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Past Events


RED Silicon Valley Event

May 2024


RED Bay Area Pickleball Classic,

April 2024

International Women's Month Spring Social, March 2024

We shared food and beverages with our RED family as we celebrated International Women's Day.

We raised awareness about discrimination, took action to drive gender parity, and shared how we will #inspireinclusion.  

The RED March Mountain Mingle

4th Annual CRE Industry Winter Trip, March 2024

We had over 135 CRE Professionals join us for our 4th Annual Winter Trip in Palisades Tahoe.  Check out some photos of our event HERE and stay tuned for details about our event next year!

The Power of Plants, February 2024

Studies show that plants make workers more creative, productive, and motivated while helping them stay calm, relaxed, and focused. We created our own terrariums while letting our creativity flow with our favorite CRE friends.

Community Service & Membership Drive, January 2024

For our 2nd Annual Community Service & Membership Drive we  created "helpful handbags" to benefit Raphael House, a shelter and services provider helping low-income and homeless families in the SF Bay Area while networking with fellow CRE professionals.   

Image by Hillary Ungson


Shine Bright and Sparkle Holiday Event, December 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an evening of sparkling attire, creative refreshments, and festive bites.

Coffee & Spill the Tea, September 2023

We hosted a virtual "Coffee & Spill the Tea" hour for our new RED members and legacy members.

Mission Rock Development Tour, September 2023

We toured the groundbreaking waterfront neighborhood development, Mission Rock, in China Basin.

Talent Discovery & CliftonStrengths Awareness, August 2023

Our 2023 Leadership Circle was The Talent Discovery & CliftonStrengths Awareness Workshop which helped us discover our talents (being) and turn them into strengths (doing).

Marching Forward at San Francisco Pride Parade, June 2023

RED Bay Area and other industry partners joined Build Out Alliance to march at the San Francisco Pride Parade. It was a great time networking with one another and others in the AEC industry who accompanied us in supporting RED’s commitment to diversity.

Tee Off Summer with RED Bay Area, May 2023

We tee'd off and showed off our best putts on the mini links in a competition at the Boom and Bust San Francisco-themed course.

Harnessing the Power of Group Connection, April 2023

In this program, we will engaged in fun, guided and interactive conversations mapped by the four pillars of group connection: culture, cohesion, communication and composition. 


Community Service Event, April 2023 

Thank you to everyone who joined us in working with Project Open Hand to sort and bag food items and assembling meal packages for the sick and vulnerable.  

RED Bay Area Women’s History Month Celebration, March 2023

We raised a glass, mingled, and engaged in a fun team game in honor of the famous and infamous women in history upon whose shoulders we stand. 

RED 3rd Annual CRE Winter Trip, March 2023

We had another successful winter trip to Palisades Tahoe for our annual ski trip. The weekend was filled with on and off-mountain activities, après-ski, and networking with the Bay Area CRE industry!


RED in person event, February 2023

We had a great time at SLATE Art Consulting and neighbor galleries for a mingle and art crawl. We viewed current exhibitions and learned about art consulting for the workplace from RED Member Shelley Barry.

RED in person self-defense class, January 2023

We participated in a hands-on self-defense class from Brannon Beliso, an 8th degree black belt and the owner of One Martial Arts in San Francisco and Millbrae.

Image by Jason Briscoe


RED in person Holiday event, December 2022

We wrapped up 2022 with our 10 Year Anniversary and Holiday Party in style at the fantastic Newhall Nest.


RED in person event, November 2022

RED Bay Area was delighted to thank and acknowledge our Sponsors with a Cocktail Party at the Interface Showroom. It was  a great chance to have them meet the RED Board and learn about what we have accomplished in 2022 and our plans for 2023!


RED virtual event, October 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our dynamic discussion on “The Value of Diversity in Commercial Real Estate". We were lucky to be joined by our amazing panel; the Lesbian & Gay Real Estate Group (LGREG), African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP), Asian Commercial Professionals (ACP), and Rainbow Capital.


RED in person event, September 2022

What a turnout we had at our September Community Service and Membership Drive at the RAISE San Francisco Office!  We worked with A Women's Place, a San Francisco supportive residential service  offering emergency shelter and long-term treatment programs for women and put together helpful handbags with everyday necessity items.  We had a great time connecting and networking while helping a worthy cause!

