Date

May 14, 2019

Location

W Chicago City Center Hotel

Planner

Connect Media

Speakers

CRE Industry Professionals

CRE Trends: Opportunities or Challenges?

Chicago’s most active players come together to discuss what matters most to your business. In the midst of the longest economic expansion cycle – 10 years of sustained growth, an abundance of mega projects shaping the city and suburbs and many changes with Opportunity Zones, mergers and more, what do you need to know to get ahead?

Join us for an afternoon of informative panels, networking and cocktails as the experts discuss these topics and more affecting developers, owners, investors, brokers and the overall commercial real estate industry players!

Connect Chicago

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

 

Location: W Chicago City Center Hotel

172 W Adams, Chicago, IL 60603

 

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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Alan D. Lev

Belgravia Group

Chairman and Managing Broker

Alan D. Lev is the Chairman

Alissa Adler

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International

Managing Principal/Managing Broker

Alissa Adler brings more than 25 years

Bill Burgess

Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P.

Partner, Co-head of the Investment Banking Group

Bill Burgess is

Collete English Dixon

Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University

Executive Director

Collete English Dixon has more than 30 years

Craig Huffman

MetroEDGE

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Craig K. Huffman is a Co-founder

David G. Bradley

Marcus & Millichap

Regional Manager

David Bradley is the regional manager of Marcus

Elizabeth Gracie

O'Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC

Member

Elizabeth Gracie has more than 30 years of experience

Heidi Smithson

First Midwest Bank

Executive Vice President, Director - Commercial Real Estate Group

Heidi

Jeff Shapack

Shapack Partners

Founder & CEO

Jeff Shapack, Founder & CEO of Shapack

John W. Rutledge

Oxford Capital Group, LLC

Founder, President & CEO

John is the Founder, President and

Josh Graham

Wipfli LLP

Senior Manager

Josh Graham is a senior manager in Wipfli’s

Joshua Messier

Hunt Real Estate Capital

Managing Director

Joshua Messier is a Managing Director with Hunt

Jude Sullivan

Howard & Howard

Attorney and Counselor

Mr. Sullivan is the co-leader of Howard

Leon Walker, Esq

DL3 Realty, L.P.

Managing Partner

Over the past 15 years, Leon I. Walker,

Maria Alexakis

CIBC BANK USA

Managing Director

Maria Alexakis is a Managing Director in CIBC

Matt Fiascone

The Habitat Companies

President

President of The Habitat Company, Matt Fiascone has led

Molly Phelan

Siegel Jennings Co. L.P.A.

Partner

Molly is a partner with the Chicago office of

Partner | US Central Deputy Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction

Ryan Boyle

Northern Trust

Vice President, Senior Economist

Ryan James Boyle is a Vice

Scott Goodman

Farpoint Development

Founding Principal

Scott Goodman serves as the founding principal of

Member

Stephen D. Sayre is a Member of the Corporate

Tony Lindsay

North Wells Capital

Principal

Tony Lindsay has been involved in real estate for

Treasurer Kurt Summers

City of Chicago

Treasurer

Kurt Summers is Chicago’s 70th Treasurer, having taken office

1:35pm – 1:55pm: Keynote Address: A Conversation with Treasurer Kurt Summers

Moderator

Craig Huffman

MetroEDGE

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Craig K. Huffman is a Co-founder

Treasurer Kurt Summers

City of Chicago

Treasurer

Kurt Summers is Chicago’s 70th Treasurer, having taken office

1:55pm – 2:35pm: Industry Leaders: Economic Outlook & A View from the Top

Moderator

Collete English Dixon

Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University

Executive Director

Collete English Dixon has more than 30 years

David G. Bradley

Marcus & Millichap

Regional Manager

David Bradley is the regional manager of Marcus

Maria Alexakis

CIBC BANK USA

Managing Director

Maria Alexakis is a Managing Director in CIBC

Matt Fiascone

The Habitat Companies

President

President of The Habitat Company, Matt Fiascone has led

Ryan Boyle

Northern Trust

Vice President, Senior Economist

Ryan James Boyle is a Vice

2:50pm – 3:30pm: Mega Projects: Impact on Chicago’s Skyline and Submarkets

Moderator

Elizabeth Gracie

O'Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC

Member

Elizabeth Gracie has more than 30 years of experience

Alan D. Lev

Belgravia Group

Chairman and Managing Broker

Alan D. Lev is the Chairman

Jeff Shapack

Shapack Partners

Founder & CEO

Jeff Shapack, Founder & CEO of Shapack

John W. Rutledge

Oxford Capital Group, LLC

Founder, President & CEO

John is the Founder, President and

Scott Goodman

Farpoint Development

Founding Principal

Scott Goodman serves as the founding principal of

3:45pm – 4:25pm: Opportunity Zones: Benefits, Risks & Your Business

Moderator

Molly Phelan

Siegel Jennings Co. L.P.A.

