Trends & Strategies Conference

February 23-24, 2017


February 23-24, 2017

Thursday, February 23

2:00pm - 2:15pm

Conference Welcome


A Foundation for Growth: Real Estate’s Policy Agenda and the Legislative Outlook in 2017
Ryan McCormick, Senior Vice President & Counsel, The Real Estate Roundtable


Real Estate Trends for 2017: What Assets to Focus On, Where to Invest Geographically & How to Finance the Deals that I Control
Moderated by Chuck Davis, Director, Met Life Real Estate Investments Management
Chris McGibbon, Head of TH Real Estate, Americas
Michael Riccio, Senior Managing Director, Co-head National Production, CBRE Debt & Equity Finance
Jonathan Geanakos – President – Americas, Capital Markets, Jones Lang Lasalle


The changing retail landscape: How to acquire, develop, tenant and manage shopping centers in the midst of a paradigm shift.
Moderated by: Steve Nson, Founder, DMZStream
Anjee Solanki, National Director, Retail Services, USA, Colliers International
William Leitner III, Principal, Merchants Retail Partners
Ron Wheeler, CEO, The Sembler Company


Your CRE Toolbox: Technology Platforms and Trends
Moderated by: Gregg Katz, Director of Innovation & Technology, The Shopping Center Group
Mike Westgate,-VP of Marketing, RealMassive
Alexander Rangel, Co-founder & CEO , Ravti
Robert McLaws, Co-founder & CEO, AdvancedREI


Networking Reception Terrace Pool Deck

Friday, February 24


Continental Breakfast


Alumnus of the Year Award Presentation


Does location matter as much as you think and can 'winning MSAs' be predicted by the experts?
Dr. David Ling, Ken and Linda McGurn Professor, Director, Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate Program


CRE Trendspotting
Moderated by: Rachel Elias Wein, Principal, WeinPlus
Julie Augustyn, Senior Director, Foundry Commercial
Dirk Aulabaugh, Managing Director, Green Street Advisors
Andrea Drasites, Managing Director, Real Estate Group, Blackstone


Jeffrey Hines, President and CEO, Hines




UF Bergstrom Center Real Estate Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Peter Rummell

1:00pm- 2:00pm

Trump’s America in Perspective
Keynote Speaker - Brian Kilmeade, FOX News Personality and author