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Monday, October 27, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sheraton Denver, Denver, Colorado
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The Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street, Denver
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast buffet provided.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Designed for entry to intermediate-level commercial real estate development professionals, this eight contact hour course is ideal for leasing agents, developers, asset managers, owners and those interested in better understanding the leasing process. A survey course, Commercial Leasing provides participants with the basic knowledge necessary to gain greater value for every commercial lease, and the course objective is to provide increased knowledge for managing an efficient and cost effective lease structure.
Completion of this course earns participants eight hours toward a Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development. Discounted registration is extended to attendees of both the pre-conference course and Development ‘14.
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - noon
noon - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
$50 fee each; free for National Forums Members
See the pedestrian corridor known as the “spine of the city” since it opened in 1982. This tree-lined, pedestrian promenade runs through the center of Downtown and is lined with renovated historic buildings, glass-walled skyscrapers, shops, restaurants and retail stores. Come experience this lifeline of the City and learn how it transformed Downtown Denver.
$50 fee each; free for National Forums Members.
Cherry Creek North is seeing its biggest construction boom in decades, fueled by developers offering a live-work-play experience in the tony neighborhood. Five major projects are under construction or are in advanced planning stages for the areas just north and east of the Cherry Creek shopping center. The concept of urban infill development is laying the foundation for this to become a vibrant mixed-use district. Come see "The New North" and experience what the first business improvement district in Colorado is doing.
Bus and walking tour.
As one of Denver's oldest business districts, LoDo has seen Colorado's gold rush, the industrial era, skid row and finally the heart of the resurgent entertainment district anchored by Coors Field (home to the Colorado Rockies) and the Pepsi Center (home of the Colorado Avalanche). Learn how this historic district became the archway between downtown Denver and the Union Station redevelopment.
Located in Aurora, Fitzsimons is the center of Colorado's bioscience practice and research community. Tour one of the largest bioscience real estate developments in the country, including Anschutz Medical Campus; The Colorado State Veterans Home; University of Colorado Hospital; The Children's Hospital and Research Center; Veterans Administration Hospital (future).
See Denver’s most creative neighborhood, an adaptive reuse repurposed with a strong commitment to preserving its former industrial identities. River North (RiNo) is a remarkable concentration of architects, galleries, breweries and studio spaces. TAXI is the former site of the Yellow Cab central office, now an innovative mixed-use development. The Source is an artisan food market in an 1880s brick foundry, home now to Denver’s best food artisans and retailers.
Experience the unique public/private partnership that Forest City Enterprises and the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation forged in 1990 to create one of the country's largest urban-infill redevelopments. See how this one-time international airport has transformed into a vibrant, thriving, live-work-play experience.
A new city within a city is being constructed in LoDo with transit at its center. What used to be an abandoned rail yard is now a bustling urban environment, bursting with new businesses, a hotel, office and retail development and a complete transit experience – under one roof. See this transformation and walk through historic Union Station, capped by a visit to DaVita headquarters, a striking 14-story, 270,000 sf composition of glass, metal and stone.
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(for National Forums members only)
6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
7 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Before the session starts, we’ll present The JBG Companies with the 2014 Sustainable Development Award for its outstanding National Cancer Institute project that incorporated sustainable solutions, resulting in an environmentally-efficient and economically-successful property.
Following that presentation, step into the future of interior office space design as we unveil winning selections of the Interior Design/Build-Out of the Future Competition. This year, NAIOP’s design challenge asked architects to conceptualize the optimal interior build-out for Class “A” office space within a multitenant building in a growing market. See the cutting-edge creativity and practical usability on display and learn how our winners incorporated adaptive reuse and redevelopment to make this property unique.
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Foreign investors continue to pour capital into the U.S. for a reason. Subject matter experts who move real estate capital from in and out of Canada, Europe and the Middle East will examine unique characteristics of the U.S. market, identify opportunities and risks encountered by foreign investors and explain how foreign investment is affecting our market – beyond the initial infusion of capital.
Boston Properties’ CEO, Owen Thomas, sits down for a fireside chat on everything from emerging trends to business opportunities with Thomas J. Hynes, Jr., Co-Chairman and CEO of Colliers | Boston - a leading provider of real estate data throughout New England. Under Thomas’s tenure, Boston Properties has become one of the largest owners and developers of Class A office properties in the U.S.
A distinguished panel of professionals covering the senior, first mortgage component of the debt capital structure will discuss current lending parameters and trends for permanent, bridge and construction lending for the different property types, regions and situations. Many lenders have become more aggressive for new originations as they have been searching for yield in a low interest rate environment, driven in large part by the federal stimulus. Gain insight on recent and projected underwriting standards, interest rates and whether or not the lending environment will continue to improve.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
As 50 to 65 percent of baby boomers expect to retire or substantially reduce their workloads within the next decade, analysts warn that companies without succession plans can be at great financial risk. Learn why modern day succession planning at all management levels of an organization is a must and how it helps develop talent, provide confidence to internal and external parties, create business and financial continuity and mitigate risk for the inevitable unexpected circumstances.
Having squeezed current investment returns to historic lows on core assets in primary markets, secondary markets appear poised to become more attractive to investors searching for higher yielding returns. As investors search for more lucrative real estate alternatives, will this transaction velocity increase leading to compression of yields in secondary markets. Our esteemed panelists address the current state of secondary markets and debate future opportunities within these areas across the country.
Logistics costs make up as much as 80 percent of the operating costs of a distribution center. What's going on behind-the-scenes in the global supply chain is becoming more important as changes in consumer demand continue to impact industrial real estate and goods movement. This interactive session modeled after the popular TV game show Jeopardy will engage and challenge the audience to better understand supply chain management and its influence on real estate decisions.
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Join us to honor NAIOP’s 2014 Developer of the Year, Brandywine Realty Trust, for its leadership and innovation to commercial real estate and commitment to local community involvement. Brandywine CEO Gerard Sweeney will share how the company surpasses the competition through innovation, strategic development and social responsibility.
Following that, reflect on the world around you with award-winning journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace, who has made a career of asking tough questions, getting direct answers and gaining politicians’ respect. Having covered the world through turmoil and triumph, Wallace will shed light on the country’s upcoming congressional elections, changing political composition and international presence.
