with business and real estate acquisitions, divestitures and financings. He also advises the regulated community with respect to implementing programs to ensure compliance with existing and developing environmental, health and safety regulations, and interacts with regulatory agencies to avoid, mitigate or resolve enforcement actions. Mr. Brodeur helps clients manage the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites, including interfacing with federal and state regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and representing clients in cost allocation negotiations with other potentially responsible parties. He prides himself on understanding his clients’ business objectives, and providing advice in that context. Mr. Brodeur is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations. Mr. Brodeur is the co-author of “New Rules Require Accounting for Future Environmental Costs,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Volume 15, No. 4 (with Gregory A. Bibler, Esq., 2007); “Structuring Corporate and Real Estate Transactions to Minimize Environmental Risk,” Conference on Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Volume 60, No. 1 (with Laurence S. Kirsch, Esq., 2006); and “All Appropriate Inquiry Standard Will Create Substantive New Requirements for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Volume 12, No. 4 (with Gregory A. Bibler, Esq., 2004). He is also the author of “Note, Michigan v. United States Environmental Protection Agency,” 28 Ecology L.Q. 275 (2001). In addition, Mr. Brodeur served as a member of the Board of Editors of the California Law Review and as an Articles Editor for Ecology Law Quarterly.

    Speaker

    Mary Ludgin

    Senior Managing Director & Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman

    Mary Ludgin is Heitman’s Head of Global Investment Research. She is a partner of the firm and holds a seat on its investment, valuation, and global management committees. She holds an AB from Vassar College and an MA and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Mary was a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and she chaired ULI’s Chicago District Council. She chairs the board of ULI’s Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. She served as Chair of the Pension Real Estate Association, President of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, and President of the Real Estate Research Institute. Mary is a fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate Research and a member of LAI, the honorary real estate society. Mary was the 2019 recipient of the Pension Real Estate Association’s James A. Graaskamp award, which recognizes researchers whose work contributes to the common body of knowledge regarding real estate investment.

    Speaker

    Ralph Rosenberg

    Partner, Global Head of KKR Real Estate, KKR

    Ralph F. Rosenberg Member, Head of KKR Real Estate New York Member, Real Estate RALPH F. ROSENBERG (New York) joined KKR in 2011 and is the global head of KKR's Real Estate Platform. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Rosenberg was a Partner at Eton Park Capital Management and also managed his own firm, R6 Capital Management, which later merged into Eton Park. Previously, he was a Partner at Goldman Sachs. He holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University and an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves as a Trustee of Brown University and as a Trustee of the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He is a former member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust and is an Honorary Trustee of the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Illinois.

    Speaker

    Vicki Mullins

    Newland

    Vicki R. Mullins Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Newland Real Estate Group, LLC Ms. Mullins is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Newland. Newland is one of the largest privately-held master planned and mixed-use developers in the country. Newland is headquartered in San Diego, California with offices in 14 states. Ms. Mullins is responsible for providing the strategic leadership and management of the company’s financial operations. In her role, she is responsible for capital management, financial planning & reporting, investor relations, accounting, risk management, tax and information systems. Prior to joining Newland in 2005, Ms. Mullins was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer with Prometheus Real Estate Group, Vice President of Finance and Accounting with the Irvine Company and Audit Manager with Ernst & Young. Ms. Mullins is a Certified Public Accountant and California Real Estate Broker. Ms. Mullins graduated with honors from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

    Speaker

    Mark Grinis

    Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader, Ernst & Young, LLP

    Mr. Grinis is the Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader for the firm’s $2 Billion dollar real estate business with over 17,000 professionals worldwide. The practice is the leading provider of Assurance, Tax, Transaction, and advisory services to the real estate industry. Prior to this his current role, Mr. Grinis has served in several leadership positions for the firm, including the firm’s real estate Private Equity practice, M&A and Restructuring group, Central Region practice leader, and head of the Transaction Real Estate Group. Mr. Grinis has over 30 years of experience and has served as a lead advisor on over $75 billion of transactions, and as the lead audit partner for several real estate funds with aggregate assets under management in excess of $100 billion. He is currently leading the digital transformation initiatives for the firm’s real estate business including working with the firm’s alliances partners in the development of new technology based solutions and transformative business processes. He is a Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has spoken at the 2018 and 2019 ULI Fall Meetings. At the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting, Mr. Grinis hosted a panel discussion entitled “What is Critical for Change” in the real estate industry. At the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting, Mr. Grinis was a featured speaker on the panel discussion entitled “The Future of Real Estate Technology: How to Use What You Know and Stay Ahead of the Flow”. While living in Japan for seven years, Mr. Grinis was the managing partner for EY’s Asian Real Estate practice. His clients included the leading securities firms, the Japanese government and the largest city banks and insurance companies. During his tenure in Tokyo, he was one of the key leaders who helped establish ULI in Japan. He has advised various ministries of finance, central banks and legislative committees for eight countries on strategies to address non-performing assets and the banking sector. Mr. Grinis is also a sought-after speaker for all forms of media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox News and NBC Nightly News. He also has authored numerous articles and blogs on various real estate subject matters from the real estate markets to disruption and the role of technology. He has also co-authored “The Guide to Distress Debt and Turnaround Investing,” and EY’s annual report, “Global Market Outlook: Trends in Real Estate Private Equity”.

    Speaker

    Ben Breslau

    Managing Director, Americas Research, JLL-Leadership

    Ben is responsible for leading JLL’s 200-person Research & Strategy team in the Americas region–across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Based in Boston, he also has a global reach as a member of the Global Research Executive Board, which guides the strategic direction of JLL’s approximately 500-member global research team that covers 100 countries. Ben’s 20-year career in commercial real estate began in earnest after he earned an economics degree from Emory University in 1998.He took a chance starting as a temp at Spaulding and Slye, with big dreams of stepping into a role that engaged both his analytical mind and his love of people, communication and leadership. Ben’s role today is a realization of his early aspirations. He leads the development of JLL’s research insights and forecasts, and translates what they mean to clients. He works with executives and investors directly, advising them on real estate market opportunities and business strategies. His role also involves innovation and building relationships that benefit JLL, such as the one he formed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As a result of his efforts, JLL became the Founding Industry Partner of MIT’s Real Estate Innovation Lab(REIL), which aims to understand and forecast innovation and technological change in the built environment. Outside of JLL, Ben enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on the Boston Red Sox with his two kids. Every summer, he races in the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual 200-mile bike-a-thon that crosses Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research. He is a frequent expert speaker for many industry associations including the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and also a member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE).

    Speaker

    Marta Schantz

    Senior Vice President, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance , Urban Land Institute

    Marta Schantz is the senior vice president for the Urban Land Institute’s Greenprint Center for Building Performance at the, a worldwide alliance of real estate owners committed to improving the environmental performance of the industry – reducing carbon, and increasing building value. Recent focus areas range from City/Real Estate Partnerships for Climate Policy, to Embodied Carbon in Real Estate, to Class B/C Office Energy Efficiency. Before her time at ULI, Marta consulted to utilities and real estate at Waypoint Energy, performed federal energy consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton, and conducted energy project cost analyses at the US Department of Energy. Marta is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a LEED Green Associate and a Fitwel Ambassador.

    Speaker

    Ken Rosen

    Chairman, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics

    Ken Rosen is Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm, Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Professor Emeritus and California State Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Rosen is a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the board of directors of several non-profit and for-profit entities that deal with real estate finance and development. He was appointed to the Economic Advisory Board to the Secretary of the Department of Commerce by President Ronald Reagan. He has testified on numerous occasions before various United States Senate and United States House of Representatives committees, and the California Senate Judiciary Committee on housing policy issues. He has appeared on CNBC, CNN, the Today Show and PBS discussing real estate issues. He has been widely quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Business Times. He has authored over 100 articles and four books on real estate and real estate finance.

