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Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law & Business 2010

Loeb & Loeb LLP is proud to sponsor the Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium 2010 - Negotiating the Real Estate Maze: Challenges and Opportunities.

From the conference website:

Real estate enjoyed unprecedented growth over the past decade until the market plummeted in value in the fall of 2008. While this market downturn was initially thought to be temporary, it is now entirely unclear when the market will turn — and what will precipitate that turn. The developers, investors, and advisors who are armed with the knowledge and professional network to negotiate the industry's convoluted maze of complex market conditions — efficiently and cost effectively — will inevitably surpass those who choose to take on the maze unarmed. So, mark your calendars for March 23, 2010 and plan to attend the Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business 2010, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium 2010 will bring together Southern California’s top leaders in real estate, including developers, investors, bankers, attorneys, accountants, brokers, academics, government representatives, and property owners, for an extraordinary day of networking, thought leadership, discussion, and analysis that will provide the essential tools required to turn obstacles into opportunities in today’s real estate maze.

Tentative Agenda

7:30 AM –8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Opening Remarks

  • Sarah V. J. Spyksma, Symposium Chair and Planning Committee Co-Chair and Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Michael S. Klein, Real Property Section Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Partner, Klein & Weisz
  • Gary M. Tenzer, Symposium Planning Committee Co-Chair, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Advisory Board Member, and Principal, George Smith Partners


8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Morning Plenary Session
John C. Cushman, III, Chairman of the Board, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Breakout Session 1

  • The Bidding Game: Acquiring Assets from the FDIC
  • California Infrastructure: Leveraging Today’s Economic and Legislative Tools to Become Shovel Ready
  • Reviving Multifamily Housing Development: Hurdles and Opportunities


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Networking Break in the Exhibition Hall

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Breakout Session 2

  • After "Pray and Delay," What Comes Next? Mastering CMBS Loan Workouts and Restructurings
  • Off the Beaten Track: Innovative Ways to Make Money in Real Estate
  • Professional Liability: Managing the Hidden Exposures Facing Today’s Real Estate Professionals


12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout Session 3

  • Defining the New Capital Markets Financing Paradigm
  • Unwinding and Rewinding Joint Ventures: Restructuring Equity Investments
  • Turning “Green” into Greenbacks


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Breakout Session 4

  • Surviving the Storm: Preserving Land Use Entitlements and Exploring Transit-Oriented Development
  • Exploring the Uncharted Waters of Valuation in Today’s Commercial Real Estate Market
  • Leasing 2010: A Tenant Opportunity or Apocalypse Now?


4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Closing Plenary Session
Speaker Karen Bass, California State Assembly

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception Hosted at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge