Virtual Industrial Conference

Industrial real estate has seen dramatic shifts in recent years. Low vacancy rates and limited space options in many markets has led to a boom of investment and development. Even during the pandemic, the industrial sector has continued to thrive, thanks in part to the high demand for e-commerce. This surge, however, has brought new tenant demands for better technology, smarter space design and greater operational efficiency. Owners and property managers are challenged with ensuring their industrial assets are sufficiently capable of meeting the new tenant demands.

Join us for this one-day program where industry experts will discuss the many trends impacting industrial real estate and the long–term outlook for the sector. You’ll learn the steps owners and managers should be taking to create asset value, improve operations, and attract and retain industrial tenants. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to interact with service providers offering the latest technologies and solutions for industrial properties.

Registration Fees
Registration fee is: $175 for Members and $225 for Non-members.

Cancellations must be made by January 7, 2022 and is subject to $75 processing fee. No refunds will be issued on cancellations after this date or for conference no-shows.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    Keynote Session: The Future Outlook for Industrial Real Estate

    The industrial market has seen dramatic shifts in recent years with extremely low vacancy rates and limited space options in several markets. Consequently, net absorption has been low and renewal rates have been high. But will this trend continue through the unexpected economic disruption of 2020 brought on by the pandemic? Learn about the new outlook for industrial real estate amid the many trends impacting the sector, including e-commerce, outsourcing, and the growth of third-party logistics (3PL) sector.

    At the end of the session, participants will:

    • Discuss the emerging trends for industrial real estate
    • Describe how the pandemic has affected CRE
    • Identify key growth areas in the market

    James Breeze

    Senior Director, Global Head of Industrial & Logistics Research, CBRE

    James Breeze serves as Senior Director and Global Head of Industrial & Logistics Research at CBRE. James is responsible for helping internal and external clients make real estate decisions by providing forward looking data and analysis. An accomplished public speaker and writer, James is a primary spokesperson on the industrial real estate environment.

    James brings 16 years of experience in commercial real estate from time spent as National Director of Industrial Research at Colliers International. During his nearly four years at Colliers, James produced a wide variety of thought-leadership pieces that were showcased in Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bisnow, Globe Street, and many others.

    James started his career at Cushman & Wakefield as an entry level analyst, quickly climbing the ranks to become an industrial broker in California’s Inland Empire. After nearly three years as a broker, James returned to research, managing the industrial and office teams in Southern California and Arizona. James was also a member of the U.S. industrial research team.

    Born and raised in the Inland Empire, James is a graduate of California State University - San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Minor in Finance. James currently resides with his family in Phoenix, AZ

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2022 at 1:30 PM (EST)

    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.

    John Coleman

    Executive Vice President

    EastGroup Properties

    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.

    Brendon Dedekind

    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.

    Glenn Wylie

    Senior Managing Director, East Region

    Link Logistics

    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.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2022 at 1:30 PM (EST)

    Benchmarking Warehouses with Tenant Data: Successful Strategies from ENERGY STAR

    Gain insight from leading warehouse and distribution owners on strategies to engage property teams and tenants in sharing utility data and benchmarking in the industry standard tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to understand building performance. This session will discuss how industry leaders are working to overcome the challenges warehouse owners face in accessing utility data due the traditional NNN lease. Real estate owners and operators attending this session will learn how to increase data coverage to meet reporting and compliance needs, attracts tenant, and meet increasing investor interest.

    At the end of this session, participants will:

    • Discover strategies for overcoming challenges in engaging warehouse property managers and tenants in sharing utility data
    • Discuss ENERGY STAR tools and resources to help warehouse owners/operators improve building efficiency and attract investors and tenants
    • Utilize lessons learned from leading warehouse owners on increasing data coverage to enhance ESG programs
    • Describe the value of accessing and benchmarking data to meet reporting and compliance requirements

    Marla Thalheimer (Moderator)

    Senior Manager

    RE Tech Advisors

    Marla Thalheimer is a sustainability professional with over 16 years of experience in corporate sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and creating high-performance buildings by driving efficiencies across real estate portfolios. Marla is a LEED AP ID+C, a Fitwel Ambassador, and has her Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management from the Harvard University Extension School.

