Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Networking Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 8:40 am
8:40 pm - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Industry Leaders Roundtable
Join the leaders of Houston’s commercial real estate industry as they discuss the forecast, offer perspective into the area’s current state, and project what’s on the horizon. Experts will tackle subjects ranging from factors fueling the market, sectors to watch, how the new political regime will affect the built environment, and economic influences.
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Follow The Money: Capital Markets Watch
Leading real estate finance and investment executives will sound off on the area’s most critical issues including who’s borrowing, who’s buying and who’s lending. Join panelists as they cover the state of the capital markets industry, highlight emerging trends, discuss the flows of equity and debt capital, provide economic forecasts, provide insight into foreign investments, and debate timely topics.
10:30 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Development Deep Dive
There is no shortage of development activity in and around the Houston area. International investors continue to remain bullish on very large deals most notably in the multifamily and mixed-use space. In addition, healthcare development has ramped up significantly with no sign of slowing. Hear from commercial real estate experts across all platforms as they discuss their insights into the most active areas and notable projects as well as what’s on the horizon for the office and retail sectors.
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Industrial: Trends, Projects and Projections
The industrial market continues to maintain its robust activity. Absorption has remained positive driven by new construction and occupied upon completion. In addition, the resurgence of manufacturing in Mexico has created an enhanced economic benefit for industrial occupiers and the logistics supply chain CRE market with air and sea ports encompassing 70% of total trade in the U.S. Join industrial experts as they discuss the sector’s latest trends, critical issues and what to expect in the near future.
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Closing Remarks & Business Card Exchange