Retail & Mixed Use Conference

Jennings Strouss is pround to be a sponsor of the upcoming October 30, 2008 Phoenix Retail & Mixed Use Conference, presented by The Real Estate Communications Group. This unique conference provides real estate investors, owners, developers, builders, real estate service providers and professionals with information from local and national experts on mixed use and retail issues in today's real estate market. This conference provides an excellent networking opportunity with other real estate professionals and industry leaders.

Speakers Include:

Emcee: Chuck Carlise, De Rito Partners Development, Inc.
Bruce May, Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC
Doug Zimmerman, Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC
Gary Arnold, Esterra Development
Geoff Ball, Landmarc Capital & Investment Company
Chris Burka, Dmytro Development
Judi Butterworth, De Rito Partners, Inc.
Jon Cowen, Cowen Commercial LLC
Vince Dalke, Archicon LC
Craig Esslinger, Opus West Corporation
Bruce Francis, CBRE Capital Markets
Chris Gerow, NAI Horizon
Matthew Hake, Moran Architects PC
Rosary Hernandez, Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck LLP
Court Rich, Rose Law Group PC
Kurt Rosene, The Alter Group
John Tran, Omniplan

Program Topics:

Market Update

  • What's in store for development in 2008-09
  • Current land prices and where they will go from here
  • Impact of current interest rates and cap rates
  • Mixed use projects: still the future or a thing of the past
  • How are retailers doing in today's slow economy: who is still expanding and where 


Legal Issues

  • New case laws and regulatory requirements for developers
  • Eminent domain: recent developments
  • Legal structures for mixed use and retail projects
  • Coordination of land acquisition with government approvals 


Through the Eyes of Engineers & Architects

  • Preplanning and site preparation
  • Impacting the bottom line with site evaluations
  • Traffic and environmental impact issues
  • Infrastructure and local permitting problems and solutions
  • Optimizing sites with poor quality to develop successful projects 


Financing: Capital Market Strategies

  • Typical structure of deals
  • Where are rates at today and where are they heading
  • Lender perspective on the local market
  • Other opportunities: What type of deals is happening in other markets 


Investment Strategies

  • Retail and mixed uses investment opportunities
  • What is best for you: retail, office, land
  • How to protect your money, your property and maximize your returns 


Trends & Opportunities Outlook

  • Where is the growth headed
  • How does one make money in today's ever changing retail market
  • What new retailers are having or will have an impact on this market
  • Who is growing/retreating
  • What predictions can be made for the industry in the next year - 5 years and beyond

Contact Information

Katie Bien