Join over 300 owners, investors and developers at the upcoming Marcus & Millichap/IPA Retail Forum: DFW on April 21 for a full day premium event featuring more than 30 speakers and 6 panels of leading commentary on challenges and opportunities in:

  • New Development
  • Leasing & Financing
  • Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Metroplex

Benefit from the multitude of networking opportunities with the top multifamily players throughout the region. Connect and create relationships through breakfast, lunch and a special post-event cocktail reception.

Featured Speaker:

Morning Keynote: Oil Prices & the Metroplex

Robert DyeRobert Dye, SVP & Chief Economist, Comerica Bank

Robert A. Dye, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Comerica Bank. He leads the Comerica Economics Department and provides commentary and research on the U.S. economy and the economies of Michigan, Texas, California, Arizona and Florida to Comerica, its clients and to national and regional media outlets. Dye most recently was Senior Vice President and Senior Economist for PNC Financial Services Group. Previously, he served as Vice President and Economist at Realpoint and Senior Economist for Moody’s Economy.com and Wharton Econometrics. He is on the board of directors of the National Association of Business Economics and past president of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Uncover an inside look at leasing from the perspectives of tenants as well as landlords
  • Hear case studies of major recent deals and redevelopments – Learn why they worked
  • Learn about the availability of capital and what lenders are looking for
  • Network with some of the biggest institutional players that are putting up stakes in the market

Featured Speakers:

Mike Ablon
Mike Ablon
Fernando De Leon
Fernando De Leon
Chief Executive Officer
Leon Capital
Frank Mihalopoulous
Frank Mihalopoulous
Corinth Properties
Terry Montesi
Terry Montesi
Chairman & CEO
Trademark Property


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jared Aubrey, Associate, Marcus & Millichap
  • Mike Ablon, Principal, PegasusAblon
  • Adam Blustein, Vice President – Leasing, Global Fund Investments
  • Lisa Burbey, Real Estate Manager, Chipotle
  • John Chang, First Vice President – Research Services, Marcus & Millichap
  • Fernando De Leon, Chief Executive Officer, Leon Capital
  • Shannon del Valle, Store Development Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Robert Dye, SVP & Chief Economist, Comerica Bank
  • Joseph Hickman, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Star Land
  • Sydney Hurley, Founder & CEO, Vista Property Co.
  • Farhan Kabani, Associate Vice President Capital Markets, Institutional Property Advisors
  • Jack Matthews, President, Matthews Group
  • Frank Mihalopoulous, Owner, Corinth Properties
  • Rhett Miller, Regional Director, VTS
  • Terry Montesi, Chairman & CEO, Trademark Property
  • Stephen Preston, Managing Partner, North American
  • Valerie Richardson, Vice-President – Real Estate, Container Store
  • Scott Rohrman, Owner, 42 Real Estate
  • Peter Russell, Director – Real Estate, Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Keith Schneider, Vice President, TriGate Capital
  • Zeshan Tabani, Managing Director, Tabani Group
  • Stanley Thomas, Founder & CEO, Thomas Enterprises
  • Matthew Tice, Vice President – Texas Offices, Inland Group
  • Jason Vitorino, Senior Vice President Investments, Marcus & Millichap
  • Brandon Weber, Chief Executive Officer, Hightower
  • John Weber, Principal, Weber & Company

Confirmed Agenda:

  • Market Outlook: The Future of the Metroplex
  • Morning Keynote Presentation: Oil Prices & the State of the Metroplex
  • Debt & Capital: Current Investing & Lending Trends
  • The Next Big Thing: Emerging Neighborhoods
  • Leasing & Management: Overcoming Retail Leasing Headaches while Maximizing Revenue Generation
  • The Perfect Store: Challenges & Opportunities for Retailers around the Metroplex
  • If You (Re)build It, They Will Come: The Craft of Redevelopment