    Jennifer McConkey

    Senior Director of Operations & Sustainability

    Principal Real Estate Investors

    Jennifer McConkey oversees operational aspects at Principal Real Estate Investors and is responsible for portfolio-wide Responsible Property Investing efforts. She holds a bachelor's degree from Drake University and is a member of industry groups including BOMA’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Board, ULI’s Responsible Property Investing Council, and Better Buildings Alliance’s Green Leasing Steering Committee.

    Clark Reed

    National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Clark Reed has over twenty years of experience writing and speaking on energy issues for the EPA. He works with commercial building partners to identify energy opportunities, promote energy efficiency best practices, and recognize top performing building. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of Washington and his MA in Environmental Policy from Tufts University.

    Thulasi Ram Khamma, PhD

    Director, Energy Data Analytics & Environmental Sustainability

    Link Logistics

    Ram’s career has been focused on developing data-driven business strategies to support commercial real estate portfolios achieve energy and carbon-reduction goals through energy efficiency, micro-grid installations, and renewable energy procurement. Ram received PhD in Architecture (Technology), M.S. in Statistics, and M. Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds Bachelors in Architecture from Birla Institute of Technology, India

    Megan Basore

    Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

    Duke Realty

    Megan Basore leads Duke Realty’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategic initiatives and the implementation of related strategy, policies, communications, and processes. She also oversees research and evaluation of relevant technologies to support the ESG strategy. Previously, she was a Senior Property Manager at Duke Realty responsible for a multi-site portfolio of industrial assets.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2022 at 1:30 PM (EST)

    Understanding the BOMA 2019 Industrial Standard

    BOMA International released a significant update to its Industrial Floor Measurement Standard, BOMA 2019 for Industrial Buildings: Standard Method of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2—2019). This session will help industrial property managers and brokers understand the major changes from the 2012 Industrial Standard, including a unified single methodology that replaces Method A (Exterior Wall Methodology) and Method B (Drip Line Methodology). Discover why accurate measurements benefit the entire property team: property management companies benefit financially, owners receive a better ROI and additional positive cash flow, and both property managers and brokers have defensible square footage numbers for leasing, acquisition and disposition of assets. 

    At the end of this session, participants will:

    • Understand the changes from the 2012 to the 2019 Industrial Standard
    • Learn the concepts and methodology within the standard and how to apply them
    • Discover why accurate measurements are important for your leasing and management strategies
    • Get answers to your most pressing questions about the BOMA Industrial Standard 

    Christopher Horsley

    Executive Vice President

    Hokanson Companies, Inc.

    Chris Horsley joined Hokanson Companies, Inc. (HCI) in 1997 while completing his degree in Civil Engineering at Purdue University. Now as Chief Operating Officer of the company, he focuses his efforts on construction, development and property/facility management. Chris oversees a team of property and construction managers that provide management services to approximately 7.25M square feet in a seven-state geographical service area. His BOMA involvement includes: Floor Measurement Standards Committee Member [2015-Present]; Industrial Floor Measurement Revision Task Force, Co-Chair [2018-2019]; Industry Defense Fund Committee, Vice Chair [2016-2018]; Industry Defense Fund Committee, Chair [2018-2020]; Strategic Planning Committee [2018] for the five-year strategic plan (2019-2023); BOMA/Indianapolis, Director [2018-2020]; and BOMA/Indianapolis, Secretary/Treasurer [2020-Present]. 

    Mitchell Luehring

    Associate

    Gensler

    Mitch Luehring has been a leader in Gensler’s area analysis practice for over 10 years.  He advises clients and colleagues on the value and insights that building area measurements and standards can bring to their projects.  Currently, Mitch is a member of the BOMA Floor Measurement Standards Committee and has served as co-chair of the BOMA 2017 Office Standard Revisions Task Force and co-chair of the BOMA 2019 Industrial Revisions Task Force.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Taking Control and Managing Costs with Rising Industrial Real Estate Insurance Rates

    Hard hit by costly catastrophic claims, the property insurance market will continue to “harden” in the coming year. Fewer insurance carriers are willing to underwrite risks, and the ones that have the appetite to do so are likely to increase their premiums. What are the causes for these massive increases and is this a global problem?  As a commercial real estate professional, there are immediate steps and best practices you can enact, from an insurance perspective, to reduce risk and manage your insurance costs, such as higher deductibles, self-insuring and increased security measures.  Learn which coverage lines (general liability, property, pollution, flood, etc.) are seeing premium increases and whether COVID will have an even further impact on rates increases.

