Thursday, April 22 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NFL, MLB and NBA stadiums are becoming lynchpins of real estate development in cities across the U.S. No longer just large bowls of seats surrounded by parking lots, these "third spaces" driven by sporting events and concerts are now including more integrated real estate development strategies, transforming these areas into destinations for office, hotel, retail and other year-round uses.
Driven by ownership groups with long-term investment time horizons, these developments are redefining economic development and becoming more and more central parts of our lives. Learn more from our incredible panels and speakers, made up of executives from the major sports leagues, about their visions for real estate development and plans for the future.
9 a.m. - Opening Comments
9:30 a.m. - Opening Keynote: Peter Feigin, President, Milwaukee Bucks
10 a.m. - MLB/NBA Panel
11 a.m. - NFL Panel
12 p.m. - Closing Keynote: Steve Rushin, author, 2006 National Sportswriter of the Year, former SI.com columnist and Marquette alumni
Peter Feigin, President, Milwaukee Bucks
Steve Rushin, Jour '88, Litt.D. '07, author, 2005 National Sportswriter of the Year, former SI.com columnist
Ed Lang, Grad ’92 – Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans
Tom Walker – Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Cowboys
Mike Belot – Senior Vice President, Bucks Ventures and Development
Jon Greifenkamp, Bus Ad ‘92 – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chicago Cubs
Mike Plant – President & CEO, Braves Development Company
Nyea Sturman, Law ‘03 – Vice President & General Counsel, Orlando Magic
Tracy Johnson, President and CEO, Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin (moderator)
Special thanks to Paul Anderson, Director, MU NSLI, for help with this event.