RealShare Orange County 2017
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmRegistration & Networking
1:30 pm - 1:40 pmOpening Remarks
1:40 pm - 2:00 pmKeynote Presentation: Drivers of Economic Growth and Future Trends to Watch

As the new administration sets its sights on easing banking restrictions and introducing new infrastructure plans, how will this affect Orange Country? Will the easing of Dodd-Frank restrictions help lenders or create new challenges and what economic trends should OC CRE leaders look out for in 2017, 2018 and beyond? Plus, how will affordable-housing concerns impact the market? Also, as young tech-start-ups look for affordable space outside of northern California, is OC on the verge of a tech boom?

2:00 pm - 2:50 pmOrange County Development: Getting Ahead by Building an Active Pipeline

While Orange County has its fair share of development issues, such as no transportation system and slow permit processing, the county is seeing an increase in major projects. Key players in the development field will discuss the state of the market, what can be expected in the future, and the latest Orange County hot-spots: "ultra-posh" Newport, "multi-ethnic" Garden Grove, "beach-community" Huntington Beach, “corporate” Airport Area and the "Platinum Triangle" area.

2:50 pm - 3:10 pmNetworking Break
3:10 pm - 4:00 pmMulti-Use: Ways to Merge the Retail, Office and Multi-Family Sectors
Jennifer Litwak

As the L.A. real estate market continues to boom, surrounding Southern California counties are beginning to pick-up momentum in the housing market. An increase in high-density housing demand is bringing more multi-use buildings to Orange County, as buyers want to be able to live, work, and play in the same complex. One of these sites is the 68-acre Five Lagunas being built on the former site of the Laguna Hills Mall. The county is also seeing an uptick in hospitality ventures with new hotels opening in both Irvine and Newport Beach. However, even with positive momentum, infrastructure and transportation issues remain a problem in Orange County. In addition, as the number of facilities increases so does the risk of saturating the rental market. Should CRE leaders be concerned or will the market continue its rapid growth?

4:00 pm - 4:50 pmCapital Markets: International and Private Investing Spur Growth

Market leaders discuss the availability of traditional and non-traditional capital and the latest industry trends, like whether or not REITs are netting better returns than other investors. Plus, how can you capitalize on opportunities, and what should you expect from the market over the next few years?

4:50 pm - 5:10 pmNetworking Break
5:10 pm - 6:00 pmIndustrial Market: New Opportunities for Orange County

Orange County’s industrial market is continuing to grow, with the average rent rising as vacancy rates remains at historic lows. However, demand for quality space remains strong specifically from e-commerce-oriented tenants who are driving inquiries, sales and possible referendums. Furthermore, opportunity to re-purpose older industrial products like the JCPenney distribution center are growing in popularity and new delivery technology like droids is disrupting the way industrial space is used. Though the industrial market still faces last-minute delivery site challenges Orange County may be poised to solve these issues. This discussion will include an outlook on the current state of the OC industrial market, how real estate leaders are overcoming challenges and creating growth opportunities despite limited inventory.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pmNetworking Cocktail Reception