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Real Estate Law and Business Forum

April 11, 2019
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: Assemblyman Richard Bloom (California State Assembly, District 50), Andy Cohen (Co-CEO, Gensler), Steve Dumas (Senior Vice President of Design, Wesfield Corporation), Emile Haddad (Chairman and CEO, FivePoint Holdings), Robin Hughes (President and CEO, Abode Commiunities), Seth Katz (Corporate Counsel, Costco Wholesale), Assistant Secretary Neal Rackleff (Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), Thomas Safran (Founder and Chairman, Thomas Safran & Associates) and Ruth Schwartz (Co-Foundr and Executive Director, Shelter Partneship). 

Other speakers throughout the day include: David Abel (VerdeXchange), Matthew Ahrens (Rising Realty), Phil Ansell (Los Angeles County Homelessness Initiative), Meg Barclay (City of Los Angeles), Ada Chan (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Casey Dalton (Ocean Grown Extracts), Jim Dillavou (Paragon Commercial Group), Tetlo Emmen (Big 5 Sporting Goods), John Enright (SCI-Arc; Griffin Enright Architects), James Frost (Frost/Chaddock Developers), Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Ret. (USC Unruh Institue of Politics ), Matthew Glesne (Los Angeles Department of City Planning), Alexandria Glickman (Arthur J. Gallagher), Laurie Holcomb (BlackStar Financial), Ashima Jain (PwC), Kacy Keys (Seritage Growth Properties), Chris Ko (United Way Los Angeles), Diana Laing (American Homes 4 Rent), Prof. George Lefcoe (USC Gould School of Law), Michael Lesser (Eastdil Secured), Joel Mayer (Rockwood Capital), Adam Murray (Inner City Law Center), Christian Murray (Compliance Financial Network), Cynthia Nelson (FTI Consulting), James Parks (CBIZ MHM), Nicholas Pazich (Silverstein Properties), David Pettit (Natural Resources Defense Counsel), Linda Pierce (Arthur J. Gallagher), Quintin Primo (Capri Investment Group), Sara Priola (Figure Technology), Kevin Ratner (Forest City), Ellen Riotto (South Park Business Improvement District), Dan Rosenfeld (Community Partners), Chip Sellers (Latitude Management Real Estate Investors), Glenn Sonnenberg (Latitude Management Real Estate Investors), Charles Tourtellotte (LaTerra Development), Amy Wan (Bootstrap Legal), Aron Youngerwood (CBRE Global Investors), 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. From cannabis regulations, to driverless cars, to quickly evolving areas of downtown L.A., to the challenges of providing affordable housing, to the evolution of retail, to the utilization of funding for homeless services and housing – there is much to be explored and understood by real estate professionals and attorneys at the USC Gould School of Law 2018 Real Estate Law and Business Forum. Learn about all this, plus the latest changes in capital market regulations, CEQA and regulatory updates, commercial lease accounting, real estate litigation, risk management insurance and more. Dive into the wild new world!

For the complete lineup of speakers and topic at the 2018 Forum, click here

Real Estate Professionals

Over 500 real estate professionals attend this vibrant conference each year. 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. Click here for details.

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