February 27, 2018

23+ Speakers!

Speakers

Drew Green
Keynote

Drew Green

CEO
Indochino

Louis Conforti

Louis Conforti

​CEO
​Washington Prime Group​

Joe Brady

Joe Brady

Divisional VP, Real Estate
Walgreens

John Kite

John Kite

CEO
Kite Realty

Liz Holland

Liz Holland

CEO
Abbell Associates, LLC

Peter Borzak

Peter Borzak

CEO
Pine Tree

 Maria Toliopoulos

Maria Toliopoulos

SVP, Director of National Retail Leasing
RPAI

Andrew McCaughan

Andrew McCaughan

VP, Development
Shake Shack

Steven Miller

Steven Miller

Fund Manager
Viking Partners

Rob Nadler

Rob Nadler

EVP, Managing Director
Peaceable Street Capital

Christy Catlett

Christy Catlett

VP, Leasing
Westfield

Nick Wibbenmeyer

Nick Wibbenmeyer

Managing Director, Chicago
Regency Centers

Steven Levin

Steven Levin

CEO
Centennial Real Estate

Josh Zemon

Josh Zemon

Principal
Walton Street Capital

Todd Siegel

Todd Siegel

SVP
CBRE

John Hofmann

John Hofmann

SVP
KeyBank Real Estate Capital

Marina Berrones

Marina Berrones

Associate, Project Architect
DLR Group​

Benjy Ward

Benjy Ward

Regional Design Leader, Principal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Gensler

Thomas Bernier

Thomas Bernier

SVP
Bucksbaum Retail Properties

Seth Singerman
Moderator

Seth Singerman

President, Managing Principal
Singerman Real Estate

Dave Pezza
Moderator

Dave Pezza

Partner
Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Thomas McGuinness
Moderator

Thomas McGuinness

CEO & President
InvenTrust

Rahul Shah
Moderator

Rahul Shah

Co-Founder & Managing Principal
Sherpa Capital Group

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Coffee, Networking & Registration

  • Opening Fireside Chat: Drew Green

    ◘ Drew Green, CEO, Indochino
    ◘ moderator: Dave Pezza, Partner, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

  • A Framework For Future-Proofing America's Malls

    ◘ Benjy Ward, Principal, Gensler

  • Retail Leasing Outlook

    ◘ Christy Catlett, VP Leasing, Westfield
    ◘ Maria Pope Toliopoulos, Director Of National Retail Leasing, RPAI
    ◘ Todd Siegel, SVP, CBRE
    ◘ Thomas Bernier, SVP, Bucksbaum Retail Properties
    ◘ moderator: Rahul Shah, Managing Principal, Sherpa Capital Group

  • Networking Lunch

  • Acquisitions & Dispositions in Trying Times

    ◘ Pete Borzak, CEO, Pine Tree
    ◘ Steven Miller, Fund Manager, Viking Partners
    ◘ Steven Levin, CEO, Centennial Real Estate
    ◘ Josh Zemon, Principal, Walton Street Capital
    ◘ Rob Nadler, EVP, Managing Director, Peaceable Street Capital
    ◘ John Hofmann, SVP, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
    ◘ moderator: Dave Pezza, Partner, Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

  • Redefining The Retail Experience

    ◘ Liz Holland, CEO, Abbell Associates
    ◘ Nick Wibbenmeyer, MD, Chicago Regency Centers
    ◘ Andrew McCaughan, VP Development, Shake Shack
    ◘ Joe Brady, Divisonal VP Real Estate, Walgreens
    ◘ Marina Berrones, Associate, DLR Group
    ◘ moderator: Tom McGuinness, CEO, Inventrust

  • Coffee Break

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

    ◘ John Kite, CEO, Kite Realty
    ◘ Lou Conforti, CEO, Washington Prime Group
    ◘ moderator: Seth Singerman, President & Managing Principal, Singerman Real Estate

  • [Separate Venue, For Purchase] Post-Event Cocktail: RedinCHI & Bisnow

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redinchi-bisnow-present-cre-winter-schomoozarama-tickets-42145673845

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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Venue & Travel

JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Ballroom: Grand Ballroom & Foyer, Second Level

Parking Information:
Valet - $31 per car. Please receive your validation sticker at registration!
Self-Parking Options: Garage located across the street at Tower Self Park, 211 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606. $25 per car. Please receive your validation sticker at registration!


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