Commercial Real Estate Guru Rick Caruso to Speak March 25 at RealShare LOS ANGELES, as Execs Trade 2014 Forecasts, Strategies

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading Los Angeles commercial real estate expert Rick Caruso will make a rare speaking appearance March 25 at RealShare LOS ANGELES, the industry's premier educational and networking conference. Hosted by ALM's Real Estate Media Group, publishers of GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum, the event will take place at the Hyatt Century Plaza from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mr. Caruso will reveal his current thinking in an on-stage dialog -- "Inside the Real Estate Mind" -- with fellow industry heavyweight Lewis Horne, Executive Managing Director of the Greater Los Angeles-Orange County Region for CBRE, Inc. Other panels throughout the day will also forecast market trends, share winning strategies, analyze the investment outlook, and focus in on the retail, office, multifamily and industrial sectors.

"We're thrilled that Rick and Lew have chosen to share their current thinking at RealShare LOS ANGELES, our leading industry outlook conference of the year, building on the tradition of the RealShare Real Estate Outlook event, which was a market staple for over 20 years," said Michael Desiato, vice president and group publisher of ALM's Real Estate Media Group. "Bringing together nearly 1,000 attendees, there is no better place to hear about the state of the market across the property food groups and what is happening on the ground, locally and nationally. Chances are, new business relationships will be forged, if not between the formal sessions, then certainly at our cocktail reception."

Other conference panels and confirmed panelists include:

Where We Are and Where We're Going: Jan Perry, Director of Economic and Workforce Development Department for the City of Los Angeles; Rick Chichester, President & CEO of Faris Lee Investments; real estate finance expert Ethan Penner; Rene Circ, Director of Research – Industrial, CoStar Group; Andrew McCulloch, Managing Director, Green Street Advisors.

Investment Outlook: Marc Renard, Vice Chairman, Executive Managing Director, Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield; Greg Kraus, Managing Director, Invesco; Rodney Richerson, Regional President, Western United States, KBS Realty Advisors; Tim Hennessey, Principal, Prudential Real Estate Investors.

Industry Leaders – The View From the Top: Mark Rose, Chairman & CEO, Avison Young; Mark Jacobs, Managing Director, Oaktree Capital Management; Hessam Nadji, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Marcus & Millichap RE Investment Services; Doug Curry, CEO, Xceligent.

Brokerage Roundtable: Chris Cooper, Principal and Managing Director, Avison Young; Joseph Vargas, President, Western Region, Cushman & Wakefild; Greg May, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Retail Strategies: Steve Jaffe, Executive Vice President, BH Properties; Jackie Levy, Executive Vice President, Caruso Affiliated.

Industrial Real Estate Roundtable.

Office Update: Yair Haimoff, Senior Vice President, NAI Capital.

Multifamily: Michael Rovner, President, Mike Rovner Construction, Inc.; Alexa Mazal, Loan Originator, Lone Oak Fund; Kevin Kaberna, Managing Director of Investments, Greystar; Dean Zander, Senior Partner, Hendricks-Berkadia.

Inside the Capital Stack: Gary M. Tenzer, Principal and Managing Director, George Smith Partners; Michael Klein, Chief Operating Officer and Fund Manager, Partners Capital Solutions, Inc.; T.R. Hazelrigg IV, President, Avatar Financial Group; Kendon Studebaker, Production Manager, Luther Burbank Savings.

For more information or to register, go to http://www.globest.com/conferences/1_24/.

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