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Clearing The Fog: Discover The Latest In West Coast CRE At Bisnow’s May 17 Event


As Los Angeles and the West Coast emerge from the pandemic, some observers are suggesting the city is experiencing a commercial real estate “boom”, particularly in downtown LA.  

Recent high-profile deals in or around the city include $276M in financing arranged by Sonnenblick-Eichner Co. for the new corporate headquarters and training facility for the Los Angeles Chargers football team. Also, Mesa West Capital provided $70.3M to a joint venture acquiring two Southern California industrial properties. 

With more major deals on the horizon, what does the future look like for commercial real estate investors and lenders in LA and on the West Coast? Find out at Bisnow’s National Finance West event on May 17. Register for the event here.

The event will open with a discussion between keynote speaker Goodwin Gaw, chairman of Gaw Capital Partners, and moderator Paul Rahimian, founder and CEO of Parkview Financial, on the topic of “trying to see through the fog” to gain a macro perspective on West Coast CRE.

Other discussions will explore the debt market outlook. Moderator Emily Feder, a real estate and finance attorney with Allen Matkins, will lead a conversation that will include:

Jaime Zadra, managing director, PGIM Real Estate.

Teresa Zien, managing director, Invesco Real Estate.

Kyle Jeffers, senior managing director and co-head of originations, ACORE Capital.

Brad Ross, managing director, head of originations, Parkview Financial.

Another panel will discuss the evolving capital stack and access to equity. Moderator Nikole Zoumberakis, a shareholder with Buchalter, will explore the topic with:

— Josh Katzin, chief investment officer, AECOM.

— Ash Baraghoush, managing director, structured finance, Pacific Urban Investors.

— Matthew Gorelik, founder, Township Capital.

— Matt Bear, founder, Bear Real Estate Advisors.

A panel discussing the rise of impact investing will include:

Martin Muoto, CEO and founder/managing member, SoLa Impact.

Chris Fraley, chief investment officer, RealtyMogul.

— Jonathan Epstein, managing partner, BentallGreenOak.

— Kate Cusack, vice president of originations, Nuveen Green Capital.

— Roshan Sonthalia, managing director and senior counsel, Turner Impact Capital.

Carey Heyman, real estate principal with CLA, will lead a discussion about “getting mid-market deals done” with:

Seth Grossman, senior managing director, Meridian Capital.

— Priyesh R. Bhakta, president, Hankey Capital.

The event will be live at a venue not yet announced. Bisnow is committed to following all local Covid-19 regulations and protocols.

Click here to register.