Second Annual Real Estate Roundtable: Strategic Issues & Questions for High-Performing Companies
What are the key strategic issues and questions that high-performing companies face in allocating resources toward organizational growth? Some directors think about their owned or leased real estate only as a means to conduct business - if they think about it all. Directors in high-performing companies challenge themselves to stay informed on the latest strategic thinking, whether their real estate is owned or leased. Are the right questions being asked in your boardroom?
Does your board know:
The “nose in, fingers out” questions to ask when management is proposing to own vs. lease?
How flexible real estate can and should be, given current market conditions?
If arbitrage opportunities exist in considering market values vs. financial statement values?
The latest board-level thinking on strategic opportunities to optimize your existing real estate footprint?
What they should know and ask about strategic capacity planning for future growth?
During this roundtable, we addressed the questions and issues that directors and management must understand to uncover a strategic view of your company’s real estate.
This is a Members Only event!
Thank you to our Chapter Sponsor, Cresa, for hosting this program.
Jim has more than 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate strategist. Clients come to him for help developing and implementing strategic real estate plans, including aggressive lease negotiation, detailed financial analysis, and expert project management. His clients have included start-up operations to Fortune 500 companies in office, industrial, and retail space. He has a specific expertise in the downtown Minneapolis central business district.
Jim is a board member of the Minneapolis Downtown Council. He is also on the board of Portico Benefit Services, and serves as chair of the audit committee and vice-chair of the investment committee. He is also former council president of the Westwood Lutheran Church. Past affiliations include serving as the board chair of the Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and president of the City of Lakes Rotary Club. He also served as chair of Gustavus Adolphus College National Advisory Board.
He attended Gustavus Adolphus college and received a B.A. in Economics. He has an M.B.A. with a focus on Finance and Banking from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.