SPIRE and The Real Property Law Section Host
the Third Annual REAL Symposium

REAL Symposium


SPIRE and the Real Property Law Section Host the
3rd Annual
Real Estate & Law (REAL) Symposium

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Stanford University

Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed,
but On-Site Registration Is Available


1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception to Follow

Paul Brest Hall, Stanford University
Building 4, 555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305

This program offers 3 hours of participatory MCLE credit.

You can now REGISTER ONLINE for this program.

Join us for keynote speakers:

Eli Khouri
Chief Investment Officer, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Robert Hall
Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics

Panel topics include:
Silicon Valley’s Paradox of Prosperity: The Challenges Associated With Growth
and
Current Trends in Commercial Real Estate Finance: Debt, Equity and Everything in Between

Registration Information

Program Schedule and Speakers

Sponsor List

Sponsorship Opportunities

About the REAL Symposium

Planning Committee

Speaker Bios

About SPIRE

About the
Real Property Law Section

Directions

Stanford Professionals
 In Real Estate (SPIRE)

SPIRE, Stanford Professionals in Real Estate.  Click to go to the SPIRE website http://www.spirestanford.org/.
http://www.spirestanford.org

The Real Property Law Section
of The State Bar of California  

Real Property Law Section Skyline Logo

Registration Information

You can now register online for this program.

Registration Fees

Registration Type

Register BY or ON 1/24/2014

(Extended from 1/20/2014)

Register ON or AFTER 1/25/2014

Non-Members

$175

$225

SPIRE / Real Properly Law Section Members

$125

$175

Young Professionals
(10 years from college or 5 years from graduate school)

$95

$120

The State Bar of California Real Property Law Section is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

Program Schedule and Speakers

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Registration

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Featured Panel 1: Silicon Valley’s Paradox of Prosperity: The Challenges Associated With Growth

Silicon Valley has been a key driver of the California and national economies for decades. Does ongoing growth in Silicon Valley, and its densification, challenge the long-term health of Silicon Valley and its real estate market? How does this growth impact your client’s ability to negotiate its needs? What threatens to undermine Silicon Valley’s unique ecosystem of innovation, youthfulness, cooperation, risk taking, and progress? How will the current and future closed-in mega campuses impact Silicon Valley and how will these trends impact your clients? Given the lack of affordability and congestion in Silicon Valley, will other markets in the Bay Area  capture overflow from the Valley, or is it still essential to have a Silicon Valley address? Can the magic of Silicon Valley be exported to other areas of the United States or internationally? Learn about real property law issues while understanding the challenges associated with the growth in Silicon Valley.

Moderator: Russell Hancock, President, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Panelists:

  • Fred Diaz, City Manager, City of Fremont
  • Carol Dillon, Partner, Bingham McCutchen, LLP
  • Rob Hollister, President of Real Estate, The Sobrato Organization
  • Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director, SPUR

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Eli Khouri
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Mr. Khouri has been responsible for the performance of Kilroy’s investment activities and capital allocations including acquisitions, development, redevelopment and dispositions since January, 2011. Prior to that, he held positions at: Vesta Industrial, a leading developer and operator of state-of-the-art industrial and distribution properties across Mexico; Broadreach Capital Partners, a private real estate investment firm focused primarily on western U.S. commercial assets; and Spieker Properties. Mr. Khouri graduated from Stanford University in 1982

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Robert Hall
Challenges to Monetary Policy: Weak Economy and the Danger of Deflation

As the new chair of the Federal Reserve Board takes power, monetary policy has fallen short of its two basic goals: maintaining full employment and keeping inflation at a low and constant level. More than five years after the financial crisis, employment is still weak and inflation is below target and showing signs of declining further. Professor Hall will describe the forces that account for poor economic performance and the outlook for improvement, with particular emphasis on the role of the Federal Reserve in the coming year.

