What’s ahead for retail – hear from the experts

Date March 9, 2021
Location Zoom
Time 11:30 AM - 1 PM (PST)
Zoom information provided in registration confirmation email.

Join CREW Silicon Valley for a wide ranging discussion with retail experts on the current state, and future, of retail in Silicon Valley. We’ll tackle:

  • How retailers, shopping centers and developers are adapting to change
  • Market trends that are likely to stay well past the pandemic
  • Marketing and customer attraction in an uncertain time
  • How retail spaces and operations are changing
  • The state of landlord/tenant relations

Join at 11:30 a.m. so you don’t miss our regular breakout networking session before the panel discussion.

Members – No Charge
Guest $15

Christine Firstenberg, Principal, Metrovation Retail Resources
Christine Firstenberg

Christine Firstenberg has decades of experience focusing on retail lease negotiations, retail and mixed-use development/ redevelopment, ground-up development master planning, urban retail revitalization, anchor tenant representation, and property representation. She is a President of Metrovation Retail Resources, and Principal with Retail Real Estate Resources, a development consulting company.

Ryan Sebastian, Principal, Moveable and San Jose Made
Ryan Sebastian

Ryan Sebastian is a retail innovator, food-industry pioneer, entrepreneur and small-business advocate. An urban planner by training, he’s a principal with Moveable and San Jose Made, specializing in neighborhood/event activation, pop-up retail and creative digital/physical growth strategies.

Collette Navarrette, Director of Marketing, West Coast, Federal Realty Investment Trust
Collette Navarrette

Collette Navarrette is the mastermind behind the marketing efforts of Federal Realty Investment Trust’s West Coast portfolio. Locally, that includes three of the region’s premiere shopping destinations: Santana Row, Westgate Center, and Old Town Los Gatos. She leads development and execution of marketing and communications strategy and heavily supports all leasing efforts for West Coast retail, residential and office projects.

Moderator: Nathan Donato-Weinstein, CREW Silicon Valley President and San Jose Office of Economic Development
Nathan Donato-Weinstein