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I.CON West

March 11-12, 2024
Long Beach, California

I.CON IS INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE.

About I.CON West 2024

Date: Monday, March 11, 2024 - Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Where: Long Beach, California

The premier event exclusively focused on the development, operation and expansion of industrial real estate, I.CON is the nation’s largest gathering of industrial real estate professionals.

Hear the big ideas, trends and new technologies in industrial development from the best in the business, and make new professional contacts in the enthusiastic networking environment.

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

 

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Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

Monday, March 11, 2024
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7:15 a.m.

Registration Open

7:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. PT

Hyatt Regency Lobby 7:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Long Beach Convention Center 104 Ballroom Foyer 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Presented by Uprite Construction.

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8 a.m.

Tours

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. PT

Ticketed events. Times vary within window.

Inland Empire Industrial Tour [Sold out. Waitlist available.]
8:15 a.m.-2 p.m., Bus departs at 8:30 a.m.
Presented by Majestic Realty.

SoCal Industrial Tour
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bus departs at 9:15 a.m.
Ticketed event; $99 USD / $131 CAD fee.
Presented by Majestic Realty.

Port of Long Beach Tour
10 a.m.-12 p.m., Group will depart together to walk to pier at 10:15 a.m. Boat departs at 10:30 a.m.
Ticketed event; $125 USD fee
Presented by TeamCalifornia.

 

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11 a.m.

Espresso Bar Open

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT

Presented by Link Logistics.

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2 p.m.

Exhibits Open

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. PT
2:30 p.m.

Keynote Session: Christine Cooper

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

Christine Cooper, Ph.D.

CHRISTINE COOPER, PH.D. 
Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist
CoStar Group

Christine Cooper is managing director and chief U.S. economist at CoStar Group, providing insights and analysis of national and regional macroeconomic conditions, and overseeing senior commercial real estate analysts across the nation.

Before joining CoStar, Christine led the Institute for Applied Economics at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, producing numerous studies and presentations for government agencies, industry leaders and legislative bodies. She has been a lecturer at California State University Long Beach, Pepperdine University, and at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.

She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California with research emphasis in economic development and institutional economics.

Keynote stage presented by FCL Builders.

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4 p.m.

Analyzing Capital Market Trends

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. PT

The industrial sector has seen incredible growth and appreciation over the last few years but may now be cooling as some market forces shift. How can developers and investors position themselves for future growth in this challenging environment? Has there ever been this much dry powder sitting on the sidelines with requirements to deploy into industrial assets? How will this shape the capital markets in the next 12-24 months? Our speakers will examine these critical questions and more.

Moderator:
Jack Fraker, President, Global Head of Industrial and Logistics Capital Markets, Newmark

Speakers:
PJ Charlton, Senior Vice President, Investments, CenterPoint Properties
Christy Gahr, Director of Capital Markets, Americas, Realterm
Tim Walsh, Chief Investment Officer, Dermody Properties

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5 p.m.

Onsite Welcome Reception

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

Presented by Cushman & Wakefield.

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Day 2 Agenda

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
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7 a.m.

Espresso Bar Open

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT

Presented by Link Logistics.

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7:45 a.m.

Registration Open

7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT

Long Beach Convention Center 104 Ballroom Foyer

Presented by Uprite Construction.

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8 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. PT
9 a.m.

Exhibits Open

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT
9 a.m.

Evolving Sustainability Regulations in Industrial CRE

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. PT

Discover the dynamic world of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, where understanding evolving reporting requirements is now more crucial than ever.

Join us as we navigate the challenges posed by local, state, and national regulations, providing invaluable insights for investors, owners, and operators of industrial assets. Prepare to unravel the complexities of compliance, especially in the face of upcoming climate-related disclosure rules from the Securities Exchange Commission. We will explore the actionable steps you can take today to meet the demands of existing legislation, such as California’s 2022 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about implementing sustainable practices that lead to compliance, risk mitigation, and the creation of resilient investments.

Moderator:
Megan Krest, Associate Director, ESG & Sustainability, Cushman & Wakefield

Panelists:
Ethan Gilbert, Director, Global ESG, Prologis
Andrew Morrow, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Breana Wheeler, Director of Operations – U.S., BREEAM USA

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9 a.m.

Predicting the Path of the Supply Chain

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. PT

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

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10 a.m.

How to Meet the EV Truck-Charging Demand

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. PT

Many industrial tenants are transitioning their fleets to electric and looking for buildings that have the necessary charging infrastructure and power. In this panel, experts will address how owners/developers can efficiently add EV truck charging, and how they can accomplish this without needing to upgrade their service. This panel will also touch on the mechanics of installing EV truck charging along with the economics, and how incentives can make these projects profitable.

Moderator:
Annie Otfinoski, Founder and CEO, Evest Energy

Panelists:
Victor Alia, Senior Development Manager, Dedeaux Properties
Lien Dinh, Executive Vice President of Development and Construction, Forum Mobility

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10 a.m.

Industrial Market Outlook for the Western US

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. PT

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

Moderator:
Dawn McCombs, Principal, Avison Young

Panelists:
Megan Creecy-Herman, President, West Region, Prologis
Angela Eldredge, Chief Operations Officer, Price Real Estate
Brooke Birtcher Gustafson, President, Birtcher Development
Reon Roski, CEO, Majestic Realty Co.

