By NAIOP SoCal
Welcome Tim Jemal, NAIOP SoCal CEO, as he sits down with a diverse network of industry leaders, rising young professionals, and elected officials and to discuss what drives these individuals to succeed and contribute the communities in which we live. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and learn from the personal and professional journeys of those who have influenced our industry.
NAIOP SoCal Dec 20, 2021
Ep. 29 - Justin Smith
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the ninth installment in our 2023 series! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Justin Smith, Senior Vice President in the Lee & Associates Irvine office.
Justin Smith is a Senior Vice President in the Lee & Associates Irvine office and has been with the firm his entire 20-year career. He has completed over 600 lease and sale transactions in his career valued at half a billion dollars and roughly 10,000,000 SF. Justin completed his undergraduate studies at UC Irvine and went on to complete his MBA and Master’s in Real Estate Development dual degree from USC. He has completed tenant rep assignments in 15 states, handles landlord leasing assignments across the OC, LA and IE marketplaces, and has sold $125 million of investment sales across the country.
Ep. 28 Jonathan Bagnall
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the eighth installment in our 2023 series! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Johnathan Bagnall President of Uprite Construction Corporation.
With more than 20 years of experience in the Construction industry, Jonathan has served with Turner Construction, Snyder Langston and most recently led Business Unit Leadership for Alston Construction in both California and Idaho. Jonathan has worked on projects ranging in size up to $150 million and focused primarily on Ground up, Industrial construction working with local and Institutional Developers on speculative and “Build to Suit” Projects. He enjoys the Real Estate life cycle, working closely and early with Clients from initial site selection, due diligence, entitlements, design, plan check and construction.
Ep. 27 - Ben Reinberg
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the seventh installment in our 2023 series! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Ben Reinberg, CEO of Alliance Consolidated Group of Companies, LLC.
Prior to establishing Alliance, Ben founded Hillcrest Trading, Ltd., a national acquisition and management firm. He began acquiring commercial real estate assets in the 1990s.
In this episode, Ben Reinberg dives into the challenges of adapting to the digital world with his podcast and industry knowledge.
EP. 26 Jason Rich
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the sixth installment in our 2023 series! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by YPG Alumni and Snyder Langston CEO Jason Rich.
Jason Rich has more than 18 years of experience in the construction industry as a carpenter, foreman, field engineer, project engineer, project manager and vice president of operations to now CEO at Snyder and Langston. Jason possesses superb organizational skills and problem-solving capabilities, which ensure an efficient project environment from start to finish.
In this episode, Jason Rich talks about his journey from project manager to CEO.
Ep 25 2023 People's Choice: Deal of the Year Awardee with Blake Bokosky and Joe Bevan
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the fifth installment in our 2023 series! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by People's choice Deal of the Year Winner JLL's Blake Bokosky & Joe Bevan
Intersect is a four-building office campus in Irvine. The assignment was complex. It was selling a product type (office) that was highly out of favor, in an undesirable market due to competitive landlords in a rising interest rate environment. JLL recognized that in order to be successful, they had to be creative and develop an investment thesis backed by empirical data, to prove office leasing demand and value appreciation would continue despite current headwinds in market fundamentals.
EP 24 - Asm. Rick Zbur
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the fourth installment in our 2023 series! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Calif. Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur of the 51st State Assembly district.
Rick Chavez Zbur has spent his life fighting for the environment, equality and justice. As an environmental attorney and President of California Environmental Voters, he has fought for decades to support sustainable housing and combat the climate crisis. As the Executive Director of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, Asm. Zbur fought for good wages, affordable housing, healthcare and civil rights for LGBTQ+ people, women, immigrants, communities of color and faith, and people living with HIV.
EP 23 - John Drachman
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the third installment in our 2023 series! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by John Drachman of Waterford Property Company.
In this episode, Drachman details the beginnings of his career in real estate, from learning the nuts and bolts of the industry through a brief stint in brokerage to starting his predecessor firm, Stillwater Investment Group. Drachman instills in our listeners the entrepreneurial spirit and "grind-set" mentality needed to achieve career success. Lastly, he shares with our audience tips and tricks to maintaining strong business partnership and urges our industry to do their part in recognizing and growing our future leaders.
EP 22 - Jay Tanjuan
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the second installment in our podcast series for 2023! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Jay Tanjuan, Director of Development at Scannell Properties.
In this role, Jay is responsible for site acquisition, due diligence, entitlements, construction, management, marketing, leasing, and dispositions for ground-up industrial developments throughout Southern California. Prior to joining Scannell, Jay was a Senior Development Manager for Panattoni Development Company and was an office tenant rep broker with JLL in Orange County. Prior to his career in commercial, Jay served six years in the U.S. Navy in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom as a supply officer in logistics/supply chain management. A self proclaimed "deal guy at heart", Jay is an active mentor and cultivator of young professionals.
