July 11, 2018




Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

Evolution of Industrial

2017 marked another record breaking year for the industrial sector. Come together with key industrial players from all over the nation as we take a look into what 2018 holds! Join us for an afternoon of informative panels, networking and cocktails.

Connect Industrial – A National Event

Wednesday, July 11, 2018



Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

David Piasecki

ElmTree Funds

Chief Investment Officer

David Piasecki is Chief Investment Officer of

Keith Gill

DHL Supply Chain

Solution Design Manager

Keith joined DHL Supply Chain in 2007

Executive Managing Director

Geoffrey M. Kasselman joined Newmark Knight Frank

Mark Glagola


Senior Managing Director

Mark Glagola is the senior managing director

Tom Fishman


Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Dispositions

Tom Fishman serves as

1:35pm – 2:20pm – Boroughs on Fire: The Development Boom Outside Manhattan


Mark Mako



Mark is a Partner with PIB Law and focuses

Daren W. Hornig

Hornig Capital Partners

Managing Partner

Daren is the Managing Partner of HCP and

Eran Polack

HAP Investments

CEO-NY & Co-Founder

Eran Polack is CEO and Co-Founder of

Lauren Wolf

New York City Economic Development Corporation

Vice President

Lauren Wolf is a Vice President in the

Will Oehler

Chase Commercial Term Lending

Regional Sales Manager

Since 1999, Will Oehler has originated commercial

2:20pm – 2:35pm: Special Presentation on New Tax Laws

Marc Wieder

Anchin, Block & Anchin

CPA – Partner

Marc Wieder, CPA, is an accounting and

2:45pm – 3:30pm – Reinventing The Modern Office


Philip Russo

MetaProp NYC

Founding Partner, MetaProp Advisors

A 16-year veteran of commercial real


Francesca L., co-founder, and CEO of hOM. Nominated for

Lee Hoffman

Heat Watch


Lee Hoffman is the Co-Founder and CTO of Heat

Rachel Robinson

Ted Moudis Associates

LEED AP, Senior Associate, 
Design Director

As Design Director, Rachel

Tamar Moy

Newmark Knight Frank

Senior Managing Director

Professional Background Director of Newmark Knight Frank Workplace

3:30pm – 4:15pm – East vs West: A Seismic Shift in Manhattan


James Wacht

Lee & Associates


James Wacht is the President of Lee & Associates’

Andrew Stein

Vicus Partners

Founding Principal

Andrew Stein is the co-founder of Vicus Partners,

Duncan McCuaig

Brookfield Properties

Senior Vice President, Leasing

Duncan McCuaig is Senior Vice President

Fred Cerullo

Grand Central Partnership


Fred Cerullo is President/CEO of the Grand Central Partnership

Stephen Winter

Related Companies

Senior Vice President

Stephen Winter is a Senior Vice President

4:30pm – 5:15pm – Tipping Point or Boiling Point: Gauging the Market


Arthur J. Mirante, II

Avison Young

Principal and Tri-State President

Arthur J. Mirante II joined Avison

Doug Faron

CIM Group

Vice President, Investments

Doug Faron is a Vice President on

Laura Y. Rapaport

L&L Holding Company

Managing Director

Laura Yablon Rapaport is a Managing Director at

Melissa Burch


Executive General Manager

Melissa Burch serves as Executive General Manager

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

1:00pm – 1:20pm:

Registration Open & Lunch Served

1:20pm – 1:25pm:

Opening Remarks

1:25pm – 1:50pm:

Trade Policy, Tailwinds or Hinderance?

The industrial market completed its second-best year on record in 2017. How will the market be affected by the changing trade policy? Will these factors help propel the sector forward into another record-breaking year, or hinder its progression in 2018?

1:50pm - 3:20pm:

Two-part series - 2018: The Year of the Entity-Level Deal

Why are consolidations in the industrial space making this year’s headlines? With limited portfolios trading, and many large companies in holding cycles, are buyers turning to purchase companies rather than portfolios?

1:50pm – 2:35pm: The Year of the Entity-Level Deal Part 1: A View from Investors and Capital Providers

  • What economic drivers are playing a role in this trend?
  • Who is financing these deals and what does the structure look like?
  • With consolidation a trend at the forefront, who is next?
  • Does consolidation lead to more consolidation as smaller players combine in order to compete?

2:35pm – 2:50pm: Networking Break

2:50pm – 3:20pm: The Year of the Entity-Level Deal Part 2: Asset Manager & End User Perspective

  • What economic drivers are playing a role in this trend?
  • What benefits do the users see in the portfolio consolidations?
  • Does consolidation lead to more consolidation as smaller players combine in order to compete?

3:20pm – 4:05pm:

Growing Development & Changing Technology

As the industrial market continues to grow, so does the development pipeline. Is older product functionally obsolete, or how can it be redeveloped to meet today's user demand? How is technology changing the functionality of distribution centers and where do multi-story buildings come into play?

4:05pm – 4:15pm:

Networking Break

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Expediting Orders! E-commerce at the Intersection of Industrial & Retail

With e-commerce companies looking to grow same-day delivery, last mile distribution centers continue to steer the industry in a new direction. What are the consumer-level demand drivers that are reshaping the industry? What role is retail playing in the industrial space and what can we expect in 2018 and moving forward?

5:00pm – 6:30pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

To Be Announced




Networking Break


AIR Commercial Real Estate Association - Cocktail Sponsor




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