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The commercial condos at 866 UNP provide discerning firms an exceptional opportunity to own permanent commercial space in one of the City’s most prestigious and convenient locations. The building boasts high ceilings and oversized windows with unobstructed 360-degree views of the Secretariat Building, the Chrysler Building, as well as the permanently protected vistas of the East River, Long Island City and the Queensboro Bridge. Spaces ranging from 500 SF suites to 74,000-SF full floors now available. Ideal for a variety of uses, including non-profit, government, medical, and education.

Speakers

Marcie Merriman
Keynote

Marcie Merriman

Cultural Anthropologist & Retail Strategist
EY

Don Wood
Keynote

Don Wood

President & CEO
Federal Realty Investment Trust

Experiential Retail

Dan Shallit

Dan Shallit

Director of Store Development
Starbucks

Patrick Quinn

Patrick Quinn

VP of Real Estate
iPic Theaters

Jay Solomon

Jay Solomon

Chief Creative Officer
Sugar Hill Capital Partners

Corey Bialow

Corey Bialow

Founder & CEO
Bialow Real Estate

Kevin Keith

Kevin Keith

Head of Global Brand Strategy
Orangetheory Fitness

Karl Piirimae
Moderator

Karl Piirimae

Partner
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf

Click to Bricks: Making the Move From Ecommerce to Brick and Mortar

Rich Zyne

Rich Zyne

CEO
Acustom.com

Jay Norris

Jay Norris

Co-Founder & CEO
Guesst Software

Sam Payrovi
Moderator

Sam Payrovi

Founder & CEO
Consortium

Urban Retail

What Does It Take to Market and Lease Winning Retail in Urban Core Markets?

Robert Futterman

Robert Futterman

Chairman & CEO
RKF

Rohan Mehra

Rohan Mehra

Principal
The Prusik Group

Michael Goldban

Michael Goldban

SVP
Brookfield

Steven Cornwell

Steven Cornwell

CMO
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Fred Posniak

Fred Posniak

SVP
Empire State Realty Trust

Marc Wieder
Moderator

Marc Wieder

Partner
Anchin Block & Anchin

National Retail Investment Outlook

Where's Hot, Where's Not, and Where's Next?

David Jamieson

David Jamieson

COO
Kimco Realty Corporation

Ken Bernstein

Ken Bernstein

President
Acadia Realty Trust

David Brainerd

David Brainerd

Chief Investment Officer
Madison Marquette

Robin McBride Zeigler

Robin McBride Zeigler

COO
Cedar Realty Trust

Joe Coradino

Joe Coradino

CEO
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment (PREIT)

David Rabinowitz
Moderator

David Rabinowitz

Director
Goulston & Storrs

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

National Retail: East Coast Series

Retail generated a record high $5.7 trillion sales in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, making another strong year with annual sales growth of 4.4% year-over-year. However, consumers also turned their dollars towards e-commerce, spending  $453.46 billion online in 2017, a 16% increase from the previous year which represents 13% of total retail sales and nearly half of its growth. 

But cities still saw thousands of stores close in 2017 and plenty of brick-and-mortar business scaled back their locations. E-commerce is forcing companies to rethink their business model in order to keep up with the internet's giants and consumer demands. The industry's feelings on the future of retail is mixed, but retailers see signs for hope as they look for ways to reinvigorate their marketplaces. 

As vacant storefronts blight communities, cities and landlords are searching for solutions that will fill those spaces, whether through punitive fees on the owners of vacant sites or through creative approaches, such as pop-ups or new lease terms. 

Despite having all the key ingredients to a retail boom - high consumer confidence, low unemployment, and strong economic growth, Bloomberg reported that the Retail Apocalypse is still to come. The future of the industry hangs in balance, but newcomers and mainstays alike are looking to innovate and disrupt the trends that plague them. 

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? 

 

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866 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Floor: 6th Floor

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