ULI Los Angeles: Black History Month - A Conversation of Change + Networking Event


2024-02-15T18:00:00 - 2024-02-15T20:00:00

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    The Live Hotel Will open in a new window 1901 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States


    Standard Pricing Until February 15 Members Non-Members
    Private $40.00 $55.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $30.00 $40.00
    Retired $40.00 N/A
    Student $20.00 $30.00
    Under Age 35 $30.00 $40.00
    Join us for networking & a panel discussion presented by the ULI LA DEI Committee!

    Hear from CRE Finance leaders as we have a compelling discussion on the current impacts in the community, latest industry trends, and the outlook for Diversity & Inclusion in the business.

    6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Check-in, Reception, Networking
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Panel Discussion and Q/A
    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Reception and Networking

    Event Details:
    • This event is open to everyone!
    • Catering is provided by Fixins Soul Kitchen.
    • The event will take place in The Live Hotel's Banquet Room.
    • Parking is available on 944 South Bonnie Brae Street.
    • View the event/parking map.


    The Live Hotel 1901 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States

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    Matthew Ridley


    After 7 years of working at Chase bank in Columbus, Ohio in a number of different capacities, my career finally transitioned over to the Commercial Real Estate industry after studying the business for more than 10 years. After spending more than one year at a Morgan Management property, I joined The Woodmont Company in 2014 to oversee Specialty Leasing at Eastland Mall in Columbus, OH. While in the Specialty Leasing Manager role, I've filled space in the former Radio Shack and DEB spaces faster than several other Centers around Central Ohio. In October 2016, I leased out the 20,192 SF former Firestone building to Buckeye Motor Sales. As of January 2018, I've joined CIM Group as the Specialty Leasing Associate at Hollywood & Highland. Deals completed include the Sanrio Flagship store & The Academy's Oscars Pop-Up Shop. Joined Unbail-Rodamco-Westfield in 2019 as Specialty Leasing Manager, leasing in the inaugural Westfield Holiday Market & earning Top Deal honors including URW department awards. In 2020, joined Primestor Development as Real Estate Manager. Duties included Permanent & Specialty Leasing in centers such as Panorama Mall, Sylmar Towne Center & azalea Regional Shopping Center. Got Panorama Mall to 100% occupancy as of September 2022. Proudly joined Macerich as Leasing Manager in November 2022, permanent leasing at Pacific View in Ventura among other leasing assignments.

    Bryce Grandison

    Langdon Park Capital

    Bryce works in a variety of roles within Langdon Park Capital’s Asset Management team, primarily responsible for providing critical analytical, managerial and research support for all properties within the firm’s investment portfolio. Prior to joining Langdon Park Capital, Grandison served as Asset Management and Acquisitions Intern at Waterford Property Company, where he managed external reporting for a $2.8 billion workforce housing portfolio, built relevant portfolio optimization models and researched potential acquisitions opportunities. Before that, Grandison worked for a global retail company as a team leader and project manager focused on process improvement and implementing systems to increase the firm’s overall efficiency and productivity. Grandison currently serves as Next Generation Ambassador for the Los Angeles chapter of African American Real Estate Professionals, an organization dedicated to providing a supportive network for Black professionals working in the commercial real estate industry. Grandison’s community service experience also includes volunteering as Operations Manager at his then startup church, located in Pomona, California. Grandison received his Masters of Science in Real Estate from Chapman University in May 2023. He previously received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Azusa Pacific University.

    Amiyr Jackson

    Vice President, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

    Mr. Jackson joined Oaktree in 2021 from Artemis Real Estate Partners, where he was most recently a senior associate. Prior thereto, Mr. Jackson was with Regent Properties as a senior analyst focused on acquisitions and development. He began his career at Bellwether Asset Management as an analyst. Mr. Jackson received a B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Jackson is a Sophomore Program Team Lead with Minds Matter Southern California, which transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for success in college and beyond.

    Daria Walker

    Walker Realty Capital

    Daria is a mortgage broker focused in the San Francisco and Los Angeles commercial real estate markets, she has established a reputation for professionalism, dedication, and leadership. ?Since 2013, Daria has been involved in the origination of over a half-billion dollars in debt transactions, and has worked for major firms, including Umpqua Bank, NAI, and Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation. The vast network of lenders she has built over the years, coupled with a history of successfully navigating the often complex and arduous deal process, ensures the highest level of support and service to every client. Over the years, Daria has broadened her focus from stabilized assets to include value-add strategies, construction projects, and complicated real estate-based SBA financing for startups. Additionally, she has substantial relationships across all lending platforms, including those from investment banks, CMBS lenders, community banks, credit unions, private equity firms, insurance companies, private money lenders, and various funds. With strategic partnerships, Daria is also able to source equity on select projects. Daria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and a Master of Science in financial analysis and investment management from Saint Mary’s College of California. She is also the current chair of the Los Angeles Mortgage Association, and runs 'Women of Real Estate" a private networking organization for women in commercial real estate pursuing executive level careers.