You might have noticed a recent uptick in capital markets activity for industrial properties in your market. From coast-to-coast, demand for industrial properties - especially the demand for Class A properties and locations in primary industrial markets - is far outpacing supply.

In response to the lack of affordable opportunities, investors are increasingly turning toward secondary and tertiary markets – as well as Class B properties – in order to invest in this real estate sector. At the same time, tenant demand for high quality warehouse facilities has increased exponentially as on–line retailers like Amazon have become an increasingly larger aspect of the US economy.

In this highly sophisticated environment, real estate owners and managers need to be aware of the best practices, trends and new ideas that will attract and retain high quality industrial tenants now and into the future.

Seminar Objectives
  • Compare and contrast the three major types of industrial properties and building maintenance as well as describe unproductive and counterproductive maintenance.
  • Identify best practices and new ideas that are common in industrial properties for each of the major building systems, such as roofing, life safety, asphalt and concrete, pumping, HVAC and storm water management.
  • Describe five major things a real estate manager can do in order to prepare a vacant space for lease.
  • Describe three major environmental issues that are commonly found in industrial properties.
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
May 19, 2015 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Industrial Properties: Best Practices and New Ideas

Marc Fischer, CPM, RPA, CCIM, LEED Green Associate, BOMA Fellow
President & CEO
InspiRE Commercial Real Estate 

Marc Fischer is nationally recognized as an innovative and dynamic leader in the commercial real estate industry. For almost a quarter century, he has excelled at building and leading large and diverse property management organizations.

He has recently embarked upon the adventure of a lifetime by establishing InspiRE Commercial Real Estate Services, a firm dedicated to providing a fresh approach to real estate management through thought leadership, innovation, hard work, and the pursuit of excellence. InspiRE’s experienced Team Members help their Clients develop and execute solid real estate strategies in the areas of asset management, property/facilities management, construction management, and advisory services.

In addition, as an accomplished author, a sought-after speaker, and a talented instructor, Marc thoroughly enjoys igniting a passion in others to become the best and brightest talent in the real estate industry.

Vicki Stevens, CPM, RPA
Vice President, Central Region Property Management
DCT Industrial Trust, Inc.

With more than 23 years working in various aspects of industrial and commercial real estate, Vicki Stevens joined DCT Industrial Trust in 2014 to lead the company’s property management group for their Central region. Vicki currently oversees an industrial portfolio of 30 million square feet.

Prior to her current role at DCT Industrial, she managed portfolios for various REITS, institutional owners, and in the private sector, where she grew her teams through mentoring and leadership. Over the course of her career, Vicki held various management positions encompassing construction management, financial management, leasing, debt restructuring and client relationship management.

Vicki strongly advocates cross-training amongst the property management team, creating departmental standards and constantly looking for areas in which to create efficiencies, which she considers to be essential in running a property management organization.

Individual topic purchase: Selected
BOMI International
Continuing Professional Development Credit: 1.00
CMCP: 1.00
BOMA Member Price:$39.00
Non-Member Price:$39.00