Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — As industrial demand continues to increase along with the manufacturing and distribution of consumer goods, nearly 600 commercial real estate executives from across North America will gather at I.CON: Trends and Forecasts, June 9-10, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City, New Jersey, to analyze emerging market opportunities and the demand for new industrial development, assess the impact of e-commerce and technology, explore trends in current and future industrial facilities, and more. An exclusive keynote with Ming Mei, CEO of Global Logistics Properties, the second-largest owner of industrial real estate in the world, will delve into megadeals and global aggregation.
Conference highlights include:
- Education sessions on e-commerce last mile; transformative technologies for CRE; re-shoring, near-shoring and cross-border movements in manufacturing; industry trends driven by millennials; the North American investment landscape; and the future of industrial real estate design.
- Industry experts in finance, e-commerce, development and design, manufacturing, economic development and more, representing major corporations like GLP, Panasonic, Prudential, JLL, The Rockefeller Group, Colliers International, Prologis and the U.S. Coast Guard, among others.
- Behind-the-scenes tours of acclaimed international industrial properties including The Port of New York and New Jersey; a UPS sorting facility in a 2,350-acre master-planned, mixed-use business park; and a market tour of the Lehigh Valley, whose industrial park includes tenants Wal-Mart E-commerce, Crayola, zulily and more.
The complete schedule of events is available online.
I.CON: Trends and Forecasts is held in partnership with NAIOP New Jersey and The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
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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 18,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.