March 16, 2016


Conga Room at LA Live


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals


Connect Retail West — Wednesday, March 16th at the Conga Room, LA Live

Join Connect for our inaugural Connect Retail West conference.

We’ll cover every aspect of retail real estate from neighborhood centers to the luxury experience. Expert speakers will cover investment, development, leasing and answer the question of the moment:
should you be focusing on clicks or bricks?


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

Conference Keynote:

Retail Development — Outlook and Opportunities


James Cook

James Cook


America's Director of Research, Retail

The Future of Neighborhood Retail

Charlie Arbing


Senior Store Development Manager

Clare DeBriere

The Ratkovich Company


Mark Miller

Panda Restaurant Group

Vice President, Real Estate

Sandy Sigal

Newmark Merrill

Chief Executive Officer and President

Arturo Sneider

Primestor Development

Co-Founder & CEO

Evolution of Retail: Cap Rates and NNN Investments

Glenn Rudy

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Managing Director

Andrew Kirsh

Sklar Kirsh LLP


Bob Peterson


Vice President, Investments

Lior Regenstreif

Marcus & Millichap

First Vice President, Investments

Richard Rizika

CBRE Group, Inc.

Vice Chairman

El Warner

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services

EVP & National Director of Shopping Center Business

Should Your Shovel Be in the Dirt or in the Cloud?

Sam Garrison

Caruso Affiliated

Vice President, Development & Strategic Initiatives

Henry Finkelstein

Greenberg Glusker LLP

Real Estate Partner

Jeff Kreshek

Federal Realty

Senior Vice President - West Coast Leasing

Mark Montoya

Snyder Langston

Vice President

Stenn G. Parton

DJM Capital Partners, Inc.

Director of Retail Development  

David Sheldon

P+R Architects

Director of Business Development

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

1:30 – 1:55

Registration and Networking

1:55 – 2:00

Opening Remarks

2:00 – 2:50

The Future of Neighborhood Retail

Some retail will never go away, you’ll always need to be able to run to the store or the dentist for the conveniences of everyday life. How is the average neighborhood changing, where should you be looking for your next investment or development and how do demographics play in to your transaction choices?

2:50 – 3:05

KEYNOTE: Retail Development: Outlook and Opportunities

Hear from a national retail expert about the state of retail and the real estate that surrounds it, as well as the economic factors that will influence the industry in the next year and coming cycle.

3:05 – 3:25

Networking Break

3:25 – 4:15

Evolution of Retail: Cap Rates and NNN Investments

Retail’s face is changing. In the evolution of retail, should you be chasing cap rates or are other property types becoming more attractive investments? How does M&A activity affect NNN properties? Hear from the experts on investment and NNN sales to plan your next deal.

4:15 – 5:00

Should Your Shovel Be in the Dirt or in the Cloud?

Development activity is high across all of the property types. The intersection of e-commerce and the in-person shopping experience brings together industrial spaces across the supply chain and your retailers. Where should you be focusing your development activities…in the cloud or in the dirt?

5:00 – 7:00

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts


Greenberg Glusker – Gold Sponsor
Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. – Gold Sponsor
Primestor - Gold Sponsor


Newmark Grubb Knight Frank - Silver Sponsor
NewMark Merrill - Silver Sponsor
Passco - Silver Sponsor
Snyder Langston – Silver Sponsor


Bolour - Exhibitor
CBRE - Exhibitor
Bolour Associates – Exhibitor

testimonials / People Are Talking!

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Connect Retail West

Conga Room
800 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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