E-Commerce – It’s Off the Rails!
Tenants are searching for larger truck courts, more parking, rail service (again!) and state of the art technology to facilitate first to market businesses. Companies are targeting large population centers and major transportation hubs, yet the property must have room for spread. Join us for a panel discussion regarding what industrial tenants are looking for, from a logistics perspective. We have experts in the field providing insights on what they are seeing in markets around the US, and beyond.
At the end of this session, participants will:
- Discuss why distribution centers pick specific locations for logistics
- Describe emerging trends for industrial logistics
- Highlight critical technologies and features to stay competitive.
Executive Vice President
John F. Coleman is Executive Vice President and head of EastGroup’s eastern region. He is responsible for the Company’s operations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Prior to joining EastGroup in September 2001, Mr. Coleman was Senior Vice President with Duke-Weeks Realty Corporation. He has also worked within the Real Estate Division of GE Capital, and for Mobil Land Development. Mr. Coleman received his B.S. and Masters in Architecture from Clemson University.
Senior Vice President, Development & Investment
Trammell Crow Company
Brendon Dedekind is SVP, Development and Investment with Trammell Crow Company
His responsibilities include opening a Trammell Crow Company office in Florida – based in Central Florida. His overall responsibilities include development of world class projects with a focus on Industrial and Multi-Family product types.
Prior to joining Trammell Crow, Brendon was the VP, Market Officer with Prologis. He had overall Market Responsibility for the Prologis Brand, Team Members, Brokers and over $2B in Warehousing assets. Prior to Prologis Brendon was the Global Director at Signature Flight Support overseeing a global real estate portfolio of more than 45M square feet of land, approx. 1B worth of capital improvements and approximately 1,400 Tenants. His responsibilities included the establishment and continuous improvement of the corporate real estate policies and procedures, capital deployment and overall asset management oversight. Prior to Signature he was a VP at Avalon Park Group (Local Orlando Company) and before that an Associate Developer with Lincoln Property Company in Orlando, FL.
Mr. Dedekind is a 24-time All-American swimmer and completed his degree in Electrical Engineering from FSU in 1999 while maintaining a dean's list status. At the same time, he was an international swimmer, two-time South African Olympian and Olympic games finalist. He was inducted into the Florida State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 and is a 2 time Individual NCAA Champion and 11 time Individual ACC Champion.
Senior Managing Director, East Region
Glenn Wylie is the Senior Managing Director, East Region for Link Logistics.
Glenn is responsible for overseeing regional operating performance, including leasing, property operations and construction for the nearly 160 million square feet region. Previously, Glenn served as Managing Director of the South East region managing the leasing for approximately 105 million square of industrial assets.
Prior to Link, Glenn served as Senior Vice President for Gramercy Property Trust, an investor and asset manager of industrial and office real estate. In this position, Glenn was integral in the leasing and management of nearly 40 million square feet of real estate. From 2008 through 2015, Glenn held multiple positions including Vice President of Chamber Street Properties (NYSE:CSG) and before that held the position of Vice President of leasing at CB Richard Ellis Realty Trust.
Glenn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and an MBA from The Citadel.
Luci Smith, BOMA Fellow, RPA, FMA (Moderator)
Director of Property Management
Link Industrial Properties
Luci Smith, BOMA Fellow, RPA, FMA, is the Director of Property Management for the Southeast at Link Industrial Properties. She oversees over 100mm square feet of industrial and office properties, interacting daily with the 3rd party management companies. Ms. Smith has been an active BOMA member since 2005. She currently sits on the BOMA International Executive Committee as a Director and is Co-Chair of the 2020 BOMA Southern Region Conference being held in Orlando, Florida. In addition to aiding BOMA International’s Education Committee, Ms. Smith has taught numerous RPA, Leadership and Industrial courses over the past 10 years. Industrial Management has been her specialty throughout her career, which has led to her participation in creating the BOMA International Industrial Committee, BOMA/Orlando Industrial Team and the “Round Robin” event they hold.