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The 12th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing

Information Management Network (IMN)

Sep
16
2019

Date:

Location: Laguna Beach, CA

Topics

  • Retail Investment: Adapting to a New Reality?
     

Rob Burwell will be speaking at The 12th Annual Winter Forum on Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing.

Event Details

Retail Investment: Adapting to a New Reality?

A quick overview of 2014 retail market fundamentals: Ground-up development/re-development trends vs. store closures; Occupancy/leasing trends; Supply vs. demand; Prices, etc. Will 2015 be much of the same? • While new development across asset classes has been relatively slow recently, retail has been particularly sluggish: To what degree is this due to eCommerce vs. retailers’ concerns over consumer confidence vs. challenges in securing financing/investor confidence? • Investing within the ‘new reality’: How are you adapting your retail investment strategy to account for eCommerce and shifts in consumption due to the economy and changing demographics? Can big box stores survive eCommerce? Is the future of retail smaller concepts? • Will 2015 be the year that we see an uptick in new development? If so, what kind of retail development and where? With land/building costs often being too high for sufficient returns in key urban areas, what locales are developers now looking at? • Financing: What is available today for retail and at what terms/cost? •

Session Chair:

  • Michael Schwartz, Principal, MCGLADREY LLP

Panel Participants:

  • Robert Masters, Senior Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer, ACADIA REALTY TRUST
  • Aaron Wu, Director of Acquisitions, AMCAP INC.
  • Robert E. Burwell, Member, MINTZ LEVIN COHN FERRIS GLOVSKY AND POPEO PC
  • Hal Scudder, Chief Investment Officer, PHILLIPS EDISON AND COMPANY
  • Joel K. Mayer, Managing Director, Head of Retail, ROCKWOOD CAPITAL, LLC

Speakers

Robert E. Burwell is the Chair of Mintz's Retail & Consumer Products Industry Group. Rob represents middle-market companies and private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, and other corporate and securities matters.