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7th Annual Real Estate Panel

Real Estate 2017: Great Expectations

Return Expectations on Real Estate Investments in Los Angeles

What is the current state of the real estate market? With interest rates scheduled to rise again this year what returns can we expect? How will real estate prices be impacted? What is driving real estate investors and what is the outlook for the next 1-2 years?

Berkeley Haas, UCLA REAG, & Wharton invite you to join us and hear experts discuss their current return expectations for real estate in Los Angeles, and how it is impacting their investment decisions. Come learn how you can best position yourself in these market conditions.

6:00-7:00pm – Check In & Networking
7:00-7:15 – Introductions & Overview
7:15-8:15pm – Moderated Panel Discussion
8:15-8:45 pm – Questions & Answers
8:45-9:00pm – Wrap-up & Networking

Kennedy Wilson 151 S. El Camino Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Sandra Yavitz
, Owner | Yavitz Companies

Steve Bram
, Principal and Co-Founder | George Smith Partners
Dani Evanson, Principal and Managing Director | Real Estate Investment Advisors
Jason Keller, Managing Director | Oaktree Capital
Nicholas Colonna, President of Commercial Investments | Kennedy Wilson


Sandra Yavitz, Owner, Yavitz Companies
Sandra G. Yavitz has worked in the field of real estate development for more than thirty-four years and is well known and respected in the industry. In 2003, Sandra formed Yavitz Companies, Inc., a real estate development and consulting company based in Seal Beach. Her Company has Developed numerous retail centers in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Steve Bram,Principal/Managing Director and co-Founder, George Smith Partners, Inc
Steve Bram (and his team) have arranged over $3 billion of financing in over 200 transactions during his 28 years at GSP, including all types of construction, bridge and permanent financing on commercial and residential properties along with highly complex structured financing including mezzanine, preferred equity, and equity placements.

Dani Evanson, Principal and Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Advisors
As Managing Director and co-owner of RMA, Dani Evanson is responsible for fundraising and sourcing investment opportunities. Together with other members of the management team, Dani serves on the investment committee. Dani has over 17 years of experience in real estate, with a background in acquisitions, dispositions and portfolio management.

Jason Keller, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital
As Managing Director of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P, Mr Keller is a part of Real Estate Debt and Opportunities investments team. Mr. Keller oversees Oaktree’s investments in opportunistic residential real estate including land, land development, destination resorts, homebuilding, non-performing residential loans, construction lending and other similar investments.

Nicholas Colonna, President of Commercial Investments & Fund Management, Kennedy Wilson
Nicholas Colonna serves on Kennedy Wilson’s Investment Committee as well as the KWIA Investment Committee. Prior to joining Kennedy Wilson, he was co-founder of PCCP, a real estate investment management firm with activity in both the debt and equity space. Before starting PCCP, he was a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo where he held several senior positions in the lending and workout areas of the bank.


How many people typically show up at this event?
We typically have over 100 business professionals in attendance. Our event starts with a one-hour reception during which you’ll meet valuable contacts in a friendly atmosphere. Attendees are primarily business professionals and alumni of an assortment of top business schools. Current business school students also attend. This networking part of our event provides great discussion and conversation opportunities.

Will food and beverages be served?
Yes, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and water will be served.

What makes your event special?
Unlike some events with the same panelists each year, our panel changes to provide our attendees with new perspectives of the real estate industry each year. While last year’s event dealt primarily with the current state of affairs and where the panel saw things heading, this year’s event focuses on strategy, specifically what makes for a good long term strategy during this time of uncertainty. We also leave sufficient time for Q&A at the end.

How much is parking?
Kennedy Wilson will provide validated parking.
How do I learn more about the panelists?
Click on their names in the Panelist section to be taken directly to their biography web page.

Check out photos from our 2015 real estate event

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