Julie Melander to Discuss the Top 10 Issues in the Real Estate Industry at the 2nd Annual Alabama Retail Real Estate Forum

Julie Melander, 2019 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), will present on the Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate™ through topics identified, debated, and voted on by the CRE membership. Melander will present the Keynote Lunch Session at the 2019 Alabama Retail Real Estate Forum powered by ICSC and ACRE on September 19, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala.

The Counselors of Real Estate has identified the current and emerging issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2019 and 2020, with U.S. infrastructure being a primary concern of the 1,100-member organization. As quoted in its Spring 2019 release, “Inadequate infrastructure “creates a hard ceiling to economic growth as we are unable to distribute goods and services efficiently.” Melander will touch on this issue as well as others that the real estate industry is facing in 2019 and beyond. You can get a jump start on your 2020 strategic planning by attending this year’s ICSC Retail Forum and Julie’s lunch keynote address and get prepared by taking a sneak peek of the list on the CRE website.

Melander is a 30-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry having worked in a variety of disciplines in the commercial real estate industry ranging from asset management and portfolio management to real estate finance and workout restructuring. Melander operated her own advisory firm for ten years working closely with a Wall Street investment bank to invest in development opportunities nationwide and was the Chief Investment Officer for a real estate development company managing several private equity and New Market Tax Credit funds. Melander earned an MBA in finance from University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Indiana University. For more information about the conference, or to register, visit the event registration page.

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