Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CCIM Silicon Valley District Meeting

CCIM Silicon Valley District Meeting
Wednesday, November 19
Bay Area Development: Trends, Challenges, Future Vision

Jeff Birdwell – Sares Regis; President Commercial Division. The Sares Regis Group is one of the largest most diversified real estate companies in the Western United States. They develop, acquire, build andmanage a variety of commercial properties. Jeff will speak about leasing and development trends, construction costs, challenges encountered in the development process, working with different cities (why some are easier to work with than others), etc. He will also address the financing environment for new projects and his vision for the future of Bay Area projects.
Mr. Birdwell joined Sares Regis in 1987 and manages the Northern California Commercial Division, overseeing office, R&D, industrial and retail developments and commercial acquisitions. The Commercial Division is currently developing approximately 80 acres of land in the Bay Area. These projects include over 750,000 square feet of office, 600,000 square feet of industrial, 60,000 square feet of retail and 650 units of senior housing. This team has also acquired over 1 million square feet of office and industrial properties since August of 2007. During his 20+ year tenure at Sares Regis, Mr. Birdwell has managed over $2 billion of projects to successful completion (over 4 million square feet). He began his 30-year career in real estate by working in the construction industry on large commercial projects with C.L. Peck Contractor in Los Angeles. Mr. Birdwell received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in the Construction Engineering and Management Program from Stanford University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Claremont Men’s College. Mr. Birdwell is a Consulting Faculty member at Stanford University’s Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Engineeringand Management, where he teaches a graduate-level course in Real Estate Development.
Nanci Klein – San Jose Economic Development Department. She will be speaking about the future growth of San Jose, including “Envision 2040” which is the general plan update currently underway. She will also discuss exciting developments going on in downtown and North San Jose.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 19th
8:30 am—10:30am
WHERE: UCSC Extension-Sunnyvale
1180 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
To Register, email George Pires at or
No Cost Meeting

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