Join the ULI Los Angeles Young Leaders Group for a panel discussion on career development and tips on how to accelerate YOUR career.
Sandra Kulli, cultural anthropologist and strategist for developers across the US, will moderate a diverse panel of accomplished industry leaders based in Los Angeles. The panelists will speak on pivotal moments in their career (from starting a business, to getting promoted, to switching roles in the real estate industry) and key lessons learned in advancing their career. Pulling from their personal experiences, they will offer advice on how to achieve your career goals as an entry- or mid-level professional. We will end with an open Q&A and a 30-minute breakout room to network with panelists and fellow attendees. Unique to this event, we will distribute a contact list of panelists and attendees so you can follow up after the event and expand your network. Kickstart your career goals with fellow young professionals!
Pam Huning (CPM, RPA, FMA) is a seasoned commercial property management professional, with over 25 years of experience managing service delivery teams and providing superior client care locally and nationally. She joined Lincoln Property Company West (LPC West) in 2017 as the Senior Vice President responsible for expanding client relationships, ensuring client satisfaction and identifying opportunities to grow the company’s third-party business lines, including development, entitlements, property management, and construction management services. She previously served as Asset Services Director for CBRE (formerly Trammell Crow Company), and as Director of Operations for Douglas Emmett. She has also worked for Charles Dunn Company, Cushman & Wakefield, and Premisys Real Estate Services.
Sandra Kulli consults with builders, MPCs, mixed-use developers, and cities on marketing strategy, working with over 100 companies on 183 communities with a sales volume exceeding $5 billion throughout the US and in Japan, Dubai, New Zealand, Sweden, England, and Mexico. She’s passionate about collaboration with great teams, loves her native city of Los Angeles, lived in Silver Lake and Echo Park in the 1970s and taught in LAUSD in Watts, Glassell Park and El Sereno. Sandra has served on ULI national advisory panels including the Memphis Riverfront Development, Philadelphia Main Street in Ardmore, and Malden/Everett Revitalization in Boston. She chaired The Sears/Boyle Heights Technical Advisory Panel. She was on the ULI teams that wrote “Ten Principles for Successful Development Around Transit” and “Ten Principles for Rethinking the Mall” and “Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places.” And Kulli contributed to ULI’s 2016 “Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate.” She also contributed to the “Building Healthy Places Tookit: strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment.” With an office in the Arts District at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), Sandra is surrounded by entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists and policymakers working on LA’s green economy. And dozens of great places to eat, just a walk or a bike ride away! Sandra’s a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Master's degree from Boston University. She has served on the boards of KCRW, The Vine, ULI-Los Angeles, Abode Communities, and CicLAvia. She’s an ardent city bike rider, traveler, and remains endlessly curious about how we can create ever-better new communities within our urban fabric.
Gabe Hungerford is responsible for acquisitions for the Los Angeles Business Unit of Trammell Crow Company, including financial and market analysis, entitlements, transaction structuring and documentation. His primary property types include office, medical office, and Public Private Partnerships (P3). During his TCC tenure, Hungerford has underwritten and analyzed numerous development projects from conceptual underwriting to detailed budgeting. Recently, Hungerford has focused on major P3 projects in the Los Angeles pipeline including Metro NoHo, Vermont Corridor, and MLK Medical Office Building. Prior to joining Trammell Crow Company, Hungerford worked as a Research Manager at CBRE, Inc. In this role, Hungerford assembled and led an eight-person analyst team with an and implemented a proprietary $7M database pilot and shaped processes for national scalability. He also designed countless point-of-sale deliverables for field professionals and management alike, earning national recognition for innovation.
Garland is a hyper-connector, inclusion strategist and leadership business partner. She is a part of CBRE’s Pacific Southwest region’s People team based out of our Los Angeles office with 8 years’ experience within the commercial real estate industry and over 15 year’s experience within talent acquisition. In addition, she works extensively with a variety of university student organizations, professional development organizations, employee resource groups and community leaders to build bridges and impactful partnerships. Her mission is to solve problems by increasing the number of seats at the table and by broadening the makeup of the people who occupy those seats. By doing this, she believes all interests can be met and all parties can win. Garland is also the creator and host of “Full Circle with Garland,” a weekly podcast where she dives into conversations with diverse entrepreneurs, executives and thought leaders who share her interest in greater social impact, true inclusion, and sustainable wealth building. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in American Studies and a MS In HR Development. Lastly, she’s on the board of African American Real Estate Professional Los Angeles (AAREP LA), the advisory board for Real Estate Association of Latinx professional (REAL) and an active member of ULI Los Angeles Urban Plan committee.
Since 1995, Eric has been a faculty member in accounting and real estate at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he has been voted Teacher of the Year sixteen times by Anderson's MBA students, has been awarded the Citibank Teaching Award (1998) and the Neidorf Decade Teaching Award (2008), both voted upon by a committee of faculty members, and received the University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015. He has also received recognition by Bloomberg-Business Week as one of the Top Ten Most Popular Business School Professors in the country, and recognition as one of the most influential business school faculty alive today. He has taught courses at UC Berkeley, George Washington University, and the Helsinki School of Economics, and created a series of 12 lectures on accounting and finance for the Great Courses (the Teaching Company). He teaches in the areas of cost/managerial accounting, financial accounting (beginning through advanced), financial statement analysis, equity valuation, corporate financial reporting, and real estate investment and finance to undergraduate, graduate, and Executive Education students. He created Insight FSA, an analytical software tool to automatically and critically measure, evaluate, and report upon the financial accounting and corporate reporting risk for public companies via Edgar On-line. In addition, he has advised numerous Full-time and Fully Employed MBA field study teams and consulted for large and small firms, nationally and globally, and is a frequent lecturer on varied financial, accounting, and corporate reporting topics. He has led student travel groups to Brazil, China, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi. He has served as an expert witness and consultant for commercial litigation, involving matters of corporate financial reporting and disclosure, audit effectiveness, valuation, real estate due diligence and related practices, and overall damage analyses. Outside of campus, Mr. Sussman is president of Amber Capital, Inc., Manager of Fountain Management, LLC and Clear Capital, LLC, and Managing Partner of Sequoia Real Estate Partners, and the Pacific Value Opportunities and Clear Opportunity Funds, which have acquired, rehabilitated, developed, and managed over two million square feet of residential and commercial real estate in the past 20 years. The firms' portfolio presently consists of industrial, multi-family residential, single-family residential, and retail properties (approximately 4,000 residential units and over half a million square feet of commercial space).