Educational Sessions

Our speakers and panelists will deliver valuable industry insights, trends, education and inspiration. David Moore will launch us into the future to understand how technology will impact our business. The Second City Works, the professional arm of world-renowned Second City Comedy Theater, will show us improv-based methods to drive improvements in performance, and our panel of industry experts will discuss how they utilize a variety of skills and innovations for effective property management.

A remarkable morning session that is guaranteed to spark your curiosity in the rapid innovations and discoveries of technology that are bound to completely transform the world as we know it today.

David Moore, Senior Vice President, NAI Capital

David Moore is senior vice president of NAI Capital with over 36 years of experience in various fields of commercial real estate. His development background makes him one of the top brokers in Southern California for redevelopment projects.

David will talk about the status of cell and Wi-Fi, current carrier cell lease deployment, and the fact that thousands of cell leases from the mid-’90s are nearing expiration. He will provide insight to assist property managers and brokers on what carriers are trying to negotiate versus what should be accepted, what to consider if a carrier wants to lease space from their clients,  and what effect 5g will have on all properties and consumers.

He will also touch on the rollout of Distributed Antenna Systems, (DAS), macrocell deployment and microcell deployment, and how Google, Facebook, and others are rolling out their own Wi-Fi networks, and how that will change the playing field.

Improvisers lean into moments of uncertainty and see them as pure potential. Join famous sketch comedy group Second City for this fun and interactive workshop! This session offers improv techniques to help you embrace versus brace for the future, with the goal to better adapt and connect to the opportunity not the obstacle. Apply the principles of improv to the notion of moving forward on a personal, professional and organizational level. Leave this session re-energized to meet the demands of the industry and respond to whatever comes at you next.

Colleen Moore, Second City Works

Colleen Murray is an LA-based actor with a unique combination of performance and business skills. While pursuing acting and improvisation in Chicago, Colleen was simultaneously cultivating a strong business background as a licensed salesperson in commercial real estate for a national building portfolio. Her combination of stage presence and sales acumen created the perfect blend for Colleen to be a Lead Workshop Facilitator & Program Designer with Second City Communications.

Second City Works helps leading businesses to create a fun, interactive and unconventional approach to learning and entertainment. We have worked with over 400 Fortune 1000 companies, including: Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, DuPont, Procter & Gamble, The Economist, GE, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, eBay, Wachovia, Allstate, McDonalds, Nike, Sony, Cisco, HP, Siemens, Accenture, BCG, Deloitte, EY, McKinsey and PwC.

The Second City has been performing sketch comedy in front of audiences for over 55 years, making it the standard by which comedy and Improv is judged. So much talent has come from the ranks of the company’s many theaters over the years, it reads like a who’s who of contemporary comedy. Some of our most well-known alumni are Bill Murray, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert to name a few.

Join moderator Elizabeth Grossman as she leads a panel representing Kidder Matthews, Athena Property Management and Irvine Company.  They will discuss effectively managing a multitude of skills, the ability to keep pace with changing market conditions, and rapid advances in technology. Our panel of experts will share their ace cards – the one card that they gravitate to when they want to win – and weigh in on the future of property management.

Elizabeth Grossman, CPM®, CCIM Senior Asset Manager Vice President, Wealth Management Group, Real Estate Services Wells Fargo

With over 30 years of property and asset management experience, Elizabeth Grossman is a Vice President, Senior Asset Manager at Wells Fargo Bank overseeing a portfolio of commercial and multifamily properties located throughout Southern California.

Cini Apostol, RPA®, CPM®, CCIM Executive Vice President, Property Management Operations Kidder Matthews

Executive Vice President, Cini K. Apostol is responsible for the overall office operations, quality control and service delivery of Kidder Mathews’ Property Management Services in Southern California and Arizona. She enhances the strength of our Southwest Region with her tenure with Kidder Mathews and decades in commercial real estate and is a shareholder in the firm.

Michael Garner, CPM®, SCSM President, CEO Athena Property Management

Mike Garner is one of the founding principals of Athena. He has an extensive background in commercial property management, having managed directly or indirectly over 20 million square feet of office and retail, throughout Arizona and California.

As President of Athena, Mr. Garner is responsible for directing the daily operations of the company, which include oversight of property management and leasing. Mr. Garner also coordinates the firm’s client relations, marketing and public relations.

Katherine Corwith, Vice President, Research & Analytics Irvine Company

Katherine Corwith currently serves as Vice President of Research & Analytics at Irvine Company Apartment Communities. She is responsible for leading the development of analytical models and research programs that contribute to the long-term operational success of the organization. Katherine has a broad range of commercial real estate experience across major sectors, including multifamily, retail, office, and hospitality.