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Emerging Real Estate Trends for Economic Development

Date: May 18, 2017

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Nonmembers

Registration Deadline: May 18 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on May 17

Last date to request a refund or cancel registration: Monday, May 8

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


Essential to job creation and economic growth, you can create vibrant environments that will draw people to your community. As new opportunities to attract, expand, or relocate businesses arise, you'll want to evaluate your community's real estate market. Innovative trends throughout the real estate industry are providing more creative and flexible infrastructure options that you can capitalize on. Attend this webinar, and you'll learn about emerging real estate trends and how your organization can benefit from them.

Register for this webinar and hear:

• How your EDO can strengthen relationships with real estate developers to provide strategic direction for their community
• How trends in real estate investment and financial structures are impacting economic growth
• Geographical forecasts in real estate development for 2017 and beyond




Robert M. Lewis, CEcD, AICP
Principal and President
Development Strategies, Inc.
Saint Louis, MO

Bob directs economic research and planning projects at Development Strategies, based in St. Louis. He was part of the team that created Development Strategies in 1988 after ten years with Team Four and two years with the St. Louis County Department of Planning. Bob was named president in 2000. The focus of his professional work is analyzing the market, economic, and organizational forces that influence urban planning, economic growth, and real estate development. His consulting services yield strategic recommendations for clients seeking to maximize economic value. Clients include local governments, private property owners, corporations, government agencies, non-profits, and institutions all around the USA.

Bob's passions are two-fold: helping communities to create strategic economic development plans for realistic and sustainable growth, and evaluating the economic feasibility of development projects within the context of redevelopment or revitalization planning. His specialties include economic development strategic planning, real estate redevelopment in urban contexts, economic impact studies for corporations and non-profits, and community planning for economic development. Bob also conducts housing strategic plans, economic and fiscal impact studies, attitudinal surveys to support market-based development, and gap financing analyses using public incentives.

Bob received his masters degree in city and regional planning from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and bachelors in business administration and economics from Miami University.


Instructions and Technology

Instructions and dial-in information will be sent up to three days in advance and a minimum of two times. If you do not receive an email from IEDC or GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the start of the web seminar, it is your responsibility to email webinar@iedconline.org. No refunds or credits will be given for not receiving the dial-in information for the webinar.


• Using a telephone: A touch-tone telephone
• Using Desktop VoIP: A computer equipped with the following:
-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 for Windows/Mac/Linux, or Safari 2.0 for Macintosh
• Broadband Internet connection

Learn more about GoToWebinar please review the Attendee Quick Reference Guide(PDF)


Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

• Refunds are available with cancellation until Monday, May 8. There are no refunds for cancellations received after Monday, May 8.

• All cancellations must be received in writing by email, fax or mail to Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org / fax (202) 223-4745). Cancellations by phone are not accepted.

• All cancellations and requests for a refund after Monday, May 8 need to be submitted in writing to Cherrika Gordon and will be considered on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee of a refund or credit after Monday, May 8 and each will be given consideration under unforeseen circumstances.


Attend Web Seminars and Earn Recertification Credits from the Comfort of Your Office

We understand that CEcDs have a constant yearning to grow and improve their knowledge and expertise in economic development. Therefore, the IEDC web seminars have been approved as professional development programs for recertification. The web seminars provide a convenient and cost-effective online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle can now earn recertification credits. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Marjorie Rose at mrose@iedconline.org.