In this episode, Jay takes us on a journey through his career and details his transition from the military to the commercial real estate brokerage community. He shares with our audience the importance of staying top of mind in this industry and how best to develop relationships and build a strong network through an engaging and active social media presence.
EP 21 - Fran Inman
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with the first installment in our podcast series for 2023! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Fran Inman, Senior Vice President of Majestic Realty.
As Senior Vice President of Majestic Realty, Inman has overseen the company's government relations work for over two decades. Fran is a community leader and has served on a number of civic, business, economic development, and transportation boards throughout California. In addition to her numerous awards and honors, Fran was recently awarded Visionary Business Leader of the Year at the region's Mobility 21 Summit and has also been recognized as a national leader in the transportation sector for her work on the global supply chain.
Many know Fran as a legend in legislative affairs, but what you didn't know is the unique path that took her to Majestic Realty. In this episode, Fran takes us through that journey. From waiting tables at Knott's Berry Farm to her work in the Las Vegas gaming industry, Fran shares with our listeners key lessons she learned along the way. Notably, the importance of mentorship throughout her career and how to get young people energized about legislative affairs.
EP 20 - Bud Pharris
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back the final installment in our podcast series for 2022! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Bud Pharris, Senior Managing Director West Region, of Link Logistics.
With over 25 years of commercial real estate experience, San Francisco native Bud Pharris boasts an impressive career with a focus on industrial ground-up development, value add projects and leasing. He has sourced nearly $4 billion in capital deployment and development deals, with an additional $2.8+ billion in regional transaction oversight throughout the western United States. He is involved in a number of associations including Industrial Development Forum VII, SIOR as Men's Committee Chair, Childhelp, and is a proud member of NAIOP SoCal!
In this episode, Pharris peels back the curtain and sheds light on Link's meteoric rise since 2019. Notably, their customer focused business approach as well as ESG and environment sustainability efforts. Pharris also offers an optimistic outlook for the industrial, real estate, and supply chain industry as well as advice for the incoming generation of commercial real estate professionals.
EP 19 - Kimberly Brown
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with another exciting episode just in time for the holiday weekend! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by Kimberly Brown, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield.
Los Angeles native Kimberly Brown boasts over 30 years of experience in operations, leasing, accounting, project management and business development. Her broad skill set has afforded her an impressive portfolio which spans all sectors of commercial real estate including office, industrial, retail and multifamily. She is also the president of African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) and is a proud member of NAIOP SoCal!
In this episode, Brown shares with our listeners the power of building a strong professional network and how this has enabled her to engineer a unique career path tailored to her skill set. Additionally, she speaks to her experiences as a black woman, how what is happening in communities of color directly affects the commercial real estate industry and the responsibility older generations have to connect young professionals to new opportunities.
EP 18 - Malcolm Johnson
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with another exciting episode! Tune in and listen as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by CEO & Founder of Langdon Park Capital, Malcolm Johnson.
As CEO & Founder of Langdon Park Capital - a real estate investment management company - Johnson directs the company's strategy and operations. Johnson boasts quite an impressive resume as - prior to his career in the commercial real estate industry - he played professional football with the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999-2003. Johnson has also received his Masters in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University as well as his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
In this episode, Johnson shares his wealth of knowledge as he details his transition from the NFL to the commercial real Estate industry, the mission and vision of Langdon Park Capital, the secret to attracting the best talent when building a team, as well as his goals looking forward.
EP 17 - **2022 People's Choice Awardee: Developer of the Year** with Nancy Shultz
The NAIOP SoCal Podcast is back with another exciting installment featuring our Awards Gala Awardees. In this episode, NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined by the 2022 People's Choice Developer of the Year, Nancy Shultz of Duke Realty.
As Regional President of Duke's Western Region, Shultz is responsible for development, leasing, marketing and property management of its growing industrial portfolio in California and Seattle. Under her direction Duke's portfolio has grown more than 6 million square feet in the last 3 years.
Tune in as Shultz details Duke's business practices; specifically, the steps Duke has taken in sustainability, building wellness, and resiliency as it applies to development and building operations. She also shares with our listeners how Duke expertly navigated the obstacles presented in 2021, that diversity, equality, and inclusion are woven into the very fabric of the company's values, and how the culture at Duke directly impacts the success of their endeavors.
EP 16 - **2022 People's Choice: Deal of the Year Awardee** with Jay Nugent and George Thomson
In this special installment in our podcast series we take a break from our normal one-on-one format! Join NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, as he sits down with our 2022 People's Choice: Deal of the Year Awardees, Jay Nugent and George Thomson, as they discuss The Press. Nugent and Thomson, detail the economic impact this redevelopment project has on Orange County, their environmentally conscious approach, and offer listeners the keys to completing a successful deal!
