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19 Sep2019

2019 Fall Summit Speaker Highlights

Thursday, September 19

3:00 pm-4:00 pm   
Education Session: What’s Driving Today’s Global Real Estate Trends?

Ken Caplan, Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Real Estate at Blackstone, will share insights on the factors that are driving global commercial real estate trends. Based in New York, NY, Caplan has been instrumental in more than $100 billion in acquisitions and initiatives in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Friday, September 20

9:00 am-11:00 am
Opening Session and Keynote Speaker: Vince Papale

Vince Papale, author, speaker and former Philadelphia Eagle, will share highlights of his transformation from schoolteacher to an award-winning special teams player in the NFL. Papale’s story, which was highlighted in the movie Invincible, has inspired many on and off the field to overcome their challenges and find true success.

11:00 am-12:30 pm   
CORFAC Deal-Making Session

This session will be led by Transaction and Business Development Committee Chair Jason Wolf of Wolf Commercial Real Estate/CORFAC International in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Transaction and Business Development Committee Vice Chair, David Boyd, CCIM, SIOR, of Boyd Commercial/CORFAC International, in Houston, Texas. Come prepared with product to sell or client purchase/investment requirements to share. You'll hear recent multi-market case study success stories and then break into roundtables for discussion of haves/wants by industry segment, including office, industrial, retail and investment. Raffle prizes distributed at the end of the session. Must be present to win!

1:30 pm-2:30 pm   
Education Session: Economic Outlook for 2019 and Beyond

Dr. Peter Linneman, Economist and Founding Principal of Linneman Associates, is one of the real estate industry’s most recognized economic voices. For more than 35 years, Dr. Linneman served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, including the role of Founding Chairman of the Real Estate Department. He is the author of numerous books and the highly regarded quarterly publication, The Linneman Letter.

3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Education Session: Opportunity Zones -- What You Need to Know

Brad Molotsky, JD, Partner at Duane Morris, is a leader in the real estate law arena whose practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate. Formerly Executive Vice President and General Counsel with Brandywine Realty Trust, Molotsky will explain the ins and outs of Opportunity Zones and the related investment and development possibilities.

Saturday, September 21

9:30 am-11:30 am
Principals Caucus: Hiring and Retaining Top Next Gen Talent 

Moderated by David Prior, SIOR, and Frank Schulz, SIOR, both of The Klabin Company/CORFAC International, Los Angeles, California, this interactive panel discussion will explore what it takes to attract Next Gen talent in today’s market and how several CORFAC firms are successfully training and retaining their Next Generation brokers.

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CORFAC International is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. Founded in 1989, CORFAC has 50 offices in the U.S., 4 in Canada and 17 in international markets, including Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand and the United Kingdom. CORFAC offices annually complete more than 10,000 lease and sales transactions totaling over 620 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.2 billion.