Speakers

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  • Brent Amos

    Brent Amos, AIA, LEED AP

    Principal
    Cooper Carry, Inc.

    Brent Amos leads Cooper Carry’s Washington D.C. Science + Technology studio. He is focused on the programming and design of laboratory buildings for industry, education, healthcare, and research. His projects represent a wide range of facility and client types, including basic and physical sciences, biomedical, bioscience, engineering, higher education teaching facilities for private and public institutions, and scientific research institutions. Among his many awards, the Krone Engineered Biosystems Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology was recognized with a Design Merit Award by the American Institute of Architects.

  • Chris Barton

    Christopher Barton

    Executive Vice President, Development and Capital Investments
    Hudson Pacific Properties

    Christopher Barton oversees development, construction and capital investment projects throughout the portfolio. He was previously Executive Vice President, Operations & Development for Hudson Pacific, and Vice President, Construction & Development for the company’s predecessor, Hudson Capital. Prior to Hudson Pacific, Barton served as First Vice President for Arden Realty, where he was responsible for conceptual development, land entitlements, financial analysis and construction management for all developments, including the Howard Hughes Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and Master of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Georgia.

  • Peter Bauman

    Peter Bauman

    Senior Director
    Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap

    Peter Bauman is an award-winning industry leader specializing in the sale, purchase and recapitalization of office and industrial investment properties throughout Arizona. He also has substantial experience in single-tenant property sales nationwide, and has worked with major investors including REITs, institutional investors, private equity groups, private capital investors, 1031 Exchange investors and foreign investors. Prior to joining IPA, Peter was a Senior Director with JLL, and before that Chaired Colliers International’s Net Lease Practice Group, where he was named a Top Producer. He received his Bachelor of Science in Oceanography and Bachelor of Arts in Geology from California State University – Humboldt, and he is a member of NAIOP and ICSC.

  • Heather Fernstrom Border

    Heather Fernstrom Border

    Co-founder and Managing Partner
    Alliance Global Advisors

    Heather Fernstrom Border is a versatile, performance-driven, real asset professional building deep Limited Partner and Consultant networks over nearly two decades. Her diverse real asset experience helps create new investment products, best-in-class marketing materials, elevated corporate governance, along with Investor Relations goals and objectives for investment managers looking to differentiate themselves amongst their peers. Her passion for helping others is the fundamental reason for forming Alliance Global Advisors, now advising investment management organizations with over $260 billion in aggregate assets under management. Throughout her career, she held memberships at the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP), Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI) among others. Heather continues to speak and moderate various panels on industry-wide topics and was recently asked to participate on PREA’s Governance Committee.

  • 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.

  • Molly Carson

    Molly Carson, LEED AP

    Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, Market Leader
    Ryan Companies US, Inc.

    With nearly 15 years of experience at Ryan as a developer, Molly offers unique insight into the varied aspects of real estate development. She is responsible for site selection and acquisition, municipal use permits and approvals, design and construction coordination, financial packaging and lease or sale negotiation. Known for her unwavering commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction, Molly excels at building rapport with customers and finding intelligent, imaginative solutions to meet their development needs and goals. Her customers appreciate her creativity and her ability to lead a team with a focus on collaboration and communication.

  • Bryan Colin

    Bryan Colin

    CEO
    View Labs

    Bryan Colin is CEO and Co-founder of View Labs, a technology provider that revolutionized the 360° video sector by building autonomous robots capable of filming up to 25,000 square feet of space per hour. Colin has guided strategy, business development and sales for View Labs since its founding in 2016. The company now employs more than 40 professionals and supports leading businesses in real estate, construction, entertainment, retail, hospitality, technology, and enterprise services. An early innovator of augmented virtual reality and virtual reality technology, View Labs now offers five interconnected products that help businesses collaborate more effectively, create interactive and immersive marketing experiences, increase user engagement and gain insight into customers. Colin earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Skidmore College and holds a patent for Immersive Capture and Review.

  • Jose Correa

    Jose Manuel Correa, PE

    Civil Engineer
    Kimley-Horn

    Jose Correa, P.E., is a professional engineer and multidisciplinary consultant at Kimley-Horn with more than five years of experience and specializes in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and distribution/warehouse land development. He has consulted on the planning, design and permitting of large-scale EV charging station infrastructure programs, including EV readiness for more than 5,000 future stations, across the country. Additionally, he has extensive experience in taking projects from initial site feasibility and due diligence through preliminary and final design to construction.

