University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate to Host

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2008 — On Jan. 22, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate will host its 12th Annual Real Estate Conference at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Angelo Mozilo, chairman and CEO of Countrywide Financial Corp., headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., will be the keynote speaker. The conference will include panel discussions of nationally recognized speakers, focusing on capital markets and trends in commercial real estate markets and property types, as well as the profitability of sustainable real estate.

The first panel will focus on, “What Are the Capital Markets Telling Us?” and include panelists: Steven Osgood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of DuPont Fabros, Washington, D.C.; Janice Sears, managing director and western region head of Bank of America Securities, San Francisco; and Burl East, managing principal of Silver Portal Capital, San Diego. The second panel will explore the “Hard Facts about the Economics of Building Green/Sustainable Community Development” and include panelists Jay Spivey, director of new product development and analytics at CoStar Group, Atlanta; and Norm Miller, professor of real estate at USD’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, San Diego. The conference will conclude with a discussion of “Commercial Real Estate Markets and Property Types – Heading North or South?” by Mary Ludgin, managing director of private real estate equity at Heitman, Chicago; and Robert M. (Bob) White, president of Real Capital Analytics, New York City.

For a detailed conference agenda, or to register for the event, go to For questions and fax or mail-in registrations, contact Jodi Waterhouse, at or at 619-260-4231. For media requests, contact Jeryldine Tully at or 619-260-4786.

Founded in 1993 and formally dedicated in 2004, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach and research services to advance responsible leadership in the real estate profession. The Center offers a Master of Science in Real Estate degree, an undergraduate minor in real estate, a Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development and several industry conferences a year. For more information, visit


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