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Past Events

Guest Speaker Event with Ellis Hammond

November 8, 2021 

Symphony Capital Group

Case Study Event at the Riverwalk Project 

November 5, 2021

The Riverwalk development, a project that was unanimously approved by San Diego City Council, will transform a golf course 200 acre neighborhood. Over 100 acres of the future village will become a park and open space, and the portion of the San Diego River that runs through Riverwalk will be restored. 

Ellis Hammond from Symphony Capital Group came to join us to host our Speaker Event. Symphony Capital Group is a multifamily Real Estate Private Equity which syndicates 50-150 multifamily units. He also founded Kingdom REI, a nationwide community invested in multi families.

Guest Speaker Event with Mike Wagner

October 25, 2021 


Dennis Hearst has over 30 years of commercial broker experience that he brings to CBRE. He specializes in law firm and corporate tenant representation, built-to-suit representation, client portfolio management and lease vs. own analyses. 

Bryan Bazzi has been in the industry for 10 years and is actively involved in long and short term real estate strategies. Bryan is also a San Diego State University Alum!

Case Study Event at Del Mar Highlands Town Center 

October 22, 2021

RES Members had the great opportunity of visiting Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Del Mar Highlands Town Center is an outdoor plaza that offers the local community a plethora of restaurants, retail stores, and even a luxury movie theatre. Over the past several years, Highlands kept up with the changing community and the competition added with the appearance of One Paseo across the street by expanding with more high end businesses.

Case Study Event with Badiee Development

October 15, 2021

RES members got to go visit and walk around one of Badiee Development's current in-progress building sites. We got to hear from Ben Badiee himself on what every step entails when it comes to developing an industrial building and much more.

Guest Speaker Event with Mike Wagner

October 11, 2021 

Amalfi Estates

Mike is a sales partner at Amalfi Estates with a lot of knowledge of the local housing market and years of experience in the industry, making him a highly successful agent.

Case Study Event with Greystar

October 8, 2021

RES Members had the amazing opportunity to walk through Greystar’s 20 story high-rise. We got to take a look at the 204 units of class A apartments and got an insight on the nuts and bolts of the building and about hurdles and successes of the project so far from Superintendent’s Rocky and Steve. RES members got to see the evolution of the building from framework to appliances and enjoyed the breathtaking view from the highest elevation rooftop in San Diego.

Guest Speaker Event with

Pat Geary & Joe Anderson

September 27, 2021 



Pat Geary is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CEG Capital Partners, and also serves as President and CEO of CEG Advisors and CEG Management. Pat focuses on the sourcing and acquisition of new investment opportunities, leading the company’s brokerage and management platforms and developing and managing investor and client relations.

Joe Anderson is the Executive Vice President of JLL. Joe specializes in representing building owners and tenants with the leasing, acquisition and disposition of Industrial, R&D/Flex, and Office properties. Joe and his team at JLL are recognized as one of the leading Brokerage teams in San Diego County.

Guest Speaker Event with

Jolanta Campion & Larry Cambra

September 13, 2021 

Cushman Wakefield

Jolanta Campion (Senior Director of Research) and Larry Cambra (Market Director-Brokerage) joined us for a Q&A session and gave us an opportunity to get an insight on Commercial Real Estate Services. 

Case Study Event with GG Homes

September 10, 2021

SDSU RES had the pleasure to visit one of GG Homes’ site as our very first case studying the year! It was a privilege to get an insight from San Diego’s largest homebuyer. GG Homes provided an interactive experience by giving us the opportunity to crunch real numbers and determine if we would make the property a fix and flip, a student rental or a short term rental. Our RES members benefited from having a hands on learning experience and participating in discussions with GG Homes members.

Case Study Event at Celcius Apartments

September 6, 2019

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Celcius Apartments is a new multi family complex located in Lemon Grove. It was developed by CityMark Development.

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Case Study Event at 41 West

March 22, 2019

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41 West is a high rise luxury condo complex comprised of only 41 homes. This 10 story building is 260 feet above sea level and state of the art floor to ceiling windows to see the breathtaking views. Amenities include a fully equipped professional fitness studio with towel/water service, resident lounge with a state of the art golf simulator, and a dedicated pet grooming area.


Guest Speaker Event with Vince Provenzano

Pacific Coast Commerical

March 19, 2019

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Vince Provenzano is the President of Brokerage and a Managing Partner at Pacific Coast Commercial, the largest independent full-service Commercial Real Estate Firm in San Diego. He began his career at Pacific Coast Commercial in 2011, where he successfully grew a team of Sales & Leasing Associates from 6 to 29 in 2 years.


