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Silicon Valley v. SoMa SMACKDOWN

November 19, 2013
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043 United States
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We’ve assembled a panel of experts with stakes in both markets to bring you a lively debate over which region is hotter, better, and more profitable. What has been driving and will continue to drive investment in each of the markets?  What makes someone want to live or work or play in each?  And which has the greater long term prospect for vibrancy and investment? These are just some of the questions that our panel, featuring some of the most active, notable developers and brokers in both markets, will answer.

As Chairman and CEO of TMG Partners, Michael Covarrubias oversees all of the company’s operations, and has directed TMG since 1995. Managing deals in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco, Michael can weigh in on the flaws and the perks of both markets. Dan Cressman is one of the top producers in San Francisco, having completed $3.0 billion in the San Francisco property market as of 2012. Stepping into the ring to speak on the merits of San Francisco is Oz Erickson, Chairman of the Emerald Fund. The Emerald Fund has built over 1,900 housing units in San Francisco, and received the Excellence in Business Award as Community Developer for the Village at Petrini Place in 2003. Joining Oz is Andrew Friedman of Shorenstein, a proven transactional professional with over a decade of experience in the US office sector. Previously with Eastdil Secured, Friedman played a key role in in successfully executing 52 transactions in the office sector totaling more than $11 billion.

Stepping into the ring to back the Silicon Valley perspective is Mark Kroll, co-founder and Managing Director of Sares Regis Group of Northern California, LLC, and Regis Homes Bay Area, LLC. Combined with its affiliate SRG Irvine, the firm has a portfolio of real estate properties and fee-based management contracts valued in excess of $4 billion, including 16,000 rental apartments and 15 million square feet of commercial and industrial space. Joining Mark is Phil Mahoney, Executive Vice President with Cornish & Carey in the Santa Clara office. Phil has been linked to the biggest blockbuster commercial lease deals in Silicon Valley, including the 600,000 square-foot LinkedIn campus and Google’s 715,000 square-foot lease, and was recently named 2013 Broker of the Year, among many other awards.

Michael Covarrubias, CEO, TMG Partners

Dan Cressman, Executive Managing Director, Cornish & Carey
Oz Erickson
, Chairman, Emerald  Fund
Andrew Friedman
, Managing Director, Shorenstein Properties
Mark Kroll
, Managing Director, Sares Regis
Phil Mahoney
, Executive Vice President, Cornish & Carey

8:00-8:30 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 a.m.  Panel
10:00-10:30 a.m.  Networking

$50 Members / $70 Non-members
$35 Public Members / $60 Public Non-members
$30 YLG Members / $45 YLG Non-Members
$25 Student Members / $35 Student Non-members

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