John Gerro Real Estate Symposium Registration

The Revitalization of Downtown LA

John Gerro Real Estate Symposium

Presented by the College of Business and Economics

February 24, 2018 | 8:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
 

Parking Located in Lot C

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Student Union Building

5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

 

The John Gerro Real Estate Symposium was established with a generous contribution to the Finance, Law and Real Estate Department in the College of Business and Economics in order to expand student opportunities, to broaden understanding of the real estate market, and to engage our alumni, academic and professional constituencies. The Symposium will bring together some of the region’s most highly regarded industry leaders to discuss emerging trends and critical topics in real estate and development.

Thank you for your interest in the John Gerro Real Estate Symposium. Please direct any inquiries to Denise M. Gutierrez.

Denise M. Gutierrez
Director of Development
College of Business and Economics
(323) 343-2814
dgutie77@calstatela.edu

 


 

 

Symposium Schedule

Check-in/Continental breakfast................................................8:00 AM 

Intro/Morning Keynote Speaker ..............................................9:00 AM

Panel Discussion .....................................................................9:10 AM

Break......................................................................................10:30 AM

Panel Discussion Continued................................................. 10:45  AM 

Lunch/Keynote Speaker........................................................ 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks...................................................................... 1:15 PM 

Networking .............................................................................. 1:30 PM

 

Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Guttierez at (323) 343-2814 or
dgutie77@calstatela.edu.

 

 

 

Partners and Supporters

Partners and Supporters

Keynote Speakers

 

Carol Schatz

Carol Schatz | President & CEO of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District

Carol E. Schatz is President and CEO of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID), a coalition of 1,700 property owners in the center of Downtown Los Angeles. With a budget of almost $6 million, the DCBID has made Downtown L.A. safe and clean, and helped bring millions of dollars in new investment into the City Center.

 

 

 

 

Jessica LallJessica Lall | President & CEO, Central City Association

Jessica Lall is the President and CEO of Central City Association (CCA), Los Angeles’ premier advocacy organization, which advances policies and initiatives that enhance Downtown’s vibrancy and increase investment in the region. Lall has extensive knowledge and experience in economic development and has championed many urban community building projects. She has served as the Executive Director of the South Park Business Improvement District in Downtown L.A., Senior Policy Director in the Department of Economic and Business Policy for former Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa and Chief Advancement Officer at Coro Southern California. Lall holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Political Science and Social Sciences from the University of Southern California, and is a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs.

 

 

 

Featured Speakers

 

Christopher C. Martin

Christopher C. Martin | Chairman and CEO, AC Martin | CEO and President, Martin Project Management

Christopher C. Martin is the third generation leader of AC Martin, one of Southern California’s oldest planning and architecture firms. His architectural work has contributed to the economic vitality of Downtown Los Angeles, and as a civic leader he has devoted a significant portion of his time to critical issues facing the City and County of Los Angeles, and the State of California. Martin Project Management (MPM), for which Chris serves as CEO, recently completed the Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project as the Owner’s Development Manager. Chris is resurrecting the role of Master Architect that Albert C. Martin Jr. and J. Edward Martin played in the creation of the modern downtown skyline. Chris received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects.

 

 

 

 

Wayne Ratkovick

Wayne Ratkovich | Founder and CEO, The Ratkovich Company (TRC)

Wayne Ratkovich is the founder and CEO of The Ratkovich Company (TRC), a Los Angeles development firm whose mission is “to profitably produce developments that improve the quality of urban life.” Specializing in urban infill and rehabilitation projects, TRC’s accomplishments range from large-scale entitlement endeavors to retail, office, entertainment and mixed-use projects. His company engages in both new development and the imaginative reuse of existing buildings including seventeen historic landmarks.

In total, Ratkovich has developed over 16.0 million square feet of office, retail, industrial and residential properties including the BLOC, a massive remodeling of the former Macy’s Plaza in DTLA; the Hercules Campus, an eleven building complex of the historic Hughes Aircraft Company Buildings; and The Alhambra, a 45-acre urban community in Alhambra, California. TRC is also the developer of a variety of high technology complexes including the Irvine Technology Center and the Von Karman Corporate Center. Recently, the City of Los Angeles selected TRC to develop a 31-acre waterfront site as the San Pedro Public Market.

 

 

 

Kevin Keller

Kevin Keller | Deputy Director of Planning at the City of Los Angeles

Kevin manages all long range planning activity for the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. He oversees the work of the Community Planning, Citywide Planning, Historic Preservation and Code Studies divisions. Prior to taking this post in 2016, Kevin worked as Director of Planning and Housing Policy for Mayor Eric Garcetti, and was chief advisor to the Mayor on land use, development matters, and housing programs. Kevin joined the City of Los Angeles in 1999, after receiving his master’s degree in urban planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his undergraduate degree in environmental studies from UCLA.

 

 

 

Brandon GillBrandon Gill | Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield

Brandon and his partners are one of the most accomplished brokerage teams in Downtown Los Angeles. They focus on conversion and adaptive re-use developments. With 20 years of experience in the industry, Brandon specializes in commercial and industrial brokerage. His expertise and market knowledge led him and his team to be at the forefront of the revitalization of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. By selling notable properties like the original Coca-Cola Headquarters, the Ford Motor Factory, AT Mateo, 6 AM, 520-532 Mateo, and Challenge Creamery, they have been instrumental in the transformation of the neighborhood.

Over the past 4 years, Brandon and his team have completed over 3,100,000 square feet in transactions valued over $805,000,000.