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I.CON East

June 5-6, 2024
Jersey City, New Jersey

I.CON IS INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE.

About I.CON East

Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2024 - Thursday, June 06, 2024

Where: Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, Jersey City, New Jersey

I.CON East 2024 is sold out. To join the waitlist, please email education@naiop.org with the name, company, email and NAIOP Member ID of the individual joining the waitlist. If spots become available, we will reach out by May 31 via email.

No on-site registration will be available due to record attendance at this year’s event.

Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

Wednesday, June 05, 2024
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8 a.m.

Registration Open

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

Presented by Northeast Precast.

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9 a.m.

Espresso Bar Open

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Presented by Link Logistics Real Estate.

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9 a.m.

Tour Departure Desk Open

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
9 a.m.

Tours

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET

Ticketed events. Times vary within window.

Elizabeth Metropolitan Logistics Center
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bus departs at 9:15 a.m.
Presented by Majestic Realty Co.

Warehouse Automation Tour [Sold out. No waitlist.]
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bus departs at 9:15 a.m.
Presented by ABCO Systems

Practical Sustainability: Solar Rooftop Tour
9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bus departs at 9:30 a.m.
Hosted by Prologis and Solar Landscape.
Presented by Majestic Realty Co.

South Bronx Industrial Tour
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bus departs at 9:45 a.m.
Presented by Majestic Realty Co.

Boat Tour of the Port of New York/New Jersey [Sold out. No waitlist.]
9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Onsite Briefing at 10 a.m.; Group Departs for Boat at 10:20 a.m.
Presented by Majestic Realty Co.

 

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1:30 p.m.

National Forums Informational Session

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

Join Bennett Gray, vice president for National Forums at NAIOP, who will share details of the NAIOP National Forums program, which provides members the opportunity to develop a trusted circle of advisors in a non-competitive and confidential setting. Hear about how the program is structured, the benefits, application process and more. This session is open to all conference attendees.

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2:30 p.m.

Keynote Session: Autonomous Everything: AI, the Future, and What We Can Do About It

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET

Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay, Author and Futurist

The robots are coming — not to steal your job, but to invent entirely new ones. Recent advances in artificial intelligence such as OpenAI's ChatGPT coupled with automation point toward an increasingly autonomous world in which agency and personality is embedded in thinking machines. Autonomy will not only transform how and why we work, but also how we think, discover, decide, and even deceive ourselves. What we imagine and produce — along with how we sell it — will take strange new twists and turns as AI increasingly predict, suggest and convince us do it. In this wide-ranging and eye-opening talk on the promise and perils of cutting-edge AI, author and futurist Greg Lindsay explores how autonomy is already upending society, and what we can learn from organizations such as NATO, the U.S. military, and the Secret Service about what to do about it.

Keynote stage presented by FCL Builders.

Keynote session presented by Prologis.

Keynote session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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4 p.m.

Analyzing Industrial Capital Market Trends

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET

The industrial sector has seen incredible growth and appreciation over the last number of years, even during the pandemic, yet many of the positive market forces have recently shifted. How can investors, developers and service providers position themselves for the future in today’s environment? If there’s capital to be deployed into the industrial asset class, where is it headed and why? How could external forces such as the Federal Reserve’s policy, the U.S. presidential election, and potential global events shape the industrial capital markets in the next 12-24 months? Our speakers will examine these critical questions and more.

Moderator:
Erik Foster, CCIM, Principal, Capital Markets, Avison Young

Panelists:
Mike Brennan, Chairman and Managing Principal, Brennan Investment Group, LLC
Matt Brodnik, Chief Investment Officer, EQT Exeter
Amy Curry, Chief Strategy Officer, Dermody Properties
Dave Fazekas, Partner and Head of Ares Industrial Management, Ares Management LLC

Session presented by Newmark.

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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5 p.m.

Onsite Welcome Reception

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET

Presented by Cushman & Wakefield.

Co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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Day 2 Agenda

Thursday, June 06, 2024
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7 a.m.

Registration Open

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Presented by Northeast Precast.

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7 a.m.

Espresso Bar Open

7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Presented by Link Logistics Real Estate.

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7:30 a.m.

Prologis Scholarship Winners Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. ET

Invitation only.

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7:45 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. ET

Co-presented by Brookfield Properties and Conewago.

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8 a.m.

Exhibits Open

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET
9 a.m.

Building Supply Chain Resilience into Industrial Development

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. ET

Moderator:
Anne Strauss-Wieder, Rutgers University

Panelists:
Brad Bohler, Principal and Branch Manager, Bohler
Beth Demba, Head of Capital Deployment, East Region, Prologis
David Greek, Managing Partner, Greek Real Estate Partners

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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9 a.m.

