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NAIOP SoCal Night at the Fights Packs a Wallop

NAIOP SoCal “Night at the Fights” Packs a Wallop

A record crowd of nearly 1,000 commercial real estate professionals were treated to boxing, cocktails and dinner in a Galaxy Far, Far Away at the annual NAIOP SoCal Night at the Fights, at the OC Fair & Event Center, Hangar Building in Costa Mesa, CA. The black tie event, held on October 6th, featured two professional bouts and one bout between CRE industry pros, all centered around a Star Wars theme.

“Everyone had a fantastic time at this year’s Night at the Fights. The record attendance proved that everyone was ready to get out and network,” said Tim Jemal, CEO of NAIOP So Cal. “I want to thank our industry boxers who bravely entered the ring and demonstrated sportsmanship while entertaining our event crowd.”

The real estate boxing match featured Charles Banks of FCL Builders vs. Stephen Madigan of Kidder Mathews. Banks was crowned the winner after three hard-fought rounds.


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NAIOP Night at the Fights

About Mark Nieto

Mark comes to ConnectCRE with an extensive background as a business and news reporter in San Francisco radio, as well as 35 years as a traffic reporter on several stations including KGO, KNBR, KCBS and KFRC. As a business reporter, Mark covered the tech world in Silicon Valley where he became familiar with real estate transactions in the hot Bay Area marketplace. He attended San Jose State University with a BA in Radio and TV Broadcasting and currently resides in the Lake Tahoe area where he gets to frequently enjoy all of his favorite activities: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking and Skiing.

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