ULI San Francisco: Fireside Chat - Emerging Stars in Real Estate


2021-04-27T12:00:00 - 2021-04-27T13:15:00

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    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $15.00 $20.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $10.00 $15.00
    Retired $10.00 N/A
    Student $10.00 $15.00
    Under Age 35 $10.00 $15.00
    ULI San Francisco annual sponsors can receive complimentary registrations to this event. Please email adrian.garcia@uli.org.
    ULI San Francisco is excited to present an intimate fireside chat with two accomplished real estate development leaders who are changing the landscape of Bay Area land use. This is your chance to be a part of candid, small group discussions with each these leaders and learn about their careers, takeaways from their experiences, and transformative projects they've worked on and are working on.
    Every attendee with have the chance to be in a breakout group with each speaker. To keep the groups small, registration numbers are limited. Reserve your spot for this unique opportunity to network with these industry experts and your ULI peers in an intimate virtual setting!
    Yusef Freeman, Managing Director of Acquisitions & Development for California, Jonathan Rose Companies
    Swathi Bonda, Senior Director, Brookfield Properties
    12:00-12:10 PM Welcome and Introductions
    12:10-12:40 PM Breakout Groups
    12:40-1:10 PM Swap Breakout Groups
    1:10-1:15 PM Closing
    Thank you to Ankit Desai, Jennifer Eskildsen, and Jesse Tejeda for organizing!
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    Yusef Freeman

    Managing Director of Acquisitions and Development, California, PGIM Real Estate

    Yusef Freeman is the Managing Director of California for the Jonathan Rose Companies, leading ground up development and acquisitions on the West Coast out of the Companies’ Oakland, CA office. Prior to joining the Rose Companies, Yusef was a Vice President of Investments in the transactions group at PGIM Real Estate, sourcing investment opportunities for the real estate private equity funds of the company. Prior to joining PGIM in 2018, Yusef was the Managing Director for McCormack Baron Salazar, leading west coast operations and new business development nationally for the company and a Graduate Program lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Yusef holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley where he spent one year studying abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt; a Master of Public Administration from New York University, where he majored in public finance as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow; and an alum of the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence Fellowship Program at the University of Pennsylvania.


    Swathi Bonda

    Senior Director, Brookfield Properties

    Swathi Bonda is a Senior Director at Brookfield Properties in San Francisco, where she leads the development of the 5M project. Prior to working for Brookfield, Swathi led affordable housing development for Forest City’s New York office, including nearly 800 units of mixed-income housing at Pacific Park Brooklyn (formerly Atlantic Yards). Before becoming a real estate developer, Swathi she was a Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and an Economist with Fannie Mae. Swathi earned both her B.S. in Economics and MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves on the the Kelsey’s Board of Directors, ULI San Francisco’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Housing the Bay’s Steering Committee.