February 27, 2018

18+ Speakers!

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Speakers

Drew Green

Drew Green

CEO
Indochino

Adam Ifshin

Adam Ifshin

Founder & CEO
DLC Management Corp

John Kite

John Kite

CEO
Kite Realty

Liz Holland

Liz Holland

CEO
Abbell Associates, LLC

Andrew McCaughan

Andrew McCaughan

VP, Development
Shake Shack

Louis Conforti

Louis Conforti

​CEO
​Washington Prime Group​

Thomas McGuinness

Thomas McGuinness

President & CEO
InvenTrust

John Bucksbaum

John Bucksbaum

CEO
Bucksbaum Retail Properties

Nick Wibbenmeyer

Nick Wibbenmeyer

Managing Director, Chicago
Regency Centers

Rob Nadler

Rob Nadler

President - Central
Kimco Realty

Christy Catlett

Christy Catlett

VP, Leasing
Westfield

Steven Levin

Steven Levin

CEO
Centennial Real Estate

Joe Brady

Joe Brady

Divisional VP, Real Estate
Walgreens

Steven Miller

Steven Miller

Fund Manager
Viking Partners

Peter Borzak

Peter Borzak

CEO
Pine Tree

Joshua Zemon

Joshua Zemon

Principal
Walton St Capital

John Hofmann

John Hofmann

SVP
KeyBank Real Estate Capital

Dave Pezza
Moderator

Dave Pezza

Partner
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Registration, Breakfast, & Networking

  • Bisnow Welcome Remarks

  • Opening Fireside Chat

  • Executive Panel: The Retail Environment in Chicago & Surrounding Area

  • State of Retail Leasing

  • Investing in Retail 101: Acquisitions & Dispositions in Trying Times

  • Networking Lunch

  • Afternoon Keynote

  • The Retail Experience: Building & Design for The Future

  • Anatomy of A Shopping Center: Anchors of The Future

  • A REIT Leader's Survival Guide for Retail 2018 and Beyond

  • Cocktails, Networking & Dealmaking

Bisnow's National Retail Summit: Midwest Series

Retail, which generated $5.5 trillion worth of domestic sales in 2016, has historically been a resilient asset class for the CRE industry. 

U.S. retail hasn't faced this level of change since regional malls were introduced in the 1950s and discount big-box retail grew in the 1980s

Coming off a a 1.6% increase in retail sales from August to September - the largest increase in 2.5 years - and searching for hopeful signs for the future, the industry has mixed feelings on the future of retail. 

Despite having all the key ingredients to a retail boom - high consumer confidence, low unemployment, and strong economic growth, Bloomberg recently reported that the Retail Apocalypse is still to come.

We will be exploring key themes such as:

1) Who are anchors of the future?

2) How have retailers transformed from brick-and-mortar to omni-channel retailers, and what does this mean for their landlords? 

3) What does the debt burden on many retail chains mean for the future of the industry, and how will financing challenges be addressed for struggling retailers?

4) What are REIT leaders advising for investment strategies with the current state of retail?

5) What is beyond the 'Amazon Effect' in retail and e-commerce? Who else is innovating, and what direction will the sector head in? 

For any questions or press inquiries, email helen.fang@bisnow.com.

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