OC 2018 Bios

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Jerry Nickelsburg joined the UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and The Anderson Forecast in 2006. Since 2017 he has been the Director of The Anderson Forecast. He teaches economics in the MBA program with a focus on Asian economies. As the Director of The Anderson Forecast he plays a key role in the economic modeling and forecasting of the National, and California economies. He has conducted research in the areas of labor economics, industrial organization, statistics, and international monetary economics, focusing on the development of new data and the application of economic theory and statistical methods to policy issues. His current academic research is on specific skills, structural unemployment, and on energy efficiency in transportation. He is a regular presenter at Economic Conferences and is cited in the national media including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Reuters.

He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1980 specializing in monetary economics and econometrics. He was formerly a professor of Economics at the University of Southern California and has held executive positions with McDonnell Douglas, FlightSafety International, and FlightSafety Boeing during a fifteen-year span in the aviation business. He also held a position with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors developing forecasting tools, and has advised banks, investors and financial institutions.

From 2000 to 2006, he was the Managing Principal of Deep Blue Economics, a consulting firm he founded. He has been the recipient of the Korda Fellowship, USC Outstanding Teacher, India Chamber of Commerce Jubilee Lecturer, and he is a Fulbright Scholar. He has published over 100 scholarly and popular articles on monetary economics, economic forecasting and analysis, labor economics, and industrial organization and he is the author of two books on monetary economics and exchange rates.
William Yu joined the UCLA Anderson Forecast in 2011 as an economist. At Forecast he focuses on the economic modeling and forecasting of Los Angeles economy. He also conducts research and forecast on China’s economy, and its impacts on the US economy. His research interests include a wide range of economic and financial issues, such as time series econometrics, stock, bond, real estate, and commodity price dynamics, human capital, and innovation. He has published over a dozen research articles in Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of International Money and Finance, etc. He also published op-ed articles in Los Angeles Times and other newspapers. He developed the City Human Capital Index and the Los Angeles City Employment Estimate and has been cited in the local, national and overseas media frequently including Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Time, Bloomberg, CBS Money Watch, Al Jazeera, U-T San Diego, LA Daily News, LA Daily Breeze, Straits Times, NBC, ABC, CNBC, CNN, and NPR, as well as various Chinese and Korean media.

He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from National Taiwan University in 1995 and was an analyst in Fubon Financial Holding in Taipei from 1997 to 2000. In 2006, he received his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Washington where he was also an economics instructor and won two distinguished teaching awards. In 2006, he worked for the Frank Russell Investment Group for Treasury and corporate yields modeling and forecasting. From 2006 to 2011, he served as an assistant and an associate professor of economics at Winona State University where he taught courses including forecasting methods, managerial economics, international economics, and macroeconomics. Currently, he teaches business forecasting courses at UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA Extension.
Dr. Schniepp is Director of the California Economic Forecast in Santa Barbara. The company prepares forecasts and commentary on the regional economies of California.

He prepares economic analysis and county level forecasts for Caltrans, Kaiser Permanente, and the Southern California Association of Governments.

Dr. Schniepp develops regional real estate and economic forecast publications and presents the findings at large public conferences in Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and the Santa Clarita Valley.

Dr. Schniepp participates with the UCLA Anderson Forecast in the preparation of the annual Orange County Economic Forecast and the San Diego County Economic Forecast, which are held in April of each year.

Dr. Schniepp served as senior economist to Kathleen Connell, the California State Controller from 1999 to 2003.

Dr. Schniepp served as Director of the Economic Forecast Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, between 1982 and 2000.

As a past faculty member in the Department of Econo­mics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he taught intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, applied regional modeling, applied econome­trics, and forecasting, from 1979 to 1990.

