Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics



Monday, November 21st
· 8:00 am. – 5:00 pm
Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco



The UC Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate is planning an exceptional program for our upcoming 34th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium on November 21, 2011. At this time, more than ever, it is important for practitioners in the real estate, finance and legal professions to have the most up-to-date information and analysis of the forces impacting our nation and the world. To help you, we are assembling a comprehensive, full day of sessions and a stellar roster of real estate industry experts to address the issues you are concerned about today.


Kenneth T. Rosen, Chairman
Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, UC Berkeley

Ken Rosen will share his highly-regarded real estate forecast, outlining how current economic shifts have affected real estate markets and how they might impact us in the future, including insightful analysis of our current economic situation.

Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Henry Cisneros will discuss the agenda for resurrecting the U.S. housing markets and provide insight into issues not normally considered in the day-to-day housing business. At the same time, his insights will be informed by the fact that he is in the housing business on a day-to-day basis.


This year, sessions will focus on the information you need to do business and find opportunities in today’s challenging times, including:


We are continuing to assemble an exceptional group of knowledgeable and experienced professionals who will discuss the challenging complexities of today’s real estate markets. The confirmed lineup of outstanding speakers include:

Katherine August-deWilde, President & COO, First Republic Bank

Micolyn Magee, Principal, The Townsend Group

Alex Villacorta, Director of Research Analytics, Clear Capital

James J. Saccacio, CEO, RealtyTrac Inc.

Michael Bykhovsky, Founder and CEO, Applied Financial Technology

Dan Safier, President & Founder, The Prado Group, Inc.

Dana Parry, President and CEO, Reynolds & Brown

Daniel Cressman, Executive Vice President, Grubb & Ellis Company

Hessam Nadji, Managing Director, Marcus & Millichap

Zorana Bosnic, Vice President, Sustainable Design Director, HOK