Climate change and its impact raises critical issues for the real estate sector in Los Angeles –requiring innovation and collaboration among the private and public sectors to strengthen this vital industry to build a resilient Los Angeles.

LMU’s Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability and Center for Urban Resilience bring together industry and governmental leaders for an engaging dialogue about real estate and its needs and opportunities in the New LA.


  • "Trisector Innovation and the Power of Collaboration"

    Jens Molback, Founder of Win-Win 

  • "Urban Resilience and Los Angeles"

    Eric Strauss, LMU President’s Professor of Biology and Executive Director of the LMU Center for Urban Resilience

  • "Public Sector Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement"

    Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer for the County of Los Angeles

    Dominique Hargreaves, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles

  • "Climate Action & Adaptation Planning in the City of Long Beach"

    Alison Spindler-Ruiz, Planner & Budget Specialist for the City of Long Beach

    Claire Bonham-Carter, Director of Sustainable Development for AECOM

  • "Drivers of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate"

    Mark Macedo, Principal of Geneva Street Partners

    Tony Liou, President of Partner Energy


Dayle M. Smith

Ph.D., Dean, LMU College of Business Administration

Bio on Dayle M. Smith

Jeff Thies

D. Min., Director, LMU Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability 

Bio on Jeff Thies

Jens Molbak

Jens Molbak

Founder, WinWin 

Bio on Jens Molbak

Eric Strauss

Eric Strauss, Ph.D.

LMU President's Professor of Biology and Executive Director, Center for Urban Resilience 

Bio on Eric Strauss

Gary Geo

Gary Gero

Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles 

Bio on Gary Gero

Dominique Hargreaves

Dominique Hargreaves

Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles 

Bio on Dominique Hargreaves

Alison Spindler

Alison Spindler-Ruiz

Planner & Budget Specialist, City of Long Beach 

Bio on Alison Spindler-Ruiz

Claire Bonham Carter

Claire Bonham-Carter

Director of Sustainable Development, AECOM

Bio on Claire Bonham-Carter

Mark Macedo

Mark Macedo

Principal, Geneva Street Partners 

Bio on Mark Macedo

Tony Liou

Tony Liou

President, Partner Energy 

Bio on Tony Liou

David Choi

David Choi

LMU Conrad N. Hilton Chair of Entrepreneurship and Director, Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship

Bio on David Choi