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On the Agenda: Business events ramp up with holiday cheer

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, don’t get too caught up in the excitement to forget about these great events in San Diego this week.

The Building Owners and Managers Association’s December networking luncheon and BOMA Expo will be held on Tuesday at the La Jolla Marriott. The luncheon will recap the successes of 2012 and hold the vote for the 2013 board of directors. The Expo will showcase the latest trends, products and services in the commercial real estate industry. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 4240 La Jolla Village Drive.

Also on Tuesday, CommNexus presents its Qualcomm Experience 2012: The 1000x Challenge -- Ensuring Optimal User Experience. Keynote speaker Matt Grob, chief technology officer of Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM), will discuss the technology path his company is taking to maximize the use of spectrum and address the capacity challenge, and will share how achieving “1000x” in capacity will require a change in the wireless ecosystem mindset. The event is at Qualcomm headquarters on 5775 Morehouse Drive from 5 to 7:45 p.m.

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s 13th annual Residential Real Estate Conference: Outlook 2013 is on Wednesday at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Keynote speaker David Crowe, chief economist and senior vice president at the National Association of Home Builders, will be followed by a panel of local real estate experts who will give their forecasts for San Diego’s 2013 residential real estate market. The presentation is from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at 5998 Alcala Park.

The Society for Human Resource Management’s Holiday Party and Silent Auction will be on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Proceeds will benefit the SHRM Foundation, the nonprofit affiliate of SHRM that provides educational support and sponsors research. The Hilton is at 10950 N. Torrey Pines Road.

On Thursday, the Construction Specifications Institute’s 2013 Economic Forecast will be delivered by Alan Gin, associate professor of economics at the University of San Diego. The breakfast and presentation will be held at the Hilton Hotel Mission Valley, 901 Camino Del Rio South, at 7:30 a.m.

Rounding out the week’s events, the San Diego Law Library hosts its first anniversary open house to celebrate the library’s transformation “from relic to relevant” as symbolized by the remodeling of the downtown facility. The open house is from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1105 Front St.


Local earnings

Monday: Cubic Corp. (CUB)

Tuesday: Pure Bioscience (PURE)

Wednesday: None

Thursday: None

Friday: None


IPOs planned

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week:

Audeo Oncology Inc. - San Francisco, 3.3 million shares, priced $14 to $16, managed by Leerink Swann and Oppenheimer. Proposed Nasdaq symbol AURX. Business: A late stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on utilizing Hyaluronic Acid Chemotransport Technology, or HyACT, to target cancer drugs preferentially to tumor cells to enhance drug activity.

PBF Energy Inc. - Parsippany, N.J., 16.5 million class A shares, priced $25 to $27, managed by Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse. Proposed NYSE symbol PBF. Business: One of the largest independent petroleum refiners and suppliers of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States.

Silver Bay Realty Trust - Minnetonka, Minn., 13.3 million shares, priced $18 to $20, managed by Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch, and J.P. Morgan. Proposed NYSE symbol SBY. Business: REIT focused on the acquisition, leasing and management of residential properties.

SolarCity Corp. - San Mateo, Calif., 10.1 million shares, priced $13 to $15, managed by Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and BofA Merrill Lynch. Proposed Nasdaq symbol SCTY. Business: Leases and installs solar energy systems for homes and businesses.


National Events


None scheduled


The Commerce Department issues international trade data for October and wholesale trade inventories for October; the Labor Department releases job openings and the labor turnover survey for October; and Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.


The Federal Reserve issues a statement on interest rates and an economic forecast, and Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to hold a news conference; and the Treasury releases the federal budget for November.


The Labor Department reports weekly unemployment claims and the Producer Price Index for November; the Commerce Department releases retail sales data for November and business inventories for October; and Freddie Mac issues weekly mortgage rates.


The Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for November; and the Federal Reserve reports industrial production for November.

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