2018 22nd Annual Real Estate Conference
The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's (BMC) 22nd Annual Real Estate Conference (AREC) was held on March 1, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The event is a signature gathering of the "who’s who" in the real estate industry in San Diego.

More than 640 real estate industry professionals registered for the 2018 event.

The conference opened with our keynote speaker, Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of Prologis. Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Policy Advisory Board member Barbara Cambon interviewed Moghadam.

The second featured speaker was Yehudi "Gaf" Gaffen, CEO of Gafcon Inc. In 2016, Gafcon was selected by the Unified Port of San Diego for the $1.2 billion redevelopment of Seaport Village. Gaffen shared the vision of this world-class project.

The third featured speaker was Mitch Roschelle, partner and real estate advisory leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Roschelle delivered PwC and Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 report. The report is one of the oldest and most highly regarded annual industry outlook for the real estate and land use industries.

Following Roschelle's presentation, there were two breakout sessions for the last hour of the conference.

Jennifer Hernandez, partner at Holland and Knight LLP. Hernandez discussed CEQA and the California Housing Crisis: Moving Past CEQA Reform Gridlock.

Norm Miller, Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego's School of Business. discussed Blurred Lines, Disruptions and the Future of Real Estate.

Following the conference, the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate hosted a lunch for USD real estate alumni at the hotel.

A special thanks to the sponsors of the 2018 Annual Real Estate Conference:
U.S. Bank
EY
MG Properties Group
Site 1001
Union Bank
Wells Fargo
KPMG
Newland
Pacifica Companies
Reno Contracting
Voit Real Estate Services
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