Multi-Market CRE Conference Brings Spotlight to Memphis

Commercial Advisors LLC is hosting some 115 Cushman & Wakefield commercial real estate brokers from around the country this week at The Peabody Memphis for the 2012 Multi-Market Conference.

It’s the first ever conference by the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance focusing exclusively on multi-market clients – meaning clients who have locations and requirements in multiple markets around the U.S. and around the world.

The attendees are real estate professionals representing companies of all sizes with locations in multiple states, but who use one real estate expert to represent them in all of those states. In short, these are high-powered professionals with great influence over location decisions for their clients.

The fact that the national management group agreed to have this conference Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 in Memphis was a big win for the Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors local office and for the city, said marketing director Melissa Alexander. Other cities of consideration were Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

“We have about 115 real estate professionals who have signed up to come share ideas on how to better serve and expand their multi-market business. We were expecting 50,” Alexander said. “We are very excited about having these guests come to our city and are doing everything we can think of to make them feel welcome. Our goal is that they all leave with the belief that Memphis and Tennessee are great places for businesses to locate.”

Slated conference topics include lease administration, project management and consulting; technology tools for multi-market accounts; doing business internationally; and successfully marketing your team/client relationship management. Attendees will also get the chance to tour the FedEx Super Hub at midnight.

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