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AIA/TEXO Economic Update- 01/12/17

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Date: Thursday, January 12
Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm 
Location: Trinity Groves 3015
AIA & TEXO Members- $35
Non-Members- $75 

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3:30-4:00 - Check-In and Networking  
4:00 pm - Welcome by AIA and TEXO
 4:10pm to 4:40pm – Anirbau Basu Economic Overview  
4:45 to 5:45pm – Panel Discussion Moderated by Michael Buckley  
5:45pm to 6:00pm -  Brief Q&A  
6:00 to 7:00pm – Cocktail Hour  

Following a Preview of Current/Future Markets Trends by leading Economist Anirban Basu, a vigorously-moderated Panel of Developers will share perspectives on current Hot Products/Markets  --- and best Opportunities in the near term.
Challenging Issues to be debated by Panelists should include:

  • Overbuilding - is there a looming Multifamily/ Office/Industrial Bubble 
  • Impact of Workplace Technologies on occupancy
  • Corporate End Users Preferences
  • Urban Vs Suburban Advantages
  • High Density Impacts on Parking/ Sustainability
  • Whither Go-ests Retail? Creating Mixed-Use amenities
  • The Promise of Speedier Transit alternatives vs Reality



Michael Buckley, FAIA

President, Halcyon Ltd Development Advisors
Director, UTA Center for Metropolitan Density  

As President of Halcyon Ltd Development Advisors, Michael Buckley specializes in Urban Mixed-Use projects, Repositioning underutilized sites, and Disposition of surplus assets for Corporations. 
Buckley is currently Co-Chair for PREA’s Development Affinity Group, and founding member of the Real Estate Roundtable's Research Committee, He is a former ULI Trustee, Chair Urban Development Mixed-Use Council, Deputy Chair NYC ULI District Council, and Chair of ULI’s National Program Committee. Buckley served as President, Connecticut Society of Architects, and Board Member, AIA Dallas. Buckley is a former Board Member and Program Committee Chair of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate.  

Academic experience includes Core Faculty at MIT's Center for Real Estate, and  lectures at Rice University, Harvard, UVA, UPENN. Buckley is the former fifteen-year Director of Columbia’s Masters in Real Estate Development, responsible for its innovative curriculum and growth, and currently serves as Director, UTA Center for Metropolitan Density, a new research think-tank to explore the fiscal, civic and societal benefits of Density. Public service included Board Member, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and Deputy Chair, Dallas’ Cypress Waters Tax Increment District. For his work in urban design and mixed-use, Prof. Buckley was designated as Fellow, American Institute of Architects, and Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. 

Anirban Basu  

Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.
Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland.  Mr. Basu is among the most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, law firms and business associations serving as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors (national) and as chief economic advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association.In recent years, he has also focused upon health economics, the economics of education and economic development.  He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in micro-, macro-, international and urban economics.  

Mr. Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1990.  He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.  His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law in 2003

Walt Mountford  

KDC - Executive Vice President
For over 20 years at KDC,  Mountford has successfully performed progressively important and wide-ranging roles in the development of over 7 million square feet of commercial projects valued at over $1.4 billion located throughout the nation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics with cum laude honors from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and attended Harvard Graduate School of Business in Boston, MA.

Mountford enjoys spending time with his family, leisure travel, painting, sculpting, business reading, and music

Terry Montesi  

CEO – Trademark Property Company
In 1991 Terry founded Fort Worth based Trademark Property Company, which has since developed or invested in over $2 billion and 11.4 million s.f. of lifestyle retail, enclosed malls and mixed-use properties across the U.S. Trademark’s portfolio includes projects such as Market Street – The Woodlands, La Palmera Mall, Watters Creek, Rice Village, Victory Park, Waterside and many others.

He is an active participant in the Fort Worth philanthropic community, serving as a board member for the Union Gospel Mission of Fort Worth and a member of the building committee at Christ Chapel Bible Church. He formerly served as the director of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Junior Achievement and served on the Texas Exes Investment Committee.

Terry is involved with Conscious Capitalism, with Trademark being a corporate sponsor. Terry holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA from the University of Mississippi. He and his family reside in Fort Worth, Texas.

Joseph Pitchford 

Managing Director - Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC
Joseph F. Pitchford serves as managing director for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. His responsibilities include project identification, development, and execution company-wide. Mr. Pitchford has more than twenty years of experience in commercial real estate, particularly in real estate development and project management. 

Prior to joining Crescent, Mr. Pitchford served as senior vice president and regional director with Concord Eastridge, Inc. and as vice president and regional partner with Hines, where he organized and opened Hines' Arizona office. 

Mr. Pitchford received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Neal Sleeper

President - CityPlace Company
Neal Sleeper is President of Cityplace Company, the developer of a 130-acre mixed-use project in Uptown Dallas.  Since forming the company in 1991, Mr. Sleeper has overseen the development of over 4,000 residential units and 640,000 square feet of retail space, 250,000 square feet of office, and a 150-room hotel (under construction) in a mixed-use environment.  Cityplace Company has been responsible for over $900,000,000 in new development since 1993.  The remaining 5 acres of the Cityplace development will be a high-density, transit-oriented, mixed-use development.  From 1986 to 1990 Mr. Sleeper had a development consulting firm, Sleeper & Associates, which advised private owners and institutions on development, zoning and public-private partnerships.  From 1975-1986 Mr. Sleeper was with Murray Properties Company in various roles including being president of a property management and leasing company, and being the Dallas commercial development partner.  Sleeper began his real estate career with Henry S. Miller Company from 1972-1975.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance in 1968.

Mr. Sleeper is the past chairman of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Transit-Oriented Development Council.  He is on the board of directors and was a founding member of The Real Estate Council and is past chairman of TREC’s Government Affairs Committee.  He was the 2009 chairman of the board of Goodwill Industries of Dallas.  He is currently chairman of the TOD TIF and the Farmers Market TIF District.  Additionally, Sleeper is or has been on the board of directors of the Building Owners and Managers Association, NAIOP, Oak Lawn Forum, Dallas Theater Center, Friends of the Katy Trail, Uptown Public Improvement District, Cityplace Area TIF District, Preservation Dallas, and the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority.  He is a member of Dallas Assembly.

Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of event or you will be charged. Please contact TEXO at 972-647-0697 with any questions. If your company requires a PO # or a Job Cost Account, please provide this information when registering. Thank You!

1/12/2017 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
3015 Trinity Groves 3015 Gulden Lane Dallas 75212 UNITED STATES
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