2016 RealShare Atlanta
7:30 am - 8:00 amOnsite Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:05 amOpening Remarks
8:05 am - 8:55 amTown Hall Power Panel: Principals Square Off

Atlanta has morphed from a southern city hub to one of the most predominant nerve centers in the U.S. and RealShare ATLANTA is honored to have the area’s CRE elite sound off during an electric power panel. Leaders in Atlanta commercial real estate will discuss the current state of the industry, offer projections for the future and debate critical issues affecting development and projects on a local and national level.   

Gary Farris,  MODERATOR
Burr Forman

Ambrish Baisiwala
Portman Holdings

Bruce Ford

Brett Hunsaker
Executive Vice President, Regional Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

John "Sonny" Morris
Co-Founder and Chairman
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Mark Toro
North American Properties

8:55 am - 9:10 amNetworking Break
9:10 am - 10:00 amUrban and Suburban Development & Design

With positive retail market conditions, a robust multifamily sector, record amounts of industrial space and the highest annual office absorption rate since 2000, Atlanta has been a developers dream with design playing a crucial role. Hear industry experts discuss the latest in design trends, active development projects and areas, predictions for 2016, and suppositions of whether the cycle will continue its current trajectory or if the bubble will burst. 

Ackerman & Co. 

Steve Baile
Senior Vice President, Development
Selig Enterprises

Alex Chambers
Regional Vice President

Byron Cocke
Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Bill Halter
Cooper Carry

Scott Levanthal
Co-Founder and CEO
The Trillist Companies

10:00 am - 10:10 amNetworking Break
10:10 am - 10:35 amKC Conway: What's Your Field of Play?
10:35 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break
10:45 am - 11:30 pmCapital Markets: CRE Finance in ATL
Regional capital experts examine how debt and equity providers are differentiating themselves in the Greater Atlanta marketplace. What are investor’s expectations when structuring a deal? Where are capital flows coming from, and what sectors are the hottest in 2016? Join us as we explore the capital stack.

Les Callahan CCIM,  Moderator
First Colony Financial Corporation

James Croft
Chairman & CEO
RED Capital Markets, LLC 

Yakhin Israel, CCIM
Vice President, Investment Commercial Real Estate
Fifth Third Bank

Lynn McKee
Senior Vice President
SunTrust Bank

Scott Taccati
Trillium Capital Resources

Nikki Vasco
Managing Director
Investor Management Services

11:30 am - 12:20 pmWhat's Driving Atlanta's CRE industry?

Trending with the rest of the country, Atlanta's office sector is currently a landlord’s market with the vacancy rate the lowest it has been in 14 years. The low cost of living combined with operating costs has created the ideal office scenario for tenants, developers, owners and investors. In addition, the city is showing strength in its multifamily sector with solid rent growth. Not to be undone, the industrial segment is booming with development and construction activity as well. Expert panelists will delve into the latest trends changing the urban landscape, current and future projects, and sectors to watch. 

Principal and Managing Director
NAI Realvest

Ernie Christoph
Senior Vice President, Sales/Leasing
Hartz Mountain Industries

Michael Fasano
First Vice President
Marcus & Millichap

Colin Gillis
Vice President of Acquisitions

Emil Gullia
Senior Director
Franklin Street

Stephen Proctor
Managing Director
NAI Brannen Goddard