Illinois Real Estate Journal December 2010 : Page 1

Chicago’s Longest Running CRE Forecast Set for January 18, 2011 n Tuesday, January 18, 2011 the Annual Com-mercial Real Estate Forecast Conference produced by the Illinois Real Estate Journal returns to the Marriott Chicago for its ninth annual gathering. The conference is the longest running and largest commercial real estate forecast in Chicago. Last year the event featured 50 speakers from 40 companies located doing business in the Chicago metro area, with many of them doing business throughout the Midwest and across the globe. Addi-tionally, almost 1,100 professionals were registered for the event which was sponsored by 56 different companies. According to Michael Millar, director of consult-ing services, Real Estate Communications Group, a consultant who directs the conference, similar levels of participation are expected for the 2011 event. “The forecast event has become our signature event, and perhaps the premier forecast event in Chicago,” said Mark Menzies, publisher, Illinois Real Estate Journal and Midwest Real Estate News. “It comes at a time when the real estate community is eager to gather as much information as possible and connect with their peers to build momentum in the new year.” Like previous forecasts, the event will feature three general session panels: ·The Big Picture in Focus provides a broad brush view of the marketplace from the perspective of key executives from brokerage, development and owner-ship/management firms; O ·Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate has attorneys providing insights into the issues that are having the greatest impact on the industry as a whole and specif-ically in completing transactions; and ·Financing & Investing presents a view of the cap-ital markets focusing on what the market is expected to look like, including activity levels and cap rates, in 2011 and beyond. Following these lead panels, there will be numer-ous breakout sessions focusing on various specialty areas of real estate, which may include downtown of-fice, suburban office, industrial, retail, investment, accelerated marketing (auctions) and healthcare. As of December 1, 2010, confirmed speakers for the PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID MINNEAPOLIS, MN PERMIT NO. 31515

Chicago’s Longest Running CRE Forecast

On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 the Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference produced by the Illinois Real Estate Journal returns to the Marriott Chicago for its ninth annual gathering. The conference is the longest running and largest commercial real estate forecast in Chicago.

Last year the event featured 50 speakers from 40 companies located doing business in the Chicago metro area, with many of them doing business throughout the Midwest and across the globe. Additionally, almost 1,100 professionals were registered for the event which was sponsored by 56 different companies.

According to Michael Millar, director of consulting services, Real Estate Communications Group, a consultant who directs the conference, similar levels of participation are expected for the 2011 event.

“The forecast event has become our signature event, and perhaps the premier forecast event in Chicago,” said Mark Menzies, publisher, Illinois Real Estate Journal and Midwest Real Estate News. “It comes at a time when the real estate community is eager to gather as much information as possible and connect with their peers to build momentum in the new year.”

Like previous forecasts, the event will feature three general session panels:

The Big Picture in Focus provides a broad brush view of the marketplace from the perspective of key executives from brokerage, development and ownership/ management firms;

Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate has attorneys providing insights into the issues that are having the greatest impact on the industry as a whole and specifically in completing transactions; and

Financing & Investing presents a view of the capital markets focusing on what the market is expected to look like, including activity levels and cap rates, in 2011 and beyond.

Following these lead panels, there will be numerous breakout sessions focusing on various specialty areas of real estate, which may include downtown office, suburban office, industrial, retail, investment, accelerated marketing (auctions) and healthcare.

As of December 1, 2010, confirmed speakers for the lead panel include Drew Nieman, principal, Colliers International (in his first public speaking appearance since returning from Abu Dhabi and joining Colliers); Steve Schnur, Duke Realty; Keith Stauber, SIOR, regional managing director, Jones Lang LaSalle; Bruce Duncan, president and chief executive officer, First Industrial Realty Trust; and William Rolander, The John Buck Company.

Illinois Real Estate Journal began producing the Annual Forecast in January 2003 and has held the event each year since. Like last year, Jones Lang LaSalle is a host sponsor of the forecast.The Real Estate Center at DePaul University has been a lead sponsor since 2003 and the Illinois Chapter of the Society of Office and Industrial REALTORS has been a sponsor since2004.

Early bird registration for the event and runs through December 20, 2010, is $59. After that, the fee increases to $79. Registration the day of the event increases to $109. Registration can be completed at www.recg.com\conferences.

Read the full article at http://www.irejofficecentre.com/article/Chicago%E2%80%99s+Longest+Running+CRE+Forecast/586808/56160/article.html.

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