Presentations & Events

SoCal Latino Fall Policy Forum – East LA College

The Southern California Latino Policy Center is a new 501(c)(3) organization working towards greater accountability and commitment to a higher standard of ethics and transparency. On November 9, 2013, Larry Kosmont was a featured panelist at the fall 2013 Latino Policy Forum at East LA College. Other speakers included, State Senator Alex Padilla, Vice President of California Community Foundation, Maria Blanco and the President & CEO of CALED, Gurbax Sahota.

CCLR Economic Development Conference

This workshop is designed for redevelopment practitioners from local government, nonprofit, and the private sector with an interest in learning the nuts-and-bolts of redeveloping environmentally challenged property. Larry Kosmont is participating as a speaker for this workshop and will focus on regulatory and legal framework, environmental site assessment and financial resources.

To register click: HERE.

Crocker Symposium

On October 29, 2013, the Real Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association will again join together with the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA to present the 42nd Annual Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business 2013, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Larry Kosmont will participate on a panel entitled, “Redevelopment Agencies – From the Wind Down to What’s Next?”

ICSC Hispanic Markets National Conference

Larry Kosmont will participate on a panel currently titled “Institutional Investors – Mainstream or Niche” at the ICSC Hispanic Markets National Conference in Dallas, TX. The panel will focus on Public/Private Partnerships, challenges and hurdles for increased investment into the Hispanic Marketplace, and the overall importance of the Hispanic Marketplace.

California APA Fall Conference

Larry Kosmont will participate as a speaker at the “Planning under the Sun” event to discuss California’s land use now and for the future.

Bond Buyer Roundtable



Larry Kosmont President & CEO, KOSMONT COMPANIES

Stephen Heaney Managing Director, STIFEL

This roundtable provides an overview of the latest in the redevelopment agency saga.  After a successor agency obtains its Finding of Completion, it is required to put together Long Term Property Management Plans that set forth the disposition of each property owned by the successor agency.  The PMPs discuss those properties that will be retained by the successor agency for governmental purposes and those that are to be sold in the open market.  This distinguished panel will discuss the opportunities presented by the PMPs along with the associated challenges.


California League of Cities Annual Conference

Larry Kosmont will moderate a panel at the 115th Annual Conference in Sacramento currently titled “Property Management Plans: Property Fire Sale or Economic Development Opportunity?” The panel will discuss how the PMP can maximize results for Cities, what financing tools are available for these properties and if the success from PMP properties can serve as a new baseline for re-engaging economic development.

ICSC Western Division Conference

Larry Kosmont  will participate on a panel  currently titled  “Deal or No Deal with P3”  at the ICSC Western Division Conference, where you can takeaway valuable and practical insights about the power of Public/Private Partnerships (P3) and learn how  to bring home the money by using emerging trends to get development projects off the shelf and in the ground.

New Tools for Economic Development – Stitching Together Strategies in a Post-Redevelopment World

What do cities have left for economic development after the one-two punch in the gut of losing both Redevelopment Agencies and Enterprise Zones? How can local governments incentivize private investment, create jobs and help stabilize the tax base without these “power tools” in the shed?

The Los Angeles County Division, League of California Cities, and four renowned experts in California real estate, economic development and public policy explored how cities can use the tools and assets they may already have. The panel explored how you can use real estate, special districts, zoning, and existing tax and revenue streams to stitch together the economic development projects that can make a tangible difference to cities, services and constituents.


Larry Kosmont, President and CEO of Kosmont Companies

John Lambeth, President, Civitas

Don Hunt, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Seth Merewitz, Partner, Best Best and Krieger LLP

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