Dr Schniepp received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982. His fields of research for the degree were econometrics, regional economics, and natural resource economics.
Steve Layton is a Principal and Co-Founder of LBA and has over 31 years of real estate experience. Mr. Layton spends a portion of his time coordinating LBA's corporate program, meeting with LBA's corporate customers to discuss their leasing and disposition activities. He currently oversees due diligence for all of LBA's acquisition, financing and disposition activities. Prior to forming LBA, Mr. Layton was Senior Vice President of the Southern California Division of The Koll Company, where he oversaw and coordinated the development of four million square feet of office and mixed-use projects in Orange and San Diego counties.

Mr. Layton holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a licensed real estate broker. He is also a Founding Board Member of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, a former board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Tom Bak is Senior Managing Director of Trammell Crow Company where he serves as a member of the firm’s Leadership Council. Under Tom’s leadership, the Southern California Development & Investment Group has completed, or is in the process of completing, the development of office, medical office, industrial and brownfield projects totaling over 25 million square feet and representing investments of over $2.0 billion.

Tom began his career with Trammell Crow Company as a leasing agent. He has received numerous regional and national awards recognizing his achievements as a top leasing and development producer. In 1989, he became one of the youngest partners in the firm. In 1996, Tom became leader of the Southern California Development & Investment Group.
Michael McCann manages the Apartment Living Southern California division for Toll Brothers. Michael's responsibilities include all aspects of acquisition, disposition, development, construction management and leasing for apartment projects throughout Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties.

Prior to joining Toll Brothers, Michael was a Senior Development Director for Alliance Residential, a fully-integrated real estate operating company. With Alliance Residential, and in his prior roles with White Residential and Shea Homes, Michael was responsible for all activities related to the acquisition, entitlement and design of new residential communities throughout Southern California. Such communities included a broad range of development opportunities, from high-density urban infill to large suburban master plans.

In addition to his role with Toll Brothers, Michael has served as President of the Building Industry Association's Orange County Chapter and as Chairman of that chapter's Urban Infill & Multifamily Committee. He is also actively involved with several initiatives to provide long-term living solutions for developmentally disabled adults.

Michael received his MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA in addition to a BA in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Mr. Paulsen has been involved in the real estate industry since 1988 and directly involved in the buying, selling, brokering, managing, developing and auctioning of over $10B in assets across the United States in all product types.

Mr. Paulsen joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2017 as Managing Principal, responsible for the Company's Orange County and Inland Empire offices. His responsibilities will include oversight of approximately 150 employees in 8 different customer service lines consisting of Agency Leasing, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets, Debt & Equity, Property Management, Valuation & Advisory, Global Occupier Services, and Project & Development Services.

In 2016, Mr. Paulsen returned to Auction.com, re-branded Ten-X Commercial, as Executive Managing Director, responsible for the 65-member Business Development team. He left the Company upon its sale to Thomas H. Lee, a private equity firm out of Boston in 2017.

Mr. Paulsen joined Prism Realty in 2015, as Senior Vice President, responsible for a variety of activities, including acquisitions, dispositions, entitlement, debt and underwriting of commercial real estate for the Company.

From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Paulsen was engaged as Co-Chief Executive Officer to form Auction.com Commercial, an entity focused on transacting third party, non-performing loan and commercial asset sales utilizing an online based auction platform. Mr. Paulsen sat on the Board, with responsibilities including all aspects of forming a semi-startup venture from mission statements through business plans and forecasting. In addition, Mr. Paulsen was President of Rockwood Real Estate Advisors, an in-house, boutique investment sales brokerage firm.

From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Paulsen was Vice President-Acquisitions/Dispositions for LNR Property Corp with the responsibilities of acquisitions and dispositions nationwide, sourcing transactions, underwriting cash flows, performing due diligence, and closings. In this capacity, Mr. Paulsen sat on the Investment Committee and oversaw all acquisition/disposition financial underwriting, the LNR Marketing Group and related analysts and administrative staff. In his 10+ years at LNR, Mr. Paulsen was involved in the acquisition or disposition of over $3 B in commercial real estate.