RED Leadership Circle, August 2022

Special guest speaker, Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez, attorney and Assistant Division Director for Communications, Children, Families, and the Courts for the Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia joined us for a conversation regarding how recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings could impact women and our society in months and years to come.

RED in person event, May 2022

We had a terrific turnout at our May Event at the Presidio Golf Course where we learned some valuable tips on course and player etiquette and got some help with our short game along with plenty of networking time.

RED in person event, April 26th

We had a great time at Oracle Park for the Battle of the Bay!  The Giants generously donated ball caps to all attendees.  The Giants took this game 8-2!

RED virtual event, March 22

We had a great time with our Virtual Women's History Month Trivia Contest!  Plenty of fierce competition and laughs.

CRE industry winter trip, March 11-13, 2022

The 2nd Annual CRE Winter Trip was a huge success!  Lots of fun for skiers and non-skiers alike!  Thanks to all our Event Sponsors, The Bridge Group, RAISE, Teknion, VVA, and DLR Group.  Don’t miss out next year.


RED Bay Area event, February 2022

We got ready for the 2nd Annual CRE Winter Trip by doing some discounted shopping at The Sports Basement! 


RED virtual event, January 2022

We started the New Year with a workshop led by Rhetta Rowland and explored our archetypes of astrology and how to use that to discover more about ourselves and our colleagues.  It's' always fun to learn about ourselves and our relationships to others!



In Person December 7 Holiday Party

Our December Event was incredibly special and fun after so many virtual events this past year.  We kicked off the holiday season in style at the iconic Newhall Nest rooftop event space.

In Person Event October 19

Our October Event was a great opportunity for us to mix and mingle at the Park Chalet.


Virtual Event September 22

We were disappointed not to gather in person in September but had SO much fun on our Virtual event with some Improv with Corey Rosen (!  Lots of laughs while thinking on our feet and learning about each other.

Virtual Event Leadership Circle August 17

Our Leadership Series featured one of own, Oom Jackson of Jackson & Pan Ameriprise Financial.   Great discussion on the current market and plenty of time to get detailed answers to our investment questions, all while enjoying gourmet nibbles delivered directly to our home offices!

Virtual Event June 22

Our June Event featured an interactive live chef demo and social hour with Nina Zippay of Radical Cooks.  Nina is a LA Chef focusing on wellness and seasonal eating and we learned how to make fresh and easy spring rolls.

Virtual Event May 25

Our May Event featured one of our very own RE Divas, Danielle Wohl of Danielle Wohl Advisory.  Susan Krane and Danielle led us in a great conversation about how contemporary hand painted custom murals and other art projects impact the workplace and the people in it.


Virtual Event April 27

We had an amazing panel of speakers including Larry Matarazzi, from VirBio, Tonya Thornburgh with ServiceNow, Chandler Bonney with Drop Box, Nida Mehtab at Caryatid and moderated by Christina Clark with Cresa. Our panel discussed topics related to their specific industries such as how the roles of your CRE teams will look post pandemic and what unexpected opportunities in commercial real estate have been experienced as a result of the pandemic.  

Virtual Event March 23

We had a fun evening of networking with a challenging quiz in honor of women’s history month!  We shared our personal favorite women leaders and shared what we are watching, listening to and reading during Women’s History Month. 

Virtual Event February 23

Our February meeting was a workshop with Kiesha Gallegos on vision boards for 2021 whether personal or professional aspirations for the upcoming year.  We have very creative members and shared lots of different ways to keep our dreams and goals front and center!


If you missed it and want to engage with Kiesha directly reach out to her here:  

Virtual Event January 26

We had a great turnout for our first meeting of 2021 and discussed what resolutions are for some, and best practices to keep them!  


We identified our hope or a word for 2021, set a purpose, planned to break that down into smaller components and specific intentions, and some shared their commitments with the group - which is proven to help people be more successful in their outcomes.  


We will be touching back to this a few times in the coming year to help encourage anyone who wants to use the group for accountability support, and to celebrate progress and milestones..


If you participated and want to work toward future check-ins, or want to get on board now, take some time to put this practice into writing for yourself. Keep it simple, don't overthink it, and focus on progress and purpose, the "why" or benefit of your intention, not only on a specific outcome. If you have any questions, email and Soraya can help you through it.

