With the first in-person event of the year, UCLA REAG members supported the Bruin Real Estate Association at their Industry Night. At the event, alumni members are able to meet and discuss their roles and companies with students interested in real estate. The event is also an opportunity to meet potential internship or job candidates.
Dr. Chris Thornberg joined UCLA Real Estate Alumni Group and Bruin Professionals for an enlightening session about what he predicts for real estate. He warns that people should be wary of the “Narrative” they are hearing and instead people should be looking at the data that is out there. To download a copy of Dr. Thornberg’s slides click here or visit his site, Beacon Economics for more information and data.
The Association of Real Estate at Anderson (AREA) conducted their industry night in-person on February 22. Over 100 alumni and students gathered to hear Jeff Jaeger of Standard Communities discuss what he and his company have been successful at providing affordable housing with a for-profit model business model. The event ended with hours of networking and reunions.
The UCLA Ziman Center and Real Estate Alumni Group invited an established panel of Real Estate Leaders to discuss their own views of the industry.
Leslie Reed, Global Real Estate, Amazon
Lisa Picard, CEO & President, Equity Ofice
Rob Antrobius, SVP & Market Officer, Prologis
Natalie Teear, SVP – Innovation, Sustainability & Social Impact, Hudson Pacific
April 14, 2022 – REAG and Holland Partner Group hosted a hard-hat tour of Holland’s 14-story, 375-unit apartment project in the very active Koreatown submarket of Los Angeles. Located at the corner of 7th and New Hampshire, the development broke ground during the early stages of the pandemic in September 2020 and has an expected completion date for Q2 2023. Since it is not yet being marketed for pre-leasing, REAG members were able to benefit from an exclusive tour of the Class-A property. Attendees were led through the property by Holland’s development and construction leads which featured panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and LA Basin. Concluding the tour, the group was treated to drinks and food at a local nearby venue that was Sponsored by Dealpath. It’s always exciting to get together to put on boots and hard hats and experience the industry we work in first hand. The tour provided a unique peek behind the scenes of what it takes to bring these large scale developments to life that shape our communities.
Deborah La Franchi, UCLA Double Bruin (BA and MBA) joined REAG and BP for a session on how she started her company SDS Capital Group and how it is has been successful and profitable in directing private funds toward affordable housing. Deborah not only explains her process but provides examples of current projects her company has been involved in.