  • Kate Cusack

    Kate Cusack

    Vice President, Originations
    Greenworks Lending from Nuveen

    Kate Cusack serves as vice president, originations, at Greenworks Lending from Nuveen, the leading C-PACE capital provider, dedicated to funding energy performance enhancing upgrades to commercial real estate projects. Cusack is tasked with sustaining and improving originations process efficiencies and scaling originations efforts. Formerly, Cusack served as in house counsel for Greenworks, in which she closed over 100 C-PACE transactions resulting in approximately $200 million in loan closings.

  • Brian DePotter

    Brian DePotter, CCIM, CMI

    Managing Partner, Property Tax
    FirstPointe Advisors, LLC

    Mr. DePotter is the Managing Partner of Property Tax with FirstPointe Advisors, LLC. In his role, he oversees all new client relationships to ensure a high level of client service satisfaction is achieved. He also oversees the review/appeal process for FirstPointe's clients. His experience is in maintaining client relationships with some of the largest national REITS, retirement funds, private entities and public entities. Adding to his experience, he has presented market analysis in all of Florida’s major jurisdictions while maintaining a portfolio of over $11 billion is assessments expanding over 90 million square feet. In addition, Mr. DePotter is an active member of the NAIOP’s National and State legislative committee; He holds the CMI designation from the Institute for Professional in Taxation and CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute.

  • Joe Dunlap

    Joe Dunlap

    Managing Director – Supply Chain Advisory
    CBRE

    Joe Dunlap leads CBRE’s Global Supply Chain Advisory consulting practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain, specializing in supply chain network design, transportation analysis, distribution operations and facility design, strategy and business-case development, organizational design and demand planning, among other areas. At CBRE, he leads a team spanning multiple continents to serve logistics, industrial and retail clients. Before joining CBRE, he served in various supply chain/logistics roles for Fortna, Accenture, Dematic, Siemens and United Parcel Service.

  • Mitch Feldman

    Mitch Feldman

    President
    The Feldman Companies

    Mitch Feldman serves as the president and owner of The Feldman Companies, which specializes in the acquisition, development and disposition of Class A self-storage facilities. Feldman has successfully overseen the development of 2MM SF of self-storage assets. Prior, Feldman served as director of Aztec Group Inc., a full-service real estate investment banking firm, in which he specialized in facilitating the acquisitions, disposition, financing and capital needs of real estate projects. Feldman began his career in the legal field, practicing real estate, property taxation and general corporate law. In 2009, he founded FBS Property Tax Abatement, LLC, as a subsidiary of the law firm Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price and Axelrod, LLP where he represented over $10 billion of property and saved his clients over $15 million in property taxes.

  • William Finfrock

    Bill Finfrock

    President
    FINFROCK

    William A. Finfrock is the president of FINFROCK, a vertically-integrated, single source Design-Build firm based in Apopka, Florida – one of Central Florida’s largest employers and ranked #9 of the 100 largest privately held companies in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal in 2019. Finfrock is part of the third generation of the Finfrock family to lead the 75-year-old company founded by his grandfather and has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Finfrock is a 1992 civil engineering graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from The Crummer Graduate School of Business in 1997.

  • Lauren Gilchrist

    Lauren Gilchrist

    Managing Director, Research
    Longfellow Real Estate Partners

    Lauren Gilchrist is Managing Director of Research for Longfellow Real Estate Partners, the largest privately held life sciences developer in the U.S. Gilchrist directs Longfellow’s research strategy, content creation and thought leadership in addition to providing macro and micro market research for the purposes of underwriting and executing Longfellow’s projects. Previously, Gilchrist served as SVP of Research for JLL in Philadelphia, Manager of Research & Analysis at the Center City District, and Program Manager at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness. She holds appointments to the Board of Directors for the PGW, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of NAIOP, where she served as Chapter President 2019-2020.

  • Rob Griffin

    Robert Griffin

    U.S. Head of Capital Markets
    NEWMARK

    A leader in the U.S. capital markets industry for the past 38 years, Rob Griffin joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2015 as U.S. head of capital markets and president of the New England area. He leads a capital markets team offering multiple specialties, including the marketing and sale of office, industrial, retail, medical, life science and multi-family assets. Griffin also works closely with Newmark Knight Frank’s Boston-based leasing teams on many of their complex, high-profile assignments. He chairs the Boston Children’s Hospital Board Trust Board and is a founding chairman of Champions for Children’s, a multi-million-dollar fundraiser for the hospital which has evolved into the hospital’s top annual fundraising event. He is also involved in many Catholic charities and a member of the executive board of advisors for the Ron Burton Training Village.

