FEI Lunch and Learn with Cresa | Real Estate Hot Topics and Actionable Advice

May 13, 2020
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

FEI Twin Cities is creating virtual programming each week for members, qualified guests and Strategic Partners to connect and discuss new topics in an informal setting.

FEI Lunch and Learn with Cresa – Real Estate Hot Topics and Actionable Advice

COVID-19 has unleashed pervasive changes throughout the economy, with downdrafts occurring at incredible speed. Companies are taking massive hits to their bottom lines and everyone is looking to mitigate costs and optimize cash flow. As plans emerge for the re-start of business operations and a return to work, what real estate strategies should your company consider to navigate these turbulent times and emerge stronger and better prepared for the future?

Join us on Wednesday May 13 for a Cresa Lunch and Learn on this important topic. Grab lunch by noon, then turn on your webcam or just dial in for an engaging roundtable about the current state of the real estate markets, cost reduction strategies, and whether now is the right time to begin an appeal of your real estate taxes. In addition, we’ll cover return-to-work ideas with current thinking about remote work strategies, phased re-starts, and change management tips to foster productivity and position your employees for success.

Our FEI Lunch and Learn will be led by Cresa Minneapolis’ Principals Jim Vos and Suzanne Grimm, who bring over 50 years’ experience in navigating chaotic real estate markets and exclusively serving corporate tenants – users of space.

Speaker Bios

Jim Vos, Principal, Cresa

As a Principal with Cresa, Jim’s broad range of experience comes from 30 years of work in many service linesin the commercial real estate industry. His primary activities involve client lease negotiation in the Minneapolis CBD, the crafting and implementation of strategic real estate plans for local and national organizations and facilitating the development process for large or complicated corporate facilities. Well-known in the industry, Jim is often called upon by the media to provide perspective on economic trends and their impact on corporate real estate markets. Clients appreciate his diverse mix of project experience, strategic business perspective, and knowledge of local market trends. Jim’s recent projects include office, industrial, and retail product-types with leasing, development, and acquisition requirements.

Suzanne Grimm Principal, Cresa

As a Principal with Cresa, Suzanne brings over 22 years experience helping clients make real estate decisions that contribute to the success of their business.  Suzanne manages global and national accounts as well as leading the Cresa Minneapolis nation-wide real estate tax appeal practice.Her diverse background in global account management, facilities acquisition, site selection, real estate tax appeals, construction project management, and strategic planning of office, industrial, and manufacturing spaces enables her to provide superior client-service advice, particularly when it comes to negotiating building and lease values.Sue’s recent projects include office and industrial product-types with leasing, development, site selection, acquisition, economic incentives and real estate tax appeal requirements.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:00