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2013

December 6, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center/UCLA Dept. of Economics Miniconference
"Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Labor and Housing Markets," by Leah Platt Boustan, Associate Professor of Economics, UCLA
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., 4355 Public Affairs Building. 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 to introduce Prof. Boustan's latest manuscript. Additional comments will be provided by Kenneth Chay, Brown University; Robert Margo, Boston University; and Paul Rhode, University of Michigan. Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To download the first chapter, click here (pdf). For more information on the event, see the UCLA Department of Economics calendar.

December 2, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center 2013 Winter Board Forum
The UCLA Ziman Center 2013 Winter Board Forum will feature a conversation with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and interview by Kathleen Smalley, Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, former Associate Director at the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, and former general counsel of Trammell Crow and Catellus Development. Attendance is by INVITATION ONLY.

November 26, 2013
First Annual UCLA Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Kerckhoff Grand Salon, UCLA Campus. The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, Undergraduate Business Society (UBS), UCLA Career Center, and IMT Capital are proud to present UCLA's inaugural undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition. This event will provide business and real estate-focused UCLA undergraduate students with an accelerated, realistic real estate case study that emphasizes real estate finance and investment. The competition fosters understanding of real estate investment by giving students the opportunity to prepare and present a real estate investment plan to a panel of expert judges. For competition eligibility details and submission deadline information, click here. For additional questions, contact Sarah Mercurio.

November 22, 2013
Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) Day on the Job
Hosted by Clare DeBriere, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, The Ratkovich Company
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Downtown Los Angeles. For information, contact Sarah Mercurio.

November 21, 2013
NAIOP Real Estate Challenge
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Town & Gown, USC campus. Join us for the 16th annual NAIOP Southern California Real Estate Challenge rivalry between UCLA and USC.  For event and ticket information, visit the NAIOP SoCal chapter website.

November 19, 2013
UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) San Diego Chapter Hotel Sofia Tour & Mixer
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Hotel Sofia, 150 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. Complimentary admission for current REAG members; $25 for non-members. Please join the UCLA Ziman REAG San Diego Chapter for an intimate tour of the historic Hotel Sofia hosted by Isaac Abid, Principal of HP Investors. The site overview and tour will be followed by a networking mixer at Currant Restaurant where beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Not a member? Join/Renew for 2014 now, and receive complimentary access to all UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group events through the end of 2013. To RSVP, click here. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG. For additional information, contact Sarah Mercurio.

November  18, 2013

UCLA Ziman Center & Anderson Real Estate Association Distinguished Speaker Series
Andrew Gross, Principal, Safran & Associates

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room D301, Cornell Hall, UCLA Anderson. The Ziman Center and Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) are pleased to host a presentation by Andrew Gross from Thomas Safran & Associates. Andrew Gross is a Principal and President of the Development Co. of Thomas Safran & Associates, and also serves on the UCLA Ziman Center Advisory Board. Mr. Gross is experienced in all aspects of affordable and market rate development, including site acquisition, finance, government agency negotiations, planning, design and construction. This event will be an excellent opportunity for those individuals who want to learn more about real estate investing, especially in the affordable housing sector. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here. For more information, see the AREA website.

November 7, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center Dinner for Eight
Brent Steele and Jeff Felder, Senior Directors, CBRE Global Investors
The UCLA Ziman Center Dinner for Eight provides an opportunity for eight students to dine with and learn from distinguished leaders from the real estate industry. 

November 4, 2013
UCLA Ziman REAG 2000 Avenue of the Stars Tour & Happy Hour
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA. Complimentary admission for current REAG members; $40 for non-members. Please join the UCLA Ziman REAG for an intimate tour of the iconic 2000 Avenue of the Stars hosted by Trammell Crow Company's Senior Managing Director Brad Cox and Managing Director Greg Ames. The tours will be followed by a networking mixer at Craft Restaurant in Century Park where beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Complimentary valet parking is included at 2000 Avenue of the Stars (in the largest subterranean parking structure west of the Mississippi). The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. There will be two tour groups - the first tour (led by Brad Cox) will depart at 6:15 p.m.; the second tour (led by Greg Ames) will depart at 6:45 p.m. Tours will include stops at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and the Annenberg Foundation office space. To RSVP, click here. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG. For additional information, contact Sarah Mercurio.

