Speakers

  • Val Achtemeier

    Vice Chairman of Capital Markets
    CBRE

    Val Achtemeier is a vice chairman at CBRE with 35+ years of experience in commercial real estate. Based in Los Angeles, she has originated, structured, and closed over $50 billion of real estate financing transactions throughout the U.S. She is a capital markets expert with focus on construction & development loans, permanent financing, joint ventures, ground lease advisory and structuring, complicated capital stacks and portfolio strategy. Val is consistently in CBRE’s Colbert Circle – designation for the top 3% of producers globally. For the past two years, she has been recognized as one of Commercial Observer’s 25 Most Powerful People in Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate. She has been recognized as a “Woman of Influence” by Globe St.

  • Rafael Arias

    Vice President Head of Capital Deployment Mexico
    Prologis

    Rafael Arias has more than 17 years of experience in the industrial real estate sector. He is currently the Vice President Head of Capital Deployment for Mexico for Prologis. In his previous position as Prologis’ MXC market officer, he oversaw capital deployment, land acquisitions, development and operations. He holds a master’s in real estate and development by the University of Southern California.

  • Maribel Barba, AIA

    Design Architect and Project Manager
    MG2

    Maribel Barba, AIA, is a project manager in the Seattle office of the global architecture and design firm MG2. With more than ten years of industry experience, Maribel has focused on designing large-format retail environments for brand-name clients including Target, Kohl’s, and Costco Wholesale. Her projects span the U.S. and Mexico. Maribel earned both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Architecture from The Savannah College of Art. Throughout her college career, she interned with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 2022 Autodesk named Maribel a 40 Under 40 Champion of Construct

  • Steven Bellitti, SIOR

    Senior Executive Vice President
    Colliers

    Steve Bellitti, a senior executive vice president, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and is perennially recognized as one of Colliers’ top performing brokers nationally. He is an expert in leasing, sales and development of industrial properties in the Inland Empire and East Los Angeles County submarkets. He particularly concentrates on larger and complex building and land transactions.

  • Michael Bennett, LEED AP

    Vice President and Head of Development
    DH Property Holdings LLC

    As vice president – head of development, Michael Bennett oversees conceptualization, development, and construction activities for current and future projects at DH Property Holdings. He is responsible for advancing the company’s thought leadership on next generation urban infill and multistory logistics properties. Bennett, a former principal with Ware Malcomb, designed, managed, and advised on over 100 million square feet of logistics and advanced manufacturing space in North America with a focus on the Northeast region. Bennett is a member of NAIOP’s Real Estate Development IV Forum, a collaborator in the October 2020 NAIOP Research Foundation’s “The Evolution of the Warehouse” and has been a panelist at previous NAIOP events. In 2019 he was named an Industrial Influencer by GlobeSt Real Estate Forum.

  • Gregg Boehm

    Managing Director, Market Officer, Industrial
    Ares Real Estate Group

    Gregg Boehm is a managing director and market officer in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on the sourcing and execution of U.S. industrial real estate equity. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a managing director and market officer for Black Creek Industrial Fund LP, an investment platform sponsored by Black Creek Group, where he was responsible for the sourcing and execution of all industrial investments in the Western Region of the United States. Throughout his career, Boehm has been involved with more than $5 billion of industrial transaction across 15 different markets in the U.S. He received an MBA from the University of California, Irvine in finance.

  • Toby Burke

    Associate Vice President of State and Local Affairs
    NAIOP

    Toby Burke is the associate vice president of state and local affairs for NAIOP Corporate in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he serves as a resource for NAIOP chapters in developing and executing legislative strategies on policies initiatives within the states. He also serves as a liaison between NAIOP Corporate and chapters on our federal priorities. Prior to joining NAIOP, he served as a special assistant to the president in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, where he served as President George W. Bush’s liaison with mayors, local officials, state attorneys general and the U.S. Territories. In this capacity, he educated public officials, their offices and national organizations on the president’s initiatives and priorities.

  • 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.

