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Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council

About LARE
Led by a group of dedicated industry and community leaders, the Los Angeles Real Estate and Construction Industries (LARE) Council is motivated by a commitment to support innovative research and compassionate patient care at City of Hope.  LARE is comprised of executives from all aspects of the industry – construction, development, finance, insurance, legal, management, parking and more.
These leaders have a long and distinguished history of support for City of Hope’s mission dating back to the early 1960s. Since 1996, a newly revitalized Council has raised nearly $20 million to benefit groundbreaking research at City of Hope. The annual Spirit of Life® celebration held each fall is the center of the LARE fundraising initiative, providing the industry with an opportunity to celebrate important work they’ve done in the fight against cancer and diabetes.
LARE is growing their efforts through expanding community outreach activities including blood drives and engaging the next generation of leaders via Building Hope – LARE’s strategic initiative for up-and-coming professionals in the industry. The efforts of LARE and Building Hope provide a unique platform for competitors and colleagues alike to network, have fun and support a great cause.
Above: Photo from City of Hope Campus Tour with 2013 Spirit of Life Honoree Wayne Ratkovich, LARE Council Members, and Building Hope Members.
Join the Industry Centennial Challenge — City of Hope's Industry partners are joining together in a cross-industry fundraising campaign in honor of City of Hope's centennial. Click to learn more.


September 18, 2014
Beverly Wilshire
Beverly Hills, CA
Winter 2014/2015
Building Hope Benefit Concert
check back for details
Recent Events
April 24, 2014
Monte Carlo Game Night – Building Hope Fundraiser
5900 Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Shopping Works Wonders – Building Hope Fundraiser
Bloomingdale's Century City
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
LARE Spirit of Life Celebration honoring Wayne Ratkovich, The Ratkovich Company
Hercules Campus at Playa Vista
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday & Friday, September 12 & 13, 2013
Century Park Blood Drive – City of Hope Bloodmobile
Century Plaza Towers – Valet Drive
Los Angeles (Century City), CA
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
"A Gourmet Experience" with Stefan Richter – Building Hope Fundraiser
Stefan's at Lantana
Los Angeles, CA

Get Involved

From its roots, City of Hope has always been a People's Movement. Nearly 100 years ago a group of workers and manufacturers in the garment industry raised funds to purchase the land on which City of Hope now exists. Today, this legacy and vision of these humanitarians continues in the form of industry partnerships.
Ways to get involved with LARE
  • Participate in LARE events
  • Donate Online to the LARE annual fundraising drive
    • Under City of Hope Affiliations, please select "LOS ANGELES REAL ESTATE/CONST CNCL" from the drop down menu
  • Learn more about Matching Gifts and double or even triple your donation to City of Hope
  • Learn about  Employee Giving  programs that supports groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art patient care
Join the Industry Centennial Challenge — City of Hope's Industry partners are joining together in a cross-industry fundraising campaign in honor of City of Hope's centennial. Click to learn more.

Building Hope

LARE's Building Hope Group is a strategic initiative for emerging leaders in the Los Angeles real estate community.

Founded in 2011, the mission of City of Hope’s Building Hope initiative is to raise funding and awareness for City of Hope by connecting with Los Angeles real estate professionals under 40 years of age. In order to accomplish this mission, Building Hope will plan and execute fund- and awareness-raising activities, including but not limited to events, online initiatives, and microphilanthropy, compliant with the policies and resources, and under the auspices, of City of Hope.

Benefits of joining Building Hope are networking with fellow real estate professionals, including the elite members of the LARE Council, as well as helping to support a state-of-the-art medical facility that saves lives.


Richard S. Ziman
Rexford Industrial Realty
AVP Advisors
Jeffrey Okyle
Standard Parking
Alexandra Glickman
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
Valerie Achtemeier
CB Richard Ellis
Steven Jaffe
B.H. Properties, LLC
Eliav Dan
Ladder Capital Finance LLC
Mary Marx
Cushman & Wakefield
Joaquin de Monet
Palisades Capital Realty Advisors
Jennifer Pappas
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Mark Forbes
City National Bank
Mitchell Regenstreif
Liner, Grode, Stein, Yankelevitz, Sunshine, Regenstreif & Taylor
Yashaar Amin
RP Realty Partners, LLC
Jay Kwan
Grove International Partners
Melani Atkinson
David P. Lari
Cox, Castle & Nicholson
Peter David Ballance
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Steven Lurie
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Susan J. Booth
Holland & Knight LLP
Steve Matt
MATT Construction
Daniel Ceniceros
Jon Monkarsh
EJM Development Company
Victor Coleman
Hudson Pacific Properties
DJ Moore
Latham & Watkins LLP
Mona Dajani
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Rick Newman
Lowe Enterprises
Kevin E. Dow
Turner Construction Company
Phil Nichols
Pircher Nichols & Meeks
Farzin Emrani
Lucent Capital
Steven R. Norris
Norris Realty Advisors
Reza Etedali
REZA Investment Group
Maura O'Connor
O'Connor Cochran LLP
Bonnie L. Fein
ARKA Properties Group
Mark Okuma
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Lew Feldman
Goodwin Procter LLP
Selina Parelskin
Fidelity National Title
Rodney Freeman
Freeman Group, Inc.
Cheryl Pestor
NAI Capital
James Frost
Frost/Chaddock Developers, LLC
Richard Pink
Clarion Partners
Cindy Giordano-Taylor
CB Richard Ellis
Todd Popovich
Wells Fargo Bank
Mona Gisler
Deloitte & Touche
Angela M. Rinebold
Equity Partners
TR Gregory
GPI Companies
Ed Sachse
Kennedy Wilson
Alex M. Grigorians
Ballard Spahr LLP
Larry Schmidt
First American Title Insurance Company
Bert Haboucha
Atlas Capital Advisors, Inc.
Jesse Sharf
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Jeffrey C. Hawken
Kilroy Realty Corporation
Bryon Slotkin
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Richard Henick
Appel & Henick LLP
Michael Van Konynenburg
Eastdil Secured
Frank Jansen
Chicago Title Company
Andrea Walden
Robert Johnson
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Nadine Watt
Watt Companies
Michael Kaplan
ARKA Properties Group
Cari Wolk
Athena Parking

Digital Tool Kit

Generating awareness for City of Hope and its lifesaving mission is critical in our fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through support of our volunteers, City of Hope has made great strides in our efforts to ultimately find a cure for cancer.

With the Digital Tool Kit, we’ve included vital information on City of Hope you can share with your friends and colleagues. Encourage those individuals to share the information with their network.
Together, we can help find the cures to cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Event Details
Spirit of Life® Celebration
Making Waves
Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Beverly Wilshire
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Contact Us
Kathleen Talbot
Interim Director of Development
Brittany De La Torre
Director of Development
(on maternity leave until August 2014)
Christy Wilson
For general inquiries, please contact us:
Los Angeles Real Estate & Construction Industries Council
1055 Wilshire Blvd., 11th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
800-272-2310 toll-free
213-241-7203 fax
Income Tax Deduction Rules
Event Tickets: The amount of your contribution, which is deductible for income tax purposes, is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of goods received. The value, which is nondeductible, is a per person rate - check event information for amount. Tribute journal contributions and donations are 100% donation to City of Hope.
Patient Care Overview

Diabetes Resources
City of Hope is committed to the philosophy of healing the whole person throughout treatment and recovery from cancer. We offer a wide range of educational and support services for patients, their loved ones, and the community.
Mission Statement
City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day we turn science into practical benefit. We turn hope into reality. We accomplish this through exquisite care, innovative research and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.