The commercial real estate industry continues to evolve and be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recession. ICBR and CREA-IN created CRE Talks and CRE Talks Live to bring members various experts in business areas. These sessions provide strategies, projections and business tips to support commercial real estate.


CRE Talks Live Upcoming Events

CRE Talks Live: Downtown Indianapolis Update

January 20 | 10:00 a.m. Eastern

Join the Commercial Real Estate Alliance of Indiana and Downtown Indy, Inc. for an update on downtown Indianapolis and the outlook for 2021 and beyond. Mayor Joe Hogsett and a panel of key stakeholders will join us to address the challenges and opportunities for the downtown real estate environment. This 45-minute session will provide you with the information you need to successfully navigate the downtown real estate market in 2021.

REGISTER

Opening Speaker:

Joe Hogsett, Mayor of Indianapolis | Bio

Panelists:

 

 

 

 

Eric Gershman
Principal, Gershman Partners |
Bio

 

 

 

 

Gavin Thomas
Vice President of Development, Hendricks Commercial Properties |
Bio

 

 

 

 

Kelly Mulder
Vice President of Development, Keystone Corp | Bio

 

 

 

 

Sherry Seiwert
President, Downtown Indy, Inc.


CRE Talks Episodes

Episode 5 – CRE Trends in Higher Education

About this episode
In this episode we chat with:

We discuss what drives interest for students looking into joining the CRE industry, how established brokers can become mentors, college students’ housing needs, public/private partnerships, and more. Click below to watch the latest episode and subscribe to our YouTube channel to ensure you don’t miss new commercial real estate content.


Episode 4 - The Future of Office and Industrial CRE in Indianapolis

Episode 4 – The Future of Office and Industrial CRE in Indianapolis

About this episode
In this episode we chat with Steve Schaub, SIOR, Senior Vice President, and Bill Ehert, SIOR, Principal, both from Avison Young. We discuss how they got their start in commercial real estate, trends they are seeing in Indianapolis, and how the pandemic is affecting business.


Episode 3 - The Future of Office and Industrial CRE in the Evansville Area

Episode 3 – The Future of Office and Industrial CRE in the Evansville Area

About this episode
In this episode of CRE Talks, Lisa Moore, Director of Membership for ICBR and CREA-IN chats with Ken Newcomb, Jr., President of F.C. Tucker Commercial, and Jarrod Luigs, CCIM, Senior Advisor for SVN | The Martin Group to discuss the future of office and industrial CRE in the Evansville area. Watch now and learn how they got their start in commercial real estate, about trends they are seeing in Evansville, how the pandemic is affecting business.


Episode 2 - The Future of Office and Industrial CRE in Ft. Wayne

Episode 2 – The Future of Office and Industrial CRE in Ft. Wayne

About this episode
In this episode of CRE Talks, Lisa Moore, Director of Membership for ICBR and CREA-IN sits down with Steve Zacher, SIOR, CCIM, President of Zacher Company, to discuss the future of office and industrial CRE in Ft. Wayne and how the pandemic has affected the Ft. Wayne market.


Episode 1 - The Virtual Tour Gains Momentum

Episode 1 – The Virtual Tour Gains Momentum

About this episode
Over the last several months, we have seen commercial real estate companies using virtual tours more than ever. This episode of CRE Talks we learn how to bring attention to listings virtually.

Rich Forslund, Executive Vice President, and Christa Calderone, the manager for the Office Services Agency, share  how Collier’s International has embraced what the virtual tour can do to market properties. Property Buyers and Sellers Want Listings with 3D Tours: 95% of people for are more likely to call about properties with 3D virtual tours (Matterport)

Tips in getting started with virtual tours:

  1. Hire an experienced photographer familiar with an advanced technology, such a Matterport.
  2. Prepare the space for a photo shoot. Tidy up the space. Less is more – remove unnecessary furniture, clutter and people.
  3. The best lighting for exterior shots is at sundown.

View an example of a Collier’s Virtual Tour.