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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 the prestigious Real Estate Trends 2007 Conference today, from 7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on the University of San Diego campus, located at 5998 Alcala Park.

For the second year, this conference, which attracts the best and the brightest industry leaders, 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, creating one of the best attended real estate conferences in Southern California.

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 District Council'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 District Council offers monthly breakfast meetings, networking events and the Smart Growth Awards program.

The keynote speaker for 2007 Trends is Henry Cisneros, current chairman of CityView, former secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a four-term mayor for the city of San Antonio and the former president of Univision. Dean Schwanke, vice president of the Urban Land Institute, will discuss emerging real estate trends for 2007.

The conference will focus on three main topics: major property types, infrastructure and capital markets.

During "Major Property Types: Translating 2006 Experiences into 2007 Opportunities," industry veterans will share what they believe to be their key success factors from this past year and their vision for 2007. The session will be moderated by Chris Pascale, senior vice president of CB Richard Ellis. Panelists include: John Kilroy, Kilroy Realty Corp.; Stuart Tanz, Pan Pacific Retail Properties; Daniel Epstein, ConAm Group; and Mark Carlson, RREEF.

Rick Reinhard, executive vice president, initiatives, ULI, will introduce the "Tackling Municipal Infrastructure Deficits: Grow Smart or Defer Debt to Future Generations" session. Moderated by ULI director of the west Con Howe, panelists include: Bill Anderson, city of San Diego; Bob Leiter, San Diego Association of Governments; and Kim Kilkenny, Otay Project LP.

During the "Real Estate Capital Markets: Will the Slow Down Last? What to Look for in 2007" session will be moderated by Michael McCook, president of Kenwood Investments and former senior investment officer for CalPERS. Panelists include: Jim McDevitt, Wells Fargo Bank (NYSE: WFC); William R. Lindsey, Pacific Coast Capital Partners; Chris Chee, Blackstone; and Chris McGibbon, TIAA-CREF.

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