    At the end of this session, participants will:

    • Discuss strategies to decrease insurance costs
    • Compare geographic areas or types of buildings that are seeing higher increases than other areas
    • Describe the insurance market outlook on future rates and whether they will stabilize or continue to increase

    Stephen Gaitley

    Partner, Real Estate Practice

    Woodruff Sawyer

    Steve is responsible for providing risk management and insurance brokerage services to the firm’s real estate owner, developer, investment adviser/manager and professional services firm clients. Throughout his career, Steve has been involved in the creation and ongoing operation of the real estate industry group practice at several international insurance brokers. He has been a risk management and insurance instructor for various real estate industry trade associations and serves regularly as a panelist and presenter on issues of insurance and risk management in the real estate industry.

    Steve was awarded his MBA from San Francisco State University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He also has his Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) designation.

    M. Shane Sumrall

    Executive Vice President

    McGriff Insurance

    Shane Sumrall is a leader of the P&C Claims for McGriff Insurance and is a licensed attorney and member of the Alabama State Bar.  Prior to joining McGriff, Mr. Sumrall worked in private practice as an Environmental Litigation attorney with a large corporate defense firm in Birmingham.  Mr. Sumrall's practice has encompassed a wide range of environmental, land-use, real property, and governmental relations matters, which has included issues involving water quality and quantity, endangered species, solid and hazardous wastes, cleanup and remediation, permitting, and zoning.  

    Mr. Sumrall has represented both policyholders and insurers in insurance coverage litigation involving commercial general liability, professional liability, employer’s liability, errors and omissions, directors and officer’s liability, commercial property and other insurance policies and products. He has significant experience in coverage matters involving additional insured, construction defect, abstention, late notice and cooperation issues frequently litigated in state and federal courts.

    Hunter Findley

    Account Engineer

    FM Global

    Hunter Findley is an account engineer providing engineering resources and risk assessment on existing and new business accounts.

    Hunter joined FM Global in 2016 and served as a Consultant Engineer for Facility & Natural Hazards. He has worked with a broad range of industries including mining, metals, plastic manufacturing, textiles, carpet/flooring manufacturing, battery manufacturing, healthcare, warehousing, and data centers. He was appointed to Account Engineer in 2019.

    As an Account Engineer, Hunter manages the loss prevention engineering efforts of Atlanta Operations largest accounts in various occupancies. He currently specializes molten metal and automotive manufacturing.  

    Prior to joining the organization, Hunter graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He currently resides in Social Circle, GA with his wife, Brittany and son, Bennett. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    5) Emerging Trends with Drone Technology Using Data Analytics

    Artificial intelligence and drone technologies are evolving at a fast pace. The commercial real estate (CRE) industry is starting to embrace these systems through the Digitization of our Industry.

    Data analytics is critical for continued growth and success. However, what are some of the advantages and challenges of this new "Future State" and how do property professionals prepare for it?

    At the end of the session, participants will:

    • Discuss how technologies are changing the CRE industry
    • Describe how data analytics will drive your ROI
    • Define how data analytics can reduce costs and improve operations
    • Demonstrate how technology is disrupting all industries

    Vince Zuppa

    Director and Vice President of Property Management

    Prologis

    Vince Zuppa is Vice President and Director of Property Management for the Prologis Chicago portfolio. His responsibilities include overseeing management and operational tasks for the Chicago Portfolio totaling 63 million square feet,330 buildings. Mr. Zuppa also focuses on the digitization charter for property operations at Prologis. He has 33 years of commercial real estate experience and holds a B.S. in Finance from Benedictine University and a M.B.A from St. Xavier University. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois.

    Connor Richardson

    Real Estate Customer Experience, Manager

    Prologis

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2022 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    Tips & Tricks for Property Managers to Handle Projects

    Property Managers are now being asked to be construction managers.  Owners are looking for ways to reduce costs and many believe that since they pay a management fee why pay an additional construction manager fee when the property manager is already on the “payroll.”  Many property managers already run large projects, so these skills are transferable.  This ability to handle construction projects is a value enhanced service that property managers can offer their clients and will provide the property manager with better control over the project and how it impacts the asset.

