November 15, 2012
NAIOP Real Estate Challenge
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., TBA, UCLA campus. Join us for our annual Real Estate Challenge rivalry between UCLA and USC. For event and ticket information, visit the NAIOP SoCal chapter website.
November 8, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center Board Meeting
The Ziman Center's Fall 2012 board meeting and reception. Attendance is by invitation only.
October 30, 2012
Benjamin S. Crocker 2012 Symposium on Law and Business
"X Marks the Spot: Discovering the Treasure in Today's Real Estate Market"
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Millenium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles. The UCLA Ziman Center will once again partner with the Real Property section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) to present the 41st Annual Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business 2012, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. This Symposium will use lively dialogues, among some of California's most successful and recognized real estate professionals, and networking forums to expose and analyze, from business, legal and practical standpoints, various hidden treasures that exist in today's evolving real estate environment. Online registration opens on September 10, 2012. For online registration or program information, download the Crocker 2012 Symposium flyer (pdf) or visit the Crocker 2012 Symposium website.
October 25, 2012
UCLA Law and Economics Workshop
Daniel L. Chen, Chair of Law and Economics, ETH Zurich
"Growth, Inequality, and Expropriation: The Economic Impacts of Eminent Domain"
12:10 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., UCLA School of Law, Room 1314. The Center for Law and Economics and the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law present an interdisciplinary workshop that brings together scholars and students from the Law School, the Economics Department, and the Anderson School of Management. For more information, visit the UCLA Law website.
October 24, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center/AREA Distinguished Speaker Series:
Peter M. Bren, KBS Capital Advisors
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., C315, Entrepreneurs Hall, UCLA Anderson. Please join the UCLA Ziman Center and the Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) for the first Distinguished Speaker Series event of the 2012-2013 year with Peter M. Bren, Chairman of the Board and President of KBS Realty Services. For more than 40 years, Mr. Bren has been involved exclusively in real estate development, management, acquisition, disposition, and financing as Chairman and President of KBS Realty Advisors, President of KBS REIT, President of The Bren Company; a former Senior Partner of Lincoln Property Company, and President of Lincoln Property Company, Europe. Mr. Bren is also a founding UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Board Member. Please RSVP to as lunch will be provided. For questions, please contact Christopher Brandt.
October 18, 2012
CREW-LA Women at the Top 2012 Gala - "The Art of Balance"
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071. The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate is proud to partner with Commercial Real Estate Women-Los Angeles (CREW-LA) as a Promotional Sponsor for their 2012 "Women at the Top" annual awards gala, which celebrates highly regarded women in the commercial real estate industry. This year CREW-LA will honor Susan Booth, Partner at Holland & Knight; Christine Deschaine, Principal at Lee & Associates-LA North/ Ventura Inc.; Tori Robinson, Vice President of Old republic Title Company; Shireen Enayati, Associate at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP; and Elizabeth Thompson, Founder, CA Land Use Professionals LLP. Tim Kawahara, Executive Director of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Register online or see the CREW-LA website or flyer (pdf) for ticket prices and program details.
October 11, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center & Anderson GEM Seminar - Vernon Henderson, Brown University
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., D307, Cornell Hall, UCLA Anderson. Vernon Henderson is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Economics and Urban Studies at Brown University; a UCLA Anderson Dean's Distinguished Visitor; and a Ziman Center for Real Estate 2012 Visiting Scholar. Prof. Henderson will present his paper, "Roads, Railroads and Decentralization of Chinese Cities." For questions regarding the GEM seminars, please send an email to seminar organizer, Leonardo Bursztyn.
October 10, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center (REAG) Breakfast Series: Nelson C. Rising, Chairman, Rising Realty Partners
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., UCLA Anderson School of Management. Join the UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) for its Breakfast Series featuring Nelson C. Rising, Chairman, Rising Realty Partners; Founding Board Member, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate; Former Chairman & CEO, Catellus Development; and Former Chairman of the Board, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. REAG MEMBERS ONLY EVENT. $15 for current REAG members, fee Includes breakfast refreshments. Please RSVP to Chelsea Lucio. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG. For more information, visit the UCLA Ziman REAG website.
October 4, 2012
LA Business Council's Annual 2012 Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Job Summit
"Los Angeles is Back on Track: Developing Livable Communities"
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Covel Commons Grand Horizon Room, UCLA Campus. Ticket Price: LABC Member-$225.00, Government/Student/NPO:-$125.00, Non-member Rate-$295.00, and METRO Destination Discount-$245.00 (with proof that you used the Metro system to get to the Summit). LABC's annual Mayoral Housing Summit, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the Ziman Center, highlights a number of critical housing, transportation and workforce development policy issues for the Los Angeles region. Speakers will include: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles; Richard Katz, Metro Board of Directors; The Honorable Wendy Greuel, LA City Controller; The Honorable Eric Garcetti, LA City Councilmember, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block; Brad Cox, Trammell Crow Company; Frank Faye, SunCal; Paul Habibi, Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Business and Ziman Center for Real Estate; and Terri Ludwig, Enterprise Community Partners. For more information and to register, please visit the LABC website.
