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Spirit of Life Celebration

The Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council presents:
The 2014 Spirit of Life® Celebration
Making Waves
honoring
William McMorrow
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kennedy Wilson
 
City of Hope’s Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Industries Council recognizes industry leaders each year for their outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions at the Spirit of Life Award Celebration.
 
The Spirit of Life Award is presented to individuals who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for a century, and whose professional and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration.

Recipients of this prestigious award include a broad range of leaders from the world of business, entertainment, science and philanthropy. What connects them is a shared commitment to elevating the human condition and a profound belief in the power of each individual to effect change.

The Spirit of Life, by its very name, represents the intangible qualities that make an individual’s life worthy of admiration: their generosity, their ability to inspire and their desire to make a difference in the world.
 
City of Hope extends its heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to its Spirit of Life honorees past and present.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Event Details

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 William McMorrow, Chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson received City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award at the Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Industries Council's 2014 Celebration. Nearly 1,000 real estate luminaries gathered at the Beverly Wilshire to honor the remarkable professional and personal accomplishments of William McMorrow. The event raised over $1.5M for cancer and diabetes research at City of Hope.
 
Because of the generosity of so many real estate companies and individuals, City of Hope physicians and scientists are able to accelerate innovative research into powerful new cancer and diabetes treatments for patients here, and around the world.
 
City of Hope extends our heartfelt thanks to the real estate industry for being a part of this incredible legacy of joining science and compassion to help people live longer, healthier lives.
 
 
 

WILLIAM J. MCMORROW, Chairman and CEO, Kennedy Wilson

 
William McMorrow is chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson, which he purchased in 1988. Beginning with just one office and eleven employees, today Kennedy Wilson has 24 offices in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and Japan with 400 corporate employees and 2000 operating employees as well as assets under management of approximately $17 billion, including over 68 million sq. ft. of office, retail and industrial properties and 18,000+ multifamily units. In November of 2009, the company went public and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Kennedy Wilson Japan went public in 2002 and is currently listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

In early 2014, Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc was established and listed on the London Stock Exchange. The $1.7 billion IPO represents the largest real estate vehicle listing since the economic downturn and the second largest real estate IPO in the history of the London Stock Exchange.

Since 2010, Kennedy Wilson has been one of the most active global investors in real estate with over $13 billion of purchases. During the same period, the company has raised $9 billion of equity for its joint venture investments and Kennedy Wilson.

Kennedy Wilson Europe was established in 2011 and now has offices in Dublin, London and Spain, employing a team of 55 professionals. In December 2013, the company acquired an interest in a Spanish property management and loan servicing business with 260 employees and €20 billion of assets under management.

One of the earliest investors in Ireland, Kennedy Wilson has quickly become one of the top commercial property owners in the country. In 2011, the company served as the catalyst and lead investor in the recapitalization of the Bank of Ireland. Kennedy Wilson today has approximately $5 billion of assets in Ireland and the U.K.

Numerous publications have profiled Kennedy Wilson and Mr. McMorrow, including the New York Times, Irish Times, Estates Gazette, Los Angeles Business Journal and PERE. In 2012, Real Estate Forum magazine selected Mr. McMorrow as one of Southern California's Real Estate Icons.

Mr. McMorrow attended Loyola High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and MBA from the University of Southern California. He serves on the Executive Board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and is involved in numerous Southern California charities, including Chrysalis, which honored him with the Spirit of Chrysalis Award in 2005, the Rape Treatment Center, USC, Windward High School, the Village School and Loyola High School, which honored him with the Cahalan Award for Distinguished Alumni in 2010. Additionally, Mr. McMorrow is a member of the Loyola High School Board of Regents and Windward School Board. Recently, he endowed the William J. McMorrow Global Real Estate Program at the USC Marshall School of Business.

