Owatonna Micropolitan Summit

Summary

Owatonna Micropolitan Summit
Thursday, October 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Program
Owatonna Country Club
1991 Lemond Rd, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

9:00 Doors Open
Networking, Coffee & Donuts sponsored by Owatonna Partners for Economic Development

9:55 Welcome and Introduction
Emcee: Kris Busse,
City Administrator, City of Owatonna

10:00 AM State of the Market/Way of Life
Moderator: Brad Meier,
Owatonna Partners for Economic Development
Jeff Elstad, ISD 761
Roger Warehime, Owatonna Forward
Julie Rethemeier, Federated Insurance
• What is the current State of the Economy in the Owatonna Area
• What are the main workforce sources to support new business and how are they trained
• Populations and workforce trends that are impacting the real estate market
• Education as a focus- Quality and types of education systems private and public
• How does private industry work with local education systems 
• Owatonna Way of Life

10:55 AM Business Park & Industrial Park Development & Opportunities
Moderator: Chris Weirens,
Cushman & Wakefield / Northmarq
Brandon Champeau, United Properties
Mark Fritsch, Owatonna Public Utilities
Ed Tshida, Advance Resources
John Champa, Cybex International
Natalie Siderius, DEED
• Current State of Industrial Park Vacancy Rates, Market Size, Trends, & Opportunities
• Who are the local employers and what businesses are coming to the area
• Transportation and other amenities that are crucial to the region
• World-class high speed fiber optic internet infrastructure
• What do the Site Selectors and Brokers need to know
• Why are Companies Expanding in Owatonna
• What are the main workforce sources to support new business and how are they trained
• Populations and workforce trends that are impacting the real estate market

11:55 AM Break with Lunch and Refreshments

12:05 PM Residential Real Estate Market Update
Moderator: Matt Gillard,
ReMAX Ventures
Mac Hamilton, Hamilton Real Estate
Ryan Gillespie, Bremer Mortgage
Justin Stotts, City of Owatonna
Greg Schultz, Schultz Homes
• State of the Industry – Size of the Residential Real Estate Market & Overview of existing market
• Market trends – Homes sales analysis year over year – what is selling and why
• What do outside investors see as opportunities in the Owatonna Area
• Apartment Market Update – Vacancy Rates, Market Size, Trends, & Opportunities
• Projects that are impacting housing in Owatonna Region – infrastructure and other
• New Real Estate Development – Where is it happening & Why

1:00 PM Commercial Real Estate Market Update
Moderator: Troy Klecker,
City of Owatonna
Shirley Schultz, Main Street Director
Lynn Bruns, ISG
Corey Mensink, US Bank
• Why are outside investors interested in Micropolitan cities
• Retail Market Update – Vacancy Rates, Market Size, Trends, & Opportunities 
• Downtown Owatonna Market Update – Vacancy Rates, Market Size, Trends, & Opportunities
• Office Market Update –  Vacancy Rates, Market Size, Trends, & Opportunities
• Economic Development Opportunities in the Owatonna Region
• Future Outlook and Opportunities investors and brokers need to know about Owatonna Region

2:00 PM Adjourn & Thank You
Kris Busse, City Administrator, City of Owatonna

2:05 Networking & Visit Sponsors
Feel free to stay as long as you like to network and learn more!


Owatonna Micropolitan Summit

Details

  • When

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Owatonna Country Club
    1991 Lemond Rd
    Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
    USA
    (507) 451-6120

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