    Speaker

    Mark Grinis

    Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader, Ernst & Young, LLP

    Mr. Grinis is the Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader for the firm’s $2 Billion dollar real estate business with over 17,000 professionals worldwide. The practice is the leading provider of Assurance, Tax, Transaction, and advisory services to the real estate industry. Prior to this his current role, Mr. Grinis has served in several leadership positions for the firm, including the firm’s real estate Private Equity practice, M&A and Restructuring group, Central Region practice leader, and head of the Transaction Real Estate Group. Mr. Grinis has over 30 years of experience and has served as a lead advisor on over $75 billion of transactions, and as the lead audit partner for several real estate funds with aggregate assets under management in excess of $100 billion. He is currently leading the digital transformation initiatives for the firm’s real estate business including working with the firm’s alliances partners in the development of new technology based solutions and transformative business processes. He is a Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has spoken at the 2018 and 2019 ULI Fall Meetings. At the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting, Mr. Grinis hosted a panel discussion entitled “What is Critical for Change” in the real estate industry. At the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting, Mr. Grinis was a featured speaker on the panel discussion entitled “The Future of Real Estate Technology: How to Use What You Know and Stay Ahead of the Flow”. While living in Japan for seven years, Mr. Grinis was the managing partner for EY’s Asian Real Estate practice. His clients included the leading securities firms, the Japanese government and the largest city banks and insurance companies. During his tenure in Tokyo, he was one of the key leaders who helped establish ULI in Japan. He has advised various ministries of finance, central banks and legislative committees for eight countries on strategies to address non-performing assets and the banking sector. Mr. Grinis is also a sought-after speaker for all forms of media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox News and NBC Nightly News. He also has authored numerous articles and blogs on various real estate subject matters from the real estate markets to disruption and the role of technology. He has also co-authored “The Guide to Distress Debt and Turnaround Investing,” and EY’s annual report, “Global Market Outlook: Trends in Real Estate Private Equity”.

    Speaker

    Peter Ballon

    Global Head of Real Estate, CPPIB

    Peter is responsible for CPPIB’s global real estate portfolio and is Chair of the Real Estate Investment Committee which has oversight for CPPIB’s real estate investments. Peter is a Board member of Aliansce Shopping Centers, a Brazilian public company, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Peter has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2007, Peter worked with several leading real estate companies including Canderel, Brookfield and TrizecHahn. Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and has been granted the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

    Speaker

    Richard Florida

    Co-Founder and Senior Editor, The Atlantic City Lab, University of Toronto

    Richard Florida is the author of The New Urban Crisis (2017), and several best-sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class. He is a researcher and professor, serving as university professor and director of cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto. He is also founder of the Creative Class Group which works closely with companies and governments worldwide.

    Speaker

    Maggie Parker

    Managing Partner, Innovan Neighborhoods

    In 2019, she founded Innovan Neighborhoods, embarking on a partnership with Matthews Southwest to execute her vision: to transform neighborhoods by addressing residents’ interconnected needs for physical, social, and economic stability while maintaining and celebrating a community’s unique culture. Innovan Neighborhoods is a community-oriented real estate development and consulting firm. In partnership with Matthews Southwest, the team leverages their 30-year track record as an international, full-service private real estate company alongside community development strategies to build and strengthen neighborhoods in concert with community stakeholders. Innovan Neighborhoods partners with non-profits, faith-based organizations, and neighborhood associations to implement their vision. From joint ventures for affordable single-family homes to leading phased, master-planning development strategies in transitioning neighborhoods, Innovan Neighborhoods supports catalyst projects in the DFW metroplex. Prior to forming Innovan Neighborhoods, Maggie was the Director for The Real Estate Council Community Fund, a CDFI providing access to capital and technical assistance for real estate projects serving low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. Outside of living and breathing Innovan, Maggie services on local, regional, and state-wide Boards. Her personal interests include exploring Dallas and international traveling; enjoying ethnic food restaurants and attempting new recipes; and attending live performing arts events.

    Speaker

    Laura Aldrete

    Executive Director, City and County of Denver

    Laura Aldrete has participated in development and city building projects in the private and public sector throughout her career. As an urban planner with redevelopment expertise, she applies her comprehensive understanding of the land use and transportation knowledge to redevelopment projects. In a world that no longer operates in isolation, the application of Laura’s knowledge on many urban-infill development projects renders a more robust and successful project for the agency, developer and the community. In addition to her past work in the private sector, Laura served as the assistant director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA), special projects director in Denver’s Office of Economic Development and the Stapleton project manager in the Denver Mayor’s Office. Born and raised in Denver Laura is a graduate of the University of Colorado, and advanced to receive a Masters of Arts in Urban Planning and Latin American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Speaker

    Amy Cara

    Managing Partner, East West Partners

    Amy believes that what makes a place great is encouraging connection and fostering opportunities for experiences. She currently oversees the team creating The Coloradan, at 334-unit condominium project, and 16 Chestnut, a 430,000-sf office building anchored by DaVita, among other projects, as well as identification of new opportunities in Denver. She has most recently been responsible for the revitalization of The Landmark, a mixed-use community with 271 condominiums and 180,000 square feet of entertainment-based retail development. Prior to this role, Amy was the Chief Financial Officer for East West Partners in Denver, starting with the purchase and development of the Riverfront Park master-planned community and culminating with the completion Denver Union Station redevelopment. Amy joined East West Partners in 1999 when the company formed a team for the development of Riverfront Park, where she was responsible for debt and equity relations and financial oversight of the Denver operations. She was also integral to the entitlement, development planning, land acquisition and sales, and contractual oversight of residential sales and office and retail leasing for Denver development. In addition to these roles, Amy actively participated on the management team of the Union Station Neighborhood Company, the joint venture that facilitated the redevelopment of Denver’s Union Station. Amy is the immediate past Chair of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”) Colorado, Vice Chair for the Urban Development/Mixed Use Bronze Council of ULI and a member of the Steering Committee for the Women’s Leadership Initiative at ULI nationally. She is the President of the Central Platte Valley Metropolitan District, a board member of the Denver Union Station Metropolitan Districts, the immediate past chair of PlatteForum, an arts-based youth organization, and is an active member of the Young Associates of the Denver Art Museum.

    Speaker

    Regina Myer

    President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

    Regina Myer is President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP), the not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for the Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, education, residential and retail destination. She was previously President of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which stretches approximately 1.3 miles along the East River, and has transformed the formerly industrial Brooklyn waterfront into a civic space for all New Yorkers. Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most significant public investments on the waterfront outside of Manhattan in the 21st century. Under her leadership, the Park has been the recipient of numerous awards from such organizations as the Municipal Art Society, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association. From 2006- 2007, Ms. Myer was the senior vice president for planning and design at the Hudson Yards Development Corporation. Prior to that she was the Brooklyn Borough Director for the New York City Planning Department, where she directed the comprehensive redevelopment for two miles of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg waterfront, the rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn for high density office and apartments and numerous neighborhood rezoning efforts. She received her BA and Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, and resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

    Speaker

    Matt Steenhoek

    Senior Vice President of Development, Hoffman & Associates

    Matthew Steenhoek joined PN Hoffman & Associates in 2005 and is currently a Senior Vice President of Development. In the past 15 years, Matt has helped lead the design, entitlement, and construction of approximately 1,800 residential apartments, more than 450 condominiums, 380,000 square-feet of urban in-line retail, 1-million square-feet of Trophy and Class-A office, over 1,000 hotel rooms, 20 acres of parks, piers, streets, and public spaces, and approximately 150,000 square feet of cultural or civic uses. He has completed developments in Alexandria, VA, and the Kalorama, NoMA, and Southwest neighborhoods of Washington, DC. Additionally, Matt works on master planning and development visions for new deals and oversees the development process. Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland, is a graduate of the 2012 Urban Land Institute Regional Leadership Institute, and holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he was recognized by the local chapter of the American Planning Association as the 2011 Outstanding Graduate Student for Virginia Tech - Alexandria. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, and was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a member of the 40 Under 40 group in 2018. Matt lives in Takoma Park, MD with his wife and two young children and is an avid bike commuter.

    Speaker

    Daryl Carter

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avanath Capital Management

    Daryl J. Carter is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Avanath Capital Management, LLC, a California-based investment firm that acquires, renovates, and operates apartment properties, with an emphasis on affordable and workforce communities. Mr. Carter directs the overall strategy and operations of the Company. Since its formation in 2008, Avanath has acquired $1.5 billion of properties in 12 states in the U.S., comprising 8,000 apartment units. Avanath is vertically integrated and is an SEC registered investment advisor and an institutional fund manager, with capabilities that include acquisition sourcing and underwriting, construction, asset management, and on-site property management. Mr. Carter has 37 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Previously, he was an Executive Managing Director of Centerline Capital Group. Mr. Carter became part of the Centerline team when his company, Capri Capi¬tal Finance, was acquired by Centerline in 2005. Mr. Carter co-founded and served as Co-Chairman of the Capri Capital family of companies. He was instrumental in building Capri to a diversified real estate investment firm with $8 billion in real estate equity and debt investments under management. Prior to Capri, Mr. Carter was Regional Vice President at Westinghouse Credit Corporation and a Second Vice President at Continental Bank. Mr. Carter holds a Master’s in Archi¬tecture and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Mr. Carter serves on the Visiting Committee of the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2015, Mr. Carter received the MIT Sloan School Distinguished Alumni Award and served as the 2015 commencement speaker for the Sloan School MBA graduation. Mr. Carter is a Past Chairman of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Previously, Mr. Carter served as an independent director on the boards of the following companies: Catellus Development Corporation (CDX), Silver Bay Realty Trust (SBY), and Whitestone REIT (WSR).

