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2022 CRE Forecast
Join us for a 2022 CRE Forecast.
Get a better understanding of what we foresee for the year in brokerage, lending, construction, etc. Bring your questions!
Whether you’re a Landlord, Developer, or Tenant, this panel will provide you with a one-stop shop. Join us LIVE! This will also be recorded in case you are unable to join us.
Moderated by Vic Villacrez, Commercial & Development Manager, Hovde Properties
About the CRE Panelists:
Heather Ewing, CCIM | Founder & CEO, ABSTRACT Commercial Real Estate LLC
Heather has represented over $151M in New Development with retail expertise focused in Downtown Madison and Dane County. She lives, works, and breathes retail! Her proactive approach for securing tenants through cold calling, canvassing, live videos, social media, relationship building, networking, and public speaking provides a comprehensive marketing approach. Living in the area for over 40 years allows her to share the nuances of various neighborhoods and suburbs beyond the demographics.
Darcy Pinasco, Assistant Vice President | Business Banking Development Consultant, U.S. Bank
Darcy Pinasco, is a Business Banking Development Consultant, AVP at U.S. Bank. He has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry. Darcy has been in Madison, WI for 7 years and found his passion working with entrepreneurs and business owners. In his consultant role with U.S. Bank he has access to a plethora of banking services from deposits to commercial real estate financing. He enjoys giving back to the community through a number of volunteer activities and serving on several committees. He was recently elected to the board of directors for the Madison Ballet. His strengths are inspiring people to deliver a vision and empower creativity resulting in success. In his personal time, he enjoys sharing his life with his fiancé Josh and their pup, Bruno.
Carole J. Schaeffer, MPA, Leed Greed Assoc., Vice President of Business Development, Friede & Associates
Building out a retail space is frequently a new experience for business owners. It can be somewhat intimidating if you haven’t been through the process. The right General Contractor is critical for a successful project. You want a contractor with a record of excellent customer service and communication. You also want a contractor who has experience with projects that are similar in scope.
James VanBuskirk, Account Executive, M3 Insurance
James VanBuskirk is an account executive with M3 Elevate, a division of M3 Insurance specializing in business insurance and employee benefits for growing companies. VanBuskirk focuses on property and casualty insurance programs and supports the agency’s efforts to secure new business and maintain positive client relationships. He consults with and advises his clients on the design, implementation and management of their business insurance coverage.
- MBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison ‘21
- BS in Economics from University of Maryland ‘07
- Developed and managed an insurance agency in Washington, D.C. focused on small business insurance and personal coverage for high net worth individuals (2007-2018)
- Joined M3 in 2019
Elyse L. Smithback, First Vice President - Business Banking, Park Bank
Elyse is a First Vice President – Business Banking at Park Bank where she helps her clients achieve financial success mostly through Commercial Real Estate and C&I Lending. She brings over 20 years of banking experience, holding leadership positions, and belonging to several non-profit boards.
Daniele St. Marie Thompson, Founding Partner, St. Marie Law, LLC
I have been practicing law for over 20 years and have a passion for commercial real estate and general corporate law. I offer a unique set of skills as my experience includes private practice, in-house counsel experience as well as being a co-founder of a law firm. My clients consist of landlords, tenants, start-ups, real estate companies, and family businesses, to name a few.