San Francisco Event Second Annual Real Estate Private Equity Summit West Draws Over 350 Attendees
May 13, 2016
San Francisco Event Featured Industry Newsmakers Connecting and Talking Deals
At the recent Second Annual EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Summit West, more than 350 real estate investors, owners, developers, and industry leaders came together on April 27 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Attendees were provided with leading edge perspectives from power panels and featured speakers in a networking-rich environment.
EisnerAmper Director Michael Morris served as chair for the event, running the program committee and serving as emcees for the introduction of the keynotes. Keynote sessions with Yat-Pang Au of Veritas and Luis Belmonte of Seven Hills Properties offered unique perspectives on the marketplace. As Founder and Chief Executive Office of Veritas Investments, one of the largest owner operators of multi-family housing in San Francisco, Pang discussed how he built Veritas, how company culture has evolved, and the inefficiencies they have overcome in order to achieve continued growth. Luis, a legend in the industry, spoke about running a first class organization.
The agenda kicked off with welcoming remarks from San Francisco Partner-in-Charge John Williamson. Real Estate Services Group Chair Ken Weissenberg’s panel, Making Smart Decisions: What is “Smart Money” Telling Us About the Market featured Robert Brunswick, Chief Executive Officer, Buchanan Street Partners; Mark Carlson, Managing Director, Stockbridge Capital; Matt Field, Chief Investment Officer, TMG Partners; Jake Lehmkuhl, Executive Vice President, California Bank & Trust; and Matt Lituchy, Chief Investment Officer, Jay Paul Company.
EisnerAmper Partner Todd Hankin lead a panel entitled The Full Spectrum: A Specialty Asset Round Table featuring Oliver Chang, Managing Director, Sylvan Road Capital; Alexander Fraser, Managing Director, GI Partners; David Madrid, Manager – West, AllSteel; Paul Nieto, Executive Vice President, Signature Development Group; and Tiffani Schuh, VP – Private Equity, CFH Investment Partners.
John Williamson hosted the 20/20 Vision: How are Investors Planning for an Uncertain Future panel, which included Marc Davidson, Managing Director, AEW; Melinda Ellis Evers, Managing Principal, Ellis Partners; Paul Odland, Founder and Managing Partner, Belveron Real Estate Partners; and Marc Perrin, Managing Partner, The Roxborough Group.
Bloomberg Radio also broadcast live from the Summit, interviewing the most prominent speakers including EisnerAmper Partners Jay Weinstein and Ken Weissenberg.
At the end of the event, attendees had the opportunity to do more networking at a cocktail reception. With another successful program complete, the planners are looking ahead to the East Coast edition on September 28, and beyond that to next year’s West Coast Summit.