Where is multi-family real estate headed ? Experts will weigh in at summit

September 4th, 2015

Is the current real estate investment market a race to the finish line? Experts will weigh in at the second annual Northern California Apartment Summit. This summit will bring together 450+ senior-level commercial real estate executives who seek new opportunities and new business relationships in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and East Bay multifamily areas.

The summit will exceptionally important this year to those involved in the real estate investment and development industries considering current market conditions.Smart minds sharing opinions on the same subject can be like tapping a brain trust. Among topics of discussion at panels and breakout sessions will be whether the Northern California multifamily housing market has peaked or cycling out; how important is a sexy commercial component in urban home developments (like the Whole Foods in Avalon Bay’s project on Ocean Avenue), and the role of “going green” in our current multi-family housing market.

The summit will feature 50 speakers in 12 panel discussions. Recent speaker additions represent Benedict Canyon Equities, Emerald Fund, City National Bank & more.Panel sessions will focus on the state of the market, developer challenges, emerging submarket opportunities, innovative new design, tenant trends, investment, financing.

Speakers Relevant to the San Francisco Market

Yat-Pang Au of Veritas Investments. Veritas has turned into a significant player in the furnished rental market in San Francisco. Veritas is also the developer selling the current loft project at 6 Mint Plaza.

Joe Kirchofer, Senior Development Director of AvalonBay Communities Inc. AvalonBay is a major player in the new apartment communities in San Francisco. Their buildings include the AVA apartments near the Twitter Headquarters, Avalon at Mission Bay near AT&T Ball Park, and Avalon Hayes Valley in the heart of (you guessed it) Hayes Valley.

Erin Kennelly and Alan Mark of the Mark Company, one of the City’s top new homes marketing companies. They also have an ace analyst squad who slices, dices and sifts numbers every way conceivable when it comes to predicting market demand and demographics for the new homes market.

Highlights of the conferenceAnalysis of land, labor and building material costs. There will also be discussion of the benefits of working with union and non-union workers. The politics of development and community opposition will be examined, as well as the challenges in dealing with the municipality in entitlements and permitting.

Register for this event here. The event takes place September 23- 24, 2015 at the Mission Bay Conference Center. For more information and a full list of speakers and the jam-packed agenda visit: http://cre-events.com/norcalmf2015/speakers-advisors/