Presented by The Registry and Colliers International, Second Annual Forecast Event Brings Together San Francisco Bay Area Thought Leaders
SAN FRANCISCO (October 30, 2012) – The San Francisco Bay Area commercial real estate market continues to lead the nation in performance, fueled by a thriving technology sector and growing investor, developer and tenant demand.
On November 1, “Landscape 2013: Real Estate Beyond the Obvious” brings together Bay Area thought leaders to discuss the market’s momentum, quantifying and qualifying both the opportunities and risks going forward.
Presented by The Registry, the Bay Area’s real estate news company, and Colliers International, the event will take place from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco. Event sponsors are Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, Devcon Construction, Lionakis, ValleyCrest and philanthropy partner City of Hope.
“We see this as an opportunity to hear industry leaders’ views on what makes the market tick and learn how we can apply these insights to our own interaction with the marketplace,” said Vladimir Bosanac, publisher of The Registry.
Alan Collenette of Colliers International will present his firm’s 2013 forecast, providing data on the Bay Area commercial real estate market and setting the context for the evening’s discussion. Collenette stated, “Our exhaustive research serves to identify answers to those questions on the top of everyone’s minds: How long will rents and prices in San Francisco continue to rise? Will the region continue to be a magnet for venture capital money? How does the current boom compare to previous ones and what lessons can we learn going forward?” He added that he draws on audience participation to further inform the research in real time, explaining, “We ask a series of questions and audience members key in responses on their smart phones which we then aggregate and project live. Needless to say, it accounts for a fun and animated exchange.”
The keynote addresses, presented by Matt Cohler of Benchmark Capital and John Kilroy of Kilroy Realty, will further enliven the discussion, incorporating personal experiences and perspectives.
Cohler, a venture capitalist who worked at both Facebook and LinkedIn, will discuss the Bay Area’s unique position as an innovation hub, and how this propels the regional economy, attracting talent, stimulating growth and driving investment.
Following the recent announcement of two SoMa development projects, Kilroy will discuss the decision to move forward with spec offices at this time, and offer his thoughts on how to navigate market dynamics in the coming year. “We clearly believe in the veracity of the Bay Area marketplace now and going forward, particularly if you offer what tenants want—sustainable, creative office space in vibrant neighborhoods,” said Kilroy.
Moderating the discussion will be Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine, and author of Inside Apple.
“Landscape 2013: Real Estate Beyond the Obvious,” which includes a networking reception and dinner, will be held from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, San Francisco. For more information about the event or to register, go to http://www.landscape2013.eventbrite.com.