41st Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium
Monday, November 19, 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm
InterContintental, San Francisco
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REGISTRATION, NETWORKING & BREAKFAST 7:15 – 8:00 am

OPENING REMARKS 8:00 – 8:15 am

SESSION ONE 8:15 – 9:15 am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – THE ECONOMY AND REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK IN A RISING INTEREST RATE ENVIRONMENT
Kenneth T. Rosen, Chairman, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, UC Berkeley
Moderator: Robert H. Edelstein, Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, UC Berkeley

SESSION TWO 9:15 – 10:30 am
THE FUTURE OF HOUSING IN THE BAY AREA & CALIFORNIA: URBAN VERSUS SUBURBAN
Steve Buster, Senior Vice President, Development, Grosvenor Americas
Adhi Nagraj, San Francisco Director, SPUR
Dean Wehrli, Senior Vice President, John Burns Real Estate Consulting PRESENTATION
Moderator: Claudia Cappio, Fellow, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, UC Berkeley

BREAK 10:30 – 10:45 am

SESSION THREE 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
THE SHARING ECONOMY: IMPACT ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Calli Cenizal, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
Elton Kwok, General Manager of Northern California, WeWork
Joshua Switzky, Land Use & Housing Policy Program Manager, Citywide Planning Division, San Francisco Planning Department
Moderator: Molly Ternere, Lecturer, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

NETWORKING LUNCH 12:00 – 1:15 pm

SESSION FOUR 1:15 – 2:15 pm
OFFICE SPACE IN THE BAY AREA: PEAK…OR STILL GROWING?
Mark McGranahan, Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield
PRESENTATION
Steve Rosetta, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Moderator: Michael Covarrubias, Chairman & CEO, TMG Partners PRESENTATION

SESSION FIVE 2:15 – 3:30 pm
REAL ESTATE FINANCING LOOKING FORWARD
PRESENTATION
Robert Gray, Partner, Rockwood Capital, LLC
Mark Myers, EVP-Head of Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo
Gayle Starr, Managing Director, Prologis Moderator: Dennis Williams, Managing Director, Northmarq Capital

BREAK 3:30 – 3:45 pm

SESSION SIX 3:45 – 4:45 pm
IMPACT OF THE 2018 ELECTIONS
Bill Press, Political Commentator, Author and Former Chair of the California Democratic Party
Moderator: Dick Wollack, Principal, Fulton Capital Advisors

CLOSING REMARKS 4:45 – 5:00 pm

CalBRE Exam for CE Applicants 5:00 – 5:20 pm

Speakers, order of speakers in sessions, topics and timing are subject to change. We have applied for continuing education credit from the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE Sponsor #1656-Consumer Protection), and from the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. However, this does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions that are expressed by the course sponsor, instructors, authors or lecturers. (Last updated on November 13, 2018)