There’s no doubt the industrial real estate sector is getting hotter as the months go by. While that surge in interest translates to positive demand, it also leaves many scratching their heads. With eight times as many buyers as sellers pushing cap rates to historical lows and pricing to near peak, how is one able to invest in industrial real estate? In this rare opportunity to hear directly from some of industrial real estate’s biggest power players and top executives, you’ll come away with distinct perspective on growth, investment and strategic positioning strategies for the remainder of 2014 and beyond.
When traditional first mortgage debt does not meet your financing needs, a growing number of other real estate capital sources have evolved to fill the gap. Higher leverage/subordinate debt, equity or preferred equity, and structured transactions with material flexibility could be the right route for funding projects. A panel of financial and economic analysts details how this niche market has evolved, identifies common structures and pricing parameters and forecasts future trends while addressing the need for flexibility.
With more businesses today transitioning to electronic filing systems, creating open work spaces and allowing employees to telecommute, the current need for office space is not like it was two decades ago. Where does this overall market currently stand? Which professions, in particular, are experiencing a rapid decline in the need of space? Our panel of users, office brokers and construction industry professionals will share real-world examples and provide insight on how the evolving workforce is changing commercial real estate.
3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Demographics to Densification: Shifts that Will Transform Where We Live and How We Work
A renowned demographer, a real estate academician and practitioner, a CEO and author, and a rising CRE commercial – it’s not the opening line of a bar joke. Rather, it’s a distinct opportunity called Forums Converge, where all 520+ National Forums members convene.
Experts will kick-off a dynamic gathering with views on how demographics and densification will drive demand and development, illustrating their observations with real-world examples and setting your minds to work as you envision the future. Lend your voice to the discussion, as two catalysts will ask provocative questions, moderate debate and draw you in.
An internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends, Kotkin has published reports on the future of class in global cities and the rise of growth corridors in the U.S. economy. He is the author of “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050,” which explores how he believes the nation will evolve in the next four decades.
Executive Director of the Master of Real Estate Development program and the Fred E. Taylor Professor of Real
Estate in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Stapp has been a part of various business enterprises and development projects for more than 34 years and is managing member of Pyramid Community Developers, LLC.
And be driven to debate by these two catalysts:
3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The current market environment is leading investors across the globe to seek an alternative to traditional equity and fixed income investments. Real asset investing is focused upon long-lived, hard assets that generate stable and growing cash flow streams – a universe including property, infrastructure and more. Hear firsthand from long-term asset players on why they are increasing their allocation to industrial real estate.
The redevelopment of Denver’s Union Station (DUS) has resulted in one of America’s most active investment sub-markets in the country. Learn how $500 million in public investment in a regional hub of the bus and rail transportation system has resulted in the investment of more than $1 billion (to date) in private sector investment within a three block radius.
Beyond the newest fashion or latest electronic devices for consumers, more significant and complex business trends involving the retail sector are taking shape behind the storefront window. Join an executive level discussion on the current state of retail, with emphasis on capital markets, demographic trends, popular retailers and innovation in development and learn where this thriving segment is expected to see growth in the years to come.
4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
As the country’s health care delivery system continues to undergo restructuring, and more medical institutions are acquiring individual private practices, the overall design needs of medical office space are changing, leaving us to question how the leased environment will change. This session seeks to explain how the current trend of acquisitions and shared services literally translates into numbers and sense for commercial real estate development.
Changes in the way consumers purchase goods and how those items are delivered means inevitably there will be changes to industrial building design, retail location, transportation and manpower. Even though more business functions these days are automated and performed electronically, there still is a need for people power. This panel will touch on a variety of elements spanning the e-commerce spectrum, from human resources to building specification, supply chain dynamics and large-scale trends.
This session will provide a general overview of what crowdfunding is, explore the new regulatory environment and securities frameworks, discuss the impact the capital raising process, and examine the different approaches to this new space.
5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Kick up your heels with NAIOP at one of Denver’s premier and most sought-after venues for the Reception in the Rockies in the Atrium at Union Station. Hosted by NAIOP Colorado, this highly-anticipated event takes place in a perfect setting for commercial real estate. Having just reopened this summer after a massive development undertaking that transformed it into a mixed-use, bustling transit-oriented hub, Union Station showcases the energy, creativity and vision of our ever-evolving industry.
Join us to honor 10 young visionaries with the 2014 Developing Leaders Award for their insight, contributions to, and accomplishments within, commercial real estate.
After the awards presentation, the vibrant K.C. Conway, foremost economic thought leader, and senior vice president with SunTrust Bank, will discuss the current economic and commercial real estate trends and provide an outlook as we head into 2015.
With Q2 GDP just revised upward from 4.2% to 4.6% after -2.1% in Q1, and all commercial real estate credit metrics in the best condition they have been in since before the Financial Crisis, it would appear that “Everything is Awesome.” However, there are some risks ahead.
This session will conclude with an examination of how the U.S. is remaking its supply-chain and how 3D printing may be the technology that most impacts commercial real estate in the next decade.
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
As younger and older generations live and work in metropolitan communities with mixed-use and transit oriented development (TOD), the composition and structure of where and how people live and work are shifting, creating a greater need for commercial real estate to understand, monitor and capitalize on generational and social trends that are steering interest and generating greater demand for development. Speakers will illustrate their observations with practical scenarios that will enable your mind to envision the future.
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Director, Licensed Interior Designer
As a director and licensed interior designer at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Emily Allen brings over 10 years of creative and innovative experience to commercial interior design. Her focus is on corporate office design, creating spaces that are functional and engaging, flexible and adaptable, and representative of a business’s identity and culture. Beyond her expertise in brand integration, collaboration, security, and wellbeing, she is adept at incorporating sustainable design principles that result in long-term solutions.
Chief Projects Officer
City and County of Denver
A lawyer for nearly twenty-five years, Ms. Barett practiced primarily in the areas of public finance and land use/development. She was appointed Special Assistant for Transportation and Development in 2005 and then Chief Projects Officer in 2011, and her work now comprises all development and redevelopment projects in Denver, including the region-wide FasTracks project and all related transit-oriented development.