  • Patrick Daniels

    Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer
    CapRock Partners

    Pat Daniels is the Co-Founder and CEO of CapRock Partners, an industrial investment and development firm based out of Orange County, California. Prior to founding CapRock, he was a founding member of MSJ Partners and was also with Hillwood Development Company and Trammell Crow Company. He has been involved in the development of industrial, multifamily, single family, commercial, office, mixed-use, self-storage and resort properties throughout the United States. He earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Rafael De Anda

    Associate Director of Market Analytics
    CoStar Group

    Rafael De Anda is an associate director of market analytics for the CoStar Group, specializing in real estate analysis across Southern California. In this role, he provides market and submarket analysis and evaluates the most recent trends across industrial, retail, office and multifamily properties. He is also a weekly contributor to CoStar Economy, a weekly column featured on CoStar News providing analysis of the national economy. Before joining CoStar, he was an economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and a project manager with Beacon Economics, where he performed economic research and consulting. He authored economic impact reports, revenue forecasts, and economic forecasts for private, public and nonprofit organizations. He holds an M.A. in economics from Cal State Los Angeles.

  • Kevin Dollhopf, MBA, MA, MCR, IAMC Fellow

    Principal
    Hickey & Associates

    Kevin Dollhopf currently serves as a principal with Hickey and Associates, a global site selection, labor analytics and incentives advisory firm. He provides management consulting services to assist businesses with the strategic vision, critical data capture, and analytics to navigate and execute local and global real estate footprints. He has expertise in developing centralized real estate management functions for newly created public companies and acquisitions with under-managed real estate portfolios. He has more than 35 years of real estate experience in financing, M&A, research, site selection, leasing, and portfolio optimization from working for Fortune 500 companies in the banking, retailing, real estate, and consumer packaged goods industries.

  • Keith Earnest

    Executive Vice President, National Accounts
    VanTrust Real Estate LLC

    Keith Earnest joined VanTrust in 2014, already having more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate and more than 25 years of experience as a developer. He oversees the Southwest regional office of VanTrust, leading all phases of the real estate development processes in Arizona, Southern Nevada, Colorado and California. His specific responsibilities include project feasibility, market analysis, site acquisition, entitlements, design and construction oversight, as well as leasing and sales.

  • Suzanne Fallender

    Vice President, Global ESG
    Prologis

    Suzanne Fallender serves as Vice President, Global ESG, at Prologis, leading the company’s ESG strategy, including cross-company alignment and goal setting, stakeholder and investor engagement activities, and data management and disclosure. Prior to joining Prologis, she served as global director of corporate responsibility at Intel Corporation where she oversaw ESG disclosure and drove the development and launch of Intel’s 2030 corporate responsibility strategy and sustainability goals. Prior to Intel, she served as vice president at Institutional Shareholder Services where she led the company’s social investment research division. She holds an MBA from Arizona State University.

  • Max Gagliardi, CFA

    Senior Managing Director | Capital Markets
    Dalfen Industrial

    Max Gagliardi is senior managing director at Dalfen Industrial, where he oversees the firm's fundraising, financing and portfolio management activities. During his tenure at Dalfen Industrial he has overseen industrial transactions in excess of $7 billion across North America.

  • Russell Hazzard, AIA

    President
    MG2

    Russell Hazzard became a licensed architect in 1992 and has practiced for more than 30 years at the global architecture and design firm MG2. His interest in retail and industrial development, along with the fast pace of the work and the challenges of completing large projects, have fueled his career. He has been a member of NAIOP for over 20 years and has participated in the Washington State chapter as well as in the NAIOP National Forums.

  • Gregory Healy

    Executive Vice President, Head of Industrial Service, North America
    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, he now leads the Industrial Services platform for Savills North America with the perspective of a trusted advocate and partner. His 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.

  • Nick Isham

    Managing Director, Asset Management
    W.P. Carey

    Nicolas Isham joined W. P. Carey in 2008 and currently serves as managing director on the asset management team. His management responsibilities include redevelopments, leasing, restructurings, dispositions and other follow-on/expansion investments for W. P. Carey’s North American portfolio. He is responsible for a $5+ billion portfolio comprised of 400+ properties and 125 tenants. He oversees W. P. Carey’s in-house development and project management team and is a leader on setting W. P. Carey’s sustainability strategy. He is also a senior member of the W. P. Carey ESG Committee, a cross-functional team responsible for shaping and executing on W. P. Carey’s broader ESG strategy. As part of his development experience, he has led several sustainable developments for new industrial projects.

