Y Games – Go For Gold!

Y Games competitors were definitely “going for gold” this year at the 4th annual YPG Y Games at the lovely Newport Dunes in sunny California. Not only was it an amazing time, but guests helped collect an abundance of business attire to donate to Working Wardrobes, a non-profit organization that helps men and women in crises return to work.

Click below to see Connect Media’s video that captures great highlights and even some fancy dance moves from YPG Chair Taylor Arnett himself.

After hours of fierce competition in events that tested the mental, physical and emotional limits of 200 competitors within Y Games’ 20 teams, three Teams rose above the rest.

Congratulations to our 2016 Y Games podium finishers. And they are… drum roll please…


Joel Stensby, Captain
Churchill Bunn, Co-Captain (‘16)
Derreck Barker (‘16)
Andy Bratt (‘16)
Chris Coetzee (‘16)
Chris Gaudreau (‘16)
Lindsey Olson (‘16)
Warren Ramsey (‘16)
Nick Shaffer (‘16)
Lucas Stensby (‘16)


2nd Place: Team Calgary ’88

Jim Proehl, Captain
Kevin Jones, Co-Captain (’14)
Christina Buhl (‘14)
Joon Choi (‘14)
Daniel Darnell (‘15)
Andrew Huffman (‘15)
Bryce Mordoff (‘14)
JP Smith
Brett Tanimoto (‘15)
Scott Wetzel (‘14)

3rd Place: Team Where’s Waldo

Brian Baker, Captain (’11)
Logan Flagg, Co-Captain
Francesca Braniger (’17)
Steven Hillgren (‘15)
Jesse Houston
Kyle Legrand
Jason Park
Gilbert Quinones
Deni Volkoff
Rema Wahid

 Special Thank You to our event sponsors:


NAIOP’s 2016 Developing Leaders Award

We’re proud to announce that TWO of our very own members have been selected to receive NAIOP’s prestigious 2016 Developing Leaders Award! Congratulations to Taylor Arnett,  Acquisitions Manager at CapRock Partners and Bradley Schmitt, Associate Director at Savills Studley.  In addition, YPG SoCal alum Megan Burrows (2011), who relocated to San Francisco and is now associate director, UBS Realty Investors, is also a DL Award recipient.  Click Below to read more!

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   Taylor Arnett                  Bradley Schmitt            Megan Burrows


CapRock’s Co-Founder and President, Jonathan Pharris, Connects with Connect Media

2016 CapRock Cup winners announced! CapRock’s Co-Founder and President, Jonathan Pharris, speaks with Connect Media about YPG and the Caprock Cup! Press play to get the scoop!

The winning YPG team, receiving the CapRock Cup, included: Derreck Barker, HFF; Alex Filler, Dedeaux Properties; Analise Guttman, Prologis; Lindsey Ensign Olson, Ten-X; Sam Overton, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Samantha Shaughnessy, Hines; and Lucas Stensby, KPRS Construction

2015 Real Estate Challenge

Congratulations to our 2015 Real Estate Challenge winners, Team USC! Check out this great video from Connect Media covering the key points of this years Real Estate Challenge with our very own Emcee, “Watty” Watson and Real Estate Challenge Chair, Angela Azizian!

Russ Parker and Kurt Kaufman

russ and kurtNAIOP’s “Mentor and Mentee”, Russ Parker and Kurt Kaufman, got together with GlobeSt to discuss the differences and new insights from different generations in Commercial Real Estate. Click the button below to find out the secrets they have uncovered!