Real estate experts to give insights into Memphis-area trends March 3


  • When: March 3. Program at 2 p.m. and reception at 4 p.m.
  • Where: Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC), 1801 Exeter Road, Germantown
  • Cost: $50 for MAAR members and $70 for the general public.
  • Registration: Advance registration is required; for more information go online.

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Real estate leaders will offer their reviews and insights for the Memphis-area commercial market at the 12th annual Commercial Property Forecast Summit on March 3, at the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC).

The program is presented by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Commercial Council. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. The program starts at 2 p.m. and a reception follows at 4 p.m.

Local perspectives will be provided in the following areas:

  • Retail: Frank Dyer III, CCIM, Loeb Realty Group LLC
  • Industrial: Patrick Walton, Commercial Advisors Asset Services
  • Office: Frazier Baker, SIOR, Colliers Inter-national/Memphis
  • Multifamily: Martin Edwards Jr., CCIM, Edwards Management Inc.
  • Mid-South perspective: Dexter Muller, Greater Memphis Chamber
  • Downtown, Midtown, Crosstown: Terry Lynch, Southtown Realty Corporation

Summit-logoThe summit’s keynote presenter will be Dr. Mark Dotzour, Chief Economist and Director of Research at Texas A & M University, Real Estate Center.

Dotzour is a macroeconomist doing market research to monitor how global and national trends are likely to impact commercial and residential real estate markets.

“Dr. Dotzour’s insights into the market are invaluable to real estate professionals,” said Steve Woodyard of Woodyard Realty Corporation, 2015 summit chairman. “He can connect the dots from past to present to future.”

Bob Turner, president of the MAAR Commercial Council, said the combination of a national expert and well-respected local presenters will provide the audience with a comprehensive view of the market.

“There’s really something here for everybody involved in the Memphis community – information and knowledge that is very helpful,” Turner said. “I can’t imagine working in this industry and passing up the opportunity to be part of what promises to be an informative and entertaining event.”

Sponsors for the 2015 summit include Belz Enterprises; Boyle Investment Company; The Commercial Appeal; CB Richard Ellis Memphis; Colliers International; Cushman & Wakefield/ Commercial Advisors; Evans|Petree; Highwoods Properties; Newmark Grubb Memphis; Valbridge Properties Advisors; IREM, Memphis Chapter; SIOR Memphis Chapter; Memphis Appraisal Institute; Memphis Metro CCIM Chapter; Realtors Land Institute.

With more than 300 members, the MAAR Commercial Council is a self-governed, freestanding division of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. See more at