FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAKELAND, FL August 11, 2017 – The I-4 Corridor’s dense population of approximately 20 million and its constant growth led Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantlzer Realty (CBCSRD) to host the 2nd annual I-4 Commercial Corridor Conference Friday, August 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL.
Approximately 350 real estate agents, investors, and business professionals attended to hear topics covering the latest news and trends associated with the I-4 Corridor, including insights and analysis from top market experts and remarks from Senator Bill Nelson.
The conference benefited from the university setting with 10 breakout sessions taking place in classrooms that allowed for focused discussions and interactions between attendees and 36 panelist experts.
Breakout sessions were led by panels and included specialized discussions on various topics affecting real estate: Entertainment, Land, Equity Capital Sources, Using ARC GIS and Business Analyst, The Publix Story, Industrial, Commercial Lending, Autonomous Navigation, an update on FDOT projects including the recently announced SunTrax Test Track, and a special Deal Making session.
The luncheon featured Chris Oakley, Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville Branch, who provided a regional economic update and remarks from Senator Bill Nelson. Nelson discussed the unique impact that Florida’s present advancements in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is having on the I-4 corridor. Specific advancements Nelson mentioned are construction of the Space Launch System and the rocket Orion at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and Florida East Coast Railway’s talk of expanding a passenger train that will travel at 110 mph through Downtown Tampa.
R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty; Adrian Jones, LEGOLAND Florida; Kris Keprios, Central Florida Visitors & Convention Bureau, Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing.
David Hitchcock, CCIM, ALC, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate; Dean P. Saunders, ALC, CCIM, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate; Bill Eshenbaugh, ALC, CCIM, Eshenbaugh Land Company; Daryl M. Carter, Maury L Carter & Associates Inc; Brian G. Philpot, JD, AgAmerica Lending.
The Publix Story
David A Goffe, CCIM, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty; Brad Crenshaw, CCIM, Real Estate Manager, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Equity Capital Sources
Roman Petra, Esq., CCIM, CRE, Broad and Cassel; Ronn Medlock, Private Equity Finance; Thomas S. Ablum, Ablum Brown & Company; Roy Abrams, CEO, RealConnex.
Using ARC GIS and Business Analyst
Helen Thompson, Commercial Marketing, Esri; Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX, FRICS, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty.
R. Todd Dantzler, CCIM, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty; J. Greg Ruthven, CCIM, The Ruthvens; Andrew Lehrer, SIOR, Flagler Development; Richard R. LeFrois, Central Florida Development; David Murphy, MAI, CCIM, SIOR, Senior Vice President, CBRE; Brendon Dedekind, CCIM, Vice President, Prologis; Steven E. McCraney, President & CEO, McCraney Property Company.
Commercial Lending Panel
Gary M. Ralston, CCIM, SIOR, CPM, CRE, CLS, CDP, CRX, FRICS, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty; Steven H. Cohn, CFA, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Banking; Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, N.A.; David J. Houston, Senior Vice President, Bank of Central Florida; Robert Loftin, Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Citizens Bank & Trust; Janak Amin,Co-President, Sunshine Bank; Tim Staley, Senior Vice President, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union.
David Hungerford, Director of Research, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty; Dean Bushey, PhD, Professor, Florida Polytechnic University.
FDOT Test Track Update and Transportation
John M. Bohde, AICP, Director, Land Development Division, Polk County; Paul Satchfield, Program Management Administrator, Florida Department of Transportation / Turnpike Enterprise; LK Nandam, PE, District Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation, District 1.
Janet Robinson, CCIM, Commercial Director East Coast of Florida, Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT; Rick Orr, Total Commercial.
To learn more about the I-4 Commercial Corridor Conference visit i4commercial.net.
About Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty
Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty (CBCSRD) is located in Lakeland, Florida and is Florida’s I-4 corridor’s premier commercial real estate firm. We offer unique positioning of properties utilizing our intimate knowledge of local markets, a recognized national brand, and a global reach through our Coldwell Banker Commercial offices worldwide who achieved a $5 billion total amount in investment sales and leasing transactions in 2016.
Founded by three highly-recognized CCIM-designated Florida brokers, the company brings together experts on all aspects of real estate. We provide services to land and commercial clients through both CBCSRD and our land brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate.