Gala 2017

2017 Gala: The Key To Your Successa Fundraiser Benefiting CREATE

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual CREATE Gala honoring Shorenstein Company.  Join us with Signature Sponsor, Hathaway Dinwiddie and Legacy Sponsor, Kilroy Realty, on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Bently Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA from 5-7:30 pm.  Tickets go on sale April 3!

Join 300+ commercial industry real estate professionals, fellow alliance members, and partners for a night of fun, camaraderie, excitement, and the opportunity to hear from visionaries, sponsors, and graduates of the industry. This year’s Master of Ceremonies is KCBS’ Morning Anchor, Stan Bunger, a veteran emcee of the gala.

The event promises to continue its tradition of providing a fun-filled night with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and an opportunity to make a difference in the future of the Commercial Real Estate Industry.  Click here to PREVIEW Silent Auction Items & Raffles!

Proceeds from the 2017 Gala benefit CREATE in its effort to support college-level training courses through San Francisco State’s Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program, career counseling services, paid internships, and scholarships— all to prepare potential employees for jobs in the commercial real estate industry.


Support for CREATE addresses our growing need for “job ready” commercial property professionals. Providing hands-on training, financial aid, internships and job placement services to economically disadvantaged students wishing to pursue a career in commercial real estate and related service industries ensures a sustainable future for our industry. Thank you to our sponsors whose support is crucial to continuing our mission to expand and strengthen the commercial real estate workforce.  Questions?  Contact Tory Brubaker,

Hathaway Dinwiddie – Signature Sponsor
Kilroy Realty – Legacy Sponsor

Champion Sponsors : Able Services, Allen Matkins, Pacific Gas & Electric, Paramount Group, LLC, & Skyline Construction

Contributing Sponsors: BCCIBently Reserve LP, Field Construction, Hanson Bridgett LLP, Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P., The Empire Group/The City Club of San Francisco

Supporting Sponsors: ABM, Allbay Landscaping Inc., Allied UniversalAnderson, Rowe & Buckley, Inc., Baker’s Floor & Surface, Bayline Mechanical, Inc., Boston Properties, Calfox, Inc., CBF Electric, CBRE, Clinton Reilly Holdings, Coast Counties Property Management, Columbia Property Trust, Comcast Business, Cushman & Wakefield, HARBRO Emergency Services & Restoration, Hines, Hoem & Associates, HPA, Hudson Pacific Properties, Innovative Mechanical Inc.,  Jerry Thompson & Sons Painting, Inc., JLL, LAZ Parking, LBA Realty, McMillan Electric, Metro Electric, Montgomery Technologies, Monticelli Painting & Decorating, Next Play Consulting, LLC,  NicholsBooth Architects, Perfection Services, Prologis, Recology, Reuben Junius & Rose, LLP, RiverRock Real Estate Group, RMR Construction, Stockham Construction, Inc., Swift Real Estate Partners, The Seligman Family Foundation, The Swig Company, Vanbarton Group, VCB Acoustics, Inc., W. Bradley Electric, Inc.

Shorenstein Company is CREATE’s 2017 Honoree
Shorenstein Company  has a 70-year history as being one of the most influential business and civic leaders in San Francisco. Their accomplishments are many, including building some of the most iconic structures on the skyline, spearheading the successful effort to keep the Giants from leaving the City, and providing organiza­tional leadership and financial support to leading cultural and philanthropic institutions including SFMOMA, United Way, Aim High, The Asian Art Museum, UCSF Medical Center, and Jewish Vocational Service.

What Shorenstein may be best known for, however, is its pioneering ventures taken with measured and sometimes high risk. In the early 1980s, Shorenstein was the first to build South of Market. In 1985, with the acquisition of 555 California Street, Shorenstein set a record on the West Coast for the highest price paid for an office building. And in 2014, eyebrows were raised once again when Shorenstein acquired the Western Furniture Exchange a vacant 1.1 million square foot building located in the moribund Mid-Market submarket. Shorenstein redeveloped it into Market Square, a dynamic office and retail project that catalyzed the revitalization of Mid-Market into a home to tech companies, upscale restaurants, and new residential towers. The industry often gives Shorenstein credit for being the bellwether of real estate trends. Over 70 years, Shorenstein has been a leader in building not only the physical structures that define San Francisco, but also the civic, cultural, and philanthropic organizations that uniquely animate our beloved City by the Bay.

Ways to Participate

Tickets go on sale April 3, 2017. Contributions are tax-deductible and go a long way in helping prepare an eager young workforce for a career in Commercial Real Estate by:

➢     Strengthening our workforce with outreach to diverse and under-served populations.
➢     Funding curriculum development for college-level instruction, and career guidance.
➢     Supporting scholarship programs for students, adults in transition, and young professionals already in the industry.
➢     Enriching CRE training through job shadowing and internship opportunities.

To view a video about the value of supporting CREATE, click below: