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PCBC Presents: Multifamily Trends Forum

See what’s forecast for multi-family housing sales and rentals.

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June 29 | San Diego, CA

Forum Speakers

Multifamily Trends is led by some of the most influential thinkers in business. We're pleased to share our high caliber speakers, listed below alphabetically by last name.

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Douglas M. Bibby, President, NMHC
Doug is President of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), a national organization of more than 1,100 member firms involved in the multifamily housing industry. Under his leadership NMHC represents the industry on Capitol Hill and before the regulatory agencies, promotes research and the exchange of information, and advocates for rental housing across a broad spectrum of issues. Prior to joining NMHC, Bibby spent 16 years as a senior officer of Fannie Mae, where he served on the company’s Management Committee throughout his tenure. He was part of the top management team that is credited with the remarkable turnaround at Fannie Mae in the book Good to Great.

Bibby began his career with the worldwide communications firm J. Walter Thompson where he served a variety of clients both domestically and internationally over his 12-year career with the company. At the time of his departure from J. Walter Thompson, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the firm’s Washington, D.C. operations. Bibby has been active in the non-profit community of Washington, D.C. for the past 30 years.

Bibby graduated from Denison University with a B.A. degree and was honored with the university’s Alumni Citation Award in 2004. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.


Kimberly Byrum, Principal, Advisory, Meyers Research
Over 22 years, Kimberly has worked extensively with all commercial real estate functions throughout the United States and Canada, including site selection and development, due diligence, acquisitions, property management and asset management. Kimberly is recognized as an expert in the fields of multifamily consumer research, rent positioning, and product design. Kimberly also has a strong technical background in market-submarket selection, econometric modeling, and revenue management.

Prior to joining Meyers, Kimberly worked as Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal, an international global restructuring firm, in the Real Estate Advisory Services Group. Some of her assignments included asset management/property management of distressed student housing, valuation of real estate at regional banks throughout the country, analysis of military housing feasibility, calculation of depth of demand for on and off-campus student and staff housing projects, and litigation support involving matters of dispute in commercial real estate transactions.

Kimberly holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University as well as Program Certifications in various management, marketing, and real estate concentrations from Southern Methodist University, the University of Notre Dame, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


William (Bill) Chiles, Executive Vice President, CBRE
Since 1989, Mr. Chiles has been working in the area of investment analysis, underwriting and loan production. He has been involved with a variety of financial transactions, structuring all types of income producing properties.

Prior to joining CBRE Capital Markets in December of 1996 as a Vice President, Mr. Chiles was with John Burnham & Company in San Diego for approximately nine years. He was responsible for loan origination and placement of commercial mortgage loans and managed joint venture and equity purchases through life insurance companies, pension funds, banks and credit companies for a variety of commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate projects.


Andy Clay, Managing Director of Development for the Mountain Region, Alliance Residential
Mr. Clay is responsible for identifying and executing development opportunities throughout the Mountain Region. He has worked in real-estate development and property management for more than 15 years, and has developed more than 3,000 units valued above $750M in the Denver metro area. Mr. Clay serves on the ULI Product Council, Joint Legislative Action Committee for the Apartment Association of Metro Denver and is a voting member of its political funding arm, The Alliance. He received a Bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Colorado Christian University as well as post-graduate studies in financing at the University of Colorado.


Jonathan Cox, SVP Development, Avalon Bay
Jon has been with AvalonBay since 2003 and is currently leading AvalonBay’s national pursuit of mixed-use development in the rapidly evolving retail sector. For the previous 13 years Mr. Cox was responsible for AvalonBay’s development activity in the Washington – Baltimore metropolitan area and most recently Southern California. From 1987 until 2003 he developed multifamily residential in the Washington D.C. area with The Holladay Corporation and Trammell Crow Residential completing over 6,000 multifamily units in his career of both for-rent and for-sale products. He held earlier positions in property acquisitions and he began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. Jon graduated from Case Western Reserve University and has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).


Richard Douglass, Division President, Trumark Homes
Richard Douglass is Division President for Trumark Homes in Southern California, where he is responsible for all real estate and homebuilding operations.

Richard’s experience in real estate development is multi-faceted and encompasses more than 30 years with some of America’s leading builders and developers. Richard previously headed Ryland Homes’ operations in Southern California and previously was Southern California Division President for Centex Homes. He has led organizations that have constructed more than 11,000 homes – from entry level to multi-million dollar products and including high-rise development – with revenues exceeding $3 Billion. Richard has also served as Director of Community Development for major land developers, including Landmark Land Company – one of the premier developers of golf and master planned communities in the United States, and Talega Associates during the formative years of that master plan in San Clemente.

Richard has an extensive background in a wide variety of development profiles, from high density infill to master planned communities. He also has an extensive background in planning, where he has lead the design, planning and construction of infrastructure exceeding $1 Billion.

