2017 Downtown Development Summit


2017 Downtown Development Summit
Friday, October 6, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

7:55 AM Welcome and Introduction
Emcee and Panel Moderator: Jeff Johnson
, Minnesota Real Estate Journal

8:00 AM How the Political Landscape will Impact Downtown for the future
Moderator: Steve Cramer,
Executive Director, Minneapolis Downtown Council
Council Member Jacob Frey, 3rd Ward Minneapolis
Tim Bildsoe, 3rd Ward City Council Candidate
Steve Minn, Vice President & Chief Financial Manager, Lupe Development Partners
• How election results could positively or negatively impact downtown investment
• What do our political leaders need to know for the Commercial Real Estate to continue to make investments
• What types of decisions will prevent investment into downtown?
• Public Policy that has worked for the City in the past – Lessons Learned

8:45 AM Public Realm Investments and How its impacts the Downtown Commercial Real Estate Market
David Frank,
Director of Economic Policy & Development, City of Minneapolis, CPED
Kjersti Monson, Principal, Duval Companies
Steve Cramer, Executive Director, Minneapolis Downtown Council
Tom Evers, Executive Director of the Minneapolis Park Foundation
• Nicollet Mall 
• Central River Front
• Peavey Plaza
• Water Works
• Upper River Terminal
• What is on tap

9:20 AM Downtown Minneapolis Game Changer Projects
Bill Katter,
President & CFO, United Properties
Jeff Johnson, Executive Director, Minneapolis Convention Center
John Breitinger, Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield
Doug Hoskin, Principal, Interstate Parking
Nancy Aleksuk, Property & Corporate Relations, Swervo Development
• Target Center Redevelopment
• Nicollet Hotel Block Site
• Thrivent Development
• Century Plaza Building
• Armory Redevelopment into Event Center
• Nordic
• Gateway

10:05 AM Break

10:15 AM How Long will the Downtown Residential & Hotel Boom Last?
Moderator: Gina Dingman,
NAI Everest
Nick Murnane,
Director, Opus Development Company
Mark Stenglein, Government Relations Manager, Alatus
Ben Graves, President & CEO, Graves Hospitality
John Campobasso, Vice President,  Kraus Anderson
• Impact of new Condo Legislation
• Market Sales Update:  What has sold in the last year?
• 365 Nicollet
• East End
• Iron Clad
• Lux Condo Project
• Kraus Anderson Block

11:10 AM Future Trends & Opportunities Downtown
Dan Collison,
Director of Downtown Partnerships, Minneapolis Downtown Council
Jon Buggy, Principal, RSP Architects
Ra’eesa Motala, Associate, Lee & Associates
Christopher Palkowitsch, Partner, BKV Group
Jon Pryor, CEO, Hennepin County Medical Center
• How can we make Senior Housing Work in Downtown?
• Lessons Learned from US Bank Stadium, Downtown East + Commons Park Development
• North Loop – Dealing with Parking Issues & Access
• Park & Portland Avenue Vision for Development
• Elliot Park and Housing Opportunities
• Hennepin County Medical Center

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

2017 Downtown Development Summit


  • When

  • Friday, October 6, 2017
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

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

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