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Bob is responsible for managing the Company’s West region portfolio, which includes more than 4.5 million square feet of property across the Los Angeles, Oakland and Seattle markets. In this role, he partners with the entire West regional team to vet, underwrite, and perform due diligence for on-strategy investment opportunities. Prior to joining CenterPoint, he served as senior vice president, asset management, for KTR Capital Partners, where he oversaw the firm’s portfolio in California, Arizona, Nevada and Washington. He was previously a regional director for RREEFF, as well as an industrial broker for Cushman & Wakefield.
Dave Aschenbrand joined is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of Bridge’s cold storage platform. He serves as a liaison between cold storage users and Bridge’s market officers. Dave has held multiple business development and leadership roles throughout his career. He leverages experience in material handling systems integration, over-the-road North American third-party logistics, and temperature-controlled warehousing/transportation across all of Bridge’s markets.
Gray oversees the industrial and logistics sector globally for Nuveen Real Estate including all transactional and operational activity across the portfolio. In addition, he is charged with defining sector strategy, formulating partnerships and establishing new, sector-focused investment initiatives. Over the course of his career, Gray has executed over $9 billion in industrial transactions across 35 markets located within the United States and Mexico. He received an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Based in Dallas, Gray currently serves as a member of Nuveen Real Estate’s Global Executive Leadership Team and the Americas Investment Committee. He also holds a CPA in the State of Texas.
As Executive Vice President for the West and Central regions, Chris has overall responsibility for the leasing of the company's existing portfolio as well as new development opportunities in 10 logistics markets, including Northern and Southern California; Seattle; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Chicago; Minneapolis; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis. In addition, he is a member of the company’s executive, investment and operating committees.
James Camp is senior managing director for Rockefeller Group and heads the company’s West Region, based in Irvine, California. In this role, he oversees the company’s strategy and operations for the region and leads acquisition and development efforts focusing primarily on industrial opportunities and joint ventures. James has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial property development and was most recently vice president of Starwood CPG Operations, LLC. Prior to his role at Starwood, he held various senior executive positions at Voit Development Company, Lowe Enterprises, Koll Cornerstone and Trammell Crow Company. He is the current chair of NAIOP of California and former president, vice president, treasurer, legislative affairs chair and membership chair of NAIOP SoCal. He is also a board member of the California Business Properties Association and development member of the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors. James holds an master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, with a concentration on marketing, finance and real estate. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.
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.
Eric Cox is a vice president within CBRE’s National Partners Group and has been with CBRE for 7 years, based in Los Angeles. His prior experience was with CBRE’s Financial Consulting Group where he underwrote industrial portfolios, single assets, developed detailed joint venture and land residual models, which made him an integral part of the CBRE National Partners Team. He assists with all stages of the sale process for industrial, office and land sales. Prior to joining CBRE, Eric was a manager of financial planning and analysis at Miramax and was an investment banking analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald & Company focusing on high yield and equity financings across the healthcare, gaming and technology industries.
Chris Cummings leads the Colliers Food Advisory Services team which specializes in all aspects of the food supply chain. The team leverages their unique blend of food industry knowledge, industry relationships, and national transaction experience to help their clients make strategic real estate decisions. Within the last three years, the team has completed transactions in over many states across the U.S. with a transaction value of over $400 million. Areas of focus include corporate dispositions, acquisitions, leasing, investment sales, and valuations and consulting.
Aric Evatt is the President of Urban Crossroads, Inc. and a certified Professional Transportation Planner (PTP). He oversees a wide range of technical disciplines with an emphasis on transportation planning and environmental impact analysis. His broad range of experience includes General Plan Circulation Elements, Community and Specific Plan Circulation Systems, Travel Demand Modeling, non-motorized transportation plans, site impact analysis, and shared parking, among other transportation planning skills.
John Garrigan is a principal at LBA Realty & LBA Logistics and head of acquisitions at LBA. He is a NAIOP member and a past NAIOP San Diego chapter president. In his current role, he is primarily responsible for industrial acquisitions activities at LBA across the country. LBA’s office investments are primarily focused on the western seaboard, Denver and Phoenix, while their industrial investments are focused on the continental U.S. He is primarily based in San Diego.