October 30, 2013
UCLA Ziman AREA & RELA Real Estate Panel
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 1314, UCLA Law Building. UCLA Anderson and UCLA Law students are cordially invited to attend a special real estate panel discussion co-sponsored by Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. RELA [Law] and AREA [Anderson] students are invited to join a conversation with three distinguished figures in the real estate sector as they discuss the industry, career prospects for both JD and MBA grads, and geographic trends. Panelists include: Dan Emmett, Chairman, Douglas Emmett, Inc.; Jordan Kaplan, CEO and President, Douglas Emmett, Inc., and Ziman Center Founding Board Member; and William Simon, Visiting Professor, UCLA Law, and Co-Chairman, William E. Simon & Sons. Joel Feuer, Executive Director of the UCLA School of Law Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, will moderate. Space for this event is limited. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP as soon as possible to sarah.mercurio@anderson.ucla.edu.

October 29, 2013
Benjamin S. Crocker 2013 Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business
"Changing Gears - Paradigm Shifts in Real Estate"
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Millennium 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 42nd Annual Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business. 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. For resgistration information, click here.  To view the Crocker 2013 schedule of plenary and breakout sessions, click here.

October 28, 2013
Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Lewis Center, UCLA School of Public Affairs Building Room 2343. Admission is free and open to the public. Over the last half century, Detroit has transformed from an industrial and innovative powerhouse into a dysfunctional metropolis where the automobile industry has been failing and the population has been declining. George Galster, Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs at Wayne State University, will present his findings on how and why Detroit has transformed, applying economics, sociology, political science, geography, history, and psychology. He will discuss how Detroit's automotive economic base and housing development system have greatly frustrated the population's search for basic physical, social, and psychological resources. Prof. Galster's research has focused on urban neighborhoods and housing markets, exploring how they change and how they change the people who live within them. His latest book is: Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City (2012).  Prof. Galster earned his Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. Please RSVP as lunch will be provided. For questions, contact lewiscenter@luskin.ucla.edu, 310.562.7356.

October 24, 2013
UCLA Ziman REAG Bay Area Mixer
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m., Thirsty Bear Brewery-Sillon Room, San Francisco, CA. Complimentary admission for current UCLA Ziman REAG Members; $20 for non-members. Please join the UCLA Ziman REAG Bay Area Chapter at Thirsty Bear Brewery for an evening of networking. Registration includes beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. To RSVP, click here. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG. For additional information, contact Sarah Mercurio.

October 23, 2013
UCLA Ziman RELA Lunch Presentation: "Real Estate as a Side Business"

12:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., UCLA School of Law Building, Room 1347. Please join the UCLA Ziman Center and the Real Estate Law Association (RELA) as they present the first RELA lunch presentation of the year with Eric Sussman, Professor of Real Estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Business, and Managing Partner of Sequoia Real Estate Partners. Prof. Sussman will discuss 'Real Estate as a Side Business,' and will draw from his tremendous professional experience operating a number of large real estate investments. If you are considering the best way to get involved in real estate investing as a future attorney and even ways to invest in real estate part-time, this presentation is a great opportunity to receive first-class training from a dynamic and experienced industry practitioner. Space is limited. Please RSVP by October 18th, as lunch will be provided. For more information, email: rela@lawnet.ucla.edu.

October 18, 2013
UCLA Anderson/PRMIA Risk & Regulation Summit 2013
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Covel Commons, UCLA Campus. Event admission is complimentary; UCLA parking is $12 per car. UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian and Anderson's Master of Financial Engineering Program are pleased to present the UCLA Anderson/PRMIA Risk & Regulation Summit 2013. Keynote will be provided by Sheila Bair, Former Chairperson of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and author of Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself.  Panel participants include risk managers, technology vendors, regulators, and leading consultants. Real estate mortgage rules, securitization and other topics will be discussed. Please RSVP by October 4th as seating is limited.