Partner

Molly is a partner with the Chicago office of

Josh Graham

Wipfli LLP

Senior Manager

Josh Graham is a senior manager in Wipfli’s

Joshua Messier

Hunt Real Estate Capital

Managing Director

Joshua Messier is a Managing Director with Hunt

Leon Walker, Esq

DL3 Realty, L.P.

Managing Partner

Over the past 15 years, Leon I. Walker,

Tony Lindsay

North Wells Capital

Principal

Tony Lindsay has been involved in real estate for

4:25pm – 5:00pm: Mergers & Acquisitions: Are there more on the Horizon?

Moderator

Alissa Adler

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International

Managing Principal/Managing Broker

Alissa Adler brings more than 25 years

Bill Burgess

Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P.

Partner, Co-head of the Investment Banking Group

Bill Burgess is

Heidi Smithson

First Midwest Bank

Executive Vice President, Director - Commercial Real Estate Group

Heidi

Jude Sullivan

Howard & Howard

Attorney and Counselor

Mr. Sullivan is the co-leader of Howard

Partner | US Central Deputy Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction

Member

Stephen D. Sayre is a Member of the Corporate

3:50pm – 4:30pm: Can you Close?

Moderator

James Han

Greenberg Glusker

Partner

James Han is a partner in the Greenberg Glusker

Geoff Arrobio

Walker & Dunlop

Senior Vice President | Capital Markets

Geoffrey Arrobio, senior vice

Jason Baker

CapitalSource

Managing Director, Construction Real Estate

As Managing Director of CapitalSource’s

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Aussef is Chief Operating Officer of

Kevin Shannon

Newmark Knight Frank

Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets

Kevin A. Shannon joined Newmark

4:30pm – 5:10pm: Los Angeles in Focus

Moderator

Cody Cannon

Colliers International

Executive Managing Director

As executive managing director for Colliers International’s

Vice Chairman

Barbara Perrier has been with CBRE for 30

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets

Dana is a Senior Vice

Parker Jones

John Hancock Real Estate

Director of Leasing West Coast

Bio to Follow

Lee Harris

Greystone & Co., Inc

Director

Lee Harris is a Director with Greystone & Co.

Liane Takano

Related California Affordable

Director, Southern California Operations

As Director of Southern California Operations

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:00pm – 1:30pm:

Registration and Networking

1:30pm – 1:35pm:

Opening Remarks

1:35pm – 1:55pm:

Keynote Address: A Conversation with Treasurer Kurt Summers

1:55pm - 2:35pm:

Industry Leaders: Economic Outlook & A View from the Top

Industry experts share insights into the market and look ahead. How long can the current economic boom last and what are the implications of the labor market shortage? Where do the opportunities lie and what do you need to know to prepare for the challenges?

2:35pm – 2:50pm:

Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:30pm:

Mega Projects: Impact on Chicago’s Skyline and Submarkets

With more than $20B in its pipeline, Chicago is in the midst of a radical transformation that will have a lasting impact for years to come. Developers, investors, brokers and civic leaders share their perspectives of how these mega projects across all property types are affecting their current and future plans and shaping the market.

3:30pm – 3:45pm:

Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:25pm:

Opportunity Zones: Benefits, Risks & Your Business

Learn from the industry experts as they discuss the numerous questions and latest benefits and risks of Opportunity Zones as well as how the tax advantages work.

4:25pm - 5:00pm:

Mergers & Acquisitions: Are there more on the Horizon?

As more and more companies merge or consider merging, what does this consolidation mean for the commercial real estate industry overall? Panelists will discuss the challenges & opportunities regarding how these mergers & acquisitions affect company's investment strategy decisions given the current market conditions as well the impact of combining real estate assets, overlapping job roles, keeping up morale and more.

5:00pm – 5:15pm:

Awards Ceremony: Celebrating Today’s Top Brokers & Women in Real Estate

5:15pm – 6:30pm:

Cocktail Reception

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