Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics
35th ANNUAL REAL ESTATE & ECONOMICS SYMPOSIUM
The UC Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate is planning an exceptional program for our upcoming 35th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium on November 19, 2012. 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. The theme for the conference will be, "Real Estate Markets, the Recovery, the Election and Beyond." 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 and Urban Economics, UC Berkeley, will share his highly-regarded real estate forecast, outlining how the current political and economic environment will affect real estate markets and how they might impact us in the future, and, offering his insightful analysis of our current economic situation.
John Chiang, Controller, State of California, has demonstrated both great skills and dexterity at managing and controlling the State's finances during very difficult times. He is a thoughtful participant and analyst in the workings of State of California government financing as well as an innovator for increasing State of California governmental financing efficiency. His governmental financial reform proposals include changes for the State's public pension system, special assistance to local financing authorities in these difficult times, and protecting California's natural resources.
TIMELY AND IMPORTANT TOPICS:
- The Changing Face of Real Estate Finance
- The Imminent Residential Recovery?
- Finding the Sweet Spot In the Commercial Marketplace
- Entrepreneurial Development Strategies: New Frontiers
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:
Rich Paddock, President, Paddock Appraisal Service, Inc.
Linda S. Law, Principal-Land Veritas and Law & Associates; Chair Emeritus, Harvard Real Estate Advisory Board
Melissa Bach, MAI, Partner, Carneghi-Blum & Partners, Inc.
Sherman Chan, Senior Vice President, CBRE Brokerage Services
Gary Beasley, Managing Director, Waypoint Homes
Joe Lewis, President/Owner, Orchard Commercial
Meg Spriggs, Vice President of Development, AvalonBay Communities
Michael J. Shin, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chris Tokarski, Chief Credit Officer & Managing Director SPT Management, LLC, Starwood Capital Group
Michael B. Jameson, Managing Director, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company