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2018 Industrial and Economic Development 20th Annual Summit

November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spencer from Wells will be in attendance and hopes to see you there!
2018 Industrial & Economic Development Summit
Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427, USA
Speakers Include:
Philip T. Cattanach, Senior Director of Real Estate Development, Opus Development Company, L.L.C.
Steven Hoyt, Chief Executive Officer, Hoyt Properties, Inc
James DePietro, Senior Vice President, CBRE
Peter Mork, Principal , Capital Partners
Cathy Mehelich, Economic Development Director, City of St. Cloud
Deanna S, Kuennen, Community & Economic Development Director, City of Faribault
Matt Sever, Founder, Sever Construction Company
Chris Eng, Economic Development Director, Washington County
Dan Mueller, Director of Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies
Christine Costello, Economic Development Director, City of Cottage Grove
Jerry Clark, Vice President, The C. Chase Company
Mike Bowen, Senior Associate, CBRE
Jeff Borling, Economic Development Lead, Great River Energy
Todd Gilbert, President, NRG Management Services, Inc
2018 Industrial Real Estate Market Overview
• Market trends: vacancy rates, absorption, rental rates and new construction activity
• Discussion of tenant needs and how landlords are adapting their properties
• Which sub-markets are seeing the most expansion, which are struggling?
• Update on recent sale transactions, cap rates and the investment market
• Who is driving the market and how to position properties to take advantage of the current market
• Effect of legalization of marijuana in other markets, is MN next? How to prepare
The State of  Industrial Development
• Rising construction costs and the effect on development, rents and ability to sign leases
• How to anticipate and meet emerging tenant needs
• Controlling and owning land (past to present nuances, cashing in on owned land)
• Financing development: acquisition, site improvements, infrastructure, lending requirements
• The market for build-to-suit and exit strategies (investment sales, pre-sales)
Emerging Trends in Logistics and Industrial Real Estate
• Evolving needs of logistics companies
• The effect of continuing growth of the “Amazon Effect”
• What is driving the new massive-scale projects in MSP?
• Growing demand for last mile delivery options
Working with Local Government to Build Lasting Product
• Which industrial parks are attracting the most attention? what is the current product mix
• What tools or strategies has your community identified as game changing economic development tools?
• Success in moving controversial projects forward in the face of local opposition
• Shovel Ready Site Certification
• Funding Strategies
• Redevelopment and New Development
• Timing the Development Process
• Alternative Development Funding Partnerships


November 15, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Minnesota Real Estate Journal


Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55427 United States
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