Challenges & Opportunities of Developing Projects in Silicon Valley

Business leaders from around Silicon Valley gathered at Silicon Valley Innovation Channel Ding Ding TV to attend the business forum hosted by Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce EDC International and Silicon Valley Innovation Channel – Ding Ding TV. The featured panel discussion talked about the challenges and opportunities of development projects in Silicon Valley, especially the current housing crisis.
Diana Ding – Founder/CEO of Ding Ding TV
Dr. Arlyne Diamond – 2018-2019 Service Committee
Kansen Chu – California State Assembly
Jan Eric Nordmo – Chair of Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce
Ravinder LaL – Chair 2018-2019 Economic Development Committee
Nick Kaspar – President of Santa Clara City of Commerce
Sherman Chan – Senior VP of CBRE
Gary Nobile – Realtor, Better Homes Real Estate
David Bonaccorsi – Fremont Councilmember, Fremont Planning Commission Chair.
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About David Bonaccorsi:

Councilmember David Bonaccorsi grew up in Fremont and attended Fremont’s public schools.  Prior to serving on the Fremont City Council, Councilmember Bonaccorsi served for 10 years on the Fremont Planning Commission and was twice elected Planning Commission Chair.  Councilmember Bonaccorsi is a cheerleader for all things Fremont.  He believes in greater collaboration between our City and our schools, supports making Fremont a magnet for clean-tech and advanced manufacturing companies, and strives to ensure that Fremont remains a great place to live, work and play.

source: https://fremont.gov/702/David-Bonaccorsi-Councilmember
About Sherman Chan:

Sherman joined CBRE in March 2007 to expand the company’s commercial real estate services in Silicon Valley, which include tenant representation, corporate services, landlord representation and investment brokerage.  Since 1989, Sherman has been one of the leading professionals in Silicon Valley, specializing in the representation of major high-tech companies and the disposition and leasing of institutionally owned real estate.  He is consistently a CBRE top producer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

source: http://www.cbre.us/people-and-offices/sherman-chan

About Kansen Chu:

Born in Taiwan, Chu moved to the United States in 1976 as a graduate student.  He was elected in November 2014 to represent California’s 25th Assembly District.  Kansen Chu previously served on the San José City Council for seven years. He was the first Chinese-American to serve on the region’s City Council.

source:  https://a25.asmdc.org/article/biography
About Dr. ArLyne Diamond:
ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized Leadership, Management, Professional Development, and Organizational Development (O-D) consultant specializing in people and processes in the workplace.  As the President and Founder of her consulting firm, Diamond Associates, which was established in 1981, Dr. Diamond’s clients range from boards of directors and upper management to support staff in many industries, both public and private.
source: https://www.diamondassociates.net/about_arlyne_diamond.html

About Diana Ding:

Diana Ding is a Silicon Valley media entrepreneur, Asian American Hero. and business development & operations leader.  She is the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley Innovation Channel Ding Ding.  As the host and producer if the program Innovation Dialog, she has interviewed over 500 world leading innovators.  She is also the founder and producer of the program Battle Silicon, the first start-up reality show in Silicon Valley, which connects startups and venture capitalists.  She is the co-founder and CEO of Silicon Valley Food & Art Festival and Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival.
source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianading/
About Nick Kaspar:
Nick Kaspar is the President/CEO of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce who works with businesses in Santa Clara to promote economic growth. Nick began his tenure with the Santa Clara Chamber as the Economic and Workforce Development Coordinator focusing on driving programs to enhance the economy within Santa Clara including launching a partnership with WIT-NC to provide international trade compliance education and creating a Women in Business Leadership Group. With a Master’s in Public Administration from San Jose State, Nick has a background in running non-profit and government entities.
source: https://svef.biz/speaker/nick-kaspar/

About: Ravinder LaL:

Ravinder LaL is the Chair 2018-2019 Economic Development Committee, as well as the CEO of Omco Inc.  He owns several UPS stores in San Jose and specializes in printing and scanning services.

source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravinderlal/

About Gary Nobile:

Gary specializes in helping real estate investors make sound buying and selling decisions. He’s an area native with over 20 years of real estate experience. 95% of his business comes from repeat and referred clients.  He has been voted Best Realtor in Silicon Valley 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, as well as Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year.  He is a previous board member of Santa Clara Schools Foundation and past Chamber of Commerce Treasurer.

About Jan Eric Nordmo:

Jan Eric Nordmo is the Chair of Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, as well as the founder and CEO/President of Off the Wall Soccer, Arena Soccer Centers Inc., which manages several independent businesses for the purpose of operating recreational sports facilities and leagues, while developing new facilities.

source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-eric-nordmo-314a285/


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