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    Jim Chrisman

    Senior Vice President, Brookfield Properties

    Jim Chrisman Senior Vice President Brookfield Properties Jim Chrisman is Senior Vice President of Development at Brookfield Properties. He is responsible for office, retail, industrial and multi-family development within Stapleton. Additionally, Mr. Chrisman oversees master planning of the site. Prior to joining Brookfield Properties, Mr. Chrisman worked as a Vice President for the Stapleton Development Corporation, where he managed the conveyance of property from the City and County of Denver to the private sector, and the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation, where he managed preparation of the award winning Stapleton Development Plan. Mr. Chrisman has also worked for Disney Development Company, Watt Industries, and Cadillac Fairview Corporation in southern California. Mr. Chrisman is a prior Board Member of NAIOP and the Colorado District Council of the Urban Land Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Administration and Management Science from Carnegie-Mellon University and a M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Natalie Teear

    Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact, Hudson Pacific Properties

    Natalie Teear is Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact of Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP), a Los Angeles-based real estate investment trust focused on owning, operating and developing office and studio properties along the West Coast. Teear is responsible for advancing the company’s corporate responsibility platform, Better Blueprint, which serves as the foundation for the company’s environmental, social and governance initiatives and amplifies its vision to create sustainable, healthy and equitable communities. Since Teear joined Hudson Pacific in 2019, the company has achieved numerous sustainability milestones including converting to 100% renewable electricity, increasing ENERGY STAR and LEED certifications across the portfolio and most recently, meeting its net zero carbon goal five years ahead of schedule. Prior to Hudson Pacific, Teear was a leader in PwC’s Sustainability Services team, where she counseled businesses on strategies for sustainable growth, which included addressing environmental and social issues related to climate change, housing insecurity and homelessness, hunger and malnutrition, water scarcity, deforestation and human rights. Prior to PwC, Teear was an environmental consultant with URS Corporation (now AECOM), focused on large water infrastructure projects in the West Coast and Pacific territories. Teear earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dartmouth College and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University.

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    Jodie McLean

    Chief Executive Officer, EDENS

    Jodie W. McLean is Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, one of the nation’s leading private owners, operators and developers of retail real estate. With a more than 25-year tenure at EDENS, she has established herself as a key player in the company’s growth and expansion to its current marketplace leadership, capitalized by blue chip investors and assets valued at $6.5 billion. McLean is responsible for EDENS’ strategy to move the portfolio to major urban centers, creating a portfolio of assets that are the center of community life. She was named Chief Investment Officer in 1997, President in 2002 and CEO in 2015. Overall, she has been responsible for the development, redevelopment, acquisition and disposition of more than $15 billion in retail assets. McLean passionately believes that retail should evolve beyond a shopping experience, and advocates for connectivity to the communities surrounding the company’s retail centers. To ensure this, each EDENS development is crafted to serve as an authentic gathering place, including a unique merchandising mix and welcoming design elements, fostering a sense of engagement with its neighbors. A native of Chicago, IL, McLean holds a B.S. in Finance and Management from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina and a degree from South Carolina Honors College. McLean serves as Trustee and Executive Board Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and Trustee of Urban Land Institute. She serves on the boards of Cushman & Wakefield, The Real Estate Round Table, Wofford College and Extended Stay America, as well as boards of several other institutions and charities. McLean is a member of the Liberty Fellowship (Aspen Institute) Class of 2009.

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    Tracy Huggins

    Executive Director, Denver Urban Renewal Authority

    Tracy Huggins is executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA), a full-service redevelopment agency engaged in neighborhood and downtown revitalization, economic development, home ownership and housing rehabilitation throughout the City and County of Denver. Under her leadership, DURA plays a role in many of the city’s most important redevelopment efforts, and also helps revitalize neighborhoods through a variety of housing rehabilitation programs for low- and moderate-income homeowners. At DURA, Huggins directs the agency’s involvement in redevelopment efforts with combined DURA financing of approximately $640 million. Among those projects are redevelopment of the former Stapleton International Airport and the former Lowry Air Force base facility. In addition to redevelopment projects, Huggins also manages DURA’s housing rehabilitation programs, which the authority administers for the city’s Office of Economic Development. DURA is also partnering with the City and County of Denver to implement the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to purchase, rehabilitate and resell foreclosed homes in distressed Denver neighborhoods. Since joining DURA in October 1992, Huggins has overseen the agency’s financial involvement in a number of significant redevelopment efforts, including the Denver Pavilions entertainment/retail center and adjacent Adam’s Mark Hotel, the historic Denver Dry Building and the REI Denver flagship store. Huggins participates in the city’s Executive Development Council providing policy direction on various development projects in Denver.

    Speaker

    Mark Toro

    Chairman, North American Properties

    Mark Toro’s passion lies in creating smarter built environments and healthier, happier places. He believes a thoughtfully designed place fosters a higher quality of life for its users. Whether through his relentless advocating for expanded transit and walkability, lending his expertise to rebuild one of Atlanta’s most impoverished neighborhoods or developing award-winning mixed-use communities, Mark is constantly reimagining “place” by focusing on the street level energy and human experience. With the recent repositioning of Atlantic Station, development of Alpharetta’s $1 billion Avalon project and redevelopment of Colony Square, Mark continues to fearlessly lead the NAP Atlanta team through uncharted waters, where together they are developing a new generation of experience-driven commercial real estate. Ever engaged in helping to shape the future of metro Atlanta, Mark currently chairs Midtown Alliance’s Board of Directors and serves on the Boards of Woodruff Arts Center and City of Refuge, where he chairs the $25 million “Shining the Light” capital campaign. A outspoken transit advocate, Mark was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The ATL by Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor. The newly formed authority will govern expansion of public transportation throughout the Atlanta region. Mark has been named one of “55 Most Influential Atlantans” by Atlanta Magazine, recognized as one of the “Most Admired CEOs” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, presented with the Henry H. Robinson Award by Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, honored by the Hispanic American Business Leadership Association as Entrepreneur of the Year and named Citizen of the Year by Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Before cofounding North American Properties’ Atlanta office in 1996, Mark served in several leadership positions with Faison and Cousins Properties. He has acquired, developed or redeveloped more than 70 projects totaling almost 30 million square feet. Mark attended Rutgers University, where he met his wife, Nancy. The Toros have two daughters and four grandchildren.

    Speaker

    Toby Bozzuto

    President & CEO, The Bozzuto Group

    Toby Bozzuto provides strategic and day-to-day leadership for more than 2,500 employees in eleven metropolitan areas. By fostering a strong corporate culture, he guides future growth and encourages the company to create extraordinary experiences for residents, clients, partners and each other. Toby regularly lends his real estate expertise to leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Harvard Business Review, as well as media outlets such as CNBC, Marketplace, Bloomberg Media, and Baltimore’s NPR Station WYPR. As a regular guest lecturer at Harvard University, Georgetown University, Cornell University, The University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, Toby strives to share his insight and passion for creating community. For two years in a row, The Washington Post has named The Bozzuto Group as a “Top Workplace,” based solely on employee feedback and submissions. In 2016, Toby, alongside his father Tom Bozzuto, accepted the William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award from the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Additionally, he has received many recognitions, such as Developer of the Year by the District of Columbia Building Industry and Maryland Building Industry Association, one of Maryland Daily Record’s “Most Influential Marylanders,” Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and as a Commercial Property Executive Rising Leader. He also proudly joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, committing himself to advance diversity throughout all levels of the workplace. An active member of his community, Toby serves on the Board of Trustees for Colgate University, Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Gilman School. He is also a member of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Policy Advisory Board, National Advisory Board for ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Toby holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Colgate University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from New York University.

