*Applications for election to the Board of Directors are currently being accepted through October 28, 2016. Click here for the application.
The board of directors for the Sunset & Vine BID (known as the Central Hollywood Coalition – CHC – board of directors) consists of a group of property owners and/or representatives. The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss important issues and address timely items pertaining to the overall betterment of the Sunset & Vine BID.
Fabio Conti, Fabiolus Cucina – President
Fabio began his involvement with the Sunset & Vine BID as a member of the security committee and is now a board member. He is the owner of Fabiolus Cafe, located just steps away from the famed intersection of Sunset and Vine. Fabio has been living in and doing business in Hollywood for over 22 years. Through his work with the BID, he hopes to make Hollywood an easier place for tourists and residents alike to navigate, and to make it cleaner for everyone. Fabio is married and is a father to twins.
Fred Rosenthal, Ametron Pro-Audio/Video Sales & Rentals – Vice President
Fred Rosenthal is the Vice President of Ametron Pro-Audio/Video Sales & Rentals. Rosenthal joined the BID board in 2004 in effort to help make Hollywood a better place. Rosenthal is actively involved in the Security Committee and aims to do his part to continue to enhance the business and residential environment in the Sunset & Vine BID area. In addition to being on the BID board, Rosenthal also serves on the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. Fun fact: Rosenthal enjoys the outdoors and ham radio.
Arthur Stroyman, Kilroy Realty Corporation – Secretary
Arthur Stroyman serves as the Senior Property Manager for two of the most iconic properties in the BID – the Sunset Media Center and Columbia Square, recently acquired by Kilroy Realty Corporation. Kilroy Realty plans to invest upwards of $15M in upgrades to the Sunset Media Center and nearly $250M in Columbia Square – a mixed-use environment with multi-phase development of existing historic buildings, development of new production suites, creative office and multi-family space in the heart of Hollywood. Columbia Square, along with Sunset Media Center, will create synergy between Kilroy’s West Side media/entertainment properties, some of which include Tribeca West and West Side Media Center. As a CHC board member, Stroyman will draw upon his experience in property management, real estate and budgeting to assist the Central Hollywood Coalition in making the Sunset & Vine BID a world-class entertainment and media destination as well as a neighborhood that fulfills their tenants’ needs.
David Calabrese comes to the CHC Board with a background in real estate economics and finance. He has spent most of his career working at the investment fund level; however, with CIM Group he is responsible for all asset management responsibilities within a geographic portion of North America overseeing the personnel and strategic business plans for CIM investments – including the recently constructed Sunset Gordon project. As a CHC Board member, Calabrese would like to see the BID prioritizing initiatives that are in alignment with the community as it is rapidly changing with real estate development and synergistic new uses.
Brian Folb, Paramount Contractors & Developers
Continuing the Folb family’s commitment to the Sunset & Vine BID, Brian Folb joined the board in 2009. As a Principal of Paramount Contractors & Developers, Folb represents the area surrounding the Sunset Boulevard/Wilcox Avenue area. He is a member of the BID’s Security Committee and is interested in sustaining and enhancing the benefits provided to property owners in the BID. An active member of the community, Folb is involved in the Hollywood Police Activities Board, the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Freeway Central Park board. He also serves as treasurer of the Hollywood Police Support Association and on the board of the Toluca Lake Homeowners Association. Fun fact: Folb loves to snowboard, so keep an eye out for him at a mountain near you.
Chase Gordon, Avison Young
Chase Gordon specializes in both tenant and landlord representation, first joining Avison Young in 2012. Chase grew up in the San Fernando Valley and moved to Hollywood at 18. He received a Master’s in International Business from the Université de Nice, graduating with the highest honors obtainable in the French Graduate School system. Chase is an active member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee and the Hollywood Community Plan Update Advocacy Team.
Bill is currently General Manager, Hudson Media Properties with operational and financial responsibility for Sunset Gower Studios, Sunset Bronson Studios and Ocean Way Recording. Most recently Bill was Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing at Point360, an industry leading digital media service company. Bill is the recipient of the Television Academy’s Technical Emmy, Sony’s 50th Anniversary Innovation Award, Ad week’s Icon Award, and the Anthology Film Archive Award.
Melissa Logan, Amoeba Music
Melissa Logan has worked at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, where she is the Manager / Marketing Dept., for eleven years, having helped open the location. She joined the Sunset & Vine Board in 2012 to meet and work with the people involved in making Hollywood a better place for business owners, employees, tourists and residents. Her hobbies include photography, record collecting, and gardening. Logan started her own record label, Secret Lodge Recordings, in 2011.
Carol Massie, McDonald’s
Carol Massie has been involved with the BID since 2001, when she became a founding member of what was then the Sunset/Vine Association. Massie is the owner and operator of two McDonald’s restaurants – one in the Sunset BID and the other in it’s sister BID, the Hollywood Entertainment District. As an active member of both the Security Committee and the Streetscape Committee, Massie aims to make the Sunset & Vine BID a more valuable business neighborhood by making it cleaner, safer and a more appealing place to do business. Other community involvements include serving on the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors and the West Hollywood Project Advisory Council. Fun fact: Massie loves to snowboard.