September 28, 2012
4th Annual UCI-UCLA-USC Real Estate & Urban Economics Research Day
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Anderson School of Management, UCLA campus. The Ziman Center for Real Estate will host the 2012 UCI-UCLA-USC Real Estate & Urban Economics Research Day, which brings together renowned scholars from peer universities to present and discuss their current real estate-related research in a daylong conference. Presented by UCLA, UC Irvine and USC, the annual conference will rotate between the three universities.
September 25, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center/CCIM-LA Chapter Syndication Forum
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., EDR, Gold Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management. Ticket Price: CCIM Members-$35, Non-members-$45, after 9/16/12-$50, on 9/25/12 at door-$65. The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate in partnership with CCIM-LA will present a panel discussion on commercial real estate syndications. Lunch will be provided with registration. Self-parking is available for $11 in UCLA Parking Lot 4. Please register online as space is limited. For program speakers and topics, download the flyer (pdf). For questions, please contact Brenna Noltimier: email@example.com or 323-371-8425.
August 28, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center (REAG) Breakfast Series: Martin Caverly, CEO, EVOQ Properties (formerly Meruelo Maddux Properties)
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Mesa West Capital office in Los Angeles. Join the UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) for its Breakfast Series featuring Martin Caverly, CEO, EVOQ Properties. Martin has led the turnaround of one of Downtown LA's largest land owners. $15 for REAG members; $25 for non-members, fee Includes breakfast refreshments and parking. Please RSVP to Chelsea Lucio. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG. For more information, visit the UCLA Ziman REAG website.
August 23, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center Annual REAG-AREA Summer Mixer
5:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m., Pink Taco, Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067. Free for current REAG and AREA members and $15 for non-members. Join the Ziman Center Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) and the UCLA Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) for an evening of networking at Pink Taco in Century City. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Please RSVP here. Non-members, please contact Chelsea Lucio to RSVP. Become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership at www.uclareag.org/membership.
August 14, 2012
UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) - San Diego Chapter 2nd Annual Summer Mixer
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Cafe Japengo, 8960 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122. Free for current REAG members and non-members. Join the UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group San Diego Chapter for our 2nd Annual Summer Networking Mixer. Come out, meet your fellow alumni and enjoy the summer weather. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. REAG membership applications available at the event and at www.uclareag.org/membership. Please RSVP to David Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 20, 2012
June 2012 Economic Outlook: How Real is the Housing Recovery?
7:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m., Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA. The UCLA Anderson Forecast, in partnership with the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, presents the June 2012 Economic Outlook. The Forecast will explore what is on the horizon for home sales, home prices, apartment rents and new construction within the United States, California and Los Angeles. The program will also include an expert panel discussion on real estate and an update on the Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Commercial Real Estate Survey. Speakers will include Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast; David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast; William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast; and Stuart Gabriel, Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. Join us as we release our next quarterly forecast for 2012 and discuss what's happening in the Real Estate market. Ticket prices: General: $350 / Affiliate Fee: $250 / Table of Six: $1200. Register online and use registration code: Ziman0612. For more information, please visit the UCLA Anderson Forecast website.
May 16, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center/Anderson Finance Seminar
Sheridan Titman, Director of the Energy Management and Innovation Center and Professor, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
"Urban Vibrancy and Corporate Growth"
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. D301, Cornell Hall, UCLA Anderson. The early literature on urban economics considered the benefits of location coming from proximity to exogenous amenities, like ports, rivers and good weather. More recent research stresses the importance of proximity to skilled workers and their ideas. Professor Titman will discuss his recent theoretical and empirical research on the endogeneity of a location's attributes and how these attributes affect management quality as well as corporate investment and financing choices. For more information on UCLA Anderson's weekly Finance Seminars, please contact Delores Rhaburn at email@example.com.
May 15, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center Dinner for Eight: Mark J. Weinstein, President of MJW Investments
MJW Investments is a full-service real estate company that specializes in acquisition, development, adaptive reuse, asset management, construction, property management and receiverships. The Ziman Center Dinner for Eight provides an opportunity for eight students to dine with and learn from distinguished leaders from the real estate industry.
May 15, 2012
The Howard J. Levine Lecture Series: Navigating Corporate Dynamics, Michael Josephson, Founder & Chairman of the Josephson Institute
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., A301, Collins Center, UCLA Anderson. Please RSVP as lunch will be provided. Michael Josephson is the founder and president of Josephson Institute and its CHARACTER COUNTS! project, he has conducted programs for more than 100,000 leaders in government, business, education, sports, law enforcement, journalism, law, and the military.
