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.

John Carbonara

Northwestern Mutual
Newport Beach
United States

Jeffrey Thompson

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

Patrick Schlehuber

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

J. Richard Choate

Principal
Choate Parking Consultants, Inc.
Irvine
United States

Joe Giordani

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

Kathy Reed

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

Robert Duncan, Jr.

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

Robert A. Miranda

Vice President
The Townsend Group
San Francisco
United States

Matthew Fogt

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

Barbie Hendon

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

Bryce Bunker

Costa Mesa
United States

Robert Caudill

Director, Office Specialty Group
Colliers International
Irvine
United States

Tom Lam

AVP
University of Southern California - MRED
Newport Beach
United States

Chase Gilmore

Irvine Company Retail Properties
Irvine
United States

Erwin Cruz

Community Assistant
University of California Irvine
Irvine
United States

Lawrence P. Casey

President and Chief Operating Officer
Donahue Schriber
Costa Mesa
United States

Robert Rader

Partner
Wind Water Realty
Irvine
United States

Terry Thompson

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

Jinger Tapia

Principal, Design
Ware Malcomb
Irvine
United States

Dirk Geiger

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

Michael Reynolds

The Concord Group, LLC
Newport Beach
United States