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Smart Acquisition Strategies for an Ever-Changing Real Estate Cycle

  • 14-Jun-2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • The Grand, Long Beach, CA
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Smart Acquisition Strategies for an Ever-Changing Real Estate Cycle

Register now and join Developers, Multi-Family Investors, other distinguished guests, and our Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council members for breakfast. 

Topic: Want to learn about smart acquisition strategies for an ever-changing real estate cycle? Join us and find out from one of the leading acquisition firms, Perry Schonfeld and from one of the nation's leading structural engineers, Ken O'Dell.

Date: Friday, June 14

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


The Grand
4101 E Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90815


   Ken O’Dell, S.E., Principal, MHP Structural Engineers

Ken O’Dell, a 30-year veteran of the structural engineering industry, is one of five principals leading MHP Structural Engineers, a Long Beach-based firm specializing in the seismic evaluation and retrofit of high-rise and mid-rise structures, structural due diligence and structural design of projects for civic, education and institutional clients.

As Principal, he shares responsibility for managing MHP’s long-standing client relationships, designing structural systems, supporting a team of 40 employees and overseeing company operations across two office locations. Ken’s structural expertise includes wood, steel, cast-in-place concrete and prestressed concrete design. Since joining MHP, Ken has served as Engineer-of-Record and Senior Assessor for significant projects within the hospitality, multi-family, commercial and education sectors. He also serves as an expert forensic witness for client cases involving structural concerns and construction defects.

Aside from his professional responsibilities, Ken is actively involved in the structural engineering community, serving as President-Elect of Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) and as Vice President of the Foundation for Interdisciplinary Studies supporting California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. O’Dell is also a certified volunteer Disaster Service Worker for the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal-EMA) Safety Assessment Program.

 Perry Schonfeld, Principal & COO, LBA

Mr. Schonfeld is the Principal and Chief Operating Officer for LBA and has over 38 years of experience in the financial and commercial real estate industries.  Since joining LBA in 1997, he has evolved into overseeing the overall operations of the company and currently serves on LBA’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining LBA, Mr. Schonfeld was an Associate Director for Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc., handling both asset and property management services for the Southern California region.  Mr. Schonfeld has been as a member of BOMA Orange County since 1997 and is a past President of the Orange County chapter. Mr. Schonfeld has also served on the BOMA International Executive Committee from 2007 to 2011 and as Chair of the BOMA International Nominating Committee from 2014-2015 and currently a BOMA Fellow as well as a member of the National Advisory Council.  He also is a Committee Member of the Real Estate Roundtable, an Advisory Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, and on the Board of Directors of the charitable organization Our Father’s Table. He also is a Committee Member of the Real Estate Roundtable, an Advisory Board Member of the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission.


  Elise Puritz, Director of Business Development, MHP 

As Director of Business Development for MHP Structural Engineers, Elise is responsible for establishing strategic partnerships and developing client relationships across MHP’s Long Beach and San Diego office locations. Elise oversees MHP’s relationship alignment across four service lines: design and renovations, seismic evaluations and retrofits, equipment and component anchorage and structural due diligence for sectors including office, industrial, multifamily, senior housing, healthcare, education, civic and hospitality.


  • 7:30 am: Member Networking
  • 7:45 am: Member Introductions
  • 8 am: Discussion Begins
  • 9 am: Meeting concludes

Firm profiles:


For over 40 years, MHP has provided exceptional, responsive structural engineering service to their clients, developing long-term relationships, growing their expertise, and making buildings safe. Today, MHP is expanding to serve more clients throughout the western states and beyond, offering services in the design and due diligence arenas, with a particular expertise in seismic evaluation and strengthening of their existing building inventory. Their partners and staff are committed to enhancing the field of structural engineering, and the communities and people they serve. MHP actively participates in technical committees and code development, provides educational opportunities for professionals, clients and staff, and enjoys involvement in numerous philanthropic endeavors.


LBA Realty is a full service real estate investment and management company with a diverse portfolio of office and industrial properties in major markets throughout the western United States including California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and Utah. The foundation of their company is to create and execute customized value creation programs for individual properties to develop strong customer relationships. 

About Us: The Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council provides strong advocacy, education, and business opportunities through a powerful Long Beach & South Bay based network. Since 1992 our members' participation and dedication have led us to become the leading organization for developers, CRE brokerage, construction, lending, title & escrow, local government, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate in the greater Long Beach and South Bay area.

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