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Event Date Thu Sep 9 PDT (10 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Thu Sep 9 3:00pm - Thu Sep 9 8:00pm
Location Online Event
Region Americas

This symposium features three panels comprising prominent California attorneys and industry insiders who will discuss selected trends and developments in commercial real estate that affect practitioners today and will impact the future of commercial real estate.

Panel 1:
• The Post-COVID Financing Market – Why Are We So Busy?
There is a flurry of activity in commercial real estate finance despite the pandemic's persistence. This finance-oriented panel will delve into the cause of the increased volume of commercial real estate deals. In an effort to understand why finance is so busy, the panel will explore the broad variety of deals currently being done, prevalent types of capital and capital stacks, how interest rates have affected volume, and currently observed trends. The panel discussion will benefit from experienced professionals who represent the lender, borrower, and broker perspectives.

Panel 2:
• The State of the Commercial Leasing Market: How Landlords and Tenants are Returning to and Repurposing Space
Join this panel comprised of experts representing the landlord, tenant and broker perspective for a lively discussion of how retail, office and industrial spaces are being creatively re-imagined, moving towards economic recovery in this post-pandemic environment. Topics will include emerging trends in commercial leasing, the status of different asset classes, and the effect of the pandemic on technology applications.

Panel 3:
• The Not So Affordable Housing Crisis: Needs, Challenges and Possible Solutions
The need for the development and preservation of affordable housing in California is undeniable and while there are government incentives to provide for such purposes, developers still face many challenges. This panel of speakers, who bring multiple perspectives to this issue, including those of developers, investors, attorneys, city officials and neighborhood communities, will address those needs and challenges and offer some solutions based on personal experience working on specific projects.


2021 Speakers


Shireen Enayati
VP Leasing, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Nadine Watt
CEO, Watt Properties

Owen Fileti
Managing Director, Raise Commercial Real Estate

Javier F. Gutierrez
Partner, Stuart Kane LLP

Rochelle Mills
President, Innovative Housing Opportunities

Ada Arevalo
Founder/CEO, Impact Capital

Gillian van Muyden
Glendale City Attorney

Benjamin Reznik
Partner, Jeffer Mangels

Paul Habibi
Founder/Principal, Grayslake Advisors; UCLA Professor


Jonathan Lorenzen
Partner, Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory and Natsis LLP

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Greenberg Glisker

• Allem Matkins
• Cozen O'Connor
• Sklar Kirsh

• Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
• Law Offices of Trudi J. Lesser

• Armenian Bar Association
• Japanese American Bar Association
• Philippine American Bar Association
• Black Women Lawyers
• Southern California Chineses Lawyers Association
• Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance