CapRock Partners Sponsors CapRock Cup for Third Year at NAIOP SoCal YPG Case Competition
Industrial real estate investment firm CapRock Partners sponsored the CapRock Cup for the third year at NAIOP SoCal Young Professionals Group’s (YPG) annual case competition. The competition is a culmination of the YPG Class’ 12-month, 70-hour course designed to educate, develop, connect and elevate the commercial real estate industry’s emerging leaders.
CapRock Partners celebrates a longstanding relationship with YPG. In addition to serving as a multi-year sponsor of the CapRock Cup, many of the firm’s executives and employees have also participated and held leadership positions in the program. The last two years, Jon Pharris, CapRock’s president and a former YPG alumnus, judged the competition and this year Patrick Daniels, CEO, served on the panel. In attendance were Robert O’Neill, senior vice president of acquisitions, and Taylor Arnett, vice president of acquisitions. In addition, Russell Fenton, CapRock’s director of development, will be in next year’s YPG class.
“It’s inspiring to see the efforts and passion that each of the teams put into this program, and learn more about the contributions they make to the industry as a whole,” said Daniels. “Many of them entered real estate during the recession, which was of course an extremely tough time for the industry, and it’s incredible to see how resilient they’ve been in good times and bad. CapRock Partners is proud to support YPG SoCal in its efforts to give back and forge longstanding connections amongst the next generation of commercial real estate leaders.”
This year’s winning team, “The Deck,” includes Mike Adams, Stream Realty; Thomas Lawless, Hines; Cooper Dodd, JPMorgan Chase & Co; Carly Naples, Business Finance Capital; Blake Meister, Westcap Corp.; Lindsey Barr, Cox Castle & Nicholson; and William DeLaney, Bixby Land Company.