In Partnership with Marcus & Millichap - The 16th Annual UCLA Real Estate Conference: Opportunity of a Lifetime or Catching a Falling Knife

Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, November 19, 2009

16TH Annual UCLA Real Estate Conference

Opportunity of a Lifetime or Catching a Falling Knife


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Skirball Cultural Center • Los Angeles, California
8:30 – 8:45 am
(Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:15 am)

Program begins promptly at 8:30 am


8:30 – 8:45 am

Heidi Townshend-Zellner
, Director, Business, Management & Legal Programs, UCLA

Tim Kawahara, Executive Director, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA


Opening Remarks

Hessam Nadji
, Managing Director, Research Services, Marcus & Millichap; conference chair

8:45 – 9:15am
Economic Outlook

David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

9:15 – 9:30 am
Q&A with Hessam Nadji  and David Shulman


9:30 – 10:00 am

Real Estate Investor Outlook
Hessam Nadji
, Managing Director, Research Services, Marcus & Millichap


10:00 – 10:15 am

Networking Break

10:15 – 11:15 am
Capital Markets Update & Focus:

Current sources of capital and market terms; transacting in an illiquid market – what is getting done and what is not; the impact of TALF and other US Government programs; and a forecast for 2010


Jeff Friedman, Principal, Mesa West Capital


Robert S. Bloom, Principal, Walton Street Capital
Rudy Kramer
, Senior Vice President, US Bank
Mark Macedo, Senior Regional Director, Fund Management, Wrightwood Capital
Dan Ottensoser, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs


11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Investment Strategies: How is it getting done in this market?


Who are actively doing deals and what do these deals look like? What is the capital stack for new deals? Where is the bid/ask spread? What is the new risk-adjusted return?  Hear from the people who are getting deals done today.


Jesse Sharf, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Samuel K. Freshman, President, Standard Management Company

Paul Fuhrman, Colony Capital, LLC
Nicholas V. Colonna, Partner, Pacific Coast Capital Partners, LLC


12:15 – 12:30 pm

Networking Break


12:30 – 1:45 pm

Luncheon Program



Cathy Sandeen, Dean, Continuing Education, UCLA Extension

* Sponsor Award

Richard S. Ziman
, Chairman, AVP Advisors, LLC; Founding Board Member, Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA


Award Recipient:
Jona Goldrich
, Principal, Goldrich & Kest Industries LLC


Keynote Address:

Ethan Penner, President and Founder, CB Richard Ellis, Capital Partners


1:45 – 2:45 pm

A Southern California Real Estate Market Focus


An up close look at the different segments of the Southern

California Real Estate Market from professionals working with the

Industrial, Retail and Office, Residential and Hospitality markets.



Jim Kruse, Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis



Victor Coleman, Founder and Managing Partner, Hudson Capital, LLC

Kevin Shannon, Vice Chairman, CB Richard Ellis

Colin Shepherd, Senior Vice President, Hines
Christopher E. Maling, Vice President, Investments; Senior Director, Special Assets Services, Marcus & Millichap


2:45 – 3:45 pm

When Debt Becomes Equity


A discussion of the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities when default leads to bankruptcy, foreclosure, or a workout.  This distinguished panel, representing all points of view of the debt equation will explore the mechanics of what happens when passive financing becomes active capital.


Eric Sussman, Anderson School, UCLA



Chad Christensen, Washington Real Estate Holdings, LLC
Michael Carp, Senior Vice President, Capmark Finance Inc.
Greg Gotthardt, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Rick Kirkbride, Esq., Partner, Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

3:45 – 4:45 pm
Networking Reception
Co-Sponsored by
Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate
Surfrider Wines

4:45 pm

General Information:


Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049



$250 (by 11/9)

$300  (enrollment after 11/9 and at the door, space permitting. Payment by credit card only)


UCLA Extension reserves the right to cancel or reschedule programs and to change instructors. Guest speakers are subject to professional commitments.


MCLE Credit

This conference has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California for 6.5 hours. UCLA Extension is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider.


CE Credit

This organization follows the CE guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations.



Refund requests will be accepted through the close of business (5pm) on November 9, 2009. No refunds will be issued after the end of the conference. Please allow two weeks for refund checks and one week for credit card transactions. Refund checks are not allowed for fees paid by credit card. There are no cash refunds.


Tax Credit

You might be eligible for a tax credit for fees paid at UCLA Extension. For details, see the tax information in the general information section of the quarterly catalog, or visit


Further Information

For additional information contact UCLA Extension, Conferences and Legal Programs, 10995 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 517, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1333; (310) 206-1409; Fax (310) 825-9242.


Contact Information

  • Conferences and Legal Programs
    Phone: (310) 206-1409

Payment Instructions

  • Check payments are due in our office by November 9, 2009.

    Please make checks payable to:


    Remit to:
    UCLA Extension

    P.O. Box 24901, Department K
    Los Angeles , CA 90024-0901

    *Registration Confirmation for each attendee must accompany payment.

    For questions, please call (310) 206-1409.

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