With more than 39 years of real estate experience, Vince has completed over 2,114 transactions. He has had a successful career in handling “Off Market” acquisitions for a select group of Investors as well as Private and Public REITS Nationally. Vince is an expert in property sales & leasing throughout San Diego County, representing Buyers and Tenants Nationally.


He is an active member in numerous local professional affiliations as well as a sponsoring member of SDSU’s Real Estate Society. Vince’s goal is to facilitate and promote the growth of our future industry leaders, as well as improving client business opportunities for San Diego commercial real estate.

Guest Speaker Event with Eric Schneider,


Real Estate Appraisal

March 5, 2019


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Eric Schneider is a Senior Appraiser with Jones, Roach, & Caringella, Inc., a real estate valuation and consulting firm that specializes in litigation support throughout the United States. Mr. Schneider has extensive experience with the appraisal of commercial and residential real estate, with clients including government agencies, law firms, corporations, and private clients. 


An active member of the valuation community, Mr. Schneider serves on various committees and boards related to the real estate appraisal profession. He currently serves as President of the San Diego chapter of the Appraisal Institute, and Vice President of the San Diego chapter of the International Right of Way Association. He is also an instructor of and coordinator for appraisal education. 


Mr. Schneider is a graduate of SDSU and served as Program Chair for the Real Estate Society. 

 Case Study Event at Park 12-Greystone

February 22, 2019

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Owned and managed by Greystar, Park 12 is San Diego's Biggest Apartment complex ever with 718 luxury apartments. The building towers 37 stories high and looks over Petco Park in Downtown San Diego. After 20 years in the making, it was finally finished in 2018. Rents range from $1700 for a studio apartment to over $6000 for a three-bedroom apartment. In addition, the 2824 square foot top floor penthouse apartments rent for $20,000 a month. 


A collection of next-level amenities, breathtaking rooftop retreats and personalized services that make this the enviable living experience in the city. 


These amenities include
- Six Distinct Residence Types
- Outdoor Decks with Downtown Skyline and Water Views
- Rooftop Pool with Sun Deck and Spa
- California Room with Lounge Seating, Drink Rails and TVs
- 24-Hr Indoor/Outdoor Fitness Center
- Sports Lounge & Game Room with Arcade Games and Bowling Lanes
- Golf Simulator & Putting Green
- Courtyards with Outdoor Seating, Grilling Areas & Fire Pits

Guest Speaker Event with Mark Guithues

Real Estate Laws & Contracts

February 19, 2019


CACM's 2017 Vision Award for Educational Excellence Winner, Mark T Guithues, Esq. is the founding partner of Community Legal Advisors Inc. which serves a portfolio of more than 300 residential and commercial community associations. He is recognized as an industry leader in the formation of common interest developments, serving as an Update Author to CEB's Forming California Common Interest Developments, annually published by the State Bar of California. Mark is a member of CACM's faculty, is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, and has been recognized as a "Who's Who Top Attorney of California," and a "Lawyer of Distinction."

Considine & Considine Case Study Event



BIA Y Gen Guest Speaker Panel Event



Guest speaker event with Byron Fisher


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Case Study Event at Sterling


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The BLVD H.G. Fenton Case Study



H.G. Fenton Company is redeveloping the north side of the 2000 block of El Cajon Boulevard between Florida and Alabama streets into an exciting mixed use residential and retail/restaurant space creating new urban lifestyle opportunities where residents can flourish and businesses succeed. Inspired by the history of El Cajon Boulevard, BLVD also reimagines the iconic strip and celebrates its present and future energy.

At street-level, 4,400 square feet of restaurant and retail space will be placed at the corners of Florida and Alabama streets with live-work spaces in between.  SD Tap Room – North Park will occupy the Florida and El Cajon Blvd corner and we are in the process of leasing the Alabama and El Cajon Blvd corner.

Guest speaker Event with Alex Lange, ABP Capital

Financial Analysis for Developments, and Commercial Loans & Construction Loans



Alexander is the Loan Origination Manager for ABP Capital, a nationwide real estate finance firm based in San Diego. He currently manages new loan underwriting and originations for deals ranging from $5mm-$100mm in major MSAs across the country. During his time with ABP, Alexander has underwritten over $20 billion in new loan opportunities across assets classes that include Apartments, Hotel, Industrial, Master Plan Communities, Retail, Office, Condo, Mixed Use, and more. Alexander graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He is also a member of ULI, CREFC, and Mortgage Bankers Association.

Hotel Development Case Study


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Guest Speaker Event with Pasha Johnson

Commercial Debt Brokerage,

Pacific Southwest Realty Services


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Pasha focuses on the origination, underwriting, and analysis of commercial real estate debt and structured finance. He is active in the financing of all asset classes and deal types including construction, acquisitions, and refinances. 

Pasha enjoys leveraging PSRS's relationships with various lending institutions including the 25 life insurance companies that the firm corresponds with and services for in order to place low rate, non-recourse debt. The remainder of the projects that Pasha works on are financed through debt funds, banks, credit unions, CMBS, GSEs, or other specialty lenders.

UTC Residential Towers Case Study


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Suffolk is a privately held company with 2,000 employees nationwide. They are involved in many sectors of construction including Commercial, Residential, Healthcare, Education, Science/Tech, Government, Aviation, and Gaming. The markets they are in currently are Boston, New York, Estero, West Palm Beach, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Dallas. Suffolk is the construction company for the UTC Residential Tower development.


The UTC Residential Tower is owned by Westfield and is their first residential development in the country. It is a 23-story building that will have 300 apartments. The floorplans this development will offer include studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, and three-bedroom apartments. Outdoor amenities will include a pool, a spa, multiple outdoor kitchens, grills, and fire pits. Other amenities will include a gym with spin and yoga classes, steam rooms, a library, private work stations, underground parking, and 24-hour concierge services. The 23rd floor will house a “sky lounge” with ocean views, private dining and a full-service bar. There will also be a clubroom in the building that will have a sports lounge, as well as billiards. Construction began in May, 2017, and is on schedule to be completed in March 2019.

Guest Speaker Event with Ryan Zomorodi

Equity and Residential Flips, MDI West


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Ryan has 3 years of residential real estate experience and has completed over 35 transactions across 9 states, resulting in over $8.4 million in sales volume and more than $1 million in profits. He owns and manages a rental portfolio of 10 units across 3 states. 

Ryan is an SDSU Alum, graduating in May 2014 Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a Specialization in Entrepreneurship and a Minor in Marketing.
Ryan is 27 years old and lives in Encinitas, CA.

Case Study with Kipp Gstettenbaur at Voit 


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Kipp Gstettenbauer specializes in extremely rare landmark commercial real estate sales in San Diego county. As a member of the Voit Real Estate Services team and the founder of the Private Client Group, Kipp takes pride in strategically advising his clients to maximize value of their properties in any market condition and often achieving pioneering pricing.


Prior to joining Voit Real Estate Services, Kipp was the retail Investment Sale and Leasing Director at Cushman & Wakefield of San Diego, representing several of the most well-known syndications and prominent investors in the Southwestern United States. Cushman & Wakefield of San Diego acquired Burnham Real Estate where Kipp served as Vice President and started when he was 18 years old.

Kipp has utilized his extensive market knowledge as leverage to become recognized as one of the region’s most insightful advisors in San Diego’s most sought after real estate markets. As Senior Vice President, Kipp leads the VRES - Private Client Group to ensure his clients achieve their investment objectives with a sound method.


Kipp graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance & Real Estate. While attending SDSU, Kipp rose among the ranks to the prestigious IFC (Inter Fraternal Council) President of the San Diego State University Campus. After attending SDSU, Kipp completed his University of San Diego Real Estate Program and Development Certificate in 2005. Kipp has been an active member of several professional organizations for over 18 years, including the International Council of Shopping Centers and carries the respected Commercial Certified Investment Member designation, placing him a tier above his peers.

Guest Speaker Event with Travis Likert



Travis earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at SDSU and went on to get his MBA in General Business Administration and Management at USD right after. Travis is the CEO of Innovative Capital, the company that he started with his partner in 2007. Innovative Capital Corporation provides real estate loans for borrowers who are unable to obtain financing through traditional lending institutions and banks. Borrowers range from families looking for construction financing, to individuals with challenged credit who are looking to purchase or refinance property. In addition to Innovative Capital, Travis also does his own investing in real estate which has led to him owning a unique portfolio of properties.


Case Study Event with Scott Brusseau,

Summit Pointe Development/Tenant Improvements

Newport National Corporation 



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