CBRE Healthcare Services Group
Craig Beam is a Managing Director within the CBRE Healthcare Services Group where he has overseen the development and management of a broad range of real estate with a focus on healthcare and institutional projects.
Thomas J. Bisacquino
President and CEO
Thomas J. Bisacquino has served as the association's chief executive officer since 1991. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the association. He directs NAIOP’s legislative activities on behalf of its membership in the federal, state and local arenas. Under his guidance and leadership, the headquarters staff is responsible for serving more than 17,000 members who are involved with the development, ownership, and investment of industrial, office, retail and mixed-use properties throughout North America.
Garrison Investment Group
Lawrence Bizjak is Managing Director at Garrison Investment Group.
Managing Director, National Originations Director, Real Estate Capital Markets
Wells Fargo Bank
Mr. Brandt is a Managing Director and the National Originations Director of the Real Estate Capital Markets Group at Wells Fargo Bank.
Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC
Robert G. Byron is a Managing Principal and co-founder of Blue Vista Capital Management, LLC, a real estate investment management firm, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, focused on developing and
executing proprietary, niche real estate investment strategies.
Chuck Carefoot, LEED AP
Vice President of Construction
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Chuck Carefoot oversees all construction activities including the scheduling, monitoring and mobilizing of the project construction team at Ryan Companies US, Inc. He offers specific expertise in the areas of construction techniques, project coordination, design management, budgeting, quality control, cost effectiveness and safety, which he utilizes daily in managing and training his team of project managers and superintendents. Additionally, Carefoot has an architectural background and degree in construction management, allowing him to deliver innovative solutions and clear direction to construction challenges. He has worked at Ryan for the past 19 years and has earned a reputation for managing with integrity and trust throughout all phases of the building process.
Executive Managing Director and Principal, Capital Markets
Noble Carpenter is based in New York City and leads Cassidy Turley’s national Capital Markets business.
Molly Carson, LEED AP
Vice President of Development, SouthWest Region
With nearly a decade of experience at Ryan as a developer and property manager, Molly offers unique insight into the varied aspects of real estate development. As Vice President of Development, Molly is responsible for site selection and acquisition, municipal use permits and approvals, design and construction coordination, financial packaging and lease or sale negotiation.
Principal & National Workplace Leader
Angela has focused her career of more than 20 years on designing interior environments that support highly effective workforces. Formerly one of the founders and owners of Newman Cavender & Doane, her firm was acquired by DLR Group in 2007. Clients include United Launch Alliance, USAA, MGM Resorts International, Rally Software & Avaya.
Senior Managing Director, National Sales Leader
GE Capital Real Estate
Ed began his career in 1996 as a relationship manager and has since held increasingly responsible positions within sales management. His 18-year career has been distinguished by building and leading top producing commercial teams, driving growth for the company’s U.S. lending business.
Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Management
K.C. Conway is a Senior Vice President - Credit Risk Management, with responsibilities for real estate valuation and environmental services and market intelligence. He has 30 years of experience as an appraiser, underwriter, lender, credit officer and economist. Conway is also a frequent lecturer and speaker on CRE markets and valuation matters for government agencies, financial institutions and private industry groups. Past employers and clients include: Deloitte, Equitable, Prudential, former SouthTrust & Wachovia banks, Wells Fargo Bank, and Colliers International.
Terra Capital Partners
Dan heads the originations effort at Terra Capital Partners, a New York-based real estate capital management firm focused primarily on providing bridge loans, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments to commercial property owners nationwide.
Rick heads all debt and equity transactions for TIAA CREF - a global financial services firm with $560 billion in assets under management. Specifically, he oversees all domestic acquisitions, originations, sales and financing activity.
John M. Crossman
Crossman & Company
John M. Crossman leads one of the largest retail leasing, management, development, and marketing firms in the Southeastern United States, with over 20 million square feet of properties located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. He has been in the real estate business for over 20 years and has personally been involved with more than $1 billion in transactions.
Michael S. Curless
Chief Investment Officer
Mike Curless, as Prologis' chief investment officer, chairs the investment committee and oversees the global customer solutions and valuations teams. He is also responsible for the deployment of capital and oversees the acquisition and disposition teams.
USAA Real Estate Company
After 27 years of service to USAA Real Estate Company, Pat relinquished the CEO position of USAA Real Estate Company, the commercial real estate investment and management arm of USAA, effective May 1, 2013. Pat then served as Vice Chairman of the company through the end of 2013. While no longer Vice Chairman, Pat continues to serve on the Board of Directors for USAA Real Estate Company.
Principal and Managing Director, Global Investment Management
Amy Erixon leads the Investment Management Business at Avison Young, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Since joining Avison in 2010, she has launched a cross-border investment business, U.S. apartment fund and several separate accounts. Prior to joining Avison, Ms. Erixon was CEO of IGRI, a privately-held Canadian investment and development company.
Jeffrey F. Fastov
Senior Principal, Credit Strategies
Mr. Fastov joined Square Mile in July 2013 and is responsible for the identification and portfolio management of credit opportunities. Prior to joining Square Mile, Mr. Fastov was co-head of Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Finance and Securitization Group where he helped build-out a fully functioning CMBS lending platform.
Commercial Real Estate Banking, Southwest Market Executive, Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jamie Fox is the commercial real estate banking Southwest Market Executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He leads a team of real estate professionals, who provide comprehensive financial solutions, including project and corporate finance structures, for commercial real estate development companies, private real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds.
East West Partners
Chris Frampton is a managing partner with East West Partners, developers of apartments, hotels, condominiums, office buildings, retail and train stations throughout the U.S. Based in Denver, he is responsible for the company’s efforts in Riverfront Park, Union Station and The Landmark.
Jim Furr FAIA
Managing Principal Emeritus
Jim joined Gensler in 1994 and served as Managing Principal of the Houston, Texas, office and the firm's South Central Region for 20 years. As Managing Principal Emeritus, Jim’s current focus is on workplace innovation, client service and mentoring Gensler’s next generation of leaders.
