2021 Event Recap

Spencer Levy, Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor gave his insights on what has happened to the economy close to a year since the pandemic and what he projects for the future with a new administration in the White House.

Guy Nicio, Partner and Chairman of Windes presented to an audience of Bruin Professionals and UCLA REAG on relevant tax strategies one year into the pandemic and 100 days into Biden’s presidency.

Doug Holte, Former President of Irvine Company and Peter Cassiano, Managing Director at Invesco share their thoughts on how investors, banks, and companies view office space.  COVID-19 has shed light on the workforce’s ability to work remotely, but will it continue and what role does proptech have in the future?

The Pendry Hotel Tour was organized by REAG Board Member, Katie Cettie Steinberg and sponsored by AECOM and its affiliates.  The Pendry West Hollywood embraces the best of California modernism and glamorous life in the Hollywood Hills. This storied location lies at the heart of LA’s rich film, music and cultural history — and pulses with an energy all its own. With a fresh take on modern luxury, Pendry West Hollywood elevates the Sunset Strip to a new level of sophistication

Matt Winefield, Natalie Greenberg, and Richard Ziman joined us for a virtual session on September 30, 2021.  Richard recapped his pathway transitioning from the legal world into real estate, discussed his views on the current situation in real estate, and provided his thoughts on the need to give back.

On October 6, REAG Board members held a Fall Reception to kick off in person events and to mark the transition of leadership.  Danielle Duenas has taken over the role as President from Natalie Greenberg. Natalie has been with the organization since it was revitalized in 2012 and was the president for the last three years and kept REAG alive during the pandemic by pivoting to online content while managing a new position with MJW investment and her family.  We had over 70 people attend our outdoor event at the Luskin Conference Center.  A private reception was held prior for Endowment Circle members.

The REAG Athletics committee: Mark Davidson, Theresa Cisneros, and Hoony Shin brought over 50 REAG members and their families together for the annual REAG tailgate during UCLA’s Homecoming. Members were able to catch up with one another in person while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Even a few lucky members were invited to the suites to watch the game.  Although the Bruins had the lead early in the first quarter, they were not able to hold off the ducks.  Final score UCLA 31, Oregon 34.