Summit Keynote Speaker to Discuss Urban Planning, Transportation, and Stakeholder Engagement

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April 18, 2018
Katherine Perez-Estolano will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Hollywood Economic Development Summit on Thursday, June 21st at the ArcLight Hollywood. The Hollywood Chamber’s 24th annual event will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Early Bird admission rate is $50 through May 31st. Register online at
Katherine Perez-Estolano will share her expertise in urban planning, real estate and infrastructure development, transportation, and stakeholder engagement to create vibrant cities in collaboration with public agencies, foundations, and businesses
Katherine is an Associate Principal at LA office as Cities Leader for Southern California. She focuses on expanding Arup relationships with cities in Southern California. Katherine has a strong background in community development, real estate and infrastructure development, transportation policy, and urban planning. Katherine implements Arup's Americas Cities Strategy, build on existing planning capabilities, and establish a transaction advice team in the Los Angeles region. She leads Arup's efforts in the Los Angeles market to deepen its engagements with mayors, city governments, developers, infrastructure owners and investors, and other key urban stakeholders in support of fostering sustainable, thriving, and climate change resilient cities. She brings extensive relationships in public, private, and non-profit sectors as well as with executive administrators and elected officials throughout the country.
Most recently, Katherine was a 2016 candidate for the California State Senate District 25, where she received over 31,000 votes, nearly 15% of the overall vote in a crowded field of six candidates. In 2011, she co-founded Estolano LeSar Perez(ELP) Advisors, a DBE/WBE minority woman owned company that provides integrated solutions to public agencies, foundations, business associations, and other stakeholders seeking to grow thriving, healthy, and vibrant communities. In this role, Katherine managed numerous transportation planning, development, and community engagement projects. Katherine has also served as the Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles District Council (ULI LA) (2008-2011); Vice President at Forest City Development; Executive Director at Transportation & Land Use Collaborative (2000-2005); Deputy Mayor for the City of Pasadena (1998-2000); and Transportation Manager for the City of South Pasadena (1996-98).
Katherine has served on numerous boards and commissions throughout her career. She has been invited to serve on the National Board of Directors for EcoDistricts beginning in 2017. In 2013, Katherine was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Board of Directors of the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) where she chaired the Land Use and Transit Subcommittee of the Board. She was a board member for New Economics for Women, a member of the California Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission, chaired the City of Pasadena Transportation Commission, was a Pasadena Heritage board member, and has been involved with several local and national industry and leadership organizations. Katherine is an adjunct professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California.
Attendees will be among the first to hear the results of the Hollywood Survey, an initiative commissioned by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of this survey is to help capture demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal analytics of the diverse people who make up this thriving community in the heart of Los Angeles. The goal is to further the economic revitalization of this historic community by helping businesses, investors, and policymakers better identify and understand “who” Hollywood is today; “what” drives behavior; and “how” respondents feel about various aspects of living, working and/or visiting Hollywood.
Attendees will also receive a copy of the popular Hollywood Economic Development Update 2018 which highlights projects currently under development in Hollywood, and the Chamber’s annual publication Hollywood Guide & Community Profile.
As of press time, the following sponsor businesses have been identified:
Diamond Level sponsors include J.H. Snyder Co.Kilroy Realty Corp.Strategic Legacy Investment Group.
Gold Level sponsors include American Commercial EquitiesArgyle HouseArmbruster Goldsmith & DelvacAvison YoungCIM GroupCounterintuity, LLCFaring CapitalGenslerHollywood CenterHudson Pacific Properties, Inc.Iron Mountain Entertainment ServicesJLLLaTerra DevelopmentParamount Contractors & DevelopersPavemint, LLCRelevant GroupRobertson Properties Group.
Silver Level sponsors include Ametron Audio / VideoCHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical CenterChildren's Hospital Los AngelesEast Hollywood BIDEssex Property Trust, Inc.Handelman ConsultingHart Realty AdvisorsHollywood Entertainment DistrictLeFrakMarathon CommunicationsGonzales Law Group, APCNAI Capital Commercial Real EstateOxford Hotel HollywoodPark Plus, Inc.The Proper CompaniesSunset & Vine BIDTrammell CrowUS Bank
For further information about sponsoring the Economic Development Summit, please visit:
Admission is $50 through May 31st, $65 thereafter.
Discounted parking is available at ArcLight with validation.
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About the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
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