• ULI Tampa Bay’s 2017 Trends Conference offers outlook for real estate in the coming year

    Event will feature discussions of economic trends, planning and transportation

    Tampa, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Local and national leaders in real estate and development will offer their insights and predictions for the Tampa Bay area at the Urban Land Institute’s 2017 Trends Conference on Jan. 26.

    The half-day program, at the new Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center in Tampa, will also feature elected officials as well as experts in transportation, planning, finance, hospitality and law, discussing everything from how new technology is affecting the real estate market to how new dining concepts are driving commercial real estate development.

    Mitch Rochelle, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, will deliver the 2017 Trends Report, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will give opening remarks. Panelists include such notable speakers as Richard Gonzmart, President of the Columbia Restaurant Group, Joe Lopano, Chief Executive Officer of the Tampa International Airport, Rhea Law, Chair of the Florida Offices of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Katharine Eagan, CEO of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Joseph Chillura, President and CEO of USAmeriBank, and Chas Bruck, Principal of SoHo Capital, the developer of The Heights.

    Panel sessions include:

    Tampa Bay Development Panel – From luxury apartment complexes and state-of-the-art office towers to the planned $3 billion redevelopment of downtown Tampa’s channel district, there’s a lot in store on the development front for the Tampa Bay area in 2017. Local leaders will discuss the year’s most anticipated developments and how we can expect them to affect the overall market. Lesley Deutch, Principal for John Burns Real Estate, will moderate.
    – Bryan Moll, Director of Development for Strategic Property Partners;
    – Alex McLeod, Senior Vice President & Division Manager for Newland Communities;
    – Todd Mathes, Director of Development for Benderson Development;
    – Albert Milo, Jr., Principal and Senior Vice President for Related Group;
    – Brian Van Slyke, Development Executive for The Kolter Group.

    Leadership, Legacy & Vision in Tampa Bay – Four of the area’s top thought leaders will talk about both the challenges and the opportunities in the year ahead for the Tampa Bay area, touching on topics like transportation, education and economic development. Barry Karpay, Vice President of Land Acquisition with CalAtlantic Homes, will moderate. Panelists:
    – Richard Gonzmart, President of Columbia Restaurant Group;
    – Joseph V. Chillura, Director, President & CEO of USAmeriBank;
    – Rhea Law, Florida Chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney;
    – Joe Lopano, Chief Executive Officer for the Tampa International Airport

    Lifestyle Futures: Trends in Planning, Product and Design – Panelists will discuss how changes in lifestyles are bringing about new trends in all aspects of real estate and development, from the planning of a new community to the interior design of an office building. Nick Herring, Development Manager for Framework Group, will moderate.
    – Dunedin Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski;
    – Laura Cole, Vice President of Lakewood Ranch/LWR Communities;
    – Larry Feldman, President & CEO of Feldman Equities.

    Cultivating Development: Trends & Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate – As Tampa Bay’s restaurant scene continues to gain momentum, new concepts in dining have started shaping the local real estate market. A group of real estate development leaders will discuss how food can drive major real estate and development decisions in the Tampa Bay area. Leroy Moore, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with the Tampa Housing Authority, will moderate.
    – Chas Bruck, Principal of SoHo Capital;
    – Tim Alexander, Development Manager for WS Development;
    – Alan DeLisle, Development Administrator for the City of St. Petersburg.

    The Other “Bay Area”: Tech, Talent & Transportation in Tampa Bay – With a growing number of start-up and tech-focused companies, increasingly livable urban cores and advances in everything from commercial development to public transportation, our “Bay Area” is gaining stature nationally. Local leaders will discuss the areas and industries putting Tampa Bay on the map. Taylor Ralph, President of REAL Building Consultants will moderate. Panelists:
    – Katharine Eagan, CEO of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit;
    – David Etheredge, CEO & Co-Founder of SavvyCard;
    – Kostas Stoilas, Managing Partner at Fortress Commercial Real Estate;
    – Jess Zimbabwe, Director of the Rose Center for Public Leadership with the National League of Cities.

    The Trends conference is ULI Tampa Bay’s annual signature event, welcoming approximately 400 prominent professionals from a number of real estate-related fields. The conference will be held at the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center, 522 N. Howard Ave. in Tampa. An optional tour of the new facility will begin at 12:30 p.m. The program runs from 1 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a cocktail and networking reception on site.

    For more information on the conference, or to register, visit http://tampabay.uli.org/event/2017-annual-trends-real-estate-conference/. Follow @ULITampaBay on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #ULItrends.

    About the Urban Land Institute
    The Urban Land Institute (http://www.uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. The ULI Tampa Bay District Council sponsors educational forums and events such as trends conferences, transportation and housing programs, and project tours.