October 17, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center (REAG) Breakfast Series
Gil Borok, CFO of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. and UCLA Anderson EMBA '04

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m, CBRE, downtown Los Angeles. Complimentary admission for current UCLA Ziman REAG Members; $20 for non-members. Registration includes breakfast refreshments & parking. Gil is CFO of the world's largest commercial real estate services company. He is responsible for the firm's global financial and accounting matters, budget and forecasting, audit committee activities, the tax function, internal audit, treasury, investor relations and the financial aspects of mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. He participates in all of the firm's major decisions including acquisitions, investments, corporate finance and strategic planning. CBRE is the world's premier, full-service real estate services company operating in 42 countries in 332 offices with over 37,000 employees. CBRE completed $189 billion in transaction volume in 2012, has over $92 billion in assets under management, and manages over 3.3 billion square feet of office, retail and other commercial property types. CBRE is publicly listed on the NYSE and is the only Fortune 500 commercial real estate firm. This unique event will be held at CBRE's brand new global headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles. The space, located on the top floors of 400 Hope Street and designed by award-winning Gensler Architects, represents the latest in innovative, open floor plan workplace design. Please RSVP as space is limited. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG. For additional information, contact Sarah Mercurio.

October 16, 2013
UCLA Ziman AREA 101 Series with Professors Eric Sussman and Paul Habibi
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., B310, Gold Hall, UCLA Anderson. Come join two of the most entertaining and informative individuals on all of UCLA's campus. Prof. Sussman and Prof. Habibi will provide information on the real estate industry, different asset classes and the UCLA real estate program. This event is consistently one of the most popular events of the year and is a must for anyone interested in real estate as a career. Space is limited. Please RSVP as dinner will be provided.  For more information, see the Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) website.

September 30, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center Lunchtime Speaker Series
Dr. Frank E. Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist, Freddie Mac
"Housing & Mortgage Market Outlook: The Emerging Purchase Market"
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room A301, Collins Center, UCLA Anderson. The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate is pleased to present a special lunchtime speaker event with Dr. Frank E. Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist at Freddie Mac. Dr. Nothaft was appointed to the position of chief economist in December 2001 and vice president in March 2004. In his roles at Freddie Mac, Dr. Nothaft is responsible for forecasts, research and analysis of the macroeconomy, housing and mortgage markets. Nothaft is also involved in affordable lending analysis and policy issues affecting the housing finance industry. Please RSVP as space is limited and lunch will be provided. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Mercurio, 310-825-3329.

September 27, 2013
5th Annual UCI-UCLA-USC Real Estate and Urban Economics Research Symposium
USC Campus, Los Angeles, CA. Attendance is by invitation only. The UCI-UCLA-USC Real Estate and Urban Economics Research Symposium 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 Southern California conference will rotate between the three universities. For more information, please contact: Nina Tibayan, Director of Administration, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.

September 26, 2013
UCLA Ziman REAG Annual Fall Mixer with UCLA Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA)
5:30 p.m., Wilshire Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA. Complimentary admission for current UCLA Ziman REAG Members; $20 for non-members. Please join UCLA Ziman REAG for the annual UCLA Ziman REAG and AREA networking mixer. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG. For more information and to RSVP, visit the UCLA Ziman REAG website.

September 25, 2013
UCLA Ziman REAG Organge County Site Tour & Happy Hour
Park Place, Irvine - An Icon Re-Imagined

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Irvine, California. Complimentary admission for current UCLA Ziman REAG Members; $45 for non-members. Please join UCLA Ziman REAG for an informative discussion and tour of the Park Place mixed-use development in Irvine, California. Hear the fascinating story of the 105 acre Park Place and the creative repositioning of this iconic Orange County landmark. The event will begin with a presentation by LBA Realty, followed by a guided walking tour and a catered happy hour in the newly renovated courtyard. SPACE IS LIMITED. For registration, click here. For additional information, please contact UCLA Ziman REAG Orange County VP Pete Carmichael. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.uclareag.org/membership-dues/.

August 20, 2013
UCLA Ziman REAG Evening with Coach Jim Mora--Fire Up for the 2013 UCLA Football Season!
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Pauley Pavilion, UCLA. Please join the UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group for an evening with UCLA Head Football Coach Jim Mora and exclusive VIP on-field access to the team practice. $25 for REAG members; $40 for non-members. Price includes admission, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, parking, VIP on-field pass to view team practice, and a special giveaway. The bar and hors d'oeuvres will keep running at the reception area, and guests will be able to go back and forth between practice. No alcohol will be permitted on the Practice Field. SPACE IS LIMITED. Priority Registration for UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group Members will open on July 15th. General Registration will open on July 22nd. If you are interested in event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Robert De Forest. For additional event information, please contact Brent Steele or visit the UCLA Ziman REAG website. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.uclareag.org/membership-dues/.

