Speakers

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  • John Arias

    Juan Arias

    Senior Consultant
    CoStar Advisory Services

    Juan Arias is a Senior Consultant with CoStar Advisory Services in Boston, serving as a strategic advisor to a broad range of the largest commercial real estate market participants. With views on markets in the United States, Canada and Europe, CoStar’s Advisory Services supports clients with independent expertise in real estate market analysis, portfolio analysis, capital market conditions, investor communications and the design of actionable real estate investment strategies. Prior to joining CoStar, Juan worked as a commercial loan underwriter and servicer at an international asset management firm.

  • Devin Barnwell

    Devin Barnwell

    Global Head of Portfolio Management - Logistics
    Brookfield Properties

    Devin Barnwell is the global head of portfolio management for Brookfield Asset Management’s logistics sector with additional responsibility overseeing Brookfield Properties, the management entity for the U.S. logistics portfolio. She joined Brookfield Properties in 2019 after more than 18 years at Morgan Stanley’s real estate investing practice, where she covered the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Texas markets. She received her Master of Science and MBA in Real Estate degrees from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Devin was recognized in 2019 by Globe Street as Investment Professional of the Year in the Inaugural Women of Influence awards.

  • Becky Bradley

    Becky Bradley, AICP

    Executive Director
    Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

    Becky Bradley has more than 20 years of experience in city, regional, economic development, historic preservation and transportation planning, including experience in small town revitalization, roadway redesign and trail construction. She has been the executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) since August 2013 and is leading a $2.5 billion regional transportation planning program, as well as balancing the needs of the Lehigh Valley’s rapidly growing population through the LVPC’s county planning responsibilities. She holds a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Kate Bryden

    Kate Bryden

    Senior Vice President Development
    MRP Industrial

    Kate Bryden is the vice president of development for MRP Industrial in Baltimore, Maryland, and has overseen the development of nearly 4 million square feet of industrial, flex, office and retail projects. Bryden is primarily responsible for acquisition support, due diligence, entitlement procurement, and also overseeing the design and construction of projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Prior to joining MRP Industrial, she was the principal of AMK Partners, a certified woman-owned business that provided third party owner’s representation and development management of light industrial projects for private and institutional developers.

  • Jim Clewlow

    James N. Clewlow

    Chief Investment Officer/Executive Vice President
    CenterPoint Properties

    Jim Clewlow is the Chief Investment Officer, executive vice president of CenterPoint Properties. He has been with the company since 1997 and has worked in an acquisition, leasing and development capacity. Clewlow lead the joint venture CenterPoint started with CalPERS in 1999 (CalPERS acquired the Company in 2006). He was appointed to lead acquisitions for the company in 2003 and appointed CIO in 2005. He served as president of NAIOP Chicago in 2012.

  • Chris Copenhaver

    Chris Copenhaver, SIOR

    Co-lead, Food & Beverage Advisory Practice
    Cushman & Wakefield of Georgia, Inc.

    Chris Copenhaver is a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Industrial & Logistics Service Line and co-lead of the company's Food & Beverage Advisory Group specializing in representing owners and occupiers of industrial real estate with a concentration in food production and refrigerated distribution centers. He leverages Cushman & Wakefield’s real estate services platform and the Food & Beverage Advisory Team to execute client requirements throughout the state of Georgia, the Southeast and the U.S. in primary and secondary markets. Chris focuses on technical and complex requirements and is experienced in working in a vast number of industrial industries such as food and beverage; bulk automated distribution; electronics, plastics and pharmaceutical production; corporate regional administrative and headquarters operations.

  • Frank Di Roma

    Frank DiRoma, OAA, MRAIC

    Principal
    Ware Malcomb

    As principal, Frank Di Roma is responsible for leading Ware Malcomb’s continued growth in Canada and oversees the management of the Toronto, Vaughan and Ottawa offices. He is also responsible for business development, account management, and project visioning and design. He is a licensed architect in in five provinces including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Ontario.

  • Jason Hans

    Jason Hans

    Managing Director, Portfolio Management
    USAA Real Estate Company

    Jason Hans joined USAA Real Estate in 2006. In his current position, he is primarily responsible for the portfolio management of logistics portfolios and investments consisting of approximately 46 million square feet of quality bulk logistics properties valued in excess of $5.8 billion.

  • Robert Kossar

    Robert Kossar, SIOR

    Vice Chairman, Northeast Industrial Region
    JLL

    Robert Kossar, vice chairman and head of JLL’s Northeast Industrial Region, is responsible for leading the markets business (capital markets, brokerage, property management, and project and development services) in the region (New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and New York). He is also part of the Industrial Capital Markets Team for the Americas, personally responsible for leading the capital markets business in the Northeastern U.S. In addition to his local leadership responsibilities, he remains an active industrial investment sales and leasing broker, representing the firm’s most important clients. His property level expertise lies primarily in industrial real estate including Industrial investment sales, agency and tenant representation, site selection, leasing, acquisition, disposition and build-to-suit properties and portfolios. As an urban core expert, Robert focuses closely on the last-mile trends and how this space will lead the way for the next wave of modern last-mile distribution space in New York. He currently leads the team that handles the leasing and management for 4 million square feet in the New York Outer Boroughs.

