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  • Opportunity Zones: A Report Card and Future Outlook Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/10/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The Opportunity Zone tax incentive aims to stimulate investment in real estate and businesses located in under-invested, low-income communities designated as an Opportunity Zone (OZ). This panel will grade how the program has done since its inception in 2018.

    The Opportunity Zone tax incentive aims to stimulate investment in real estate and businesses located in under-invested, low-income communities designated as an Opportunity Zone (OZ). This panel will grade how the program has done since its inception in 2018. Has it achieved its legislative intent? Did the incentive generate the volume of capital anticipated? What is the expected impact on OZ investors and investment sponsors when one of the OZ benefits sunsets on December 31, 2021? Finally, the panel will comment on potential legislative updates.

    Moderator: Michael Fitzpatrick, Partner, Baker Tilly

    Speakers: 
    Louis Dubin, Managing Partner, Redbrick LMD
    Jill Homan, President, Javelin 19 Investments
    Michael O'Mara, Senior Vice President Capital Markets, Avison Young

    Louis Dubin

    Managing Partner

    Redbrick LMD

    • Louis Dubin is a founding member of Redbrick LMD, an opportunistic real estate investment and development company. 
    • Mr. Dubin has invested over $700 million of equity in U.S. based real estate investments and acquisitions with a gross value of approximately $3 billion.
    • He has completed over 30 real estate developments and investments, including land development, resort, residential for sale and rental, office, self storage, and master planned communities. Some of the more notable projects include St Elizabeth's East Campus (DC), Poplar Point (DC),the former U.S. Coast Guard HQ (DC), Deer Crest (Park City, UT), 838 Fifth Avenue (New York, NY), Waverly at South Beach (South Beach, Miami), Parkside at Ashburn (Ashburn, VA), Parc Reston (Reston, VA), and 2233 Wisconsin Avenue (DC). Further, Mr. Dubin invested in Westbrook Homes in his capacity as CEO of his previous firm. 
    • Mr. Dubin is a past winner of Institutional Investor’s Real Estate Deal of the Year.

    Michael Fitzpatrick (Moderator)

    Partner

    Baker Tilly

    • Michael Fitzpatrick is a partner of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the U.S., and has been with the firm since 2000.
    • He chiefly works within the firm’s wholly-owned FINRA-member broker-dealer subsidiary, Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, where he specializes in structuring and offering Opportunity Zone private placement investments.
    • Fitzpatrick is also an expert on New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) where he consults with community development clients in the areas of applying for NMTC and monetizing them to make socially motivated investments.
    • He is currently serving a second term on the Board of Partners of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and is the past board chair of Agrace Hospice, Inc.

    Jill Homan

    President

    Javelin 19 Investments

    • Jill Homan is president of Javelin 19 Investments, a Washington, D.C.,-based real estate development, investment and advisory firm focused on the Opportunity Zone ("OZ") incentive.
    • She has more than 15 years' experience in real estate development totaling almost $500 million in capitalization.
    • Jill is co-developing projects in OZs and has successfully raised and closed OZ capital. She has applied her knowledge of emerging communities and expertise in policy and real estate to advise investors and family offices on the OZ incentive.
    • She earned MBA and MPP degrees from Duke University, focusing on finance and authoring a thesis on urban revitalization.

    Michael O'Mara

    Senior Vice President Capital Markets

    Avison Young

    • Michael O’Mara serves as a senior vice president of capital markets for Avison Young, focused on CRE investments, acquisitions, disposition and 1031 exchange work on a national basis.
    • He is a member of LOCUS | Smart Growth America in Boston, Massachusetts, working with regional and national economic development agencies, sponsors, and Opportunity Zone funds to help spur economic development and social impact investments.

  • Legislative and Political Update Webinar (2021)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/22/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide members with an update on the Biden administration’s proposed legislation and policy initiatives affecting the commercial real estate industry, with a specific focus on NAIOP’s top public policy and legislative priorities.