July 10, 2013
Single Family Takes Center Stage: A Residential Real Estate Roundtable Discussion
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson. Registration required. $30, seats are limited. Complimentary reception with beer,  wine and hors d'oeuvres. Please join Arixa Capital and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate for an exceptional evening with established local developers, brokers and lenders to explore single family homes as an investment, including for renovation and resale, as well as portfolios of rental homes. Panelists will discuss what is working in today's market. The program, moderated by Billy Rose, Co-Founder of The Agency, will be lively, candid and full of useful information for developers, investors, brokers as well as professional service providers with an interest in single family housing. Panelists include: Gregory S. Hebner, Managing Director, Community Rebuild Partners, LLC; Mauricio Umansky, Co-Founder, The Agency; Kristoffer Winters, Founder, The Kristoffer Winters Company; Jan B. Brzeski, Founder and Portfolio Manager, Arixa Capital Advisors, LLC; Ramin Kolahi, Principal, Lighthouse Investments, LLC; and Gabe Weinert, Senior Vice President, Johnson Capital.  For more information or to register, please click here, or download the event flyer (pdf).

June 23-26, 2013
International 2013 AREUEA Meetings in Jerusalem
The Ziman Center is pleased to sponsor and participate in the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) 2013 International Conference to be held June 23-26, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Conference keynotes include Dr. Stanley Fischer, Governor, Bank of Israel; and Professor Eduardo Schwartz, California Chair in Real Estate and Land Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management. This dynamic event brings together academics, practitioners, and policymakers in one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities to present, hear, and discuss new research in urban and real estate economics, real estate finance, development and investment. Sponsoring Institutions include Baruch College/CUNY; The Ben-Porat Fund, the Department of Economics and the Fishman-J.E.C. Center for Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Real Estate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya; Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; Tel Aviv University; University of British Columbia; Technion, Division of Continuing Education and External Studies, Adgar Investments and Development Ltd., and the Ziman Center for Real Estate at the University of California, Los Angeles.  For program, speakers and registration information, click here.

June 5, 2013
June 2013 Economic Outlook
"The Housing Recovery: How Long? How Strong?"
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson School. Ticket prices: $350. UCLA Anderson Forecast in partnership with the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate will present a strategic economic and demographic overview of Southern California's residential housing market. The program will also include an update on the Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Commercial Real Estate Survey. Housing starts have roughly bottomed off their Great Recession lows, but remain at historically low levels. With prices rising and an absence of listings, bidding wars are breaking out in select markets. What is the potential strength and length of the housing recovery in terms of activity and prices? Moreover we will discuss whether not apartments will sustain their torrid pace. The UCLA Anderson Forecast will cover these topics along with the release of our latest economic outlook for the Nation, State and Region. The keynote will feature Andrew Bruce, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Quantitative Modeling at Zillow Real Estate Research. Speakers will include: Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Stuart Gabriel, Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate; David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast, Adjunct Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School; Stephen Oliner, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast, Ziman Center Senior Research Fellow; William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast; John Tipton, Partner, Allen Matkins; Emile Haddad, CEO, Five Point Communities; Brad Blackwell, EVP, Portfolio Business Manager, Wells Fargo; and more speakers TBA. To register online, visit the UCLA Anderson Forecast website. For more information regarding this event, please email forecast@anderson.ucla.edu.

May 17, 2013
UCLA Anderson Alumni Weekend 2013 - Silicon Beach: The Changing Workspace
2:40 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Executive Dining Room, B209, Gold Hall, UCLA Anderson. UCLA ANDERSON ALUMNI ONLY EVENT. Demand for creative office space is driving real estate markets throughout California and the nation, and not just in entertainment and technology. Please join us for this panel discussion during UCLA Anderson School of Management Alumni Weekend that will explore trends in the utilization of workspace and how the traditional office is being reinvented. The panel will be moderated by Blake Thomas ('12), Jones Lang LaSalle. Speakers will include: John Adams, Gensler; Carlos Carrasquillo, Unispace; Matthew F. Lavin, Worthe Real Estate Group; Carl Muhlstein, Jones Lang LaSalle; and Alexander Vouvalides, Hudson Pacific Properties.

May 17, 2013

UCLA Ziman Center/UCLA Dept. of Economics Miniconference
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 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: Gilles Duranton, Wharton; Walker Hanlon, UCLA; Hoyt Bleakley, Chicago; and Steve Redding, Princeton. Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to download the working papers, see the von Gremp workshop website.

