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Evolution Not Revolution — Navigating the Road Back with Real-Time Data from Silicon Valley’s Top Brokers

NAIOP Silicon Valley invites you to register for our annual Brokers Panel which will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Always one of NAIOP Silicon Valley’s premier informational events, our panel of thought-leaders from Silicon Valley will discuss their views on commercial real estate leasing trends over the past twelve months, as well as give a glimpse into what 2022 holds for CRE.


Member: $85.00
Non-Member: $105.00

Date: Wednesday, May 18th

Schedule of Events:
4:00 PM – Registration / Networking
4:30-6:00 PM – Panel + Q&A
6:00-7:00 PM – Hosted Networking Reception

Santa Clara Towers
3965 Freedom Circle Santa Clara, CA 95054

Moderator: Dan Amend, President | ACRE Investments

Dan Amend is a 25+ year veteran of Silicon Valley Commercial Real Estate Development.  He recently formed ACRE Investments, a firm specializing in investments, consulting, and management.



Chris Shepherd, Executive Vice President | CBRE

Based in San Jose, Chris Shepherd is an Executive Vice President at CBRE and serves on the company’s leadership team for the global Tech and Media Practice Group. Specializing in strategic advisory for both Occupiers and Investors/Developers, Chris has established himself as a market leader, particularly in the tech and biotech industries. Based on his diversified experience and working on some of the most notable transactions in Silicon Valley, Chris is known for his creative deal structuring, acute market knowledge, and solutions-based approach to real estate. Consistently ranked as a top Silicon Valley and CBRE producer nationally.

Some of Chris’s Tenant clients include: Sony (Playstation), Snap, Wayfair, Zoox, Cepheid, Lucid Motors and Boston Scientific. His landlord clients include: Related Companies, Westbank, Lane Partners, Hudson Pacific Properties and Washington Holdings.

Mike Saign, Vice Chairman |  Newmark

Mike Saign is a Vice Chairman in Newmark’s Silicon Valley office and specializes in office and R&D leasing advisory. Mike works with a wide range of occupiers from high-growth startups to established global corporations as well as the largest institutional owners and local developers across Silicon Valley. Over the last five years alone Mike and his team have completed over 6.5 million square feet of transactions with a total consideration in excess of 3 billion dollars. In 2021 he was involved in the largest private office lease of the year in the United States representing Tishman Speyer in a 719,037 square foot lease to Facebook. Mike has been recognized by Real Estate Forum as one of the Top 50 Under 40 rising commercial real estate professionals in the country and was one of the first brokers in Silicon Valley to have earned Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation. Mike is a graduate of Boston College where he rowed on the crew team.

Nate Jones, Director | Eastdil Secured

Nate Jones, a Director at Eastdil Secured based in Silicon Valley, focuses on office, R&D, and life science asset and portfolio dispositions and joint venture equity raises. Nate and his team at Eastdil Secured have been the most active advisor in Silicon Valley over the past 5 years selling over 90 properties totaling over $15B.

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