    This webinar will provide members with an update on the Biden administration’s proposed legislation and policy initiatives affecting the commercial real estate industry, with a specific focus on NAIOP’s top public policy and legislative priorities.  Aquiles Suarez, NAIOP’s senior vice president for government affairs, will provide a mid-year update and outlook on the various policy proposals affecting taxes, infrastructure, and energy-efficiency in commercial buildings. Attendees can pose questions regarding federal issues affecting their business and gain insights to prepare them for future regulatory or legislative challenges.

    Speaker: Aquiles Suarez, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, NAIOP

    Aquiles Suarez

    Senior Vice President for Government Affairs

    • Senior Vice president for government affairs for NAIOP
    • Responsible for overseeing the association’s advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local level.
    • Prior to joining NAIOP, he served as a director of government and industry relations at Fannie Mae.

  • Leveraging State and Local Economic Development Incentives: A Four-Pronged Approach Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/25/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, learn how a four-pronged approach can be used to attract tenants and increase IRR. Through real examples and lessons learned from projects throughout the country, the presenters will give developers a principle-based approach that will help improve returns.

    Too often, developers overlook state and local economic development incentives or do not appropriately consider how these incentives can be used most effectively – particularly on spec projects. In this webinar, learn how a four-pronged approach can be used to attract tenants and increase IRR. Through real examples and lessons learned from projects throughout the country, the presenters will give developers a principle-based approach that will help improve returns.

    Speakers:
    Sean P. Byrne, Of Counsel, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
    Scott J. Ziance, Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

    Sean P. Byrne

    Of Counsel

    Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

    • Sean Byrne is of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the probate and tax group.
    • He counsels clients on utilizing tax credits, economic development incentives, abatements, economic development financing mechanisms, public-private partnerships and special economic development entities to assist in the development and redevelopment of property and the creation of jobs and economic growth.
    • Prior to joining Vorys, Sean worked as the legal counsel and ethics officer at the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). In this role, he helped oversee the department’s $1 billion economic and community development funds. Sean also routinely counseled ODSA leadership on business and legal issues related to loans, grants, tax credits and ethics.

    Scott J. Ziance

    Partner

    Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

    • Scott Ziance is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, where he leads the firm’s national economic development incentives practice, which is one of the largest law firm-based incentives practices in the country.
    • He focuses his practice on the utilization of economic development incentives, tax incentives, economic development financing mechanisms, public-private partnerships and special economic development entities to assist developers, operating businesses and political subdivisions in developing and redeveloping property and creating jobs and economic growth throughout the United States.
    • He also has substantial real property tax valuation litigation experience and significant experience with other aspects of state and local taxation, including oil and gas tax matters.

  • How to Create a Superior Rail-served Industrial Property Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/11/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, expert panelists from Kimley-Horn, CSX Transportation and BNSF Railway will discuss tips and lessons learned in the development of rail-served industrial sites.

    Industrial properties adjacent to rail lines can become successful, revenue-generating assets with the right considerations. In this webinar, expert panelists from Kimley-Horn, CSX Transportation and BNSF Railway will discuss tips and lessons learned in the development of rail-served industrial sites. They will cover selecting an ideal site, effectively communicating with railroads and other stakeholders, and understanding rail operations, design and transportation.

    Moderator: Nick Kern, P.E., Railroad and Transit Engineer, Kimley-Horn
    Speakers:
    Dan Grant, P.E., Development Services Senior Associate, Kimley-Horn
    Adam Hess, Senior Business Development Manager, CSX Transportation
    Cary Hutchings, Director of Economic Development, BNSF Railway

    This webinar is part of a six-part series on industrial-focused topics hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    Dan Grant, P.E.

