Office and Commercial

Vice Chair: Bob Caudill
Assistant Vice Chair: Bob Duncan
Vice Chair, Education: Barbie Hendon
Vice Chair, Outreach: Aaron Tofani
YLG Rep: Chase Gilmore
YLG Rep: OPEN
Student Rep: Jake Phuc Mai

Office and Commercial

The Office and Commercial Initiative Council is formerly known as the Places of Commerce Council.


Communities must have a strong, diverse commercial sector to be economically viable. The provision of the space for the commercial sector will be examined by this Council through best practice research. The Initiative Council will  explore the design, development, rehab/re-use, financing, acquisition, asset management, and the latest trends and innovations in these asset classes: office parks, high-rise office, creative office, shopping centers, specialty/strip centers, restaurant centers, i.e. outdoor food courts with retail/entertainment, industrial parks and warehousing/R&D/manufacturing.

Barbie Hendon

Vice Chair - Education
Vice President - National Accounts
Commonwealth Land Title Company

Robert Caudill

Vice Chair
Regional Director | Orange County
Colliers International US
Irvine
CA
United States

Robert Duncan, Jr.

Assistant Vice Chairman
Senior Development Partner
Caribou Industries, Inc.
Santa Ana
CA
United States

Lawrence P. Casey

Vice Chair - Outreach
President and Chief Operating Officer
Donahue Schriber
Costa Mesa
CA
United States

Jinger Tapia

Vice Chair - Outreach
Principal, Design
Ware Malcomb
Irvine
CA
United States

Jeffrey Thompson

Vice Chair - Education
Vice President, Development Engineering
Rancho Mission Viejo
San Juan Capistrano
CA
United States

Mark DeGiorgio

Young Leader Group
Associate
HFF
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Weston Rockers

Young Leader Group
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Costa Mesa
CA
United States

John Carbonara

Member
Northwestern Mutual
Laguna Beach
CA
United States

J. Richard Choate

Member
Principal
Choate Parking Consultants, Inc.
Irvine
CA
United States

Matthew Fogt

Member
Partner
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Irvine
CA
United States

Dirk Geiger

Member
Senior Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Joe Giordani

Member
Vice President, Debt & Equity
NorthMarq Capital
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Tom Lam

Member
Space Investment Partners, LLC
Irvine
CA
United States

Tom Lawless

Member
Associate
Hines
Huntington Beach
CA
United States

Robert A. Miranda

Member
Vice President
The Townsend Group
Irvine
CA
United States

Kathy Reed

Member
SVP Regional Relationship Manager
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Rob Reitenour

Member
Senior Vice President
Lowe
Irvine
CA
United States

Michael Reynolds

Member
The Concord Group, LLC
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Patrick Schlehuber

Member
Sr. Vice President, Acquisitions
Rexford Industrial
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Terry Thompson

Member
Director
County of San Bernardino - Director of Real Estate Services
San Bernardino
CA
United States