2017 RealShare Industrial
9:45 am - 10:30 amRegistration & Networking
10:30 am - 10:35 amOpening Remarks
10:35 am - 11:00 amKeynote - Chi Town’s Makeover: Mayor Emanuel’s Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative
Speaker: David L. Reifman, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Planning & Development (DPD)
This keynote presentation will provide review and update of Mayor Emanuel’s Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative. We will discuss the plan’s goals to accommodate mixed-use business growth within the corridor while generating funds for industrial and commercial development throughout the city. In addition, we will provide details on the ordinance proposals for the corridors scheduled for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
11:00 am - 11:50 amThe "Last Mile": The Transformation of a Sector
Moderator: Ronan Remandaban, Co-Founder & CEO, Liquideed
Speaker: Matt Goode, Principal, Venture One Real Estate
Speaker: Kevin D. Matzke, Managing Principal, Clarius Partners
Speaker: Mark Nelson, Principal, NelsonHill
Speaker: Geoffrey Kasselman, Executive Managing Director, National Industrial Practice, Newmark Knight Frank
The changing landscape of e-commerce has made industrial the most favored investment sector for three years running. It has brought about the demand for “last mile” distribution centers for various industries, not just your traditional e-commerce retailers. Our panel of experts in industrial will discuss the demand for infill and last mile distribution facilities.  This significant trend has been lead by e-commerce companies like Amazon looking for same day delivery and by food companies looking to support local restaurants.  They will discuss which locations are desirable for these users and what building characteristics are important to them.

In addition, strong locations in growing metro areas have been typically supply constrained. That coupled with lower perceived risk will continue to drive demand for the rest of 2017. But how long will this upward trend last and where will the demand in this sector take us next? In this session, our expert panelists will discuss: the outlook for the sector; significant trends including infill and “last mile” distribution facilities and more; and the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.
11:50 am - 12:20 pmWorking Lunch
12:20 pm - 1:10 pm The Public/Private Partnership: The New Normal
Moderator: David Wilson, 2018 CCIM Institute President & Executive Vice President, CCIM & Lockard Development, Inc.
Speaker: Kate Crowley, Principal, Baker Tilly
Speaker: Thomas M. Boyle, Principal / Industrial , Transwestern
Speaker: Tony Q. Smith, Executive Vice President, SB Friedman
Public/private partnerships are increasing in popularity, especially for urban city centers. As they gain momentum, CRE professionals who want to leverage this development model should understand the key nuances of how and why they work. Our panel of experts will explore how to structure a successful public/private partnership by combining public sector programs and incentives to real estate and economic development projects.
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Capital Flows
Moderator: Erik Foster, Principal - Capital Markets Group, Avison Young
Speaker: Mark Glagola, Senior Managing Director - Capital Markets, Transwestern
Speaker: Scott McKibben, Chief Investment Officer & Managing Principal, Brennan Investment Group
Speaker: James N. Clewlow, Chief Investment Officer, CenterPoint Properties
Our panel of diverse experts will provide their take on where the money comes from, where it’s flowing to (being deployed), the segments—and deal sizes—it’s targeting and what mix of debt and equity they’re seeing, looking specifically at industrial debt and equity.
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmNetworking Break
2:20 pm - 3:10 pm Built-to-Suit vs. Speculative Development
Moderator: Richard Matricaria, First Vice President / Division Manager, Marcus & Millichap
Speaker: Michael P. Murphy, Chief Development Officer, CenterPoint Properties
Speaker: Aaron Martell, Executive Vice President, Ridge Development Company
Speaker: Mike Yungerman, Vice President & General Manager, Opus Development Company, L.L.C
The effects of e-commerce are being felt beyond the retail sector. This phenomenon is fueling industrial leasing and development activity, particularly in distribution hubs with road, rail and runway access, resulting in record-low vacancy rates and rising rents in many markets. Historically, companies in the industrial sector has relied on build-to-suit development as their needs become more particular. However, as the demand for specialized industrial space increases, the trend for riskier speculative developments might gain market share. Our panel of experts will explore the outlook for built-to-suit and speculative developments in an era of rapidly changing user requirements. Discussion topics include: 
- Industries driving built-to-suit vs. speculative 
- Trends in built-to-suit developments 
- Trends--and challenges--in speculative developments 
- The risk vs return for both types and which one is right for your organization
3:10 pm - 4:00 pm Repurposing Historical Industrial Areas for Mixed-Use
Moderator: Alan D. Lev, President/CEO, Belgravia Group, Ltd.
Speaker: Hugh William, Principal, Avison Young
Speaker: John Clark, Principal, Cordogan Clark & Associates
Speaker: Martin F. Jablonski, Founder, Landmark Realty & Development
Multi-tenant, mixed-use industrial properties--smaller workspaces that share a similar concept as coworking office spaces, but for a different sector--are on the rise. The increase in startups and operations consolidation are contributing to boost in interest for this market. Developers, property owners and deal makers will discuss the outlook, trials and prospects for this sector.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Cocktail Reception