  • Michael Landsburg

    Chief Development Officer
    NFI Real Estate

    Michael Landsburg is the Chief Development Officer at NFI Real Estate and has been with the company since 2005. He is responsible for managing the real estate development and asset management activities for the NFI owned and leased portfolio of over 50 million square feet in North America. Prior to NFI, Landsburg was an acquisitions and development associate for a Mid-Atlantic commercial real estate company for four years where he was responsible for leasing transactions, sourcing and performing financial analysis for new development and acquisition opportunities. Over his time at NFI, the company has quadrupled its revenue and its real estate portfolio has tripled in size.

  • Thomas Lawless

    Senior Director
    Hines

    Since joining Hines in 2016, Tom Lawless has been instrumental in growing Hines’ presence in Southern California across all product types. He has acquired, redeveloped, managed, and sold office, industrial, retail and residential projects totaling over 5 million square feet and $2 billion in value. He spearheaded the Hines’ push into industrial in SoCal. He earned a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

  • James Linn

    Executive Managing Director
    Newmark

    Jim Linn has over 35 years of experience brokering and acquiring industrial real estate in the Western Region. During that span, he opened CenterPoint Properties’ West Coast office and co-founded Talos Capital, which closed more than $15 billion of industrial real estate across 20 states in a little less than two years. Prior to joining CenterPoint in 2008, he was a senior vice president for Grubb & Ellis in the North Los Angeles market where he represented developers, investors and tenants in some of the largest transactions in the market.

  • Kate Lyle, NCARB

    Director, Industrial Cold & Food
    Ware Malcomb

    As a licensed architect, Kate Lyle brings over 16 years of architectural experience to the Ware Malcomb team, specializing in complex project types including cold storage, food processing and manufacturing. She 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.

  • Guy Martin

    President
    Martin-Harris Construction

    Guy Martin has built a 40-year career at Martin-Harris Construction through his intense passion for building people and projects, while also serving the industry and his community. He has provided leadership and hands-on mentorship that has shaped government affairs, safety policies, diversity initiatives, and best practices within the construction industry. Specific to the greater Southwest industrial market, he has led teams of construction professionals on over 13.5 million square feet of built industrial space and is providing executive oversight on almost 8 million square feet currently under construction.

  • Rafael McCadden

    Industrial and Logistics Director CDMX
    Colliers International

    Rafael McCadden joined Colliers International more than 16 years ago after more than 8 years as executive director of the Mexican Association of Industrial Parks, AMPIP, a real estate development organization similar to NAIOP. He is currently director of Colliers International’s corporate industrial and logistics services division in Mexico and is a member of the steering committee of the Colliers logistics and transportation solutions group (L&T). He is a committed industrial/logistics services specialist focused on representing global corporations as well as institutional real estate companies for over 28 years. His experience in representing corporations in multiple markets throughout Mexico has allowed him to develop a high-level corporate real estate strategy for his clients.

  • Tivon Moffitt

    Senior Director, Office & Industrial
    Institutional Property Advisors

    Tivon Moffitt is a senior director of Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a select division of capital markets experts at Marcus and Millichap that specialize in the sale, purchase, and recapitalization of industrial, medical, and office properties throughout the United States. Tivon and his partner Peter Bauman have sold over a $2.3 billion of assets across the United States throughout their careers. He specializes in the acquisition, disposition and recapitalization of institutional office and industrial properties across Arizona and the Southwest. 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.

  • Christopher Papa

    Founding Partner
    Jackson Lucas

    Chris Papa leads the national practice focused on real estate for Jackson Lucas. He is an advisor to top real estate executives throughout the U.S., is quoted in numerous industry trade publications, and hosts a widely listened to industry podcast. Prior to entering the search industry in 2004, he worked in the real estate development and legal fields.

  • Steve Pastor

    Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Ports/Rail Logistics
    NAI James E. Hanson

    Steve 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’s straight forward approach and out-of-the-box methodology creates winning solutions for his clients. He is one of the most sought-after experts in the industry. He is known for his ability to analyze difficult challenges for his clients and provide quantifiable, creative solutions for them.

