Speakers & Panelists

Keynote Speaker: Robert M. White, Real Capital Analytics

Mr. White, founder and president of Real Capital Analytics, will provide the market data, investor behaviors, and property insights and address the viability of property market trends. He is a noted authority on the real estate capital markets with credits in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Economist, Forbes, The New York Times, Financial Times, among others. Previously, he spent fourteen years in the real estate investment banking and brokerage industry and has orchestrated billions of commercial sales, acquisitions, and recapitalizations.
Dr. Mark Eppli will join Mr. White to Go Beyond the Data to question what these trends mean.


Capital Sources and Uses (from High-Net-Worth Individuals to Institutional) & Markets (Major vs. Non-Major)

Collete English-Dixon, former Executive Director, Transactions, PGIM Real Estate

Blaise Keane, Executive Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Heitman America Real Estate Trust

Dan Lowe, CCIM, Owner, Legacy Development

Jim Schloemer, Chief Executive Officer, Continental Properties

Paul Schmidt, Executive Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Division, Associated Bank

Kevin R. Smith, Managing Director of PGIM Real Estate and head of the Americas.

Dr. Mark Eppli
Robert B. Bell, Sr. Chair in Real Estate, Marquette University

Dr. Eppli served as Interim James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration from 2012-2015 and is also a professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. He is widely published in a range of commercial real estate topics and is coauthor of the bestselling real estate development text in the nation. Prior to obtaining his doctorate, he worked in commercial real estate for PM Realty Advisors and GE Capital. He has served as a consultant to a number of finance, real estate, and government entities. Dr. Eppli received awards from the Greater Washington Urban League and the Urban Land Institute for his efforts to attract minorities to the real estate profession. In January 2012, Dr. Eppli was appointed independent board member for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics.

HaggertyNancy Leary Haggerty
Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

Nancy Haggerty is a partner in the Land & Resources Practice Group. Her more than 30 years of experience covers a broad range of real estate law, including assisting clients in purchases, sales and leases of property, and development and zoning work; representing borrowers and lenders in real estate loans; assisting in foreclosures and workouts; advising on questions of condominium law; negotiating construction and architects' contracts; and assisting in real estate litigation. She has worked extensively with TIF financing and municipal development agreements, and with a number of other government financing programs, including SBA loans, MEDC loans and Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit financing. She is one of the most experienced attorneys in the state in condo/hotel resort development and timeshares, and on business improvement districts (“BIDs”). She also has a deep understanding of land contracts and other forms of seller financing.