2019 Agenda

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS - Thursday, October 24, 2019

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Networking Keys (student-only forum)
This session is designed to help students prepare for the conference.

  • Organized by John CrossmanCrossman & Company, Orlando, Fla.

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. “If I Were 21” Student/Mentor Roundtable (students and invited panelists only)
Students of the FSU Real Estate Program discuss career options and opportunities with a select panel of executives.

  • Moderated by John CrossmanCrossman & Company, Orlando, Fla.

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Speed Connections
Jointly hosted by the FSU Career Center, this session enables prospective employers to briefly meet with real estate students for recruitment. Space is limited to sponsors of the TRENDS Conference who have requested and reserved space at this session.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - Thursday, October 24, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. ULI Urban Project Hop
Join ULI North Florida’s Capital Region Leadership Council for a tour of innovative projects that have attracted national attention. The tour concludes at the conference site, just prior to the opening reception. A separate registration and fee is required.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Opening Reception
We encourage you to arrive early! This rooftop event promotes social networking among leading industry professionals while overlooking Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. The reception is held on the 6th floor terrace of the Champions Club.

Sponsored by NAI TALCORStearns Weaver Miller, and Beshears & Associates.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. TRENDS25 Celebration
Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the TRENDS Conference, featuring gourmet chef stations, champagne, tastings and special entertainment. This is a separately ticketed event.

  • Presiding: Donna AboodAvison Young, Miami, Fla. (Executive Board Chair)


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - Friday, October 25, 2019

7:30 a.m. Registration Open

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Presiding: Chris MarinoFlorida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, Fla. (Conference Chair)

8:10 - 8:50 a.m. Embrace the Transformation
A discussion of the intensive redevelopment of retail sites into vibrant retail and mixed-use environments. A look at the unique challenges and the potential for opportunistic returns involved in the retail segment.

  • Benjamin SchallSeritage Growth Properties, New York, N.Y.

8:50 - 9:00 a.m. Break

9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Rapid Fire
A quick-paced discussion of the macro-level conditions affecting today's markets.

  • Peter CollinsForge Capital Partners, Tampa, Fla.
  • Mark RoseAvison Young, Toronto, Ont.
  • Maury TognarelliHeitman, Chicago, Ill.
  • Ashbel "Ash" Williams Jr.Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Moderator: Wesley LePatnerBlackstone, New York, N.Y.

*The conference thanks Centennial Management Corp. for its sponsorship of this session.

9:50 - 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Strategies for Beyond Tomorrow
A one-on-one conversation with David Rubenstein.

  • David RubensteinThe Carlyle Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Moderator: Ashbel "Ash" Williams Jr.Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, Fla.

*The conference thanks The Kislak Family Foundation, Inc., for its sponsorship of this session.

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Hot Topics (concurrent sessions)

Session A.  Opportunity Zones
A discussion of the operating framework, impact and potential windfalls available to low-income communities and investors alike.

  • Kevin MulhallCreek Lane Capital, Chicago, Ill.
  • Paul TannerLas Olas Capital Advisors, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Michael TillmanPTM Partners, Miami, Fla.
  • Moderator: Michael BrunoMcDermott Will and Emery, LLP, Miami, Fla.

Session B.  Blazing New Trails: The Impact of Legalized Marijuana on Real Estate
A discussion of the rising effects of the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of legalized marijuana on real property markets.

  • Nicole "Nikki" Fried, Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Holly BellFlorida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Jim McKeeFoley & Lardner LLP, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Kim RiversTrulieve Cannabis Corp., Tallahassee, Fla.
  • James WhitcombSurterra Holdings, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. 
  • Moderator: Erin Efstathion, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Session C.  Emerging Concepts in Residential Real Estate
A discussion of the key changes in demand, preferences and practices affecting the single and multifamily residential property segments.

  • Josh HartmannNexMetro Communities, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Bruce McNeilageKinloch Partners, Nashville, Tenn.
  • Brad Wolfe908 Group, Tampa, Fla.
  • Moderator: Lesley DeutchJohn Burns Real Estate Consulting Group, Boca Raton, Fla.

Session D.  Creating Vibrant Downtowns and Urban Districts
A discussion of the ideas, critical components and opportunities for investment in creating vibrant urban centers.

  • Mayor Knox WhiteCity of Greenville, Greenville, S.C.
  • Chuck Taylor, Madison Marquette, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Moderator: Reggie Bouthillier, Stearns Weaver Miller, Tallahassee, Fla.

*The conference thanks the ULI Capital Region Leadership Council for its sponsorship of this session.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch with Featured Speaker

  • Dan QuayleCerberus Global Investments, LLC, New York, N.Y.
  • Presiding: Chris MarinoFlorida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, Fla. (Conference Chair)

*The conference thanks SROA Capital for its sponsorship of this session.



Other Optional Events

Friday, October 25, 2019

5:00 - 10:00 p.m. The Friday Night Block Party at CollegeTown
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. The Downtown GetDown at Adams Street Commons

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Syracuse vs FSU Football Game, Doak Campbell Stadium
Football Tickets - Single game tickets may be purchased from the FSU Athletic Ticket Office, 850.644.1830, or at Seminoles.com.

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