Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference

The annual Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, Marquette University’s Bell Real Estate Program and the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier networking and information event for the industry. This conference examines the latest trends in commercial real estate and development and explores the possibilities for the year ahead.

What's Next? The commercial real estate industry continues to adapt

We’ve moved past lockdowns that devastated the economy, but as many office staff continue to work from home, the future of the office market remains murky. Join us at the 2021 BizTimes Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference as we take a look at What’s Next for the industry with a pair of panels, one focused on the severely stressed office market, while the other covers industry trends and examines the next development hot spots in southeastern Wisconsin.

What’s Next for the Office Market? The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the office market out of whack. As many employees are still working from home some businesses are reconsidering their future office space needs. This panel will discuss the current and future state of the market. Panelists:

  • Jenna Maguire, broker – office property specialist, Founders 3 [1]
  • Mark Irgens, CEO, Irgens [2]
  • Mike Wanezek, office broker, partner, Colliers International | Wisconsin [3]
  • Josh Jeffers, president and CEO, J. Jeffers & Co. [5]

What’s Next for Metro Milwaukee Development? As the pandemic hopefully nears its end, the Milwaukee area faces numerous development issues and opportunities, which will be discussed by the panel. Panelists:

  • Mark Irgens, CEO, Irgens [2]
  • Josh Krsnak, president and CEO, Hempel Companies [4]
  • S.R. Mills, president & CEO, Bear Real Estate Group [6]
  • Frank Cumberbatch, vice president – engagement, Bader Philanthropies [7]


  • Andy Hunt, Director, Marquette University College of Business Administration – Center for Real Estate [8]

Event Details

Thursday, November 18, 2021

7:00 AM Registration
7:30-9:45 AM Breakfast & Program
Italian Community Center

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