Drew Planting, Co-Founder and Principal of Goldstein Planting Investments, was born and raised in the Hollywood area. Drew is a former partner of Maguire Partners and J.H. Snyder. He brings a 27 year real estate development and investment track record to the BID Board. Drew looks forward to pursing two key BID objectives…. district safety and fostering the growth of business.
Michael Pogorzelski, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)
Michael Pogorzelski is the Director of Academy Film Archive at the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Pogorzelski has been a board member since 2003 and currently serves as the chairman of the Streetscape Committee. He initially joined the board out of the belief that creating a business improvement district seemed to be the way to make positive changes happen and create a better Hollywood during the course of months or years – rather than decades. As a BID board member, Pogorzelski hopes to bring as many trees as possible to every street in the BID. Fun fact: He has seen all 81 films that have won the “Best Picture” Academy Award.
Pam is a friendly, polished and dynamic commercial property management professional. Pam graduated from the University of Redlands, and quickly secured a role at Westfield Corporation, eventually becoming the GM at Westside Pavilion. Subsequently, she joined Trammell Crow and oversaw a 1.5 MSF commercial portfolio in the LA area. After 5 years with Trammell, she transitioned to the Beverly Connection first with Westtrust and then Vornado. She was on this property for an additional 3 1/2 years and during her time at Vornado her portfolio also expanded to include Sunset Millennium, in West Hollywood, as well as a property in Pasadena. In 2009, Pam joined Douglas Emmett and oversaw a portfolio of 4 Class A office buildings in Santa Monica. In her most recent role at Transwestern, Pam was a Senior Manager overseeing the day-to-day management of The Sunset. Under hire leadership The Sunset was awarded the 2015 TOBY and became a LEED GOLD certified building. Pam joined Robertson Properties Group in March 2016. She was hired to oversee the management and renewal leasing of a 778,000 SF office & retail portfolio, including the Hollywood Portfolio. She has been elected on the Sunset + Vine BID and is active on the Old Hollywood initiatives. She really loves being involved with her assets and the Hollywood Bids and enjoys mentoring and managing others.
Jack Taglyan is one of the owners and representatives for the property located at 1201 N. Vine Street. He is a native “Angeleno” who has grown up in Hollywood and enjoyed seeing the positive changes that have occurred in the area. As a member of the CHC Board of Directors, Jack hopes to continue Hollywood’s growing momentum by engaging with his fellow board members in creating and enhancing programs that help clean the streets and make the Sunset and Vine District a successful business environment for visitors and locals alike. Jack is a real estate broker and has an MBA from Pepperdine University. Photo coming soon.
Adam Tartakovsky, Crescent Heights
Adam Tartakovsky oversees west coast development for Crescent Heights, leading the preservation and enhancement of the historic Hollywood Palladium and the development of the Palladium Residences. He supports the BID’s programs and goals which promote a healthy, happy neighborhood as well as reimagining our streets full of quality, creative public spaces and performances. Tartakovsky attended University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Business, and studied international politics and environmental science at UCSB and Tel Aviv University.
Joyce Williams-Maxwell serves as the Director of Business Operations at Hollywood’s stunning new landmark Emerson College. In her position, she oversees all non-academic operations including: security, technology, marketing, facility rental, facilities management and student life. As a Certified Project Manager, Williams-Maxwell has extensive experience developing strategic plans and overseeing project implementation. She is also certified as an Information Systems Auditor and can assist with utilizing technology to achieve goals, including website development that will assist in marketing and bringing awareness to the BID and its activities. Williams-Maxwell represents an institution that shares the concerns of the Sunset & Vine BID organization and she is passionate about the ongoing rebirth of Hollywood.
Ex Officio Members
James Haydu, SEE-LA / Hollywood Farmers Market
Past Board Members
George Abou-Daoud, Bowery Street Enterprises
Steve Auer, Sunset Gower Studios
Shake Bakalyan, Wells Fargo
Dirk Degraeve, Paramount Contractors & Developers
Craig Donahue, The Donahue Group
Susan Durante, Los Angeles Film School
Zachary Eaton, Space Fifteen Twenty
Richard Falzone, Off Vine Restaurant
Brad Folb, Paramount Contractors & Developers
Duke Gallagher, The Production Group
Rick Garcia, Chase Bank
Brent Gaulke, Gerding Edlen
Ryan Harter, CIM Group
Richard Inouye, Tribune Company
Darcy Judd, Robertson Properties Group
Lillian Kuo, Broadreach Capital Partners
John Lupo, Lupo Vine Street LP
Rev. Michael Mandala, S.J., Blessed Sacrament Church
Harout Markarian, St. John Armenian Church& Developers
Michael Nourmand, Nourmand & Associates
Keith Ragadio, Robertson Properties Group
Rouben Rapelian, Sunset Bronson/Sunset Gower Studios
Patrick Russell, The Robert Green Company
Nick Salamone, Off Vine Restaurant
Travis Serpa, Space 15 Twenty/Urban Outfitters
Katie Seymour, Windsor Communities
Allen Sides, Ocean Way Recording
Mike Smith, Broadreach Capital& Developers
Nick Spampanato, Live Nation