Robert E. Hall is the Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and professor of economics. His research focuses on the overall performance of the U.S. economy, including unemployment, capital formation, financial activity, and inflation. He has served as President, Vice President, and Ely Lecturer of the American Economic Association and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Association. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economists, and the Econometric Society. He chairs the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was a member of the National Presidential Advisory Committee on Productivity. For further information about his professional activities, visit his Stanford website, Stanford.edu/~rehall

4 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

Break

4:10 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Featured Panel 2:  Current Trends in Commercial Real Estate Finance:  Debt, Equity and Everything in Between

The market for investing in real estate, and representing clients investing in real estate is undergoing dynamic changes. This panel will explore the perspectives of executives representing a diverse range of real estate investors, from traditional financial institutions to alternative providers of capital, and will consider issues such as the following: How does the current market differ from booms of the past? To what extent does investor appetite differ across product types (multifamily vs. industrial vs. office vs. retail)? What does the influx of alternative lenders mean for the market and for traditional financial institutions? Now that non-recourse debt is back, who’s getting it, how did they get it, and what about me? Hear these issues and trends directly from industry participants so you can learn how to serve your clients more effectively.

Moderator: Tony Toranto, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Panelists:

  • Richard (“Rocky”) Fried, Managing Member (Real Estate), Farallon Capital Management, LLC
  • Mike Jameson, Managing Director, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
  • Cynthia Wilusz Lovell, Executive Vice President & Division Manager Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Jim Martin, Director of Commercial Real Estate Bridge Lending & JV Equity, Sabal Financial

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Reception Sponsored by Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

2014 Sponsor List (partial list and growing)

REAL Symposium 2014 gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

Reception Sponsor: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Sheppard Mullin

 

Luncheon Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo

Silver Sponsors

 

  • Berbay Corp.
  • Bingham McCutchen
  • CEB
  • Commercial Real Estate Diversity Report
  • Gilchrist & Rutter Professional Corporation
  • Kawakami Barron & Lam LLP
  • McKenna Long
  • Menlo College
  • RB Capital Partners
  • Real Crowd
  • Real Estate Law Group, LLP
  • The Registry -- Bay Area Real Estate
  • Rutan & Tucker LLP
  • San Francisco Business Times
  • Schiff Harden
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal
  • Timken Johnson
  • Torrey Pines Bank

Real Crowd

Bingham McCutcheon

Real Estate Law Group

California Continuing Education of the Bar

The Registry

Rutan Commercial Real Estate Diversity Report

Rutan

Gilchrist & Rutter Prof. Corp.

San Francisco Business Times

Kawakami Barron and Lam LLP

McKenna Long and Aldridge

	Silicon Valley Business Journal

Menlo College Timken Johnson LLP

RB Capital Partners

Torrey Pines Bank

Bronze Sponsors

  • Austin & Austin Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
Austin and Austin Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

2014 REAL Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christine Gregorak at 415-331-2555.

About The Real Estate and Law (REAL) Symposium

The REAL Symposium is a collaboration of the State Bar Real Property Law Section and SPIRE.  Distinguished speakers will address cutting-edge business and legal issues pertaining to the real estate industry.  The REAL Symposium is designed:

  • to provide all types of real estate professionals, as well as academics and government personnel, with critical information and perspectives from leaders in the industry on current and future challenges and trends.
  • to provide real estate attorneys with continuing legal education and a greater appreciation for the business context in which legal services are provided; and
  • to provide real estate business professionals with current “best practices” and a greater appreciation for the legal issues involved with their properties, projects and work.

The REAL Symposium is also designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions, to engage in meaningful discussions and to network with speakers, other leaders and attendees, both during the Symposium and at the hosted reception that follows.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Co-Chair Andy Walburger, SPIRE’s Executive Director, at 949-207-7244 (ext. 101), Co-Chair Robert S. Miller, RPLS Executive Committee member, at 925-945-6211, or any other member of the Planning Committee.

Sincerely yours,

Robert S. Miller
Co-Chair, REAL Symposium 2014
Timken Johnson
925-945-6211
Andy Walburger
Co-Chair, REAL Symposium 2014
Stanford Professionals in Real Estate
949-207-7244 (ext. 101)

