SPIRE Co-Sponsors: USC Gould School of Law 2017 Real Estate Law and Business Forum

Jonathan Club, Downtown Los Angeles
545 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States
Date & Time: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:15pm
Event Details: 


USC Gould School of Law: Real Estate Law and Business Forum 2017

Southern California 2027: Deals, Careers, Places, Spaces and Mobility a Decade from Now

This is the can't-miss conference for those involved in real estate law and business in California. For over ten years, the USC Gould School of Law Real Estate Law and Business Forum has been the most highly attended law and business conference in the area. Programming is designed to appeal to both professionals and business people across the real estate field. Speakers include nationally-known business and legal leaders. The focus is on opportunities - for you and for your clients - and how to maximize potential in the current real estate market.

Business Knowledge and Legal Insight from the Best Nationally Recognized Speakers

The Forum provides the latest information on industry trends and offers real-world strategies for dealing with major challenges. It also provides face-to-face interaction with local public officials and industry experts from across the country. Programming typically focusses on big picture economic issues in the morning, with afternoon sessions highlighting the most important developments in finance, development and workouts. Tracked programming allows attendees to focus on the areas of real estate law and business that matter to them. Planning is underway for the 2107 forum, and confirmed speakers include:

Featured speakers Sean Burton (CityView and L.A. Board of Airport Commissioners), Emile Haddad (Five Point Holdings), Brian Nelson (LA 2024), Christopher Rising (Rising Realty Partners) and Christopher Thornberg (Beacon Economics).  Other speakers include: Timothy Ballard, Liam Brown, Rushmore Cervantes, Stephen Cheung, Jenny Diggles, Jim Dillavou, Prof. Ethan Elkind, Baruch Feigenbaum, Jason Gabbard, Chris Ganan, Patrick Harder, Larry Kosmont, John Lee, Prof. George Lefcoe, Matthew Levy, Jennifer Luong, Stuart Marks, Christopher Martin, Prof. Dowell Myers, Joseph Miller, Beverly Grossman Palmer, Sandeep Patel, Jeremy Rocklage, Richard Rizika, David Saeta, Kevin Shannon, Glenn Sonnenberg, Alex Vouvalides, and many more!

Throughout the day, the best and brightest national speakers will tell you what you need to know in specialized programming tracks focused on development, finance, and critical issues. Topics include: economic growth prospects, infill and “new community” housing, mulitifamily housing, transportation and land use, commercial office space, the LA 2024 Olympic bid, retail and transaction structuring, artificial intelligence and real estate practice, leasing to high tech companies, litigation risks in real estate partnerships and equity investments, mixed use development, the cannabis industry in California, ballot box zoning and CEQA, public private partnerships, how regulation will affect lending, foreign investment in SoCal real estate, and the ethics of modern day multijurisdictional practice of law.

To see a preview of the 2017 Forum, click here.  USC Gould School of Law will post the complete program brochure for the 2017 Forum as soon as the program is finalized.

1,500 Real Estate Professionals

Nearly 1,500 real estate professionals have attended the conference in the last three years. With five networking opportunities, the 2017 Forum will help you make the most of the current market, as you reconnect with former, present and future clients and colleagues.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities to sponsor the 2017 Forum, including USC's basic sponsorship option, and the sponsorship of meals, breaks, the syllabus, and giveaways. Let USC tailor your sponsorship opportunity to best serve your needs. Click here for more information.

Continuing Education Credits

CE units are available for lawyers, accountants, and real estate professionals.

Social Media

Follow USC Gould School of Law socially on Facebook/USCLawCLE and Twitter (@USCGouldCLE) for the latest news and updates on speakers and programming using the #USCREForum.

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Email cle@law.usc.ed or call (213) 821-3580