    Development Services Senior Associate

    Kimley-Horn

    • Dan Grant has more than 20 years of experience concentrated in project management and design for municipal and private development projects, giving him valuable insight into how best to balance the two interests. 
    • Dan offers clients a strong working knowledge of how to deliver quality PS&E packages incorporating stakeholder interests and successful collaboration. 
    • He regularly performs research on policy, ordinances, and legislation impacting municipal planning and land development.

    Adam Hess

    Senior Business Development Manager

    CSX Transportation

    • Adam Hess is Senior Business Development Manager at CSX Transportation, where he is responsible for the Industrial Development efforts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
    • Since 2015 he has generated $84 million in new annual business for CSX. 
    • Prior to his role at CSX he held real estate positions with brokerage, investment, and development firms, including Marcus & Millichap, Panattoni, and OmniTRAX.

    Cary Hutchings

    Director of Economic Development

    BNSF Railway

    • As Director of Economic Development for the BNSF Railway, Cary Hutchings supports business expansion and new business location on the BNSF system. Cary manages large complex projects as well as leads a team responsible for Regional Economic Development and a team responsible for Colocation activities of Intermodal Customers. 
    • Prior to the BNSF, Cary worked as an Economic Development Specialist at Jones Lang LaSalle. He has also served in a variety of economic and business development positions at the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (Indiana Department of Commerce). 
    • Cary has completed projects totaling over $1.1B in investment and creating tens of thousands of jobs.

    Nick Kern, P.E. (Moderator)

    Railroad and Transit Engineer

    Kimley-Horn

    • Nick Kern has more than 10 years of experience managing and designing railroad- and transit-specific projects with a multitude of railroads, private entities, and agencies who operate freight, commuter, light rail, and short line railroads. This experience has given him a broad view of the complexities of the railroad industry and how they can affect a private development project.
    • Nick's varied background equips him with the knowledge to understand how to approach track design projects of many shapes and sizes, including industrial rail-served facilities, maintenance and layover facilities, and mainlines. 
    • He also is an active member of the railroad education and training committee within AREMA, which focuses on promoting railway engineering education to students and peers in the industry.

  • 2021 Industrial Webinar Series

    Contains 12 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/11/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT) Recorded On: 04/12/2021

    This package includes a series of six (6) industrial-focused webinars hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021. Webinars will examine the transformation of retail and its impact on industrial; cold storage and pharmaceuticals; future demand for industrial space; and more.

    This package includes a series of six (6) industrial-focused webinars hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021. Webinars will examine the transformation of retail and its impact on industrial; cold storage and pharmaceuticals; future demand for industrial space; and more.

    Webinar speakers are experts from across the industry representing diverse companies and viewpoints. Hear their insights and take advantage of opportunities for discussion at the end of each webinar in the form of a live Q&A.

    Registration is free for NAIOP members.

    Andrea Himmel

    Director of Acquisitions

    Himmel + Meringoff Properties

    • In 2018, Andrea joined Himmel & Meringoff Properties, the commercial real estate firm that her mother cofounded in 1979. H+M owns one of the largest privately owned portfolios of commercial real estate in NYC, committed to the long-term ownership and hands-on operation of office buildings in Manhattan and industrial warehouses in the boroughs.
    • Andrea runs acquisitions and growth for the company. In addition, she is leading the rezoning of H+M’s 8-acre site in Parkchester.
    • She is recognized as a thought leader in the New York real estate community, speaking regularly on panels for organizations including The Commercial Observer, CUNY TV, REFI, The Real Deal, The Stoler Report, The Opal Group, and Bisnow.
    • In 2016, Andrea launched an oil company in Texas, Tierra Resource Partners. Two years later, she launched a successor fund to invest in oil and gas royalties called Revere Resources. She hired a team of former Bain and Apollo energy veterans, raised $6 million to buy oil royalties in Southwest Texas, and sold the fund one year later for $18 million.

    Jeffrey Rinkov, SIOR

    CEO

    Lee & Associates

    • Jeff Rinkov began his brokerage career in 1997 in Lee & Associates' Commerce office as an industrial agent.
    • He transitioned from Associate to Shareholder in 2001; a designation earned based upon transaction volume and revenue. Rinkov served as the President of that office for 11 years, the last five of which he also served on the Lee & Associates Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee.
    • In 2015, he accepted the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Lee & Associates, and during his tenure, company expansion and revenue growth have occurred at a record pace.
    • Rinkov graduated from Pepperdine University and is an active member in many industry organizations, including CCIM, CREW, ICSC, NAIOP, and SIOR.

    Scott Pertel (Moderator)

    President & CEO

    Cold Summit Development

    • Scott Pertel is the founder and CEO of Cold Summit Development. Prior to launching Cold Summit, Pertel was a senior managing director and San Francisco office co-head at HFF L.P. (now JLL), a real estate capital markets intermediary. 
    • Over the course of his career, Pertel has focused his efforts within the cold storage industry, providing investment advisory, debt advisory and capital raising expertise for developers, owners and operators of refrigerated warehouses throughout the U.S. 
    • He leads all aspects of the organization, from client relationships, community involvement, fundraising and philanthropic efforts, to project level delivery.

    Matt Hirsch

    President

    Primus Builders

    • As president of Primus Builders, Matt Hirsch leads with a sense of vitality and collaboration that encourages innovation and team building. This approach has lead to advances in automation, artificial intelligence and sustainable design and construction practices that set Primus apart from its competitors.
    • A lifelong hockey player, Matt is known for his team approach to the design and construction process. He listens closely to their clients to understand their business goals and communicates a plan to achieve them with the entire project team.
    • Matt’s commitment to the industry and outstanding customer service earned him a spot on ENR Southeast’s list of the Top 20 Under 40, a compilation of the industry’s rising stars under the age of 40, as well as Building Design + Construction’s list of the Top 40 Under 40.

    Michael McGinnis, Jr., P.E.

    President

    Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc

    • Michael McGinnis started his industrial refrigeration career by graduating from Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. While carrying over 3 decades of experience in design, engineering, construction and service of all facets within the industrial cold storage, food processing, pharmaceutical, petrochemical sectors of refrigeration, he never stops innovating.
    • He started Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Inc. in 1993 and by offering consistency through excellent products and services, Innovative has grown from a family-owned “garage shop” to a powerhouse in the industry, creating dedicated long-lasting partnerships with clients and he is proudest of his world class teammates.
    • In 2010, Mike pursued an additional endeavor to provide hands-on training with the unique opportunity to learn in a 4,000 sq. ft. training facility that includes operational ammonia and CO2 refrigeration systems. Industrial Refrigeration Technical College (IRTC) was born and made its mark providing education to its first students in the spring of 2010.

    Anthony Burnett

    Senior Vice President

    Colliers Site Selection Services

    • Anthony Burnett joined Colliers Site Selection Services in 2019 as Senior Vice President after serving two decades in location consulting, site selection and real estate development for national firms. Colliers Site Selection Services is a national platform focused on locating and implementing distribution centers and manufacturing plants for industrial companies across the U.S.
    • His team brings one-of-a-kind expertise to industrial site selection through supply chain optimization, location analysis, labor evaluations, and operating cost analysis.
    • Anthony has worked on behalf of Fortune 500 and national brands as project lead, consultant, and developer. He spent the last ten years as an executive with an Atlanta-based site selection and design-builder with active construction projects in 38 states.

    John Morris

    Head of Industrial and Retail

    CBRE

    • John Morris, a commercial real estate veteran with more than 30 years of executive management experience, leads CBRE’s Industrial & Logistics and Retail divisions as Americas leader and executive managing director.
    • In this role, he oversees more than 1,600 professionals in the Americas who collectively were responsible for more than $83 billion of transactions in 2019.

