NAIOP: I.CON '17: Impact Projects

You are here

NAIOP: I.CON '17: Impact Projects

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:30am to Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:30am


Explore in-depth case studies of innovative industrial development projects. World-class project teams will guide you through their development process and share challenges and successes in this interactive experience. This one-of-a-kind event offers a keynote general session, breakout groups for in-depth project case studies and candid conversations.

Why Attend

I.CON is designed specifically for the industrial developer, owner and investor. Gain industry insights and expand your network with more than 300 attendees from across North America at I.CON ‘17: Impact Projects.

In a survey of I.CON attendees, 98% responded that they had made new or strengthened existing relationships and 40% either made or started a deal on-site.

Who Attends I.CON Impact Projects?

  • President, Partner, Principal, C-Level – 23%
  • Vice President, Director, Other Senior Management – 57%
  • Developer, owner, investor – 51%
  • Broker – 21%
  • Architect/Engineer/Contractor – 16%
  • Economic Development Agencies/Other – 12%

For more information: NAIOP: I.CON '17: Impact Projects

Organizer / Producer



OrganizerNAIOP Corporate Call (703) 904-7100


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mobile Case Study: Highway – GTA West, Highway 401 Corridor to Milton
Time: 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Travel down the primary westward route to Michigan and the Midwest in this mobile case study of primarily greenfield developments. The Mississauga/Milton markets have experienced the vast majority of the development of large scale distribution centers due to available tracts of land situated close to Canada's busiest freeway: Highway 401. These submarkets have attracted national and international speculative developers looking to capitalize on North America's fourth-largest industrial market.

Mobile Case Study: Intermodal – GTA North West, Highway 427 Corridor: Vaughan to Bolton and Brampton
Time: 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Get access to a mix of brownfield re-developments and greenfield developments, with examples of larger scale investments deals, in this intermodal case study. The North West submarket attracts both user/occupiers and tenants who are more linked to intermodal supply chains. This tour will include first- and second-generation space and include interesting large scale re-developments in a more mature but important sub-market in Brampton. There is a highway expansion planned for Highway 427 that is prompting large scale land speculation for both institutional and private developers looking to be positioned for the next wave of industrial development.

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Welcome Remarks and Opening Luncheon General Session
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Networking Break
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Make new connections and strengthen existing ones.



Dufferin North Distribution and Intermodal Park
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dufferin North Distribution and Intermodal site, a 220-acre project of the City of Calgary, is strategically located adjacent to the CP Rail Intermodal Facility, making it an ideal location for major distribution centers and provides a pivotal connection to the global supply chain. As a major transportation hub in Western Canada and a designated inland port, Calgary provides value for efficient goods distribution with superior road infrastructure. Using a self-sustaining source of funding that is not mill rate supported, the development did not come without its challenges, including the construction of a new bridge in record time. Discover the project team's lessons learned on Dufferin North's successes and challenges, business collaboration and the securing of the project's anchor purchaser, The Home Depot.



Transformation of the Heppenstall Building for Carnegie Robotics
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Modern robotics companies require a unique set of commercial real estate requirements, including flexible tinker (or maker) space along with top amenities to attract top high-tech talent. Proximity to Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) is turning a once heavy industrial region of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, into a major attraction for tech-oriented companies. The Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC), a private non-profit, transformed the former Heppenstall building – an old steel mill that had been used for industrial uses – into a modern space for Carnegie Robotics, a spinoff of the NREC. Find out what lessons the project team learned in this transformation and explore how the high-bay building design incorporates a combination of industrial and high-tech uses in one facility.



Florida's Gateway
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Florida's Gateway, situated in Winter Haven, Florida, between Orlando and Tampa, provides direct access to CSX Winter Haven Intermodal and connectivity to 18 million people within 200 miles. Florida's Gateway offers build-to-suit space ranging from 200,000 to 1.8 million square feet. The facility features cutting-edge technologies and green design, including ultra-efficient electric cranes that lower terminal emissions, handheld gate scanners that reduce truck idle times and remote switches that increase operational efficiency. The environmental impact of the site was a priority from the beginning, with a comprehensive strategy implemented that focused on protecting the area's wetlands and endangered species. Gain insights from the project team on the unique challenges and opportunities of this development project.



Networking Reception
Time: 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Finish the day by connecting with new friends, catching up with longtime partners, and visiting with sponsors and exhibitors.



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Breakfast General Session
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Networking Break
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Visit with exhibitors and sponsors and connect with fellow conference attendees.

Martignetti Companies
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Discover the makings of the 680,000-square-foot corporate headquarters for Martignetti Companies, one of the leading distributors of wines and spirits in the United States. The project is located in Taunton, Massachusetts, halfway between Boston and Rhode Island, allowing easy access to both metropolitan areas as well as freeway access for distribution around New England. Uncover the many challenges met by the project team, including land planning issues, site acquisition processes, zoning and land closing challenges, historical requirements and site complexities. The innovative warehouse and office facility, targeting LEED Silver Certification, integrates the wine and spirits industry's most advanced material handling systems and includes a 300,000-square-foot roof solar array.

Lehigh Valley
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This master-planned development is transforming land once owned by the Lehigh Valley International Airport into 4 million square feet of industrial distribution space. The project is situated near major highways serving the Northeast, however the local infrastructure improvements were necessary. To address this, the development team, in partnership with the anchor tenant, FedEx Ground, will provide more than $45 million in road improvements. FedEx Ground's 1.1 million square foot regional hub, capable of processing 1.2 million packages a day, is the company's largest regional hub in the U.S. Explore Lehigh Valley and meet the team developing the region into the largest Northeast hub for e-commerce.

Conference Concludes
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.





Organizer / Producer

Hilton Toronto
145 Richmond Street West
Toronto, NY M5H 2L2
United States

Featured Events