Teaching sound business practices, which includes business ethics and leadership, is at the foundation of UCLA's curriculum. UCLA understands that the long-term success of our university depends on producing strong leaders who possess unwavering ethical values. These values are shared by our faculty and reinforced in their teaching across all disciplines. The Howard J. Levine Distinguished Lecture on Business Ethics is a lecture series presented annually by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. The series brings the most distinguished scholars and business practitioners to UCLA for lectures that enlighten and engage students on the concepts of business ethics and how to apply them in real-world settings. The series is made possible by a generous gift from Howard and Irene Levine. Mr. Levine is a member of the Founding Board of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
April 20, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center- Economics Geography Miniconference
8:45 a.m. - 3:20 p.m., Bunche Hall, Room 9383, UCLA. The Center for Economic History, the von Gremp Workshop in Economic and Entrepreneurial History, and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate present a one-day miniconference. Speakers will include: Ed Glaeser, Harvard; J-L Rosenthal, Caltech; Dave Donaldson, MIT; and Christian Dippel, UCLA. Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Tuesday April 10th. Papers will be posted on the von Gremp workshop website. For more information on the event, see the UCLA Department of Economics calendar.
April 12, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center Board Meeting and Reception
The Ziman Center's Spring 2012 Board meeting and reception. Attendance is by invitation only.
April 11, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center Dinner for Eight: Dr. Seek Ngee Huat, Former President of GIC Real Estate (Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund)
The Ziman Center Dinner for Eight provides an opportunity for eight students to dine with and learn from distinguished leaders from the real estate industry.
April 11, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center Dinner for Eight: Michael Moskowitz, CEO of Ensemble Real Estate
One of the founding partners of Ensemble, Michael Moskowitz has been involved in commercial real estate for over 25 years. At Ensemble, Michael is responsible for overseeing health care development, construction financing, accounting and reporting, tax planning, and corporate management. Prior to starting Ensemble, Michael played significant roles in real estate development in Southern California where he managed the development of several large-scale projects. The Ziman Center Dinner for Eight provides an opportunity for eight students to dine with and learn from distinguished leaders from the real estate industry.
April 10, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center 2nd Annual Real Estate Law Association (RELA) Investiture
6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m., UCLA Fowler Museum. Join us for an evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the Ziman Center's Real Estate Law Association (RELA) and welcome the incoming board. The RELA Investiture will be hosted by Paul Rutter, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Properties Group Inc.; and Board MemberUCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. All Real Estate Law Mentors, Ziman Center Board Members and RELA Members are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP as hors d'oeuvres & wine will be served.
Vantage Forum 2012
Due to unexpected scheduling conflicts, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and ULI Los Angeles District Council have decided to postpone the VantageForum 2012 conference planned for Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. The event will be scheduled at a later date to avoid these conflicts. We appreciate your support and planned attendance and apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused. A rescheduling announcement will be sent to you and updates will be posted on the VantageForum, ULI LA and UCLA Ziman Center websites.
March 7, 2012
ULI-LA Urban Marketplace 2012
7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles. ULI Los Angeles is proud to invite you to the 12th annual Urban Marketplace, bringing together real estate industry professionals to learn best practices and solidify relations with key professionals and leaders at the forefront of revitalizing the inner city. Urban Marketplace's continued relevance is greater this year than ever before as Southern California cities and public agencies are squeezed for operating funds and the need for smartgrowth and balanced approaches to meet unmet building needs continues to be a priority. For more information, please visit http://uli-la.org/urbanmarketplace or call ULI Los Angeles at (213) 542-4694.
February 21, 2012
UCLA Ziman Center Conference:
"California's Urbanscape: A New Paradigm for Redevelopment in the 21st Century"
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Covel Commons Grand Horizon Room, UCLA Campus. Ticket Price: $45. Continental breakfast and UCLA courtesy parking will be provided. The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and the Lewis Center at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will present expert panel discussions on the future of redevelopment in California. California's redevelopment agencies (RDAs) have long relied on tax increment financing to improve communities and neighborhoods. Recent efforts by Governor Jerry Brown to eliminate redevelopment agencies in order to balance the state budget have resulted in legal actions that have left the future of redevelopment efforts uncertain. In light of the recent California Supreme Court decision upholding the State's right to eliminate redevelopment agencies, and striking down a compromise measure that would have allowed redevelopment agencies to continue under a revenue-sharing agreement, this conference will bring together participants from research and practice to discuss the current state and future of redevelopment in California. Space is limited. For program information and speaker bios, see the Urbanscape webpage. To register, please click here. For more information, please contact Julie Lindner.
February 8, 2012
2012 Annual Anderson School Real Estate Investment Round Table Discussion
"Dog Days: How Will the Great Real Estate Workout Unfold?"
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Korn Hall, UCLA. Registration required. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres are included. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. An exceptional opportunity to spend an evening with recognized industry leaders and UCLA real estate alumni. Panel moderated by Ziman Center Board Member Jesse Sharf, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. For more information about panelists, or to register, please click here or download the event flyer (pdf).