    Speaker

    Dominique Hargreaves

    Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles

    Dominique serves as the Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of LA. The vision of sustainable buildings for all within this generation keeps her inspired to move sustainability forward in a holistic way. She is particularly interested in the intersections between high-performance, Net Zero buildings, and health and wellness initiatives. Before joining the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, Dominique served as the executive director of the U.S. Green Building Council in Los Angeles for over five years.

    Speaker

    Richard Florida

    Co-Founder and Senior Editor, The Atlantic City Lab, University of Toronto

    Richard Florida is the author of The New Urban Crisis (2017), and several best-sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class. He is a researcher and professor, serving as university professor and director of cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto. He is also founder of the Creative Class Group which works closely with companies and governments worldwide.

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    London Kemp

    Director of Global Real Estate & Facilities, Amazon

    London Kemp is the Director of Global Real Estate & Facilities at Amazon. In this role, she has responsibility for global portfolio strategy management, transaction management and project management leadership. London started her career at White & Case, LLP in the complex commercial litigation division and transitioned to her first real estate role in-house for The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants, Inc. She spent the next 13 years managing multi-billion-dollar international and U.S. real estate portfolios at companies including Walmart, NBC, Ingram Micro and most recently Netflix. Her global real estate experience includes leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, development and operations across a variety of asset types (retail, restaurant retail, distribution/fulfillment, data centers, theme parks, antennas, oil and gas, billboards, industrial and office). She has a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College and a Juris Doctorate from the University Southern California Gould School of Law. Among other awards and accolades, in 2020 London was honored for Outstanding Excellence & Influence in Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate, elected to the Board of Directors for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and serves as Global Governing Trustee for the Urban Land Institute. London also serves on the Board for the International Council of Shopping Center’s Real Estate Associate Program (REAP) designed to foster opportunities in Commercial Real Estate for Minorities and Women.

    Speaker

    Lewis Knight

    Director of Real Estate and Facilities, Facebook

    Lewis is forward development manager for Facebook in Menlo Park, where he is responsible for strategic physical planning. Roles include site identification, early phase aquisition, site and development strategies, and placemaking for Facebooks development program in North America. Prior to joining Facebook, Lewis practiced urban design and planning across 5 continents for 25 years, most recently with Gensler in San Francisco as the head of their planning and urban design practice area.

    Speaker

    Peter Ballon

    Global Head of Real Estate, CPPIB

    Peter is responsible for CPPIB’s global real estate portfolio and is Chair of the Real Estate Investment Committee which has oversight for CPPIB’s real estate investments. Peter is a Board member of Aliansce Shopping Centers, a Brazilian public company, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Peter has over 20 years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2007, Peter worked with several leading real estate companies including Canderel, Brookfield and TrizecHahn. Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and has been granted the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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    Adam Steltzner

    Leader & Chief Engineer, Mars 2020 Mission, Rover Perseverance, NASA

    An aspiring rock star turned Ph.D. rocket scientist, Adam Steltzner is praised as a cutting-edge innovator and a leader who literally brings out the very best in his teams. Adam serves has Chief Engineer of the current Mars 2020 Mission & Rover Perseverance that has ultimate objective of determining if life existed on Mars. A mission ten years in the making, Mars 2020 was plunged into uncertainty at a crucial juncture by the global pandemic. Preparing a mission for Mars and not making any mistakes is immensely difficult under the best conditions. Suddenly, Steltzner and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory team of 6,000+ was forced to operate remotely. The collaborative teams pressed on and remarkably maintained all of the original assembly and launch timetables. After a 6-month journey through space, history was made on February 18th when the Rover Perseverance spectacularly landed on the Martian surface, more than 200,000,000 miles from Earth. Adam earlier led a breakthrough team that created the ingenious “sky crane” landing system for the Rover Curiosity that landed on Mars in 2012. The achievement prompted leadership guru Simon Sinek to state, “[Steltzner] shows us that doing what others think is impossible takes more than grit and courage. It takes the ability to inspire people . . . It takes leadership.” Steltzner was also honored with the “American Ingenuity” Award from Smithsonian Institute. Adam is the author of The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovation, that was named a “best leadership book of the year” by the Washington Post. CEO READ picked the book as “Editor’s Choice” for its unique strategies and perspectives. Steltzner brings a rock-star’s presence and a storyteller’s gift to the stage with his keynote speeches. Adam has mastered the art of managing complex teams and the concept of “making ideas reality.” He knows first-hand how collaborative cultures foster innovation and how team-minded engagement fuels performance. And he inspires audiences to dare greatly – to embrace the power of curiosity, creativity, and courage to do what others say is impossible.

    Speaker

    Bozoma Saint John

    CMO, Netflix

    Bozoma Saint John is Chief Marketing Officer at Netflix.  Over the course of her career, Boz has earned a formidable reputation as a trailblazing marketing and advertising executive. She most recently served as CMO of Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. Operating in more than 30 countries, Endeavor is the parent of a number of subsidiaries with leadership positions in their respective industries, including WME, IMG and UFC. Collectively, Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand marketing, sponsorship and licensing; media development, sales and distribution; and event operation, sports training and league development. In her role, Boz focused on driving marketing efforts across Endeavor’s growing portfolio, as well as its 160over90 business, which works with premium brands including Anheuser Busch InBev, Marriott, Microsoft, T-Mobile, USAA and Visa.

    Boz also served as Chief Brand Officer for Uber, where she was tasked with telling the stories of millions of riders and driver partners across 600+ cities. Prior to Uber, Boz served as Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, spearheading campaigns geared towards growing consumer brand recognition, loyalty and equity around the world. She stole the show at Apple’s keynote World Wide Developers Conference in 2016, where she introduced the new interface for Apple Music. Following the presentation, Buzzfeed called her the "coolest person to ever go on stage at an Apple event.” 

    Prior to Apple, Boz served as Head of the Music and Entertainment Marketing Group at Pepsi-Cola North America, where she drove breakthrough consumer engagement plans for brands across the soda giant’s beverages portfolio by engaging tastemaker-consumers. Before Pepsi, Boz served as VP of Marketing for Ashley Stewart, a women’s fashion brand, as well as managed accounts at advertising agencies Arnold Worldwide and Spike Lee's SpikeDDB.

    Boz has been recognized for her breakthrough work by both the industry and her peers. She has been inducted into Billboard’s Women in Music 2018 Hall of Fame and in 2014, she was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement, where she currently sits on their Executive Committee. She was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list and 2016’s Executive of the Year by Billboard Magazine; she has been featured in Fortune Magazine’s Disruptors, Innovators & Stars 40 Under 40 feature, Billboard’s Top Executives 40 Under 40 and Power 100 lists, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People, Ad Age’s 50 Most Creative People, Ebony Magazine’s 100 Powerful Executives, Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Fortune Magazine’s 2018 list of Most Influential CMOs, and made the cover of Adweek as one of the most exciting personalities in Advertising. Additionally, Boz has been awarded African Health Now’s Inaugural Gift of Life Leadership Award as well as BET’s Leading Women Defined Butterfly Award. In March, 2017, she was named as a Henry Crown Fellow in the Aspen Institute. During the 2020 Spring semester, Professor Frances Frei of Harvard Business School used Saint John’s successful marketing career as a case study in her MBA class, “Leading Difference.” Boz appeared as a guest lecturer for the Harvard MBA students, delving deep into the tactical and pivotal marketing moves she made throughout her career, which she now credits as intrinsic to her success. Most recently, Saint John launched a podcast alongside award-winning journalist Katie Couric, “Back to Biz with Katie and Boz,” which explores the ways thought leaders, CEOs and innovators are responding to the societal shifts that have been ushered in by the coronavirus pandemic.

    In spite of all of her professional success, Boz considers her greatest accomplishment to be mothering her 11 year old daughter, Lael. After the death of her husband, Peter, to cancer in 2013, Boz also took on the efforts of raising funding for cancer research and has been recognized by the TJ Martell Foundation for her devotion to the cause.  Boz’s other philanthropic efforts include representing Pencils of Promise as a Global Ambassador to Ghana and serving on the boards of Girls Who Code and Vital Voices.

