Shark Tank brings together aspiring real estate developers and veterans in the real estate community to evaluate real investment opportunities.
Join us and watch as a panel of expert “Sharks” analyze two developers’ projects using the same methodologies typical in a closed-door development pitch. Take a peek behind those doors as the “Sharks” employ their years of experience to critique proposals and give insight for aspiring investors.
This year, the Sharks will be representative of various backgrounds—finance, architecture, urban planning, and development—to give the candidates a comprehensive set of constructive feedback. Our two developers will pitch their live deals including a mixed-use, active adult community in La Cañada Flintridge, and a 120-unit Class A Multifamily project in San Pedro.
Lina is a creative thinker and seasoned project lead, driven by a deep passion for urban development and design-driven ventures. Prior to real estate development, background in finance, strategic planning, fashion and consumer retail landscape. Lina is currently a Vice President of Development for CIM Group.
Lee Rubinoff is the Head of Acquisitions & Operations at Urban Stearns. Leveraging 10+ years of experience, skills and knowledge of real estate finance and consulting, Lee develops and implements the acquisition and investment strategy for the Urban Stearns. Prior to co-founding Urban Stearns, Lee was responsible for asset management and acquisition activities at James Investment Partners. He managed the firm's quarter billion dollar portfolio and assisted in the acquisition of $100+ million of multifamily value-add real estate. Lee previously worked as a Senior Consultant for Deloitte’s advisory practice. His responsibilities included supporting AECOM, an international real estate developer, in managing capital expenditures on a $6 billion building program which constructed 60+ new structures in Los Angeles. He also consulted for businesses in the financial services, entertainment and technology sectors.
Julie Eizenberg, FAIA, RAIA, LFRAIA, Founding Principal has given visibility to the design value and potential of community projects in a people-oriented practice. Her focus on the user experience, whether of an individual, community, or the public at large brings an empathetic perspective that underpins how the firm transforms mundane programs into places of ease and generosity. Julie teaches around the world, and has been a frequent adviser to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design and outspoken advocate on the value of social impact design. She is a board member of Public Architecture, the School of Architecture at Taliesin and FYI Films.
Zachary D. Streit has arranged and closed in excess of $1 billion and has underwritten in excess of $6 billion of debt and equity financings for a broad array of real estate transactions. He has significant experience arranging and closing construction loans, CMBS loans and private/hard money loans across all commercial property types. Zachary’s clients recognize him for his relentless focus on execution and responsiveness.
Dana is the founder and owner of three6ixty. She envisioned the company as a full-service land use and entitlement firm that combined her experience with fast-paced project and construction management with her education and knowledge of urban planning and regulatory processes. After working as a Director of Development at Urban Pacific Builders and Vice President of Development at John Laing Homes, Dana started working independently in 2007 and founded three6ixty in 2012. Dana’s 25 years of project management experience, extensive knowledge of zoning code and land use policy, and an intuitive strategic approach ensures that three6ixty clients have the best guidance with their development projects internally, with cities and with local communities.
Alexandra Hack is Principal of Cedar Street Partners LLC responsible for overseeing all aspects of entitlement, financing and development process for 600 Foothill. She has over seven years of experience in the real estate finance and development in Los Angeles and New York. She has extensive experience working on large-scale ground up development projects, beginning her career working for developer Ian Bruce Eichner while still a graduate student in New York. Starting out as an analyst, Alex quickly rose through the ranks to Junior Development Officer at The Continuum Company, which to date has developed more than 14 million square feet totaling over $7 billion. She worked directly with Developer & CEO Ian Bruce Eichner in underwriting all development projects in the company’s pipeline.