2017 RealShare Philadelphia
 
02/07/2017
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Snacks and Registration
1:30 pm - 1:35 pmOpening Remarks
1:35 pm - 1:55 pmKeynote Session: Economic and City Development Outlook for 2017
Anne Fadullon, Director of Planning and Development, City of Philadelphia
Kevin Gillen, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University
Moderator: Steve Lubetkin, Philadelphia and New Jersey Editor, GlobeSt.com
 A leading economist and our city development professional discuss the commercial real estate forecast, offer their views on the area’s growth, and project the impact national, state and city politics will have on the future of the area's real estate market.
1:55 pm - 2:45 pmIndustry Leaders Panel: Where's the Growth?
Jose Cruz, Senior Managing Director, HFF
Roger Thomas, President and COO, Workspace Property Trust
Robert Walters, Executive Managing Director, CBRE
Moderator: Paul G. Garvey, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Join industry professionals as they tackle subjects ranging from factors fueling the market, sectors to watch (technology and energy are hot!), and vacancy rates.  Retail has surged over $1 billion in the last 5 years yet Philadelphia has the most reasonable rents for a Top 5 market.  Demographic and re-urbanization trends are changing where companies are locating with a healthy shift towards the suburban office spaces and the industrial market in greater Philadelphia is one of the most rapidly developing markets in the US. 

 

2:45 pm - 3:00 pmNetworking Break
3:00 pm - 3:50 pmCapital Markets:Opportunities for Investors and Investments
Jim Badolato, Managing Director, Berkadia
Mark Taylor, Senior Managing Director Investments, Marcus & Millichap
Chris Terlizzi, SVP, Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Key Bank
Moderator: Douglas Rodio, Senior Managing Director, HFF
Joseph Aristone, Senior Vice President Leasing, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT)
Our panelists of capital providers share where the money is coming from and how they make the deals happen. Regardless of whether you want to acquire assets, find qualified buyers or capital sources, re-capitalize, or determine the future of your portfolio, their information on capital structures and the short- and long-term outlook for the capital markets is critical..
3:50 pm - 4:05 pmNetworking Break
4:05 pm - 4:55 pmAcross the Greater Philadelphia Region: Where are the Areas that are Teeming with Activity?
Michael Markman, President, BET Investments
Scott Gabrielsen, EVP, CBRE
Moderator: Timothy Touhey, Senior Vice President, Investors Bank
There's no denying the booming activity in the Philadelphia area as developers and builders add to the ever-growing supply of new construction and redevelopment. Philadelphia's industrial market isn't slowing down anytime soon as well as the retail, office and multi-family segments.   Panelists will present their insights and answer questions regarding  the area's most notable projects nearing completion and in development across the area - Lehigh Valley/I-78 submarket, NJ - Camden, Route 130, and other booming suburban  Philadelphia areas.  
4:55 pm - 5:45 pmDevelopment and Redevelopment in the City: More than just Eds, Meds, and Beds
Prema Gupta, SVP, Navy Yard Planning and Real Estate Development, PIDC
Bradley J. Korman, Co-CEO, Korman Communities Inc.
Brian Lovett CPA, JD, Partner, WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Joseph A. Reagan, SVP, Development, Wexford Science & Technology
Jacob Reiter, President & CIO, Verde Capital Corp
Moderator: Bart I. Mellits, Chair, Real Estate Department, Ballard Spahr
Phili is booming!  Schuylkill Yards, 30th Street Station District, the Navy Yard, University City, Center City, North Broad...just to name a few of the "hot" areas for development and redevelopment.  Multifamily space is booming with millennials and empty-nesters looking for flexibility and the best amenities.  Anchor institutions are adopting economic and community development as a core mission.  Retail combining with food and entertainment are very active.  New construction and redevelopment projects succeed when there is transparency regarding taxes, assessments, credits, and how assets are perceived.
5:45 pm - 6:45 pmNetworking Cocktail Reception