May 15, 2013

The Howard J. Levine Distinguished Lecture on Business Ethics
Thomas L. Safran, Chairman, Thomas Safran & Associates

"How to Make Money and Improve Society - Real Estate Social Entrepreneurship in Action"
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., A301, Collins Center, UCLA Anderson. Lunch provided. The Howard J. Levine Distinguished Lecture on Business Ethics is presented annually by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and 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. Thomas Safran is a personal investor, entrepreneur, avid philanthropist and real estate developer serving as Chairman of Thomas Safran & Associates. His firm specializes in both family and senior mulit-family housing and mixed use developments with a particular emphasis on affordable housing. He most recently, in a partnership with the Los Angeles Housing Authority and Housing Department, built Del Rey Square, a four-story community with 124 top quality apartments for seniors with the goal of transitioning formerly homeless residents. Mr. Safran has been active locally in many Los Angeles nonprofit housing organizations. He served as President of Alternative Living for the Aging and Vice President of Menorah Housing Foundation. Mr. Safran earned an MBA from UCLA where he supports both the Ziman Center as a Founding Board Member and the Williams Institute of the Law School and is a Chancellor's Associate.

May 2, 2013

UCLA Ziman Center (REAG) & UCB Haas Alumni-LA Chapter - "Real Estate 2013: Is The Boom Back? Market Trends & Insights"
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, Los Angeles. $25* for current 2013 REAG members with discount promo code; $45 for non-members; and $60 'walk-up' registration rate on day of May 2nd event (occupancy limit, cash only). Valet and street parking are available. The UCLA Real Estate Alumni Group and the UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Los Angeles Chapter present a distinguished panel discussion on the recent state of the real estate market, the near-term outlook on the economy, and underlying trends that will affect real estate development, operations, investment, financing, and sustainability. Eric Sussman, UCLA Anderson Senior Real Estate Lecture, will provide opening remarks and moderate. Panelists include: Chad Sanderson, Principal, The Bascom Group; Kurt Strasmann, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Southern California; Tingting Zhang, Founder and President, TerraCotta Group and a Co-founder of TerraCotta Asset Management; Jan Brzeski, Principal, Arixa Capital Advisors; and Steve Orchard, Senior Vice President of Structured Finance, Transwestern.  *UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group 2013 Members will receive a $20 discount off admission. Use promo code "ZIMAN" (case-sensitive) at checkout. Appropriate use of the promo code will be enforced at the door. To become a REAG member or renew your 2013 REAG membership, please visit http://www.uclareag.org/membership-dues/. For registration, click here.

April 30, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center (REAG): "Redefining Growth in Downtown Los Angeles"
John Adams, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler; and Ryan Spruston, AIA, LEED AP, Architect, Gensler
6:00 p.m., Gensler's Downtown Los Angeles Office, 500 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.  $15 for REAG members; $30 for non-members, fee Includes wine and hors d'oeuvres.  Complimentary parking validations will be provided. Please join UCLA Ziman REAG and Gensler for a lively discussion of the trends and opportunities that are shaping the future of Downtown Los Angeles, including: a brief overview of downtown's development and history: LA Then and Now, downtown Los Angeles' districts and neighborhoods; downtown Los Angeles' infrastructure; current social, real rstate, and business trends; current developments; and predictions for the future of downtown.  John Adams is a principal and leader of Gensler's Los Angeles design practice and has spent the last 17 years as an architect, real estate strategist, and planner.  Ryan Spruston is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional working in the Commercial Office Buildings Studio of Gensler in Los Angeles.  Space is limited and priority will be given to current REAG members.  To become a REAG member or renew your 2013 REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG.  For more information and to register, visit the UCLA Ziman REAG website.

April 18, 2013

UCLA Ziman Center Board Meeting and Program
The Ziman Center's Spring 2013 board meeting and program will be held at UCLA. The program will feature a keynote speech by Sam Zell, Chairman of Equity Group Investments. Attendance is by invitation only.

April 10, 2013
UCLA Anderson Finance Brown Bag Seminar
Chandler Lutz, Copenhagen Business School

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., B301, Gold Hall, UCLA Anderson. Chandler Lutz is an assistant Professor at the Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark; and a UCLA Ziman Center 2012/2013 Visiting Scholar. He combines theory, econometrics, and empirical techniques to study behavioral finance and macroeconomics. His research interests also include Bayesian econometrics and time series forecasting. Prof. Lutz will present his paper, "Fear and Loathing in the Housing Market: Evidence from Search Query Data," co-written by Stuart Gabriel, Arden Realty Chair, Professor of Finance, and Director, Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at University of California, Los Angeles; and Marcelle Chauvet, University of California, Riverside.

