Our very own Matt Winefield was delighted to interview noted financier Gary Mozer, who shared his perspective on the impact of current interest rate fluctuations on real estate investments. Mr. Mozer places approximately $2 billion annually. He discussed interest rate projections, recent bank failures, and how to take advantage of this unusual real estate market. Many thanks to UCLA’s Bruin Professionals and the Real Estate Alumni Group for assistance with this event.
REAG / Bruin Professionals Speaker Series: Matt Winefield Interviews Mary Childs of NPR Planet Money
It was a pleasure interviewing NPR Planet Money co-host, Mary Childs. She discussed how Bill Gross, founder of PIMCO, was one of the first to invest in the mortgage-backed industry, thereby helping foster that industry's growth. Ms. Childs was also kind enough to summarize her book, The Bond King: How One Man Made a Market, Built an Empire, and Lost It All. She has written for Barron's, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg News, covering topics from the bond market and real estate to capitalism and equality.
Find out more about Mary at: https://www.npr.org/people/787218595/mary-childs
Follow Mary on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marychilds/
The Sacramento Bee concurs that the vapor intrusion criteria issued by the California EPA is an important topic pertaining to redevelopment of blighted properties throughout the state. The Sacramento Bee published Matt Winefield's OpEd this week, appealing to the California EPA to update their Vapor Intrusion Guidance Document, which has stopped California brownfield redevelopment in its tracks. Click the image below to read the OpEd:
Curious what impact AB-304 is having on California remediation agencies? Matt Winefield and John Van Vlear give a 30-second overview in this video, but for a deeper explanation, click the following link to listen to the full Brownfield Braintrust Podcast episode:
Our founder, Matt Winefield, moderated a discussion last month with Deborah La Franchi as she detailed how SDS Capital Group has financed over $1 billion for affordable housing. Deborah, a fellow UCLA Bruin alum just like Matt, and her company have developed real-world solutions for rapid and cost-effective housing for the poor. Watch the Zoom session below:
On May 27th, Bruin Professionals (BP) and the Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) will answer this nagging question: Why does it cost $800,000 per door for publicly financed affordable housing? Deborah La Franchi, Founder & CEO of SDS Capital Group and a proud Bruin, will lead our discussion and provide real world examples of how her firm has benefitted low-income communities (e.g., $200,000 per door). SDS’s $1 billion portfolio of impact investments serves as a testament to the effectiveness of aligning the private sector with key nonprofits, and has been featured in the LA Times, the LA Business Journal, and CoStar. Before SDS, Deborah was Assistant Deputy to the Mayor of Los Angeles. She earned a BA in political science and an MBA from UCLA as well as an MPP from Georgetown University.
We will begin promptly on Friday, May 27th at 11:30 am, and end by 12:30 pm. Time will be set aside for Q&A. Zoom information will be provided prior to the event.
Free for UCLA BP and REAG members as well as non members.
Click here to RSVP for Private Financing & Construction of Affordable Housing.
On February 4, 2022, our very own Matt Winefield had the privilege of moderating a presentation with noted economist Dr. Chris Thornberg, who joined the UCLA Real Estate Alumni Group and Bruin Professionals for an enlightening session that included real estate predictions. He warned that people should be wary of the “narrative” they are hearing, and instead should be driven by data. The entire presentation is provided below, and to download a copy of Dr. Thornberg’s slides, click here:
UCLA Bruin Professionals and the UCLA Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) are proud to announce that noted economist, Christopher Thornberg, will be presenting at our February 4th Zoom event. His Topic will be “Real Estate Today: What Are the Risks?” Dr. Thornberg is the founding partner of Beacon Economics and Director of the UC Riverside School of Business, Center for Economic Forecasting. A proud Bruin, Dr. Thornberg became nationally known for forecasting the subprime mortgage market crash that began in 2007. He has appeared on CNN and NPR and is regularly quoted in major national dailies including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
We will begin promptly on Friday, February 4th at 11:30 am and end by 12:30 pm. Click the link below to register:
REAG/BP Real Estate Today: What Are the Risks? (bruinprofessionals.com)
Matt Winefield to Speak at Groundwater Resources Association of California on October 25, 2021 in Costa Mesa, CA
Join SoCal GRA for their first in-person meeting of 2021! The SoCal Branch of GRA is taking extra precautions to ensure everyone's safety. Please read below for more information.
Our very own Matt Winefield will present on various topics surrounding brownfields acquisition and development including discussion surrounding emerging contaminants.
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