LARE Spirit of Life Past Honorees

2013
Wayne Ratkovich
The Ratkovich Company
 
2012
Joaquin de Monet
Arden Realty, Inc
 
2011
Ron and LeeAnn Havner
Public Storage
John and Catherine Kilroy
Kilroy Realty Corporation
 
2010
Herb Nadel, FAIA 
Nadel Architects, Inc. 
Paul Matt
MATT Construction
 
2009
Joel Marcus
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
 
2008
Larry Chapman
Wells Fargo
 
2007
Arthur M. Coppola 
Mace Siegel
Macerich  
 
2006
Richard S. Ziman
American Value Partners
 
2005
James A. Thomas
Thomas Properties Group
 
2004
Robert F. Maguire, III
Maguire Properties
 
2003
Edward P. Roski
Majestic Realty Co.
 
2002
Steve Soboroff
Playa Vista
 
2001
Ray Watt
The Watt Companies
 
2000
Robert J. Lowe
Lowe Enterprises
 
1999
Stan Ross
E&Y Kenneth Leventhal
 
1998
James Didion
CB Richard Ellis
 
1997
Paul Hazen
Wells Fargo Bank
 

Council

FOUNDING CHAIRMAN
Richard S. Ziman
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.
 
PRESIDENT
Steven Jaffe
B.H. Properties, LLC
 
HONOREE RECRUITMENT CHAIR
Alexandra Glickman
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
 
BUILDING HOPE ADVISOR
Jeffrey Okyle
Standard Parking
 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Valerie  Achtemeier, CB Richard Ellis
Jennifer Banks,   Alexandria Real Estate
Eliav Dan,  Ladder Capital Finance
Joaquin de Monet,  Palisades Capital Realty Advisors
Mark  Forbes,  City National Bank
Mary Marx,  Cushman & Wakefield
Jeff Okyle,  SP+
Mitchell Regenstreif,  Liner Grode Stein Yankelelvitz Sunshine Regenstreif + Taylor
 
COUNCIL
Yashaar Amin, RP Realty Partners, LLC
Peter Ballance,  Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Susan Booth,  Holland & Knight
Ada Chan,  Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Brett Cohen,  Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
Victor Coleman,  Hudson Pacific Properties
Kevin Dow,  Turner Construction Company
Reza Etedali, REZA Investment Group
Bonnie Fein,  ARKA Properties Group
Lewis Feldman,  Goodwin Procter LLP
Rodney Freeman, Freeman Group
Cindy Giordano Taylor,  CBRE
TR Gregory, GPI Companies
Alex Grigorians,  Safarian, Choi & Bolstad LLP
Bert Haboucha,  Atlas Capital Advisors, Inc.
Jeffrey Hawken,  Kilroy Realty Corporation
Richard Henick, Appel & Henick LLP
Frank Jansen, Chicago Title Company
Robert Jernigan, Gensler
Robert Johnson, Seyfarth Shaw
Michael Kaplan, ARKA Properties Group
Andrew Kirsh, Sklar Kirsh LLP
Jay Kwan, Grove International Partners
David Lari,  Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Steven J. Lurie,  Greenberg Glusker
Steve Matt,  MATT Construction
Jon Monkarsh,  EJM Development
DJ Moore, Latham & Watkins
Nick Nawaz,  U.S. Bank
Rick Newman, Lowe Enterprises
Steven Norris,  Norris Realty Advisors
Maura O'Connor, O'Connor Cochran LLP
Mark Okuma,  Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Selina Parelskin
Cheryl Pestor, NAI Capital
Richard Pink, Clarion Partners
Todd Popovich, Wells Fargo N.A.
Angela Rinebold, Equity Office
Ed Sachse,  Kennedy Wilson
Michael Scheinberg,  Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
Larry Schmidt,  First American Title Insurance Company
Jesse Sharf, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Bryan Slotkin,  Goldman Sachs & Co.
D. Michael Van Konynenburg, Eastdil Secured
Jeannie Vu,  Colony Capital Inc
Andrea Walden,  HOK LA
Nadine Watt,  Watt Companies
Cari Wolk, Athena Parking

2014 Event Photos

Spirit of Life Celebration

Spirit of Life Celebration

The Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council presents:
The 2014 Spirit of Life® Celebration
Making Waves
honoring
William McMorrow
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kennedy Wilson
 
City of Hope’s Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Industries Council recognizes industry leaders each year for their outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions at the Spirit of Life Award Celebration.
 
