Speakers

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  • Tom Bak

    Tom Bak

    Senior Managing Director
    Trammell Crow Company

    Tom Bak is Senior Managing Director of Trammell Crow Company where he serves as a member of the firm’s Leadership Council, Operating Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In his capacity as senior managing director, he is responsible for Trammell Crow Company’s Southern California – Newport Beach Development and Investment professionals. Under Tom’s leadership, the Southern California Development & Investment Group has completed, or is in the process of completing, the development of industrial, office, life science, medical office and brownfield projects totaling over 31 million square feet and representing investments of over $3.0 billion.

  • Megan Baker

    Megan Baker

    Senior Director, Engagement
    Green Building Initiative

    Megan Baker develops and executes Green Building Initiative’s community building initiatives, including overseeing its marketing and communication strategies, leading education and training development, and representing GBI through partnerships and various national and municipal engagement activities throughout the commercial real estate industry. She works to open markets to ensure innovative tools and strategies are in the hands of facility design and operations teams as they implement integrated and standardized sustainability strategies. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Regis University.

  • Peter Bauman

    Peter Bauman

    Senior Director
    Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap

    Peter Bauman is an award-winning industry leader specializing in the sale, purchase and recapitalization of office and industrial investment properties throughout Arizona. He also has substantial experience in single-tenant property sales nationwide, and has worked with major investors including REITs, institutional investors, private equity groups, private capital investors, 1031 Exchange investors and foreign investors. Prior to joining IPA, Peter was a Senior Director with JLL, and before that Chaired Colliers International’s Net Lease Practice Group, where he was named a Top Producer. He received his Bachelor of Science in Oceanography and Bachelor of Arts in Geology from California State University – Humboldt, and he is a member of NAIOP and ICSC.

  • Nicole Bennett

    Nicole Bennett

    Executive Managing Director, Logistics & Industrial Co-Lead, Americas
    Cushman & Wakefield

    Nicole Bennett serves as logistics and industrial co-lead for the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield. Together with her colleague, Jason Tolliver, they are responsible for driving the overall direction, strategy and growth of Cushman & Wakefield Americas Industrial platform. She brings deep expertise and focus on our Occupier business gleaned from her 15 years in supply chain, business development and industrial real estate. She specializes in supporting clients through complex, fully integrated, site selection projects for large manufacturing and distribution facilities. Before moving into her current role, Nicole built and led Cushman & Wakefield’s Client Experience Program, where she developed key performance indicators and client interviewing practices that allow the company to measure their performance and ensure they meet and exceed client expectations.

  • John Condas

    John Condas

    Partner
    Allen Matkins

    John Condas is a partner at the law firm of Allen Matkins where he advises clients on federal, state, regional, and local government approvals, CEQA compliance and CEQA settlements to develop their real estate projects. He has successfully led legal due diligence and entitlement teams in nearly 200 jurisdictions and federal, state and regional agencies for projects throughout California and the Western U.S. He has assisted industrial developers and owners in due diligence, entitlement processing and CEQA compliance involving over 65 million square feet. He has been involved with the NAIOP Inland Empire chapter for many years, including serving as president in 2015.

  • Dayton Conklin

    Dayton Conklin

    Managing Director, Industrial Transactions
    Clarion Partners

    Dayton Conklin, equity owner and managing director, is the head of industrial transactions at Clarion Partners. He is a member of the firm’s investment committee. Dayton is responsible for U.S. industrial acquisitions, dispositions and development joint ventures. He has extensive experience executing real estate transactions (acquisitions, dispositions and developments) over the course of his career in markets across the U.S. Additionally, Dayton is the portfolio manager for one of Clarion’s industrial focused separate account relationships. Dayton is a NAIOP member and an active member of NAIOP’s Industrial Acquisitions I National Forum.

  • Mario Cordero

    Mario Cordero

    Executive Director
    Port of Long Beach

    Mario Cordero, an international maritime industry leader, Long Beach resident and attorney, is executive director of the Port of Long Beach, California, named to the post by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in 2017. As executive director, he reports to the board and leads the Port’s harbor department staff of more than 500 with a budget of $622 million for the 2022 fiscal year.

  • Bryan Custer

    Bryan Custer

    Project Executive
    FCL Builders

    Bryan Custer has been working in the construction industry for over 37 years. He spent 10 years in the field before moving into project management for the last 25 years. He has spent his whole career in Northern California which has allowed him to forge strong relationships with owners and subcontractors, some of which have been for over 30 years. His primary experience has been in industrial, office, retail, hospitality and medical office.

  • Kevin Evernham

    Kevin Evernham, NCARB, AIA

    Regional Vice President
    Ware Malcomb

    Kevin Evernham has been a member of NAIOP since 2014 and brings over 25 years of architectural experience to the Ware Malcomb team. As regional vice president, Kevin is responsible for leading the firm’s Southwest region, which includes the Phoenix, Dallas and Houston offices. Kevin is a licensed architect in all 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia. He brings in-depth experience designing industrial, retail, restaurant and commercial office properties to maximize long term real estate value and achieve clients’ business objectives.

  • Brian Fish

    Brian Fish

    Senior Project Manager
    St. Onge Company

    Brian Fish has over 28 years of experience in transportation and supply chain, including over three years with St. Onge Company. He has worked in a variety of roles, including supply chain network design, fleet routing and scheduling solutions, start-up operations, consulting services, and supply chain optimization software solutions. Through his work in the third-party logistics space, consulting services, and in industry, Brian has experience in verticals including retail, apparel, food and beverage, industrial, automotive, technology and distributor operations.

  • Tyson Fulmer

    Tyson Fulmer, PG

    Senior Geologist and Project Manager, Leader of Field Services Group
    AWR

    Tyson Fulmer is a California-licensed geologist with over 15 years of industry experience. His areas of expertise include environmental due diligence, permitting, site investigation and cleanup, and regulations. Tyson has held positions including Lead Geologist, Project Manager and Team Leader on multiple environmental projects and is a member of Norcal CCIM, CBA/Bay East, the Groundwater Resources Association, the Professional Environmental Marketing Association, Bay Planning Coalition and is a founder of the Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) networking group.

  • Teresa Goodwin

    Teresa Goodwin, AIA

    Regional Director
    HPA Inc

    Teresa Goodwin is a regional director for HPA, Inc., a multi-disciplined design corporation that offers services in architecture, planning, and interiors to institutions, corporations and developers throughout the Western United States with an emphasis in the design of warehouse and industrial buildings. She lives and works in Oakland and she currently serves on the board of directors for the NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

  • Alexander Hancock

    Alexander Hancock

    Vice President, Clean Energy Finance
    Nuveen Green Capital

    After a 14-year career in commercial real estate, which included portfolio management of a $10 billion domestic equity portfolio, acquisitions and asset management, Alex Hancock pivoted to clean energy finance following his activation of a solar program within his portfolio at Nuveen. As Vice President of Clean Energy Finance at Nuveen Green Capital, Alex and his team work closely with their clients and partners to develop scalable and flexible equity and lending solutions, which includes leveraging Nuveen Green Capital’s market-leading C-PACE platform, to increase solar in the commercial and industrial segment.

  • Gregory Healy

    Gregg Healy

    Executive Vice President
    Savills

    An American with a truly global occupier perspective, Gregg Healy has spent much of his career leading manufacturing and distribution organizations while living throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. With a sharp lens towards understanding what occupiers require, and a deep understanding of their challenges, Gregg now leads the Industrial Services platform for Savills North America with the perspective of a trusted advocate and partner. Gregg’s focus within Savills is developing and delivering technology and tools that synthesize the disparate data out there to not just look at what has been, but with an eye towards what will be.

  • David Hickey

    David Hickey

    Global Managing Director
    Hickey & Associates

    David Hickey is the global managing director of Hickey and Associates, a leader in location strategy, labor analytics, supply chain and logistics optimization, and government incentives advisory. He leads key client accounts and major initiatives for the firm around the world. In recent years, David has led the firm’s robust expansion in the dynamic Asia Pacific region and navigated the growth strategy for EMEA. Prior to being a senior leader of the firm, David managed legislative and regulatory affairs for an international organization representing business and agriculture cooperatives and served as a policy advisor for a member of the United States Senate. Now based in Phoenix, David is a frequent contributor in industry media and a featured speaker at business, real estate, and economic development events globally.

  • Fran Inman

    Fran Inman

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
    Majestic Realty Co.

    Fran Inman directs government relations and external affairs activities for Majestic Realty Co., one of the nation's largest privately held real estate development companies. Inman has also served on the California Transportation Commission since 2010 and just recently completed a two-year term as Chair and two years as Vice Chair (2016-2020). In 2013, Inman was also appointed as a founding member of the National Freight Advisory Committee and co-chaired the sub-committee on project delivery and operations. Inman served as the chair of the board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and serves as vice chair for the California Business Properties Association (CBPA). She is the former chair of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership (SGVEP) and is also a founding board member of FuturePorts and a board member of Inland Action and the California Business Roundtable. She is also a long-time member of the Coalition of America’s Gateway and Trade Corridors. Also recognized as a leader in the philanthropic community, Inman is the founding president of the Majestic Realty Foundation. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Inman holds both a BA and a MBA in finance. In 2010, Inman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Woodbury University. She was recently awarded the Peter Drucker Award for Excellence in Logistics and the California Trucking Association Annual Leadership in Logistics Award.

  • Paul Jones

    Paul Jones

    Managing Director
    Bridge Logistics Properties

    A recognized expert in the field of industrial real estate, Paul Jones has invested $3.5 Billion of capital - through existing building acquisitions and new developments - over his 15 year career. Prior to joining Bridge Logistics Properties, he led investments and development in the Western United States at Brookfield Asset Management. He helped establish Brookfield’s Los Angeles Logistics office, built and led a team of professionals, oversaw operations, and grew the West region portfolio by 6.5 million square feet. Before his role at Brookfield, Paul was Vice President of Acquisitions in the Western U.S. for Duke Realty.

  • Brian Knochenhauer

    Brian Knochenhauer

    Senior Vice President Client Lead Development
    Prologis

    Brian Knochenhauer has over 20-years of experience as a developer of industrial and other commercial real estate. His career has included public private ventures, private equity and development owned by publicly traded companies. Through his career, he has worked with vertically integrated companies that perform the design and construction.

  • John Lind

    John Lind

    Managing Director of Business Development
    Safari Energy LLC

    John has over two decades of diverse account management experience, with extensive relationships in the commercial and industrial real estate industries. Over the last 10+ years with Safari Energy, John has developed hundreds of solar power projects for REITs, institutional and private portfolio owners across all asset classes. He previously served as Managing Partner with real estate advisory firm NOI Strategies, a division of CohnReznick, where he implemented operational cost saving strategies for large REITs. He was also SVP of Commercial Services with Zenta, an Accenture company, in charge of operational efficiency strategies for large real estate owners and investors. Additional experience includes Warmington Group, a Bay Area developer, Legacy Partners and Sumitomo Bank. Based in New York, John is a frequent speaker at real estate and sustainability events nationally. He holds a BS in Resource Economics from The University of Maryland.

  • Dan Loflin

    Dan Loflin

    Commercial Head EV Charging
    Prologis

    Dan recently joined Prologis as the Commercial and Offering lead for the EV Charging business unit. Dan has a long track record of building and scaling successful businesses, both in renewable energy and enterprise software. Immediately prior to Q CELLS, Dan was the CEO of Geli, an energy storage platform provider that was acquired by Hanwha Q CELLS. He was also an early executive team member of Trigo Technologies (acquired by IBM), and Locus Energy (acquired by Genscape). Earlier in his energy career, Dan worked for McKinsey and Co. and Lehman Brothers. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

  • Guy Martin

    Guy Martin

    President
    Martin-Harris Construction

    Guy Martin has built a 39-year career at Martin-Harris through an intense passion for the construction industry, its future workforce, and our local community. Guy is involved with several industry organizations because he believes our corporate citizen responsibility extends to helping cultivate the next generation of construction industry professionals. Guy serves as a mentor and leader to the small business community, helping build and expand companies throughout Nevada.

  • Seth Martindale

    Seth Martindale

    Senior Managing Director
    CBRE

    Seth Martindale is a senior managing director in advisory & transaction services and a member of CBRE’s location incentives group. He has extensive experience in real estate strategic planning working with both private and public-sector clients. He currently helps clients by developing practical and economical portfolio solutions through implementing site location strategies, portfolio optimization plans and negotiating economic incentives. He has extensive experience working on several different types of advisory projects, including projects in the portfolio optimization, economic incentive negotiation, location analysis, benchmarking, organizational planning and financial analysis service lines.

  • Mark McClelland

    Mark McClelland

    Group Vice President
    Walbridge

    With more than 10 years as an executive at Walbridge and 28 years total global experience in the mobility and industrial business sectors, Mark McClelland has established a proven track record of growing the company’s footprint in new, innovative markets and industries while developing joint multinational partnerships. He secured the largest construction project ever awarded to Walbridge in its nearly 106-year history. McClelland also leads the company’s initiative to create strategic alliances with international owners and suppliers that are seeking to expand into the North and Latin American regions.

  • Dwight Merriman

    Dwight Merriman III

    Partner, Head of Industrial
    Ares Management

    Dwight Merriman is a partner and head of industrial in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. industrial real estate equity. He also serves on the Ares Real Estate Group's Combined Industrial Advisors Committee (CIAC) Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a senior managing director, Chief Executive Officer of Industrial at Black Creek Group, where he oversaw acquisition, asset management and portfolio management activities for all industrial investments. Since joining the firm in 2010, he has served in a variety of leadership roles including managing director, Chief Executive Officer for Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. and Industrial Property Trust. In addition to his current role, he serves on the Board of Directors for Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc. He holds an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles.

  • Tivon Moffitt

    Tivon Moffitt

    Senior Director
    Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap

    Tivon Moffitt specializes in the acquisition, disposition and recapitalization of institutional office and industrial properties across Arizona. He also has substantial experience in single-tenant office and industrial investment throughout the United States, and has worked with major investors including REITs, institutional investors, private equity groups, private capital investors, 1031 Exchange investors and foreign investors. Tivon’s prior experience at JLL, Colliers International, Grubb & Ellis and Marsh & McLennan Companies gave him a deep understanding of how corporations approach space requirements and utilization throughout the United States. He earned his Masters of Corporate Real Estate from CoreNet Global and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Tivon is a member of NAIOP and ICSC.

  • Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor

    Global Supply Chain, Ports & Rail Logistics Practice
    NAI Hanson

    Industrial Chairperson for NAI Global since 2015

    Steve Pastor is the national leader in the United States for corporate, industrial real estate, supply chain, ports and rail logistics that he created. He is the National Industrial Chairperson for the NAI Global Logistics & Ports/Rail Practice Group, which represents companies operating within the industrial sector on a local, regional and national basis. Steve currently represents three Class One Railroads (Norfolk Southern (NS), Kansas City Southern (KCS) and (BNSF) for inland ports and port-related projects around the United States and advises them on how to create strategies for their real estate projects, which ultimately maximizes their bottom line for their real estate.

  • Barbara Perrier

    Barbara Perrier

    Vice Chairman
    CBRE

    Barbara Perrier has been with CBRE for 33 years and is a leading investment broker specializing in industrial and land sales. Barbara is among the firm’s Colbert Coldwell Circle, an elite group that is comprised of the top 1% of producers in the entire company for 2020. Barbara and her team executed 112 deals in 2020 with a total transaction value in excess of $5.4 billion. Barbara is part of National Partners—a group of leading CBRE IG Professionals across the United States. The National Partners transacted 236 MSF, 291 transactions totaling $20 billion in 2020.

  • Collin Phillips

    Collin Phillips

    Vice President of Leasing and Development
    Duke Realty

    As Vice President of Leasing and Development for Duke Realty, Collin Phillips is responsible for generating new development and leasing opportunities, maintaining the existing tenant base, building and maintaining broker relationships, and cultivating relationships with community leaders throughout Southern California. His responsibilities include pursuing build-to-suit development opportunities, as well as leasing available space and managing third-party brokers in the company's 14.8 million square-foot portfolio. Collin joined Duke Realty in 2017 after eight years with two other industrial developers. He was involved in leasing and development, as well as acquisition underwriting and due diligence in several western markets.

  • Jeni Reynolds

    Jeni Reynolds

    Director, Clean Transportation
    San Diego Gas & Electric Company

    Jeni Reynolds currently serves as the director of Clean Transportation at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Jeni joined Sempra Energy in 2009 as a government affairs analyst. Since then, she has held various roles reflecting increasing levels of responsibility at Sempra Energy and SDG&E, including Political Action Committee manager and business services manager. Jeni earned a Masters of Science in Justice, Law and Society from American University; and a Masters of Business Administration from San Diego State University.

  • Zac Sakowski

    Zac Sakowski

    Senior Managing Director
    JLL

    Zac Sakowski is a Managing Director located in JLL’s El Segundo office, where he focuses on representing principals and occupiers of industrial real estate. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing business development strategies throughout the South Bay marketplace, and leveraging existing clients to source new opportunities. Additionally, he specializes in repositioning and marketing of properties, and providing clients with forecast reports to mitigate vacancy risk and maintain occupancy levels. During his tenure, Zac has participated in over $900 million of lease and sale transactions consisting of more than 60 million square feet of industrial real estate.

