February 27, 2018

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Agenda

  • Registration, Breakfast, & Networking

  • Bisnow Welcome & Opening Remarks!

  • Opening Fireside Chat!

  • Executive Panel: An Overview on The Retail Environment in Chicago & The Surrounding Area

  • State of Retail Leasing

  • Investing in Retail 101: Acquisitions & Dispositions in Trying Times

  • Lunch & Speed Networking!

  • Keynote Speech

  • The Retail Experience: Building & Design for The Future

  • Anatomy of A Shopping Center: Who Are The Anchors of The Future?

  • A REIT Leader's Survival Guide for Investing in Retail

  • Cocktails, Networking & Deal Making Continues!

Bisnow's National Retail Summit: Midwest Series

Retail, which generated $5.5 trillion worth of domestic sales in 2016, has historically been a resilient asset class for the CRE industry. 

U.S. retail hasn't faced this level of change since regional malls were introduced in the 1950s and discount big-box retail grew in the 1980s

Coming off a a 1.6% increase in retail sales from August to September - the largest increase in 2.5 years - and searching for hopeful signs for the future, the industry has mixed feelings on the future of retail. 

Despite having all the key ingredients to a retail boom - high consumer confidence, low unemployment, and strong economic growth, Bloomberg recently reported that the Retail Apocalypse is still to come.

We will be exploring key themes such as:

1) Who are anchors of the future?

2) How have retailers transformed from brick-and-mortar to omni-channel retailers, and what does this mean for their landlords? 

3) What does the debt burden on many retail chains mean for the future of the industry, and how will financing challenges be addressed for struggling retailers?

4) What are REIT leaders advising for investment strategies with the current state of retail?

5) What is beyond the 'Amazon Effect' in retail and e-commerce? Who else is innovating, and what direction will the sector head in? 

For any questions or press inquiries, email helen.fang@bisnow.com.

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Venue & Travel

JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Ballroom: Grand Ballroom & Foyer, Second Level

Parking Information: Valet- $31 per car.
Self-Parking Options: Garage located across the street at Tower Self Park, 211 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606. Rate of $41 per 12 hours.

Travel:
Discounted rooms available until February 12th under a Bisnow room block ($169.00, not including tax)
To book a room, please use the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/BisnowMediaRetailSummit
If you prefer to book via phone, please call: 1-877-303-0104

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