  • Mary Lang

    Mary Lang

    Head of Americas Direct Logistics Strategies
    CBRE Investment Management

    Mary Lang is Head of Americas Direct Logistics Strategies and a fund Portfolio Manager. Mary, who began her career in the asset management industry in 2000, joined CBRE Investment Management in 2021 from Prologis,Inc. Her accomplishments include the formation of development joint ventures to facilitate the conversion of logistics assets to powered-shell and turnkey data center solutions; the post-merger integration of AMB Property Corp., KTR Capital Partners, DCT Industrial Trust, and Liberty Property Trust; and the completion of more than $6.75 billion in transactions. She received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. She currently serves on the board of directors for the New York Foundation for the Arts.

  • Adir Levitas

    Adir Levitas

    CEO
    Faropoint

    Adir Levitas founded Faropoint 10 years ago; under his leadership, the company has become one of the most active last-mile industrial players by leveraging technology to create scale and efficiency in innovative ways for the real estate world. Faropoint is a last-mile industrial real estate investment firm with over $1 billion in assets acquired and 15 million square feet, focusing on industrial and logistics warehouses in urban locations across several of the top metro areas in the United States. He has an in-depth knowledge of industrial logistics fundamentals and trends. He is alsoa Major in the Israeli Air Force (Reserves).

  • Mike Llewellyn

    Mike Llewellyn

    Vice President, Cold Storage
    FCL Builders

    Mike Llewellyn earned a role as vice president with FCL Builders after 13 years with the firm, six as associate vice president. He previously had six years of project management experience, as well as demonstrable communication skills in facilitating client satisfaction. His responsibilities include the coordination of the design of the project in conjunction with the end-users needs, contract management with respect to negotiations and purchasing of subcontracts, management of client concerns, and strict implementation of FCL procedures for each and every project.

  • Clark Machemer

    Clark Machemer

    Senior Managing Director
    Crow Holdings Industrial

    Clark Machemer leads Crow Holdings Industrial’s business in the Northeast, overseeing site selection and acquisition, team building, securing project entitlements, project design, construction and project capitalization. Prior to joining Crow Holdings Industrial, Clark was previously with Rockefeller Group, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing on new developments in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Throughout his 20-year career, Clark has been involved in the leasing and development of more than 10 million square feet of industrial space, 1 million square feet of office space, and 250 residential units. He began his career at Andersen Consulting. He received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. Clark is a member of NAIOP New Jersey where he serves on the executive committee as past president. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of CPNJ and has been recognized by NJBIZ Magazine as a member of its “Real Estate Power 50” the past three years.

  • Jeffrey Milanaik

    Jeffrey J. Milanaik

    Principal
    Bridge Industrial

    Jeff Milanaik is a partner, Northeast Region, with Bridge Industrial. Milanaik opened the Northeast Region office in Parsippany, New Jersey, in October 2014, and is responsible for the acquisition and development of investment-grade industrial buildings that provide opportunities to add value. He is the 2022 NAIOP Chair.

  • Wanda Chin Monahan

    Wanda Chin Monahan, Esq.

    Attorney
    Law Offices of Wanda Chin Monahan, Esq.

    Wanda Chin Monahan graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law and began her career as a Deputy Attorney General where she represented the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in site remediation and brownfields redevelopment matters, voluntary clean-up program, Administrative Consent Orders and settlements. Over the years, she managed the environmental department at various law firms before establishing her own firm in 2016 where she represents both private and public clients, including developers, buyers and sellers of commercial and industrial properties, municipalities, counties, redevelopment authorities and entities including on site remediation and redevelopment, environmental risk management in real estate transactions, environmental liability, enforcement, regulatory compliance, cost recovery, natural resource damages, environmental insurance, solid waste, permitting, insurance coverage, preparation of grant applications and military base remediation and reuse. She is a member of various committees including the New Jersey Bar Association, Sustainable Jersey, Passaic County Brownfields Commission and has previously served on Brownfields Coalition of NorthEast.

  • John Morris

    John Morris

    Executive Managing Director, Americas Industrial & Logistics and Retail Leader
    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.

  • Glenn Mueller

    Glenn Mueller, Ph.D.

    Professor
    Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, University of Denver

    Glenn R. Mueller, Ph.D., has 45 years of real estate industry experience, including 38 years of research. He is internationally known for his market cycle research on income producing real estate, his real estate securities analysis (REITs) research and his public and private market investment strategies and capital markets analysis. A professor at University of Denver’s F.L Burns School of Real Estate & Construction Management, and the academic director of the Family Office Real Estate Institute at DU, he teaches and does research in real estate market cycles, development, feasibility, investments and real estate capital markets (Institutions, REITs & CMBS). He has published 100+ research articles and 110+ quarterly issues of his Real Estate Market Cycle Reports. He is also the Real Estate Investment Strategist at Black Creek Group where he provides Real Estate Market Cycle Research and Investment Strategy for Black Creek’s Institutional Real Estate Investment Groups, Non-Traded and Public REIT groups.

  • Nicholas Pell

    Nicholas Pell

    President and Chief Investment Officer
    Link Industrial Properties

    Nick Pell is president and chief investment officer of Link Industrial Properties. Formed in 2019, Link Industrial Properties is Blackstone's U.S. industrial real estate operating platform, operating a portfolio of approximately 400 million square feet across the U.S. Prior to the formation of Link Industrial, Nick served as Chief Investment Officer at Gramercy Property Trust, a publicly traded REIT which Blackstone acquired in October of 2018 for $7.6 billion. Previously, he was a director in the investment department at W. P. Carey & Co. Prior to joining W.P. Carey, he was a director of business development at Sony Pictures Entertainment and an analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Peter Schultz

    Peter Schultz

    Executive Vice President – East Region
    First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.

    With more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience, Peter Schultz is responsible for leading the investment initiatives and portfolio operations for First Industrial’s East Region. As executive vice president, Mr. Schultz manages the region's portfolio, guides its team of experts, and directs the proper execution of all leasing, development, acquisition and disposition activities primarily throughout the eastern U.S. He also is a member of the company's management committee, which drives the overall strategy of the company. He is an active NAIOP member and belongs to the Greater Philadelphia chapter.

  • Brad Stewart

    Brad Stewart

    Senior Transportation Planner
    Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

    Brad Stewart has worked for the Lancaster County Planning Department for 13 years starting as an entry-level planner and finishing the last eight years as a senior community planner. He began his tenure as a senior transportation planner with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission in September 2021.

  • Anne Strauss-Wieder

    Anne Strauss-Wieder

    Director, Freight Planning
    North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

    Anne Strauss-Wieder is a nationally respected senior executive and expert in freight and logistics. She currently serves as the director of freight planning at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and has over 40 years of private and public sector experience. She is recognized for her understanding of the freight and logistics industry; successful project facilitation and delivery; innovative combination of economic development with transportation investment; workforce development; stakeholder engagement; work in resiliency and business continuity; and widely used economic impact assessments. She holds a Master’s degree in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania and was a 2010 Lead New Jersey Fellow.

  • James Thaon

    James Thaon, PE

    Associate, Branch Manager
    Bohler

    As associate and branch manager for Bohler’s Manasquan, New Jersey, office, James Thaon leads a team of civil engineering professionals who help owners and developers act on opportunities to accomplish their most ambitious land development goals. With experience managing projects across all industrial, commercial, and residential markets, he leverages creative design solutions and strategizes entitlements to stay on track. Currently, James leads Bohler’s efforts to interpret the significant changes made to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)’s stormwater management regulations. He is focused on guiding developers through the potential impacts to density, construction costs, and maintenance programs.

  • Jason Tolliver

    Jason Tolliver, J.D.

    Executive Managing Director, Americas Logistics & Industrial Services
    Cushman & Wakefield

    Jason Tolliver is a commercial real estate economist and attorney with over two decades of experience in regional, national, and international economic development, law and economic analysis. As head of industrial research for the Americas, he advises clients on economic and legal issues affecting business and commercial real estate. He is a frequent contributor to radio, television and print media where he discusses factors impacting the supply-demand fundamentals and commercial real estate. Tolliver has written many articles and has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal.

  • Cameron Trefry

    Cameron Trefry, RA, LEED AP

    Principal
    Ware Malcomb

    Cameron Trefry, RA, LEED AP, is principal for Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook, Chicago and Washington, D.C., offices. He is responsible for leading the team, as well as business development, client relationships and overseeing high-profile commercial projects. As a recognized expert in the commercial real estate industry, Cameron has served as a speaker, panelist and moderator for conferences such as Chicago Industrial Properties’ Transportation and Logistics Conference, NAIOP’s I.CON Impact Projects Conference, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Industrial Strength Connections Summit.

  • Kevin Welsh

    Kevin Welsh

    Executive Managing Director
    Newmark

    Kevin Welsh joined the Newmark Knight Frank Capital Markets team in 2017 as an executive managing director and is leading the expansion of the company’s capital markets platform in the tri-state suburban market area. He has over 25 years of experience and has transacted a number of record-setting investment sales in his career. He has successfully represented some of the top institutional investors in the country in acquisitions and dispositions valued in excess of $6 billion over the last five years.

  • Britton Winterer

    Britton Winterer

    Executive Vice President & Head of Development
    Link Logistics Real Estate

    Britton Winterer leads Link’s Development Platform. Prior to joining Link’s predecessor company, Gramercy Property Trust, in October 2014, Britton ran the development business for RREEF on the east coast for six years. From 2000 to 2006, he developed suburban office buildings and industrial properties for Catellus Development and its subsequent company Prologis. He received a Master of Science in civil engineering from Stanford University.

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