Tampa, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2016) – A wide range of local and national real estate experts will offer their insights and predictions for the coming year in west-central Florida at the Urban Land Institute 2016 Trends Conference on Jan. 28.
• Mitch Roschelle, Partner and Real Estate Advisory Leader at PwC, will deliver a national real estate forecast in his presentation, which offers highlights from ULI/PwC’s annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report. Among topics in the report: trends in the capital markets, opportunities in different property sectors, a discussion of which metro areas offer the most and least potential, and details on how locational preferences are changing.
• Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, whose Strategic Property Partners is launching plans to reshape 40 acres in Tampa’s Channelside District, will talk about his vision for creating a vibrant, diverse, walkable place to live and work. The area is being planned to include residences, retail, restaurants, and offices, anchored by the University of South Florida’s medical school.
• Closing speaker Gabe Klein will discuss concepts from his new book Start-Up City, which offers tips for how to affect major change in metro areas through public-private partnerships. Klein has had a successful career spanning both public and private arenas: After a stint at car-share company Zipcar and running successful food-truck and bikeshare startups, Klein ran the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., followed by a similar position in Chicago. He is now a special venture partner at Fontinalis Partners in Detroit, working with a number of technology and mobility companies.
The conference will also feature a welcome and remarks by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. And in two panel sessions, experts will provide insight on local commercial and residential real estate:
• Lee Arnold of Colliers International Tampa Bay, Central & Southwest Florida will moderate the commercial real estate panel, featuring Larry Feldman of Feldman Equities, Kent Schwartz of Colliers, J.D. Porter of Wiregrass Ranch, and Anthony Everett of Pollack Brothers.
• John Rymer of Rymer Strategies will moderate the residential real estate panel, featuring Barry Karpay of CalAtlantic, Mark Metheny of Lennar, and Pat Neal of Neal Communities.
The Trends conference is ULI Tampa Bay’s annual signature event, welcoming prominent professionals from a number of real estate-related fields. The conference will be held at the Tampa Theatre, followed by a reception at the Tampa Museum of Art.
For more information on the conference, or to register, visit tampabay.uli.org/event/trends2016/. Follow us on Twitter at @ULITampaBay and follow the conversation through #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.
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