Big crowds attend Midwest Real Estate News’ first Net Lease Summit Staff Writer April 2, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email The economy is on the rise, and unemployment rates are falling across the Midwest. At the same time, investors are pouring more money into commercial real estate. They realize that commercial real estate is a sound place to store their investment dollars. It’s little surprise, then, that attendance at the first Midwest Net Lease Summit held by Midwest Real Estate News was high. More than 100 commercial real estate professionals headed to Chicago to listen to speakers who highlighted the top investment opportunities throughout the Midwest, listed the many reasons why this is such a great time to explore the net lease industry and provided strategies for succeeding in today’s busy, but often-challenging, market. Capital Markets Overview panel: Shawn Givens, Capstone Financial; Ralph Cram, Envoy Net Lease; Sean Keane, First Savings Bank; Andrew Minkus, Mesirow Financial; and Farhan Kabani, Mark One Capital. Market Conditions and Forecast panel: Gino Sabatini, W.P. Carey; Michael Kaider, CBRE and Brad Teitelbaum, Baum Realty NNN Development panel: Marc Blum, Next Realty; Ian Harrison, AEI Capital; Dave Agosto, Draper and Kramer; Rob Walters, Quattro Development; and Sean Sharko, Marcus & Millichap. Net Lease Tenant Insights panel: Geoff Linden, Vault Equity Partners; Todd Frank, SRS Real Estate Partners; and Sonny Cardamone, Family Dollar Stores. State of Net Lease Market panel: Gregg Fox, ElmTree Funds; Randy Blankstein, The Boulder Group; Dan Lovitz, Agree Realty; April Little, Spirit Realty Capital and Gordon Whiting, Angelo, Gordon & Co.