  • Matthew Praske

    Director of Sustainability Innovation
    EQT Exeter

    In his role as director of sustainability innovation for EQT Exeter, Matt Praske is responsible for defining the objectives and executing the strategies necessary to develop a market-leading ESG platform by collaborating with different teams throughout EQT Exeter to create value across all real estate investments. Prior to EQT Exeter, he worked for WashREIT as director of energy and sustainability, responsible for all aspects of ESG for the organization’s portfolio of office, multifamily and retail properties.

  • Daniel Quezada

    Senior Associate - Industrial/Logistics Development
    USAA Real Estate Company

    Daniel Quezada is a Senior Associate on the Industrial/Logistics Development team for USAA Real Estate. Daniel assists with the deployment of capital for both speculative and build-to-suit industrial/logistics projects throughout the U.S. and Mexico. His specific responsibilities include sourcing and underwriting opportunities, managing the transaction process, and managing tenant/development partner relationships. Daniel has been directly involved with approximately 24.1 million square feet for a total project cost of $3.6 billion in new ground up developments and land acquisition since joining the team in 2018.

    Prior to his current role, Daniel was a rotational analyst and intern, working with Capital Markets, Portfolio Management, Disposition, and Asset Management teams after initially joining the company in 2015.

    Daniel received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate Finance and Development from the Embrey Real Estate Finance and Development Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Daniel is a member of the NAIOP Developing Leader VI Forum.

  • Rebecca Rockey

    Economist, Global Head of Economic Analysis and Forecasting
    Cushman & Wakefield

    Rebecca Rockey is an economist and is the global head of economic analysis and forecasting at Cushman & Wakefield. In her role, she studies how economies, demographics, financial markets and commercial real estate interact —at both the macro and micro levels. She is responsible for the production of national/metro-level commercial real estate forecasts for various property types across the Americas; develops predictive econometric and statistical models to enhance the firms’ analytical capabilities; and contributes to numerous white papers, webinars, media requests and presentations. In her global role, she extends this expertise to other regions. She is certified by the International Institute of Forecasters and is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association of Business Economists. In 2014, she was part of the forecast team that won the National Association of Business Economists Outlook Award (most accurate forecaster).

  • Gabe Schwartz

    Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    SitelogIQ

    Gabe Schwartz leads efforts at SitelogIQ to generate rapid ESG impact for commercial real estate owners by planning and managing portfolio-wide rollouts of LED lighting, EV charging, and solar. Before joining SitelogIQ in 2020, he spent five years scaling the go-to-market function at Stem, a global pioneer in smart battery storage. He has also held various marketing strategy and business development roles in demand response, energy management software, and electric vehicles at EnerNOC and Better Place. Gabe started his career as a management consultant for Bank of America and earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

  • Ryan Shelton

    Senior Vice President, Market Officer Leasing West
    Link Logistics Real Estate

    Ryan Shelton is Link’s senior vice president and market officer of Southern California and is responsible for overseeing leasing and operations of a 48 million square-foot logistics real estate portfolio. He has over 16 years of commercial real estate experience, with a primary focus in leasing office and industrial assets throughout the western United States. In addition to leasing, he actively supports the procurement of real estate developments and underwriting assets for acquisition and disposition. During his career, he has leased over 30 million square feet of industrial real estate. Earlier in his career, Ryan held roles in asset management and brokerage at top institutional real estate companies including: GLP, Nuveen and JLL. While at GLP, Ryan was vice president of leasing and managed GLP’s 20 million square-foot portfolio in Southern California. Prior to that, Ryan served as a senior analyst and associate on the asset management team at Nuveen assisting with leasing office and industrial assets in their core institutional fund. Before Nuveen, Ryan was a tenant rep broker at JLL serving in Orange County and worked on key corporate accounts including United Healthcare.

  • Cory Singer

    Vice President of Business Development
    FCL Builders

    Cory Singer opens the line of communication to get investment-grade building projects done. With over 20 years focused on strategic planning and business development for general contractors and architecture and engineering firms, Singer’s efforts since joining FCL builders in 2011 have assisted the company in entering the Dallas/Fort Worth, Southeast, West and Desert Southwest markets. As vice president of business development and pre-construction, Singer is charged with coordinating the company’s business development, sales and pre-construction efforts to ensure FCL Builders grows and maintains the reputation that has earned a 97% customer retention rate.

