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How are cities like Louisville, Indianapolis and Nashville viewed for
their real estate investment potential? What will changing interest
rates do to the market? And how does the CFO of the world’s largest real
estate company view the future?
Those issues – and more – will be dissected and discussed at the first
Midwest Institutional Real Estate Equity Investment Summit, a forum
aimed at addressing issues of key importance to real estate investors
and real estate developers. Presented by the Real Estate Venture
Exchange and the Kentucky CCIM Chapter, this summit brings together
experts who have a wide range of experience with acquiring, financing
and developing major projects.
The half-day Summit is set for June 11 and will be held at the Ice House
in downtown Louisville, beginning at 10:00am Eastern.
“REVE was created as a professional organization to address important
real estate issues and to provide a forum for commercial real estate
developers, professional investors, capital providers and consultants to
interact,” said Bob Ogden, chairman of REVE. “The Midwest Summit is
designed to expand on our mission in a much bigger way.”
“The Kentucky CCIM Chapter, the state’s largest commercial real estate
network of professionals, is pleased to be co-hosting the Midwest
Summit,” said Tony Fluhr, president of the Kentucky CCIM Chapter.
“Following a difficult real-estate environment between 2007 and 2012,
it’s important to know what others outside of your market are doing
strategically to make deals happen. The Midwest Summit is bringing the
region’s top commercial real estate professionals together to discuss
real estate opportunities/strategies and institutional investment
The conference is open to the public. More information and registration
is available at http://www.kyccim.org
The cost is $50, which includes admission to all panel discussions, the
keynote speech and lunch.
The keynote speaker is Stephen E. Sterrett, Senior EVP and CFO, Simon
Property Group, Inc., Indianapolis, the largest real estate company in
the world. Sterrett has been ranked the real estate industry’s top Chief
Financial Officer by Institutional Investor magazine for each of the
past seven years.
Simon has a portfolio of assets exceeding $85 billion, is the only real
estate company in the S&P 100 mega cap index, has an equity market
capitalization of $55 billion and since it went public has successfully
completed more than $35 billion of acquisitions.
In addition to the keynote address, two panels of real estate and
investment veterans will explore these real estate issues:
Among those featured on the panels are Charles Carlisle, CEO, Bristol
Development Group, a real estate company based in Nashville that
develops upscale multifamily communities, George Fryer of AEW Capital
Management in Boston, a global pension fund advisor, and Matt Cohoat,
CFO, Becknell Industrial, Indianapolis, a 20-year industry veteran who
is widely recognized for his management of key banking and institutional
Other panelists include:
Dave Harrison, President, VanTrust Real Estate, Kansas CityTalmage Hocker, CEO, The Hocker Group, LouisvilleSteve Clikas, VP, Investments, Protective Life Insurance Co.,
BirminghamPhil Benvenuto, Acquisition Officer, Alex Brown Realty, Inc., BaltimoreJesse Karasik, VP, Acquisitions, Trilogy Real Estate, Chicago
For more information about attendance or the Summit, please contact the
Established in 1954, the CCIM Institute was established to give
commercial real estate practitioners a previously unrealized opportunity
to further their business practices through focused commercial and
investment real estate education and networking opportunities. The CCIM
designation is recognized as a hallmark of professional competency.
Since 1979, the Kentucky CCIM Chapter has been recognized as the premier
real estate organization across the state. http://www.kyccim.org.
Based in Louisville, REVE is a regional marketplace that brings together
commercial real estate owners and developers, prospective equity
investors and lenders and professionals serving those audiences. Its
quarterly meetings and special events feature real estate thought
leaders, presentations from developers seeking capital and networking
opportunities. Our members include private investors, real estate
oriented funds and institutions; banks, insurance companies and other
institutional sources of debt capital for commercial real estate
Terry McWilliams, President,
502-410-2113 or 502-727-5696 (cell)
McChesney, Director, 502-423-6203
Fluhr, President, 502-426-4800