12th Annual Retail & Restaurant Summit


12th Annual Retail & Restaurant Summit
Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

8:00 AM Legislative Update on the Retail and Restaurant Industry
Dan McElroy,
President & CEO, Hospitality Minnesota
• The outlook on the preemption of local government minimum wage and labor mandates.
• Tax relief for businesses this year
• Efforts to reduce the risk of frivolous litigation
• How it applies to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
8:30 AM Real Estate and 2018 Tax Reform 
Moderator: Jeff Shea,
Shareholder, Monroe Moxness Berg
Colleen Block, Senior Manager, Wipfli
Danielle Lewis, Tax Manager, Wipfli
Brian Tunis, Associate, Monroe Moxness Berg
• Opportunities to expense site improvements under Section 179 and bonus depreciation rules
• The role of quality cost segregation in ensuring maximum benefits
• Like-kind exchanges and sale/leasebacks: what has changed and what has not
• How real estate professionals can take advantage of the changes in the tax law

9:15 AM Break

9:20 AM Hot Trends in Restaurants: Cooking Up Changes in Real Estate    
Pat Weller,
Shareholder, Monroe Moxness Berg
Chris Mumm, shareholder, Monroe Moxness Berg
• Food on the move: rise or new delivery an on-demand services and their impact on restaurant real estate and operations
• What’s working: experiential restaurants
• Food halls and the changing landscape of dining

10:05 AM Downtown Retail World: What is Happening Downtown Today
Moderator: Andrea Christenson,
Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Melvin Tennant, CAE,  President & CEO, Meet Minneapolis
Julie Lux, Director of Pre-development Services, BKV Group
• Overview of downtown Retail market
• What new retail, restaurant, hotel projects are coming to downtown
• The effects of Multi family for the downtown market sector
• Mall of America and the effect on downtown retail
• Downtown retail new faces on the block
• The effects of things like the super bowl and x games, theatre bring
• Future trends and outlook for the downtown Restaurant and Retail industry

10:45 AM Break

10:50 AM The Evolution of Retail and Food
Moderator: Peter Dugan,
Vice President, CBRE
Laura Michaels, Events Editor, FoodserviceNews
Marlon Stone, President & CEO, Stone North America
Stuart Gray, President, Hospitality Rocks
Chad Macy, Vice President, JLL
• How select malls are changing and prospering
• The future of franchising
• The importance of curating an experience
• Service excellence is a must for success
• Hot concepts going on today
• The future direction of regional malls
11:35 AM  Keynote Speaker : Dean Dovolis, Founder, CEO, Principal, DJR, Architecture, Inc.
“A look at the rapid development of France Ave and Edina and more importantly what’s yet to come which far exceeds what is currently happening.“

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

12th Annual Retail & Restaurant Summit


  • When

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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