13th Annual Retail & Restaurant Summit


13th Annual Retail & Restaurant Summit
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, golden valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

8:00 am Keynote Speaker: Bill Wright, Managing Director, Retail Advisory & Transaction, CBRE

8:25 am State of the Market Update: Opportunities and Trends in the Retail and Restaurant Industry
Moderator: Peter Dugan
, Vice President, CBRE
Laura Michaels, Editor, Franchise Times
Chad Behnken, Vice President, Hamilton Real Estate, (Rochester /DMC)
Seth Houkom, President and Founder, Power Plate Meals
Tom Wasmoen, Managing Principal and CEO, Firm Ground Architects and Engineers
David Daly, Senior Vice President, CBRE
• Minneapolis and St Paul market update
• What type of leasing activity is occurring and what major retailers are committing to leases
• What are the major influences shaping retail today
• What is in store for Development  for the rest of 2019 and 2020
• Future Trends and leasing predictions
9:10 am Retail and Restaurant Developers & Investors Roundtable
Moderator: Dean Madson, 
Architect and Project Manager, PLANFORCE Architecture + Design
Keith A. Sturm, CCIM, Principal, Upland Real Estate Group, Inc
Ian Halker, Developer, Oppidan Investment Company
Matt Hazelton, First Vice President, CBRE
• Redevelopment & Repositioning Opportunities and how to make them work
• Where is the growth headed and why – Case studies on new successful projects
• New Construction & Architects Trends impacting developers and retailers
• How does one make money in today’s ever changing retail real estate market
• What Retailers are growing and Who is retreating
• What predictions can be made for the retail and restaurant real estate development industry in the next 2 to 5 years

9:50 am BREAK

10:00 am Legislative Update on the Retail and Restaurant Industry
Ben Wogsland,
Government Relations Director, 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. 

10:40 am Challenging Business Changes that are Facing Restaurants
Andrea Christenson,
Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Dennis Monroe, Co-Founder & Chairman, Monroe Moxness Berg PA
Matty O’Reilly, Owner, O’Reilly Custom Concepts
• Understanding rent structures for restaurants
• What is working with rent structures
• Economic Structures for restaurant deals
• Changing landscape of restaurant leasing
• Common mistakes when opening a restaurant

11:20 am Proactive Solutions to ADA-Related Problems that Affect Retail and Restaurant Operators
Moderator: Jeffrey W. Shea,
Monroe Moxness Berg PA
Matt Duffy, shareholder, Monroe Moxness Berg
Ansis Viksnins, Partner, Monroe Moxness Berg
Julee Quarve-Peterson, Certified Accessibility specialist, JPQ, Inc.
• The current state of ADA “drive-by” litigation
• Dispelling the “grandfathering” myth: how to achieve compliance
• The rise of “virtual drive-by” suits
• Issues related to service animals and equal access
• The future of ADA litigation

12:00 pm Adjourn and Networking

13th Annual Retail & Restaurant Summit


  • When

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley Rd
    golden valley, Minnesota 55427

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