  • Grant Hill

    Grant Hill

    Basketball Legend
    Commercial Real Estate Entrepreneur

    Hall of Fame basketball player, charismatic television personality, successful businessman and philanthropist, Grant Hill is one of the most accomplished NBA and college players of his generation. A 1994 graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Hill was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a first-ballot member of the 2018 class. The seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NCAA champion has made the successful transition from 19 years as a professional athlete to a highly successful business leader. He is an owner and vice chairman of the board of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, and founder and chairman of Hill Ventures, a private company through which he has successfully invested in and developed more than $200 million of commercial real estate. Hill has also been selected to serve as managing director for USA Basketball Men’s National Team following the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. Hill divides his time between his family, business interests, corporate boards and philanthropy.

  • Chris James

    Chris James

    Senior Vice President Business Development
    essensys

    Chris James is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at essensys, the leading global provider of software-as-a-service and technology to the flexible real estate industry. He has 13 years of commercial real estate experience with a focus on office leasing. He was previously with Knotel where he developed a deep understanding of the flexible office sector viewing it from all angles and across multiple territories.

  • Kristin Jensen

    Kristin Jensen

    Principal and Co-managing Director
    Gensler

    Kristin Jensen is Principal and Co-managing Director of the Seattle office of Gensler, global architecture and design firm. Her ability to understand client needs and objectives stems from over 20 years of experience managing commercial development projects in the Northwest region – from suburban office parks and hotels to urban infill office and mixed-use. For much of her long career, Jensen has been active in the commercial real estate industry and local community – including as a past president of NAIOP’s Washington State chapter and as a current board member of the Downtown Seattle Association, as well has holding board positions within other CRE organizations.

  • F.E. Kalb, Jr.

    F.E. "Skip" Kalb, Jr.

    President
    Skip Kalb Strategies, LLC

    F.E. ‘Skip’ Kalb, Jr. is retired from BSNF Railroads and is now President of SDK Enterprises out of Azle, Texas. He has been a member of NAIOP since 2005.

  • Bryan Kaminski

    Bryan Kaminski

    Senior Vice President
    RedLeaf Properties

    Bryan Kaminski serves as Senior Vice President of RedLeaf with a focus on sourcing and executing development and acquisition opportunities. Kaminski is primarily responsible for overseeing master development activity at Highland the transit-oriented redevelopment of a former shopping mall in Central Austin. His experience covers more than 15 years with roles in development, construction and acquisitions for private and publicly traded firms.

  • Kenneth M. Krasnow

    Kenneth M. Krasnow

    Vice Chairman Institutional Investor Services
    Colliers

    Ken Krasnow serves as Vice Chairman of Institutional Investor Services for the Florida region. In this role, he is responsible for broadening the company’s platform by developing key client relationships, leading major projects and transactions, maintaining senior real estate industry and political relationships and recruiting new talent. Ken brings more than 30 years of acclaimed expertise in the commercial real estate industry, offering an exceptional level of on-the-ground market knowledge.

  • Michael Landsburg

    Michael Landsburg

    Chief Development Officer
    NFI Real Estate

    Michael Landsburg is the Chief Development Officer at NFI Real Estate and has been with the company since 2005. He is responsible for managing the real estate development and asset management activities for the NFI owned and leased portfolio of over 50 million square feet in North America. Prior to NFI, Landsburg was an acquisitions and development associate for a Mid-Atlantic commercial real estate company for four years where he was responsible for leasing transactions, sourcing and performing financial analysis for new development and acquisition opportunities. Over his time at NFI, the company has grown its revenue by 4x and its real estate portfolio has tripled in size.

  • Alex Langerman

    Alex Langerman

    Co-Founder and COO
    Cold Summit Development

    Alex Langerman has built his career around the real estate and infrastructure space, approaching projects from multiple angles including development, operations and finance. Prior to Cold Summit, he was with PJ Solomon in its Infrastructure, Power & Renewables Investment Banking group where he executed M&A, project finance and capital raising transactions. Earlier, Langerman was with Bechtel Corporation where he was based in the Middle East and developed, managed and constructed major industrial and infrastructure projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

  • Megan Lantz

    Megan Lantz

    Vice President, Research and Development
    HITT Contracting, Inc.

