HERNDON, VA – August 2, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is bringing its annual meeting to Scottsdale, Ariz., October 18-20. Development ’11: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate brings together industry professionals from across North America to focus on the timely issues and trends influencing the transitioning commercial real estate market. Nearly 1,000 commercial real estate professionals representing all sectors of the industry are expected to attend the conference, held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
The fluctuating state of the economy has greatly impacted the commercial real estate industry during the past several years and Development ’11 will identify emerging trends and offer new strategies for doing business in light of the economic recovery. The most current data and information available will be presented during in-depth educational sessions on such vital industry topics as capital markets, retail and healthcare development, raising equity, public-private partnerships, asset management, construction costs and the state and future of the office and industrial markets, among others. These sessions will be led by some of the most recognized leaders in commercial real estate today, including distinguished industry CEOs Michael Alter, Philip Hawkins, Thomas Roberts, Ed Roski, Pat Ryan and Jeffrey Schwartz.
“In today’s changing market, it’s more important than ever for commercial real estate professionals to have access to the most timely and relevant information available on where to find new opportunities and meet the challenges the current business climate presents” said Thomas J. Bisacquino, NAIOP president and chief executive officer. “Development ’11 provides our members with the crucial market information they need to formulize their business plans and lead the industry forward.”
In addition to education sessions and keynote addresses, conference attendees will have the opportunity to tour two of Scottsdale’s most unique, state-of-the-art properties during Development ’11’s Project Tours. The optional tours will feature the extraordinary Musical Instrument Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.
For registration information and information on the complete conference program, visit www.naiop.org/development11.
About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 15,500 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.
Media are invited to attend Development ’11: The Annual Meeting for Commercial Real Estate at no charge, but must be pre-registered. To register, contact ">Kathryn Hamilton (703) 904-7100. For additional conference information, or to learn more about NAIOP, visit www.naiop.org.