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NAIOP Silicon Valley Brokers Panel

Register for one of the NAIOP Silicon Valley Chapter’s most popular events of the year – The Annual Brokers Panel on Wednesday, March 6 at Santa Clara Square. You are invited to hear from leading commercial real estate professionals as they discuss current leasing trends and provide valuable insights into what our CRE community should expect for the coming year. Moderated by Chase Lyman, Sobrato, panelists will discuss Silicon Valley-wide trends in the office, R&D, industrial, and life science asset classes.

Panelists include:

  • Erik Hallgrimson, Vice Chairman – Cushman & Wakefield
  • Chris Shepherd, Vice Chairman – CBRE
  • Ben Stern, Vice Chairman – Newmark

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President’s Council Members

Are you a member of our Chapter’s President’s Council? President’s Council Members receive complimentary tickets to the Annual Brokers Panel. Contact us today for your special discount code.

Event Details

Santa Clara Square
2625 Augustine Drive, Suite 125, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Registration Fees:

  • Chapter Members – $120
  • Non-Member – $150
  • Elected Officials – $50
  • Students – $25


Erik Hallgrimson, Vice Chairman – Cushman & Wakefield
Erik Hallgrimson is the broker clients turn to for expert advice on complicated transactions, knowing he provides more detailed analysis and a compelling understanding of real estate markets in Silicon Valley and beyond. Erik is one of the region’s most successful commercial real estate brokers. His success comes from his comprehensive knowledge, deep industry relationships, and over two decades of experience. His experience is highly varied and, thanks to his deep experience, he can provide expert representation to investors, developers, and tenants alike.

Chris Shepherd, Vice Chairman – CBRE
Chris Shepherd is an Executive Vice President and member of the Technology and Media Practice leadership group at CBRE. Since starting his career at CBRE in 2005, Chris has established himself as a market leader in representing Technology firms to create and execute their real estate strategies. He has negotiated some of the most notable and complicated transactions in the market on behalf of his clients ranging from venture-backed start-ups to publicly traded corporations. Chris’ roster of global accounts includes Lumentum, Magic Leap, and A10 Networks.

Ben Stern, Vice Chairman – Newmark
One of the most active agents in Northern California, Ben Stern is a top-producing agent for Newmark. As a vice chairman in the Palo Alto office, Ben advises clients on the development and implementation of real estate strategies and headquarter planning. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to startups looking for their first facility. Ben joined the firm in 2004, bringing with him an entrepreneurial background in brokerage, technology, financial services and healthcare. Since then, he has become one of the company’s top-producing agents, having directly managed the successful completion of over 1,200 headquarters leases, ground leases, build-to-suits, sales and acquisitions totaling 15 million square feet and worth more than $4 billion in consideration. 

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