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28th Annual Real Estate Market Forecast Event


January 29, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Marco Cugia's Bio -

Marco Cugia is a Senior Market Analyst at CoStar Group the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Working within the Analytics team, Marco is responsible for analyzing commercial real estate trends and maintaining market reports for the San Francisco Bay Area. Marco regularly speaks at industry events discussing current economic and real estate findings.

Prior to joining CoStar in 2018, Marco worked for over 7 years in real estate appraisal and valuation, primarily focused on assets located in the nine-county Bay Area.

Marco received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Loyola Marymount University and holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.


Brian Bailey's Bio - 

Brian Bailey is a Subject Matter Expert in the Supervision, Regulation & Credit Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for providing thought leadership and monitoring emerging trends in commercial real estate. He provides guidance on CRE industry dynamics, valuation, operation and finance issues.


Nick Baldi's Bio - 

Nick Baldi serves as the Vice President of Business Development for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.  In this role, Nick is responsible for managing and directing the development of leads, proposals and site visits with prospective companies both locally and globally in order to increase business investment and job creation throughout Greater Sacramento.

In this position, Nick builds and maintains relationships with business and community leaders, commercial real estate professionals, site selection consultants and strategic partners to ensure each client receives a seamless experience while relocating to or expanding into the region.  

Most recently, Nick was an Asset Manager for Buzz Oates, a Sacramento based commercial real estate development and investment firm, where he was responsible for asset management and value growth of a commercial property portfolio totaling over 3.5 million square feet located throughout Northern California.  While at Buzz Oates, Nick oversaw the development process of several new projects, from initial market study and design to building construction and lease up, and has a solid understanding for what makes a project successful for both the owner and client.  Nick has expertise working with both small, local companies, as well as large international corporations to assist them with their facility planning needs.  Several notable companies Nick has worked with included Amazon, Staples, Bimbo Bakeries, Tesla Energy, Coca-Cola, and DBI Beverage.      

 Prior to that, Nick was a Structured Finance Partner with Palmer Capital, an independent real estate capital markets firm that specializes in the acquisition, disposition, financing and capitalization of commercial real estate throughout the Western United States.  In this role, Nick primarily worked with lending institutions and commercial real estate investors to structure their debt capital solutions and provide transaction advisory services. 

Nick began his career with Fulcrum Property, a Sacramento based commercial real estate development and investment firm whose projects include The Bridge District, Golden 1 Center, and the Ice Blocks.  There, he helped manage a portfolio of notable retail, office and mixed-use urban infill projects located throughout the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Areas. 

Nick earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he also played for the UCSC Men’s Rugby Club.  Nick was the 2017 Chair of the Developing Leaders Committee for the NAIOP Sacramento Valley chapter, and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE). 

A native of the Sacramento region and a father to three boys, Nick and his wife can often be found on their next Northern Californian adventure, and sneaking to a craft brewery in between them.    


$29.00 Member Ticket

$39.00 Non-Member Ticket