April 9, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center 3rd 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 Phillip G. Nichols, Founding Member & Partner at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. All Ziman Center Board members, Real Estate Law Mentors, RELA members, REAG members and AREA members are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP as space is limited.

April 2, 2013
UCLA Anderson Forecast 2013 Orange County Economic Outlook
10th Annual Focus on Orange County Regional Breakfast Conference
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., University Club, UCI Campus. The UCLA Anderson Forecast presents the 2013 Orange County Economic Outlook Annual Regional Breakfast Series, an expert discussion on the latest U.S. and California Forecasts along with a focused view of the regional economy, specifically what is happening in Orange County real estate and the direction in which it's heading. The conference will feature a keynote address by Rick Palacios, Jr., Manager, John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC. Speakers include: Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast, Adjunct Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School; William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Mark Schniepp, Director, California Economic Forecast; and David Osias, Partner, Allen Matkins. Registration closes on 3/31/2013. For conference information and registration, click here.

March 26, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center (REAG) Breakfast Series
Kevin A. Shannon, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., CB Richard Ellis Investment Properties in El Segundo, CA. Join the UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) for its South Bay Breakfast Series featuring Kevin A. Shannon, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis Investment Properties. $15 for REAG members; $25 for non-members, fee Includes breakfast refreshments. Complimentary parking provided in the CB Richard Ellis parking lot. Space is limited and priority will be given to REAG members. Please RSVP here. 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.

March 20, 2013
Real Estate Law Association (RELA) Lunchtime Speaker Series
"Appraisal 101: How to Value Real Estate"
Larry Teplin, Partner at Cox, Castle & Nicholson
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., UCLA School of Law Building- Room 1457. Please join the UCLA Ziman Center's Real Estate Law Association (RELA) at a lunchtime talk with Larry Teplin, Partner at Cox, Castle & Nicholson. Interested in real estate investment or law? It will help to know the value of the property for which you are litigating or transacting. Mr. Teplin will provide an easy to understand introduction to how appraisers value property. Less mathematically inclined? Have no fear. Mr. Teplin will provide you with the knowledge necessary to understand the financial value of property as he walks through multiple methodologies. For more information, contact Steve Serna.

March 13, 2013
UCLA Anderson Forecast March 2013 Economic Outlook
Can the U.S. Be Competitive in a Globalized World?
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson. The UCLA Anderson Forecast presents the March 2013 Economic Outlook. Across the globe, countries are trying to dig out of recession and slow growth with export oriented policies. But not every country can achieve this goal, some have to be more import dependent. In recent decades, the U.S. has run large trade deficits.  To correct this imbalance the U.S. has to have larger net exports. But can this be achieved in a Globalized world? The Anderson Forecast will explore this topic along with a roll out of the Quarterly Forecast for the U.S. and California. Speakers include: Edward Leamer, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast; David Shulman, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Jerry Nickelsburg, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast, Adjunct Professor of Economics, UCLA Anderson School of Management; William Yu, Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast; and Stephen Oliner, Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast & Senior Fellow, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. Registration closes on 3/11/2013. Use the Ziman Center discount code "Ziman0313" and register here.

March 12, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center (REAG) Breakfast Series
Lew Feldman, Chairman, Goodwin Procter, Los Angeles

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Goodwin Procter, Los Angeles. $15 for REAG members; $25 for non-members, fee Includes breakfast refreshments and parking. Please join us for the UCLA Ziman REAG networking breakfast with Lew Feldman, Chairman of Goodwin Procter's Los Angeles office. Mr. Feldman specializes in structuring, entitling and executing large-scale financings for government and the private sector. He has advised clients on more than $75 billion in transactions spanning all asset classes. Lew chairs Goodwin's Public/Private Development Practice and is a founding board member of the UCLA Ziman Center. To become a REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG. To RSVP, click here.  For more information, please contact Brandt Hollander.

