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MREJ 2020 Construction Summit

January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Mat Boie and Gary Pooley at the 2020 Construction Summit.
2020 Construction Summit
Friday, January 31, 2020
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, Minnesota, 55427, USA
Speakers Include:
Richard Jacobson, Executive Vice President, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
Gary Prinsen, Senior Vice President of Operations Central Division, Ryan Companies
Kendall Griffith, Vice President & General Manager, Mortenson
Jeff Hansen, CEO, Adolfson & Peterson Construction
John Rask, Vice President Land, M/I Homes of Minneapolis
Jason Wilsey, Shareholder, CSDZ
Den Bishop, Chairman of the Board, Holmes Murphy & Associates, Inc.
Scott Lang, Senior Audit Manager, Wipfli
Kendra Goodman, Senior Manager, Wipfli
Linda Feirn, Partner, Wipfli
Jeff Hansen, CEO, Adolfson & Peterson Construction
7:55 AM Welcome & Introduction
8:00 AM Industry Assessment: Opportunities in Today’s Commercial Construction Marketplace

• 2019 commercial construction recap
• How are we repositioning our firms and preparing for the future?
• What types of projects are you working on?
• Working differently today versus the past and its affect on deals getting done
• The changing landscape and working with subcontractors & other service providers
• Important projects impacting the industry in 2020
• Future outlook, trends and predictions of the commercial construction industry
9:00 AM Subcontractors Perspective: The Value of Collaborating with General Contractors and Developers
• Challenges facing the construction industry today
• What is affecting your relationship with contractors, developers and owners?
• Addressing the shortage of skilled workers and young people in the trades
• What trends are you seeing today that will impact your business?
• Minnesota recently passed a new “Responsible Contractor” statute.  Do you see any significant issues for the construction industry?
• Future trends & predictions that contractors need to know
9:50 AM Break
10:00 AM Is Your Construction Company Transferrable?

• R&D Opportunities with construction companies
• State tax issues with multi-state construction companies
• What are common missed tax saving opportunities with construction companies
• Audit compliance issues to consider
10:40 AM Utilizing Risk as Opportunity 
• Lessons from 2008 – How are you preparing for a downturn?
• Labor Shortage or Talent Management Averse? Sustaining and extending growth potential through culture & engagement
• Innovation – How data drives results for contractors
• Using risk to differentiate from your competition
11:20 AM Opportunities in today’s Residential Construction & Home Building Marketplace
• 2019 New Home Construction Recap
• Land Prices, Cost of Materials & Market Trends
• What is the profile of the new home buyer today?
• What types of projects are working in today’s marketplace?
• How home builders are working differently today?
• The changing landscape of the home building industry
• Future outlook and predictions of the home building industry for 2020
12:00 PM Adjourn & Networking




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