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Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm focusing exclusively on investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services, with more than 1,700 investment professionals in offices throughout the United States and Canada. The firm has perfected a powerful property marketing system that integrates broker specialization by property type and market area; comprehensive investment research; a long-standing culture of information sharing; relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors; and state-of-the-art technology matching buyers and sellers. In 2016, the firm closed 8,995 transactions with a sales volume of approximately $42.3 billion.

Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) is a unique platform created to support the needs of institutional and sophisticated private investors. IPA is centered around a select national network of institutionally qualified brokerage professionals and supported by a robust technology platform and highly regarded research. IPA’s unique combination of real estate investment expertise, industry-leading technology, superior support services and acclaimed research will offer customized solutions for the acquisition and disposition of institutional multifamily properties and portfolios.


Caron is a full-service architecture firm that provides simple, elegant designs for a wide variety of national and international clients.

Since 2002, our experience in design and land-use planning allows us to offer streamlined project delivery resulting in unique and marketable design solutions. From up-front marketing feasibility studies all the way through design and construction administration, we strive to be our clients’ greatest advocate and prove that we are trusted project partners.

Simply put, our employees are our greatest asset. We value diversity and rely on the strength of our passionate, talented staff and their diverse cultural backgrounds, to bring a fresh perspective to each of our projects. This breadth of experience, combined with our transparent and collaborative approach, ensures our clients receive the best possible service and design solutions. At Caron, our commitment to clients is never to just meet expectations but to exceed them.

Columbia Pacific Advisors, is an alternative investment firm managing investments across a range of real estate, opportunistic, direct lending and hedged strategies. Our principals and professionals are personally invested alongside our limited partners, and we strive to generate compelling risk-adjusted returns on a consistent basis for our investors. Columbia Pacific Management was founded over twenty-five years ago by Daniel R. Baty and throughout its existence has delivered exceptional investment results by investing in the private market. In 2006, the Baty Family joined with Alex Washburn to launch Columbia Pacific Advisors (“CPA”), an alternative investment platform, to manage the alternative investments of the Baty family, Mr. Washburn and a limited number of outside investors. Today, CPA manages investments across multiple strategies including real estate equity and lending, growth capital, hedged, and opportunistic investing.


Engineered Tax Services (ETS) is a nationally licensed engineering firm with extensive experience in engineering-based specialty tax services yielding substantial tax incentives for companies of all sizes. ETS is one of the only qualified engineering firms with its own Professional Engineers, LEED Accredited Professionals, Certified Public Accountants, and Licensed Contractors on staff. ETS provides a full range of specialty tax incentives for real estate professionals including Cost Segregation, 263(a) Repairs vs. Capitalization, Disposition Studies, 179D EPAct, 45L, Utility Rebates and Refunds, Energy Audits, Modeling, and LEED Certifications. ETS averages over $44 million per month in refunds for clients, equating to hundreds of studies nationally. ETS is committed to providing the highest level of service and attention to detail in order to realize maximum benefits and ensure compliance of IRS guidelines. For more information, please contact us Engineered Tax Services at 800-236-6519 or visit

Kings III Emergency Communications has been providing complete, compliant and affordable emergency phone solutions for elevators, poolside, stairwells, parking areas and more for more than two decades. Our all-inclusive turnkey solution includes equipment, installation, maintenance and 24/7 monitoring at our very own Emergency Dispatch Center for one low price. Two key differentiators include our unique line seizure technology which eliminates costly dedicated emergency phone lines and our digital recording and storing of all calls. These coupled with many other value-added benefits allow us to reduce risk, reduce liability and potentially reduce costs for our customers. For more information on Kings III Emergency Communications, visit

Luther Burbank Savings is an FDIC insured, privately held, California based commercial bank with over $5.1 billion in assets. The Bank offers a variety of consumer and wholesale banking services focusing on single family, multifamily and commercial mortgage loan originations funded by retail deposits. Whether searching for an initial purchase or a refinance, Luther Burbank offers a wide variety of options to best suit customers’ needs • Financing for 5+ unit apartment buildings, multi-tenant office, retail, light industrial and mixed-use buildings • Hybrid and adjustable rate programs • Fixed terms from 3-20 years • Zero loan fee option • Amortization varies based on property type • Non-recourse available • Loan amounts up to $15,000,000. For more information, please visit Equal Housing Lender.

PGIM Real Estate Finance, the commercial mortgage business of PGIM, the trillion-dollar global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), is an international full-service, commercial and multifamily mortgage finance business with more than $88 billion in assets under management and administration as of Dec. 31, 2016. Leveraging a 140-year history of real estate finance, the company offers one of the most comprehensive lines of real estate finance products and originates loans for Fannie Mae DUS®, Freddie Mac and specialized affordable housing programs; FHA; Conduit; Prudential’s general account; and other institutional investors. For more information, please visit

As a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace, Valet Living has been setting the standard for doorstep collection and recycling since 1995. Approaching one million apartment homes serviced across more than 35 states, Valet Living has grown to become not just the only national provider of doorstep collection and recycling services, but also the only nationally-recognized full service amenities provider to the multifamily industry. In addition to doorstep collection, Valet Living’s turns, maintenance and pet station solutions make life easier for both property managers and residents, while improving property values. Valet Living is a portfolio company of the Private Equity Group of Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE: ARES) and Harvest Partners, LP.

At Webpass, we help residents and businesses by offering blazing fast, simple Internet in urban areas. We do this by creating our own Ethernet network and by making it affordable and reliable. We are a team of highly dedicated individuals who share two things: a passion for problem-solving, and a commitment to simplicity.

We’ve Come A Long Way.
It all started with one building in San Francisco. After experiencing success in the San Francisco Bay area, we realized that we could share this service with others and soon launched in San Diego, Miami, Chicago, Boston, and Denver.

Webpass was founded in 2003 by Charles Barr with the mission to be a leader in Internet excellence. The user-friendly Internet service has garnered rave reviews, drawing recognition from TechCrunch, SF Gate and Gigaom. In 2016, we were acquired by Google Fiber.

Today, Webpass powers tens of thousands of residential and business customers. Our service allows users to easily and quickly surf the Internet without modems, contracts, or gimmicks. We built Webpass to take the hassle out of Internet, so our customers can enjoy the simplicity of online surfing.

Williams Kastner has been serving clients in the Pacific Northwest since 1929. With attorneys in offices located in Washington, Oregon and Alaska as well as affiliated offices in China, the firm offers a full range of legal services to local and international clients. We are attorneys, paralegals, litigation assistants and support staff dedicated to advancing the business and personal objectives of our clients. We are focused on building bridges—combining wisdom and creativity—both in and out of the courtroom and boardroom.