March 4, 2020


Hyatt Regency O'Hare


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

What’s Hot? What’s Not?

Steady growth for Industrial in 2020 appears to be the consensus. Despite concerns about the long-term impact of tariffs and the potential for an economic downturn, the outlook remains positive. Experts cite low vacancy rates and rising rental rates among the factors contributing to industrial’s position as one of the top commercial real estate investment classes. There’s more to the story, and you’ll hear it at Connect Industrial Midwest.

Join us Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 2020 to hear from the players who are leading the way in industrial real estate now and in the future.

Connect Industrial Midwest

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Location: Hyatt Regency O’Hare

9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Lynn Reich, SIOR, CCIM

Colliers International

Executive Vice President – Chicago, Rosemont Office

Lynn Reich provides

Mark Goode, SIOR

Venture One Real Estate

Founding Principal

Mark is a founding Principal of Venture One

Jim Martell

Logistics Property Company

Chief Executive Officer

Jim serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Michael Brennan

Brennan Investment Group

Chairman, Managing Principal

Michael Brennan is a Co-Founder, Chairman, and

Robert Smietana

HSA Commercial Real Estate

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Smietana is Vice

1:15pm – 1:40pm: Keynote Address with San Francisco City and County Treasurer, Jose Cisneros


Ben Johnson

Connect Media


Ben Johnson is the President of Connect Media and

José Cisneros

City and County of San Francisco


José Cisneros is the elected Treasurer for the City

1:40pm – 2:25pm: Influential Bay Area Power Players


Chelsea Maclean

Holland & Knight


Chelsea Maclean is a California attorney in Holland &

Ann Silverberg

Related California Affordable


Ann Silverberg is Chief Executive Officer for Related California's

Oz Erickson

Emerald Fund


Bio to Follow.

Yayu Lin

Sares Regis Group of Northern California

Senior Vice President, Commercial Development

Since joining Sares Regis Group

2:40pm – 3:25pm: Deal Flow Across the Capital Stack: It’s Complicated


Brian Bailey, CCIM

Atlanta Federal Reserve

Subject Matter Expert

Bio to Follow.

Antonio Hachem

George Smith Partners


Antonio joins George Smith Partners as a Principal. He

Bradley Ross

Madison Realty Capital

Vice President

Mr. Ross has over a decade of experience

Catherine Minor

PGIM Real Estate

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Catherine Minor is an assistant portfolio

Felix M. Gutnikov

Thorofare Capital

Principal | Head of Originations

Felix is a principal and

Justin Anstey

Veritas Investments

Vice President, Portfolio Management

Since joining Veritas in 2014, Justin

3:25pm – 4:10pm: Trends and Challenges in Live, Work, Play


Anne Torney



Anne is an architect who has made affordable multi-family

Director of Real Estate, West Coast

Amalia is a Director

Scott Bohrer

Browman Development Company

Director of Development

Scott is driven by a curiosity of

Kristina Chang

Westlake International


Kristina serves as the President of Westlake Realty, Westlake

Zac Shore

Panoramic Interests

Director of Development

Zac manages all aspects of development from

4:25pm – 5:10pm: Focusing on Opportunity Zones in the Bay Area


Kevin Wilson, CPA



Kevin Wilson is a partner in the Walnut Creek,

JP Walsh, CFA

Panoramic Interests

Director of Finance

As Director of Finance, JP oversees all

Paul Monsen

George Smith Partners

Vice President

Mr. Monsen, rejoined George Smith Partners on Team


5:10pm – 5:30pm: Closing keynote with Lydia Tan, Managing Director of Real Estate, Oakland Athletics

Lydia Tan

Oakland Athletics

Managing Director of Real Estate

Lydia Tan is joining the

Tony Natsis

Allen Matkins

Chair of Global Real Estate Group

A name partner of

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

Colliers International – Chicago, Rosemont office, executive vice president, Lynn Reich, will kick-off Connect Industrial Midwest as she shares her stories about her ups and downs, trials and tribulations, and perspective on being a woman in the Industrial property sector. Reich will be interviewed by long-time friend and principal, Mark Goode, Venture One Real Estate.

1:55pm - 2:35pm:

Trends and Forecasts from Industrial Industry Leaders

Hear from industrial’s most active players addressing the opportunities and challenges facing the Midwest markets. Industry experts will discuss top issues including factors driving demand, macroeconomics, high growth areas, development, tenant profiles, concessions, and more.

2:35pm - 2:50pm:

Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:30pm:

Baby it’s Cold Inside: Development & Technology Needs of Cold Storage & Other Specialized Uses

With increasing demand for fresh foods and online grocery, it’s logical to assume that cold storage would be among the biggest users of warehouse space. Yet there are reasons why supply remains constrained. You’ll hear experts define cold storage and other specialized uses, detail the construction and operation standards that need to be met, and forecast what’s on the horizon for development and technology.

3:30pm - 3:45pm:

Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:25pm:

I’d Walk a Mile, The Last Mile: Logistics, Supply Chain and the Intersection of Retail & Industrial

The rise of e-commerce has fueled the industrial development boom. It has also given rise to a host of new considerations that must be taken into account. Our speakers will cover the challenges and opportunities presented by the increasing demand for same-day delivery, creative last-mile strategies and partnerships, the opportunities for repurposing empty retail spaces and whether the “Amazon effect” will reach a natural limit.

4:25pm - 5:05pm:

Following the Money: Who’s Bankrolling & Funding Industrial Properties?

Behind the industrial acquisition and development deals that make the headlines is finance. The experts will drill down into the nuts and bolts of financing transactions—including financing sources, underwriting, loan to value, and recourse. They’ll also zero in on the debt and equity picture for different product types, including spec, build-to-suit, specialty and intermodal.

5:05pm - 6:30pm:

Cocktail Reception

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Thorofare Capital - Cocktail Sponsor




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