2016 Office Summit



2016 Office Summit
Friday, December 2, 2016

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

7:55 AM Welcome & Introduction
Emcee: Lynnette Muhich, JLL

8:00 AM Market Update: An Evaluation of the Office Market & What Tenants require today
Moderator: Russ Nelson, NTH
Brent Erickson, Cushman & Wakefield NorthMarq Companies
Tom Hoffman, Avison Young
Steve Chirhart, TaTonka Real Estate Advisors
Brian Helmken, CBRE
• Vacancy Rates: Minneapolis/St. Paul and Suburban office market update
• Leasing trends: what projects are leasing up and why
• What are the factors driving demand
• How has the needs of tenants affected what brokers need to know
• What do tenants demand today and what do terms look like today
• Predictions on where the office market will be in the next two years

9:00 AM Critical Capital Markets Update & Office Investment Sales Update  
Moderator: Herb Tousley, University of St. Thomas
Steve Buss, JLL Capital Markets
Scott Haugen, Founders Properties
Chris Stockness, Shenehon Company
• Where are the markets today and what finance vehicles are available
• Where are rates at and where are they heading
• Who is Buying What & Why
• Where is trading and what are the CAP rates
• How are appraiser valuations effecting sales
• Office investment predictions for the next two years
• Where is the CMBS market today

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM The Value of Tenant Improvements in securing a new leases and retaining tenants  

Moderator: Dennis Meadows, Cushman & Wakefield NorthMarq Companies
Tony Layne, Perkins+Will
Chuck Bainey, The Bainey Group
Bob Gardner, Gardner Builders
Cassandra Griep, DLR Group
• The importance of working with a credible contractor
• The importance of design and pre-planning – how that correlates to leasing and developing a more profitable project
• How to meet the requirements of the Tenant and the Landlord
• How quality Tenant Improvements can help spur leasing activity
• Current pressures on the design/construction market

11:05 AM Future of Office Development: Developer Titans Panel
Moderator: Audrey June, Shorenstein Realty Services, LP
Tony Barranco, Ryan Companies
David Anderson, Frauenshuh Commercial Real Estate
Gordy Stofer, United Properties
• Dealing with today’s challenges and is activity picking up
• How do we overcome these challenges and what is needed to do to spur growth
• What types of development projects will we see first
• What is in store for downtown development
• When will the next spec building be built
• Construction trends and changes that will affect our industry
• What are your predictions for the next 1 year         
12:00 p.m. Networking

2016 Office Summit


  • When

  • Friday, December 2, 2016
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

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

Contact Information

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