Trends & Strategies Conference


February 25 & 26, 2016

Thursday, February 25

2:00 - 2:15pm


2:15 – 3:00pm

Global Capital Market Overview with Tom Arnold, Head of Americas-Real Estate at ADIA

Presentation slides given to those who request written permission. Email: (nikki.wagner at

3:00 – 4:00pm

The Climate of Florida Real Estate Investment Panel:

Moderator: Jim Fried, Managing Director, Aztec Group Inc.
Daryl M. Carter, President, Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc.
Ted McGowan, Executive Director, Clay County Port, Inc.
Jim Stine, President, RAM Realty Services

4:15 - 5:00pm

Breakout session - pick one

Moderator: Angie Brown, Vice President, Meridian Appraisal Group, Inc.
Banking- Steve Cohn, SVP/Florida Region Executive, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Bank of America
Multi-family- Richard Donnellan, Jr., Vice Chair, ARA Newmark
Homebuilding- Jim McGowan, VP Acquisitions, CalAtlantic

Moderator: Nick Banks, Managing Director, Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group
Office - Daniel Woodward, Vice President - Tampa, Highwoods Properties, Inc.
Industrial - Steven McCraney, President & CEO, McCraney Property Company
Retail- Cliff Taylor, Senior Vice President, CBRE

Capital Markets
Moderator: Steve Cohen, Executive Vice President/CRE Banking Manager, Sabadell
Steven DeRose, Senior Vice-President - Loan Origination, Starwood Mortgage Capital
Rick Scarola, Managing Partner, Covenant Capital Group
Chuck Davis, Director, Met Life Real Estate Investments, Inc.
Patrick Ramge, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

5:10 - 5:55pm

Repeat Breakouts

6:00 – 7:30pm

Networking Reception Terrace Pool Deck

Friday, February 26

7:30 – 8:30 A.M.

Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 A.M.

UF Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies Alumnus of the Year Presentation

Rick Scarola, Managing Partner, Covenant Capital Group - Video

8:30 – 9:15 A.M.

Private versus Public Real Estate Companies Panel

Moderator: Robert Klein, Managing Director, Evercore Partners Inc.
Nelson Mills, President and CEO, Columbia Property Trust
Tim Wallace, President, Community Healthcare Trust Incorporated
Luke Petherbridge, Chief Financial Officer, DDR Corp.

9:15 – 10:00 A.M.

A Chat with Tom Arnold and William Walton

Tom Arnold, Head of Americas-Real Estate at ADIA
William H. Walton, Managing Member and Co-Founder, Rockpoint Group

10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

Impact of Big Data on the Built Environment

Moderator: Rachel Elias Wein, President, WeinPlus
Julie Augustyn, Real Estate Director, Office Depot, Inc.
Dirk Aulabaugh, Managing Director, Green Street Advisors
Andrea Drasites, Managing Director-Real Estate, Blackstone

Presentation slides will not be made available for this panel.

11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.


12:00-12:20 P.M.

UF Bergstrom Center Real Estate Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony- James Heistand, President and CEO, Parkway Properties - Video

1:00-1:15 P.M.


1:15 – 2:00 P.M.

Forecasting the Political Crystal Ball with Dr. Larry Sabato, Founder and Director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics

Video and presentation slides will not be made available for this session.