    Megan Lantz leads the strategy to push boundaries and drive change in the built environment at HITT Contracting, Inc. In this role, she has a wide range of responsibilities including developing strategies for growth and evolution of the business model, oversight of the Co|lab and R&D projects and developing strategic partnerships for the company. Lantz’s passion centers around strategic thinking and problem solving – identifying trends and developing strategies to support the growth of the business. She leads company-wide initiatives which are focused on changing the construction industry and finding new ways to build. Her key areas of focus are materials, methods, technology and performance. She works closely with a team of industry, product, material and testing experts utilizing groundbreaking and out-of-the box thinking to develop new products and processes. With her robust knowledge of commercial real estate and deep client relationships, she can bring the R&D projects to the market and turn research into reality.

  • Nancy Lashine

    Nancy Lashine

    Managing Partner and Founder
    Park Madison Partners

    Nancy Lashine is the founder and managing partner of Park Madison Partners, a real estate capital markets firm. The firm is a leading advisor to investment management firms and operators and provides capital placement services from institutional investors. The firm has placed over $18 billion of equity from a wide range of global investors for its clients in funds, programmatic investments, portfolio recapitalizations and separate accounts. Lashine has over 35 years of real estate and investment marketing experience. Prior to forming Park Madison Partners, Lashine was a strategic consultant advising leading institutional real estate investment managers on product development and the implementation of institutional marketing initiatives. Lashine earned her MBA at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a BFA, cum laude, in Dance Theatre from Case Western Reserve.

  • Chris Mascatello

    Chris Mascatello

    Executive Vice President, Technology Solutions
    ANC

    Chris Mascatello has more than 25 years of experience in the event industry, including more than 20 years with ANC. Currently, he oversees the company’s commercial division, including the company’s design and conceptual business unit. Mascatello is directly involved in all large-scale venue video display system installations, including product sign-off at ANC's partner factories, ensuring our partners receive the highest quality signage. He manages relationships with key vendors and has authority on significant project decisions, such as assigning additional ANC resources to complete a project on time and final quality assurance.

  • Roger McCarron

    Roger McCarron

    President and CEO
    Project Management Advisors, Inc.

    Roger McCarron is president and CEO of Project Management Advisors, Inc., a national real estate advisory firm providing consulting services including owner representation, investor representation, program management and project management. Since 2001, when McCarron first became a principal of the firm, PMA has grown from a 15-person team to 150 people operating from seven offices nationwide. As CEO, McCarron has direct oversight of the firm’s finance, marketing, human resources and project delivery groups. His development experience includes projects in higher education, K-12, multifamily residential, corporate office, not-for-profit, retail, and municipal sectors. He is a licensed architect in Illinois and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Iowa State University.

  • Will McIntosh

    Will McIntosh, Ph.D.

    Global Head of Research
    USAA Real Estate

    Will McIntosh serves as Global Head of Research for USAA Real Estate. He is responsible for developing the commercial real estate investment strategy and manages the firm’s global research platform that informs and enhances the real estate investment process. He is a member of the firm's Investment and Executive Committees. Prior to joining USAA Real Estate, McIntosh was Head of Global Research for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s (ADIA) real estate department, where he was responsible for developing ADIA’s global real estate investment strategy and built and led their real estate research platform. McIntosh has served as president of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) and on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), the American Real Estate Society (ARES), and the International Real Estate Society (IRES). He has served on the Investor Council of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and on the Advisory Boards of several university real estate centers.

  • Suzet McKinney

    Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH

    Principal and Director of Life Sciences
    Sterling Bay

    Dr. Suzet McKinney is a public health expert, medical executive, thought leader, strategic thinker and nationally recognized expert in emergency preparedness and response. As Principal and Director of Life Sciences for Sterling Bay, McKinney oversees relationships with the scientific, academic, corporate, tech, and governmental sectors involved in the life sciences ecosystem. She also leads the strategy to expand Sterling Bay’s footprint in life sciences nationwide. She previously served as CEO and Executive Director of the Illinois Medical District, where she managed a 24/7/365 environment that included 560 acres of medical research facilities, labs, a biotech business incubator, universities, raw land development areas, four hospitals and more than 40 healthcare-related facilities.