New Heights Group
Mr. Gershon is a founding Principal of New Heights Group. He has spent more than 30 years as a healthcare consultant, specializing in strategic planning, market research, program development and facility development for behavioral health providers throughout the U.S.
William P. Hankowsky
Chairman, President and CEO
Liberty Property Trust
William P. Hankowsky is Chairman, President and CEO of Liberty Property Trust. Mr. Hankowsky joined Liberty in January of 2001 as chief investment officer, responsible for refining the company’s corporate strategy and investment process. In 2002, he was named president, and in 2003 was appointed CEO and elected chairman of Liberty’s board of trustees.
Transition Director, Global Client Services
As a Transition Director, Fiona facilitates the transition process of implementing new business solutions for CBRE’s corporate service clients. Fiona has more than 10 years of project management and technical sales experience, working in the planning, design and construction realms of commercial real estate development with both public and private clients.
Fred C. Harmeyer
Senior Managing Director, Regional Head | US Capital Markets-East
Cushman & Wakefield
Fred oversees and coordinates the businesses within Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets – Investment Sales & Acquisitions, Equity, Debt & Structured Finance and Corporate Finance & Investment Banking – in the Eastern half of the U.S. His key areas of responsibility encompass new business development, client relationship management, the recruitment and retention of key personnel and professional development.
Chief Operating Officer, The Americas
Larry Harmsen has overall responsibility for all aspects of business performance for ProLogis' operations in North and South America. He has been responsible for capital deployment in North America since July 2005. Previous to this and since 2003, Mr. Harmsen had been responsible for capital deployment in North America's Pacific Region. Prior to this and since 1995, Mr. Harmsen oversaw ProLogis' Southern California market.
President and Chief Executive Officer
DCT Industrial Trust
With more than 30 years as a real estate professional, Phil Hawkins has strategic and operational oversight of DCT Industrial Trust Inc. and helps drive the execution of DCT’s business plan, with DCT’s Executive Team and Board of Directors. Since joining DCT in 2006, Mr. Hawkins has led the company’s efforts to expand its operating platform, grow its portfolio and build its development and value-add capabilities.
Douglas O. Howe
TC Real Estate Development, Inc.
Douglas O. Howe is CEO of TC Real Estate Development in Seattle, Washington. TC Real Estate Development is an office developer and oversees project and construction management and asset management. Mr. Howe joined NAIOP in 1997 and was the 2009 chairman of the NAIOP’s National Board of Directors. He is a past president for the Washington State Chapter. He is a current member of the Office Development II Forum and is a NAIOP-PAC Trustee. Mr. Howe is the chairman of the Research Foundation and the chair of the Foundation’s Nominating Committee.
Principal, Interior Architecture & Design
Ted Heisler is Principal, Interior Architecture & Design for Ware Malcomb and a member of Ware Malcomb's senior management team. With Ware Malcomb since 1999, Ted is responsible for the growth of the firm’s interiors clientele, helping to lead and launch projects for our national clients, assisting them with initial project strategy, client development, staff management, project design, account and project management, and the overall client satisfaction in our Orange County and Inland Empire markets.
Co-Chairman & CEO | Boston
Mr. Hynes is Co-Chairman and CEO of Colliers International’s Boston office, a full-service commercial real estate firm providing brokerage, development and consulting services, valuation and advisory services, capital markets, and real estate management services to a broad range of clients.
Johnson Frank Tripp
TPG Real Estate
Mr. Johnson is a Principal and is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPGRE in 2011, Mr. Johnson was a Vice President with Fortress Investment Group in the real estate group of the Fortress Credit Funds. Mr. Johnson has been directly involved in the closing of over $8 billion of investments ranging from direct acquisitions to first mortgage originations. Prior to his four years with Fortress, Mr. Johnson was an analyst with SL Green Realty Corp in the acquisitions group. He holds a B.S. in Finance and Marketing, with Distinction, from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Mr. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors of Enlivant (formerly, Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.) and Evergreen Industrial Properties, LLC.
Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies
Timothy Johnson is a Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and is based in New York where he is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring debt investments across all asset types and geographies.
Welsh Companies and Colliers International | Minneapolis St. Paul
Jean Kane is CEO, Welsh Companies and Colliers International | Minneapolis St. Paul- a fully integrated real estate services group offering Brokerage and Real Estate Management (operating as Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul), Construction, Architecture, Capital and Facility Services. She joined NAIOP in 1992 and served as the chairman of NAIOP’s National Board of Directors in 2014. She is an alumna of the Harvard University Leading a Real Estate Company program and served as chair of the NAIOP’s Education, Government Affairs, Membership and Industry Trends committees.
Senior Vice President, Healthcare
Keith oversees new business development, project development, asset management and leasing for all healthcare projects in the Midwest Region. He’s pleased he can assist clients with their real estate needs so they can focus on their core mission of growing their businesses and delivering quality care to patients.
Joel Kotkin Associates
An internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends, Kotkin has published reports on the future of class in global cities and the rise of growth corridors in the U.S. economy. He is the author of “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050,” which explores how he believes the nation will evolve in the next four decades.
Paul Lambert founded Lambert Advisory in 1995, and his firm has provided corporate, not-for-profit, and governmental clients with a wide range of real estate advisory services since its inception. Prior to starting Lambert Advisory, Lambert was with Arthur Andersen LLP and Goodkin Research Corporation where he was in charge of the firms' South Florida and Latin America real estate economic practice.
Faculty Director, MS Programs Supply Chain Management & Business Analytics, Leeds School of Business
University of Colorado - Boulder
Gregg is the Faculty Director of MS Programs in Supply Chain Management & Business Analytics as for the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado – Boulder. A long-standing consultant and industry contributor in supply chain strategy science, he has held key supply chain roles both in primary consulting and corporations.
Craig Meyer, SIOR
President | Industrial
Craig Meyer is President and Sector Head of JLL's Industrial Practice Group for the Americas. He is responsible for the JLL business lines that service the industrial and logistics real estate asset class. Meyer serves on the firm's Brokerage Executive Committee and is Chair of JLL's Global Industrial Board and was selected as an International Director of the firm in 2012. Meyer has held senior level positions in both management and production with Trammell Crow Company, Insignia ESG and Colliers Seeley.
