LOS ANGELES: REAL ESTATE
FINANCE & SUSTAINABILITY
April 30, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST
HELD ON ZOOM
LINK PROVIDED WITH REGISTRATION
Sustainability and Real Estate in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a global leader in both real estate and environmental sustainability with ambitious standards for water, solar, waste, and green buildings.
Small businesses are forming around this areas and working to push the city toward achieving excellence in every area.
With the impact of COVID-19 there has been an environmental "reset" and a financial crisis.
During this Career Up Now gathering, students, young professionals, and industry leaders will network, learn form each other, engage in meaningful breakout sessions, and discuss the future or Real Estate and Sustainability for the future.
Jewish wisdom teaches that we each have the responsibility to be Guardians of the Earth. What does this mean in today's times?
On Thursday night participants including students from UCLA, USC, and CSUN will expand their minds, professional networks, and souls with real estate and sustainability industry leaders and entrepreneurs.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Real Estate and Sustainability
in the Post COVID-19 Era
Ilana Lipsett — Design Strategist and Senior Program Manager for the Institute for the Future.
Ilana is a community design strategist whose work uses participatory design and community engagement to inform future-focused policy, economic, and international development.
Ilana works to create public engagement opportunities for cities, developers, NGO’s, and creative communities around the globe to help imagine and design what the future of their cities could look like.
Her practice examines how community participation and resident-led placemaking initiatives will shape the future of cities to be more inclusive and equitable.
She has facilitated civic imagination processes and activated spaces to catalyze community development through art, culture, dialog, public input, and economic opportunity. She was recognized by the Obama White House as a “Champion of Change in Civic Innovation" for her work co-founding freespace, an initiative to temporarily transform vacant spaces into community, cultural and arts hubs.
Ilana has led diverse initiatives on the future of work. She served as the Political Director of a labor union, and spent years as a community organizer for workers' rights in Washington DC, leading successful legislative campaigns to secure and protect workers' rights. She has also worked with international NGO's to create gathering spaces and opportunities for refugees, and has led numerous advocacy and political campaigns for social and environmental justice. Ilana is a skilled facilitator and has led workshops for a wide range of clients helping them to develop long-term strategies for civic projects.
She holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School, and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, where she works with developers and cities to improve their public planning processes and strategic engagement campaigns.
The Wisdom Buffet
Industry Leaders In Conversation (Small group breakouts where you choose who you would like to meet with)
--Laurel Hunt-- Director of Sustainability at Morgner Construction Management Corp.
TOPIC: Building Sustainably
--Mark J Weinstein--President MJW Investments
Topic: From downtown lofts to downtown Ann Arbor. 5000 beds , 9 schools MJW has become one of top private owners and developers of student housing.
—Ariel Namvar Managing Director at Nut Farmers LLC.
Topic: Are you nuts? Real Estate Development, Sustainability, and Nut Farming in California
--Riley Kuffner and Randall Shapiro-- Founders of Miravel Topic: Bulding and Launching a Sustainable Product to Drive the World's Transition to Decentralized Food Production
AND MORE TO COME!
This gathering was made possible by the Diane and Guilford Glazer Philanthropies.
MORE TO COME