forumLos Angeles-based real estate professionals seeking professional growth will want to mark their calendars for Sept. 14, as that’s the day of the first-ever California Real Estate Showcase and Forum in downtown Los Angeles. The event will include panel discussions on both residential and commercial real estate, featuring some of the most influential professionals in the industry.

Hosted by real estate Web site The Real Deal, the showcase and forum will kick off at 11. a.m. at the Bank of America Plaza in L.A.

The speakers on the residential real estate panel will include:

–Mauricio Umansky (The Angency)

–Michael Nourmand (Nourmand & Associates)

–Kofi Nartey (Compass)

–Jade Mills (Coldwell Banker)

–Ben Bacal (Rodeo Realty)

–Sally Forster Jones (John Aaroe Group)

This panel will touch on a variety of topics pertinent to the Los Angeles housing market. They will share insight on the current hot housing market in Los Angeles, “from single-family to spec homes to DTLA condos,” according to The Real Deal.

Speakers on the commercial real estate panel include:

–Chris Rising (Rising Realty)

–Carl Muhlstein (JLL)

–Steve Silk (Eastdil)

–Beatrice Hsu (Brookfield)

This panel is titled “Gauging the Commercial Scene: Amid a slowdown in activity, what’s next for the market?” To be discussed are the current state of affairs and what to expect moving forward with Los Angeles commercial real estate.

Tickets for the California Real Estate Showcase and Forum range from $75 to $100. There are two options. You can get a day pass to the event, which includes both panels, lunch and coffee breaks. Or, you can purchase a ticket for one panel and lunch only. To purchase tickets and for further information, click here.