Downtown Development Summit

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Downtown Development Summit

October 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

8:00 AM Public Realm Investments and How it impacts the Downtown Commercial Real Estate Market
Jacob Frey, Mayor City of Minneapolis
Kjersti Monson, Principal, Duval Companies
Steve Cramer, Executive Director, Minneapolis Downtown Council
Mark Ruff, CFO, City of Minneapolis
• City of Minneapolis Changes & Updates
• Downtown Council’s 2025 Plan
• Public Infrastructure Update – Road Improvement Projects
• Public Policy Update
• Nicollet Mall – What has the impact been on Downtown & Activating Nicollet
• City of Minneapolis new city services building
• Lock & Dam
• Stone Arch Bridge Reinvestment

9:00 AM Downtown Minneapolis Game Changer Projects
Kelly Doran, 
President, Doran Companies
Shane LaFave, Director of Multifamily Development, Sherman Associates
Bob Lux, Principal, Alatus LLC
James Graves, CEO, Graves Hospitality
Lynn Leegard, President, Shamrock Development
Nick Murnane, Director, The Opus Group
• Market Sales Update:  What has sold in the last year?
• The Nordic
• Target Field Station North Loop
• Alatus Condo Tower
• Alatus Apartment Tower – Second Church of Christ Site
• Thrivent Development
• Ironclad/Moxy Hotel
• The Legacy Lofts
• 365 Nicollet
• River Loop
• Variant in the North Loop

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Downtown Office Rebound
Bill Katter, President, Chief Investment Officer, United Properties
Jim Montez, Vice President, Transwestern
Erik Ordway, Associate Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Ann Rinde, Vice President, CBRE
• Tenants Expectations when relocating downtown and why move downtown
• Market Update: Vacancy Rates, Rents & Trends
• Case Studies of New Tenants that are moving Downtown
• United Properties Proposed Office & Mixed Use Development
• Macy’s redevelopment
• Barrel House building

11:10 AM Future Trends & Opportunities Downtown
David Wellington, 
Director of Acquisitions and Development, Wellington Management, Inc.
Lisa Austin, Planning Coordinator, MNDOT
Tim Bildsoe, President, North Loop Neighborhood Association
Dan Collison, Director of Downtown Partnerships, Minneapolis Downtown Council
• Impact of new Condo Legislation on Downtown Development
• Update on Proposed Multifamily Development in Downtown
• Transit Orientated Green Line Development Opportunities
• Rideshare & Transit Issues into Downtown
• North Loop – Dealing with Parking Issues, Access & Opportunities
• Revisioning Parking Ramps A, B & C
• Retail Initiative to spur growth
• Changing Landscape of East Downtown

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

Regular Rate $99
Walk-Ins Welcome | Walk-In Rate $129



October 5, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427 United States
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