Nov. 20, 2012
-- More than 300 industrial real estate professionals are expected to attend the RealShare Industrial 2012 conference on December 5 and 6, and Jim Dieter of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. has been tapped to moderate the prestigious Town Hall Power Panel on the 6th. The event, produced by publisher ALM's Real Estate Group, is slated for The Bankers Club in Miami, Fla.
"We, as a company, are big fans of this organization, and this is a very timely conference based on the uncertainties of the general marketplace,"
said Dieter, executive vice president and current head of Cushman & Wakefield's Industrial Services Group. "For the industry's major players coming together, the timing is particularly good, and we will discuss market trends, the impact of geopolitical issues and more."
Joining Dieter on the Town Hall Power Panel are Brandy Birtcher of Goodman Birtcher North America, P.J. Charlton of KTR Capital Partners, Jay Cornforth of Prologis and Peter Schultz of First Industrial Realty Trust. Subsequent panels will focus on the outlook for investment and leasing, a development update, preparing for the post-Panamax era, and the needs of the modern industrial user.
The event marks the return of the RealShare Industrial Conference, last held in 2008 as Industrial East and Industrial West. "We are overwhelmed by the response," said Daniel Ceniceros, Vice President - Online & Conferences, ALM. "The industrial real estate people are excited that we're back, and we are thrilled to have Jim Dieter as part of it as moderator of the prestigious Town Hall Power Panel. He is a revered name in the industry, and is well-known for his improvisational presentation style. We anticipate a good, high-level, unscripted conversation."
Cushman & Wakefield's industrial brokerage platform provides global resources and local expertise for tenant and landlord representation, disposition and acquisition services, transaction management, and industrial consulting including labor and demographic analysis. In 2011, in the U.S. alone, this group completed more than 6,100 industrial real estate transactions - totaling 225 million square feet - with an aggregate value in excess of $6.5 billion.