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Philip M. Barshop Founder’s Award Luncheon

November 14, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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The San Antonio-area real estate industry has become a bulwark of the region’s economy, creating 133,500 jobs, producing almost $36 billion in annual impact, and creating 1/7 of the area’s total economic output. That success was built on the shoulders of great leaders, including Philip M. Barshop, who was one of the industry’s most active and effective voices prior to his passing in November 1998.

Phil was responsible for establishing the San Antonio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) in 1981. Under Phil’s leadership NAIOP was the voice for the commercial real estate industry until early 1991. When it became necessary for a more locally focused organization to be developed, Phil was an instrumental force in helping establish the Real Estate Council of San Antonio.

The Real Estate Council has established a fitting tribute to the man who is regarded as “founder” of our organization. The purpose of the Philip Barshop Founder’s Award is to honor those who carry forward Phil’s legacy of leadership, hard work, community involvement and advocacy for the real estate industry – attributes which are now more important than ever before.

Event Check-In: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Program & Award: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

2023 Keynote Speaker:

Len O’Donnell, C.E.O. and Chairman
Affinius Capital

Len O’Donnell serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Affinius Capital, overseeing
the company’s approximately $34 billion of assets under management for the benefit of the
investment portfolio and its 200+ investor clients. With over 30 years of experience in real
estate, Len chairs the firm’s Investment and Executive Committees and serves on its board of
Len joined the predecessor of Affinius Capital, USAA Real Estate, as President and Chief
Operating Officer in 2011, as part of a planned succession of the CEO role, ultimately taking the CEO position in
2013. Over these 12 years, he oversaw the transformation from a firm with a small number of investment
strategies and fewer than 30 investors, to the fully diversified $34 billion platform with more than 200 investors
that exists today. Throughout this period, Affinius Capital has become recognized for its innovation and its
ability to execute on emerging investment strategies. [See more]

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November 14, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Real Estate Council of San Antonio
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Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
San Antonio, 78209 United States
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