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We are pleased to announce the Kornblau Real Estate Industry Talks! 

These sessions will be held virtually, but our goal remains to bring together real estate professionals from various industry sectors such as law, finance, construction, development, brokerage and appraisal, to share and learn about trends, issues, and current events impacting our industry.

Upcoming Industry Talk:

Commercial Real Estate & the Future of the Office Market, July 22, 2021, 9 - 10:00 a.m. 
With Revathi Greenwood, Global Head of Data & Insights at Cushman & Wakefield. Moderated by Jane DuFrane, Vice President - Market Lead, Highwoods Properties. 

Registration is now open!

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Revathi Greenwood bio:

Ms. Greenwood is the Global Head of Data and Insights for Cushman and Wakefield with overall responsibility for the data strategy for the company. She provides leadership to professionals who are focused on producing predictive, timely and interpretative analysis on the latest real estate trends. A well-established thought leader, Revathi has 22 years of experience in the CRE industry, advising on properties valued at more than $15 billion for various clients. She brings significant consulting and corporate finance experience as well as strong global exposure across Europe and Asia. 

Revathi started her career in India in consulting with a local firm and later moved to London where she worked at Citigroup's European Investment Banking Division. After working as the Director of Corporate Finance for KPMG in London from 2003 to 2012, she moved to the U.S., where she most recently held the position of Americas Head of Investment Research at CBRE. 

Ms. Greenwood holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.

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Jane DuFrane bio:

Jane serves as Richmond Division Vice President for Highwoods Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust specializing in office development. In this role, Jane is responsible for all aspects of the division including the marketing and leasing, wholly-owned and third-party property management and development opportunities. Jane has over 26 years of real estate experience. The majority of that time has been with Highwoods. She joined when the division opened in 1995, completing major build-to-suit and lease transactions with such high-profiled customers as Markel Insurance, The Martin Agency, Hamilton Beach, AECOM and Virginia Urology. In 2019, she lead her team to win the GRACRE Real Estate Transaction Award.
Jane graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Real Estate Finance. She earned the CCIM designation in 2002, the SIOR designation in 2011 and her Managing Brokers License in 2018. She is Past President of the Richmond CREW and GRACRE chapters. She is the current President of the Innsbrook Owners Association Board, serves on the Richmond Metro Transit Authority Board, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Va. and is a board member at The Steward School.


Previous Industry Talks: 

Jim Napier - Napier Realtors [View Image]

Jim Napier 
Napier Realty

Ricky Core - MarkellEagle Partners [View Image]

Ricky Core 
Markel|Eagle Partners

Susan Dewey - Virginia Housing [View Image]

Susan Dewey 
Virginia Housing

Laura Lafayette - Richmond Association of Realtors [View Image]

Laura Lafayette 
Richmond Association
of Realtors

Lisa Sturtevant - Virginia Realtors [View Image]

Lisa Sturtevant 
Virginia Realtors

Spring Housing Forum, April 1, 2021, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Join us for a housing panel moderated by Jim Napier.

Click here for a recording of this event.


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Dave Auman,                      Tim Davey,                         Kim Kacani
Hourigan Group                     Timmons                             HHHunt


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Eric Miller                            Rene Shepperson              Alan Davis                          Jim Theobald
Greater Richmond                  Atlantic Union Bank              Baskervill                             Hirschler Fleischer

Market Forecast Panel, January 14, 2021, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Join us in the new year to hear from a panel of experienced "front end" development professionals. Moderated by Jim Theobald from Hirschler, the panel will look ahead to real estate trends and issues over the next few years. We look forward to an informative and lively conversation. 

Click here for a recording of this event.


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Dr. Elliot Eisenberg Industry Talk October 2020
Sponsored by Virginia Housing

Elliot Eisenberg, PhD. is one of our highest-rated conference speakers-- a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker, with expertise in real estate. Elliot is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational.

Dr. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consulting firm that serves a variety of clients across the United States. He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy.


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