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29+ Speakers!

Speakers

Ward Fitzgerald

Ward Fitzgerald

CEO
Exeter Property Group

Wendy Berger

Wendy Berger

CEO & Founder
WBS Equities

Jim Martell

Jim Martell

CEO
Logistics Property Company

Jim Clewlow

Jim Clewlow

CIO
CenterPoint Properties

Ferdinand Seefried

Ferdinand Seefried

Executive Chairman
Seefried Industrial Properties

Neal Driscoll

Neal Driscoll

VP & Market Officer
Liberty Property Trust

Brad Sweeney

Brad Sweeney

SVP - Acquisitions
Stag Industrial

Michelle Comerford

Michelle Comerford

Industrial & Supply Chain Practice Leader
BLS & Co.

Lee Clair

Lee Clair

Managing Partner
Transportation and Logistics Advisors

Eric Pitcher

Eric Pitcher

Regional Manager - Economic Development
BNSF Railway Company

Geoffrey Kasselman

Geoffrey Kasselman

Executive Managing Director
Newmark Knight Frank

Fred Johanns

Fred Johanns

Principal
FCL Builders

Nicholas Pell

Nicholas Pell

CIO
Gramercy Property Trust

Graydon Bouchillon

Graydon Bouchillon

Managing Director, Head of Industrial
Nuveen

Michael Beckerman

Michael Beckerman

CEO
CREtech

Shawn Clark

Shawn Clark

President
CRG

Ian Hirt

Ian Hirt

Port Director
Ports of Indiana

Ryan Stoller

Ryan Stoller

Principal
Venture One Real Estate

Kevin Matzke

Kevin Matzke

Managing Partner
Clarius Partners

Rene Circ

Rene Circ

Director
CoStar

Howard Green

Howard Green

Executive Vice President / Principal
​Meridian Design Build​

Art Rendak

Art Rendak

President
Inland Mortgage Capital

Keith Gill

Keith Gill

Director, Solutions Design
DHL

​Paul Heitman

​Paul Heitman

Director, New Business Development
Heitman Architects​

​John Morris​
Moderator

​John Morris​

Executive Managing Director, Logistics & Industrial Service Line Lead for the Americas
Cushman & Wakefield

Peter Tsantilis
Moderator

Peter Tsantilis

Partner
Liston & Tsantilis, P.C.

Erik Foster
Moderator

Erik Foster

Principal, Capital Markets Group​
Avison Young

Joshua Hanna
Moderator

Joshua Hanna

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

Jake Pepper
Moderator

Jake Pepper

Vice President, Integrated Construction Services
Pepper Construction

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Registration, Breakfast, Coffee & Networking

  • Investment & Capital Markets

    Ferdinand Seefried, Seefried Properties
    Jim Clewlow, CenterPoint Properties Trust
    Brad Sweeny, Stag Industrial
    Graydon Bouchillion, TH Real Estate
    Nicholas Pell, Gramercy Property Trust
    Moderator: Erik Foster, Avison Young

  • Construction & Design Trends

    Wendy Berger, WBS Equities
    Jim Martell, Logistics Property Company
    Fred Johanns, FCL Builders
    Moderator: Jake Pepper, VP, Pepper Construction

  • Coffee & Speed Networking

  • Keynote: Ward Fitzgerald, Exeter Property Group

  • Tech Disruptors

    Geoffrey Kasselman, Newmark Knight Frank
    Michael Beckerman, CREtech

  • Networking Lunch & Topic Tables

  • The Future of Spec Development

    Howard Wedren, Dayton Street Partners Mark Goode, Venture One Real Estate Neal Discroll, Liberty Property Trust Shawn Clark, CRG Moderator: Josh Hanna, Kirkland & Ellis

  • Coffee & Networking

  • The Future of Supply Chain

    Marshall Loeb, EastGroup
    Lee Clair, Transportation & Logistics Advisors
    Michelle Comerford, BLS & Co.
    Kalyan Sakthivelayutham, DHL Supply Chain
    Eric Pitcher, BNSF Railway Company
    Ian Hirt, Ports of Indiana

  • Cocktails, Networking & Deal Making Continue

National Industrial & Logistics Midwest Summit

What do summer in Chicago and industrial commercial real estate have in common? Both are hot, hot, hot!

 

In 2017, we saw a shift in the industrial commercial real estate sector as demand drastically increased with the astronomical rise of e-commerce, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. (You can thank millennials for that one).

 

According to JLL, in Q1 2018, the industrial vacancy dropped 20 basis point to 4.8%. This is in response to an increased leasing demand of smaller to midsized spaces and the lack of available buildable land for mega-box warehouses.

 

Which is why it's no surprise that Chicago remains #1 in total inventory with close to 1.2 Billion sq. feet of inventory while vacancy rates hover in the single digits.

 

2018 is expected to continue to outperform a slow 2017 giving confidence that the Chicago market is far from cooling off.

 

Join us for our Second Annual Industrial event in Chicago on August 1st as we dive deeper into trends, outlooks and what the future holds for commercial real estates hottest sector.

 

Please send event questions and topic/speaker recommendations to Kim at Kim.Pomerenk@bisnow.com

 

Share your comments, post your photos and ask questions using #BisnowIndustrialMW on Twitter and Instagram, and follow us at @Bisnow and @BisnowCHI on Twitter for more local news.

 

 

Topics To Include:

1. How does the current economic environment lend itself to the availability of capital? Where is the money coming from and could this be impacted by a possible trade war? 

 

2. What are the current construction and design trends in the industrial space? Will popular trends from Asia make their way over to the US? 

 

3. How does new smart technology impact industrial costs and the labor market?

 

4. What does the future of spec development look like in Chicago, the Midwest and nationally?

 

5. What are the hottest trends in supply chain logistics?

 

6. What are some of the economic incentives in each municipality?

 

7. Which tenants are moving into the Chicago area and what can landlords do to keep them?

Venue & Travel

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
5300 N River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Ballroom: Guggenheim Ballroom, Lobby Level

Parking Information: $10 daily self-parking, $36 valet parking

Room Reservations: Loews Chicago O'Hare_Catering Access Link
Enter promo code "catering" to receive a 20% discount on overnight rooms.

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