Senior Managing Director
Trammell Crow Company
Bill joined Trammell Crow Company in March 2006 and oversees the Company's development and investment activities in Colorado. Projects include industrial, office, retail, residential and health care related uses.
Dirk P.D. Mosis III
Executive Managing Director
Dirk Mosis joined USAA Real Estate Company in 2000. He is Executive Managing Director of the company's Office Development Program, overseeing the company's office development, as well as focusing on value add commercial real estate assets through the Alkhabeer joint venture, Admiral Capital Real Estate and Crimson Real Estate Funds.
Atlantic Partners, Ltd.
Brad Olsen serves as President of Atlantic Partners, Ltd., a company which he founded in 1995. The firm assists its clients in developing and executing cross-border real estate strategies. Mr. Olsen has been active in the area of international real estate investment for more than 30 years.
Managing Director and Co-head, Investments
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
Mr. Patel is based in New York and is responsible for overseeing the sourcing, structuring and execution of NorthStar’s equity, debt and strategic investments across all asset types and geographies. At NorthStar, he has been directly involved in or overseen $9Bn+ of closed investments. Prior to joining NorthStar in 2007, Mr. Patel was with Thayer Lodging Group, a lodging dedicated private equity firm, focusing on all aspects of sourcing, acquiring, financing and disposing of over $2Bn of hotel investments. Mr. Patel began his career at Morgan Stanley in their investment banking division based in New York. Mr. Patel received a BA in Engineering Sciences modified with Economics from Dartmouth College. Mr. Patel is involved in several real estate industry organizations including ULI, CREFC, MBA, RELA and NYPEN and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars. Mr. Patel was named by the Commercial Observer in March 2014 as a member of its “Power 100” list honoring top commercial real estate professionals.
Dean oversees all phases of the firm including origination, due diligence, financing/disposition, project management, marketing, leasing and property management. For the past 30 years, his firm has focused on corporate office build-to-suits, office and rental apartment development, office acquisition and property management/leasing.
Managing Director - The Debt & Equity Finance Group
Jordan Ray is a Managing Director of The Debt & Equity Finance Group at Mission where he oversees business development, strategy, placement and execution of real estate capital on behalf of major owners, investors and developers nationwide. In addition to the finance business, Jordan's responsibilities include sourcing and executing loan sale opportunities.
Principal & Senior Managing Director
Jim is the Principal and Senior Managing Director of Heartland, LLC, as well as one of its founders. He has extensive experience in evaluating, negotiating, and structuring complex real estate projects, ventures, and transactions.
Michael J. Ruen
Managing Director, East Region
As Managing Director for DCT Industrial Trust since 2007, Michael J. Ruen is responsible for operating and growing the Company’s business in the Eastern U.S. Working with DCT Industrial’s team of experienced real estate professionals, he is focused on deploying capital into attractive acquisition and development opportunities as well as leasing and managing the Company’s portfolio in the Eastern Region.
John "Jack" Schultz
Founder and CEO
Jack Schultz is founder and CEO of Agracel, Inc., an industrial development firm focused on development in rural America. Agracel began in 1986 and since then Agracel has completed projects in 14 states - owning over six million square feet of industrial space, which has facilitated over 5,000 jobs. Agracel also owns fifteen business parks and a short line railroad. Mr. Schultz is the author of Boomtown USA: The 7 ½ Keys to Big Success in Small Towns, was published in early 2004. He has been a member of NAIOP since 1995. He is a past member of the National Forums Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee. Mr. Schultz is the current chair for the Research Foundation’s Research Committee, Foundation Trustee and head of the Industry Trends Task Force. He is also is a member of the Entrepreneurial Investment & Development Forum.
IMS Worldwide, Inc.
Curtis Spencer is the President of IMS Worldwide, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas. He is a nationally regarded expert on matters related to: logistics and intermodal shipping trends, ports, inland ports and rail-served logistics centers; the development and utilization of Foreign-Trade Zones for importers and exporters; and all aspects of customs issues and compliance, specifically those related to homeland security.
Executive Director, Master of Real Estate Development
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
In addition to his work in academia, Mark Stapp has been a part of various business enterprises and development projects for more than 34 years. He currently is managing member of Pyramid Community Developers, LLC.
Senior Vice President, Logistics
John Swanstrom is the Senior Vice President of Logistics at Sports Authority; a leading full-line sporting goods retailer. In his current position, he is responsible for all logistics functions, including strategic vision, as well as, responsibility for Sports Authority’s distribution center operations, domestics and import transportations operations, CTPAT compliance, vendor compliance and logistics technology to improve supply chain performance.
Senior Vice President
Brookfield Asset Management
As Senior Vice President, Szin is responsible for real estate investments in North America. Since joining Brookfield in 2004, Szin has been involved in $15 billion of acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings of real estate companies, securities and properties, including IDI, Verde Realty, Legacy Partners Realty Fund II, Tishman D.C. Area Office Portfolio debt, General Growth Properties and Trizec Properties.
Thomas joined Boston Properties as CEO and Director in April 2013. Prior to this, he was Chairman of Lehman Brothers Holdings from 2012 until March 2013, and he continues to serve as a Director. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Thomas was with Morgan Stanley for 24 years.
In his role as Managing Director, Mark oversees all aspects of the Investment Sales division within the company, specializing in grocery anchored shopping centers, power centers and single-tenant net lease products throughout the Southeast U.S.
Thompson leads the global Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions consulting team for JLL and is a recognized supply chain veteran with more than 25 years of combined consulting and corporate industry experience. Prior to JLL, he was an executive vice president of supply chain for Schreiber Foods, a $5 billion global food company, and a Partner in the global supply chain consulting practice at Ernst & Young.
Senior Managing Director and Head, Private Equity Production
Principal Real Estate Investors
As Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Production, Rod is in charge of asset management, development, acquisitions and dispositions for Principal Real Estate Investors. In this capacity, he has managed investment transaction activity while also providing strategic direction on the assets managed by the firm.
