5th Annual REAL Symposium – February 16, 2016

Program Schedule of Events

12:00 – 1:00 pmRegistration

1:00 – 1:15 pmWelcoming Remarks

1:15 – 2:20 pmFeatured Panel 1: Space On Demand

Program Description: Tech innovations and the new sharing economy are changing how we work, travel and play. We are increasingly demanding accessible, fluid and fungible physical space. However, there are significant legal and financial ramifications to creating space on demand. This panel will discuss a variety of topics related to the sharing economy.

Curtis Smolar,Partner, Browne George Ross LLP

Scott Weiner, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Diana Rothschild, CEO & President, NextSpace
Deborah Boyer, Executive VP & Director of Asset Management, The Swig Company
Fourth panelist to be announced

2:20 – 2:55 pm Keynote Speaker:  Alvin Roth, Nobel Laureate 2012, Economic Sciences; Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Professor Roth has made significant contributions to the fields of game theory, market design, and market matching, and is known for his emphasis on applying economic theory to “real-world” problems. Under the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design, he uses mathematical algorithms to assign people or things to stable matches. Professor Roth’s work, which spans decades, culminated in him being awarded a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. Professor Roth is currently the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and he is the George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard University. Professor Roth received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and his master’s and doctorate from Stanford University.

3:00 – 3:20 pmBreak

3:20 – 3:50 pm Keynote Speaker:  Angela Kleiman, Essex Property Trust, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Essex Property Trust, Inc. is a fully integrated REIT that acquires, develops, redevelops, and manages apartment communities located in highly desirable, supply-constrained markets. Ms. Kleiman led the overall transaction management of Essex’s merger with BRE Properties at the end of last year, creating the largest West Coast multi-family REIT. Ms. Kleiman oversees the Private Equity, Capital Markets, Economic Research, Accounting, Financial Planning and Investor Relations departments. She joined Essex in 2009 to manage the company’s Private Equity Platform and grew it to $3 billion in gross assets. Prior to joining Essex, Ms. Kleiman served as Senior Equity Analyst and Vice President at Security Capital and as Vice President with J. P. Morgan Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking Group. Ms. Kleiman received her Bachelor’s from Northwestern University and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

3:55 – 5:00 pmFeatured Panel 2: Risk and Resiliency in Financial and Real Estate Markets

Program Description: The US economy has rebounded from the real estate and market crashes in 2007 and there continues to be abundant opportunity for real estate investors, developers and entrepreneurs. At the same time real estate professionals are faced with new and not-so-new challenges in the rapidly changing real estate/financial industries and world economies. This panel will discuss how real estate entrepreneurs, investors and financiers identify and manage opportunity and risk in the evolving economy.

Jeff Weber Senior Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Bill Hosler COO, Catellus
Mark Myers, Executive VP & Group Head of Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo
Scott Hooker, Embarcadero Capital Partners

5:00 – 6:30 pmReception
REAL Symposium 2016 gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors:

Reception Sponsor


Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP

Gold Sponsors


Glaser Weil


Union Bank

Silver Sponsors


Asset Preservation, Inc.


Berbay Marketing & Public Relations


Business Journal




First American Exchange


Gilchrist & Rutter


Kawakami Barron & Lam LLP


Miller Starr Regalia


RB Capital Partners


Real Estate Law Group, LLP


The Registry


Shartsis Friese LLP


SSL Law Firm LLP


Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Bronze Sponsors


Bellwether Enterprise


GKL Corporate/Search, Inc.


Jackson Square Insurance


Regency Capital Partners


Wells Fargo