March 8, 2013
Real Estate Law Association (RELA) Lunchtime Speaker Series
"Using Your Law Degree in the Real Estate Industry"
Joseph Cilic, Senior Vice President of Sotheby's International Realty
12:05 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., UCLA School of Law Building- Room 1457. Lunch will be provided.  Please join the UCLA Ziman Center's Real Estate Law Association (RELA) at a lunchtime talk with Joseph Cilic, Senior Vice President of Sotheby's International Realty. Mr. Cilic, UCLA Law '01, will share his experiences as a practicing attorney, real estate broker and executive. Come hear Mr. Cilic discuss alternative ways to utilize your law degree to achieve success.

March 6, 2013
7th Annual UCLA Anderson School Real Estate Investment Round Table Discussion
"Bernanke's Bull Market: When Will the Economy Catch Up?"
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson. 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 & Co-Chair of the Real Estate Department at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. For more information about panelists, or to register, please click here or download the event flyer (pdf).

March 4, 2013
UCLA Ziman Real Estate Mentor Mixer
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., UCLA Ziman REAG and AREA members only. Please join us for an evening of networking with UCLA alumni, graciously hosted at the home of Professor Eric Sussman. Please RSVP as hors d'oeuvres & cocktails will be served. For more information, please contact Sean Sullivan.

March 1-2, 2013
Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) Excel Modeling Workshop

March 1, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center/UCLA Dept. of Economics Miniconference
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 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: Dan Bogart, UC Irvine; Pablo Fajgelbaum, UCLA; Nathan Nunn, Harvard; and Dan Trefler, Toronto.  Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to download the working papers, see the von Gremp workshop website.

February 28, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center Research Seminar

Daniel P. McMillen, Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., F410-Dean's Conference Room, Mullin Management Commons, UCLA Anderson. Professor Daniel McMillen will present his paper, "Assessments and Property Tax Regressivity: A Quantile Approach" to the Anderson community.  For more information, contact Matthew Kahn, UCLA Ziman Center Director of Research.

February 27, 2013
AREA Real Estate Industry Night
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., UCLA Covel Commons. Current AREA, RELA, and REAG Members only. Hosted by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA). Come meet and network with industry leaders and learn about different career paths, opportunities, and challenges in the current economy. The evening will feature a keynote address by Wayne Ratkovich, President and CEO of the Ratkovich Company. For more information, please visit the AREA website. For current AREA and RELA student member registration, click here. For company or REAG member registration, click here. (Current 2013 REAG members, please contact Julie Lindner for REAG member discount registration promo code.)

February 21-22, 2013
UCLA/FRB-San Francisco Conference on Housing and the Macroeconomy
8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. (2/21/13) and 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. (2/22/13) , UCLA. The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are pleased to co-host a two-day academic summit with renowned scholars in housing and mortgage finance. The conference, organized by Frederick T. Furlong, Group Vice President, Financial Markets and Institutions Research, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Stuart A. Gabriel, Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate; and Stephen D. Oliner, Senior Research Fellow, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, will include presentations by leading senior economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, Google, Federal Reserve Board, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, USC Marshall School of Business, USC Price School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley's Fisher Center for Real Estate, Harvard University, Ohio State University, Brookings Institution, and the Norges Bank of Norway. Attendance is by invitation only.

February 14, 2013
Real Estate Law Association (RELA) Lunchtime Panel
"The Fate of Redevelopment and Affordable Housing"

12:05 p.m. - 1:10 p.m., UCLA School of Law Building- Room 1457. Lunch will be provided.  Please join the UCLA Ziman Center's Real Estate Law Association (RELA) for a lunchtime panel discussion regarding the future of redevelopment agencies (RDAs) in California. California's RDAs have been critically important for urban renewal and the development of affordable housing. However, in 2012, the RDAs were shuttered in an attempt to close the State's budget shortfall. This panel will discuss where communities can look for urban renewal and affordable housing funds and opportunities in the future and how attorneys can help with these developments. The panel will be moderated by Amy Forbes of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and will include Lance Bocarsly of Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt and Holly Benson, VP of Housing Development at Abode Communities, who will share details of one of Abode's projects, which has been affected by changes in California law since 2011.

February 5, 2013
UCLA Ziman Center REAG Membership Drive Mixer
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) Members only. Please join us for an evening of networking with UCLA Ziman Center Board members and UCLA alumni, graciously hosted at the home of Richard Ziman. To become a 2013 REAG member or renew your REAG membership, please visit www.giving.ucla.edu/REAG.