Veteran Journalist and Host
Fox News Sunday
Chris Wallace is the anchor of Fox News Sunday (FNS), Fox Broadcasting Company's Sunday morning public affairs program. He also contributes to Fox News Channel's America's Election HQ coverage and is based in Washington, D.C.
Phillip A. Washington
As RTD’s General Manager, Phil and his team are leading one of the most dynamic transit agencies in North America, which is implementing the FasTracks program, one of the largest transit expansion programs in the country. In a relatively short period of time, Phil has spearheaded the implementation of the first-of-its-kind $2.2 billion dollar transit Public-Private Partnership (P3).
Robert M. White, Jr., CRE, FRICS
Founder and President
Real Capital Analytics
Robert M. White, Jr., CRE, is the founder and president of Real Capital Analytics Inc., an international research firm that publishes the Capital Trends Monthly. Real Capital Analytics provides real time data concerning the capital markets for commercial real estate and the values of commercial properties.
Senior Retail Advisor | Kansas City
Jerry is responsible for the management and direction of the Kansas City retail department. His primary focus since 1976 has been leasing, developing and managing retail properties.
Product Manager, Robotic
Earl has more than 18 years of material handling experience and more than 12 years of experience in robotics. An expert in robotic solutions for the material handling industry, Earl has delivered seminars on this topic at PMMI, RIA and other industry events.
Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, it has approximately 250 offices in 60 countries, employing more than 16,000 professionals. The firm represents a diverse customer base ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. It offers a complete range of services within five primary disciplines: Transaction Services, Capital Markets, Corporate Occupier & Investor Services, Consulting Services, and Valuation & Advisory.
Prologis is the leading global provider of industrial real estate, offering approximately 585 million square feet of distribution space in markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and is recognized for high-quality developments. The company’s extensive land bank, construction expertise, and commitment to sustainable design are key reasons customers choose Prologis.
USAA Real Estate Company, with approximately $12 billion in assets under management, provides development acquisition, and co-investment services for corporate and institutional investors. The USAA portfolio consists of office, industrial, multi-family, retail and hotel properties as well as investments in real estate operating companies. USAA Real Estate Company is a subsidiary of USAA, a leading financial services company, serving military families since 1922. For more information, visit www.usrealco.com.
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 1,700 real estate professionals in 66 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.
As you pursue bold real estate visions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides comprehensive industry expertise to help you achieve the full potential of your business. Wherever your ambition takes you, build a lasting relationship with one of the world’s leading financial institutions.
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, and is one of the largest, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the nation. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), Brandywine owns, leases and manages an urban, town center and suburban office portfolio.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.
CenterPoint is focused on the development, redevelopment, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America's principal freight lanes.
Colliers International is a global leader in commercial real estate services, with more than 16,300 professionals operating out of 502 offices in 67 countries. Colliers delivers a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and insightful research.
IDI Gazeley is one of the world’s leading investors and developers of logistics real estate with combined ownership or interests in holdings valued at $4.4 billion. With more than 260 million square feet of sustainable warehouse space developed for more than 900 customers in major markets and transport routes around the world, our collective vision is to be the leading global logistics property company with a passion for service and excellence.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap (NYSE:MMI) is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm focusing exclusively on investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services, with more than 1,600 investment professionals in offices throughout the United States and Canada. The firm has perfected a powerful property marketing system that integrates broker specialization by property type and market area; the industry’s most comprehensive investment research; a long-standing culture of information sharing; relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors; and state-of-the-art technology matching buyers and sellers.
The Rockefeller Group is a global property owner, developer and investment manager focused on office and industrial assets in major cities, port markets and inland distribution hubs. The company and its subsidiaries operate from nine offices in the U.S. and London.
Trammell Crow Company, founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired nearly 2,600 buildings valued at nearly $60 billion and over 540 million square feet. TCC has professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States and serves the users of and investors in, office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family and mixed use projects.
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., offering clients a full spectrum of integrated services including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting.
CORT is the only nationwide furniture rental company. Cost effective furniture solutions for headquarters, branch office and home office locations. Space planning and design assistance for office environments, including flexible rental, leasing and retail options. CORT also provides temporary housing solutions for relocations. National accounts and corporate standards programs available.
The world leader for commercial real estate intelligence, CoStar Group’s comprehensive database of commercial real estate information offers an unmatched array of tools for evaluating, analyzing and marketing commercial property across all types and asset classes.
DCT Industrial is a leading real estate company specializing in the ownership, acquisition, development, leasing and management of bulk-distribution and light-industrial properties in high-demand distribution markets in the U.S. DCT’s approximately 74 million square foot portfolio is strategically located near population centers and well-positioned to take advantage of market dynamics. Everything we do is driven by a genuine desire to exceed expectations. We constantly strive to be more creative, more engaged, and more responsive—delivering value and doing the right thing, every step of the way. It’s how we’re Building Trust.
Polsinelli is a first generation Am Law 100 firm, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their legal objectives.
Baker Tilly is the full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. We speak your language and identify with your goals to consistently deliver solutions that are just right for you. Experienced professionals who know you and your world, Baker Tilly brings skill, integrity and energy to every client relationship.
Ballard Spahr, with more than 500 lawyers in the U.S., provides strategic representation through every phase of a real estate project and offers a full complement of services in site acquisition, land use, tax structuring, financing, construction, leasing and disposition.
Bentall Kennedy, a Sun Life Investment Management company, is one of the 30 largest global real estate investment advisors and one of North America’s foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy (which includes Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partnership, Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) Limited Partnership and the real estate and commercial mortgage investment groups of certain of their affiliates) serves the interests of more than 550 institutional clients and investors, and manages approximately $33 billion of assets across 60 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, and multi-residential properties throughout Canada and the U.S. (as of the most recently completed fiscal quarter).
Clarion Partners manages more than $40 billion. in high-quality commercial real estate in private equity and debt strategies across the risk return spectrum. The Firm invests in the Americas and portfolios are generally well-diversified by property type and geography. With offices in the U.S., Latin America and the U.K., Clarion seeks to generate superior investment returns and create value for its institutional clients.
