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Real Estate Law and Business Forum

April 12, 2018
The Jonathan Club
Downtown Los Angeles

Real Estate Law and Business Forum

This is the can't-miss conference for those involved in real estate law and business in California. For over ten years, the USC Gould School of Law Real Estate Law and Business Forum has been the most highly attended law and business conference in the area. Programming is designed to appeal to both professionals and business people across the real estate field. Speakers include nationally-known business and legal leaders. The focus is on opportunities - for you and for your clients - and how to maximize potential in the current real estate market.

Business Knowledge and Legal Insight from the Best Nationally Recognized Speakers

The Forum provides the latest information on industry trends and offers real-world strategies for dealing with major challenges. It also provides face-to-face interaction with local public officials and industry experts from across the country. The Forum focusses on big picture economic issues in the morning, with afternoon sessions highlighting the most important developments in finance, development and the future of real estate. Tracked programming allows attendees to focus on the areas of real estate law and business that matter to them.

Featured speakers include: Assemblymember Richard Bloom (California Sate Assembly, District 50), Andy Cohen (Gensler), Steve Dumas (Wesfield Corporation), Emile Haddad (RisFivePoint Holdings), Seth Katz (Costco Wholesale) and Thomas Safran (Thomas Safran & Associates).  Other speakers throughout the day include: David Abel, Matthew Ahrens, Phil Ansell, Loryn Arkow, Meg Barclay, Paul Beard, Oren Bitan, Peter Breckheimer, Claire Collins, Casey Dalton, Jim Dillavou, Herman Enayati, John Enright, Darren Esser, George Fatheree III, Alfred Fraijo Jr., James Frost, Mike Gatto, Matthew Glesne, Alexandra Glickman, David Goldberg, Jennifer Hernandez, J. David Hitchcock, Laurie Holcomb, Robin Hughes, Ashima Jain, Bridget Johnsen, Danielle Katzir, Kacy Keys, Chris Ko, Diana Laing, Prof. George Lefcoe, Daniel Liffmann, Joel Marcus, George Mihlsten, Adam Murray, Christian Murray, Cynthia Nelson, Jerold Neuman, Robert Odson, Jim Parks, Elisa Paster, Nicholas Pazich, David Pettit, Linda Pierce, Quintin Primo III, Sara Priola, Dave Rand, Kevin Ratner, Ellen Riotto, Dan Rosenfeld, Eric Rowen, Misty Sanford, Chip Sellers, William Small, Glenn Sonnenberg, Charles Tourtellotte, Jasmin Varjavand, Amy Wan, Pamela Westhoff, Todd Whitman, Michael Zischke, and many more!

Throughout the day, the best and brightest national speakers will speak in specialized programming tracks focused on development, finance, and the wild new world of real estate. Topics include: new directions for retail, why is housing that is affordable so hard to build in Southern California, how to manage new CEQA hurdles to new development in California, science and technology commercial development, the impact of driverless cars on real estate, how to solve homelessness challenges in L.A., transit-oriented development, what’s going on in DTLA, CEQA and regulatory updates, cannabis real estate investment and development, how owners can protect themselves in a natural catastrophe, diversity and discrimination as ethical concerns, real estate litigation, the application of technology to real estate practice, and more!

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Real Estate Professionals

Over 500 real estate professionals attend this vibrant conference. With five networking opportunities (including a closing reception with live music), the 2018 Forum will help you make the most of the current market, as you reconnect with former, present and future clients and colleagues.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities to sponsor the 2018 Forum, including our basic sponsorship option, and the sponsorship of meals, breaks, the syllabus, and giveaways. Let us tailor your sponsorship opportunity to best serve your needs. Click here for more information.

Continuing Education Credits

CE units are available for lawyers, accountants, and real estate professionals.

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