2018 Forecast Breakfast

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Navigating Chaos: Finding the Opportunities
Register now for the always popular CREW Portland Economic Forecast Breakfast.

From Portland’s new zoning requirements to impending federal tax changes and rising construction costs, how can we prepare? According to Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu, "In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity."


  • How Katerra is shaking up building efficiency by bringing everything under one roof.
  • How JLL turns office buildings into butlers, and their vision for dying malls.
  • How PCCP, with $12 billion of institutional capital experience, is fine-tuning investments.


Suzanne Stevens
, Editor, Portland Business Journal


Dr. Tom Potiowsky,
Director, Northwest Economic Research Center Professor and Chair, Portland State University Department of Economics


Jennifer Diaz, Senior Vice President, PCCP, LLC
Maureen Ehrenberg,
President of Global Integrated Facilities Management, Jones Lang LaSalle
Sidney Scarboro
, Managing Director, Architecture Katerra

Multnomah Athletic Club

7:00 am - 9:30 am - Check in begins at 7am, program starts at 7:30 am sharp.



$45 Members
$80 Guests

$560 Table (8)*

*Priority seating and company name on table


Speaker Biographies


  Suzanne Stevens

Suzanne is editor of the Portland Business Journal, overseeing the newsroom and guiding all news operations. 



Dr. Tom Potiowsky

Dr. Potiowsky is the chair of the Economics Department at PSU and was the Co-Director of the Applied Economics Research Group. Tom was appointed as State Economist in 1999 through 2006 and again in 2008 through 2011. He brings years of experience taking complicated economic analysis and results, and turning it into a meaningful, understandable presentation for policymakers and stakeholders. He has also published many articles for trade magazines, articles for edited books, conference proceedings, and selections of conference paper presentations.


Jennifer Diaz

Jennifer Diaz joined PCCP in October 2000.  Ms. Diaz is the Portfolio Manager for seven of PCCP’s value-add investment vehicles.  She is also responsible for the asset management of PCCP’s multifamily portfolio comprised of approximately 10,000 units nationwide.  Ms. Diaz also oversees PCCP’s equity investments throughout Oregon and Washington.  Over her tenure at PCCP, Ms. Diaz has served in various debt and equity originations and asset management roles.  Prior to joining PCCP, Ms. Diaz was an associate with The Archon Group, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.  She served on a GE Capital/Goldman Sachs joint venture team, underwriting nonperforming loan portfolios and setting up recovery platforms in Mexico, Thailand and Argentina.  Ms. Diaz received her B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Southern California.

  Maureen Ehrenberg
Ehrenberg is President of Global Integrated Facilities Management at Jones Lang LaSalle. JLL's IFM practice specializes in providing comprehensive enterprise facilities and engineering outsourcing and other facilities related support services to leading local, regional and global organizations. An internationally recognized expert in the facility management field, Ehrenberg provides strategic direction and expertise to a team of over 15,000 who currently manage more than 1 billion square feet of property globally. As Chair of JLL's IFM Global Board, Ehrenberg provides leadership and strategic direction for the IFM business leaders to develop, promote and ensure best practices in service delivery consistency, innovation, operational effectiveness and talent management across the service line.
  Sidney Scarboro
In her role as Managing Director at Katerra, Sidney Scarboro is building up components of the architectural practice while defining an unprecedented delivery model. Sidney has always been interested in the whole process, design through construction. In her time at Katerra, she's been able to build a strong team, establish quality control, and deliver great service to clients, all while learning from those around her. Katerra values high performers and out of the box thinkers and Sidney is produ to create new processes and create roadmaps that will help the architecture and construction offices to thrive.



Debbie Kitchin Honored

CREW Past President, Debbie Kitchin, honored with William S. Naito Outstanding Service Award.