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Emerging Trends in SF & SV: SF Named Top U.S. City in 2014 Forecast Per ULI and PwC

Emerging Trends Events in San Francisco & Silicon Valley: San Francisco Named Top U.S. City in 2014 Forecast Per Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers

East Palo Alto conference Dec. 4 & San Francisco conference Dec. 5 Real Estate forecasts give early insights to 2014 deal market

San Francisco (11.27.13) – Northern California regions capture the number one and three rankings of top “Markets to Watch” in the highly regarded national industry report, “Emerging Trend in Real Estate” from the Urban Land Institute, which will be unveiled and discussed in presentations in East Palo Alto December 4 and in San Francisco December 5. But what are the prospects for 2014? ULI, in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers and panels of high-level real estate executives, will present the 35rd annual report, “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014,” taken from a national survey of real estate executives analyzing local markets throughout the U.S.

Both days, Andrew Warren, Director of Real Estate Research for PWC, will provide the morning keynote on the study’s implications for the Bay region, followed by industry experts including:

At Emerging Trends – Silicon Valley, Wednesday, December 4 from 7:15 to 10:00 a.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, East Palo Alto, the Warren keynote will be followed by a panel of leading Silicon Valley real estate executives responding to the Emerging Trends projections and discussing the white-hot local market. Led by moderator Stanford Jones, Institutional Property Advisors, panelists for “Silicon Valley: What will curb the tech migration north?” are Bruce Burkard, Four Corners Properties; Lisa Gillmor, Gillmor & Associates; Deke Hunter, Hunter Properties; and Keith Zaky, CB Richard Ellis.

At Emerging Trends – San Francisco, Thursday, December 5, from 7:15 to 10:30 a.m. at JW Marriott, 500 Post Street, San Francisco, a panel discussion, “San Francisco – Still number one? Is this bubble growing or is our unprecedented growth sustainable?” will touch on the San Francisco regulatory climates, design trends, East Bay and San Francisco markets, and what the panelists are planning for their businesses in this cycle. Luis Belmonte, Seven Hills Properties, will be the moderator for Kazuko Morgan, Cushman & Wakefield; Jackie Safier, Prometheus Real Estate Group; Carl Shannon, Tishman Speyer; and Greg Wolkom, Wells Fargo Bank.

Registration ranges from $25 to $120, and can be arranged online for Silicon Valley at http://sf.uli.org/event/save-the-date-emerging-trends-in-real-estate-2014-silicon-valley/, and for San Francisco at http://sf.uli.org/event/save-the-date-emerging-trends-in-real-estate-in-2014-in-san-francisco/, or by calling ULI Registration at 800-321-5011. In a special offer, non-members who join ULI in December, get a complimentary admission to Emerging Trends 2014 by contacting Will Heywood at will.heywood@uli.org. Further information is at www.ulisf.org.

The morning sessions begin with a light breakfast at 7:15 a.m., and an “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2014” report is included with each registration. Programming will begin at 8:00 a.m.

About Urban Land Institute

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