    Andres Rodriquez

    Senior Research Analyst

    CBRE

    • Andres Rodriquez is a Senior Research Analyst on the global retail research team at CBRE.  In this role, he works closely with senior retail leaders and professionals to generate in-depth research and analysis. This includes helping to form “house views” on retail markets and trends by examining macro factors such as consumer preferences, innovations, and economic shifts.
    • In addition, Andres frequently advises colleagues and clients across the globe on strategy and market dynamics.
    • He has authored numerous white papers and represents the firm in select public forums and media interviews.

    Hany Guirguis, Ph.D.

    Professor of Economics and Finance

    Manhattan College

    • Professor of economics and finance at Manhattan College and the recipient of the Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Endowed Chair in Finance.
    • Has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in finance, econometrics, statistics, accounting, and economics.
    • Specializes in financial modeling and applied econometrics and has published more than forty articles in several finance and economics journals.
    • Received his B.A. in accounting from Helwan University, M.A. in economics from the American University in Cairo, M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College, and M.S. and Ph.D. in macroeconomics and econometrics from the University of Oregon. 

    Michael J. Seiler, DBA

    J.E. Zollinger Professor of Real Estate & Finance

    College of William & Mary

    • Michael J. Seiler is an internationally recognized behavioral real estate researcher whose studies have been cited in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, LA Times, and Washington Post. He has published over 175 research studies, has written several books, and serves as the co-editor of Journal of Real Estate Research.
    • He is formerly a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and the London School of Economics and a Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Australian National University.
    • A former hedge fund Chief Economist, Michael is a past recipient of the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, and more recently received the James A. Graaskamp Award which recognizes extraordinary iconoclastic thought/action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate in the areas of behavioral real estate and decision-making.

    Dan Grant, P.E.

    Development Services Senior Associate

    Kimley-Horn

    • Dan Grant has more than 20 years of experience concentrated in project management and design for municipal and private development projects, giving him valuable insight into how best to balance the two interests. 
    • Dan offers clients a strong working knowledge of how to deliver quality PS&E packages incorporating stakeholder interests and successful collaboration. 
    • He regularly performs research on policy, ordinances, and legislation impacting municipal planning and land development.

    Adam Hess

    Senior Business Development Manager

    CSX Transportation

    • Adam Hess is Senior Business Development Manager at CSX Transportation, where he is responsible for the Industrial Development efforts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
    • Since 2015 he has generated $84 million in new annual business for CSX. 
    • Prior to his role at CSX he held real estate positions with brokerage, investment, and development firms, including Marcus & Millichap, Panattoni, and OmniTRAX.

    Cary Hutchings

    Director of Economic Development

    BNSF Railway

    • As Director of Economic Development for the BNSF Railway, Cary Hutchings supports business expansion and new business location on the BNSF system. Cary manages large complex projects as well as leads a team responsible for Regional Economic Development and a team responsible for Colocation activities of Intermodal Customers. 
    • Prior to the BNSF, Cary worked as an Economic Development Specialist at Jones Lang LaSalle. He has also served in a variety of economic and business development positions at the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (Indiana Department of Commerce). 
    • Cary has completed projects totaling over $1.1B in investment and creating tens of thousands of jobs.

    Nick Kern, P.E. (Moderator)

    Railroad and Transit Engineer

    Kimley-Horn

    • Nick Kern has more than 10 years of experience managing and designing railroad- and transit-specific projects with a multitude of railroads, private entities, and agencies who operate freight, commuter, light rail, and short line railroads. This experience has given him a broad view of the complexities of the railroad industry and how they can affect a private development project.
    • Nick's varied background equips him with the knowledge to understand how to approach track design projects of many shapes and sizes, including industrial rail-served facilities, maintenance and layover facilities, and mainlines. 
    • He also is an active member of the railroad education and training committee within AREMA, which focuses on promoting railway engineering education to students and peers in the industry.

  • Embracing Adaptability as a Key Tenet for the Future Workplace Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/27/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, experts will offer key insights as to what they are seeing in the market, what those trends mean for the future, and what you can do to prepare now.

