Commercial Real Estate S.W.O.T. Conference

When:  Sep 26, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Oregon / SW Washington Chapter

Registration Deadline Noon September 23rd - no walk-ups.

2019 Commercial Real Estate S.W.O.T. Conference
Strengths | Weaknesses | Opportunities | Threats

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A one day conference designed to expose the local, regional and national issues impacting the commercial real estate industry. What are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in our industry? From financing to staffing, taxation to technology, litigation to migration, there will be something for everyone involved in CRE.

Learn from CRE experts about the Drivers and Disruptors:
  • Amazing "Deal Stories" from Brokers.
  • Developer's challenges, nightmares, and outcomes.
  • The political climate in Oregon and across the nation.
  • Ending with the ever popular John Mitchell, economist and entertainer.

Check out what your day could look like on September 26th!



Lunch Sponsored by

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by

Breaks Sponsored by


$149 (members and non-members) 5 CE Credits Included, $75 Student Rate (Student must be enrolled full-time in a College level Commercial Real Estate Program)


Opening Remarks:

Conference MC | Matthew Conser, CCIM, Conser Commercial Real Estate and CCIM Oregon/SW Washington Chapter Past President and 3 time winner of the CCIM Transaction of the Year.

A National Perspective on CRE

fine.jpgGreg Fine, CCIM Institute Executive Vice President and CEO. Mr. Fine is a recognized association executive with more than 21 years of demonstrated success in helping membership-based organizations grow and prosper.

Political Panel: Local, Regional and National Regulations Affecting CRE
ped.jpgModerator, Tom Ped, Attorney at Law, Williams Kastner. Ped's practice focuses on real estate and construction matters. He likes to help clients solve their problems.

KRoss2-12-14.jpgKelly Ross, NAIOP Executive Director and CAB Legislative Affairs Board Rep
Ross is president of Western Advocates, Inc., one of Oregon's oldest government relations and association management firms. Previuosly, he served as chief lobbyist for the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, and as land use lobbyist for the Oregon Association of Realtors. As an active participant in Oregon's legislative process for the last 32 years, Mr. Ross has been a county planning commissioner, an elected county commissioner, lobbyist, and a consultant to property owners and developers.

jillions.jpgShaun Jillions, Esq. OAR Lobbyist
Shaun was an attorney and partner with several Portland-based law firms prior to being named Executive Director of Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce and forming Jillions Group LLC in 2019. In addition, he previously served as Vice President of Public Policy for one of Oregon’s largest trade associations, the Oregon Association of Realtors.
During the exciting years of rapid growth in Nevada, he served as a lobbyist before the Nevada Legislative Assembly, and began his formal political career as the Chief of Staff to the Chair of the Oregon House Committee on Water.

hagedorn.jpgDrew Hagadorn, Partner, Tonkon Torp
Hagedorn serves as Chair of the Tonkon Torp Government Relations Practice Group. Drew is a long-time public affairs professional offering comprehensive government affairs services for Tonkon Torp's clients at the state, local, and regulatory levels. He has represented multiple Fortune 500 companies and key industry sectors ranging from commercial construction, to hospitals, Oregon's public universities, broadcast and telecommunications companies, automakers, and various nonprofit industry associations.

Deal Stories Panel: Professional Designation and the Role they Played in Successful Transactions
rathbone-coni-bio.jpgModerator, Coni Rathbone, Partner, Dunn Carney
Coni Rathbone is a remarkable negotiator and deal-maker. Bringing together seven years of management and financing experience prior to law school, Coni uses her negotiation skills to accomplish her clients’ goals with a minimum of conflict. She focuses her deal-making skills in the areas of real estate, opportunity zones, tenant-in-common (TIC) workouts, corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions. She leads Dunn Carney’s Opportunity Zone practice and is a member of Dunn Carney’s Real Estate and Business Teams.

illsley.jpgCCIM | Mark Illsley, CCIM, First Vice President, CBRE and 2018-2019 CCIM Oregon/SW Washington Chapter President. Forty-two years of CRE experience working with institutional and private clients allows Illsley to share perspective gained from three recessions and recoveries.

CCIM | Andie Edmonds, CCIM, Managing Partner & Principal Broker, NAI Cascade, CCIM Oregon SW Washington Past President and is currently CCIMs Regional Vice President for Region 1. Edmonds is an industry leader in innovative deal development and represents investment firms and high net worth investors with diverse geographic needs. She offers them a unique single point of contact to develop and manage multiple deals across the US. Through thoughtfully cultivated relationships, attentive communication, tenacious effort, and cutting-edge technology, Ms. Edmonds' clients experience optimized deal flow and returns. Andie is Managing Partner at NAI Cascade Commercial Real Estate, one of the largest commercial real estate companies in Central Oregon and part of the NAI Global Network of Companies. A champion of transparent deal development and open-source technologies in commercial real estate, Ms. Edmonds provides comprehensive advisory services for commercial real estate investment firms and high net worth investors as their single point of contact. In this role, she coordinates the participants in all phases of the acquisition and disposition process - from market research through closing - across the United States. Ms. Edmonds' ability to uncover investment opportunities across the country through thoughtfully fostered relationships and cutting-edge technology streamlines the initial analysis, resulting in efficient asset review. Her tenacious effort and attentive communication ensure that, as deals move forward, all parties remain focused to optimize returns.