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10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

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

Presented by Rockefeller Group.

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11:20 a.m.

Entitlement and Environmental Due Diligence: How to Mitigate Risk and Maximize Certainty

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

The panel will discuss various strategies to minimize entitlement and environmental risk, including techniques for undertaking political due diligence, biological and resource due diligence, CEQA due diligence and siting due diligence.

Moderator:
John Condas, Partner, Allen Matkins

Panelists:
James Camp, Rockefeller Group
Greg Devereaux, Principal, Worthington Associates
Haseeb Qureshi, Urban Crossroads
Tracy Zinn, President/CEO, T&B Planning

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11:20 a.m.

Health and Wellness in Industrial Buildings

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

Wellness features in industrial properties can contribute to market differentiation, increase employee retention and impact productivity. In this session, the authors of a recent report from the NAIOP Research Foundation will share design recommendations that can improve occupant well-being and explore why it matters.

Moderator:
Nate Maniktala, LEED AP BD+C, MBA, Principal, BranchPattern, Inc.

Panelists:
Scot Murdoch, AIA, Partner, KSS Architects
Alyse Russel, Senior Manager, Sustainability, Vans

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12 p.m.

Networking Lunch

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

Presented by CBRE.

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1:30 p.m.

Networking Break

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

Presented by Rockefeller Group.

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2 p.m.

CRE Talk: NAIOP Federal Legislative and Political Update

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT

This session will provide an update on NAIOP’s federal legislative priorities and a political update.

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

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2 p.m.

ESG and Decarbonization Strategies for Industrial and Logistics Properties

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. PT

Learn strategies to improve performance, increase asset value, meet ESG performance requirements, generate substantive impact, and address critical decarbonization goals for an often-ignored real estate sector. Panelists will cover solar PV and EV installations; building certifications; retro and ongoing commissioning; viable, affordable, and scalable sustainability strategies looking at both operational and embodied carbon emissions; and portfolio level decarbonization strategies.

Moderator:
Grant Waldron, Director of Sustainability Strategy, GAIA

Panelist:
Kristin Brown, Rexford Industrial
Josh Cox, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Development, Hillwood Investment Properties
Nicholas Ilagan, Co-founder and Managing Partner, DIV Industrial
Erin Thrash, Rexford Industrial

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2 p.m.

How to Succeed in the Growing Industrial Outdoor Storage Market

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. PT

Increased demand is putting pressure on existing industrial outdoor storage. This panel discussion will focus on how to position IOS within an overall logistics portfolio. We will also discuss the most concerning issues today as well as the challenges of entitlements and design.

Moderator:
Matthew Goelzer, Principal, MG2

Panelists:
Jennifer Hall, Partner, LIDD
James Hooks, Senior Vice President, CBRE
Michael Landsburg, Chief Development Officer, NFI Real Estate
Richard Weiss, Regional Senior Vice President | Western U.S., Dalfen Industrial

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3 p.m.

AI and Technology in Industrial Development

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. PT

Moderator:
Graham Wahlberg, Vice President Investment Management, Goodman North America

Panelists:
Clifton Harness, CEO and Co-Founder, TestFit, Inc.
William O’Donnell, Managing Partner, Prologis Ventures
Taylor Odegard, CEO, Founder, Chairman, Head of Innovation, NavigatorCRE

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4 p.m.

I.CONNECT: Ticketed Off-site Networking Event

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. PT

Bad Axe Throwing

Location: Bad Axe Throwing
Fee: $99 USD / $131 CAD

Unleash your inner warrior at this unique networking event. Try your hand at axe throwing and mingle with other I.CON West attendees over appetizers and a beer/wine open bar. This is a great chance for additional networking time while bonding over an unforgettable experience.

Presented by Panattoni Development Company.

Co-presented by Deacon Industrial.

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Keynote: Christine Cooper

CHRISTINE COOPER, PH.D.
Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist
CoStar Group

 

Christine Cooper is managing director and chief U.S. economist at CoStar Group, providing insights and analysis of national and regional macroeconomic conditions, and overseeing senior commercial real estate analysts across the nation.

Before joining CoStar, Christine led the Institute for Applied Economics at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, producing numerous studies and presentations for government agencies, industry leaders and legislative bodies. She has been a lecturer at California State University Long Beach, Pepperdine University, and at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.

She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California with research emphasis in economic development and institutional economics.

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Special Events

Join other attendees and select from project tours and networking events giving you an up-close look at groundbreaking industrial developments in the Long Beach and Inland Empire region.

- Inland Empire Industrial Tour [Sold out. Waitlist available.]

- SoCal Industrial Tour

- Port of Long Beach 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 West. We encourage you to register for the project tour of your choice before it reaches capacity!

Space is limited; register now!

 

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Registration

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Fee Type Standard USD Standard CAD
Member Regular $950 $1,283
Nonmember Regular $1,245 $1,681
Developing Leader Member Regular $825 $1,114
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 West 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 Monday, February 19, 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 Monday, March 4, 2024, will forfeit the registration fee. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Special events (tours) are nonrefundable. Cancellation notices should be sent to education@naiop.org.

Special Accommodations

Do you require 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Oppertunities

NAIOP sponsorships provide you with a unique opportunity to build your brand and influence key power players in CRE.

Learn what opportunities are currently available and secure your sponsorship by contacting Christopher Ware via email or call 703-674-1419.

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