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Annual ULI Indiana event to explore real estate trends in central Indiana

The Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 report and discussions about trends in central Indiana will be the focus of an event hosted by the ULI Indiana district council on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Union Station in Indianapolis.

Now in its 39th year, Emerging Trends in Real Estate®—recently released by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute—is a highly regarded real estate and land use industry outlook including interview and survey responses from more than 1,600 leading real estate experts.

According to the report, available at uli.org, Indianapolis’ strengths include population growth, a highly educated workforce and a low cost of living, along with “benefits from technology hubs that are supporting existing businesses and putting in place the pieces for new business development.” Ranked #37 out of 78 “U.S. Markets to Watch: Overall Real Estate Prospects” for 2018, Indianapolis was ranked #1 in the “U.S. Markets to Watch: Homebuilding Prospects” list.

At the Nov. 14 event, “Real Estate Trends 2018: Get Ready for What’s Next,” Andrew Warren, director of real estate research, PwC, Des Moines, Iowa, will provide an overview of the report and its relevance to central Indiana.

“The process of putting together the Emerging Trends publication offers me a great opportunity to look at 78 markets across the country,” said Warren. “It is great to get the chance to travel to some of those markets and see and hear first-hand what is going on from actual market participants. Indianapolis is particularly exciting. I see it as a market that is growing organically and this success is raising Indianapolis’s profile on the national stage.”

“As companies look forward to 2018 and beyond, it’s important to keep a pulse on both local and national trends and dynamics,” said Kelli Lawrence, ULI Indiana advisory board chair and partner at Cityscape Residential. “At Real Estate Trends 2018, we’ll hear about overarching national trends, as well as what forces are shifting real estate, development and land use in Central Indiana.”

In addition to Warren’s keynote, the Nov. 14 event—now in its 10th year—will include three panels of thought leaders addressing important topics.

The “Housing Choices in a Changing World” panel will feature Trinity Hart, vice president and principal, Deylen Realty; David Leazenby, vice president of product and growth, Onyx & East; Paul Rioux, owner, Platinum Properties; and moderator, Jeff Kingsbury, managing principal, Greenstreet, Ltd.

The “Tech and the Office Environment” panel will include John Sweet, vice president, finance and acquisitions, Strategic Capital Partners; Bryan Wade, chief executive officer, Sigstr; Matt Waggoner, senior vice president, Jones Lang LaSalle; and moderator, Wes Podell, senior vice president, Development, PK Partners.

The “Ecommerce and Industrial/Big Box Retail” panel will include Travis French, vice president of operations, GEODIS; Mark Hosfeld, vice president, leasing and development, Duke Realty; Steve Schwegman, SIOR, managing director, Jones Lang LaSalle; and moderator, John Cumming, senior vice president, Strategic Capital Partners.

Attendees will hear more about the top trends from the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2018 report, which include: “The Gen Z Effect on Retail and Work Space,” “A Housing Shortage,” “Multifamily Remains a Strong Investment,” and “Senior Housing Momentum Growing.” This year’s survey was conducted before Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

About Emerging Trends in Real Estate®

Now in its 39th year, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is one of the most highly regarded annual industry outlooks for the real estate and land use industry. It includes interviews and survey responses from more than 1,600 leading real estate experts, including investors, fund managers, developers, property companies, lenders, brokers, advisers and consultants.

About the Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has nearly 40,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information, please visit uli.org or follow on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About the ULI Indiana District Council

Founded in 2007, ULI Indiana is one of more than 50 District Councils in North America. District Councils are ULI at the local level, and implement the mission by connecting individuals and convening groups, providing a forum for education and sharing best practices, and giving back to our communities. ULI Indiana is a statewide district council, with our work focused in urbanized areas, especially central Indiana, metro Louisville, Ky. and Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information, please visit indiana.uli.org or follow on Twitter (@uli_indiana) and Facebook (facebook.com/uli.indiana).

About PwC US 

PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more by visiting at www.pwc.com.

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