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.

Bryce Bunker

Manager of Planning & Construction
Irvine Campus Housing Authority
Costa Mesa, CA
United States

John Carbonara

Northwestern Mutual
Newport Beach, CA
United States

Lawrence P. Casey

President and Chief Operating Officer
Donahue Schriber
Costa Mesa, CA
United States

Robert Caudill

Regional Director | Orange County
Colliers International
Irvine, CA
United States

J. Richard Choate

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

Erwin Cruz

University of California Irvine
Irvine, CA
United States

Robert Duncan, Jr.

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

Matthew Fogt

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

Dirk Geiger

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

Chase Gilmore

Irvine Company Retail Properties
Irvine, CA
United States

Joe Giordani

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

Barbie Hendon

Vice President - National Accounts
Commonwealth Land Title Company
Newport Beach, CA
United States

Tom Lam

Buchanan Street Partners, LP
Newport Beach, CA
United States

Tom Lawless

Associate
Hines
Huntington Beach, CA
United States

Robert A. Miranda

Vice President
The Townsend Group
San Francisco, CA
United States

Robert Rader

Partner
Wind Water Realty
Irvine, CA
United States

Kathy Reed

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

Rob Reitenour

Senior Vice President
Lowe
Irvine, CA
United States

Michael Reynolds

The Concord Group, LLC
Newport Beach, CA
United States

Jinger Tapia

Principal, Design
Ware Malcomb
Irvine, CA
United States

Terry Thompson

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

Jeffrey Thompson

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