Monthly Archives: October 2016

Javier Gutierrez Announced as ULI “40 Under 40” Winner


ULI Orange County/Inland Empire is proud to congratulate our member, Mr. Javier Gutierrez, who was announced a winner of the UrbanLand Magazines 40 Under 40 competition last week at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas. The competition recognizes the best and brightest young land use professionals from around the globe. The competition, which started in 2014, provides ULI members with the opportunity to nominate young leaders in any of the land use disciplines represented by the Institute, including design, development, finance, planning, landscape architecture, sustainability, public policy, transit, urban … Read More

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IE Economic Forecast Conference Synopsis


By Jake Phuc Mai, Student Representative for ULI Office and Commercial Initiative Council Photo: (Left) Jake Phuc Mai, ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Member and (Right) Yunzeng Wang, Dean, UCR School of Business Administration (SoBA) This year has been regarded as the slowest economic growth since WWII, only seeing a 2% growth each year since the end of the recession in 2009. As we close in towards 2017, there are a few questions that economists are trying to find answers to: Are we due for another recession? Where are interest rates headed? What … Read More

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All About Consumers


Marketing leaders from two prominent home builders lead a lively discussion and robust presentation about consumer thinking and the customer experience at the ULI OC/IE Leaders & Managers Program session on September 28th.  Following John Martin of Martin & Associates, Janet Kemmerer, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at William Lyon Homes and Janet Benavidez, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shea Homes thanked the class for participating in what promised to be a great evening. Janet Kemmerer told of a 24-plus year career in marketing within the home building … Read More

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Mentorship Groups Tour Multigenerational MPC


Recently a couple of the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire mentorship groups met at La Floresta where the group learned about the “vertical” component of a masterplan community. La Floresta, LLC (Chevron) is the master developer behind the project, a multigenerational/masterplan community located in Brea, CA. The meeting took place at one of the Pulte Group / Del Webb models within “Olvera”. Olvera recently opened and there are 3 models to tour. The group attended an informative discussion with speakers from Pulte Group /Del Webb including Chris Edgar, President/Southern CA, Darren … Read More

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CMIC Bids Farewell to Eric Snyder


Eight years ago ULI member, Eric Snyder, reached out to see how he could become more involved with ULI. He met with Jeff Mayer, District Council Chair at that time and Phyllis Tuchmann, Executive Director, over lunch and they immediately knew he was the guy to start to the Capital Markets Initiative Council. Eric built the council from the ground up at a time when there were literally no deals to discuss and now the CMIC is one of the most sought after and difficult to join councils in the Orange County/Inland … Read More

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YLG Spotlight

Luke Hamagiwa Investment Associate KBS Realty Advisors YLG Workshop Committee Co-Chair How did you find your way into the industry? My senior year of college I had no idea what I wanted to do with my career. I knew certain things I didn’t want to do, but couldn’t figure out what type of career I wanted. After a lot of soul searching and fortuitously finding a mentor working in real estate private equity, I knew I wanted to do the same. Like most people, I liked the tangibility of real … Read More

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Insights from Brookfield Residential Executives


Top executives from Brookfield Residential Southern California teamed up at the ULI OC/IE Leaders & Managers Program on September 21st to present lively conversation about the importance of a thoughtful corporate culture and its effect on a company’s overall success. John O’Brien, Vice President of Housing, and Rocky Tracy, Vice President of Sales, dove into a presentation of how Brookfield Residential, now in its 20th anniversary year, has gained a reputation as a leader in product design, community development and authentically creating an engaging culture. Their discussion began with Brookfield’s … Read More

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Mamet and Callender Discuss Brand Expansion


  Linda Mamet, Vice President of Corporate Marketing for TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH) and Beth Callender, Brand Strategist for Greenhaus, teamed up to present the September 14th class on ‘creating and elevating brand’ across multiple divisions and companies, the continued importance of insights from “boots on the ground” team members and always being customer-driven. Organized and led by John Martin of Martin & Associates, sponsored by ULI OC/IE’s Leaders & Managers Program, the evening also touched on a wide array of other topics, including career building in the industry, … Read More

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