    In academia, McKinney serves as an Instructor in the Division of Translational Policy and Leadership Development at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Additionally, she serves as a mentor for the Biomedical Sciences Careers Project, also at Harvard University. McKinney holds her Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, with a focus on preparedness planning, leadership and workforce development. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) where she was also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow. She received her Master of Public Health degree (Health Care Administration) and certificates in Managed Care and Health Care Administration from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.

  • Lee McNeil

    Lee McNeil

    Business Development
    Williams Company Management Group

    Lee McNeil has more than 38 years of experience in the construction industry, including industrial, commercial, theme, hotel and retail projects. He received his bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Lee began his career in the field doing building layout and soon progressed into the role of senior preconstruction manager for several large national and local firms. Lee has managed the preconstruction for a multitude of different project types and buildings. Some of his more notable projects include: Sysco Nashville, SYGMA Network distribution facility Orlando, SuperTarget SoDO Orlando and the Setai Hotel and Condominium, Miami Beach. Lee joined Williams Company in 2004 and is past president of the Professional Construction Estimator’s Association Orlando chapter and NAIOP Central Florida chapter. He is currently serving on the NAIOP Board of Directors.

  • Phil Mobley

    Phil Mobley

    Director of U.S. Occupier Research
    Avison Young

    Phil Mobley has served the commercial real estate industry as a researcher, consultant and product innovator for over 15 years. At Avison Young, he shapes and leads the firm’s approach to understanding occupiers’ businesses and their dynamic need for commercial space. His work supports multiple business lines by identifying new ways to serve both landlord and occupier clients.

  • Tivon Moffitt

    Tivon Moffitt

    Senior Director
    Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap

    Tivon Moffitt specializes in the acquisition, disposition and recapitalization of institutional office and industrial properties across Arizona. He also has substantial experience in single-tenant office and industrial investment throughout the United States, and has worked with major investors including REITs, institutional investors, private equity groups, private capital investors, 1031 Exchange investors and foreign investors. Tivon’s prior experience at JLL, Colliers International, Grubb & Ellis and Marsh & McLennan Companies gave him a deep understanding of how corporations approach space requirements and utilization throughout the United States. He earned his Masters of Corporate Real Estate from CoreNet Global and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Tivon is a member of NAIOP and ICSC.

  • Mike Morris

    Mike Morris

    Principal
    Cana Development

    Mike Morris has been involved in entertainment-retail projects throughout the U.S. – including Chicago’s Rosemont Entertainment District and Wichita Waterwalk – and ultimately established Cana Development in 2008. With CANAdev, Morris led the retail master planning and execution for The District Detroit, including the new Little Caesars Arena and renovations to Comerica Park. Now specializing in placemaking, Morris leads CANAdev in master planning and developing projects in dozens of cities, including food halls in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York and more.

  • Danielle Mousseau

    Danielle Mousseau

    Lead Project Manager, Economic Development
    Florida Power & Light Company

    Danielle Mousseau leads economic development efforts throughout Florida by providing growing businesses with white-glove support, including available site and buildings, electric infrastructure assessments, electricity rate quotes, electricity incentives and tax exemption qualifications, and clean energy programs. She also provides project support to her community, regional and statewide partners throughout the state. Given her long history at NextEra Energy, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and the sun and FPL’s parent company, Mousseau is a target sector expert in sustainable technologies sector, recruiting companies to Florida. She was named as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers in 2020.

  • Hessam Nadji

    Hessam Nadji

    President and CEO
    Marcus & Millichap

    Hessam Nadji is president and Chief Executive Officer of Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services. He joined Marcus & Millichap in 1996 as vice president of Research and Advisory Services and positioned the firm as a leading provider of market trends, analyses and expertise. Throughout his career, he has held various leadership roles including overseeing the firm’s national specialty brokerage divisions and helping to prepare and execute Marcus & Millichap’s IPO in 2013 as Chief Strategy Officer. Nadji was named president and CEO in April 2016.

  • Fabian Neuenschwander

    Fabian Neuenschwander

    Managing Director, Real Estate
    Brookfield Asset Management

    Fabian Neuenschwander is a managing director in Brookfield's Real Estate Group. In this role, he is responsible for sourcing, execution and asset management of real estate secondary investments and special situations globally. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2020, Neuenschwander was co-head of real estate secondaries Europe, co-head real estate Americas and global head of real estate deal development at Partners Group. Neuenschwander holds Master of Accounting and Finance and Bachelor of Business Administration and Management degrees in from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland.

