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(SOLD OUT) Uncorked: Leading Silicon Valley

September 14, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vino Locale
431 Kipling Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Thank you for your interest. This event is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Julie Luu at julie.luu@uli.org.

Join ULI’s Silicon Valley Committee and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) for their Boardroom After Dark inspired event, highlighting the careers of four leaders changing the landscape of the Silicon Valley real estate industry. This unique opportunity gets you up-close-and-personal with some of the most dynamic and engaging real estate and land use leaders in the South Bay. This “four in one” event kicks off with a networking happy hour for all attendees, followed a private seated dinner centered around the career of one of our four honored guests.

Please note that there are only 36 seats are available — register now!

5:00-5:30 pm: Registration
5:30-6:30 pm: Large Group Networking
6:30-8:00 pm: Dinner in Smaller Groups

Ginger Bryant, COO, Sares Regis
Claudia Folzman, Co-Founder, Iron Construction
Jessica Smith, Senior Vice President of Portfolio and Asset Management, Westlake Urban
Jean Snider, Associate Vice President of Real Estate, Stanford University

Members $95
Nonmembers: $120 (Nonmembers, please email julie.luu@uli.org to register.)

Ginger Bryant, COO, Sares Regis
ginger-bryantMs. Bryant joined Sares Regis Group in 1993 with responsibility for the Bay Area commercial property portfolio. She oversees Finance, Accounting, Treasury, and MIS activities for the company and closely monitors the performance of all active development and operating projects. Prior to joining Sares Regis,Ms. Bryant’s career highlights for include being Vice President and CFO of Prometheus Development and being an Auditor and Ernst & Young. Ms. Bryant holds a MA in Accountancy and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.



Claudia Folzman, Co-Founder, Iron Construction
claudia folzmanAwarded a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Claudia’s balance of construction expertise, operations and leadership are key to Iron Construction’s success. With over 25 years in every aspect commercial construction, her leadership of Iron’s project management, estimating, accounting, and human resources ensure every project runs smoothly and exceeds the clients’ expectations. Claudia was named 2016 Businesswoman of the Year by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and is the MVP Award recipient of CREW Silicon Valley.



Jessica Smith, Senior Vice President of Portfolio and Asset Management, Westlake Urban
Jessica SmithJessica oversees the investment performance of Westlake’s United States commercial portfolio, consisting of 1.5 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial properties.  Her responsibilities include development and implementation of strategic plans, capital and operational budgets, leasing strategies, lease negotiations, marketing plans, as well as the management of real estate services. Prior to Westlake, Jessica spent 15 years working in various positions in the New England and Seattle markets for The RMR Group, an alternative asset management company with $27B in assets and 1,400 properties. She also worked in the Bay Area as Vice President, Real Estate Services, for Westcore Properties, a commercial real estate acquisitions firm specializing in finance, leasing, construction and operations.    


Jean Snider, Associate Vice President of Real Estate, Stanford University
Jean SniderJean has worked for Stanford University since January 2001. In 2006, Jean became the Managing Director of the Real Estate division (now Associate Vice President) overseeing all of the Stanford Founding Grant lands that have been designated by the University Board of Trustees for the production of income, including the Stanford Research Park.  The $4.5 billion Stanford Real Estate portfolio consists of directly-controlled assets as well as long-term ground leases controlled by both real estate investors and direct users.  There are 14.9 million square feet of improvements including office/R&D, hospitality, multi-family and retail, with approximately 85% ground leased to third parties.  The Real Estate division’s responsibilities range from asset management, direct development, and implementing long-term strategic plans for the portfolio, as well as overseeing faculty housing development for the University’s own use.  Prior to Stanford, Jean worked for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company for 14 years in their Real Estate Investment Division as a Director in both Asset Management and Loan Production and Acquisitions.

* This is a semi-private event and is closed to press coverage.

* Registration closes on 9/13. There will be a $10 fee for on-site registration.

* This event is not sponsor eligible. 

* This event is not refundable.

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