2013 Conference Speakers

Gerald Hines, Hines
John C. Cushman III, Cushman & Wakefield
Jose Rodriguez, formerly of the CIA's National Clandestine Service
Bob Rice, Bloomberg TV's Alternative Investment Editor
Janice Stanton, Cushman & Wakefield

2013 Conference Panelists - Megatrends

Moderator - Mike Komppa,Corum Real Estate Group, Inc.
Industrial - Jeremy Giles, Prologis
Housing - David Kim, The Bascom Group
Retail - Michael Kercheval, International Council of Shopping Centers
Office - Jason Mattox, Behringer Harvard

2013 Conference Panelists - Gen Y

Moderator - Randy Nichols, The Nichols Partnership
Gabby Robinson, T-Rex Architex
Daniel Nichols, NAI Shames Makovsky
Liz DiLorenzo, Black Creek Group
Steve Chester, Dept. of Community Planning/Development, City/County of Denver

Gerald D. Hines
Co-owner and Chief Executive Officer of Hines

Co-owner and chief executive officer responsible for directing all firm policy and procedure as well as participating in major new business ventures and cultivating new and existing investor relations. Member of the Hines Executive Committee.

Read the complete biography of Gerald Hines here.

John C. Cushman III
Co-Chairman of the Board of Cushman & Wakefield

John C. Cushman, III is a leader in the Commercial Real Estate industry on a global basis. As Co-Chairman of the Board of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., he is responsible for formulating and articulating strategic policies and initiatives for the company on a domestic and global basis. Prior to becoming Co-Chairman of the Board of Cushman & Wakefield he was acknowledged by a variety of media sources as the top office leasing broker in the country. Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest private commercial real estate firm with 234 offices in 61 countries on 6 continents with more that 15,000 employees.

Read the complete biography of John C. Cushman, III here.

Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.
former Director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service

Jose Rodriguez, Jr. is a 31-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. When he retired in January 2008 he was the Director of the National Clandestine Service, the head of all human clandestine operations for the CIA and responsible for the coordination of human operations for the intelligence community.

Read the complete biography of Jose Rodriguez, Jr. here.

Bob Rice
Bloomberg TV's Alternative Investment Editor

Bob began his career as a trial lawyer at the U.S. Justice Department, and later became a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, where his practice focused on new financial products.

Read the complete biography of Bob Rice here.

Jeremy Giles

Jeremy Giles, as President for the Central Region has overall responsibility for ProLogis" performance in the Central Region of the United States. The Central Region is comprised of 121 mm SF in 13 markets. Previously from 2009 through 2010, Mr. Giles was Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the Southwest Region. Prior to that from 2006 to 2009 he was Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Operations in the Southeast Region. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Giles oversaw ProLogis' performance in the Memphis and Nashville markets. In addition to his ten years with ProLogis, Mr. Giles also has experience in the transportation management consulting and merchant energy fields. Mr. Giles holds both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin

David Kim
The Bascom Group

Mr. Kim oversees the development, portfolio management and overall operations of The Bascom Group. Mr. Kim’s responsibilities include supervising The Bascom Group’s operations team in key revenue growth initiatives and expense programs, as well as assisting with lender and equity relationships, new ventures, market expansion, and business development. Mr. Kim led the company through the repositioning of over 206 property sites totaling $566 million in renovations over the firm’s 15 year history.

Read the complete biography of David Kim here.

Michael Kercheval
International Council of Shopping Centers

Michael P. Kercheval is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He joined ICSC in January 2000 and was appointed to the position of President and CEO in May 2001 where he is responsible for managing ICSC’s global operations and carrying out the association’s strategic objectives. Prior to joining ICSC, Mr. Kercheval worked for 20 years in real estate investment banking, most recently as CEO of Lend Lease Latin America Realty Advisors. A member of the National Association of Business Economists, and ASAE, Mr. Kercheval serves on the Boards of the University of Florida Retail Program, the Real Estate Associates Program (REAP), the ICSC Foundation, and Amigos de las Americas. He was honored as Outstanding Association Executive of the Year by the New York Society of Association Executives of which he is a past chairman.

Jason Mattox
Behringer Harvard

M. Jason Mattox is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Behringer Harvard Holdings, LLC. He has served as an Executive Officer and Principal of Behringer Harvard since its inception and holds similar positions within the other Behringer Harvard companies. Mr. Mattox also serves as Co-Director of the Behringer Harvard REIT I, Inc. Board of Directors.

Mr. Mattox was Vice President of Harvard Property Trust, Inc. from 1997 to 2002. In this capacity, he served as a member of the investment committee, Asset Manager of commercial office assets, and acted as Industry Association Liaison. He was also a Marketing Project Manager and an Acquisitions Officer during this tenure. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Mattox also served as Vice President of Sun Resorts International, Inc., a recreational property investment company affiliated with Harvard Property Trust, Inc.

Mr. Mattox received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with honors, and a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he is a guest lecturer at the Cox School of Business. He has been featured in Real Estate Forum’s “Tomorrow’s Newsmakers” and Commercial Property News’ “Stars to Watch.” He is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), and serves on the board of The Real Estate Council in Dallas, Texas.

Steve Chester
Department of Community Planning & Development, City and County of Denver

Steven's expertise is in transit oriented development and station area planning and implementation. Steven's work to date with Denver includes the City's HUD/DOT Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and an update to the City’s TOD Strategic Plan.

Read the complete biography of Steve Chester here.

Liz DiLorenzo
Black Creek Group

Liz DiLorenzo works for Black Creek Group, a real estate private equity firm focused on creating and managing unique real estate operating companies. Specifically, Liz is part of the Industrial Income Trust corporate finance team, a public non-traded REIT.

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Gabby Robinson
T-Rex Architex

Gabby is a California transplant here in Denver. Although winter was new to her, she moved to the city in January 2012. After a few chilly months and an early end to the ski season, Gabby got to explore Denver to its fullest potential and landed smack in the middle of its bicycling community as BikeDenver's only volunteer staff member. Two months ago, Gabby left BikeDenver for a job opportunity with T-Rex Architex in Cherry Creek where she ejoys using the valuable skills she learned while pursuing her architecture degree!

Daniel Nichols
NAI Shames Makovsky

Daniel Galbreath Nichols lives in Denver, Colorado. He attended Regis Jesuit High School and Denison University for his undergrad degree, where he studied Economics and Biology. His family has been in real estate for four generations now and he currently workw for NAI Shames Makovsky in Commercial Brokerage.