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ABOUT AREAA GLA SUPER SUMMIT 2019

Commencing in 2012, AREAA Greater Los Angeles Super Summit event was the result of the leadership’s inspiration and passion for helping the real estate community and fellow practitioners. The burning question to be answered for the leadership was: What can we do that will be impactful to take our community to the next level? After much brainstorming and planning, we created the idea of providing an interactive, educational, and networking platform for the real estate community. This platform would be open to all who wanted to come and share their talents and resources.

The first Super Summit was launched in 2012 as a two day event. Over 750 people attended with approximately 100 of the attendees coming from out of state, some from as far as New York and Miami. It was the biggest real estate event hosted by a local minority trade organization. To this day, Super Summit is the biggest, and most successful real estate event of its kind, providing education, and networking opportunities, to help your professional goals and make a positive impact on our community.

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Meet Our Speakers

We have gathered some of the most influential people in the world of Real Estate today. Come learn and be inspired by our speakers.
More to be announced soon!

Super Summit 2019 Keynote Speaker

LEWIS C. HORNE

President of Pacific Southwest, CBRE
Recipient of AREAA-GLA's
Humanitarian Award

Lewis C. Horne is President of the Pacific Southwest Division with responsibility for CBRE’s business in Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii.

In this role, Mr. Horne leads the strategic direction and performance of the firm’s Advisory Services business, which includes Advisory & Transaction Services, Asset Services, Capital Markets, Local Project Management and Valuations.

Mr. Horne is passionate about collaboration and actively promotes the integration of multiple disciplines to ensure well-conceived, strategic solutions for complex client assignments. This passion led him to become an early adopter and champion for workplace transformation, including Workplace Strategy, Experience Consulting, Change Management and Occupancy Management.

Mr. Horne is an active and well-respected leader in the Los Angeles community, regularly lending his voice, experience, and time to help create meaningful solutions for a wide variety of business and social issues, including the complex challenges around homelessness.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Horne held a variety of leadership positions in the company, beginning as an industrial brokerage professional in 1984 and quickly growing to become one of the top 3% of brokerage professionals company-wide. He has successfully grown his career at CBRE for more than 30 years.

Tristan Ahumada

Founder
Lab Coat Agents

Steve Basham

Managing Analyst
CoStar Group

Brooks Bennett

Construction Loan Department Officer
Luther Burbank Savings

Mike Chou

Founder and Principal
The Chou Team

Christophe Choo

Top Producing Agent
Coldwell Banker / Global Luxury

Kesha Fisher

Director of Real State / Greystar

Daniel Hales

President, Citadel Law

Don Heller

Principle of New Development /
Don Heller Group with Compass

Patrick Higgins

Sales Director, Southern California Coastal division /
Lennar

LEWIS C. HORNE

President of Pacific Southwest,
CBRE

Jesse Ibarra

Assistant Vice President Business Development
NHS

Henry T. Jeanes

Sales Supervisor / TIC Financing Specialist
Sterling Bank & Trust

Jee Lee

Homeownership, Default Prevention Counselor & Educational Trainer

SAMUEL LUNA

Senior Director, Single Family Affordable Lending
Freddie Mac

Rosemarie MacGuinness

Attorney
SirkinLaw, APC

Elizabeth McDonald

Broker | Founder
The Rental Girl

Stephen Shiu, Esq

Broker Associate
Sperry Commercial

Michael Simpson

Founder & Senior Instructor
National Commercial Real Estate Association (NCREA)

Frank Su

VP of Homebuiding Operations
Toll Brothers

Jamie Tian

Top Agent
Rodeo Realty

Luciana Varkulja

Architect and Urban Designer

Nji Wamucho

Senior Lending Manager
Chase

Nelson Yeung

President, ERPA

Super Summit 2019

Panel Schedule

GOLDEN STATE ROOM SCHEDULE

GENERAL OPENING SESSION
9:30am
SPEAKER:
James Huang /2020 AREAA National President
9:40am
Sponsors:
Chase, Lennar & Toll Brothers

10:00am-11:00am
New Home Builders – Where are the big boys building?
• Learn about the current challenges building homes in today’s market
• Learn where homebuilders are seeing a need in the market
• Learn what new homes are coming to your neighborhood
MODERATOR:
Glen Arellano /Chase
SPEAKERS:
Don Heller /Liddel
Patrick Higgin /Lennar
Frank Su /Toll Brothers