    Boz was born in Middletown, CT, but spent her early childhood in Nairobi Kenya, Washington DC, and Accra Ghana, before immigrating to Colorado Springs, CO when she was 12 years old.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in English and African American Studies from Wesleyan University (at which she currently sits on the President’s Advisory Council). After many years in New York, she currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

    Speaker

    Adam Weers

    COO, Trammell Crow Company

    Adam Weers is a Principal at Trammell Crow Company with more than 15 years of commercial real estate development and finance experience. In April of 2021, Adam will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer for Trammell Crow Company. Currently in his Principal role, Adam oversees the McMillan Healthcare Campus, a 1,000,000 SF component of the multi-phased, mixed-use redevelopment of the McMillan sand filtration site in Washington, DC (Ward 5), as well as the Northeast Heights development, a 1,500,000 SF multi-phase, residential, retail and office development in Washington, DC (Ward 7). Adam has worked on a variety of projects and product types in his time with the firm, including the Shops at Dakota Crossing in Washington, DC, the Valo in Washington, DC, the Gateway Grand condominium in Ocean City, MD, the Shirlington Village condominium in Arlington, VA, and the South Kitchener Industrial Park outside of Toronto, ON. In addition, Adam manages the company’s New Market Tax Credit platform which has received nine NMTC allocations from the CDFI Fund since 2004 totaling ~$740 million. Adam also serves as the Chair of TCC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.

    Speaker

    Diane Hoskins

    Co-CEO, Gensler

    Diane Hoskins is one of two Gensler Co-CEOs. As both an MIT-trained architect and holding an MBA from the Andersen School at UCLA, Diane’s career has spanned Architecture, Design, Real Estate, and Business. Diane has broad responsibility in running the firm’s day-to-day operations, which span 6,000+ employees networked across 48 offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is Chair of Gensler’s Board of Directors. In addition to her responsibilities to the firm, Diane has initiated state-of-the-art management strategies in service of the firm’s 3,000 clients in more than 120 countries. Diane focuses on innovative design strategies that create a positive impact for client performance; she has championed the firm’s reach beyond architectural services to provide a broad comprehensive platform of design and strategic services to clients around the globe. A true innovator, Diane founded the Gensler Research Institute to fuel new advances in the field, using exploration and transdisciplinary collaboration to place design in the context of larger business and social issues. The knowledge and insights discovered through Gensler’s research have created new and unexpected solutions to the pressing issues faced by Gensler’s clients and communities, helping the firm further its mission of creating a better world through the power of design. Gensler’s Workplace Survey, published in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013 and 2016 is the Research Institute’s signature study, and it has provided insights that have received extensive public interest and industry acclaim. As the spokesperson for the Workplace Survey, Diane has conducted innumerable media interviews helping to educate the public on the importance of workspace design, including outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Bloomberg TV. Among the Research Institute’s most recent and groundbreaking IP, Gensler’s Experience Index stands out as a first-of-its kind study proving that design is the ke

    Speaker

    Clare De Briere

    EVP, Skanska USA Commercial Development

    Clare De Briere is a native Angeleno and has spent her career creating special places for the citizens and visitors of Los Angeles. Clare De Briere joined The Ratkovich Company in 1991 after graduating from UCLA and worked her way through property management, leasing, construction, financing and development management while earning her graduate degree at USC’s prestigious Lusk Center for Real Estate. In her career with the company she has overseen the acquisition, entitlement, planning, development and/or disposition of millions of square feet from The Wiltern Theatre, 5900 Wilshire, 800 Wilshire, The Alhambra, The Hercules Campus in Playa Vista and, most recently, The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles. Clare retired from the Company after 26 years, the last decade of which she spent as its Chief Operating Office and Executive Vice President. In 2018, Clare joined Skanska’s Commercial Development Business as an Executive Vice President in Los Angeles. In this role, Clare will lead the team exploring opportunities to expand Skanska’s real estate development business into Los Angeles. She will be responsible for land acquisition, the development and design of new projects, tenant leasing strategy and execution of future projects. Skanska USA Commercial Development invests in and develops customer-focused and highly sustainable office and multi-family properties. Since 2009, Skanska has invested more than $2 billion in dozens of projects, self-financing the majority of them. Skanska has developed speculative offices for such clients as Bank of America, Brooks Sports, PwC and Tommy Bahama. Clare is an active member of the Urban Land Institute serving on the America’s Executive Committee, as a Global Trustee, as the Los Angeles District Council Chair, on the national Advisory Committee for Building Healthy Places and Building Healthy Corridors. She has served on a ULI Advisory Panel in the City of Denver and on a local Technical Assistance Panels for the Huntington Hospita

    Speaker

    Tim Wang

    Managing Director, Head of Investment Research, Clarion Partners LLC

    Tim Wang is a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Research at Clarion Partners. He helps manage the firm’s $56.8 billion of commercial real estate investments, and leads the Research group in supporting the development of investment strategy and advising on portfolio strategy through proprietary analytics and econometric forecasting. He joined the firm in 2006 and is a member of Clarion Partners’ Investment Committee. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves on the PREA Research Committee (as Chair), the NCREIF Research Committee, and the Real Estate Research Institute Advisory Board.

    Speaker

    Toni Alexander

    President & Creative Director, InterCommunications,Inc.

    Toni Alexander President & Creative Director InterCommunicationsInc® The energy, creativity and real estate acumen of Toni Alexander are the driving force behind the success of her award-winning firm, InterCommunicationsInc®. For more than three decades, InterCom® has established itself as the world leader in marketing positioning and branding strategy for an elite portfolio of residential and resort properties. InterCom's global reputation for packaging highly effective, full-service marketing programs to the ultra-high-net-worth buyer has been forged in 30 countries and 5 continents—including Asia—a testament to the company's ability to appreciate the cultural nuances and changing demographics of international markets. Under Toni's visionary direction, InterCom has perfected the art and science of Imaging Places®, a signature approach to compelling storytelling commemorated in three coffee table books, The Art of Real Estate and Imaging Places Volumes I and II. Across the globe, Toni is legendary in her ability to dominate the uber-luxury real estate sector by building extraordinary brands that move the ticker—helping to drive over $15 billion in sales and acquisitions for InterCom clients. Her branding expertise and marketing savvy have been instrumental in putting many of the industry's high-profile projects on the map, such as Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort, in Napa Valley, California; 3 Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Artesana Rosewood Residences in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Current assignments include the relaunch of Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica's premier geo-luxury destination, with Gencom; launch of the Chatwal Lodge, a luxury 50-room resort hotel in Woodstock, New York; Edge-on-Hudson, a mixed-use riverfront destination in Tarrytown, New York; and several Four Seasons residential communities around the globe, including Hualalai Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles.

    Speaker

    Mark Falcone

    CEO/Founder, Continuum Partners, LLC

    Mark Falcone founded Continuum Partners, LLC in Denver in 1997. Since its inception Continuum has successfully completed over $2 billion of development and established itself as a national leader of complex, mixed use urban infill projects. Prior to forming Continuum, Mark worked with The Rouse Company’s division of Office and Community Development in Baltimore, MD and served in several key roles in his family’s real estate development group, The Pioneer Companies. He graduated with a BA from Colgate University in 1985. Throughout his career Mark has been actively engaged in the dialog to advance more sustainable settlement patterns within his industry and amongst public policy makers. Over the years Mark has served in several volunteer leadership positions for the Nature Conservancy, a not for profit affordable housing developer and other various organizations focused on the issues and challenges of our built environment. Mark has also served on other boards including NEA’s Mayor’s Institute on City Design, Colgate University and the Bonfils Stanton Foundation. Currently Mark is a member of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, he serves as Vice – Chair of the Biennial of the Americas Board, is one of 2 Trustee Emeriti of the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver and serves on the International Committee of the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City and the Whitney Museum’s National Committee. As chair of the Colorado Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Mark led a statewide 50 million dollar campaign for the protection of several major landscapes, including a collection of ranches in Southern Colorado which now make up the Great Sand Dunes National Park. In 2004 he and his wife Ellen Bruss donated a piece of land to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver which led to the construction of a new building by David Adjaye. Mark led the 16 million dollar capital campaign to fund the building. Mark is currently leading a new initiative between the Nature Conservancy and the Biennial of the Americas called the Youth Congress for Sustainable Americas. This new partnership is assembling a network of young citizen activists throughout Latin and North America to coordinate action across the hemisphere which will lead to measurable progress on Climate Action initiatives. The delegates include members from Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Cuba, Canada and the United States. Mark has two children. Sonya, graduated from Colgate University in 2012 and is currently getting her MBA at UCLA. Luke, graduated from Willamette University in 2015 and is getting his Masters in Architecture at SciArc. Mark is married to Ellen Bruss, founder and owner of EBD Design, a branding and graphic design firm.

    Speaker

    Hessam Nadji

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Marcus & Millichap

    Hessam Nadji is President and Chief Executive Officer of Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services. He joined Marcus & Millichap in 1996 as Vice President of Research and Advisory Services and positioned the firm as a leading provider of market trends, analyses and expertise. Over the years, his role expanded to include marketing and strategy, enabling him to play a key role in establishing and growing Marcus & Millichap’s national brand. In 2010, Mr. Nadji assumed the leadership role for all the firm’s national specialty brokerage divisions, which grew rapidly under his supervision. He also played a leading role in the preparation and execution of the firm’s IPO in 2013 as Marcus & Millichap’s Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Nadji was named President and CEO in April 2016. He is frequently sourced on behalf of the firm by national business media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Real Estate Forum, CNBC, Fox Business TV, Bloomberg TV, and numerous commercial real estate publications. Mr. Nadji received a Bachelor of Science degree in information management and computer science from City University in Seattle. He is a member of the National Multi Housing Council executive committee, the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and NAIOP.

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    Renee Schoonbeek

    Associate Principal, CallisonRTKL-US

    Renée leads CallisonRTKL's Planning and Urban Design studio in New York. She has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors in master planning, economic and community development. Prior to joining CallisonRTKL, she served as Vice President of Planning and Capital Projects of the Hudson Square Business Improvement District. She spearheaded a $27 million streetscape master plan conceived as a public-private partnership to implement pedestrian safety improvements, create temporary public spaces, construct green infrastructure and renovate a public park. After graduating with her master’s degree in Urban Geography from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Renée worked on large-scale, multi-faceted new developments throughout the Amsterdam metropolitan area. She moved to New York in 2007, where she has acted as liaison for community stakeholders, property owners, commercial tenants, business owners and city officials and agencies. Renée is an active member of New York's urban planning and design community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Fine Arts Federation of New York on behalf of the American Planning Association (APA), is a member of the APA NY Metro Chapter Urban Design Committee and the ULI NY Infrastructure Council.

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    David Miles

    President, Milesbrand

    David Miles, MIRM, CSP, CAASH, 2016 Legend of Residential Marketing Award President and Brand Strategist, Milesbrand David Miles’ career spans more than three decades, during which he has served as president of three full-service advertising agencies and his own design firm. Since 1998, the firm has focused exclusively on real estate, where it has helped to sell more than 100,000 homes and has generated over $250 billion in revenue. David Miles has worked with many of the leading real estate brands in the world, including Disney, Hines, Orco (the largest developer in Europe), Orvis, Newland Communities, General Growth Partners, Pulte Homes, Centex Homes, Shea Homes, David Weekly Homes, John Wieland Homes, The Seaside Institute, and Urban Land Institute of Colorado. In 2016, David was recognized as the 50th recipient of the industry’s most prestigious award: Legend in Residential Marketing. Since1992, The National Sales & Marketing Council has saluted homebuilders and marketing professionals who have stood apart as legends in the field of new home marketing. These Legends are selected based upon their professionalism, commitment to the industry and quality of their new home marketing. David is a recognized expert on branding and has spoken extensively on the subject throughout the United States. During his career, David has won numerous local, national and international creative awards, including 110 Gold Nationals from the National Association of Home Builders and more than 500 Silvers. In December 2004, David Miles was named one of the 50 most influential people in the home building industry by Builder Magazine, together with such other notables as Alan Greenspan, President George W. Bush and Warren Buffett. According to Builder Magazine “Miles’ Denver-based real estate branding and communications firm has played a pivotal role in how builders carve out their niche in the marketplace and communicate their position to consumers.” This honor was again bestowed upon David by Builder Magazine in 2006. David is the only branding and marketing professional to ever be recognized on this elite list. David has been a member of National Sales and Marketing Council for over 25 years including serving on the NSMC Board of Trustees, Professional Development and Education Chairman, Membership Chairman, NAHB Field Rep Task Force. David continues to serve as a Board Member of the Denver Metro Home Builders Association Sales and Marketing Council. Industry designations include: 2016 Legend of Residential marketing, National Sales and Marketing Council. 2014 Designation as Legend in Residential Real Estate, HBA of Metro Denver Sales and Marketing Council. Master in Residential Marketing. Certified New Home Marketing Professional. Certified Active Adult Specialist In Housing. David attended Colorado State University on a Creative and Performing Art Scholarship where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree. Former civic accomplishments include leadership roles with The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Public Radio, Inner City Health Center, the Urban Land Institute of Colorado, The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and The National Association of Home builders Sales and Marketing Council. David is a past Chairman of the Denver Advertising Federation and was named Denver Advertising Professional of the Year in 1999. David Miles, MIRM, CSP, CAASH, 2016 Legend of Residential Marketing Award President and Brand Strategist, Milesbrand David Miles’ career spans more than three decades, during which he has served as president of three full-service advertising agencies and his own design firm. Since 1998, the firm has focused exclusively on real estate, where it has helped to sell more than 100,000 homes and has generated over $250 billion in revenue. David Miles has worked with many of the leading real estate brands in the world, including Disney, Hines, Orco (the largest developer in Europe), Orvis, Newland Communities, General Growth Partners, Pulte Homes, Centex Homes, Shea Homes, David Weekly Homes, John Wieland Homes, The Seaside Institute, and Urban Land Institute of Colorado. In 2016, David was recognized as the 50th recipient of the industry’s most prestigious award: Legend in Residential Marketing. Since1992, The National Sales & Marketing Council has saluted homebuilders and marketing professionals who have stood apart as legends in the field of new home marketing. These Legends are selected based upon their professionalism, commitment to the industry and quality of their new home marketing. David is a recognized expert on branding and has spoken extensively on the subject throughout the United States. During his career, David has won numerous local, national and international creative awards, including 110 Gold Nationals from the National Association of Home Builders and more than 500 Silvers. In December 2004, David Miles was named one of the 50 most influential people in the home building industry by Builder Magazine, together with such other notables as Alan Greenspan, President George W. Bush and Warren Buffett. According to Builder Magazine “Miles’ Denver-based real estate branding and communications firm has played a pivotal role in how builders carve out their niche in the marketplace and communicate their position to consumers.” This honor was again bestowed upon David by Builder Magazine in 2006. David is the only branding and marketing professional to ever be recognized on this elite list. David has been a member of National Sales and Marketing Council for over 25 years including serving on the NSMC Board of Trustees, Professional Development and Education Chairman, Membership Chairman, NAHB Field Rep Task Force. David continues to serve as a Board Member of the Denver Metro Home Builders Association Sales and Marketing Council. Industry designations include: 2016 Legend of Residential marketing, National Sales and Marketing Council. 2014 Designation as Legend in Residential Real Estate, HBA of Metro Denver Sales and Marketing Council. Master in Residential Marketing. Certified New Home Marketing Professional. Certified Active Adult Specialist In Housing. David attended Colorado State University on a Creative and Performing Art Scholarship where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree. Former civic accomplishments include leadership roles with The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Public Radio, Inner City Health Center, the Urban Land Institute of Colorado, The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and The National Association of Home builders Sales and Marketing Council. David is a past Chairman of the Denver Advertising Federation and was named Denver Advertising Professional of the Year in 1999.

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    Tom Toomey

    Chairman and CEO, UDR, Inc.

    Thomas W. Toomey is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UDR, Inc., a $20 billion S&P 500 company; having served the Company since joining nineteen years ago. Over his tenure, Mr. Toomey has been instrumental in repositioning the Company's portfolio, including the acquisition and disposition of over $19 billion in multifamily communities and development of over $4 billion in multifamily communities, which has led to an above average annual return of 10% for the Company's shareholders. As of June 30, 2020, UDR owned or had an ownership position in 51,320 apartment homes in select markets across the U.S. Prior to heading UDR, Mr. Toomey held various senior positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, with AIMCO, a multifamily REIT peer. At AIMCO, Mr. Toomey was instrumental in transforming the company into the largest apartment owner in the U.S., growing its portfolio ten-fold over his tenure. Prior to AIMCO, Mr. Toomey served as a Senior Vice President with Lincoln Property Company, a multifaceted, national real estate firm, for five years. As a leader in the real estate industry, Mr. Toomey is past past Global Chairman, a current Trustee, Governor and Board member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is a member of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable, and is past Chairman and a current Trustee of the Oregon State University Foundation.

