Clare De Briere is a native Angeleno and has spent her career creating special places for the citizens and visitors of Los Angeles.
Clare joined The Ratkovich Company as a summer intern in 1991 after graduating from UCLA and worked her way through property management, leasing, construction, financing and development management while earning her graduate degree at USC's prestigious Lusk Center for Real Estate. In her career with the company she has overseen the acquisition, entitlement, planning, development and/or disposition of millions of square feet from The Wiltern Theatre, 5900 Wilshire, 800 Wilshire, The Alhambra, The Hercules Campus in Playa Vista and, most recently, The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles.  Clare retired from the Company after 26 years, the last decade of which she spent as its Chief Operating Office and Executive Vice President.  She remains affiliated with the Company through its Advisory Board.
Clare and her husband, Chef Christopher Barnett, have started a new company, C+C Ventures, a Los Angeles based experience company to develop places that inspire creativity, curiosity and delight whether through a wonderful neighborhood restaurant or a fantastic renovated work or living space.
Clare is an active member of the Urban Land Institute serving on the National Advisory Committee for Building Healthy Places and Building Healthy Corridors, and on the Los Angeles District Council'€™s Executive Committee and Advisory Board.  She has served on a ULI Advisory Panel in the City of Denver and on a local Technical Assistance Panel for the Huntington Hospital and Cal Poly Pomona. She has been named on the Los Angeles Business Journal's Women Making a Difference list and has been on the Real Estate - Southern California's Women of Influence list every year since 2003. Clare is also on the Advisory Board of the UCLA History Department; and served on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Los Angeles Conservancy.

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Raised in New Hampshire, chef Christopher Barnett'€™s experience has spanned from formal French kitchens in New York and Paris, to those ground breaking kitchens of San Francisco and the five star/five diamond hospitality of Hotel Bel Air and Four Seasons Beverly Hills. Throughout his career, Chef Chris has expanded and played within the original California cuisine school of thought: local, seasonal, innovative and inspirational.
Chris spent his early career in San Francisco working under the tutelage of James Beard Award winner Jeremiah Tower at the storied Stars Restaurant - the undisputed creator of California cuisine.  From there, Chris worked in Paris at the Michelin Starred Relais D'Auteuil, returning to Southern California to open restaurants as their Executive Chef in Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Downtown Los Angeles, and Primativo on Venice's Abbot Kinney.  He honed his management skills at the five star, five diamond Hotel Bel Air and at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. 
Next came the opening of Los Angeles'€™s Stir Market, a European market concept, which after a year as Execute Chef, Chris left for the opportunity to be the Executive Chef of the boutique, deco classic The Culver Hotel. 
Chris is looking forward to the development of his newest concept: the world's greatest neighborhood joint.