In his role as managing director and head of dispositions for Link Logistics Real Estate, Andrew Goodman is responsible for and oversees all disposition efforts nationally. Prior to joining Link, he was Chief Financial Officer of Colony Industrial (Colony Capital’s industrial operating platform) where he held a senior leadership role in growing the business from $1.6 billion to $6 billion in gross assets. Prior to Colony, he was a vice president at Shorenstein Properties where he acquired Class A office properties in major East Coast markets. He started his career in the Real Estate Investment Banking group at Deutsche Bank.
Bret Hardy joined Newmark in 2017 as an executive managing director, based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office. An industry expert, he has more than 27 years of experience in commercial real estate, focusing exclusively on investment sales — specifically institutional industrial investments. With a strong background in structured finance vehicles such as synthetic leases, sale-leasebacks, UPREITs, joint ventures and alternative tax-oriented lease investments, he has significant knowledge and expertise in the field of single-tenant net lease properties.
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 Hudson joined Griffin Partners in March 2021 to serve as President of Griffin Partners Development. A consultative collaborator who focuses on relationships first and projects second, he directs the company’s expansion into the industrial sector, leading the management of its national industrial development practice. Bringing over 29 years of commercial real estate and industry experience to the firm, he is a talented executive who drives results, from land acquisition to buildout and leasing.
Prior to joining Griffin Partners, David served as the Business Unit Head of Houston Operations for Duke Realty. In that role, he developed and acquired over 8 million square feet of industrial assets, while also hiring and training the leasing, property management and administrative staff.
Jeremy founded Environment Planning Development Solutions in 2013 and has over 20 years of experience in urban, environment and policy planning, project management, real estate entitlement and development experience in the public and private sectors. He successfully managed many regionally significant and complex projects in these fields and has wide-ranging and multifaceted entitlement and CEQA compliance experience on residential, education, public and private redevelopment, transportation, mining, solar, hospitality and industrial projects. EPD Solutions offers an integrated approach to environmental analysis and regulatory compliance, land use planning, entitlement, development and construction management consulting services. He is also on the Board of Directors of The Wooden Floor, which is an arts-based youth development nonprofit that annually provides nearly 500 youth with free long-term dance, academic, and family service programs.
As a licensed architect, Kate brings over 15 years of architectural experience to the Ware Malcomb team, specializing in complex project types including cold storage, food processing and manufacturing. Kate is devoted to high-quality design and service, financial astuteness, and attention to detail. She has authored several articles related to cold building development and also spoke on numerous panels about cold buildings and trends in the sector.
Scott Maxwell serves as the managing principal of Cresa Global's Phoenix office. His management skills and transactional experience span over 30 years within the commercial real estate industry. Scott is recognized as one of the top corporate real estate brokers in the Phoenix market. He exclusively represents corporate real estate occupiers of office and industrial properties worldwide.
Scott Ochoa began his career in local government as an intern with the city of Monrovia in 1993 while still in college. In 1996, Ochoa earned his MPA from USC with an emphasis in public sector entrepreneurship. By 2004, he had risen through the organization and was appointed city manager by the Monrovia City Council. During his tenure as city manager, the city continued its aggressive economic development program, dealt with the impacts of the Great Recession, and worked to balance development pressure while maintaining the community’s quality of life. In 2012, he moved to the city of Glendale to serve as their city manager for nearly six years. In October 2017, he was appointed to serve as city manager for the city of Ontario. In coming to Ontario, Scott plans to utilize his range of skills, abilities and experiences to continue the community’s forward progress toward achieving the vision and goals established by the mayor and city council.
Adam is a Managing Director at Eastdil Secured based in Los Angeles, focused on the structuring of industrial sales and joint venture transactions. During his sixteen-year tenure at Eastdil Secured, he has advised on industrial transactions totaling more than $135 billion across the Unites States, Europe and Asia.
Barbara Perrier has been with CBRE for 31 years and is a leading investment broker specializing in industrial and land sales. She has been among the firm’s Colbert Coldwell Circle, an elite group that is comprised of the top 3% of producers in the entire company, and was appointed vice chairman, the highest title a producer can achieve within CBRE. Perrier and her team executed 80 deals in 2019 with a total transaction value in excess of $16.4 billion. A key player within CBRE’s Institutional Group (IG), she has facilitated many complex, multimarket dispositions including over 30,000 acres of land sales and major sales and portfolios.
Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker; former CEO of Prologis, a global real estate company that is the world’s largest owner of industrial distribution facilities; and author of Transfluence: How To Lead With Transformative Influence In Today’s Climates Of Change. He works with several nonprofits, serves on the board of directors of Host Hotels and Resorts, Iron Mountain, Inc., and Ventas Inc., and is on the board of trustees of Pennsylvania State University. He earned an undergraduate degree from Penn State and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Learn more at his website, waltrakowich.com, and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn at @waltrakowich.
Scott Recknor is a partner and head of U.S. asset management in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. industrial real estate equity asset management. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a managing director, head of asset management and real estate operations at Black Creek Group, where he oversaw all asset management functions including leasing, operations, third party property management and portfolio capital management for all the company’s real estate. Scott has more than 25 years of experience and has held leadership positions at AMB Property Corporation, RREEF, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Colliers International.
Ken Reiff, SIOR, has been a top producing real estate professional for over 30 years, specializing in industrial distribution warehouses and processing facilities. He represents regional, national and international corporations in their industrial leasing and sales requirements. He also provides strategic planning of their operations and facilities. Within the industrial real estate industry, Ken is recognized as an expert in food processing and cold storage facilities. Drawing on his education and experience, he represents many of the largest food manufacturers.
Ken Co-Leads Cushman & Wakefield’s Food and Beverage Advisory Group which offers clients in the food manufacturing, cold storage and food supply chain support spanning the real estate spectrum from production to point of sale.
Eric Safko is the CEO of the Houston and Salt Lake City divisions for ARCO Design/Build, a national design-build firm widely recognized as an industry leader for various industrial product types. Eric has been in the development and construction industry since 2005 and prides himself on understanding the business of his customers to deliver a customized turnkey solution. Eric has been directly involved with over $500 million in project development and building over 10 million square feet across the U.S.
Patrick Schlehuber has led Rexford Industrial’s property acquisition efforts since joining in 2009. He is also a member of Rexford’s Investment Committee. To date, he has led the acquisitions team through 197 property acquisitions totaling nearly $5 billion and adding 32.4 million square feet to Rexford’s portfolio. He has over 20 years of property investment and finance experience including acquisitions, dispositions, asset and construction management and leasing throughout California. Prior to his time at Rexford, he was an investment officer at First Industrial Realty Trust, another publicly traded Industrial REIT. Additionally, he spent time working in investment banking and financial consulting at Relational Advisors (formerly Batchelder & Partners) and Arthur Anderson. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois-Inactive).
Ryan Severino is the chief economist at JLL where he manages the economics team and is responsible for global and regional economic research, analysis and forecasting as well as property market forecasting. Prior to JLL, Ryan severed as senior economist and director of research at Reis in the research and economics department, the team responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and portfolio analytics services. Prior to Reis, Ryan served in a number of research positions for investment management firms such Starwood Capital Group and Prudential Real Estate Investors. Additionally, Ryan is an adjunct professor of real estate finance and economics at Columbia University and New York University. Ryan holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and is a CFA Charterholder.
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.
Rich is an international director and leads the global supply chain and logistics solutions consulting practice for JLL, based in Chicago. Rich is a recognized supply chain veteran with over 30 years of combined consulting and industry experience. Rich received his MBA from the University of Chicago.
Sergio Valentini, RIBA, Inter'l AIA, LEED AP BD+C is Director, Architecture for Ware Malcomb’s Los Angeles office. He leads the growth and management of the Architecture Studio and oversees all architecture projects for the firm’s Los Angeles office. A multifaceted design professional, Valentini’s background includes team and project management of complex projects at different scales in a collaborative, creative environment. His understanding of different markets and strong technical background influence his design approach delivering the highest standard of client service while creating spaces that are sustainable, site specific and enhance the human experience. His experience is both international and domestic, with a focus on industrial, office and residential.
David Willett joined Wayfair in July 2020 as Head of Fulfillment Center Real Estate for North America. He brings with him over 20 years of diverse industry experience in investment, development and strategic planning. Prior to joining Wayfair, David held leadership roles at Eastern Real Estate in Boston, American Realty Advisors, Foundry Commercial and New Boston Fund. He began his career as an investment banker focusing on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for the financial, real estate and services industries. He earned an MBA from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.