The Spirit of Life Award is presented to individuals who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for a century, and whose professional and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration.

Recipients of this prestigious award include a broad range of leaders from the world of business, entertainment, science and philanthropy. What connects them is a shared commitment to elevating the human condition and a profound belief in the power of each individual to effect change.

The Spirit of Life, by its very name, represents the intangible qualities that make an individual’s life worthy of admiration: their generosity, their ability to inspire and their desire to make a difference in the world.
 
City of Hope extends its heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to its Spirit of Life honorees past and present.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Event Details

Event Details

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 William McMorrow, Chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson received City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award at the Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Industries Council's 2014 Celebration. Nearly 1,000 real estate luminaries gathered at the Beverly Wilshire to honor the remarkable professional and personal accomplishments of William McMorrow. The event raised over $1.5M for cancer and diabetes research at City of Hope.
 
Because of the generosity of so many real estate companies and individuals, City of Hope physicians and scientists are able to accelerate innovative research into powerful new cancer and diabetes treatments for patients here, and around the world.
 
City of Hope extends our heartfelt thanks to the real estate industry for being a part of this incredible legacy of joining science and compassion to help people live longer, healthier lives.
 
 
 

Our Honoree

WILLIAM J. MCMORROW, Chairman and CEO, Kennedy Wilson

 
William McMorrow is chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson, which he purchased in 1988. Beginning with just one office and eleven employees, today Kennedy Wilson has 24 offices in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and Japan with 400 corporate employees and 2000 operating employees as well as assets under management of approximately $17 billion, including over 68 million sq. ft. of office, retail and industrial properties and 18,000+ multifamily units. In November of 2009, the company went public and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Kennedy Wilson Japan went public in 2002 and is currently listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

In early 2014, Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc was established and listed on the London Stock Exchange. The $1.7 billion IPO represents the largest real estate vehicle listing since the economic downturn and the second largest real estate IPO in the history of the London Stock Exchange.

Since 2010, Kennedy Wilson has been one of the most active global investors in real estate with over $13 billion of purchases. During the same period, the company has raised $9 billion of equity for its joint venture investments and Kennedy Wilson.

Kennedy Wilson Europe was established in 2011 and now has offices in Dublin, London and Spain, employing a team of 55 professionals. In December 2013, the company acquired an interest in a Spanish property management and loan servicing business with 260 employees and €20 billion of assets under management.

One of the earliest investors in Ireland, Kennedy Wilson has quickly become one of the top commercial property owners in the country. In 2011, the company served as the catalyst and lead investor in the recapitalization of the Bank of Ireland. Kennedy Wilson today has approximately $5 billion of assets in Ireland and the U.K.

Numerous publications have profiled Kennedy Wilson and Mr. McMorrow, including the New York Times, Irish Times, Estates Gazette, Los Angeles Business Journal and PERE. In 2012, Real Estate Forum magazine selected Mr. McMorrow as one of Southern California's Real Estate Icons.

Mr. McMorrow attended Loyola High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business and MBA from the University of Southern California. He serves on the Executive Board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and is involved in numerous Southern California charities, including Chrysalis, which honored him with the Spirit of Chrysalis Award in 2005, the Rape Treatment Center, USC, Windward High School, the Village School and Loyola High School, which honored him with the Cahalan Award for Distinguished Alumni in 2010. Additionally, Mr. McMorrow is a member of the Loyola High School Board of Regents and Windward School Board. Recently, he endowed the William J. McMorrow Global Real Estate Program at the USC Marshall School of Business.

