Buddy Berger to Speak at the 2016 Delaware Commercial Real Estate Forecast Summit

Berger Harris partner Buddy Berger will be speaking at the 2016 Delaware Commercial Real Estate Forecast Summit in Wilmington, Delaware on May 20, 2016.  Buddy has extensive experience in handling a variety of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, financing and leasing transactions. In addition to handling transactions at the “front end”, Buddy has handled a number of work-out and restructuring transactions for commercial office and retail projects. He represents local and regional developers, investors and business owners. He has frequently lectured for the National Business Institute and other organizations on real estate topics, including commercial leasing and title issues.

Those interested may register at cvent.com.

The program details are as follows:

Delaware Commercial Real Estate Forecast Summit – State of the Market
May 20, 2016

422 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19801

7:15 am Registration
7:30 am Breakfast
7:55 am – 12:00 pm Program

Speakers Include:
Benjamin Berger, Berger Harris
Pete Davisson, Jackson Cross Partners
Tripp Way, DSM Commercial
Ann Bailey, NAI Emory Hill
Brittany Danahy, DSMRE Commercial Real Estate Services
Jay White, Apex Realty Advisory
Robert Stenta, Pettinaro

7:55 AM Welcome & Introduction

8:00 AM Retail Update: Opportunities and Trends – State of the Market
• What type of Leasing Activity is occurring
• Recap on the market from the past 12 months – Large Deals, New tenants & Trends
• Mixed-use projects: Is it still the future or a thing of the past
• How are retailers doing in today’s economy: who is still expanding in Delaware and why
• What’s in store for development in 2016/2017
• Future Trends and Leasing predictions and what’s on tap for future Development

8:55 AM Opportunities in the Industrial Real Estate Market & Outlook for 2016/2017
• Industrial Market Update – State of the Industry and recap from the past 12 months
• What types of industrial projects are in the pipeline
• How much space will we need to add in the next 5 years: how much land will it take
• Urban vs. rural: where is the industrial development going
• Future Forecast & Trends for Industrial Real Estate in Delaware

9:50 AM Break

10:00 AM Evaluation of the Office Market & What Tenants require today
• Vacancy Rates: Delaware office market update  – State of the Industry
• Leasing trends: what projects are leasing up and why
• What are the factors driving demand in the Office Market
• How has the needs of tenants affected what brokers need to know
• What are the requirements of the tenants and what do terms look like today
• Predictions on where the office market will be in the next two years

11:00 AM Delaware Apartment Market/Multifamily Overview:
• Apartment and Multifamily Market State of the Industry
• With vacancies at record lows how does Delaware stack up compared to the rest of the U.S.
• What are the outside influences that are creating momentum in the Apartment Market
• Investment Sales Update – How are apartment brokers getting deals done today
• The changing fundamentals of Apartments and Multi Family
• New Development vs. Existing: Where are the opportunities and why

12:00 p.m. Networking

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