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The SDSU West Campus Research Center, Stadium and River Park Initiative

John Kratzer is the CEO of JMI Realty, a private real estate investment and development company with offices in San Diego, California and Austin, Texas. JMI Realty was organized in 1992 as the real estate subsidiary of JMI Services, the investment management company of the John Moores Family. 

Mr. Kratzer is responsible for JMI Realty’s overall strategic direction and provides oversight for all of JMI Realty’s development, construction, financing, acquisition and disposition activities.  Under Mr. Kratzer’s leadership, JMI Realty acted as the Master Developer for the $1.4 billion development of downtown San Diego’s Ballpark District including:

- Petco Park
- Omni San Diego Hotel
- Metropolitan Condominiums
- East Village Square
- Hotel Solamar 

In addition, JMI Realty has developed many other projects including the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, Paseo del Mar office campus, Casoleil apartment homes and the 322-room Hotel Van Zandt in Downtown Austin, Texas.  Recent acquisitions include the Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas; Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming; The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, California and The Marquette in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.  JMI Realty’s portfolio of hotel assets is valued at approximately $750 million.

Prior to JMI Realty, Mr. Kratzer was a co-founder of Homegate Hospitality, Inc., where he directed the company’s operations, including the development and construction of over 3,000 hotel rooms with a value in excess of $200 million.  Under Mr. Kratzer’s leadership, the company grew from a private start-up to a publicly-traded company (NASDQ: HMGT), and ultimately merged with Prime Hospitality (NYSE: PDQ). 

Prior to Homegate, Mr. Kratzer was an investment officer with Trammell Crow Realty Advisors, an institutional investment advisor that managed a $541 million discretionary fund and the Crow Investment Trust.

 

Kratzer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University and holds a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.  He has served on the board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, Phoenix Footwear Group (AMEX: PXG) and Lambda Alpha . He is an active member of the Rock Church, Urban Land Institute and University of San Diego’s Policy Advisory Board. 

Apr 05, 2018
Apr 05, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Apr 12, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - How we are trying to cure these two auto-immune diseases

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - How we are trying to cure these two auto-immune diseases

Carly Bazzett, Executive Director

Megan Nicholson, Development Coordinator

Apr 19, 2018
Apr 19, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Steve Miller for Superior Court

Apr 26, 2018
Apr 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

May 03, 2018

La Jolla's Nautical History Gallery

Joseph Frangiosa, Jr.  is a curator, craftsman, artist and historian who specializes in handmade one-of-a-kind nautical history displays.    In case you hadn’t noticed Joe’s little Nautical History Gallery and Museum across from the Maserati dealership on Pearl Street you really should note the hours he's open for business and stop in.   His collection of historical ship models and related treasures will blow your mind.

A description of Joe on the Gallery’s website says this:  “I will produce any structure, concept or idea from the research of texts, drawings or photographs into a three dimensional format.   Any time period or item of interest is possible.   The ships and cases are handmade, utilizing poplar and basswood.  Other materials, such as brass/aluminum tube, jewelry pieces, plumbing PVC, and leather eyelets, to name a few, are used to accent and detail the construction.  Most of the displays to date come together to reflect revolutionary changes in Naval Technology, from the “Age of Sail” circa 1800 to the “Steam Era” circa 1900 and then the Aircraft Carrier.”   You are encouraged to take a peek inside the books he was asked to bring in addition to examples of these spectacular models.  The books include details of other specially commissioned creations that you won’t see at his La Jolla Gallery and Museum or at the San Diego Maritime Museum where Joe also works on displays and where some of his other models are on loan.   

Joe says his experiences serving in both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helped to develop his strong interests in historical research.   But we should let him elaborate on how he developed this unique trade and his vision for the Gallery.

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Mobilizing Leaders to Transform Business and Community

Jeff Blanton is an author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and leading authority on the topics of leading business for exceptional value-driven growth, strategic execution, change management, business ministry and purpose-driven leadership.

Jeff spent 20 years in Corporate America, and has been a serial entrepreneur since 2000. He is the founder and partner of several consulting companies and a popular keynote speaker for corporations, nonprofits, government agencies and business leaders bringing his passion, energy and expert knowledge to everyone seeking to go to the next level.

Jeff lives in San Diego with his wife and labradoodle and is having the time of his life, doubling down on his core purpose to help others live their biggest possibilities.

May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
May 24, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Cammies and Canines

Kalani served 12 years in the Marine Corps and is a licensed CPA.  He earned both his Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of San Diego.  He started Cammies & Canines with the help of his best friend Bas (short for Gunnery Sergeant Baseline.  You can follow Bas on Instagram at Bas_The_Super_Dog). Kalani's greatest passion is being in service to the community and making a positive difference to all those around him.

May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Jun 14, 2018
Jun 14, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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San Diego International Film Festival

Jun 21, 2018

In the Beginnings...

George Dewhurst our charter President

Jun 28, 2018
Jun 28, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
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Fake News!

This week we will hear about Fake News! from a former Journalist
covering the War in the Persian Gulf, and author of, “How Not To Live
Abroad.”

Jul 19, 2018
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Jul 19, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM

Former Franklin Fellow, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of African
Affairs, Nigeria and Office of West African Affairs. Mr. Rudolph received
the Superior Honor Award while at the U.S. State Department and has
authored numerous published articles on topics ranging from
Humanitarian Crisis’ (e.g. human trafficking, Syria, and the Middle East) to
the Constitutionality of Christmas. He was educated at the University of
California, Santa Barbara, the University of San Diego, and the U.S.
Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Currently, Mr. Rudolph is an
attorney with Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd.

Jul 26, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
6:58 AM – 8:28 AM
Jul 30, 2018 6:00 PM
Sep 06, 2018
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM