October 29, 2019


InterContinental Chicago


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Peeking at the Peak of the Market

The Chicago region’s steady run is continuing, with leasing, development and investment sales firing on all cylinders. However, the active sellers’ market indicates that we may be headed toward a peak, while questions remain on how to encourage economic growth beyond Chicago’s CBD and across the region. Our experts will provide invaluable insights on these and other trends shaping the market.

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

Connect Chicago Fall 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Location: InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611



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Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

AJ Finn

Earles Architects + Associates

Senior Project Manager

AJ Finn is currently a Senior Project

Al Klairmont

Imperial Realty Company


Since 1978 Alfred Klairmont has directed Imperial Realty’s portfolio

Beth Pinder

CA Ventures

Chief Operating Officer, CA Management Services

Beth Pinder serves as

Brad Joseph

Core Acquisitions


Bradley Joseph is a Principal at Core Acquisitions after

Christy Lockridge

PGIM Real Estate Finance


Christy Lockridge is a Principal with PGIM Real Estate

Collete English Dixon

Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University

Executive Director

Collete English Dixon has more than 30 years

Danny Nikitas

Avison Young

Principal, Managing Director

A well-known member of the Chicago real

Doug Lyons


Managing Principal

Douglas W. Lyons is a Managing Principal of

Elan Peretz

Barnett Capital, LTD.

Managing Director and General Counsel

Elan Peretz is the Managing

Eteri Zaslavsky

Next Realty, LLC

Managing Director

Eteri Zaslavsky is a Managing Director at Next

Mark A. Goodman

Mark Goodman & Associates


Mark Goodman & Associates, Inc. founded in 1978 has

Randy Fifield

Fifield Companies


As chairwoman of Fifield Cos., Randy Fifield oversees the

Regina Stilp

Farpoint Development


Regina is a Founding Principal at Farpoint Development.

Ted Weldon


Executive General Manager - Development

Theodore Weldon, Executive General Manager

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


Craig Huffman


Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Craig K. Huffman is a Co-founder

Treasurer Kurt Summers

City of Chicago


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

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


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


Managing Director

Maria Alexakis is a Managing Director in CIBC

Matt Fiascone

The Habitat Companies


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


Elizabeth Gracie

O'Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC


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


Molly Phelan

Siegel Jennings Co. L.P.A.


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


Tony Lindsay has been involved in real estate for

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


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


Jude Sullivan

Howard & Howard

Attorney and Counselor

Mr. Sullivan is the co-leader of Howard

Partner | US Central Deputy Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction


Stephen D. Sayre is a Member of the Corporate

3:50pm – 4:30pm: Can you Close?


James Han

Greenberg Glusker


James Han is a partner in the Greenberg Glusker

Geoff Arrobio

Walker & Dunlop

Senior Vice President | Capital Markets

Geoffrey Arrobio, senior vice

Jason Baker


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


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


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

1:55pm - 2:35pm:

Preparing Your Business and Portfolio for What’s Next

As we head into the 11th year of the expansion cycle, what do CRE players need to know about preparing their businesses and portfolios for a downturn? What if anything, are CRE players doing differently than they did in 2008?

2:35pm – 2:50pm:

Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:30pm:

Urban vs. Suburban: Spotlight on Development Trends

There’s no denying that rising labor and construction costs, coupled with soaring land prices and taxes, have caused developers to rethink how and where they’re building. What are the driving forces affecting development and redevelopment decisions among all property types? Do Chicago-area developers still see development right over the border in WI or IN creating competition?

3:30pm – 3:45pm:

Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:25pm:

Which Amenities Do Tenants Want and Really USE?

Hear industry experts and tenants discuss the latest trends regarding which amenities are really being used in all property types. How are millennials, Gen Z and baby boomers shaping these trends? How are developers and designers dealing with any changes in current and future developments?

4:25pm - 5:00pm:

Deal Flow Across the Capital Stack: It’s Complicated

Real estate players across the buying, lending and sales platforms will address critical issues including where investors are finding higher yields; public vs. private REITS; preferred investment strategies; the role foreign investors are playing; the growth of non-bank lenders, and diversification into nontraditional property types.

5:00pm – 5:15pm:

Awards Ceremony: Celebrating Today’s Next Generation

5:15pm – 6:30pm:

Cocktail Reception

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