14B — June 8 - 21, 2012 — New Jersey — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal



ERSEY CITY, NJ — I.Con-The Industrial Conference is slated I.con will explore emerging opportunities, trends and technology influencing industrial RE NAIOP produces I.Con- The Industrial Conference in Jersey City J look at the tri-state area’s burgeoning high-security data facility market. Kreusser will also welcome attendees to the event.

for industrial development and trends in current and fu- ture facilities?” said Thomas Bisacquino, president and CEO of the 15,000-member NAIOP. “These are just a few of the topics to be discussed in-depth at the only national conference for industrial real estate.” “This will be the second time New Jersey has hosted this prestigious event,” said Michael G. McGuinness, CEO of NAIOP New Jer- sey, the leading commercial real estate association in the Garden State and, with more than 600 members,

the third largest chapter of NAIOP Corporate. “I.con will explore emerging opportuni- ties, trends and technology influencing industrial real estate, and will showcase the New Jersey market for a national audience.” The event, beginning on Thursday, June 14, will in- clude two tours of the New Jersey market, including a bus tour of the Port of New York and New Jersey, which generates $11.6 billion in personal income and $37.1 billion in business income an- nually. The DRT Data Center Tour will provide an inside

Other metropolitan region speakers will include John DiCola of KTR Capital Part- ners, who will moderate an opening day panel addressing the topic “The Intersection of Trade and Real Estate.” A subsequent panel titled “In- dustrial to Data Center—A Hot Trend” will be moder- ated by Jeffrey Hipschman of CBRE and include William Beck of Credit Suisse, Mi- chael Bucheit of FiberMedia Group and Edward Russo of Russo Development. The June 15 schedule will kick off with a program titled “Understanding and Navi- gating State Incentives.” Among panelists will be Jay Biggins of Princeton, N.J.- based Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, a corporate site selection advisory firm. Next, Anne Strauss-Wieder of A. Strauss, Inc. will head a panel addressing the ques- tion, “What are the Channel Masters Thinking about the Supply Chain?” Panelists include Michael J. Lands- burg of NFI Real Estate and George Harry of Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics Company. Next on the agenda is the topic, “Investment Strategies: Public vs. Private.” Mark G. Levy of Prologis-East Region will moderate a panel that will include Don Chase of KTR Capital Partners and Michael Hagan of Liberty Property Trust. A lunch pre- sentation titled “Art of the Deal – ‘Shark Tank’,” pitting developer/operators vs. insti- tutional equity “sharks,” will feature Rob Kossar of Jones Lang LaSalle and Alexander Taylor of Matrix Develop- ment Group. I.con will conclude on June 15 with a Panama Canal Pre- sentation by Bisacquino and past NAIOP chairman Bob Cutlip, who will share their experiences gained from a recent real estate tour of Panama. The Panama Canal expansion resonates in the New Jersey/NewYork region in the form of the project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to permit passage into the port by the larger vessels enabled by the canal’s expansion. Raising the Bayonne Bridge has been a key advocacy issue for NAIOP New Jersey and its members. ■

for June 14-15, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City. Expected to attract industrial real estate profes- sionals from across the coun- try, the event is produced by NAIOP, the commercial real estate development associa- tion, and held in partnership with NAIOPNew Jersey and SIOR. “As global markets con- tinue to recover, how will in- creasing demand for consum- er goods affect the logistics supply chain, the demand

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been invited to address I.con, to share his views on the importance of real estate to his state and the nation. Also, a number of industry professionals from the metropolitan region will headline the two-day event’s panels and presentations, beginning with welcoming remarks on June 14 by Jan- ice Stanton of Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets Group. Bisacquino and cur- rent SIOR president Geoff

I.con: The Industrial Conference

June 14 – 15, 2012 | Hyatt Regency Jersey City | Jersey City, New Jersey

Join NAIOP for the only North American conference focused solely on the

What you’ll find at I.con:

• A look at Economic Trends and Implications for Industrial Properties

• An analysis of the intersection of Trade Flow and Real Estate

industrial real estate sector _ I.con: The Industrial Conference.

• Ring-side seats at The Art of the Deal “Shark Tank” – where two developers pitch their development/acquisition opportunities to the institutional equity “sharks” • Plus, an up-close look at the Port of New Jersey and the inner workings of Digital Realty Trust’s New York high security data center

For updated program information, visit www.naiop.org .



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