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O’Connor & Associates Real Estate Forecast Events

Attend our ongoing series of real estate forecast events, a forum for sharing the most up-to-date trends and outlooks in a variety of commercial land uses including retail, office, apartment, industrial, hotel/lodging and land. Speakers include many of the most active and knowledgeable professionals in the real estate industry and reflect O’Connor & Associates’ commitment to excellence in providing real estate information.

For reservations please click the register link in the event’s section or e-mail

If you are a subject-matter expert and would like to speak at one of our events, contact Haley-Jane Gunn at 713-375-4205.

Lunch — 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – $35 (with reservation), $50 (without reservation)

2018 Real Estate Forecast Luncheon Schedule

Apartment/Multifamily Forecast Luncheon - Wednesday, February 14 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer

Speakers: Laurie Baker and Richard Zigler

Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Cost: $35.00/$50.00 at the door.

Tickets are available for purchase on our event page.

Meet the Speakers: 

Laurie Baker

Laurie Baker is Senior Vice President of Fund and Asset Management for Camden Property Trust. Baker is responsible for the creation, marketing, and administration of Camden’s first investment funds, which has $1.2 billion in assets. She is also a member of Camden’s investment committee and is responsible for leading the organization’s pricing and revenue strategies.

During her 19-year tenure with Camden, Baker has held several positions. As Regional Vice President, she was responsible for managing over 10,000 apartment homes in Texas. As Vice President of Property Services, she was responsible for building complimentary technology strategies to enhance revenues and decrease expenditures. She served as the executive sponsor for Camden’s technology initiative, which included managing several technology investments and the rollout of Camden’s web-based property management software, revenue management, and an online procurement system.

Before joining Camden, Baker was Vice President at Walden Residential Properties and spent nine years at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, MD. She holds a MBA in Finance from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.

She serves on the Board of Directors Executive Committee for the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), is a member of ULI’s Multifamily Bronze Council, and a frequent speaker in the multifamily industry. Baker was the 2016 President of CREW Network, a Past President for CREW Houston and in 2012 was honored as one of the Top 15 Women in Commercial Real Estate. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas and was recently recognized by Real Estate Forum as a Women of Influence for a third straight year.

Richard Zigler 

Richard serves as a Principal at Cypressbrook Company where he directs its multifamily acquisition activities. His primary duties include locating, analyzing, and pursuing multifamily acquisition and development opportunities. His responsibilities include due diligence, financing, and asset management of these assets. Richard also serves as a principal at Cypressbrook Capital Partners where he arranges debt and equity financing for commercial real estate. Prior to joining the Cypressbrook team, Richard worked for The Barvin Group where he handled acquisition, financing, and asset management for their multifamily portfolio. Prior to that, Richard served as Director at LMI Capital where he brokered 200 loans totaling over $1 billion in debt. Before that, Richard headed up site acquisition for The Kaplan Companies, a regional multifamily developer. Earlier in his career, Richard ran the research and consulting arm of O’Connor & Associates. At O’Connor Richard’s team collected and analyzed data on 16,000 multifamily and commercial properties throughout Texas and Richard served as primary feasibility consultant for real estate projects totaling in excess of $1.2 billion. Richard received a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law. In his spare time, Richard enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with his wife.

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