Capitol Event Center is located in the Historic Ransohoff Building at 1020 11th Street in Sacramento, California. The building also includes 1029 K Street, the former site of Pyramid Alehouse. Sutter Capital Group, a locally-owned real estate investment firm that specializes in discovering and reviving the potential in Sacramento real estate, purchased the building in 2014. The purchase of the property included the highly respected CSAC Conference Center, located on the second floor. This space was utilized as a location for advocacy groups to hold conferences and instructional courses. The CSAC Conference Center became a well-known gathering place for the Capitol Crowd and beyond. Shortly after the purchase, Sutter Capital Group began updates to the Conference Center to include an aesthetic transformation as well as a complete update to the Audio Visual system. In July of 2015, Sutter Capital Group and its management company, Hammer Real Estate Group, invested significant capital to transform the room into what it is now known as - the Capitol Event Center.


The renovation features a new one hundred and sixteen inch high-definition rear projector and screen, as well as a state-of-the-art Tannoy surround sound system. In addition to the projector and speakers, the main room also has two optional sixty-inch high definition flat screen monitors that are conveniently mounted on mobile carts for ease of use. The brand new Audio Visual system is controlled by top-of-the-line Savant integration.  The Savant system is not only able to source inputs for computer presentations, but also features high definition cable, Blu-ray, and Apple TV, all of which are easily controlled through an iPad. Also located in the main room are two built-in cabinets for catering and an event registration location with newly installed granite countertops. The space also features new carpet and a new paint color scheme of pavestone and tri-corn black. The pristine restrooms have also been updated with new quartz countertops, as well as new lighting and plumbing fixtures.

Renovation Phase II

While the ownership made a substantial investment in the main room, the recently completed renovation is only considered as, “Phase One”. Capitol Event Center and Sutter Capital Group are in the process of a renovation of the vacant floor above the main room of Capitol Event Center. The third floor renovation, with completion slated for February 2016, will be an ideal breakout space and will include an overflow meeting location for the main room as well as separate meeting spaces for smaller groups. The third floor space features floor to ceiling views of the cathedral and plaza below. The upcoming renovation will include all of the amenities enjoyed by the main room, including the Audio Visual integration through Savant. 


Chris Pomer – Event Coordinator

Chris Pomer, Event Coordinator, manages Capitol Event Center. Chris assumed responsibilities for Capitol Event Center in January of 2015 and has since embarked on a comprehensive marketing campaign that has significantly reinvigorated interest and increased profitability of the Event Center by over ten percent. A Sacramento native, Chris is a graduate of Rio Americano High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sacramento State University with a B.A. in History. Chris started as an intern with Sutter Capital Group in 2013 and since then has received his Real Estate Salesperson’s license and has worked extensively for Sutter Capital Group and Hammer Real Estate Group as an Investment Analyst, Leasing Specialist, Property Manager, and Realtor. After the purchase of the Historic Ransohoff building, Chris was selected to head the management of the Capitol Event Center and has worked tirelessly to use the business needs of the locale to drive the renovation of the room.


Marques Davison – Event Support Manager

While Chris prides himself on his ability to run the Event Center, he relies heavily on his teammate and Event Support Manager, Marques Davison. Marques is a Bay Area Native and  has been resident of Sacramento for over the past decade. Marques specializes in Audio Visual support with ten years as a Live Sound Technician and over five years experience as an assistant event coordinator at Sacramento City Community College. His extensive background in the music, theater, business and student government has further enabled him to be a highly valued member of the Hammer Real Estate Group team. 

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