2021 Commercial Real Estate Outlook: The Future of Offices, Leasing, Work-from-Home, and More!
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Section: News

The State of California has entered the Orange Tier with a possible 100% opening of the economy slated for June 15 per Governor Gavin Newsom. 
What does this mean for commercial and industrial office buildings? Find out at BOMA San Diego’s May Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 12pm. A panel of brokers and an economist will share their insights and predictions for the impacts on the market. This is a discussion you won’t want to miss!  
NEW! So we can take one step closer to getting back to business as normal, we’ll also host networking breakout rooms 15 minutes before the start of the event. Say hello to your colleagues, make some new contacts, and start to rebuild your relationships on a more personal scale.  
Date: Tuesday, May 11
Time: Networking Breakouts 11:45am
Main Event 12:00pm
Where: BOMA San Diego Zoom 
Cost: BOMA San Diego Members Free 
Non-Members $20 
Register: Click this link to register
Meet the Panel
Carrie Bobb | Carrie Bobb & Co.:
Carrie Bobb is the CEO of hellojenny, Founder & CEO of Carrie Bobb & Co., and the Co-Founder of The Carrie Bobb Foundation. She is a consumer analytics nerd obsessed with purpose-driven business, placemaking through retail leasing, all things retail and helping both people & properties use digital platforms to drive revenue. 
Carrie has represented landlords such as IQHQ, Asana Partners, Kilroy Realty, Bosa Development, Protea Properties, TRC, Heitman and Regency Centers. She has completed over $2 billion in total consideration with retailers such as SoulCycle, Cinepolis, Sephora, Blue Bottle Coffee, North Italia, International Smoke, Salt & Straw, Drybar and several others.
Carrie is Co-Founder and on the executive board of the CRE Digital Army where she collaborates with radically talented CRE individuals and creates tools to help CRE professionals level up their personal brand. She is also a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council where she writes articles about using digital platforms in CRE.
Carrie is a wife and mom to three inquisitively adventurous kids and one ridiculous golden doodle. 
Jamal Brown | The Ocean Company 
After spending 13 years at national commercial real estate firms, Jamal believed the business community deserved more transparency and better results. He formed The Ocean Company and used his wide range of real estate knowledge to create a platform that focuses on individual strategies for your company’s objectives.
His dedication to supporting local business owners and achieving their desired outcome in facility negotiations make him uniquely qualified to represent San Diego’s employers. 
A trusted advisor to tenants in the legal, technology, healthcare and life sciences industries, Jamal ensures that his clients are positioned to make well-informed business decisions based on empirical market data. His strengths are his commitment to each client’s interest, understanding the diverse needs of the companies he represents, and performing the economic analysis needed to structure real estate transactions to uniquely benefit each client. Taking the long-term approach with every relationship and continually adding value are qualities which distinguish him as a leader.
Jamal has 18 years of commercial real estate leasing, managing and sales experience. He has assisted companies with expansion and contraction strategies, buy vs. lease options, site selection, relocation, and facility acquisitions. In addition, Jamal has had experience managing office, industrial and retail property for individual owners. He has worked for such institutional clients as Kilroy Realty, RREEF, and TIAA-CREF, providing him with valuable insight into how the operating costs of commercial property add to the tenant’s total real estate expense.

Norm Miller, Ph.D., Hahn Chair and Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego

Norm Miller is the Hahn Chair and Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego, and Vice-President of the Homer Hoyt Institute, a think tank of global real estate scholars and industry research directors. Prior to joining USD, he was Academic Director and the founder of the real estate program at the University of Cincinnati. He also advises on the management of private wealth in real estate and stock portfolios, and serves on several advisory boards.   He has worked with CoStar and CBRE, Collateral Analytics and Black Knight, and the NMHC and NAA and others providing economic and real estate outlooks for both commercial and residential real estate and as a valuation expert for the FDIC. Currently he has been following PropTech trends and their integration into the real estate industry.