    At the end of the session, participants will:

    • Describe the project process steps from beginning to completion
    • Discuss how this additional construction management skill set will provide a value enhanced service that third party providers can offer their clients
    • Highlight how fees earned will make the property management unit more profitable and not go to another entity

    Matthew Roberts

    Vice President, Regional Asset Management, Midwest

    Duke Realty

    As Vice President, Regional Asset Management for Duke Realty in the Midwest, Matt oversees the management of the company's office and industrial portfolios in Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Louis, including asset management, budgeting, personnel supervision, client relations functions, and continuing Duke Realty’s proven Complete Customer Service program. In total, Matt is responsible for a portfolio exceeding 20 million square feet.

    Matt joined Duke Realty in 1999 as Property Manager for the Chicago Region. As Property Manager, he was responsible for the property management of Duke Realty's entire industrial portfolio in Chicago. Prior to joining Duke Realty, he was a Portfolio Manager with Grubb & Ellis for three years and a District Manager with the RREEF Funds for five years. He was promoted to Vice President, Regional Asset Management in 2013.

    Bill Casassa

    Assistant Vice President, Property Manager – Columbus

    Duke Realty

    As Assistant Vice President of Property Management, Bill is responsible for the management of all Duke Realty industrial buildings and parks in Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding suburban markets. He is responsible for budgeting, reporting, capital planning, collections, contracting services and customer relations for each building and tenant, as well as for seven associations representing 25 different third-party owners.Bill joined Duke Realty in 1987 as a Tenant Finish Coordinator in Indianapolis. He transferred to Duke Realty’s Nashville office in 1988 and, in 1991, added property management to his tenant finish responsibilities.Between 2012 and 2015, Bill was Asset Manager for Hackman Capital, overseeing its Ohio properties and performing due diligence on its acquisitions across the country. Bill returned to Duke Realty in 2015.

    Natalie Tyler-Martin (Moderator)

    Vice President - Regional Asset Manager

    Duke Realty

    As Vice President, Regional Asset Manager for Duke Realty, Natalie is responsible for a 24 millionsquare foot portfolio of logistics properties in Atlanta, Savannah and Raleigh with a focus on building management and customer satisfaction. Her duties also include seeking ways to maintain properties at a high level while reducing costs to maximize value at all times. 

    Natalie joined Duke Realty in 2003 after two summer internships through INROADS with the company. Following graduation from college, Natalie began working full time for Duke Realty in Orlando, Florida as an Assistant Property Manager. She returned to the Atlanta office in 2010 and was promoted to Vice President, Regional Asset Manager in 2019. Throughout her career she has managed multiple products types from Class A Office to Class A Industrial all through the lens of providing quality customer service and impactful solutions for our tenants and stakeholders.

2021 Virtual Industrial Conference – Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – 12 pm – 4 pm ET

Keynote Session (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST):

The Future Outlook for Industrial Real Estate

The industrial market has seen dramatic shifts in recent years with extremely low vacancy rates and limited space options in several markets. Consequently, net absorption has been low and renewal rates have been high. But will this trend continue through the unexpected economic disruption of 2020 brought on by the pandemic? Learn about the new outlook for industrial real estate amid the many trends impacting the sector, including e-commerce, outsourcing, and the growth of third-party logistics (3PL) sector.

At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Discuss the emerging trends for industrial real estate
  • Describe how the pandemic has affected CRE
  • Identify key growth areas in the market

Speaker:

James Breeze
Senior Director, Global Head of Industrial and Logistics Research
CBRE 

Breakout Sessions 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

1) 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.

Speakers:

John Coleman
Executive Vice President
EastGroup Properties

Brendon Dedekind
Senior Vice President, Development & Investment
Trammell Crow Company 

Glenn Wylie
Link Logistics 

2) Benchmarking Warehouses with Tenant Data: Successful Strategies from ENERGY STAR

Gain insight from leading warehouse and distribution owners on strategies to engage property teams and tenants in sharing utility data and benchmarking in the industry standard tool ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to understand building performance. This session will discuss how industry leaders are working to overcome the challenges warehouse owners face in accessing utility data due the traditional NNN lease. Real estate owners and operators attending this session will learn how to increase data coverage to meet reporting and compliance needs, attracts tenant, and meet increasing investor interest.