  • Brian Niven

    Brian Niven

    Managing Director and Co-founder
    Karis Cold

    Brian Niven is a managing director for Karis Cold, where he oversees the acquisition and development of cold storage assets nationally. Niven has extensive experience in the cold storage sector, previously overseeing the development and acquisition of cold storage assets nationwide for Bridge Industrial. Prior to focusing on cold storage, Niven worked for J-Power USA, one of the world’s largest independent power producers. He served for the U.S. Army, with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.

  • Kendalle Burlin O'Connell

    Kendalle Burlin O'Connell, Esq.

    President and COO
    Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

    As President and COO, Kendalle Burlin O'Connell leads the strategic direction, global expansion and business operations of the organization, ensuring that MassBio offers the greatest value to its members. Since joining MassBio in 2008, she has played a critical role in supporting MassBio’s membership by implementing initiatives like MassBio’s savings and rewards program, developing a state-of-the art conference and business center, building strategic relationships that strengthen the life sciences ecosystem, and working to develop and sustain a talented and diverse workforce. O’Connell graduated cum laude from Sacred Heart University with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and received her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

  • Jon Paul Pérez

    Jon Paul Pérez

    President
    Related Group

    Jon Paul “JP” Pérez currently serves as president of Related Group, one of the country’s most prolific and respected real estate development firms. Within this role, Pérez is responsible for overseeing development operations across the company’s various divisions, managing land acquisition efforts and leading the procurement of major construction financing. As part of Related’s Executive Committee, he works with the firm’s C-level executives and division presidents to establish corporate priorities, growth strategies and other key companywide initiatives. He is also working to accelerate the organization’s innovation efforts, which include strategic investments in disruptive technologies, forging industry partnerships and recruiting promising talent.

  • John Petricola

    John Petricola, LEED AP, CCIM

    Senior Managing Director, Southeast Development
    Rockefeller Group

    John Petricola is Senior Managing Director, Southeast Development, for the Rockefeller Group. Petricola is responsible for the focus and strategic vision for all development activities throughout the Southeast region. Since joining the Rockefeller Group in 2005, he has led the region’s activities, from individual projects to grow a cross-functional development team capable of executing the entire development process from site selection through disposition. Under his leadership, his team has successfully completed residential, industrial, office and mixed-use projects throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Group, Petricola ran his own development consulting firm, The Louis Group, in Miami. Petricola started his real estate career in Houston, Texas, at L.J. Melody/CBRE Capital Markets as a financial analyst, then transitioned into development as a retail development manager for Hines. While at Hines, Petricola relocated internationally to lead the development of a 750-acre industrial park in central Mexico. Petricola served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.

  • Patrick Pierce

    Patrick Pierce

    Partner
    Selwyn Property Group, Inc.

    Patrick specializes in acquisition, development, leasing and asset management of manufacturing and distribution facilities, along with flex and business park space. He brings a wealth of experience to his leadership role at Selwyn Property Group, including leasing of more than 10 million square feet of distribution and manufacturing space.

  • Al Pontius

    Alan Pontius

    Senior Vice President, National Director, Office & Industrial Divisions
    Marcus & Millichap

    As executive leader of Marcus & Millichap’s office and industrial business segments, Al L. Pontius is primarily responsible for directing the firm’s strategy and growth in these sectors throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, he serves on the firm’s senior executive team responsible for design and execution of firm-wide strategies and initiatives.

  • Pam Randles

    Pam Randles

    Regional Sales Director
    Vari

    Pam is the Tampa area Regional Sales Director for Vari, the workspace innovation company that offers flexible furniture solutions to create workspaces that elevate people. With over twenty-five years of business-to-business sales experience and strong relationships in the commercial real estate industry, Pam is charged with leading Vari’s Tampa team and growing sales while also strengthening the company’s business network in the region.

  • Jonathan Reeser

    Jonathon Reeser

    Director of Acquisitions
    SomeraRoad

    Jonathon Reeser is a director of acquisitions at SomeraRoad, helping lead the firm’s acquisition and asset management efforts across the value-add and opportunistic verticals. A member of the Executive Committee, Reeser oversees the company’s Nashville headquarters and all of SomeraRoad’s investment activities within the growing market. He also leads the firm’s efforts in Pittsburgh, the Washington, D.C. metro area, and Las Vegas. Prior to SomeraRoad, Reeser was a vice president at Sovereign Capital Management, a San Diego-based firm focused on investing in distressed commercial real estate. At Sovereign, he led the acquisition and asset management of a $6 billion Tenant-In-Common portfolio with 150+ properties nationwide.