Image by Hannah Olinger


Virtual Event December 8

RED Bay Area hosted our Holiday Event last week sharing our favorite Festive drink recipes and held an Evergreen Decorating Challenge.  It was incredible to see all the creativity and effort put into decorating the trees, from Carrie Leighton’s “Hollywood Glam” tree, Jenny Hehemann’s “Mother’s Little Helper” tree, Chandler Bonny’s “Work with You’ve Got” tree, Sharon de la Cruz’s “Beach Tree” and Jana Gunsul’s “Socially Distanced Tree”.  Thanks to everyone for making it such a fun night!


Virtual Event October 20

Our RED October Virtual Happy hour was lots of fun!  We had some great poll questions and hilarious (and tough!) charades,  and time to get an update on what’s going on in all our work and personal lives. 


Virtual Event  May 19

In our ongoing Virtual Event series we dressed like our favorite Heros and talked about the inspiration behind our costume choices. Rupa Kundu with Interior Architects was the winner and she chose Community Housing Partnership as the recipient of our donation.

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Virtual Event  September 22

We held an interactive discussion on topics from the book, Growth Junkies Unite, recently published by one of our members, Emily Ransone!

Leadership Circle August 18

A discussion on Uncertainty and Serendipity

Virtual Event  June 16

We broke into small group chats to discuss topics designed to facilitate relationship building among our members.  Lots of engaging conversations were had and we all discovered some new things about each other.

Virtual Event  June 2

We had great attendance at our June Event where we talked with Tara Skredyski, a Career Coach and Consultant and a Personal Branding Specialist.  We learned the importance of having a strong Professional Brand and covered Tips for Getting Noticed on Linked in.  If you missed our meeting and want to connect with Tara here is her information:

Virtual Event  May 19

In our ongoing Virtual Event series we dressed like our favorite Heros and talked about the inspiration behind our costume choices. Rupa Kundu with Interior Architects was the winner and she chose Community Housing Partnership as the recipient of our donation.

Virtual Event  May 5

We held a Virtual Cinco de Mayo event where we shared a recipe and live demo for a Paloma cocktail/mocktail .  Our raffle winner was Stephanie Leta of One Workplace who chose The Humane Society of the United States as the recipient of our donation.

Virtual Event  April 21

Our April virtual gathering was a discussion on “Changing Perspectives” during SiP.  Attendees joined with their drink of choice for happy hour and we discussed daily life under SiP, new hobbies, new Netflix shows and new discoveries of fun ideas while staying safe and healthy at home.

Virtual Event  March 24

Our first ever Virtual Event was a Quarantini Get Together over Zoom!  Everyone attended with their drink of choice for happy hour and we discussed the “Thorns and Roses of Covid”.

Real Estate Industry Ski Trip

Squaw Valley Resort - February 28 to March 1

Our first ever ski weekend was a blast. We had over 40 RSVPs! Networking events were sponsored by: View Glass, VVA, Jackson & Pan Ameriprise Financial, Danielle Wohl Art Advisory, Teknion, VCO, Peacock Construction, FCi & RED Bay Area. A big THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors for making this event possible.

Maven Networking Event

Maven, San Francisco - February 25

Thank you Stacy Myers for hosting our event,2020 Event at the beautiful MAVEN showroom!

We held a panel discussion with Tracy Hawkins from Twitter and Christina Clark from Cresa, moderated by Soraya Farrah on the topics of Workplace Trends and Culture, Data Analytics and Smart Building, the Value of Amenity Spaces and the Holy Grail of Work/Life Balance as Women.

This month's charity was selected by our raffle winner Val Lagueux. She has selected Jonathan E. Brooking Foundation at McLean Hospital for our charity. As always, RED will donate a matching amount that is raised by our RED members.


Cuyana Shopping Event

San Francisco - January 28

Our first event of 2020 was at Cuyana. The raffle winner was Julia Campbell  from Quezada Architecture. We raised $350 from last Tuesday's raffle. RED will be matching this donation, so the overall total will be $750 donated to last month's charity St. Anne's Little Sisters of the Poor, selected by Paula DeLiso from MBH Architecture. 



RED Holiday Event

District, San Francisco - December 10

Our holiday event was at District in San Francisco where we raised $625 for those effected by the Kincaid fires. RED will be matching that and donating $1,250!

Essential Oils with Mercy Manning 

Interface Showroom, San Francisco - November 5

We had a lot of fun networking and creating essential oil blends with Mercy Manning in Interface's gorgeous Jackson Square showroom. A big thank you to Mercy and her team for setting up such a wonderful table full of oils to keep us glowing and healthy through the winter.  

Flower Mart Development Tour with Kilroy

Flower Mart Innovation Center, San Francisco - April 30

We will begin the night with a presentation led by Rick Buziak, Sr. VP of Kilroy Realty, about this exciting new development followed by Q+A with Grace Hwang, who was instrumental in the design of the Innovation Center. Here are a few links to check out the project: and

Happy Hour Event 

Bluxome Street Winery, San Francisco - March 26
Networking and light fare along with a wine tasting in an amazing winery with some cool history in SOMA.

Art Tour with DES and Chris Trueman

181 Fremont, San Francisco - February 26

Our February event took place at one of San Francisco's newest Office/Residential buildings. DES Architects and Engineers, designers of the common areas and responsible for the art package, guided us on a tour of the beautiful public art displays. We were accompanied by Chris Trueman, one of the three artists whose work is installed there. Our raffle winner was Christina Clark and her selected charity was Bay Area Children's Theatre. Christina is on the board and actively supports this organization that provides unique opportunities for kids to experience live theater. Learn more about the charity here

​Business Dining Etiquette Training & Membership Drive 

One Workplace, San Francisco - January 22

We welcomed back one of our most popular speakers - Val Lagueux of PACK - for a fun and memorable session on business dining and etiquette. Jennifer Hankerson of Uber was our raffle winner. We donated $560 to her selected charity, Lava Mae. 



Happy Hour Event 
Lucky Strike, San Francisco - November 13

We mixed and mingled over cocktails and appetizers. Raffle winner was Vanessa Pelletier. We donated $500 to her selected charity - Mt. Diablo Unified School District Education Foundation.  

Beauty and Beers - Oktoberfest

Cresa, San Francisco - September 25

This event on Cresa's fabulous roofdeck featured a beer tasting, paired with a display of products and informative information from The Beauty Counter. Our raffle winner was Oom Jackson, and she selected the charity Naral, an organization that supports women's rights. 

How to Approach Bias at Work - Leadership Circle

One Workplace, San Francisco - August 29

Anneli Collins, one of Red's very own, led the discussion and shared valuable research-based insights to create greater awareness around biases for improved communication, stronger professional relationships and enhanced leadership skills.


Hayes Valley Event
The Reset Pop-Up Shop, San Francisco - May 22

Raffle winner was Karen Banducci - charity TBD.

Transforming the Workplace Through Art

GoDaddy, Sunnyvale - April 24

The Divas were led on a tour by Red Member, and Art Consultant, Danielle Wohl, through GoDaddy's five amazing hand-painted urban art murals with a special look at the artists, their art practices and the impact of art in the workplace.


Networking and Happy Hour!
Southside Spirit House, San Francisco - March 6


Women in Design Discussion and New Member Event

Interface Showroom, San Francisco - January 30

The first new member event of 2018, with a talk about Women in Design, that featured Kay Sargent with HOK as our special guest and speaker. Kay discussed how the role of women in the workplace has evolved over the past 30 years and how the next wave of workers will impact the way forward. 



What's in a Name? Panel Discussion on Rebranding

San Francisco, Twitter Headquarters - October 24

The lively event featured Eric Ibsen of FORGE (formerly FME) and Gary Nichols with Revel (formerly Nichols Booth), and thoughtfully moderated by Soraya Farrah. The discussion focused on the recent rebranding/renaming trend of local architecture firms, and the experiences and challenges of moving from the "traditional" architecture firm name (often the founders' names) to a verb that more closely represents the personality and culture of the company.


Our raffle winner was Karen Banducci, with Banducci Associates, who has selected the charity, The Lemos Foundation, for next month's fundraiser.


Building Trust on Teams - RED Leadership Circle
San Francisco - Herman Miller

Thank you to Anneli Collins, RED Member and Executive Coach and Consultant at the Collins Group, who led our discussion. If you would like to learn more about Anneli and the services she offers please visit her website at


Bi-annual Membership Drive

San Francisco - June 20

This event was held at Park Tower and was one of our two annual new member events.