  • Jake Smith

    Jake Smith

    Vice President, Leasing & Development - Southern CA
    Duke Realty

    As Vice President of Leasing and Development, Jake is responsible for maintaining occupancy in Duke Realty’s Southern California industrial portfolio and identifying new development and investment opportunities in the Los Angeles and Orange County markets. Before joining Duke Realty, Smith was Vice President with DCT Industrial for four years, focused on leasing and acquisitions in the Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego markets. His previous experience also includes serving as Director of Acquisitions at The Bendetti Company, where he sourced investment opportunities, structured debt and oversaw capital projects.

  • Kim Snyder

    Kim Snyder

    President, Western Region
    Prologis

    Kim Snyder is President of Prologis’ West Region and is responsible for all regional activities including development, acquisitions and operations for Prologis. Key markets included in the West Region are Southern California, the Inland Empire, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Snyder is Vice Chair on the Government affairs committee for NAIOP and is a past president of the NAIOP Inland Empire Chapter.

  • Curtis Spencer

    Curtis Spencer

    President
    IMS Worldwide, Inc.

    Curtis Spencer is the President of IMS Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas. He is a nationally regarded expert on matters related to logistics and intermodal shipping trends, ports, inland ports and rail-served logistics centers; the development and utilization of Foreign-Trade Zones for importers and exporters; and all aspects of customs issues and compliance, specifically those related to homeland security.

  • Laura Stumm

    Laura Stumm

    Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets
    Newmark

    Laura Stumm is a senior managing director with Newmark in Los Angeles and a lead member of its West Coast capital markets investment sales team, led by West Coast President Kevin Shannon. Since joining the Shannon Team in early 2011, Stumm has worked in various aspects of the investment sales process, including operations, marketing, analytics and brokerage. Today, she co-leads all institutional investment sales transactions in Los Angeles for Team Shannon. Over her career, she has led many of the West Coast’s highest profile dispositions, contributing to over $64 billion in brokered transactions by the team since 2011. She joined Newmark in 2016 from CBRE, where she was a member of the Shannon Team. She joined the Shannon Team in 2011 from Citi, where she spent four years as an investment analyst and assistant vice president. She holds series 7 and 66 licenses and is a member of the CFA Institute.

  • Aquiles Suarez

    Aquiles F. Suarez

    Senior Vice President for Government Affairs
    NAIOP

    Aquiles Suarez is the senior vice president for government affairs for NAIOP and is responsible for overseeing the association’s advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local level. Prior to joining NAIOP, he served as a director of government and industry relations at Fannie Mae.

  • Christopher Thornberg

    Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D.

    Founding Partner
    Beacon Economics

    Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D., founded Beacon Economics LLC in 2006. Under his leadership, the firm has become one of the most respected research organizations in California serving public and private sector clients across the United States. In 2015, he also became director of the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development and an adjunct professor at the School. An expert in economic and revenue forecasting, regional economics, economic policy, and labor and real estate markets, he has consulted for private industry, cities, counties, and public agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area, San Diego, the Inland Empire, Seattle, Orange County, Sacramento, Nevada, and other geographies across the nation.

  • Joern Tinnemeyer

    Joern Tinnemeyer

    Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President
    EnerSys

    Joern Tinnemeyer is chief technology officer and senior vice president of EnerSys, the global leader in industrial energy storage systems. He is responsible for global engineering, global quality, and technology development. Joern studied applied mathematics and electrical engineering at the University of Toronto and holds a Master of Science in Astronautics and Space Engineering. His primary focus of expertise includes energy storage systems, system design optimization, safety topologies and control theory. He has worked on some of the most advanced lithium battery packs for major automotive OEMs. He also currently serves as chairman of NaatBatt, North America’s foremost organization to foster advanced energy storage systems.

  • Timothy Walsh

    Timothy Walsh

    Partner, Chief Investment Officer
    Dermody Properties

    Tim Walsh is Partner and Chief Investment Officer for Dermody Properties and is responsible for overseeing all origination activities for this national logistics real estate firm. His primary focus is working with Dermody Properties’ team of regional partners to identify and target the best value-add industrial investment opportunities available. Mr. Walsh has more than 33 years of experience in real estate investment management and is based in the company’s Chicago office.

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