Kim Edwards, Executive Director, Real Estate Banking, J.P. Morgan


Mark Forbes, Head of Real Estate, City National Bank 
Mark J. Forbes is executive vice president and manager of the Real Estate Division of City National Bank. He also serves on the bank's Executive Committee. Mr. Forbes is responsible for providing a wide range of financial services to real estate developers and investors in markets in which the bank operates. He assumed his current position in 2007. He is a member of the executive committee of the Lusk Center for Real Estate Development at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and an executive committee member and former president of the City of Hope's Los Angeles Real Estate Council. Mr. Forbes also is a former vice-chair of Habitat for Humanity, Los Angeles chapter.


Bryce Hall, Principal, KEPHART
With over 17 years of experience in architecture, Bryce has been involved in many facets of the industry, developing his expertise in residential design and creating great places for people to call home. During the past ten years Bryce has designed more than 1,500 successful affordable and market-rate multifamily homes nationwide.

Bryce places an emphasis on delivering successful communities that exceed client and end user expectations through collaboration with the development, contractor and consultant teams. Due to his commitment to the industry, in 2014 Bryce received the honor of being named one of the Top 20 Under 40 AEC professionals in the Mountain States Region. The Top 20 Under 40 is a competition hosted by ENR (Engineering News Record) which recognizes up-and-coming industry leaders on their career experience, industry leadership, community service and other factors. Bryce is also an alumnus of the Downtown Denver Leadership Program, having completed in the program in 2014.

In addition to his undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and his Masters in Architecture, Bryce holds an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver. This additional degree allows Bryce to better serve clients through a broader spectrum of preconstruction services, making him an invaluable member of the KEPHART team.


Angela Harris, President, Trio Environments
Founder, Principal, Creative Director at TRIO Environments, a nationally acclaimed, full-service interior design and merchandising firm launched in 1999 with offices in Denver and New York. Long-standing career working for builders and developers. Uses background in Marketing and Interior Design with a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Design as a platform for TRIO’s nationally award-winning designs. Successful entrepreneur of over 15 years. Established authority in brand-driven merchandising. Regularly invited to speak nationally about brand positioning, design, sustainability, and merchandising. Passion for balancing targeted marketing, interior design, and sustainability.


Cindy Harvey, AIA, Associate Principal Commercial Architecture, RNL
Cindy Harvey is an Associate Principal at RNL. With over 20 years of experience in residential architecture, Cindy has designed ground breaking communities that range from boutique infill, to high-density apartments, transit oriented designs and resort properties. Cindy makes regular appearances at industry venues (IBS, PCBC, Multifamily Executive) speaking on topics regarding innovative design trends including her passion for designing compact-yet-livable spaces and unique urban infill mixed-use communities. Cindy is a past Board member of Housing Colorado and is a member of the ULI National Transit Oriented Development Council.


Brendan Hayes, Sr. Vice President San Diego & N California Regions, Fairfield Residential
Brendan is responsible for land sourcing and development activities in the western United States. Brendan joined Fairfield in 1997 and has been directly involved in acquiring the land and the development of over 15,000 apartment homes in California with a total development cost of over $2 billion. Prior to joining Fairfield, he worked for Bank of America as a senior real estate appraiser. Brendan graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Business/Real Estate. He has ongoing professional affiliations with Urban Land Institute, Building Industry Association and its affiliates and the International Council of Shopping Centers.


Kim Hoeksema, SVP Development Execution, Carmel Partners
Kimberly Hoeksema joined Carmel Partners in 2006 and currently manages development execution of new multifamily projects. Coordinating with Carmel’s Construction, Finance and Asset Management teams, Ms. Hoeksema directs the activities of the Development Execution team. During her tenure at Carmel, she has been Senior Vice President of Construction as well as Vice President of Asset Management, overseeing various ownership, construction, and redevelopment activities. Prior to joining Carmel, Ms. Hoeksema was the Vice President of Construction for DR Horton’s multifamily division within the Denver Metro area where she was responsible for all construction, purchasing, and warranty operations. With two decades of real estate and construction experience, Ms. Hoeksema has worked on numerous projects that have received prestigious awards for environmental and design excellence. She is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Home Builders Association. Ms. Hoeksema earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Denver.

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Steven Kotler, author, an award-winning journalist and the Co-founder & Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the Co-founder & Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world's leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His work has been translated into over 40 languages and has appeared in 80 publications, including the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also writes "Far Frontiers," a blog about science and culture for, appears frequently on television and radio and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions.

His bestseller, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2014 and the first book in history to chart simultaneously in four different categories on national bestseller lists (sports, science, psychology and business). In it, Steven decodes the science of flow, an optimal state of peak performance where the impossible becomes possible—with critical implications in business, education, technology, and society as a whole.


Pete Reeb, Principal, John Burns Real Estate Consulting
Pete has provided market consulting expertise and development advice to homebuilders, land developers, financial institutions, and public agencies for nearly 30 years. In addition to custom consulting assignments, Pete leads the firm’s litigation services. He has completed more than 3,000 market feasibility studies and consulting assignments, including analyses of large-scale mixed-use master-planned communities, residential subdivisions, condominium conversions, apartments, mobile home parks, custom lot projects, mixed-use developments, office parks, retail centers, industrial parks, golf courses, museums, and resort properties. He is best known for his expertise spotting housing market trends in Southern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2013, Pete provided market feasibility studies, consulting services, and litigation support for the real estate industry through Reeb Development Consulting, which he founded in 1996.


