The University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and the Urban Land Institute San Diego/Tijuana Chapter (ULI) are teaming up to present a special Trends Conference on Monday, Nov.21 from 7:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on the University of San Diego campus, located at 5998 Alcala Park.
The Conference combines the former University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Commercial Trends Conference and ULI San Diego's Annual Trends Conference into one session.
University of San Diego and ULI have a successful history of collaboration. Members of each organization serve on each other's boards and committees.
Additionally, many of the students involved at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate are active participants in ULI San Diego/Tijuana's Young Leaders, a program that offers up-and-coming real estate professionals under the age of 35 networking and educational opportunities that will help them become leaders in their industry.
The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate presents four industry conferences each year, providing some of the most comprehensive forums for forecasting and discussing residential and commercial real estate trends in San Diego County. The ULI San Diego/Tijuana Chapter offers monthly breakfast meetings and an annual conference focusing on topical issues in real estate.
The keynote speaker for the event is Doug Manchester, chairman of Manchester Financial Group. Dean Schwanke, vice president of the Urban Land Institute, will discuss emerging real estate trends for 2006. The recently published "Emerging Trends in Real Estate," conducted and published by Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, named San Diego as the top investment market in the United States.
The conference will focus on three main topics: "Major Property Types: Translating 2005 Experiences into 2006 Opportunities," "San Diego's Corporate Real Estate Dynamics: Growing or Going and Why?," and "Capital Markets: Will the Good Times Last?"
Major Property Types: Translating 2005 Experiences into 2006 Opportunities will be a discussion with leading industry veterans as they share what they believe to be their key success factors from this past year and their vision for 2006. The session will be moderated by Stath Karras, president and CEO of Burnham Real Estate. Panelists include Bert Dezutti, senior vice president of Equity Office Properties; Dan Epstein, founder of ConAm Group; Michael Severson, director of RREEF; and Randy Smith, executive vice president business development of Westfield Group.
Moderated by Julie Meier Wright, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional EDC, San Diego's Corporate Real Estate Dynamics: Growing or Going and Why? seminar will focus on San Diego's ability to be a city where the business community plants its roots and grows as well as where venture capital and innovation thrive. Featured panelists include: Paul Draper, senior director of facilities at Biogen Idec; Eric Hazard, senior vice president of corporate facilities at SAIC; Tyler Orion, COO of CONNECT; and James Renzas, president and CEO of Location Management Services.
Capital Markets: Will the Good Times Last? will be moderated by Tim Wright, senior managing director of Holliday, Fenoglio & Fowler. Panelists include Harry Bruni, senior vice president of Lehman Brothers Inc.; Mark DePrima, managing director of TIAA-CREF; Peter Houghton, vice president of Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund; and Michael von Konynenburg, president and CEO of Secured Capital Corp. For more information or to register, please call (800) 321-5011. The deadline to register is Thursday, Nov. 17.
The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate has more than 75 real estate executives on its various committees who help keep real estate education relevant and enable students direct access to industry professionals for mentoring opportunities. The center's mission is to deliver outstanding education, industry outreach, career placement and research services to advance socially responsible leadership in real estate.
The Urban Land Institute addresses issues involving land use, real estate, housing, transportation and urban development and has seen its membership grow at a pace of more than 10 percent in the past three years. With more than 600 members, many of ULI San Diego/Tijuana members are also involved in the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's many boards and committees, helping to mentor and guide the next generation of real estate leaders in San Diego.