Jerry_3x4.jpgSIOR | Jerry Matson, SIOR, Executive Vice President, Colliers International, SIOR Oregon Chapter President
Jerry specializes in representing corporations, investors and Portland's most active big-box industrial developers in locating and negotiating the sale and lease of industrial buildings in the greater Portland area and in industries such as 3rd party logistics (UPS, FEDEX, Expeditors, OnTrac), E-commerce, Food & Beverage, Paper & Packing, sporting goods and apparel and more. Jerry became the youngest industrial broker in state history to become an SIOR in 2012 at 30 years old and has since been named the Industrial Broker of the year in Oregon & SW Washington two of the past three years. As SIOR chapter president, Jerry is proud to host the 2019 national conference in Portland this October for the first time in Portland history. 

IREM | Tara Platt, CPM Senior Property Manager, Kidder Mathews. 
Tara Platt, CPM®, is a senior property manager based in the firm’s Portland office. Tara leads a property team which manages a nearly 3 million square foot portfolio of industrial assets located in the greater Portland area. Tara is responsible for preparing monthly operational reports, tenant improvement coordination and oversight, landlord and tenant relations, leasing support and coordination, maintenance oversight, long term capital planning, maintaining client governance standards, and day-to-day management of the assets in her care. Tara is dedicated to providing the highest professional property management services to her clients.
Before joining Kidder Mathews, Tara was an associate director of management services. In this role, she was responsible for property management operations and personnel. Tara teamed with local leadership to strengthen and expand client relationships throughout the region. As a commercial real estate veteran of 20 years, Tara has substantial expertise in budget preparation, lease administration, physical plant management, tenant and client relations and financial reporting. In addition, she has a proven history of success in overseeing a variety of multi-million dollar investment properties. She has spearheaded property enhancement projects, managed major redevelopment projects, developed leasing and tenant retention strategies and established processes to enhance and improve property operations.
Tara also served as vice president of property management at Specht Properties, Inc. In this position, she led the property management department for one of the region’s largest real estate developers. The 2.5 million square foot managed portfolio consisted of joint venture projects and third-party industrial and office properties.

Developer Panel: Responding to the Drivers and Disruptors in the Marketplace

Tarlow__Damin.jpgModerator, Damin Tarlow, Senior Vice President, Trammell Crow Company. Tarlow supports the leadership team in the sourcing and overseeing urban office, multifamily and mixed use development and investment opportunities throughout the Greater Portland market and northern California.

jones.jpgLauren Golden Jones
, Development Manager, Capstone Partners. Lauren has extensive experience managing planning and entitlement processes for development and infrastructure projects.

johnson_n.jpgNoel Johnson, Principal, Cairn Pacific. Johnson is an experienced advisor and principal who leads complex real estate developments amid myriad contexts throughout the Pacific NW.

hanlon.jpgMary Hanlon, Principal, Hanlon Development. Hanlon has an extensive background in development in both the public and private sectors, having provided consulting services for over $2.4 billion in planned real estate development projects over the last 14 years.

Jill_2.jpgJill Sherman, Partner, Gerding Edlen. Jill Sherman joined Gerding Edlen in 2003 and was named a partner in 2014. Jill leads Gerding Edlen's public-private partnerships and build-to-suit projects for non-profit and for-profit organizations, facilitating the important work of nonprofits and public agencies in our communities. Jill is responsible for new business development as well as management of all predevelopment activities including design and budgeting, entitlements, neighborhood outreach, negotiating agreements and contracts, and financing. Her projects at Gerding Edlen include student housing, academic buildings, community facilities, affordable housing and mixed-use residential. Jill’s resume includes over 15 LEED certified projects of which five are LEED Platinum.

Jill served on the Portland Planning Commission from 2007-2012 and currently serves as the board chair of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and a board member of Architecture Foundation of Oregon and Earth Advantage. Jill has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Urban Studies and Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University.

Economic Update:
John_Mitchell-02.jpgJohn Mitchell, M&H Economic Consultants. John was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years, before joining U.S. Bancorp in July of 1983 as their Chief Economist. He has been making economic presentations on the nation and the region for 49 years.

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