Past Honorees

LARE Spirit of Life Past Honorees

2013
Wayne Ratkovich
The Ratkovich Company
 
2012
Joaquin de Monet
Arden Realty, Inc
 
2011
Ron and LeeAnn Havner
Public Storage
John and Catherine Kilroy
Kilroy Realty Corporation
 
2010
Herb Nadel, FAIA 
Nadel Architects, Inc. 
Paul Matt
MATT Construction
 
2009
Joel Marcus
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
 
2008
Larry Chapman
Wells Fargo
 
2007
Arthur M. Coppola 
Mace Siegel
Macerich  
 
2006
Richard S. Ziman
American Value Partners
 
2005
James A. Thomas
Thomas Properties Group
 
2004
Robert F. Maguire, III
Maguire Properties
 
2003
Edward P. Roski
Majestic Realty Co.
 
2002
Steve Soboroff
Playa Vista
 
2001
Ray Watt
The Watt Companies
 
2000
Robert J. Lowe
Lowe Enterprises
 
1999
Stan Ross
E&Y Kenneth Leventhal
 
1998
James Didion
CB Richard Ellis
 
1997
Paul Hazen
Wells Fargo Bank
 

LARE Council

Council

FOUNDING CHAIRMAN
Richard S. Ziman
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc.
 
PRESIDENT
Steven Jaffe
B.H. Properties, LLC
 
HONOREE RECRUITMENT CHAIR
Alexandra Glickman
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
 
BUILDING HOPE ADVISOR
Jeffrey Okyle
Standard Parking
 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Valerie  Achtemeier, CB Richard Ellis
Jennifer Banks,   Alexandria Real Estate
Eliav Dan,  Ladder Capital Finance
Joaquin de Monet,  Palisades Capital Realty Advisors
Mark  Forbes,  City National Bank
Mary Marx,  Cushman & Wakefield
Jeff Okyle,  SP+
Mitchell Regenstreif,  Liner Grode Stein Yankelelvitz Sunshine Regenstreif + Taylor
 
COUNCIL
Yashaar Amin, RP Realty Partners, LLC
Peter Ballance,  Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Susan Booth,  Holland & Knight
Ada Chan,  Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Brett Cohen,  Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
Victor Coleman,  Hudson Pacific Properties
Kevin Dow,  Turner Construction Company
Reza Etedali, REZA Investment Group
Bonnie Fein,  ARKA Properties Group
Lewis Feldman,  Goodwin Procter LLP
Rodney Freeman, Freeman Group
Cindy Giordano Taylor,  CBRE
TR Gregory, GPI Companies
Alex Grigorians,  Safarian, Choi & Bolstad LLP
Bert Haboucha,  Atlas Capital Advisors, Inc.
Jeffrey Hawken,  Kilroy Realty Corporation
Richard Henick, Appel & Henick LLP
Frank Jansen, Chicago Title Company
Robert Jernigan, Gensler
Robert Johnson, Seyfarth Shaw
Michael Kaplan, ARKA Properties Group
Andrew Kirsh, Sklar Kirsh LLP
Jay Kwan, Grove International Partners
David Lari,  Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Steven J. Lurie,  Greenberg Glusker
Steve Matt,  MATT Construction
Jon Monkarsh,  EJM Development
DJ Moore, Latham & Watkins
Nick Nawaz,  U.S. Bank
Rick Newman, Lowe Enterprises
Steven Norris,  Norris Realty Advisors
Maura O'Connor, O'Connor Cochran LLP
Mark Okuma,  Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Selina Parelskin
Cheryl Pestor, NAI Capital
Richard Pink, Clarion Partners
Todd Popovich, Wells Fargo N.A.
Angela Rinebold, Equity Office
Ed Sachse,  Kennedy Wilson
Michael Scheinberg,  Pircher, Nichols & Meeks
Larry Schmidt,  First American Title Insurance Company
Jesse Sharf, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Bryan Slotkin,  Goldman Sachs & Co.
D. Michael Van Konynenburg, Eastdil Secured
Jeannie Vu,  Colony Capital Inc
Andrea Walden,  HOK LA
Nadine Watt,  Watt Companies
Cari Wolk, Athena Parking

2014 Photos

2014 Event Photos

Event Details
Spirit of Life® Celebration
Making Waves
 
On Thursday, September 18, 2014 William McMorrow, Chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson received City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award at the Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Industries Council's 2014 Celebration. Nearly 1,000 real estate luminaries gathered at the Beverly Wilshire to honor the remarkable professional and personal accomplishments of William McMorrow. The event raised over $1.5M for cancer and diabetes research at City of Hope.