Thursday Morning Breakout Sessions

2017 CREW Network Convention & Marketplace
Breakout Sessions | Thursday, Oct. 26 from 10:15 - 11:30 am

Take your pick: hospitality, logistics or retail

Sponsored by Bock & Clark

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Hospitality Trends and Challenges in 2017 and Beyond


Learn from industry experts what macro trends and disruptors are affecting the hospitality industry. How is the industry responding to these unexpected disruptors? Are hospitality players (including REITs) headed for consolidation? What is driving debt and equity into the hospitality industry and will foreign investment still be key? These topics, as well as others, will be discussed.

Suzanne Amaducci-Adams, Bilzin, Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod

Alexandra (Alex) R. Cole, Perkins Coie LLP
Deborah S. Friedland, EisnerAmper 
Paul Weimer, CBRE Hotels

Infrastructure Requirements & Logistics: Responding to the Way Products are Delivered to Customers


John Vickerman is recognized internationally for his innovative solutions to issues facing the maritime and intermodal industry. His work is forward-focused and identifies changing trends in the markets and technology. Vickerman will discuss the current state of logistics, nationally and internationally, addressing factors such as the impact of the Panama Canal and regional distribution centers. Learn how your market may be affected and what to expect in the next year.

John Vickerman
, Vickerman & Associates LLC

Leaders in Retail Real Estate


Clicks or bricks? Retail real estate is facing a rapidly changing marketplace. What are the disruptors in retail real estate and what are retail leaders doing to stay relevant?

Kenne Shepherd, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture, PLLC

Mandi Wedin
, Washington REIT
JP Suarez, Walmart Realty