Annual Commercial Real Estate Overview in Charlotte February 12

The event, hosted by accounting firm GreerWalker and law firm Katten to explore Charlotte’s real estate market and economy in 2014.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Feb. 7, 2014 - PRLog -- (Charlotte, N.C.) – When Charlotte’s economy takes off, will the commercial real estate market lift with it? Or does the economy boom as a result of growth in the real estate market?  What is the relationship between the two, and what does that mean for investors, developers, local companies and small business owners as 2014 begins?

These deeper questions, as well as traditional overviews of real estate market segments, will be discussed in the 7th annual Outlook on the Commercial Real Estate Market forum sponsored by the accounting firm of GreerWalker LLP and the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

The free event is by invitation only and will be held Wednesday, February 12, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Ritz Carlton Charlotte, 201 East Trade Street.

This year’s panelists come from a variety of fields and will discuss the market from differing perspectives in order to give attendees a holistic, overarching view of the coming year. They are: Dr. John Connaughton, professor of financial economics at UNC Charlotte and director of the Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast (; Chris Branch, senior managing director, multi-family residential development, for Faison; Mark Cagley, credit products executive-east, Bank of America; and Bill Lane, senior director, real estate finance global real estate, TIAA-CREF.

“We feel that this event is unique in Charlotte because it brings together economists, bankers and real estate professionals representing all market areas to create an all-encompassing picture of both the Charlotte economy and its commercial real estate market,” said GreerWalker Partner Jonathan McLester. “In addition, because the attendees also come from diverse fields, this event has become a key networking event for all members of the Charlotte business community.”

“We are proud to co-host this annual event with our friends at GreerWalker,” said Dan Huffenus, Katten’s Charlotte managing partner. “Given the importance of the real estate industry to the Charlotte regional economy, it’s great to have an annual event where all can hear key decision makers from the development and finance communities share their thoughts on what the coming year will bring.“

Though the event is free of charge, attendees will be encouraged to donate to Community Link at the event.  Community Link is a local nonprofit that enables individuals and families to obtain and sustain safe, decent and affordable housing.

About GreerWalker
Founded in Charlotte in 1984, GreerWalker provides assurance, accounting, tax and business advisory services to a diversified client base of privately held middle-market companies doing business throughout the Carolinas and around the world. Affiliates include GreerWalker Wealth Management and GreerWalker Corporate Finance. For more information about the firm, call 704-377-0239 or visit

About Katten
Katten’s Real Estate practice, which was named 2013 “Law Firm of the Year” in Real Estate as part of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® ranking, is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the United States. Katten attorneys provide the legal advice, industry-focused experience and business savvy necessary for success in today’s rapidly changing real estate and capital markets. The firm’s integrated team of insolvency, tax, litigation, corporate, securities and public finance professionals provides a full range of transactional and dispute resolution services. Katten is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.

Michael A. McNamara, CPA
(704) 353-8226
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Location:Charlotte - North Carolina - United States
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