Prior to joining LNR, Mr. Paulsen was a Vice President at CB Richard Ellis for 12 years focused on investment sales of commercial real estate. At CBRE, Mr. Paulsen was involved in the sale of 96 properties consisting of over 10.5 million square feet with an approximate market value of $1 B.

Mr. Paulsen holds a California broker's license (BRE-01001040), is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and sits on the board of HomeAid Orange County. Mr. Paulsen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California @ Los Angeles.

Mr. Tecimer joined Overton Moore Properties in July 2000 as President and COO. Mr. Tecimer brings a wide experience in commercial and industrial development, asset management, property management, and leasing services to the Company. He is responsible for overseeing all of the firms operations including acquisitions/investments, development and management. In addition, Mr. Tecimer directs all joint venture and capital structures and long range planning of the firm. During his career, Mr. Tecimer has been responsible for the acquisition and development of over 15 million square feet of commercial property. Mr. Tecimer joined OMP after 12 years with Trammell Crow Company and is currently active in the Urban Land Institute, SIOR, and the World Presidents Organization (WPO). He is a member of Board of Trustees of the PVGC and Sustaining Board member of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. He holds a California Real Estate Broker License. Mr. Tecimer is a graduate of University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science and received an MBA from University California Los Angeles.
Mr. Stevens brings to Greystone over 15 years of commercial lending and banking experience, and will report to Rick Wolf, Senior Managing Director and head of Greystone's West Coast production. Previously, Matt was with Alliant/ACRE Capital where he focused on loan originations in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. Matt has also served as a mortgage broker at Churchill Mortgage Capital where he represented leading life insurance companies. At Churchill, Matt specialized in office, retail and self-storage, and originated loans with leading CMBS lenders and regional banks in the area.

"Matt's multi-platform expertise is a perfect complement to the breadth and depth of multifamily and healthcare mortgage lending services Greystone provides out of California," said Wolf.

In 2012, Matt was the leading producer for Alliant/ACRE in Small Loan originations and the only producer to originate loans across a combination of the Fannie Mae, FHA and CMBS platforms. For the past 18 years, Mr. Stevens has also served as an award-winning radio color analyst for UCLA Football. Greystone provides mortgage finance solutions across multiple platforms, including FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, USDA, CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and other proprietary loan programs. In 2013, Greystone was ranked #1 in combined multifamily and healthcare FHA lending, ranked #1 in Small Loans and #3 in Affordable Housing as a Fannie Mae DUS lender in 2013, and is a top-5 Freddie Mac lender for seniors housing.
Matthew R. Fogt actively works with the firm’s land use, real estate, environment, natural resource and energy practice groups. He also works with a broad range of asset types, including master-planned communities, renewable energy facilities, mixed-use projects, airports, resource extraction, hospitality properties, agriculture, as well as office, industrial, multi-family and retail properties. The breadth of Matthew’s expertise provides unique efficiency and value to clients in that he routinely performs work typically done by two or more separate attorneys.

Within the land use realm, Matthew regularly obtains development approvals from various local, state and federal agencies, performs entitlement and zoning review as part of acquisitions, navigates projects through the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, processes subdivision maps, advises regarding redevelopment issues, including prevailing wage, arranges public finance, including community facilities districts, advises regarding affordable housing, and negotiates complex conservation easements and development agreements.

Within the real estate realm, Matthew regularly handles the following transactions: purchase and sale, debt and equity financing, public finance, leasing, utility agreements, master developer representation, easements, Department of Real Estate and owners’ associations, title review, construction agreements, infrastructure agreements, exactions and fee agreements, consultant agreements, construction defect, and eminent domain.

In addition to general land use and real estate matters, Matthew also regularly advises regarding renewable energy projects, utility rights-of-way, state and federal resource permits, habitat conservation plans, remediation plans, underground storage tanks, and brownfield development.

Matthew resides in Irvine with his wife and five children. He volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and his church's youth program and coaches soccer, football and softball.

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