Duke Realty is a vertically integrated commercial real estate provider offering a wide spectrum of services including ownership, leasing, management, development and construction of industrial, medical office and office buildings. Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) owns and manages more than 154.6 million square feet of high-quality bulk industrial, suburban office, and medical office properties located in more than 22 top-tier markets nationwide.
KTR Capital Partners is a real estate investment, development and operating company focused exclusively on the industrial property sector. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle, KTR has an 89 person platform that manages a series of discretionary value-add investment funds that target opportunities throughout major markets in North America. KTR funds currently own a portfolio of approximately 70 million square feet across North America and provide nearly $7.0 billion of investment capacity.
Liberty Property Trust is one of the nation’s leading owners, managers, and developers of superior industrial and office properties. Liberty has provided cutting-edge real estate solutions, expert property management, and high-performance space for more than 40 years, and currently owns and manages a portfolio of 105 million square feet.
Founded in 2002, Mission Capital Advisors, LLC is a leading national, diversified real estate capital markets solutions firm with offices in New York City, Florida, Texas, California, Michigan and Mobile, Al. The firm delivers value to its clients through an integrated platform of advisory and transaction management services across commercial and residential loan sales; debt, mezzanine and JV equity placement; and loan portfolio valuation.
Powers Brown Architecture is a professional services firm practicing architecture, interior design and urban design. The firm, with offices across the country, has built a reputation for specialized design and technical superiority, producing award-winning work and gaining recognition from local, regional and national organizations.
Rising Realty Partners (RRP) is a full-service real estate platform specializing in creating world-class commercial and industrial properties. Core competencies include land and property acquisition, development and entitlement, repositioning, leasing (when appropriate), property management, asset management, and construction management.
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs.
Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, The JBG Companies is a private real estate investment firm that develops, owns and manages office, residential, hotel and retail properties. The company has more than $10 billion in assets under management and development in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Management, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Research and Sustainability services, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate.
Seattle-based Vulcan Real Estate directs all real estate investment activities for Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen company. Through strategic acquisitions and innovative development, Vulcan Real Estate has created a diversified portfolio of high-performing quality assets including office, life sciences, residential and mixed-use projects.
Wells Fargo has built the strongest commercial real estate finance platform in the industry. Our transactions include all sizes, property types, and locations nationwide. As a real estate lender who focuses on developing and maintaining strong relationships, we have the ability to meet all your needs with our full spectrum of commercial real estate services, including lending, servicing, advisory, intermediary, and structured solutions.
Xceligent is a leading national provider of commercial real estate information and is partnered with AIR CRE in Southern California. Our research team collects: a comprehensive inventory of commercial properties, availabilities, tenant information, sales comparables, market analytics, and more.
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies which operates approximately 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and in three Canadian provinces and transports consumer goods, agricultural products, coal and industrial goods.
Ware Malcomb is an international, award-winning design firm offering architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, and branding services to corporate and commercial real estate clients. The firm specializes in industrial distribution, office, retail, healthcare, science and technology, restaurant and auto projects.
Lakewood, Colorado is making it easy to do business in the West Colfax corridor. Whether you’re a developer, entrepreneur or broker, learn more about the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the next great business community in Denver.
Conscience Bay Company™ invests in unique real estate assets that generate dependable income and long-term capital appreciation. We equate property ownership with responsibility, and produce profits while practicing good stewardship.
The Denver South Economic Development Partnership is a nonprofit business resource focused on marketing and promotion, public policy, transportation and infrastructure, and economic development for one of the most dynamic business corridors in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Design Workshop provides planning, urban design, landscape architecture and strategic services to clients in North America and throughout the world. We are committed to creating special places that meet today's needs and that are sustainable environments for all time.
DPC Development Company is a privately owned real estate investment and development firm that owns and operates commercial office, industrial and retail buildings. DPC provides in-house expertise in all areas of the development/investment process. Services include project management, financing, construction, leasing, tenant finish and property management. DPC property management portfolio currently includes over 2.5 million square feet of commercial space in Colorado and Arizona.
Granite Properties is a privately held commercial real estate investment and management company with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. Since 1991, Granite Properties has acquired or developed more than 20 million square feet of commercial real estate totaling $3.4 billion. With a primary emphasis on office properties and an unusually long-term view, Granite Properties places a high priority on creating exceptional work environments for its customers while conserving natural resources.
HFF operates out of 22 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry.
Martin/Martin, Inc. is a full service civil and structural consulting engineering firm that has been a leader in the Rocky Mountain region since the 1940s. We provide engineering services to architects, building/property owners, contractors, developers, government sector clients, and manufacturing companies.
For over 35 years, the Principals of Miller Global Properties have been developing and acquiring first class office and hotel properties in 40 markets throughout the United States and in Europe; in excess of 70 million sq ft of office and 5,000 hotel rooms.
National Car Charging is one of the country's largest electric vehicle charging equipment distributors with the largest portfolio in the industry. We can help you identify the perfect solution for your property.
Senn Visciano Canges P.C. is comprised of a creative, experienced and focused team of legal professionals whose expertise provide our clients with comprehensive, quality legal services. The attorneys at Senn Visciano Canges P.C. pride themselves on developing smart strategies to avoid or minimize obstacles and assisting clients achieve their goals with personal, cost-effective and solution oriented legal services. Our practices include real estate development and leasing, construction contracts, disputes and liens, litigation in all state and federal courts, trials and arbitrations, and secured and unsecured financial transactions on behalf of borrowers and lenders.
The Town of Parker’s Economic Development Department is a full service Economic Development Team. We are the in-house business advocate specializing in business recruitment, business expansions, programs, and incentives for the Town and Urban Renewal Authority (PAR).
With offices in Denver and Minneapolis, United Properties specializes in commercial real estate development and investment. Formed in 1916, the company develops industrial, office, medical, retail and residential properties. Its investments group manages the company's nearly 60 commercial and residential assets.
The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is an internationally recognized, full-service environmental, construction, energy and engineering services firm. Headquartered in Massachusetts, the company has 22 offices across the US, Mexico and Canada and a client base that includes some of the largest global Fortune 100 companies.
The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 22,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.