Jon Robertson, Division President S California, William Lyon Homes
Jon Robertson’s distinguished homebuilding career has spanned more than 30 years. Highly regarded within the industry for his analytical approach, strategic input and design insight, Jon has provided a number of innovative project solutions totaling more than 20,000 homes throughout California. In his current position as Southern California Division President of William Lyon Homes, Jon is chiefly responsible for all Southern California projects and operations.

Prior to joining William Lyon Homes in 2012, Jon was Senior Vice President of Development and Operations at California Pacific Homes. His multi-faceted leadership skills and expertise were instrumental in elevating the company’s stature within the industry, as he was awarded Southern California’s Homebuilder of the Year in 2005.

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Shlomi Ronen, Principal/Founder, Dekel Capital
Shlomi Ronen is a managing principal and founder of Dekel Capital where he is focused on the raising equity and debt for investors and developers acquiring both performing and non-performing assets.

He has worked in real estate for over 20 years and has spent the last 16 years working in a real estate capital advisory role. In the past 16 years he has placed more than $2.5 billion in equity, mezzanine, and debt financing for investors and developers throughout the United States.

Prior to founding Dekel Capital he was a founding partner of Lucent Capital and opened and co-headed the Los Angeles office for the Carlton Group, a New York based real estate investment banking firm, and was a Senior Vice President at Los Angeles based George Smith Partners, where he was active in raising joint venture equity on behalf of institutional clients and executing both performing and non-performing note sales on behalf of financial institutions.

Mr. Ronen earned his MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Finance at the University of Southern California. Mr. Ronen is an adjunct professor at USC teaching a graduate level course on Real Estate Capital Markets in the Master’s of Real Estate Program.

A frequent guest presenter at industry conferences, he is also an active participant in numerous professional and charitable organizations including the Urban Land Institute SSDC Blue, ICSC, USC Lusk Center and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation’s Real Estate Cabinet. In October 2010, Mr. Ronen was named by Real Estate Forum magazine to its 40 Under 40 list.


Scot Sellers, retired CEO of Archstone, board member and author
Scot Sellers retired as the CEO of Archstone, a Standard and Poor’s 500 company, in February 2013, after an executive career spanning over 20 years there, most of them as the company’s Chairman and CEO. During his twelve years leading Archstone as a public company, Archstone delivered a total shareholder return of over 720 percent and grew dramatically to become one of the largest publicly traded real estate companies in America. In addition to his career at Archstone, he has been a valued board member for a number of companies. He currently serves on the boards of The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Irvine Company and Inspirato LLC, and serves as an advisor to the board of Monogram Residential. Scot has been fascinated by human interaction since his childhood and has made this one of the cornerstones of his management style and approach to life. This down-to-earth approach to fulfillment and satisfaction in life is the emphasis of his first book, Regret-Free Living.


Ron Witten, Founder, Witten Advisors LLC
Ron Witten is Founder of Witten Advisors LLC, a multifamily market advisory firm based in Dallas. The mission of Witten Advisors is to lead investors, developers and lenders to “market-smart” decisions on apartment acquisitions and new developments. Toward that end, Witten Advisors provides an ongoing market forecasting service that predicts supply, demand, occupancy and rent growth for the nation’s major apartment markets and translates those forecasts of market fundamentals into investment strategy and timing recommendations. Ron began his career at M/PF Research in 1973 and became its president in 1978. In that role, Witten led M/PF as the firm became a national leader in apartment market data and market analysis. In July 1999, M/PF became a wholly owned subsidiary of RealPage, Inc. He continued as president of M/PF through 2000 and formed Witten Advisors in 2001. Ron has been particularly active in the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi Housing Council. He has completed terms as Chairman of ULI’s Multifamily Silver and Gold Councils and served on ULI’s Program Committee for six years prior. He is a member of the Multifamily Blue Council at ULI as well as the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Research Committee. Witten co-developed and authored the NMHC’s quarterly Market Trends newsletter for the first years of its publication. Ron received a BBA degree in Marketing from Texas Tech University and has completed graduate classes in Statistics and Economics at Southern Methodist University.


Jeff Zuckerman, Regional CFO – West, Alliance Residential Company
Jeff Zuckerman serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer of Western Regions. Zuckerman’s responsibilities include identifying and structuring joint venture equity and debt financing for transactions in California, Seattle, Portland and Las Vegas. Jeff has a proven track record of leading and executing institutional investment strategies. He has sourced, structured and capitalized joint venture transactions totaling over $1 billion. Over the past decade Jeff was responsible for establishing equity relationships and expanding investment and development activity for two well-regarded operating sponsors. Previously, Jeff sourced and structured multifamily and commercial investments for AEW Capital Management. Jeff holds an MBA in Finance, from Rutgers Business School and a BA from Syracuse University.

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