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    • 09-Mar-2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Grand, Long Beach, CA
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    New Tax Law's Impact on Real Estate

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

    Date: Friday, March 9, 2017
    Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    The Grand
    4101 E Willow St
    Long Beach, CA 90815

    Speakers: Blake Christian and Ryan Partridge, Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP (HCVT)

    Blake Christian, Partner

    Blake brings over 35 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients that include multinational, publicly traded corporations, as well as closely held owner-managed businesses. His industry experience is broad and includes manufacturing and distribution, service companies, restaurant, shipping and transportation, energy and healthcare. In addition to corporate, partnership and individual tax compliance and planning, Blake specializes in federal, state and local tax incentive, tax credits, grants and other benefits associated with hiring and investing.

    Blake joined HCVT to open the firm’s Long Beach office over 23 years ago and opened the firm’s Park City, Utah office in 2014. The success of the growth of Long Beach office is attributed to Blake’s deep involvement within the business community. Blake serves and has served, in leadership positions on numerous community boards including the Long Beach Community Foundation as Vice Chair, Cal State Long Beach Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership Governing Council, and the Long Beach Rotary where he served as president. Blake is also an active member of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and served as chairperson. He is bringing the same level of energy and commitment to the Park City business community and is a regular member of the Park City Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Blake was awarded the 2016 Community Spirit Award by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. Blake was named as one of the Top 10 California Accounting Professionals in 2015 and 2014. In 2011, the CalCPA Society honored Blake with its CPA Public Service Award. He also was recognized as the 2010 – 2011 Rotary Businessman of the Year for District 5320. In 2007, Blake received one of five statewide Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from the California Chamber of Commerce.

    Blake is a thought leader and is a frequent contributor to leading industry related publications. TaxConnections.com named Blake as one of the Top 50 Tax Bloggers in the US. Blake is a contributing columnist for the AICPA CPA Insider, a past columnist for the AICPA Corporate Tax Insider Newsletter as well as CEG/Elite Advisors Newsletter. Blake is also a regular contributor to the Long Beach Business Journal as well as numerous other publications. He has lectured at a number of universities, including University of Southern California (MBT Program) and California State University Long Beach (Annual Tax Conference) as well as various business and tax forums throughout the country. Blake has also been a technical resource for a number of news organizations, including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Press-Telegram, KTLA News, KNX NewsRadio and KFI Radio.

    Blake began his career at KPMG LLP and was admitted to its partnership. Blake holds a master’s of taxation from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in finance from California State University, Long Beach. Active in his community, Blake supports the fundraising efforts of Rotary, the Long Beach and Park City Community Foundations, Plant LB and the National Ability Center.

    Ryan Partridge

    Ryan has over 14 years of public accounting experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to partnerships, corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies, and high net worth individuals. Ryan is experienced in entity structuring, partnership allocations, and purchase price allocations. He has assisted clients with mergers and acquisition services including both buy-side and sell-side transactions. Ryan is also experienced in preparing and reviewing tax provisions in accordance with ASC 740, accounting for income taxes. Ryan’s industry experience includes technology, transportation and shipping, real estate, energy, retail, distribution, and manufacturing.

    Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from California State University, Long Beach. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ryan began his career at Grant Thornton, LLP.

    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.

Past events

09-Feb-2018 Long Beach City Council District 5 Candidate Forum
12-Jan-2018 Retail and Commercial Real Estate – Are You Evolving? with Alan Pullman, Senior Principal, Studio 111
08-Dec-2017 LBCREC Holiday Party & Gift Exchange
10-Nov-2017 Inaugural Member Symposium and Charitable Giving Breakfast
19-Oct-2017 LBCREC Member Networking Mixer
13-Oct-2017 City of Long Beach 2040 General Plan; Land Use & Urban Design Element Update
08-Sep-2017 Final Installment of the Summer Deal Making Series
11-Aug-2017 Summer Deal Making Series: 2nd & PCH
14-Jul-2017 Summer Deal Making Series: North Long Beach
09-Jun-2017 Summer Deal Making Series: Downtown
17-May-2017 2017 LBCREC Annual Luncheon
14-Apr-2017 LBCREC's April 14th Breakfast Meeting
23-Mar-2017 LBCREC Members Networking Mixer
10-Mar-2017 LBCREC's March 10th Breakfast Meeting w/Charles Parkin
10-Feb-2017 LBCREC's February 10th Breakfast Meeting w/Rex Hime
13-Jan-2017 LBCREC's January 13th Breakfast Meeting w/John Keisler
09-Dec-2016 LBCREC's December 9th Breakfast Holiday Party & Gift Exchange
11-Nov-2016 LBCREC's November 11th Breakfast Meeting with Lou Anthony
20-Oct-2016 LBCREC Members Networking Mixer
14-Oct-2016 LBCREC's October 14th Breakfast Meeting with Steve Napolitano
09-Sep-2016 LBCREC's September 9th Breakfast Meeting with John Keisler
12-Aug-2016 LBCREC's August 12th Breakfast Meeting with Jeff Hoffman
08-Jul-2016 LBCREC's July 8th Breakfast Meeting
10-Jun-2016 LBCREC's June 10th Breakfast Meeting - Future of Multi-Family
13-May-2016 LBCREC's May 13th Breakfast Meeting - Historical Perspective
08-Apr-2016 LBCREC's April 8th Breakfast Meeting - Long Beach Civic Center
11-Mar-2016 LBCREC's March 11th Breakfast Meeting - Tenant Improvement Panel
25-Feb-2016 LBCREC Members Networking Mixer
12-Feb-2016 LBCREC's February 12th Breakfast Meeting - Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)
08-Jan-2016 LBCREC's January 8th Breakfast Meeting - Jeffrey Prang
04-Dec-2015 December 4th Breakfast - LBCREC Holiday Party
06-Nov-2015 LBCREC's November 6th Breakfast Meeting - Cliff Ratkovich
02-Oct-2015 LBCREC's October 2nd Breakfast Meeting - Jan van Dijs
11-Sep-2015 LBCREC's September 11th Breakfast Meeting - Becky Blair
07-Aug-2015 LBCREC's August 7th Breakfast Meeting - Bryant Francis
10-Jul-2015 LBCREC's July Breakfast Meeting - Brian Noh, Action.com
05-Jun-2015 LBCREC's June Breakfast Meeting - Commander Elizabeth Griffin
21-May-2015 2015 LBCREC Annual Expo & Luncheon
01-May-2015 LBCREC's May Breakfast Meeting - Downtown Long Beach Associates
10-Apr-2015 LBCREC's April 10th Breakfast Meeting - Port of Long Beach update
06-Mar-2015 LBCREC's March Breakfast Meeting - Kurt Strasmann, Senior Managing Director CBRE- Industrial Market Leader
06-Feb-2015 LBCREC's February Breakfast Meeting - Long Beach City Manager, Pat West
09-Jan-2015 LBCREC's January Breakfast Meeting - Sares Regis in Long Beach
05-Dec-2014 December Breakfast - LBCREC Holiday Party
17-Nov-2014 LBCREC's Annual Golf Classic 2014
07-Nov-2014 LBCREC's November Breakfast Meeting - "The Current" at Shoreline Gateway
03-Oct-2014 October Breakfast Meeting - LBCREC Charitable Foundation Discussion
05-Sep-2014 September Breakfast Meeting - Building & Safety Panel
01-Aug-2014 Aug. Breakfast - CRE Legal Panel v2
11-Jul-2014 July 11th Breakfast - Tenant Improvement Panel
11-Jun-2014 2014 LBCREC Annual Expo & Luncheon
02-May-2014 May Breakfast - Clarissa Cordova- AES - Replacement of Alamitos Power Plant
04-Apr-2014 April Breakfast - CRE Legal Panel
07-Mar-2014 Mar. Breakfast - Blair Cohn Bixby Knolls PBID
13-Feb-2014 CBRE Corporate Office Tour
07-Feb-2014 Feb. Breakfast - Lender's Panel
10-Jan-2014 The LBCREC 2014 Long Beach Mayoral Debate
01-Nov-2013 Nov. Breakfast - Steve Goodling - CEO/President of the LB Convention Center
04-Oct-2013 Oct. Breakfast - Cliff Ratkovitch - Ratkovitch Properties -Discussing "The Edison"
06-Sep-2013 Sept. Breakfast - Technology for CRE
12-Jul-2013 July Breakfast Meeting - 7-12-13
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