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Discover strategies for overcoming challenges in engaging warehouse property managers and tenants in sharing utility data
  • Discuss ENERGY STAR tools and resources to help warehouse owners/operators improve building efficiency and attract investors and tenants
  • Utilize lessons learned from leading warehouse owners on increasing data coverage to enhance ESG programs
  • Describe the value of accessing and benchmarking data to meet reporting and compliance requirements

Moderator:

Marla Thalheimer
Senior Manager
RE Tech Advisors 

Speakers:

Jennifer McConkey
Senior Director of Operations & Sustainability
Principal Real Estate Investors 

Clark Reed
National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sam Stockdale
Vice President, Head of Environment and Sustainability
Link Logistics

Megan Basore
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
Duke Realty 

3) Understanding the BOMA 2019 Industrial Standard

BOMA International released a significant update to its Industrial Floor Measurement Standard, BOMA 2019 for Industrial Buildings: Standard Method of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2—2019). This session will help industrial property managers and brokers understand the major changes from the 2012 Industrial Standard, including a unified single methodology that replaces Method A (Exterior Wall Methodology) and Method B (Drip Line Methodology). Discover why accurate measurements benefit the entire property team: property management companies benefit financially, owners receive a better ROI and additional positive cash flow, and both property managers and brokers have defensible square footage numbers for leasing, acquisition and disposition of assets. 

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the changes from the 2012 to the 2019 Industrial Standard
  • Learn the concepts and methodology within the standard and how to apply them
  • Discover why accurate measurements are important for your leasing and management strategies
  • Get answers to your most pressing questions about the BOMA Industrial Standard 

Speakers:

Christopher M. Horsley
Executive Vice President
Hokanson Companies, Inc.

Mitchell Luehring
Associate
Gensler

Breakout Sessions 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

4) Taking Control and Managing Costs with Rising Industrial Real Estate Insurance Rates

Hard hit by costly catastrophic claims, the property insurance market will continue to “harden” in the coming year. Fewer insurance carriers are willing to underwrite risks, and the ones that have the appetite to do so are likely to increase their premiums. What are the causes for these massive increases and is this a global problem?  As a commercial real estate professional, there are immediate steps and best practices you can enact, from an insurance perspective, to reduce risk and manage your insurance costs, such as higher deductibles, self-insuring and increased security measures.  Learn which coverage lines (general liability, property, pollution, flood, etc.) are seeing premium increases and whether COVID will have an even further impact on rates increases.

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Discuss strategies to decrease insurance costs
  • Compare geographic areas or types of buildings that are seeing higher increases than other areas
  • Describe the insurance market outlook on future rates and whether they will stabilize or continue to increase

Speaker:

Stephen Gaitley
Partner, Real Estate Practice
Woodruff Sawyer

M. Shane Sumrall
Executive Vice President
McGriff Insurance 

Hunter Findley
Account Engineer
FM Global

5) Emerging Trends with Drone Technology Using Data Analytics

 Artificial intelligence and drone technologies are evolving at a fast pace. The commercial real estate (CRE) industry is starting to embrace these systems through the Digitization of our Industry.

Data analytics is critical for continued growth and success. However, what are some of the advantages and challenges of this new "Future State" and how do property professionals prepare for it?

At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Discuss how technologies are changing the CRE industry
  • Describe how data analytics will drive your ROI
  • Define how data analytics can reduce costs and improve operations
  • Demonstrate how technology is disrupting all industries

Speakers:

Vince Zuppa
Director and Vice President of Property Management
Prologis

Connor Richardson
Prologis

6) Tips & Tricks for Property Managers to Handle Projects

Property Managers are now being asked to be construction managers.  Owners are looking for ways to reduce costs and many believe that since they pay a management fee why pay an additional construction manager fee when the property manager is already on the “payroll.”  Many property managers already run large projects, so these skills are transferable.  This ability to handle construction projects is a value enhanced service that property managers can offer their clients and will provide the property manager with better control over the project and how it impacts the asset.

At the end of the session, participants will:

  • Describe the project process steps from beginning to completion
  • Discuss how this additional construction management skill set will provide a value enhanced service that third party providers can offer their clients
  • Highlight how fees earned will make the property management unit more profitable and not go to another entity

Speakers:

Matthew Roberts
Vice President, Regional Asset Management, Midwest
Duke Realty

Bill Casassa
Assistant Vice President, Property Manager – Columbus
Duke Realty