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The Forum: Oakland…The New Frontier – A Changing Face in the Bay Area Landscape

May 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Forum - Oakland The New Frontier

The Forum is a series of engaging conversations focused on relevant and important topics impacting Bay Area lifestyle. Inspiring and provocative influencers and experts are invited to participate in open and frank discussions. Guests range from artists, entrepreneurs, and futurists to business leaders, tech pioneers and elected officials.

Gain an insider’s perspective through a candid conversation on local real estate development projects, government policies, opportunities and economic impacts from two panels of locally active real estate developers and elected officials.

What are the major residential and commercial projects impacting the community? What level of involvement will local developers and contractors have in upcoming ventures? Who are the players? Where do the elected officials stand? What job opportunities exist now, during and after the development cycle? How are community needs addressed in the development of the “new” Oakland?



LIGHTNING TALK: Oakland Development Overview – Projects, Players and Pricing
Regina Davis, Regina Davis Consulting

“What’s ahead?” Affordability • Contracts • Diversity • Equity • Employment • Land Use • Millennials • Opportunity • Technology


  • Regina Davis, Regina Davis Consulting; Fmr CEO, San Francisco Housing Development
  • Gregory Hunter, Director, Cushman Wakefield; Fmr Deputy Director, Community & Economic Development Agency, Oakland


Public Sector

  • Lynette McElhaney, President, Oakland City Council
  • Nate Miley, Supervisor, Alameda County
  • Sandre Swanson, Fmr State Assembly Member; Fmr Deputy Mayor, City of Oakland

Private Sector

  • Charmaine Curtis, Principal, Curtis Development
  • Alan Dones, Managing Partner, SUDA LLC
  • Michael Johnson, President, UrbanCore Development


  • Associated Real Property Brokers – Steve Peterson, President
  • National Association of Minority Contractors (NorCal) – Pete Varma, President


  • Tomiquia Moss, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Libby Schaff


Enjoy a cocktail or bite at Pican Restaurant (1/2 block away) immediately following the FORUM. Your paid FORUM admission includes a $15 Pican gift certificate (not applicable towards taxes or gratuity), usable May 25-29, 2016. No minimum purchase required. Limited quantity, purchase early!

$20 Early Bird (limited quantity), includes $15 Pican gift certificate (reg $35 Premium)
7:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm) • Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway

100 Black Men of the Bay Area • African American Employee Network (AAEN Bay Area) • Associated Real Property Brokers • #BPN Bay Area • CDA Consulting Group • Comcast • Dignity Housing West • Hands Helping Hands • LA Jones & Associates • National Association of Minority Contractors (Northern California) • National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Oakland Bay Area Chapter) • Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce • Onyx Community Connection • Pican Restaurant • San Francisco Board of Realtist • SUDA LLC • Union Bank


May 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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