2017 Office Summit


2017 Office Summit
Friday, December 1, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

8:00 AM Market Update: An Evaluation of the Office Market & What Tenants require today
Moderator: Tina Hoye,
Principal, NTH
Steve Chirhart, Partner, TaTonka Real Estate
Brent Erickson, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Brian Helmken, First Vice President, CBRE
Jim Damiani, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Rob Youngquist, Principal, Avison Young
• Vacancy Rates: Minneapolis/St. Paul and Suburban office market update
• Leasing trends: what projects are leasing up and why
• Update on Rates for all classes
• What are the factors driving demand in the Office Market
• How has the needs of tenants affected what brokers need to know
• Is there a return from home office? Are employees coming back to the office?
• What has the impact been on the market due to Office Space Sharing
• What do tenants demand today from landlords
• Occupancy and rent predictions for 2018
• Predictions on where the office market will be in the next couple years

9:00 AM Office Investment Sales Update & Trends Changing the Industry
Moderator: Herb Tousley,
University of St. Thomas
Steve Buss, Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets
Scott Haugen, Senior Vice President, Founders Properties
Chris Stockness, Vice President, Shenehon Business & Real Estate Valuations
Ted E. Holmes, Senior Vice President, CBRE
• CAP Rates -  Where are we are and where are we going
• Who is Buying in the Twin Cities?   What types of Office Properties and Why?
• Details on recently closed investment sales 
• How appraisal valuations are impacting sales and shaping the market
• Office investment predictions for the next two years
• Office development finance, how much preleasing do you need to get a construction loan?
• Financing Solutions driving the market

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM The Value of Tenant Improvements in securing a new leases and retaining tenants  
Moderator: David Serrano,
AIA, RSP Architects
Bob Gardner, President, Gardner Builders
Megan Duffy Sananikone, Partner, bdh+young
Andrew Leddick, Director of Furniture Sales, Design & Operations, Innovative Office Solutions
Renee Kirscht, Principal Project Manager, NTH
• 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 & Design can help spur leasing activity
• How construction and material costs have impacted the market
• Current pressures on the design/construction market that is impacting the TI industry
• Cost effective changes you can make right now to improve your space
• The Importance of working with a credible contractor

11:05 AM The Future of Office Development
Moderator: Richard Reynolds,
President, AREA Corporate Real Estate Advisors
Janelle Schmitz, Community Development Director, City of Woodbury
Brad Butler, Vice President Regional Director, Workspace Property Trust
Mike Salmen, Managing Principal, Transwestern
Tony Phelps
• 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
• Hot markets for Office Development and which areas are next to see a uptick
• Construction trends and changes that will affect our industry
• What are your future predictions for the Office Market    
12:00 PM Networking

2017 Office Summit


  • When

  • Friday, December 1, 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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