COVID-19 has rocked a seemingly invincible economy. There has been a significant impact to the real estate industry with the office and retail sectors of commercial real estate bearing the brunt of nonessential business shutdowns. Additionally, ballot measures and regional activity continue to bring changes. This webinar speaks to current economic circumstances, predictions for additional difficulties in the foreseeable future, and the anticipated pivot to recovery thereafter. Join us as we explore economic trends in real estate.


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Real Estate Industry Panel Discussion

  • November 2020 California ballot measures and what is on the horizon
  • Industry trends in California

Brad Marsh, Co-Managing Shareholder, Co-Chair, US State and Local Tax Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Eric Hu, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Advisory Specialist, Wells Fargo Private Bank 
Colin Yasukochi, Executive Director, CBRE Tech Insights Center

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Economist Update with Keynote Speaker Anirban Basu

  • Economic performance and the impact on residential and commercial real estate
  • Likely trajectories for the broader economy and real estate going forward
  • Labor market, evidence of altered behavior, interest rates, and capital availability



Anirban Basu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sage Policy Group, Inc. 
Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm. The firm provides strategic analytical services to real estate developers and owners, construction, manufacturers, suppliers, law firms, medical systems and government agencies. 


Juliet Song, Partner, Real Estate Services Leader, California, Marcum LLP 
Juliet Song is a Partner at Marcum LLP, focusing on integrated tax services to real estate owners, builders, lenders, and real estate professionals. She is a regular speaker on tax issues impacting the real estate industry.