11:00am-11:20am
Sponsors:
Bank of America, Freddie Mac

11:20am-12:30pm
Homebuyer and Homeowner Resources:
Counseling and Lending Assistance 
• Learn how buyers and owners can get foreclosure prevention education and intervention counseling, assessment of mortgage readiness and down payment assistance through the Shalom Center
• Learn more about the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County, which offers down payment assistance, administers the LIFT (national down payment assistance program) and other programs, develops affordable housing, and improves the neighborhoods
• Learn how Freddie Mac can provide access to affordable credit
MODERATOR:
Ivan Choi /Bank of America
SPEAKERS:
Jee Lee /Shalom Center
Jesse Ibarra /LA County
Samuel Luna /Freddie Mac

1:00pm-2:30pm
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
Humanitarian Award and Speaker:
Lewis C. Horn /CBRE

3:00pm-3:05pm
Sponsor: Bank of the West

3:05pm-4:00pm
Top Producer Panel
• Our panelists comprise of top producing brokers/agents serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties, domestic and overseas clients
• Learn what has worked and does not work for successful agents/brokers
• Learn about using technology and other resources to use to grow your business
Moderator:
LC Beh /KW Exe
Speakers: 
Tristan Ahumada /Lab Coats Agents
Christophe Choo /Coldwell Banker Realty
Mike Chou /KW Exe Chou Team
Jamie Tian /Rodeo Realty Fine Properties

4:10pm-4:20pm
Sponsor: TransGlobal

4:20pm-5:30pm
Trends in Multifamily Development:
What’s Hot What’s Not!
• Learn from a developer what properties are preferred
• Learn from an architect what designs trends are of most interest, green features,and how to design cost efficiently.
• Learn from a lender on how to finance a multifamily project
MODERATOR:
Stephen Shiu /Sperry Commercial
SPEAKERS:
Brooks Bennett /Luther Bank and Savings
Kesha Fisher /Gresystar
Luciana Varkulja /USC School of Architecture

CALIFORNIA ROOM SCHEDULE

GENERAL OPENING SESSION
9:30am-9:40am
Sponsor:
Sterling Bank

9:40am-10:50am
Tenants In Common Interest Properties
• Solving the affordable housing crisis while creating value for owners by converting multiple unit properties into separate homes owned as tenants in common
• Learn how a fractional TIC sale works
• Learn how to finance a TIC
• Learn essential elements in every TIC agreement

MODERATOR:
Sterling Bank
SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth MacDonald /La Rental Girl
Rosemarie Macguinness /SirkinLaw APC
Henry Jeanes /Sterling Bank and Trust

11:00am-12:30am
7 Immutable Laws of Success 
• Get tips from Michael Simpson the Leading Authority on Commercial and Investment Sales
• His company, The NCREA (National Commercial Real Estate Association) is a national training, consulting, and coaching company responsible for training thousands transitioning into commercial real estate
• Both as an agent, and broker/franchise owner with 250+ agents, Michael is known for his massive personal success in residential and commercial real estate, having consistently closed 100 transactions per year.
MODERATOR:
Rich Ederlin /Sperry
SPEAKERS:
Michael Simpson /NCREA

2:30pm-2:40pm
Sponsor: Key Bridge

2:40pm-3:50pm
CoStar State of the Multifamily and Retail Market
– Where are we in the real estate cycle?
• CoStar State of the Multifamily and Retail Market – Where are we in the real estate cycle?
• Macro and mircro statistics provided by the leading source of commercial real estate information
• Learn whether cap rates can continue to compress in the multil-family market
• Learn what is store for the future of retail
Speaker:
Steve Basham /Costar

4:00pm-5:30pm
Tax Strategies & Maximizing Retirement:
What Would Warren Buffet Do?
Moderator:
Tae Hoon Gang /Credence Financial
Speakers: 
Daniel Hales /Citadel Law
Nelson Yeung /ERPA

COCKTAIL HOUR MIXER
5:30pm
@Kyoto Gardens /Double Tree Hotel
sponsored by
Union Bank

Event Sponsors

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Seating is limited!

Free Admission for GLA members – join now!!

Non-members
$20 

Please register for Keynote luncheon now – seating is limited!!
Special luncheon with keynote speaker
$50/seat  for members
$70/seat for non members

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Venue

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel

120 S. Los Angeles St.
DTLA

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