  • Annie Rinker

    Annie Rinker

    Director of Office Innovation
    Hines

    Annie Rinker is a sales, operations and management expert with over 15 years’ experience in the flex office, Space-as-a-Service, coworking, brokerage and asset management industries. She is passionate about design, technology, and innovation in commercial real estate. As a director leading the Hines Workplace Services platform, she is responsible for the roll out and operations of their flexible office platform, including The Square, the coworking brand developed and self-managed by Hines. Before joining Hines, she led sales and operations for The Carr Companies, including Carr Workplaces a coworking platform with over 30 locations across the U.S. As Vice President at Carr, she helped create their managed office, property management and brokerage division, WorkReady.

  • Kevin Rivest

    Kevin Rivest

    Managing Director
    BentallGreenOak

    Kevin Rivest is a managing director at BentallGreenOak based in Washington, D.C. He holds multiple leadership roles across BGO’s U.S. platform, including portfolio manager of BGO’s U.S. Cold Storage Development Fund and head of the Eastern U.S. Investments team. Rivest also serves on BGO’s U.S. Management Committee. He has a deep investment track record in logistics (both dry and cold storage), development, and experience with portfolio construction and management on behalf of separate account clients. During his 17-year career, Rivest has been responsible for the acquisition, development, financing and management of over $5 billion of commercial real estate assets, representing the four major asset classes, across the U.S.

  • Stephanie Rodriguez

    Stephanie Rodriguez

    Regional Senior Vice President – Florida
    Duke Realty

    As Regional Senior Vice President for the state of Florida, Stephanie Rodriguez is responsible for leading and directing the leasing, property management and marketing of Duke Realty’s growing industrial portfolios in Central and South Florida, as well as new development opportunities. In her previous role as vice president of leasing and development, she was responsible for leasing 8.5 million square feet of industrial properties in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Prior to her role in leasing, Rodriguez spent three years as vice president of asset management and customer service, responsible for the overall operation of the company's entire South Florida portfolio, including asset management, supervision of personnel, communication, and client retention functions. Prior to joining Duke Realty, Rodriguez was real estate manager and associate director for CB Richard Ellis and property manager for Trammell Crow, Glenborough Realty Trust, and Washington Real Estate Investment Trust.

  • Steve Smith

    Steve Smith, AIA

    Principal
    Cooper Carry, Inc.

    As a principal at Cooper Carry, Steve Smith has been a leader in bringing national recognition to the design work of the firm. With offices in Atlanta, New York, and Washington, D.C., Smith and his partners have built a firm that understands the strong ties between architecture, landscape, urban planning and sustainability. Smith joined Cooper Carry in 1986 and has successfully completed many complex projects of various building types, particularly office, corporate, multi-family and mixed-use. He has led multimillion dollar projects for developers and government clients. Smith remains tied into the everyday workings of these projects throughout each stage of design and construction. He is responsible for the production of complete, well coordinated documents and management of the project as the primary contact of the owner’s representative. Smith received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame while also spending a year in the Notre Dame Rome Studies program in Italy. He is a member of ULI, DBIA, NAIOP and the AIA and is licensed in 23 states.

  • Aquiles Suarez

    Aquiles F. Suarez

    Senior Vice President for Government Affairs
    NAIOP

    Aquiles Suarez is the senior vice president for government affairs for NAIOP and is 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.

  • Celeste Tanner

    Celeste Tanner

    Chief Development Officer
    Confluent Development

    Celeste co-founded Confluent Development with Marshall Burton in 2014, creating a new perspective on development within the industry. With more than 15 years of experience in development and real estate, Celeste currently serves as Chief Development Officer of Confluent, where she oversees the organization’s diverse development platform of senior living, multifamily, office, industrial, and retail development, representing a current cumulative development pipeline in excess of $400 million. Celeste was previously Director of Real Estate Development for Opus Development Company and led the real estate project team for the Denver office of Opus. In her career she has played a key role in the ground-up development of more than 5 million square feet of commercial and multifamily space, and has represented the industry both locally and nationally through her leadership in organizations such as NAIOP.