Sidemark with Professor Brannon Beliso

Silicon Valley - May 23

The May event was hosted at Sidemark with Professor Brannon Beliso, the owner and head instructor of ONE Martial Arts. Our raffle winner was Soroya Farrah from Sidemark. Soroya has selected Team Hayden's Hope, who is running the 2017 Dipsea Trail Race in honor of Hayden. There are only 245 people in the U.S. with FOP and one of them is Hayden. They run on behalf of the International FOP Association. To learn more about FOP and their mission visit



San Francisco Event - April 25

We raised $240 from this event at WeWork, so RED will be donating $500 to The Sandra J Wing Healing Foundation as selected by the previous month's raffle winner, Shelley Barry.

Calave Wine Bar, Palo Alto

Silicon Valley Event - March

A big thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated National Women's History Month with us. Last month's raffle winner was Shelley Barry and she selected The Sandra J. Wing Healing Foundation. As always, RED will donate a matching amount that is raised by our RED members.


Financial Planning 

San Francisco Event - February 28

A big thank you to Oom Jackson with Jackson & Pan, A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Oom has been a RED member since 2010 and a sponsor since 2011. Oom shared her extensive knowledge and experience in the retirement planning field. She knows we are all looking forward to retiring and her "3 minute Confidence Check" is a great way to see if you are on track.


RED Leadership Circle

San Francisco - Avison Young - February 21

This special event on communication and social styles was led by Emily Ransone from Sidemark. In managing projects and facilities, it’s actually the people that make the difference in the outcome for success. For any organization or team, the fundamental issues always boil down to effective communication. Our style of interaction determines behavior patterns that reflect our identity - how we make decisions, resolve problems and achieve great outcomes.


Playground in Palo Alto

Silicon Valley Event - Tuesday, January 24

A big thank you to Rob Wood from ArcTec for touring us through the space and also Jeff Freburg from Playground for hosting us. The charity for our last meeting was the Marin Canal Alliance. We raised $250.00 from RED members and RED will be making a matching donation for a total of $500.00 being donated. Thank you so much for your generosity. Meera Agrawal was the winner of our charity raffle and will be selecting the charity for next months event.



Cuyana - Bi-annual Membership Drive & Shopping

San Francisco Event - November 29

A huge thank you to Cuyana for hosting our November membership drive and 2016 holiday shopping event. They donated a lovely red travel set for our raffle, which was won by Karen Letteney from RMW. Congratulations Karen, and cheers to another terrific year!

Wilson Sonsini - "Women In Our Industry"

With Lisa Weeks (Perkins+Will), Leina Zimmerman and Barbara Vold (WSGR)

Silicon Valley Event - October

A unique round table discussion on the topic of "Women In Our Industry." The focus was on how women can be successful in a male dominated industry. Speakers shared insights on struggles at various stages of their careers and how have they been able to overcome them. 

Sens Happy Hour

San Francisco Event - September

We gathered and for a happy hour and networking on the patio at Sens Restaurant in downtown San Francisco.

Mosaic in San Jose

Silicon Valley Event - August

Happy hour, networking and Bocce Ball to welcome our newly joined members.

SalesForce Tower Tour + Presentation
San Francisco Event - May

Tour of the construction site with a presentation from Andrea Reader of CBRE. This event was held in the sales office for SalesForce tower and was one of our two annual new member events.

Box Headquarters Tour and Presentation by CRE Group/AECCOM

Silicon Valley Event - April

This event was a follow up to our event in 2014 where we toured the development site with Kilroy and learned of their strategy for leasing the buildings to a single tenant. 

Charity: Headstand

Leadership Circle Event - "Thanks for the Feedback"
San Francisco Event - March

Led by Emily Ransone from Sidemark

Feedback is an essential part of personal and professional growth, but giving and receiving feedback is difficult. As humans we want to both learn and improve AND be loved and accepted for who we now are. Feedback, regardless of how it’s given, can impact our feelings of self-worth.

The first leadership circle focused on the topic of feedback, both giving and receiving. Using the book ‘Thanks for the Feedback’ written by Roni Heldel Geller as a guideline, we shared our experiences in both giving and receiving feedback,  and how those experiences have impacted our personal and professional growth. We will also explored new ways to improve the art of receiving feedback and developing the capacity to learn from anyone and anything.

Aventine Taverna
San Francisco Event - February

Networking, food and drinks
Charity: IFMA Foundation


AP+I - New Mountain View Office
Silicon Valley Event - January

A tour of AP+I's new Net Zero office, as well as a presentation discussion led by Peg Connelly, based upon her book,” Imagine the life you want to life, then live it” focusing on finding joy in your life.  Charity: MS Society

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