Jonathan Club, South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Date and Time

Thursday, April 11 2019 - 7:15 AM

Event Details

Once again, SPIRE co-hosted the USC Gould School of Law Real Estate Law and Business Forum.

For over ten years, the USC Gould School of Law Real Estate Law and Business Forum has been the most highly attended law and business conference in the area. Programming was designed to appeal to both professionals and business people across the real estate field. Speakers included nationally-known business and legal leaders. The focus was on opportunities - for you and for your clients - and how to maximize potential in the current real estate market.

The Forum provided the latest information on industry trends and offers real-world strategies for dealing with major challenges. It also provided face-to-face interaction with local public officials and industry experts from across the country. The Forum focussed on big picture economic issues in the morning, with afternoon sessions highlighting the most important developments in finance, development and the future of real estate. Tracked programming allows attendees to focus on the areas of real estate law and business that matter to them.

L.A.’s top experts joined the best and brightest national speakers, including keynote speakers Rick Caruso (CEO, Caruso; Chair, USC Board of Trustees), Michael Hackman (CEO, Hackman Capital Partners), Michael Rosenfeld (CEO, Woodridge Capital Partners), Plus a who's who of nearly 60 in-the-know experts, public officials, business and thought leaders, including: John Adams (Gensler), David Arditi (Aria Development Group), Claudia Cappio (UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation), Diego Cartagena (Bet Tzedek Legal Services), Henry Elder (Digital Asset Advisors), Jon Fleming (Legacy Receiverships), Amaya Genaro (Rancho Mission Viejo), Kirk Goodrich (Monadnock Development), Wendy Greuel (LA Homeless Services Authority), Stanley Iezman (ARA | American Realty Advisors), Ysabel Jurado (Bet Tzedek Legal Services), Phillip Kayden (Ventas), Jessie Kornberg (Bet Tzedek Legal Services), Mark Macedo (Geneva Street Partners Company), Mike Murphy (USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future), Adam Murray (Inner City Law Center), Craig Oram (LaSalle Mortgage Real Estate Investors), Jung Park (CapitalSource), Brent Parker (Novogradac & Company), Dr. Margaret Peterson, John Pollock (Meridian Properties), Maier Rosenberg (CohnReznick), Yibin Shen (Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office), Stephen Sheppard (Williams College), Leonardo Simpser (LLJ Ventures), Martine Singer (Children's Institute), Glenn Sonnenberg (LaSalle Mortgage Real Estate Investors), Sarah Spyksma (Wells Fargo Bank), Mark Strauss (Walker & Dunlop), Jacqueline Waggoner (Enterprise Community Partners), Amy Wan (Sagewise), and dozens of other real estate stars!

Attendees received the latest intel on Southern California’s future, including: legal and ethical cannabis real estate issues, what the changing demographics means for real estate, blockchain and smart contracts, opportunity zones, niche housing trends, healthcare real estate, transactional components of workouts, homelessness challenges in L.A. (the sequel), how lawyers can change the world, real estate workouts and SPE bankruptcies, the debate on rent control initiatives and more!

Over 500 real estate professionals attend this vibrant conference each year.

Attending lawyers received MCLE credit. SPIRE members received a 10% discount.