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Fall Meeting Recap – Highlights and Hot Topics | November 8

November 8, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
4520 Main Street, 9th floor
Kansas City, MO 64111-7700 United States
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The ULI Fall Meeting in Los Angeles brought together more than 6,200 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry. In attendance were developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials.

Join us to hear from our panel who attended this event to learn about fresh perspectives and hot topics in the industry.

Caleb Holmes, Vice President | Platform Ventures

Caleb Holmes, CFA, is a member of the acquisitions team. As Vice President, he is responsible for underwriting and analysis of acquisition opportunities, working with joint venture partners and lenders as well as assisting in asset management. Caleb is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.  He received a bachelor of arts in political science from Yale University.  He also has a master’s of business administration degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Kansas.

Leah Fitzgerald, Director Development Services | VanTrust Real Estate

With a background in architecture, construction, and real estate development, Leah draws upon a multi-faceted view of the industry. Leah has estimated and managed construction projects throughout the country and has set herself apart by showcasing her expertise in multiple areas related to project management, scope procurement, and contract negotiations. Leah has a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and a Certificate of Community Planning and Real Estate from Kansas State University. Her broad experience has provided her with a unique view of the real estate profession, which enriches her ability to see issues from each stakeholder’s perspective.

Kevin Berman, Partner | Hoefer Wysocki

I am an architect with 26 years of experience and a Partner with Hoefer Wysocki serving as both the Partner in Charge and Design Director of our commercial studio. Our studio services include Entitlements, Urban Design, Mixed Use, Multi-Family, Commercial Office (New and Repurposed), Retail and Interior Design. I am responsible for coordinated our projects with planning departments and commissioners, city councils, design review committees, boards of zoning appeals when required, neighborhood committees and owners. I have also directed commercial (leaseback) work with GSA for FBI, DEA, Border Patrol, and National Parks. With the prominence of design-build, I continually coordinated architecture with contractors leading the best value approach. You must have concepts based on an understanding of the owner’s goals, a clear intent, a communicable vision, and experience. Architecture can change our quality of life and it is a fundamental foundational element of our communities.

Eric Bosch, City Architect | Kansas City, Missouri

Bosch, a registered architect, has more than 27 years of architectural, management and project management experience and has played an instrumental role in the successful planning, design, and construction of numerous buildings and facilities for the City. Prior to this latest appointment, Bosch served the City as manager of architecture, 2005 – 2011; manager of design and construction, 1992 – 2005; and staff architect, 1990 – 1992. Bosch has been active as a member of the Oversight Committee Kansas City Convention Center Expansion, an adviser to the Municipal Art Commission and chair of the LEED Standards Committee. Bosch holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Design-Build Institute of America, the U.S. Green Building Association and the American Public Works Association.

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