Class B/C Industrial: What’s Old is New Again

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. ET

Given the explosion in new construction, the important role of class B (and even C) industrial properties is often overlooked – especially those under 100,000 square feet. While without most modern efficiencies, these buildings remain a functional and economic solution to a wide range of companies. Developing new facilities under 100,000 or even 200,000 square feet can be difficult, as these projects lack the economy of scale and efficiencies that can make a project profitable. Companies that do not require features such as higher ceilings and more abundant loading and parking will see increasing competition to secure these low-cost alternatives.

Moderator:
Jim Scott, Principal, Avison Young

Panelists:
Nick Aileo, Director of Acquisitions, Wharton Equity Partners
Itay Ron, SVP, Northeast Markets, Faropoint
Stefan Sansone, Director, Bridge Industrial

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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9 a.m.

CRE Talk: NAIOP New Jersey Legislative and Political Update

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. This talk will provide an update on NAIOP New Jersey’s regulatory and legislative priorities along with an overview of the political landscape in New Jersey. The discussion will cover key topics such as state-driven energy and land-use reforms to address projected threats from climate change along with opportunities related to new federal and state infrastructure funding. Learn how NAIOP New Jersey is adding new tools to drive its advocacy work at a time when opposition to industrial development is at its highest level in recent memory.

Speaker:
Dan Kennedy, CEO, NAIOP New Jersey Chapter

CRE Talk co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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10 a.m.

CRE Talk: NAIOP Federal Legislative and Political Update

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. This talk will provide an update on NAIOP’s federal legislative priorities and a political update.

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

CRE Talk co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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10 a.m.

Industrial Market Outlook for the Eastern U.S.

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. ET

A panel of leading executives will share their outlook for industrial real estate in the Eastern U.S. for 2024 and beyond. Find out what they see ahead for the greater region, including where capital is flowing, how macroeconomic factors could impact the sector, and what challenges and opportunities are on the horizon for the Eastern U.S. industrial market.

Moderator:
Stephanie Rodriguez, National Director, Industrial Services, Colliers

Panelists:
Kate Nolan Bryden, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Vice President, MRP Industrial LLC
Emily Cannon, Chief Investment Officer, Dogwood Industrial Properties
Brandi Hanback, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Development and Head of FTZ, Trade & Logistics, Rockefeller Group
Sonya Huffman, Chief Administrative Officer, Link Logistics Real Estate

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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10 a.m.

The Cold Storage Evolution

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. ET

Cold storage has a significant lack of existing inventory, and these buildings are traditionally located outside of major urban areas. Now, cold storage occupiers are turning to speculative buildings despite the higher price tag. This panel will discuss this hot sector with a focus on speculative construction and the types of renovation needed for existing buildings – both of which will depend on critical infrastructure. Learn how investors can maximize opportunities and minimize risks for cold storage investments.

Moderator:
Chris Copenhaver, SIOR, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Panelists:
Randy Thompson, MBA, Vice President, Ryan Companies
Matt Wassel, Principal, Saxum Real Estate
Turner Wisehart, Partner, OnPace Cold

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. ET

Presented by Rockefeller Group.

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11:20 a.m.

Case Studies in Industrial Development

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. ET

Hear from the key players in notable industrial projects throughout the region, including a shopping center redeveloped into a state-of-the-art distribution center; a modern multistory logistics distribution center in Queens; and a warehouse with distinctive design features built on the site of a former Marcal Paper plant, destroyed by a fire in 2019.

Moderator:
Rob Kossar, SIOR, Vice Chairman, Head of Northeast Industrial Region, JLL

Panelists:
Kelly Beaudreau-Hwang, Senior Project Manager / Principal, BL Companies
Clark Machemer, Senior Managing Director, Crow Holdings
Michael Nachamkin, Managing Partner, Metrix Real Estate Services, LLC
Chuck Stehlik, LEED AP, VP Entitlement & Construction, Goodman

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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11:20 a.m.

Networking for Rising Industrial Professionals

11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. ET

Attention, young professionals at I.CON! It's time to supercharge your network. Mix and mingle with peers in the industry. Leave with new connections and tips for expanding your network!

Speaker:
Kimberly Smith, National Project Manager, Intertek

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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11:20 a.m.