REAL Symposium 2014 Planning Committee

  • Robert Miller, Timken Johnson, Program Co-Chair
  • Andy Walburger, SPIRE, Program Co-Chair
  • Elaine Andersson, Commercial Real Estate Diversity Report
  • Chris Bailey, RB Capital Partners
  • Jonathan Ball, Ball Law Corporation
  • Stephanie Carman, The State Bar of California
  • John K. Chapin, California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Ann Cheney, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Christine Gregorak, Real Estate Law Group, LLP
  • Erica Hess, Berbay Corporation
  • David M. Hymer, McKenna Long
  • Skip Justman, Justman Associates
  • Michael Klein, Klein and Weisz
  • Rinat Klier-Erlich, Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
  • John Mackel, Larkspur Hotels
  • Julie Martinez, The State Bar of California
  • Brenden Millstein, Carbon Lighthouse
  • Donald C. Nanney, Gilchrist & Rutter Prof. Corp.
  • Scott Rogers, Rutan & Tucker
  • Mia Weber Tindle, Chevron Corporation
  • Tony Toranto, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Gillian van Muyden, Glendale City Attorney’s Office
  • Sandy Vance, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • Kenneth R. Whiting, Jr., Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Mary Work, Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

Speakers Bios

Fred Diaz, City Manager, Fremont. Fred Diaz has been the City Manager of Fremont since October 2004, and has over 25 years of experience in municipal government. While Fred’s responsibilities include all matters of governance and public policy in Fremont, his particular focus is economic development and is heavily involved in critical strategic issues for his community. Fred currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, affiliated with Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, and is a board member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

Carol Dillon, Partner, Bingham McCutchen. Carol Dillon is the managing partner of Bingham’s Silicon Valley office, with more than 30 years’ experience in transactional real estate. She focuses on complex commercial ground leasing, representation of institutional investors, and acquisition and development of land for renewable energy projects. Her practice includes a broad spectrum of real estate matters, including the acquisition, development and disposition of a wide range of properties, including office buildings, shopping centers, agricultural lands and medical facilities. Carol represents Stanford University in the leasing of land and buildings in the Stanford Research Park, comprising 700 acres in the heart of the Silicon Valley and 10 million square feet of leased space.

Richard (“Rocky”) Fried, Managing Member (Real Estate), Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C.  Rocky Fried invests across a broad range of real estate assets and at various points in the capital structure of a real estate transaction.  Rocky often partners with experienced local developers who are involved in the day-to-day management and oversight of specific real estate projects.

Robert Hall, Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford UniversityRobert E. Hall is the Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and professor of economics. His research focuses on the overall performance of the U.S. economy, including unemployment, capital formation, financial activity, and inflation. He has served as President, Vice President, and Ely Lecturer of the American Economic Association and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Association. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economists, and the Econometric Society. He chairs the Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was a member of the National Presidential Advisory Committee on Productivity. For further information about his professional activities, visit his Stanford website, Stanford.edu/~rehall

Russell Hancock, President & CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley.  Russell Hancock is best described variously: as a civic leader, community gatherer, institution builder, social entrepreneur, and outspoken advocate for regionalism. Since taking the helm of Joint Venture in 2003, he has quadrupled the size of the organization; assembled a potent board filled with mayors, CEOs and university presidents; built strategic partnerships; recruited a highly talented staff; and launched initiatives that are delivering measurable results to the region. Russell is also the founder of the annual State of the Valley conference, a “town hall” meeting attracting more than 1,500 leaders. The conference features the release of Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Index. Dr. Hancock's leadership in the Silicon Valley region builds on earlier work he led as Vice President of the Bay Area Council (1994-1999). Educated at Harvard in the field of government, Russell received a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University where he currently teaches in the Public Policy Program.

Rob Hollister, President of Real Estate at The Sobrato Organization.  Rob Hollister has day-to-day responsibility for the company’s commercial and residential real estate activities, including 15 million square feet of existing properties and a development pipeline valued at more than $1 billion. He oversees the real estate team in deal sourcing, development, marketing, construction, financing and asset management. Prior to joining TSO in 2013, Rob served Hines for 17 years, most recently as Senior Managing Director and Country Head for China and Australia. At Hines, Rob contributed to the development and marketing of more than 14 million square feet of commercial and residential real estate, representing more than $3 billion in value. Based in Shanghai from 2006 to 2012, Rob directed all activities for China and Australia. Rob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 1989 and his Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1996 and is a member of the Stanford Real Estate Council.

Mike Jameson, Managing Director, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company.  Mike Jameson is responsible for managing the firm’s third-party, commercial mortgage asset management business.  Mike currently serves as the Chairman of the San Francisco District Council of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of Lambda Alpha International.