    Unpredictability continues to be a challenge in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but targeting focus on flexibility, adaptability, data and insights, and hybrid design will pave the way for a more efficient return to the office. In this webinar, experts will offer key insights as to what they are seeing in the market, what those trends mean for the future, and what you can do to prepare now. 

    Speakers:
    Brian Chen, CEO and Co-founder, ROOM
    Elizabeth Hart, Vice Chairman, Newmark

    This webinar is part of a six-part series on office-focused topics hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    Brian Chen

    CEO and Co-founder

    ROOM

    • Brian Chen is the CEO and co-founder of ROOM, where he’s reshaping the modern office with purpose-built, modular solutions that allow companies to effortlessly shape their workplaces.
    • Brian is no stranger to open plan environments, having spent the majority of his career working with and advising tech startups, where he routinely found himself exposed to constant noise and distraction.
    • A Y Combinator alum, Brian was a founding member of Bluesmart, a smart luggage company that pioneered a new category of connected consumer travel accessories.
    • Brian’s background is deeply rooted in the technology startup scene, where he’s developed a keen eye on how to build companies, scale growth alongside company culture, explore new business models and seize opportunity in emerging industries.

    Elizabeth Hart

    Vice Chairman

    Newmark

    • Elizabeth Hart joined Newmark in 2005.
    • She specializes in working with tenants and landlord resolving their complex real estate issues.
    • Her career started in advising technology and venture clients and now also includes working with landlords to develop redevelop their buildings to attract innovation tenants.
    • Ms. Hart's experience representing technology companies, from single entrepreneurs to members of the Fortune 500, enables her to anticipate the specific real estate challenges a company faces at each stage of its growth cycle.

  • 2021 Office Webinar Series

    Contains 4 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/27/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT) Recorded On: 02/23/2021

    This package includes a series of six (6) office-focused webinars hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    This package includes a series of six (6) office-focused webinars hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021. Webinars will examine the 2021 office leasing trends; future demand for office space; and more. 

    Webinar speakers are experts from across the industry representing diverse companies and viewpoints. Hear their insights and take advantage of opportunities for discussion at the end of each webinar in the form of a live Q&A.

    Registration is free for NAIOP members.

    Ben Hautt

    Co-Managing Partner

    Stream Realty

    Since opening the Atlanta office of Stream in 2008, Ben Hautt has been responsible for growing the services portfolio, recruiting new talent, and identifying acquisitions in Georgia. The Atlanta office grew from one employee to over seventy under Ben and his co-managing partner’s lead, while adding over 40 million square feet of assignments.

    The Atlanta office is consistently recognized for its work. In 2017 Stream’s Lee + White won best renovation project in Atlanta and the office itself is consistently recognized as a “Best Place to Work” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

    Ben serves on the board of Restavek Freedom, the Dedman College Executive Board at SMU, and is heavily involved with Young Life Haiti. He leads yearly mission trips to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake and works with the Bright Futures Atlanta organization locally.

    Preston Young

    National Head of Office Investor Services

    Stream Realty

    • Preston Young is responsible for identifying and jointly spearheading strategic growth opportunities for the firm. Preston provides oversight for all third-party responsibilities, including asset management, acquisition and development activities.
    • In addition, Preston leads the firm’s Houston office, where the service and principal portfolio exceeds 45.0 million square feet. The portfolio positions Stream as one of the largest commercial real estate organizations in Houston. 
    • Under his leadership, Stream has consistently been ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and “Top Workplaces” by the Houston Chronicle and are perennial recipients of Costar’s “Power Broker,” an award recognizing the top commercial real estate brokerage firms by city.
    • In 2018, the Houston Business Journal honored Preston as one of the top “40 Under 40” business leaders in Houston. Before joining Stream, he served in the capital markets division at Trammell Crow Company.

