CRE Midwest

Countdown continues for 2013 CRE Forecast

Less than one week remains until Illinois Real Estate Journal and the Real Estate Publishing Group put on their 11th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference. The venue for this year’s event is new, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, which is located at 301 E. North Water St.

Less than one week remains until Illinois Real Estate Journal and the Real Estate Publishing Group put on their 11th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference. The venue for this year’s event is new, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, which is located at 301 E. North Water St.

More than 1,000 people again are expected to register for the Annual Forecast Event that will feature approximately 55 industry experts speaking on a variety of topics of interest to the real estate community.

The half-day event begins with registration, continental breakfast and networking with sponsors at 7 a.m.

Kicking off the 2013 forecast will be an intimate fireside chat with Dan Ryan of Jones Lang LaSalle talking with Chris Kennedy of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises about a variety of topics, including Wolf Point, the Merchandise Mart and the role of government in the real estate development and economic development process.

The three general sessions include:

  • The Big Picture in Chicago Real Estate – A panel of the leading names in development, ownership, brokerage and capital markets — covering all property segments — takes a closer look at the issues, trends and outlook for commercial real estate in Chicago and the suburbs.
  • Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate – A new year almost always means new laws and regulations, from lease accounting to tax rates, etc. In this panel some of Chicago’s leading commercial real estate attorneys address the legal issues that are and will continue to impact real estate in 2013.
  • Repositioning, Refocusing and Revitalizing Chicago Real Estate – Across the area, buildings and campuses are going through complete repositioning/repurposing programs. Developers, owners and financial sources discuss the strategies behind these efforts in this session.

Following these presentations, attendees will have their choice of six different specialty topics including the downtown and suburban office markets as well as the multifamily, industrial, retail and investment markets.

The Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference is the largest and longest running event of its kind in the industry. Last year the event attracted more than 1,050 registrants.

Registration for the event is $99. People can register by going to www.rejournals.com/conferences. Additional information is available on the website or by calling Michael Millar or Debbie DeWolf at 312-644-7800.

Other confirmed speakers include:  Shawn Mobley, Cushman & Wakefield; Andrew Davidson, MB Real Estate; Steve Schnur, Duke; Dan Arends, Colliers; Bruce Miller, Jones Lang LaSalle; Joe Cosenza, Inland; John Picchiotti, NAI Hiffman; Janet Johnson, Schiff Hardin; Michael Kurtzon, Dykema;  Marcia Owens, Edwards Wildman; Brian Liston, Liston & Tsantilis; Susanne Cannon, The Real Estate Center at DePaul University; Greg Warsak, Associated Bank; Jeff Patterson, Riverview Realty Partners; John Gavin, Sterling Bay; David Stein, Steinco; Dave Liebman, OP2MIZE; Mark Goode, Venture One Real Estate; John Coleman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Mark Moran, NAI Hiffman; Don Shapiro, Foresite Realty; Laura Auwerda, PNC Real Estate; George Pandaleon, Inland Institutional Capital Partners; Steve Weinstock, Marcus & Millichap; Suzanne Martinez, Avison Young; Marc Boorstein, MJ Partners; Mike Mallon, DKMallon; Scott Carr, Inland; Andy Hochberg, Next Realty; Charley Margosian, III, Highland Management Associates, Inc.; Christian Domin, GlenStar Properties; John Przbyla, Marcus & Millichap; Dave Trumpy, GlenStar Properties; Thomas Borow, BMO Harris; Doug Fisher, Essex Realty; and Justin Ross, Interra Realty, LLC; Brian Liston, Liston & Tsantilis; Lisa Konieczka, CBRE; Jason Simon, Colliers International; Corey Chase, Podolsky Northstar CORFAC International; Kevin Clifton, CBRE; Mark Moran, NAI Hiffman; Lori Tubbs, Commercial Advantage; Charley Margosian, III, Highland Management; and Gail Lissner, Appraisal Research Counselors.