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CAA North Bay Membership Meetings – Rohnert Park
June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Market and Local Government Update
Join us for a look into the North Bay Market, featuring two experts.
For the first half of the Membership Meeting, you’ll hear from Ben Stone, Executive Director of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board. Ben will discuss the pre-fire economy, the economic impacts of the fires, the state of the economy today, and a focus on housing, real estate, and the rental housing industry in Sonoma County.
For the second half of the Membership Meeting, you’ll hear from Scott Gerber, Managing Director, Bradley Commercial. Scott will present the findings of the Spring 2018 Apartment Rent Survey which includes rental and vacancy rates for 11,900 units. In addition to discussing the nuances of the current market, including the impacts of recent fires and political efforts to impose rent control, Scott will share specific rent pricing. Attendees will receive a copy of the Spring 2018 Apartment Rent Survey. Lastly, Scott will discuss the sales, financing and investment market.
Ben Stone, Executive Director of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board. Ben Stone was appointed as Director of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board in 1986. Since then he has been responsible for various economic development activities such as business start-up, relocation, business development, and retention services; industry research and economic forecasts; a county film program, Creative Sonoma, and involvement with the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau and seven Visitor Centers. Ben Stone has also served on several Boards over the years. He was awarded the State’s highest award for economic development in 2010, for his work in creating the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau.
Scott Gerber, Managing Director, Bradley Commercial. Scott Gerber specializes in the sale of apartment properties in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Scott has closed over $1Billion in commercial transactions including over 7,850 residential units and 300,000 square feet of retail, industrial and office space. Scott is the CoStar all-time leading apartment broker in the North Bay.