    Brian Chen

    CEO and Co-founder

    ROOM

    • Brian Chen is the CEO and co-founder of ROOM, where he’s reshaping the modern office with purpose-built, modular solutions that allow companies to effortlessly shape their workplaces.
    • Brian is no stranger to open plan environments, having spent the majority of his career working with and advising tech startups, where he routinely found himself exposed to constant noise and distraction.
    • A Y Combinator alum, Brian was a founding member of Bluesmart, a smart luggage company that pioneered a new category of connected consumer travel accessories.
    • Brian’s background is deeply rooted in the technology startup scene, where he’s developed a keen eye on how to build companies, scale growth alongside company culture, explore new business models and seize opportunity in emerging industries.

    Elizabeth Hart

    Vice Chairman

    Newmark

    • Elizabeth Hart joined Newmark in 2005.
    • She specializes in working with tenants and landlord resolving their complex real estate issues.
    • Her career started in advising technology and venture clients and now also includes working with landlords to develop redevelop their buildings to attract innovation tenants.
    • Ms. Hart's experience representing technology companies, from single entrepreneurs to members of the Fortune 500, enables her to anticipate the specific real estate challenges a company faces at each stage of its growth cycle.

  • What's Next for the Dynamic Industrial Market? (2021) Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/12/2021

    Whether you are developing, investing or brokering industrial real estate, you know the product has been hot and continues to expand. E-commerce, last mile delivery, two-story urban distribution centers and more continue to shape all aspects of the multifaceted industrial market.

    Whether you are developing, investing or brokering industrial real estate, you know the product has been hot and continues to expand. E-commerce, last mile delivery, two-story urban distribution centers and more continue to shape all aspects of the multifaceted industrial market.

    Get the inside track on upcoming opportunities in the sector with Hany Guirguis, Ph.D., Professor, Economics & Finance, Manhattan College and Michael J. Seiler, DBA, J.E. Zollinger Professor of Real Estate & Finance, College of William & Mary. They will provide insights and data from the new NAIOP Industrial Space Demand Forecast, identify linkages between overall economic activity and the demand for industrial real estate, and engage in a live Q&A session with attendees.

    This webinar is part of a six-part series on industrial-focused topics hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    Hany Guirguis, Ph.D.

    Professor of Economics and Finance

    Manhattan College

    • Professor of economics and finance at Manhattan College and the recipient of the Ambassador Charles A. Gargano Endowed Chair in Finance.
    • Has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in finance, econometrics, statistics, accounting, and economics.
    • Specializes in financial modeling and applied econometrics and has published more than forty articles in several finance and economics journals.
    • Received his B.A. in accounting from Helwan University, M.A. in economics from the American University in Cairo, M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College, and M.S. and Ph.D. in macroeconomics and econometrics from the University of Oregon. 

    Michael J. Seiler, DBA

    J.E. Zollinger Professor of Real Estate & Finance

    College of William & Mary

    • Michael J. Seiler is an internationally recognized behavioral real estate researcher whose studies have been cited in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, LA Times, and Washington Post. He has published over 175 research studies, has written several books, and serves as the co-editor of Journal of Real Estate Research.
    • He is formerly a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and the London School of Economics and a Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the Australian National University.
    • A former hedge fund Chief Economist, Michael is a past recipient of the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, and more recently received the James A. Graaskamp Award which recognizes extraordinary iconoclastic thought/action throughout a person’s career in the development of a multi-disciplinary philosophy of real estate in the areas of behavioral real estate and decision-making.

  • The Future Hybrid Store: Integrating Retail and Logistics in the Era of Omnichannel Real Estate Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/31/2021

    In this webinar, speakers from CBRE will share their vision for a hybrid store that allows consumers to engage and purchase seamlessly in store and online across a wide range of retail categories and product lines.