  • Aquiles 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.

  • Ken Sun

    Senior Vice President, Regional Head of Development - West Region
    Prologis

    Ken Sun is the senior vice president and regional head of development – West Region. He joined Prologis in 2007 and has served in multiple roles across the company. He is responsible for construction and development management to support Prologis’ top-tier customers across the United States through end-to-end delivery from entitlement, planning and design to construction. He is experienced in leading complex projects including multistory logistic centers, multiphase development, and large BTS projects.

  • Marc Torrey

    Associate Partner
    Jackson Lucas

    Marc Torrey leads business development within Jackson Lucas. Prior to joining the team, he was vice president of growth at SelectLeaders. He uses extensive experience within the industry and a proven ability to initiate creative sales and talent acquisition programs to deliver immediate results to his clients.

  • Sven Tustin

    Executive Vice President
    Conor Commercial Real Estate

    Sven Tustin serves as Executive Vice President – Southwest Region for Conor Commercial Real Estate’s regional office in Phoenix, Arizona. He oversees development activities within a wide variety of market sectors throughout Arizona and the greater Southwest Region. Offering nearly 20 years of commercial real estate development experience, he provides strategic direction and management of Conor’s land selection and acquisition, feasibility/underwriting, entitlements, holdings, speculative development, build-to-suit opportunities, financing, leasing and disposition activities.

  • Grant Waldron, LEED AP

    Head of Sustainability Strategy
    GAIA

    Developers looking to decarbonize their buildings come to Grant Waldron to identify cost-effective sustainability opportunities at the project and portfolio levels. With extensive experience performing life cycle assessments (LCA), carbon footprint analysis, zero-net energy and water projects, his insights support clients in achieving high-performance buildings while surpassing their sustainability and ESG goals.

  • Breana Wheeler

    Director of Operations, BREEAM USA
    BRE Global

    Breana Wheeler became BRE's director of operations in the U.S. in 2016, launching BREEAM USA in the U.S. market. BREEAM is the world’s first green building rating system and today is the most widely used program worldwide with over 2.2 million registered buildings and over 560,000 certifications. She organizes and oversees the daily operations of the business in the U.S., including the development and maintenance of the BREEAM USA technical standards. Prior to joining BRE, Wheeler worked for 10 years as an internal advisor on environmental and sustainability risk management for large, multinational corporations and was based in London.

  • Victoria Whittaker

    Director
    Jackson Lucas

    Victoria Whittaker has spent her career working across nonprofit, education and business sectors. Most recently, she worked in affordable housing as a program director at Low Income Investment Fund and as a director of resident services and director of people at Lincoln Avenue Capital. She started her career teaching preschool on the far South Side of Chicago and then spent several years leading program and coaching teams across U.S. school districts for Teach for America. After business school, she focused her efforts on building teams, developing the people and culture function at organizations, and coaching and consulting executives. At Jackson Lucas, she is focused on recruiting within real estate, as well as Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. She received her MBA from UC Berkeley Haas.

  • Brian Wilson

    Principal
    Bridge Industrial

    Brian Wilson joined Bridge Development Partners in 2015 and is responsible for all of Bridge’s acquisition and development activities throughout the state of California in his role as principal. He has successfully completed transactions on over 10 million square feet of industrial real estate with a value in excess of $1.25 billion. Since joining Bridge, he has lead the acquisition of over 70 acres in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties equaling a total of 1.5 million square feet currently under development. He holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is also a member of NAIOP’s SoCal and Inland Empire chapters.

  • Sean Zaher

    Senior Vice President
    CBRE

    Sean Zaher joined CBRE in 2015. He is a member of the Higgins-Toft-Zaher Advisory & Transaction team and focuses on representing occupiers, landlords and building owners in the leasing and selling of industrial real estate in Southern Nevada. He is also a NAIOP Developing Leaders Institute graduate and the 2022 NAIOP Southern Nevada Developing Leader of the Year.

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