Regional Labor Market Trends and Comparative Analysis

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. ET

The Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey distribution submarkets have experienced a boom in the construction and absorption of distribution space in the last 10 years. The area continues to be one of the best performing markets in terms of most real estate metrics – rents, vacancies, construction, etc. Labor, however, has become one of the most prominent site selection factors, in many cases marginalizing rent and transportation costs. This panel will dive into the dynamics of the distribution labor market in the Eastern PA-NJ submarkets.

Moderator:
David Hickey, Global Managing Director, Hickey & Associates

Panelists:
Mike Larsen, Managing Director – Industrial, InSite Real Estate
Kevin McGowan, CCIM, SIOR, President, McGowan Corporate Real Estate Advisors

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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12 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Presented by CBRE.

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12:15 p.m.

Midwest Industrial Market Outlook Lunch

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

Hyatt House Jersey City – Rooftop at Exchange Place (Terrace East Room and Lounge)

This event is free but prior registration is required.

The Midwest industrial market has seen sustained growth from Cincinnati to Kansas City and beyond, and the Chicagoland area continues to benefit from healthy demand and strong market fundamentals. This talk features CRE leaders from Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus and Kansas City who will discuss the state of the markets and economic trends in the greater Midwest. Connect with conference attendees over lunch and hear about what’s driving demand, potential headwinds, and opportunities for developers and investors in the region. Limited capacity; advance registration is required.

Moderator:
Scott J. Ziance, Esq., Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Panelists:
Michael Brazeal, Development Transaction Manager, CenterPoint (Chicago market)
Michael Copella, Senior Managing Director, CBRE (Columbus and Cleveland markets)
Grant Goldman, Executive Vice President of Development, Ambrose Property Group (Indianapolis market)
Phil Rasey, Vice President of Development, VanTrust Real Estate (Kansas City market)

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1:30 p.m.

Networking Break

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET

Presented by Rockefeller Group.

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2 p.m.

CRE Talk: Clean Energy Financing

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. This talk will cover the most up-to-date options for clean energy financing, including C-PACE, that can provide cost-efficient solutions to industrial CRE owners and developers in a capital-constrained market. Learn about incentives that can be utilized, how decarbonization can address sustainability measures and help to efficiently finance/recapitalize industrial and other property types.

Speaker:
Shelah Wallace, Senior Director, Originations, Nuveen

CRE Talk presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

 

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2 p.m.

Predicting the Path of the Supply Chain

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. ET

Global supply chains face greater pressure than ever before. It can feel impossible to predict what’s next for the supply chain in the near- and long-term between labor shortages, rising labor costs, investments in automation and technology, ESG considerations, onshoring/nearshoring, and more. Learn more about how supply chain networks and operations continue to evolve, what is working and what isn’t, what trends we are likely to see over the next few years, and what factors are being overlooked.

Speaker:
J.C. Renshaw, Head of Supply Chain Consulting – North America, Savills North America

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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2 p.m.

The Institutionalization of Industrial Outdoor Storage

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. ET

The industrial outdoor storage (IOS) space has evolved significantly over the last 10-15 years, and many may still be still unfamiliar with these unique sites. This panel discussion will feature IOS investors who will share a market overview, the current investment landscape, asset-level dynamics, and financing. Experts will also outline the investment cycle from acquisition to disposition and share how they approach the IOS space.

Moderator:
Justin Horowitz, Debt & Equity Broker, Cooper Horowitz, LLC

Panelists:
Ryan Bain, Vice Chairman, CBRE
Ryan Kavanaugh, Vice President, JP Morgan Asset Management
Dan Schuchinsky, Managing Director, Jadian Capital

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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3 p.m.

CRE Talk: Data Center Development

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. Data center development is booming across the country. This talk will dive into the how and why. Learn about the trends we’re seeing for this niche product type and how it fits within the industrial development market.

Speakers:
Jamie Cox, P.E., Project Manager, Kimley-Horn
Marie Purkert, National Client Leadership Team, Kimley-Horn

CRE Talk co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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3 p.m.

Manufacturing Growth and Its Effects on North American Industrial Markets

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. ET

Onshoring and nearshoring activity is spurring demand for manufacturing space as well as associated demand for logistics facilities. In this session, the authors of a recent report from the NAIOP Research Foundation will share key takeaways from their study, which draws from data provided by Newmark, secondary sources, and interviews with industry practitioners, and includes an analysis of construction activity, industry and labor market trends, and which geographic markets are attracting the most investment.

Speakers:
Liz Berthelette, CRE, Head of Northeast Research & National Life Science Research, Newmark
Lisa DeNight, Managing Director, National Industrial Research, Newmark

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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3 p.m.

