SCDF brings together a community of leaders, across all development sectors, to network and learn about the latest trends, strategies, and projects within our cities. We invest in the future of our communities through annual philanthropic giving. Our platform allows us to:

  • Cultivate discourse on pressing topics facing our communities today
  • Foster the next generation of talent across the built environment
  • Strengthen the ties amongst our industry and broader civic landscape
  • Value inclusion and diversity for our members to flourish.


The Southern California Development Forum (SCDF) was founded in 1982 by William Feathers of Feathers Consulting to provide the real estate community with an opportunity to informally network with representatives from every discipline within the public and private community, to share up-to-date industry information, and to foster employment opportunities.  Originally entitled the Valley Development Breakfast Club, it changed to Valley Development Forum, then ultimately to the Southern California Development Forum to meet the needs of a broader base of industry members.

SCDF continues to advance its original values.  Monthly breakfast program speakers are industry leaders who bring in-depth and topical information to keep our members current.  Our networking sessions continue to encourage referrals and teaming arrangements to this day.

Executive Board


Joseph  Fong
707 Wilshire Boulevard, 23rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-988-6220
Email: jfong@glumac.com


Silvia Themudo
DPR Construction
88 W Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 310-819-0938
Email: silviat@dpr.com


Bee Rarewala
333 South Hope Street C200
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-633-1341
Email: bee.rarewala@crtkl.com


Patti Harburg-Petrich
800 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017 
Phone: 310-945-4870
Email: patti.harburg-petrich@burohappold.com


Ashley Gitlin
Walter P. Moore
707 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 310-254-1919
Email: agitlin@walterpmoore.com


Abbey Ehman
Lincoln Property Company
915 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2050
Los Angeles, CA 90017   
Phone: 213-538-0900
Email: aehman@lpc.com

Alena Quintero
DPR Construction
88 W Colorado Street Suite 301
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 916-817-9875
Email: alenaq@dpr.com

Andrew Parker
Trammell Crow Company
2221 Rosecrans Ave Suite 200
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 323-522-7092
Email: aparker@trammellcrow.com

Ann McLennan
Jensen Partners
145 S Spring St #750
Los Angeles, CA  90012   
Phone: 213-748-3431
Email: amclennan@jensenpartners.com

Gary Krakower
Email: gmkrakower@mac.com

Keith Collins
500 S. Figueroa Street   
Los Angeles, CA 90071   
Phone: 213-243-8847
Email: keith_collins@gensler.com

Kevin Klein
1 Amgen Center Dr. 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Phone: 805-447-9702
Email: kleink@amgen.com

Mia Lehrer
251 South Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 213-384-3844
Email: mia@studio-mla.com

Patrice Russell
Brookfield Properties
601 S. Figueroa Suite, Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213-330-8031
Email: patrice.russell@brookfieldproperties.com


Todd Bressler
555 First Street
San Fernando, CA 91340
Phone: 818-898-1521
Email: tbressler@bernards.com

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all events will be  virtual.

Regularly scheduled events are the second Tuesday of each month at:

City Club Los Angeles
555 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, California 90049

Informal networking begins at 7:00 a.m. with the program and breakfast commencing at 8 a.m. and adjourning promptly at 9 a.m.

For more information contact us at:

Email: info@scdf.org
Phone: 888-466-7412

645 W. 9th Street
Unit 110-174
Los Angeles, CA 90015

645 W. 9th Street, Unit 110-174
Los Angeles, CA 90015


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