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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, Inc.
Steven Jaffe
B.H. Properties, LLC
Alexandra Glickman
Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
Jeffrey Okyle
Standard Parking
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
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

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
Brittany De La Torre
Director of Development
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.