Last updated on November 18th, 2020 at 11:31 am
The two biggest issues that have dominated headlines in America during 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequality, will be the focus of the 18th annual BizTimes Media Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference.
The free, virtual event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 12:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Click here to register.
The event will feature two panel discussions. The first will be about the impact that COVID-19 is having in the near-term, and will have long-term, on the Milwaukee area office market. The participants in that panel discussion will include:
- John Coury, founder of Detroit-based Crestlight Capital, which is the owner of the Schlitz Park office complex near downtown Milwaukee.
- Josh Jeffers, president and CEO of Milwaukee-based development firm J. Jeffers & Co.
- Lyle Landowski, managing director and partner of commercial real estate brokerage Colliers International | Wisconsin.
- Healther Turner Loth, practice leader – project development and workplace strategy leader for Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects.
The second panel will dig into the challenges that have made it so difficult to attract economic development and invest to Milwaukee’s lower-income neighborhoods, even as development has boomed in the downtown area and in some suburban communities. The participants in that panel will include:
- Barry Mandel, chairman and CEO of Milwaukee-based multi-family housing development firm Mandel Group.
- Kevin Newell, president and CEO of Milwaukee-based development firm Royal Capital Group.
- Ryan Pattee, president of Milwaukee-based development firm Pattee Group.
- James Phelps, president of Milwaukee-based JCP Construction.
The panel discussions will be moderated by BizTimes Milwaukee editor Andrew Weiland.
The BizTimes Media Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference is sponsored by CLA, Husch Blackwell and Johnson Financial Group. Event partners are the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) and the Marquette University College of Business Administration’s Center for Real Estate.