Altus Analytics is the leading provider of ARGUS software solutions for analyzing and managing the value of real estate investments. Our project feasibility analysis program, ARGUS Developer, enables users to model cash flows, conduct sensitivity analysis and create complex financing structures to gain a complete understanding of the risks and returns of each development project.
The Brighton Economic Development Corporation (Brighton EDC) is a unique public-private partnership representing all of our community’s economic development interests. We are dedicated to fostering and supporting economic growth ensuring Brighton, CO will always be a desirable place to live, work, learn and play.
The National Commercial Services Division of Heritage Title Company specializes in handling all types of commercial transactions, from the simplest to the most complex, regardless of the number of properties, owners, or jurisdictions. Our people thrive on professional challenges, take pride in the services we provide, and share in the excitement of your most ambitious projects.
Founded in 1989, The CU Real Estate Center's mission is to foster and develop aspiring real estate professionals through our real estate undergraduate, masters and MBA programs. We offer rigorous coursework, co-curricular activities, a personalized approach to networking and mentorship, and hands-on learning experiences. Our students graduate knowing they're prepared to make a positive impact. Our employer network hires nearly every graduate of our program—perhaps its most important validation.
A mobile tool that helps business professionals, independent contractors and small business owners keep their hard-earned money by automatically tracking expenses, mileage and time.
Single point of contact for all your local, national and international real estate needs.
First National Denver is a community bank offering a broad range of superior Commercial Real Estate Lending solutions, SBA financing and state-of-the-art Treasury Management services. With local expertise and decision making, our banking professionals are focused on providing financial guidance within a collaborative framework to help your business succeed.
The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management offers academic opportunities for undergraduates, graduates and executives to receive degrees in Real Estate and the Built Environment at the University of Denver, in the Daniels College of Business, as well as a non-academic certificate in Energy Land Management.
SeaSuite by Goby helps building owners and managers run better buildings by capturing and distilling multiple building data sources into simple, contextualized dashboards, tasks, and reports. SeaSuite outputs ensure compliance with the rapidly changing regulatory landscape and institutional reporting requirements.
From planning and design, to construction, and facility management, Hensel Phelps works to solve their clients' challenges from start to finish, and beyond. Hensel Phelps’ clients, both domestic and international, have entrusted them with a tremendous range of landmark projects, in nearly every market sector.
Groundsmart Rubber Mulch is the Ultimate Mulch – making commercial landscapes beautiful and easy to maintain, saving time and money year after year. Groundsmart Rubber Mulch is a high-performance landscaping material that is a smart, sustainable and recycled product.
Manhard is a full-service consulting engineering, surveying, and land planning firm offering comprehensive professional services nationwide. We offer engineering and surveying solutions for a wide variety of projects ranging from conceptual design through final engineering design and construction management.
McWhinney has offices in Loveland and Denver, Colo. and is comprised of a team of talented professionals who are passionate about creating great places for people and providing fabled experiences to our customers. McWhinney develops innovative and sustainable master-planned communities and award-winning vertical commercial and mixed-use projects.
Menard is a design-build specialty geotechnical contractor offering expertise on ground improvement for sites with poor soil. We combine value engineering and innovative techniques to deliver practical, sustainable solutions that can be attractive alternatives to deep (pile) foundations. Solutions that are faster, less expensive and less complicated.
With 80,000 commercial members, NAR is the largest commercial trade organization in the U.S. Members include those with the CCIM, CPM, CRE, ALC and SIOR designations. NAR serves the industry through advocacy efforts, technology initiatives, research and education opportunities.
REach is a technology accelerator program, managed by Second Century Ventures, the strategic venture arm of NAR. The accelerator annually selects fewer than a dozen companies to access one of the world’s largest industries and its leadership.
National Purchasing Partners is one of the largest GPOs in the nation. NPP negotiates discounted rates, and passes the savings to our members. Owned by a non-profit hospital, proceeds contribute to the medical center’s crucial research initiatives. Membership is free.
OmniTRAX Inc. is one of North America’s largest private transportation management companies, providing rail, intermodal and terminal services for industrial companies across the continent. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group, OmniTRAX also offers industrial development and real estate solutions.
OppSites is a web based platform where cities identify districts and sites, and share local knowledge about what they want to see built, and where. Investors can leverage this information to find underutilized and underexposed real estate opportunities.
Pasco Economic Development Council is a key resource for companies considering Tampa Bay, Florida. It is a county wide business driven organization assisting with business relocation, site and building selection, permitting, employment recruitment, training, labor market analysis and regulation assistance.
Qube Global Software is an established provider of solutions for property and asset management. 1,000+ clients in 70 countries utilize our software to maximize income potential; effectively manage tenants and leases; control projects; manage operating costs; answer important questions. To learn more about the potential 'Next Gen' software application for your company, contact us 1.888.ASK.QUBE.
Realogic provides software & consulting to the commercial real estate industry. Products include Realogic Tools®, an Excel add-in for analysis & reporting of ARGUS data, Realogic Budget® (web-based budgeting & reforecasting), and Realogic Abstract® (web-based abstracting & lease administration).
Space Technology Inc. LIFTS THE EXISTING ROOF of an industrial building, intact, to two or three times its original height. Converts obsolete, low-clearance buildings into valuable, high-cube assets. Free estimates, nationwide.
TRILEAF is a nationwide environmental services company, providing targeted environmental services to commercial lenders and commercial real estate firms. TRILEAF provides timely and cost effective Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA), Transaction Screen Assessment (TSA), Preliminary Phase I, Phase I and II ESAs, asbestos and lead assessments.
Turner Construction has been providing high quality construction management and general
contracting services to our valued client base since 1902. We maintain an extensive network of offices in North America and around the globe, with a staff of 5,000 employees who perform work on more than 1,200 projects a year. After establishing an office in Colorado in 1973, Turner has developed strong relationships along the Front Range.
VTS is the leasing and asset management platform for commercial real estate, enabling the world’s top landlords and brokers to increase revenue, improve productivity and reduce risk across their portfolios. In November 2016, VTS and Hightower merged, bringing owners, investors and brokers from around the globe together on one platform. With over 5 billion square feet under management, VTS is the driving force behind the industry’s shift toward real-time data. For more information, visit vts.com.