2020 Construction Summit


2020 Construction Summit
Friday, January 31, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

7:55 AM Welcome & Introduction

8:00 AM Industry Assessment: Opportunities in Today’s Commercial Construction Marketplace
Moderator: Tim Worke,
CEO, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
Richard Jacobson, Executive Vice President, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
Gary Prinsen, Senior Vice President of Operations Central Division, Ryan Companies
Kendall Griffith, Vice President & General Manager, Mortenson
Jeff Hansen, CEO, Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Tim McGough, Executive Vice President, Project Principal, McGough
• 2019 commercial construction recap
• How are we repositioning our firms and preparing for the future?
• What types of projects are you working on?
• The changing landscape and working with subcontractors & other service providers
• Important projects impacting the industry in 2020
• Future outlook, trends and predictions of the commercial construction industry

9:00 AM Subcontractors Perspective: The Value of Transparency & Collaborative Partnerships
Moderator: Allie Lloyd,
Vice President, Lloyd’s Construction Services
Paul Kosmides, Principal, Olympia Tech Electric
Mark Jaster, Vice President & COO, Century Construction
Nick McNeely, Executive Director, Minnesota Subcontractors Association
• What are the most significant challenges impacting the construction industry today?
• How do these challenges impact your relationship with contractors, developers and owners, and what can be done on a practical level to advance working relationships?
• What are some emerging trends you see in the industry?
• What affects will recent legislative changes have on the future construction projects?
• How is technology changing the way contractors, design professionals, and owners are executing projects and how does that impact the subcontracting community?

9:50 AM Break

10:00 AM Utilizing Risk as Opportunity 
Moderator: Jason Wilsey,
Vice President Executive Shareholder, CSDZ
Ali Payne, CEO, Ethos
Bob Bowman, Surety & Data Manager/Shareholder, CSDZ
Josh Loftis, SVP/Shareholder, CSDZ
Den Bishop, President, Holmes Murphy & Associates
• Lessons from 2008 – How are you preparing for a downturn?
• Labor Shortage or Talent Management Averse? Sustaining and extending growth potential through culture & engagement
• Innovation – How data drives results for contractors 
• Using risk to differentiate from your competition
• Changes in healthcare affecting construction companies, real estate professionals and businesses
• What are the financial effects of these changes?
• How does this affect Real Estate & Construction?

10:45 AM Is Your Construction Company Transferrable?
Moderator: Scott Lang,
Senior Audit Manager, Wipfli
Kendra Goodman, Senior Manager, Wipfli
Linda Feirn, Partner, Wipfli  
• R&D Opportunities with construction companies 
• State tax issues with multi-state construction companies
• What are common missed tax saving opportunities with construction companies 
• Audit compliance issues to consider
11:20 AM Opportunities in Today’s Residential Construction & Home Building Marketplace
Moderator: Jeff Johnson,
Publisher, Minnesota Real Estate Journal
John Rask, Vice President Land, M/I Homes of Minneapolis
Michael P. Ramme, Vice President, Land Acquisition, Pulte Group
• 2019 New Home Construction Recap
• Land Prices, Cost of Materials & Market Trends
• What is the profile of the new home buyer today?
• What types of projects are working in today’s marketplace?
• The changing landscape of the home building industry
• Future outlook and predictions of the home building industry for 2020

12:00 PM Adjourn & Networking

2020 Construction Summit


  • When

  • Friday, January 31, 2020
    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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