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    Jessica Ostermick

    Director, Industrial & Logistics, CBRE/New England

    Jessica, who partners with Tyler Carner and Jeremy Ballenger, brings over 15 years of commercial real estate and economics experience to focus on investor and owner opportunities within the industrial and logistics marketplace. Jessica applies her unique market insight and expertise to drive clients' real estate decisions and strategy and realize more opportunities. Prior to joining CBRE's Capital Markets, Industrial & Logistics Services, Jessica was CBRE's Director of Research and Analysis for Colorado and led national level research for multifamily, energy vertical and data centers where she generated market insight and intelligence to support defensible decision making. Earlier in her career, Jessica was a Research Economist with Development Research Partners and served as Director of Business Development for OZ Architecture. Jessica currently serves on the ULI Colorado Office & Industrial Council, and has previously co-chaired the ULI Women's Leadership Initiative and participated in both the Young Leaders Group and Partnership Forum. She has served as a panelist at the Emerging Trends Colorado meetings.

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    Jeff Gunning

    Senior Vice President, CallisonRTKL-US

    Jeff Gunning began his professional career with RTKL in 1984 and leads the Retail / Mixed Use practice area for CallisonRTKL. A key CRTKL leader in shopping centers and mixed use, Jeff has helped to solidify their position as the world’s leading retail and mixed use design practice. CallisonRTKL has been recognized more than any other firm by the International Council of Shopping Centers for excellence in the design of retail-driven projects, and are the number one retail design practice in the world in both shopping center and store design. His leadership has shaped CallisonRTKL’s holistic approach, combining urban design, architecture, interior architecture and environmental graphic design to create experiential places that resonate with a sense of community and expand the boundaries of art and architecture. Jeff’s experience has been focused on large scale, retail driven mixed use developments combining retail, entertainment, sport, residential, office, hotel, and health, utilizing consumer insights and a focus on the Guest Experience to create synergistic environments known for their commercial success and lasting sense of place. His projects have been instrumental in CallisonRTKL’s international expansion into Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Jeff is a frequent contributor to industry publications and a speaker at ICSC, ULI, AIA and other industry conferences. He currently serves on the ICSC US Design Awards jury, the University of Oklahoma Gibbs College of Architecture Board of Visitors, and was a founding board member of the AIA Retail Entertainment Knowledge Community in 2005. He was elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects in 2019. Jeff is a 1984 graduate of the Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma.

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    Eric Tupler

    Senior Managing Director, JLL-Capital Markets

    Eric is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Denver office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He joins JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and also serves on the firm’s Leadership Committee. Eric has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate and finance industry and specializes in originating debt and equity transactions throughout the United States. He has completed in excess of $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions during the course of his career. Eric started at HFF in January 2012. Before that, he was a vice chairman in the Denver office of CBRE Capital Markets, where he was the firm’s top Denver sales professional and the leader of the Denver Capital Markets Group. During his 15-year career with CBRE, he achieved many significant accomplishments, including being named the company's number one national producer in debt and equity finance in 2004 and receiving the Manager Innovation Award for Capital Markets in 2007. He was also a six-time Coldwell Colbert Circle Award recipient, which recognizes the top three percent of commissioned CB Richard Ellis salespeople worldwide and a top 200 sales professional eight times. Prior to that, he was a credit analyst at Barnett Bank in Miami, Florida. Eric began his career in finance at PNC Mortgage as a Loan Officer.

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    Andy Carmody

    Managing Director, Tricon Residential

    Over 20 years of diverse experience in real estate, strategy, acquisitions, product development, and operations in small and large organizations. Industry experience in real estate, aerospace, high tech, medical products, and transportation. Harvard MBA, and University of Michigan engineer. Specialties: • Real estate strategy, acquisition, planning, development, and asset management • Strategic market analysis and product planning • Integrated product development and management • Analytical problem solving • Planning and executing strategic marketing and advertising • Cross-functional team building and leadership Managing Director and co-Head of Tricon Housing Partners responsible for asset management of Tricon’s $1.5 billion North American land and housing portfolio, sourcing new investment opportunities, and managing key operating partner and investor relations. Andy graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School, and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Andy is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the NAHB, and ICSC.

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    Jill Ziegler

    Director of Sustainability, Brookfield Properties

    Jill shapes Brookfield Properties’ development group's position as a sustainability and corporate responsibility leader by designing and leading the organization’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, integrating ESG throughout the business, and communicating the company’s ESG performance to stakeholders. Prior to joining Brookfield Properties, Jill worked in corporate communications for Fortune 500 auto insurance company Progressive and was an environmental analyst at ERG, a mid-size consulting firm in the Washington, DC, area, where she counted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency among her clients. A LEED Accredited Professional with 19 years of experience focused on sustainability and environmental protection, Jill serves on the Cleveland 2030 District Board (former chair), the national 2030 District Network Board, the Nareit Real Estate Sustainability Committee, Real Estate Roundtable’s Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee, and ULI Greenprint's Performance Committee. She received her BA from Miami University and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration/Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University.

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    Jonathan Brinsden

    CEO, Midway

    Jonathan Brinsden serves as chief executive officer of Midway and guides the company’s overall business strategy and operations. He has lead the company’s growth and creation of a $2B portfolio of core mixed-use assets. Jonathan is a member of Midway’s leadership team and investment committee. Jonathan joined Midway’s development team in 2001, was named chief operating officer in 2008 and chief executive officer in 2013. Prior to joining Midway, Jonathan served as president and chief operating officer of Hamm Corporation, a Houston-based development company. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Chairman, ULI Americas, a Global Board Director, Governing Trustee, ULI Foundation Governor, and past Chair of ULI Houston. Jonathan is active in a number of civic leadership and charitable organizations including serving as Chairman of Central Houston, on the Executive Committee, and board, of Buffalo Bayou Partnership, the board of SEARCH Homeless Services and the board of Coalition For The Homeless. Jonathan is a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Bauer Graduate Real Estate Program and a frequent guest lecturer at Texas A&M University and Rice University. Jonathan holds a Master of Science in Land and Real Estate Development, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, all from Texas A&M University.

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    Rich Warnick

    Managing Director and Co-Chairman, CHMWarnick

    Richard Warnick is the Managing Director and co-Chairman of CHMWarnick (www.CHMWarnick.com), the leading provider of hospitality asset management and strategic advisory services to the hospitality industry. The company currently asset manages 70 hotels comprising over 29,000 rooms. CHMWarnick’s advisory services cover virtually every aspect of the hospitality industry and all phases of a hotel’s lifecycle, including ground up development and repositioning. The company is currently providing development advisory services for hotel and resort projects valued at over $2 billion. CHMWarnick has offices in Boston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Minneapolis, New York, and San Francisco. Prior to forming CHMWarnick, Rich founded and was President of Warnick + Company, a leading provider of advisory and asset management services to many of the world’s leading hotel and real estate companies, private investors, financial institutions, and government agencies. Rich has been involved in virtually every aspect of the hotel industry including operations, development, finance, brokerage, and brand and business strategy. Before forming Warnick + Company, Rich was a principal with Laventhol & Horwath (L&H), an international accounting firm known for its expertise in the hospitality and real estate industries. Prior to L&H, he was a development executive for two international hotel companies. He began his career in hotel operations and held senior level management positions with several noted hotel management companies. Rich is a partner and member of the board in Montage Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel company founded in 2002. He serves as a strategic advisor to the company and has represented Montage in acquisitions and development deals worth more than $2.5 billion in total asset value. He is a member and Vice-chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hotel Development Council and is past President and Chairman Emeritus of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC). Rich is also a member of the Hotel Asset Managers Association and a past member of the Arizona State University Council on Real Estate. He is a shareholder and board member of Trilogy Spa Holdings, the leading operator of luxury spas in North America operating under exclusive license agreements with iconic beauty brands (Guerlain, Clarins, Amore Pacific, and Natura Bisse) as well as the company’s own Well & Being brand. Rich is also on the advisory board of Thayer Ventures, a technology venture capital firm focused on the hospitality and travel industries. Rich has written numerous articles on hospitality industry and is frequent speaker at real estate, finance, and hotel industry conferences and roundtables. He is the co-author of Hotel Asset Management, Principles & Practices, Third Edition. He attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated from Western International University with a dual major in finance and marketing.

