Webinar: Development & Technology

Technology platforms are changing the way developers and brokers are identifying development opportunities. John Jung (Brick + Work), Laurie Lustig - Bower (CBRE), and Stephen Anderson (5th Street Ventures) will share on how they leverage technology to help them become successful. Join CCIM Greater Los Angeles Chapter!





Laurie Lustig-Bower -Executive Vice President

Ms. Lustig-Bower began her career in commercial real estate 3years ago with CBRE and now holds the title of Executive Vice President with the firm. Her Executive Vice President title, given to those among the highest level of revenue production, is shared by approximately 75 of the 3,000 professionals within CBRE’s national platform. She is the founder and leader of Team Lustig-Bower, a group of eight professionals specializing in the sales of apartment buildings, condominium conversions/reversions and land for development of multi-housing properties. In the past sixteen years alone, Ms. Lustig-Bower and her team have handled over $10 billion in real estate transactions. Ms. Lustig-Bower has been rated as one of the top brokers in the United States for the past 2yearsAs one of the first brokers to focus on marketing Los Angeles properties to the international market, Ms. Lustig-Bower is known for selling the eight-acre Robinsons May development site at 9900 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills for $500 million in 2007 to a London based buyer and then again in 2014 to a China-based buyer.



John Jung – Co - Founder

John served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a scout paratrooper. After
tours in Egypt and Kosovo, John learned that one of the most important
factors in resolving conflict were having empathy for everybody involved and
staying the course when all communication has broken down. It’s this core
the value that led him to want to get into the mortgage industry in 2009 shortly
after the real estate financial crisis had decimated property values and
funding had dried up for most lenders and banks. He would eventually
launch  Trupath Lending, a fintech real estate loan company to try and solve
the many problems of an antiquated industry by leveraging the latest in
technology to deliver a more efficient and pleasant experience for

The next challenge was trying to find solutions for the growing housing
crisis in Los Angeles and identifying how challenging it is to navigate
through the complex zoning code to help in the initial identification and due
diligence process. This led him to team up with Alex to start Brick+Work a
platform that is providing this information at lower cost points and working
to build more tools and provide relevant data that can help stakeholders
innovate to develop smarter cities.




Stephen Anderson - Managing Director 
5th Street Ventures

He has 16 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, entitlements, design, capital raising and development. Recently he led acquisitions and development for CityView.  Prior to joining CityView, Anderson worked at the Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles for five years where he managed the approval and financing for more than 1,000 units of market and affordable housing across Los Angeles.  Prior to that, he worked at Macerich leading the financing, entitlement and expansion of the firm’s regional mall portfolio. Anderson also worked for Tishman Speyer on acquisitions and development in San Francisco. He has a Bachelor of Science in Planning and Development, Minor in Architecture and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.



Francisco Williams, CCIM - CEO
Williams Capital Group

As the founding member of the Williams Capital Group, Francisco has been responsible for establishing the foundation for the firm’s core investment philosophy. Under Francisco’s leadership, Williams Capital Group has launched its first fund vehicle in addition to structuring a strategic partnership to provide deal origination and loan servicing to institutional investors with Capital Direct Funding. As Williams Capital Group’s CEO, Francisco is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the firm and is embedded in the capital formation and execution of each of the strategies the firm undertakes.

Francisco began his career in Mortgage Banking origination at Capital Direct Funding, Inc., as part of a team that serviced real estate principals throughout California. In 2015, Francisco transitioned into Commercial Real Estate Brokerage working as an Investment Analyst. While expanding his expertise, Francisco has completed and advised an excess of $100 M in CRE transaction volume.

Francisco is an active member of the Certified Commercial Real Estate Member Institute (CCIM), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  Francisco currently sits on the board of CCIM Greater Los Angeles Chapter. He previously held a seat on the board of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP-LA) and East Valley Boys and Girls Club. Francisco graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. He holds global designations of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is a California Licensed Real Estate Broker.


June 03, 2020 - VIRTUAL


11:00 AM


June 03, 2020 at 11:00am - 12pm

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