EP 15 - Sandy Sigal
NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, is joined in this episode by Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NewMark Merrill Companies, Sandy Sigal. Sigal walks us through his 30+ years as an entrepreneur in the real estate industry. From starting his first business at the age of 12, to becoming CEO of a company at 27, Sigal advises young Commercial Real Estate Professionals on the importance of adapting with advances in technology, changes in the market, and building a diverse network of mentors.
EP 14 - Jana Turner
In the latest installment in our podcast series NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with California native and Commercial Real Estate veteran, Jana Turner. With more than 30 years experience in the services sector Turner is currently a principal with RETS Associates where she thrives on networking and recruiting diverse talent. Turner details her transition from a career in broadcast journalism to the commercial real estate industry, best practices for speaking up for yourself and your accomplishments in the work place, and how colleges can help increase diversity and strengthen the talent pipeline in the commercial real estate industry.
EP. 13 - Jaime Lee
In this episode, NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal sits down with Jaime Lee, CEO of Jamison Realty, Inc. Lee rounds out her impressive resume by engaging with the community in a number of civic, philanthropic, and industry organizations. In addition to roles as board member on the California Film Commission and the 2028 Olympic Games, Lee was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and currently serves as the President of the Board of Harbor Commissioners for the Port of Los Angeles. In this episode, Lee discusses the challenges women in leadership roles face in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, her role in combating the supply chain crisis, and also imparts industry insight on the demands of younger millennials and Gen Z.
EP - 12 Lew Horne
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with CBRE's President of Advisory Services, Lew Horne. Horne has built an impressive 30 year career with CBRE and currently leads the strategic direction and performance of the firm's Advisory Services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.
In this episode, Horne discusses his passion for the entrepreneurial spirit of the Commercial Real Estate Industry, the importance of building and sustaining trust throughout your career, as well as how to create community in the office.
EP 11 - Brandy Birtcher
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with Orange County native Brandy Birtcher, the CEO and Co-Owner of Birtcher Development. Now in it's fifth generation of family ownership, Birtcher details how growing up around the business has equipped him with the tools to lead it and shares valuable insight he has garnered from conducting business in the states as well as overseas.
EP 10 - Gene Seroka
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with Gene Seroka, the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. With over 33 years of experience in shipping, global logistics, and executive management, Seroka discusses the function of the Port of Los Angeles, pinpoints the cause of the bottleneck crisis, and offers advice for young professionals.
EP. 9 - John Keisler
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with John Keisler, the Economic Development Director of the City of Long Beach. Keisler discusses how his degrees in philosophy and religion directly impacted his career in government service, how infrastructure affects the success of the city of Long Beach, and lends fresh perspective on the supply chain bottleneck issue affecting its port.
EP. 8 - Robert Hertzberg
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with California Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg to discuss his impressive bio and body of work. Senator Hertzberg discusses what sparked his interest in politics, his work in renewable energy, and how his work ethic affects his success.
Ep. 7 - YPG Founders
Listen to our latest podcast as NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with the Founders of the prestigious YPG Program on the occasion of its 15th anniversary. In this special episode, Jim Camp, Thomas Sherlock, Sayres Dudley and Al Beaudette discuss the genesis of the program, the original vision, and how YPG retained its relevancy over the last 15 years. The founders also discuss what the future looks like for this unique program.
Ep. 6 - Kevin Shannon, Newmark
Newmark Co-head of U.S. Capital Markets and self-proclaimed deal-junkie, Kevin Shannon sits down with NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal. Shannon shares what he believes is necessary to be successful in the commercial real estate industry, his thoughts on the post-pandemic markets, and the importance of giving back to the community.
Ep. 5 - Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor
NAIOP SoCal CEO Tim Jemal and Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang sit down to swap Michigan State University stories and discuss Prang's journey to California where he served as a council member and Mayor of the City of West Hollywood prior to his current role as Los Angeles County Assessor.
Ep.4 - Bridget Herdman, Herdman Architecture & Design
Tim Jemal, NAIOP SoCal CEO, sits down with the podcast's first female guest, Bridget Herdman. They have a conversation around growing up in a large family, making the scary jump from a secure-paying job to starting your own business, and what it is like being a woman in a male-dominated field.
Ep. 3 - Josh Childress, Landspire Group
Josh Childress and NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, discuss diversity, growing up in a family of all boys in Compton, CA, and playing professional basketball for the Atlanta Hawks and in Greece. Childress also shares the importance of changing the narrative around minority-owned businesses.
Ep. 2 - Vicente Sarmiento, Santa Ana Mayor
Vicente Sarmiento, Santa Ana's first new Mayor in 26 years, sits down with NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal.
Ep. 1 - Kim Snyder, Prologis
NAIOP SoCal CEO, Tim Jemal, sits down with Kim Snyder, President of Prologis' West Region.