Rooftop Solar's Triple Play of Revenue, Community, and Sustainability

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. ET

Explore the transformative potential of rooftop and community solar projects for the industrial real estate sector. This innovative approach to solar energy not only advances sustainability and ESG objectives but also unlocks a new revenue stream, enhances community relations, and boosts property values. Drawing from case studies of completed projects in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, speakers will share portfolio-wide strategic approaches to solar adoption, and share New Jersey’s revamped community solar program, along with a program recently introduced in Maryland. Learn actionable insights on advancing sustainability goals, financial benefits, community engagement, and property value enhancement from commercial rooftop and community solar initiatives.

Moderator:
Dan Kennedy, CEO, NAIOP New Jersey Chapter

Panelists:
Matt Schlindwein, P.E., Managing Partner, Greek Real Estate Partners
Mark Schottinger, President, Solar Landscape
Kat West, LEED AP, Director of Sustainability, Turner & Townsend

Session co-presented by Presenting, Premier and Platinum sponsors.

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4 p.m.

I.CONNECT: Ticketed Off-site Networking Event

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET

RoofTop at Exchange Place

RoofTop at Exchange Place (1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City)

Ticketed event; $99 USD / $131 CAD fee.

Connect with other conference attendees as you take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline at RoofTop at Exchange Place, located on the rooftop of Hyatt House Jersey City. Not included in conference registration; separate ticket required.

Presented by Majestic Realty Co.

Co-presented by Bridge Industrial, Matan Companies and Panattoni Development Company.

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Keynote Speaker

Greg Lindsay, Author and Futurist

Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist and speaker. He is currently a senior advisor to the Arizona State University Threatcasting Lab, where he assists private organizations and public institutions such as NATO and the United States Secret Service in identifying, disrupting, and mitigating future threats. He was most recently an urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, exploring the implications of AI and augmented reality at urban scale.

He is also a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, a senior advisor to Climate Alpha, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative. He was previously the urbanist-in-residence at URBAN-X — BMW MINI’s urban tech accelerator — the director of applied research at NewCities, and founding director of strategy at its mobility-focused offshoot CoMotion.

Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).

Keynote session presented by Prologis.

Greg Lindsay

Special Events: Project Tours and I.CONNECT

Join other attendees for an unforgettable ticketed networking event and select from four project tours giving you an up-close look at groundbreaking industrial developments in the New York and New Jersey region.

 - Boat Tour of the Port of New York/New Jersey
 - Elizabeth Metropolitan Logistics Center
 - Rooftop Solar Tour: Practical Sustainability
 - South Bronx Industrial Tour
 - Warehouse Automation Tour
 - I.CONNECT: Ticketed Off-site Networking Event

Add these events to your conference registration to make the most of your time at I.CON East. We encourage you to register for the project tour of your choice before it reaches capacity!

Space is limited; register now!

 

Tours for I.CON East

Registration

I.CON East 2024 is sold out. To join the waitlist, please email education@naiop.org with the name, company, email and NAIOP Member ID of the individual joining the waitlist. If spots become available, we will reach out by May 31 via email.

No on-site registration will be available due to record attendance at this year’s event.

 

Fee Type Standard USD Standard CAD
Member Regular $1,000 $1,350
Nonmember Regular $1,345 $1,816
Developing Leader Member Regular $875 $1,181
University Faculty $595 $803
Student $195 $263

 

Confirmation

All registrations processed online receive an automatic order confirmation and receipt. If you register via fax, mail, or phone, a receipt must be requested by contacting education@naiop.org.

Code of Conduct

NAIOP is dedicated to providing a positive and harassment-free event experience. Harassment of event participants through the app, in person, or any other channel is prohibited and may result in removal from the event. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of NAIOP staff immediately.

Recording and Videography

Attendees of I.CON East may be captured by audio and video and consent to appear in conference recordings and promotional materials. For questions or to request not to appear in conference recordings, email  hamilton@naiop.org.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations of full conference registrants received after Wednesday, May 15, 2024, will be charged a fee of $100 per attendee. You may send a substitute in your place without a penalty. Nonmembers substituting for a member will pay the fee difference. Cancellations received after Wednesday, May 29, 2024, will forfeit the registration fee. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Special events (tours and I.CONNECT) are nonrefundable. Cancellation notices should be sent to education@naiop.org.

Special Accommodations

Do you require a special accommodation to participate in this meeting? i.e., specific dietary needs (kosher/halal), audio captioning, mobility assistance, etc.? Please email education@naiop.org at least 7 days prior to the conference with your specific request.

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