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The Future of Downtown San Jose

Notable acquisitions, record-breaking development figures, and how to make the CBD a live-work-play environment

Event Ended On: Thursday September 12 2019

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Speakers

Investing & Developing For The Next Wave Of Tech

As tech tenants look to the CBD – how are investors and developers preparing for an influx of office and housing demands

Ted McMahon

CIO, Bayview Development Group
Blage Zelalich

Blage Zelalich

Downtown Manager, City of San Jose

Making Downtown San Jose A Live, Work, Play Hub

Evolving and redesigning the CBD in an effort to keep employees and residents downtown

Michael Lockwood

Michael Lockwood

SENIOR ARCHITECT, SENIOR PRINCIPAL, Populous
Patricia Ernstrom

Patricia Ernstrom

Vice President of Special Events, San Francisco 49ers
John Tortora

John Tortora

President, San Jose Sharks

Chris Freise

Managing Partner & Co-founder, REDCO
Angela Wu

Angela Wu

Director of West Coast Operations, KPF

Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Breakfast, Coffee, & Networking
9:00 AM
9:45 AM
Investing & Developing For The Next Wave Of Tech
As tech tenants look to the CBD – how are investors and developers preparing for an influx of office and housing demands
9:45 AM
10:30 AM
Making Downtown San Jose A Live, Work, Play Hub
Evolving and redesigning the CBD in an effort to keep employees and residents downtown
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
Post-Event Networking

Venue/Parking

The Westin San Jose
302 South Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113

Ballroom/Floor: Grand Ballroom and Atrium, Lobby Level

Parking Information:
Valet Parking: $30
Self-Parking: $3 per hour at the Convention Center Garage - 150 W San Carlos St, Downtown San Jose, CA 95113

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Event Summary

Fueled, as always, by the tech sector and office market, Downtown San Jose is having a moment. Across the city, tenants like Roku (adding 160,000 sq. ft.) and Zscaler (subleasing 172,000 sq. ft.) are entering the market at scale while  Google, Apple, and Facebook remain entrenched – serving as tent poles driving the economy and growing communities.

According to a report published by Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, in Q1 2019, more than 600,000 sq. ft. of commercial space (69% office, 31% industrial) was completed. Additionally, more than 12,000,000 sq. ft. – 64% of which is office space – of commercial development is in the works.

For all the benefits of tech, the occasional detrimental effects are finally surfacing. In neighborhoods like East Palo Alto, affordability is worsening and gentrification is rising, making the controversial housing bill SB50 equal parts appealing and necessary.

As Bisnow will discuss on July 11, multifamily housing – for all classes – is a matter of sincere urgency for residents, business owners, and public figures in San Jose, a city that only has approximately 12,000 affordable housing units.

Join us as we explore the heart of the Valley – Downtown San Jose – and examine the impact tech tenants have on the communities they inhabit, the continued office development and investment boom, and the potential role Opportunity Zones can play in alleviating the market’s stresses.

For questions, press inquiries and recommendations, please email Bisnow’s Northern California Event Producer Matt Seukunian (matt.seukunian@bisnow.com).

  1. What new downtown projects should residents, expecting an impact on the community, be looking forward to?
  2. With more than 12 million sq. ft. of office on the way, what steps can be taken to supply enough housing and ensure long-time residents are not displaced?
  3. What role is public transit (BART, VTA, CalTrain) playing in the growth of Downtown San Jose and adjacent communities?
  4. What lessons, if any, can Downtown San Jose learn from San Francisco and Oakland as development continues at a record pace?
  5. What is lacking in DT San Jose's CBD core right now that inhibits a live-work-play environment?