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    Ralph Rosenberg

    Partner, Global Head of KKR Real Estate, KKR

    Ralph F. Rosenberg Member, Head of KKR Real Estate New York Member, Real Estate RALPH F. ROSENBERG (New York) joined KKR in 2011 and is the global head of KKR's Real Estate Platform. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Rosenberg was a Partner at Eton Park Capital Management and also managed his own firm, R6 Capital Management, which later merged into Eton Park. Previously, he was a Partner at Goldman Sachs. He holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University and an M.B.A from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves as a Trustee of Brown University and as a Trustee of the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He is a former member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust and is an Honorary Trustee of the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, Illinois.

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    Kevin Roberts

    Senior Vice President, MacFarlane Partners

    Experienced real estate development leader, with exhaustive acquisitions, infrastructure, mixed-use project, construction, project finance and leasing expertise, including complex negotiations PROFILE Multi-asset Development Experience (Multifamily, Office, Industrial, Land) Mixed-Use Project Design (3+ million sf) Land Use Approvals (CA, CO, MD, DC) HIGHLIGHTS Leadership and Mentoring Office and Retail Lease Negotiations Project Finance and Financial Modeling Equity Investor Relations and Reporting MACFARLANE PARTNERS, Sr. Vice President, Los Angeles, CA 2017- Present Leading development teams, two 300+ unit projects in DTLA and new acquisitions JAIR LYNCH PARTNERS, Vice President, Washington, DC 2012 - 2017 Leading three separate teams in the execution of new development and re-use business plans (from acquisition or repositioning, design, entitlements, financing through construction): • 9-story, 300 mf units/11,000 sf retail urban in-fill; construction start 4Q2013 • Successfully led negotiations on 72,000 sf office and 10,000 CVS leases; delivery 4Q2014 • Creating repositioning strategy for 80,000 sf office to multifamily or boutique hotel • Negotiating site acquisition terms for 50-unit mf condominium project • Creating project management tools for direct reports to more effectively manage projects • Managing budgets, financial models and institutional equity reporting requirements AGILE ENERGY, INC., Director San Bruno, CA 2010 - 2012 Helped launch utility-scale, solar project development firm, with projects in several US states. Originated business pipeline in two new markets – $300M of value. Created company-wide construction, financing and risk management strategies. EXPERIENCE THE JBG COMPANIES MD/Washington, DC Vice President 2006 – 2009 Development Director 2005 - 2006 Formulated and executed two large, multi-phase, mixed-use development plans amid fast-paced, rapidly changing environments to achieve critical milestones. Guided multiple project teams through each phase of development, from acquisitions and entitlements through construction. • Obtained site plan approvals for 2+million sf transit-oriented project - $500M of value. • Negotiated Master Development Agreement, 99-year ground lease and loan documents. • Led building and infrastructure designs, permitting and construction - $53M construction cost; completed $85M, 280-unit/15,000 sf retail project, $2M under budget. • Entitled 1.5 million sf, mixed-use project, but averted a $20M loss by terminating the business plan in the early stage of the 2008 economic recession. CATELLUS DEVELOPMENT, Director of Development San Francisco, CA 2000-2003 Lead project manager for two large-scale development projects (80+ acres each) – including an industrial park and a 485-home project. Successfully obtained entitlements, backbone infrastructure approvals and tax-increment financing for 485-home project. Led commercial leasing efforts for 1.5 million square foot business park. PRAGER, SEALY & CO., Investment Banking Analyst San Francisco, CA 1997-1999 The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, MBA 2005 University of California, Berkeley, MA City Planning 1996 University of California, Los Angeles, BA History 1994 LEED AP 2009 EDUCATION & CERT. Oil painting, ULI, DCBIA, Cultural DC ACTIVITIES

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    Diane Hoskins

    Co-CEO, Gensler

    Diane Hoskins is one of two Gensler Co-CEOs. As both an MIT-trained architect and holding an MBA from the Andersen School at UCLA, Diane’s career has spanned Architecture, Design, Real Estate, and Business. Diane has broad responsibility in running the firm’s day-to-day operations, which span 6,000+ employees networked across 48 offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is Chair of Gensler’s Board of Directors. In addition to her responsibilities to the firm, Diane has initiated state-of-the-art management strategies in service of the firm’s 3,000 clients in more than 120 countries. Diane focuses on innovative design strategies that create a positive impact for client performance; she has championed the firm’s reach beyond architectural services to provide a broad comprehensive platform of design and strategic services to clients around the globe. A true innovator, Diane founded the Gensler Research Institute to fuel new advances in the field, using exploration and transdisciplinary collaboration to place design in the context of larger business and social issues. The knowledge and insights discovered through Gensler’s research have created new and unexpected solutions to the pressing issues faced by Gensler’s clients and communities, helping the firm further its mission of creating a better world through the power of design. Gensler’s Workplace Survey, published in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013 and 2016 is the Research Institute’s signature study, and it has provided insights that have received extensive public interest and industry acclaim. As the spokesperson for the Workplace Survey, Diane has conducted innumerable media interviews helping to educate the public on the importance of workspace design, including outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Bloomberg TV. Among the Research Institute’s most recent and groundbreaking IP, Gensler’s Experience Index stands out as a first-of-its kind study proving that design is the ke

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    Amy Cara

    Managing Partner, East West Partners

    Amy believes that what makes a place great is encouraging connection and fostering opportunities for experiences. She currently oversees the team creating The Coloradan, at 334-unit condominium project, and 16 Chestnut, a 430,000-sf office building anchored by DaVita, among other projects, as well as identification of new opportunities in Denver. She has most recently been responsible for the revitalization of The Landmark, a mixed-use community with 271 condominiums and 180,000 square feet of entertainment-based retail development. Prior to this role, Amy was the Chief Financial Officer for East West Partners in Denver, starting with the purchase and development of the Riverfront Park master-planned community and culminating with the completion Denver Union Station redevelopment. Amy joined East West Partners in 1999 when the company formed a team for the development of Riverfront Park, where she was responsible for debt and equity relations and financial oversight of the Denver operations. She was also integral to the entitlement, development planning, land acquisition and sales, and contractual oversight of residential sales and office and retail leasing for Denver development. In addition to these roles, Amy actively participated on the management team of the Union Station Neighborhood Company, the joint venture that facilitated the redevelopment of Denver’s Union Station. Amy is the immediate past Chair of the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”) Colorado, Vice Chair for the Urban Development/Mixed Use Bronze Council of ULI and a member of the Steering Committee for the Women’s Leadership Initiative at ULI nationally. She is the President of the Central Platte Valley Metropolitan District, a board member of the Denver Union Station Metropolitan Districts, the immediate past chair of PlatteForum, an arts-based youth organization, and is an active member of the Young Associates of the Denver Art Museum.

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    Richard Arnold

    Chief Development Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection

    Richard oversees the overall growth strategy at Auberge Resorts Collection, including new development, acquisitions, and corporate transactions. Prior to joining Auberge, Richard was a Partner and Managing Director at Kadenwood Partners, a London based real-estate investment, capital advisory, and asset management firm focused on the luxury hotel, residential, and mixed-use property sectors. Prior to Kadenwood, Richard served as Vice President, Worldwide Development at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts where he was responsible for sourcing and securing new growth opportunities on a global basis. In addition, he focused on strategic transactions, special situations, and identifying development capital. Richard has previously held roles with PKF Consulting and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel and Food Administration with a focus on Real Estate Finance from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Richard currently serves on the Hospitality Investment Roundtable of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the Hotel Development Counsel at the Urban Land Institute.

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    Gabrielle Bullock

    Principal, Director of Global Diversity, Perkins and Will

    Born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Gabrielle knew from the time that she was twelve years old that architecture would be her calling. Her motivation to enter the profession was a direct response to the design of public housing and her strong desire to positively impact the lives of African Americans and people of color living in her community. Her career path was driven by a passion to design for others and foster access to the design industry for all genders and racial backgrounds. As the second black female to graduate from the architecture department of the Rhode Island School of Design, Gabrielle has been a key player in our firm’s success for over three decades, working in both the New York and Los Angeles studios where she became the first African American and first woman to rise to the position of Managing Director. Over the course of her career, she has led numerous complex and high-profile projects, including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Her unique role as the firm’s Director of Global Diversity and an award-winning principal, enables her to combine her passion for architecture and social justice to effect positive change.

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