Although still a mix of art and science, Matt Fanoe says that increased education and advanced technology have contributed to a more scientific approach toward corporate real estate, and in that context, he discusses his approach to divesting assets as well as the importance of fiduciary responsibility and community partnerships. Matt also discusses how he’s moving from efficiency to effectiveness in real estate.
With over $1 billion in venture capital funds going to Los Angeles county and Orange county in the first two quarters of 2012, the area is emerging as a new hotspot for media and technology companies in California. Peter Belisle, Southwest Market Director for Jones Lang LaSalle, talks about trends in Silicon Beach and the growing appeal for companies to locate there, including the benefits the area provides that help recruit top talent.
Mary Jane Olhasso, Economic Development Administrator with the County of San Bernardino, talks about how the CRE 2020 research will help the County plan for and make investments to support the future of their workforce. Mary Jane references the STEAM disciplines — science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics—as fundamental to developing the knowledge base that corporations seek from local talent.