2023 Conference Agenda

All programming will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Carolina Hotel.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

8:00 am
Location: North Room

Registration opens

8:30 am – 9:30 am 
Location: South Room

NAIOP NC Board Meeting (all chapter boards invited)

10:00 am 10:45 am
Location: Grand Ballroom

Keep it Moving: Market Trends from the Sunbelt - PPT Presentation
Learn the macro-economic trends in the global real estate market, with a specific focus on North Carolina and the sunbelt competing markets. Hear Spencer’s thoughts and predictions for 2023, from the continued boom in multi-family and industrial, the resurgence of retail, and where is office trending.

Speaker: Spencer Levy, Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am  11:45 am
Location: Grand Ballroom

Bring the Business Home: Economic Development Home Runs
Learn more about the latest economic development home runs from around the state such as FijiFILM, BOOM Supersonic, and Toyota as they invest and develop in our state. Gain insight into how developers/brokers/municipalities are trying to get in front of these deals to make them happen in their markets.

Brent Christensen, President & CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Dave Efird, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (moderator)
Irena Krstanovic Economic Development Director, Holly Springs
Kevin Franklin, President, Randolph County, NC Economic Development Corporation

11:45 pm  1:30 pm
Location: Carolina Hall

Lunch & Awards Presentation

Fireside Chat with Cedric Bobo & Welch Liles
Growing our businesses depends on having the bench-strength and knowledge to implement our projects. Cedric challenges us to build the next generation of owners and leaders in real estate. Hear Cedric’s journey through real estate to helping the world’s most talented, diverse students unlock career opportunities through training, mentoring and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Speakers: Cedric Bobo, CEO and Co-Founder, Project Destined & Welch Liles, Managing Partner, Asana Partners

1:30 pm  1:45 pm

Networking Break

1:45 pm  2:45 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom

Commercial Market Update – What’s Happening in the Carolinas?
From industrial to retail to office and multi-family, how are each market segments looking in 2023? As developers from throughout North Carolina are finding the right formula to make it work, hear our experts’ perspectives on the outlook and implications for these key real estate sectors.

Skip Hill, Senior Vice President, Highwoods Properties
Bobby Speir, Senior Vice President - Mixed-Use Investment, Crosland Southeast
Robin Team, Managing Partner, Front Street Capital
Moss Withers, President & Principal, Lee & Associates (moderator)

2:45 pm  3:00 pm

Networking Break

 3:00 pm  4:00 pm
Location: Grand Ballroom

Capital Markets
Disruption is creating opportunities and challenges in both debt and equity markets. As the economy launched into 2023 in a relatively strong position, what are the prospects for development in the Carolinas and moving forward?

Ryan Blair, Managing Partner, Heritage Capital
Daniel Flynn, Director – Capital Markets, JLL (moderator)
Dan Mainous, Vice President, Truist
Nick Matus, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

 4:00 pm  6:00 pm
Location: Carolina Hall

A Taste of Pinehurst Reception – Drinks & light hors d'oeuvres will be provided
* Subject to change. Schedule as of February 27, 2023.