SWLRT & West Suburban Development Summit


SWLRT & West Suburban Development Summit
Friday, February 8, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, golden valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

8:00 AM Keynote: Southwest Light Rail Transit
Sam O’Connell,
Public Involvement Manager, MET Council SWLRT Project
• Southwest Light Rail project timing - What the Commercial Real Estate Community needs to know
• Where will the greatest impact of the SWLRT occur
• Where are the Development Opportunities & What types of Development is needed

8:30 AM 394 Corridor & SW Suburban Market – Factors Driving all the New Development
Moderator: Bill Beard,
President, The Beard Group, Inc.
Robinson Zamorano,
Regional Director of Construction, Luxe Residential
Benjamin Freeman, Vice President Development Retail, Brookfield Properties
Jeff Dahl, City Administrator, City of Wayzata
Julie Wischnack, Community Development Director, City of Minnetonka
Kersten Elverum, Director of Development, City of Hopkins
• West End Continued Growth & Expansion
• Ridgedale Mall: The Market Impact with its renovation and Expansion
• What’s next for Downtown Wayzata
• Opportunity Zones in the SW Market 
• Major projects shaping Downtown Hopkins 
• Minnetonka Development Update

9:35 AM Break

9:50 AM West Suburban State of the Market
Moderator: Jeff Budish,
Vice President, Colliers International
Ted Bickel, Senior Vice President, Colliers International
Kevin O’Neill, Senior Vice President, Colliers International
Lisa Christianson, President, Christianson & Company
James DePietro, Senior Vice President, CBRE
Current State: Vacancy Rates, Absorption Rates, Major Transactions, Market Trends, Market Drivers & Needs
• Office Market Update & Overview
• Industrial Market Update & Overview
• Retail Market Update & Overview
• Multifamily Market Update & Overview

10:55 AM Northwest Suburban Market – Game Changing Developments & BLRT
Philip Cattanach,
Senior Director Development, The Opus Group
Judy Johnson, City Council, City of Plymouth
Heidi Nelson, City Administrator, City of Maple Grove
Melissa Duce, Vice President of Development, Doran Companies
Breanne Rothstein, Economic Development and Housing Director, City of Brooklyn Park
• Major Development Updates at Arbor Lakes
• Major Development Updates along 494/694 corridor
• Understanding NW Metro as growing industrial hub
• Impact of BLRT Planning and Design
• Opportunity Zones in NW Metro

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

2nd Annual West Suburban Development Summit


  • When

  • Friday, February 8, 2019
    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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