Symposium: The Future Real Estate and Space Needs of the Tech Industry in the Bay Area

Speakers will discuss the needs, opportunities, and challenges that the real estate development industry will face in meeting the Bay Area high tech sector's evolving needs over the coming decade. Issues explored will include the space, design, and locational characteristics that tech firms require.

The symposium is organized by the SJSU Department of Urban and Regional Planning’s Certificate Program in Real Estate Development.

Day/time: Thursday, April 3rd, 8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Location: San Jose State University, Student Union, Barrett Ballroom Room (campus map)

Professional development credits:  Attendees are eligible for 1 AIA LU and 2.5 AICP credits.

 

Program

Continental breakfast (8:30 – 9:00 am)

Welcome and Opening Remarks (9:00 – 9:15 am)

Hilary Nixon - Chair of the SJSU Urban & Regional Planning Department

Sheila Bienenfeld - Dean of the SJSU College of Social Sciences

Mohammad H. Qayoumi - President of SJSU

Panel #1: Santana Row - What was done, how it got there, and what is ahead (9:45 – 10:45 am)

      Speakers: TBA

Panel #2: Place-making comes to Levi's Stadium (10:30 am – 11:15am)

Speakers: TBA

 

Coffee break (11:15 – 11:30am)

Panel #3: Q and A with all speakers (11:45 am – 12:15pm)

Closing remarks (12:15 – 12:30pm)

Ralph McLaughlin - Assistant Professor of SJSU’s Urban and Regional Planning and Director of the Certificate Program in Real Estate Development

Co-Sponsors

Many thanks to our generous co-sponsors.

 

Symposium Organizing Committee

Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Associate Professor, SJSU, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Scott Lefaver, Planning Commissioner, County of Santa Clara, and Chair of SJSU's Certificate Program in Real Estate Development Advisory Committee

Mark Lazzarini, Managing Principal, DAL Properties LLC and Member of SJSU's Certificate Program in Real Estate Development Advisory Committee

Leah Toeniskoetter, Director, SPUR San Jose

Ralph McLaughlin, Co-Director of SJSU's Certificate Program in Real Estate Development Advisory Committee and Assistant Professor, SJSU, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Simrat Dhadli, Administrative Support Coordinator, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Danielle Greene, ULI representative of the Urban Planning Coalition and Master of Urban Planning student at SJSU

 

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