The 50 Commandments of Commercial Real Estate Investment
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The 50 Commandments of Commercial Real Estate Investment

At the end of the presentation there will be a business card drawing for five free books for attendees.

When: Thursday, September 3rd
From 12pm until 1:30pm
Where: Golden Gate University
536 Mission St
Room 5224 - 5th Floor
San Francisco
Contact: Tracy Canning

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"The 50 Commandments of Commercial Real Estate Investment" 


The CFA Society of San Francisco is pleased to welcome Joseph J. Ori, Executive Managing Director, Paramount Capital Corporation, for a luncheon presentation on September 3, 2015 for a discussion of Mr. Ori’s new book, “The 50 Commandments of Commercial Real Estate Investment.” Mr. Ori’s book is a compendium of important and somewhat comical directives and commandments on all facets of the industry that he has learned during 35 years in the CRE industry. These commandments should be learned by every commercial real estate practitioner from the young, new broker to the cagey industry veteran. The book covers all areas of CRE including, finance, investments, acquisitions, development, management, capital markets, underwriting and all property types.

At the end of the presentation there will be a business card drawing for five free books for attendees.



Speaker Bio:

Mr. Ori is Executive Managing Director of Paramount Capital Corporation, a real estate financial advisory firm, where he is involved in all facets of commercial real estate including investment, finance, capital markets, development, capital raising, management, brokerage and advisory services. Prior to forming Paramount, Mr. Ori was Senior Vice President of NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, Chief Investment Officer of Rhodes Group, LLC, a Las Vegas based land and home developer, President and Managing Partner of Rochdale Property Ventures, the real estate investment group of Rochdale Investment Management, a New York based investment management firm, Practice Director of the Chicago Real Estate Advisory Group of BDO Seidman, LLP, a National Accounting and Tax firm, Founder and President of Paramount Securities Corporation, a real estate investment bank and broker dealer and Senior Vice President of Southmark Funding Corporation, the financing subsidiary of Southmark Corporation, a Dallas, TX based Fortune 500 Company.


Mr. Ori has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University, an MBA in Finance from DePaul University and completed an executive program in Financial Management at Harvard Business School. He is a licensed real estate broker in California, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mr. Ori is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Accounting at the University of Phoenix.


Mr. Ori has authored numerous articles on real estate financing, deal structuring, portfolio diversification and industry trends in leading real estate and finance periodicals and is an active speaker at industry seminars and events. Mr. Ori publishes a monthly newsletter titled, View of the Market (, which provides insight and strategy in the commercial real estate industry, and he contributes valuations of various REITs on


Members: $25

Non-members:  $40


Lunch will be served.




September 3rd




12:00pm until 1:30pm



Continuing Education:

This event qualifies for 1 hour of continuing education credit for CFA Charter holders.



Cancellation Policy:

Please contact with at least 24 hours’ notice to receive a full refund.


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