Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University for our third annual Real Estate Strategies Conference. The half day conference focuses on the 2014 theme, “Managing the Horizon.”

12:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballrooms
$75 per person
Register by September 2


Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Eppli, Interim James H. Keyes Dean and Bell Chair in Real Estate, Marquette University, will give our opening keynote. Always a popular speaker, he will focus on the changing economic landscape and its impact on commercial real estate.

Capital Markets Panel: Listen to a panel of market-leading banks and investors discuss their strategies and the challenges that they are facing in both the debt and equity markets. More details on this panel will be announced soon.

Case Study Panel: Northwestern Mutual will lead a case study panel on its planned 32-story lakefront office tower in downtown Milwaukee. This tower will contain over 1.1 million square feet, which will be the largest single building in the State of Wisconsin. At this panel, Northwestern Mutual will provide a background on why the company chose to continue to invest in downtown Milwaukee and what needed to be done to get this building approved and started.  Do not miss the chance to hear Northwestern Mutual unveil details of this forward-looking building and office layout - a design that will change the Milwaukee skyline.

Our final keynote presentation will be by professional speaker, Mr. Steve Yastrow, author, Ditch the Pitch: The Art of Improvised Persuasion.  Steve Yastrow will share ideas from his new book, Ditch the Pitch, encouraging attendees to “tear up their elevator speech” and, instead, learn how to improvise effective persuasive conversations. Steve’s speech will give attendees concrete ideas that they can act on immediately and use to improve their powers of persuasion.

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Schedule of Events

12:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
3rd floor, AMU
1:00 p.m. Economic Update
Dr. Mark Eppli
2:00 p.m. Panel discussion:
Capital markets panel
Panelist info
3:00 p.m. Panel discussion:
Case Study: Northwestern Mutual office tower
Panelist info
4:00 p.m. Keynote - Steve Yastrow  
5:00 p.m. Networking reception