  • Lizabeth Theiss

    Lizabeth Theiss

    Business Development
    DPR Construction

    Lizabeth serves in the role of leadership and business development of DPR Construction in Nashville. She has gained 25 years of experience in the Nashville construction industry while being actively engaged with the CRE, AIA and economic development community. She focuses on developing long-term relationships with clients in core market sectors that include Healthcare, Commercial, Higher Education & Advanced Technology.

  • Jason Ting

    Jason Ting

    Owner
    Ting Realty

    Jason Ting is co-founder of Ting Financial Group, a niche private equity real estate investment firm, and principal of Ting Realty, a full-service real estate development, management and brokerage company. Born and raised in Tulsa, OK, Ting resides with his wife and two daughters. Ting blogs about his work and personal life journeys via JasTing.com, and is actively involved in his local community church leading personal finance workshops. He serves on the board for NAIOP Oklahoma, and is a faculty member for the NAIOP Center for Education.

  • 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.

  • Dustin Volz

    Dustin Volz

    Senior Managing Director
    JLL Capital Markets

    Dustin Volz is a senior managing director in the Dallas office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. With more than fourteen years of real estate investment experience, he leads the South-Central industrial investment advisory team and sits on the JLL Cold Storage team nationally. In six years at JLL, his team has closed over $6 billion in industrial transactions within Texas alone and over the course of his career, Volz has closed over $11 billion in commercial transactions, working with institutional, corporate and private-client owners.

  • Colleen Wevodau

    Colleen Wevodau, CPA, MBA

    Partner
    Baker Tilly

    Colleen Wevodau is an assurance partner with Baker Tilly. She has over 15 years of experience providing assurance and tax services to companies in the construction and real estate industry. Additionally, Colleen provides various consulting services to real estate companies, including internal control evaluations, policy and procedure development and implementation and compliance evaluations. Colleen regularly participates in real estate industry conferences and activities and is actively involved in her community. She received her MBA from George Mason University after graduating with her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond.

  • Philip Wilkinson

    Philip Wilkinson

    Principal
    AE7

    Designing prominent mixed-use destinations around the world, Philip Wilkinson is one of the leading architects in retail-centered and large-scale master planning. He leads teams that design complex master plans and retail destinations that attract residents and visitors alike to engage, shop and explore. Throughout Wilkinson’s career, he has worked closely with developers to create highly desirable and profit-generating destinations including Hudson Yards (New York City), Miami Worldcenter (Miami), Northfield Town Center (Denver), The Galleria at Sowwah Square (Abu Dhabi), Hilltown Shopping Center (Istanbul), Al Maryah Center (Abu Dhabi) while at Elkus Manfredi, and Meydan One (Dubai), Cherrywood Mixed-Use Development (Dublin), and SouthSide Works Urban Open Space Town Center (Pittsburgh) at AE7.

  • Eric Wolf

    Eric Wolf

    President
    Excel Construction of Florida

    Eric Wolf is the president of Excel Construction of Florida (Excel), a leading industrial and commercial construction company in South Florida. As the direct result of his leadership, Excel has quadrupled in size and revenue since he began his tenure. A family-owned company with a reputation for excellence, Excel has completed more than 1,400 projects, including 2.8 million square feet of tilt-up construction and 6.7 million square feet of interior buildouts in South Florida. Wolf is a member of NAIOP South Florida and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Florida.

  • Don Wrinkle

    Don Wrinkle

    Head of Business Development & Marketing
    Port Miami

    Don Wrinkle has been in the Maritime Industry for 37 years. He joined the Business Development & Marketing team at PortMiami in 2015, as the port’s cargo development liaison. He began his career in 1978 with Albury & Company in Miami as Operations Manager and later as Vice President. Thereafter, he joined Hapag-Lloyd’s Procurement & Operations team with direct oversight for the Americas region. In this capacity, he was a member of the Grand Alliance and G-6 Alliance Terminal negotiating team, responsible for the Caribbean Transshipment Hubs.

  • Mark Zandi

    Mark Zandi

    Chief Economist
    Moody’s Analytics

    Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research, and a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005. He is a trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis for businesses, journalists and the public. Dr. Zandi frequently testifies before Congress and conducts regular briefings on the economy for corporate boards, trade associations, and policymakers at all levels. He is on the board of directors of MGIC, the nation’s largest private mortgage insurance company, and is the lead director of Reinvestment Fund, one of the nation’s largest community development financial institutions, which makes investments in underserved communities.

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