2018 Office Summit


2018 Office Summit
Friday, December 7, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

Speakers Include:
Steve Buss, Managing Director, JLL Capital Markets
Jim Damiani, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Anna Coskran, Principal, NTH
Mark Evenson, Principal, Avison Young
Robert Foster, Vice President, I Space Environments
Megan Duffy Sananikone, Partner, bdh+young
Matt Sever, CEO, Sever Construction
Paul Carr, AIA, Mohagen Hansen
Stuart Ackerberg, CEO, The Ackerberg Group
Andrew Webb, Managing Director, ICM Realty Group
John Solberg, President & CEO, Onward Investors
Christopher J. Stockness, Managing Director, Shenehon Company
Julie Kimble, President, KimbleCo

8:00 AM Market Update: An Evaluation of the Office Market & What Tenants require today
• Vacancy Rates: Minneapolis/St. Paul and Suburban office market update
• Leasing trends: What projects are leasing up and why
• Rental Rates: Where are we at and how can your property increase rental rates
• What are the factors driving demand in the Office Market
• How has the needs of tenants affected what brokers need to know
• What do tenants demand from landlords today
• Occupancy and rent predictions for 2019
• Predictions on where the office market will be in the next couple years

8:55 AM Office Investment Sales Update & Trends Changing the Industry
• 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
• Financing Solutions driving the market
• Office investment predictions for the next two years

9:50 AM Break

10:00 AM The Value of Tenant Improvements in Securing New Leases and Retaining Tenants
• The importance of design and pre-planning for 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
• How advancements in technology are changing the needs of tenants
• How furniture manufactures are impacting space design
• 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

10:50 AM The Ever-expanding Coworking Footprint
• Coworking cost/benefit to tenants
• Land-lord operated versus national operator
• Factors driving the expansion of coworking
• Typical sub-tenant lease terms: Rent, lease, length, flexibility
• Factors that make a good location for conversion to coworking
• Coworking in a mixed-use development
• How to underwrite coworking credit as a landlord

11:25 AM The Future of Office Development
• Dealing with today’s challenges in Office Development
• What is needed to spur growth in the Office sector
• 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
• What are your future predictions for the Office Market

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

2018 Office Summit


  • When

  • Friday, December 7, 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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