Webinar: California Retail Reboot

by Sarah Daniels

On May 21, Shopping Center Business, Western Real Estate Business and California Centers magazines hosted “California Retail Reboot: How Will California’s Retail and Restaurant Sector Recover Post-Coronavirus?” Experts from California’s retail sector gathered to discuss the future of California retail and how to ensure the success of tenants and their properties.

Topics discussed include the following:

  • ​How will California retailers, restaurants and developers adapt?
  • How will landlords and retail property owners support tenants and customers?
  • What do brokers and investors need to know about the retail landscape and changes due to COVID-19?


  • Jonathan Lorenzen of Allen Matkins (moderator)
  • Kyle Kavanaugh of Main + Main
  • Howard Samuels of Samuels & Company
  • Matthew Berger of Brixmor Property Group
  • Jeff Kreshek of Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Philip D. Voorhees of CBRE

Webinar sponsors:

Allen Matkins is a California-based law firm with more than 200 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco. The firm’s areas of focus include real estate, construction, land use, environmental and natural resources; corporate and securities, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and creditors’​ rights, joint ventures and tax; labor, employment; and trials, litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution in all of these areas.

Brixmor is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates a high-quality, national portfolio of open-air shopping centers. Its 400+ retail centers comprise approximately 73 million square feet of prime retail space in established trade areas.

CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

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