Real estate summit to yield expert market analysis on Feb. 22

MAAR-logoMEMPHIS — Real estate leaders will offer their reviews and insights for the Memphis-area commercial market at the 16th annual Commercial Property Forecast Summit on Feb. 22 at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts, 225 S. Main St., Memphis.

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:

  • Office: Joe Steffner, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Self-Storage: Warner Russell, Jernigan Capital
  • Multifamily: Steve Rudesill, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Retail: Parrish Taylor, CBRE
  • Industrial: Jeb Fields, Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Advisors
  • Keynote: K.C. Conway, Director of Research & Corporate Engagement, Alabama Center for Real Estate, Chief Economist, CCIM

“I am confident K.C. Conway will provide timely market insights,” said Jack Steffner, of Newmark Knight Frank, and 2018 summit chairman. “The audience will be given a clear vision for the industry in the year ahead.”

Les Binkley of Boyle Investment Company and president of the MAAR Commercial Council, said the combination of local presenters’ knowledge and a national expert will offer a strong sense of the market.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity,” Binkley said. “If you work in the industry, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this program.”

The cost is $55-$75. Register by calling 901-818-2435, or sending an email to

Sponsors for the 2018 summit include Boyle Investment Company; Colliers International; Commercial Advisors; Commercial Bank & Trust; Cushman & Wakefield; Evans Petree; Highwoods Properties; IREM Memphis Chapter; JLL; Memphis Appraisal Institute; Memphis Metro CCIM; Newmark Knight Frank; SIOR Memphis Chapter; Valbridge Property Advisors; and Woodyard Realty Corporation.

With more than 300 members, the MAAR Commercial Council is a self-governed, freestanding division of MAAR. Members include commercial developers, commercial brokers and affiliate brokers, property managers and other commercial real estate-related professionals. For more information, visit