Eli Khouri, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Kilroy Realty Corporation.  Eli Khouri is responsible for the performance of Kilroy’s investment activities and capital allocations including acquisitions, development, redevelopment and dispositions.  Kilroy Realty Corporation has successfully operated in West Coast commercial real estate markets for more than six decades.   Today, it operates a portfolio of high quality commercial properties totaling more than 13.5 million square feet that span top coastal market locations from Seattle to San Diego.   Kilroy serves a broadly diversified roster of industries, including many of the region’s leading firms in technology, telecommunications, engineering, entertainment, healthcare, biotechnology, and professional services.  Kilroy’s core management capabilities encompass all aspects of real estate, including property and land acquisition, financing and property development, construction management, leasing and property operations, and long-term strategic portfolio development.   Prior to joining Kilroy, Mr. Khouri served as a Director of Vesta Industrial, a leading developer and operator of state-of-the-art industrial and distribution properties across Mexico.  In 2002, Mr. Khouri co-founded and served as Managing Director of Broadreach Capital Partners, a private real estate investment firm focused primarily on western U.S. commercial assets.  He graduated from Stanford University in 1982.

Cynthia Wilusz Lovell, Executive Vice President & Division Manager, Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo Bank.Cynthia is an Executive Vice President and Division Manager in Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate Group (CRE).  Based in San Francisco, she is responsible for managing commercial real estate lending in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. CRE provides a broad range of real estate financial products to well-capitalized commercial and residential real estate developers, operators, and investors, such as privately held companies, real estate funds, and public and private real estate investment trusts. These products include senior secured and unsecured debt on a recourse and non-recourse basis, as well as structured debt products. Cynthia joined Wells Fargo in 1992 and during that time has held positions in the Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Real Estate and Capital Markets Groups. Cynthia is active with the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and Urban Land Institute and serves on the board of directors of both San Francisco-based, planning group SPUR and the Peninsula chapter of Rebuilding Together. Cynthia earned a B.S. in business administration, with a minor in economics, and honors in financial services from St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, CA.

Jim Martin, Director of Commercial Real Estate Bridge Lending & JV Equity, Sabal Financial.  Jim Martin is Director of Sabal’s Commercial Real Estate Bridge Lending Group. Jim manages Sabal’s offering of creatively structured, non-recourse bridge financing solutions to real estate entrepreneurs on a variety of income-producing property types.

Egon Terplan, Regional Planning Director, SPUR.  Egon Terplan is SPUR's regional planning director.  A regional planner and economic development specialist with more than 14 years’ experience, Egon has authored or co-authored numerous reports and policy studies related to regional planning, economic development, transportation and government reform, including the first-ever report on the Northern California mega region and a 2011 report on land use planning and high-speed rail in California. Egon spent more than five years with ICF International advising cities and regions throughout the world on economic development and competitiveness.

Tony Toranto, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.  Tony Toranto serves as the primary outside corporate counsel for dozens of companies, ranging from multi-billion dollar financial institutions, to closely held family businesses and venture-backed startups. 

About SPIRE

Founded in 2009, SPIRE's goals are to provide a forum for the professional development of Stanford alumni in the real estate industry, to create opportunities for current Stanford students in the world of real estate, and to promote the University's development of a robust multi-disciplinary real estate education and research program. SPIRE adopted these goals -- its Three Pillars -- as guiding principles for the organization. To date, SPIRE has built an international network of nearly 1000 alumni involved in all real estate disciplines, including development, construction, engineering, design, planning, brokerage, law and other related fields. Go here for more information about SPIRE and membership opportunities.

About The State Bar of California Real Property Law Section

Organized in 1979, the Real Property Law Section has approximately 7,000 members and is the third largest California State Bar section. The Section serves as a forum for communicating information to its members on current developments and trends in real property law. The Section is an approved California MCLE provider, and offers educational opportunities for real estate lawyers throughout the year. For more information about the Real Property Law Section, go here.

Directions

Paul Brest Hall - 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA, 94305

The nearest parking lot to Paul Brest Hall is Parking Structure 6. This is an underground parking lot located off of Campus Dr. and Wilbur Way.

 Map of Paul Brest Hall and Parking

 

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