    The disruption caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the blending of brick-and-mortar retail and logistics real estate. This has resulted in the emergence of a new hybrid store model – one that takes omnichannel strategies to the next level and promises to revolutionize the retail, industrial and logistics industries. In this webinar, speakers from CBRE will share their vision for a hybrid store that allows consumers to engage and purchase seamlessly in store and online across a wide range of retail categories and product lines. This new model will preserve the store experience for physical shopping while leveraging logistics capabilities for the fulfillment of online sales.

    Speakers:
    John Morris, Head of Industrial and Retail, CBRE
    Andres Rodriquez, Senior Research Analyst, CBRE

    This webinar is part of a six-part series on industrial-focused topics hosted by NAIOP throughout 2021.

    John Morris

    Head of Industrial and Retail

    CBRE

    • John Morris, a commercial real estate veteran with more than 30 years of executive management experience, leads CBRE’s Industrial & Logistics and Retail divisions as Americas leader and executive managing director.
    • In this role, he oversees more than 1,600 professionals in the Americas who collectively were responsible for more than $83 billion of transactions in 2019.

    Andres Rodriquez

    Senior Research Analyst

    CBRE

    • Andres Rodriquez is a Senior Research Analyst on the global retail research team at CBRE.  In this role, he works closely with senior retail leaders and professionals to generate in-depth research and analysis. This includes helping to form “house views” on retail markets and trends by examining macro factors such as consumer preferences, innovations, and economic shifts.
    • In addition, Andres frequently advises colleagues and clients across the globe on strategy and market dynamics.
    • He has authored numerous white papers and represents the firm in select public forums and media interviews.

  • Talent Management Outlook 2021: Pivot and Reset Webinar

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/23/2021

    Examine the biggest trends in commercial real estate employment so you can make more strategic hiring and business decisions. Join these two experts for a discussion on how the pandemic has reshaped the talent management industry, recent findings on industry employment trends and compensation, recruitment and retention tactics, and the future of the commercial real estate workforce.

    Examine the biggest trends in commercial real estate employment so you can make more strategic hiring and business decisions. Join these two experts for a discussion on how the pandemic has reshaped the talent management industry, recent findings on industry employment trends and compensation, recruitment and retention tactics, and the future of the commercial real estate workforce. Wondering how your business can address diversity and inclusion, succession planning or managing a multigenerational workforce? Bring your employment questions for our speakers to address during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

    Speakers:
    Christopher Lee, President and CEO, CEL & Associates
    Marc Torrey, Vice President, SelectLeaders

    Christopher Lee

    President and CEO

    CEL & Associates

    • President and CEO of CEL & Associates, one of the nation’s leading real estate consulting and advisory firms.  Mr. Lee’s firm, founded in 1994, has provided: strategic advice; performance/change management services; compensation review and plan design; organizational/operational architecture; governance; and investment services to over 500 of the leading real estate firms in North America. 
    • He is recognized as the real estate industry’s leading “Real Estate Futurist,” and advisor to real estate companies nationwide for over 30 years. He is a frequent contributor to national journals and a keynote speaker at real estate conferences.
    • Mr. Lee correctly predicted the last two real estate cycles with those insights providing valuable guideposts to clients and industry leaders.
    • He has authored a book entitled Transformational Leadership in the New Age of Real Estate, which is now in its second edition, as well as From Good To Great To Outstanding, A Real Estate Leader’s Guide To Optimal Performance.
    • Mr. Lee’s national newsletter, Strategic Advantage, is now received by approximately 14,000 senior leaders within real estate companies, and he recently released his 100 Predictions For The Real Estate Industry in 2025.

    Marc Torrey

    Vice President

    SelectLeaders

    • Marc Torrey is Vice President of SelectLeaders. 
    • Marc works with all size agencies, advertisers, and employers within the commercial real estate recruiting industry. He uses extensive experience within the industry and proven ability to initiate creative sales and talent acquisition programs to deliver immediate results to his clients. 
    • Marc is recognized as an energetic, long-range strategic planner, and noteworthy communicator/public speaker.