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CARW Rainmaker Event Featuring Emmitt Smith & Wisconsin Retail Conference
September 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Single Tickets are on sale TODAY. Only 100 single tickets will be sold.
Join us on September 30th, to hear from Emmitt Smith, Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back, Commercial Real Estate Professional & CCIM Designee. In addition to our rainmaker keynote, we have a fantastic afternoon of education and programming.
Retail Panel: The Current Retail Playbook: Our discussion will focus on the strength of our local retail (low vacancy rates), security of existing buildings given challenges for development (construction costs, availability of great sites), and the trends in our industry (increasing occupancy by non-retail including medical and professional services). Join a panel of experts for a moderated discussion including: Dave Schwartz / Innovative Construction Solutions; Adam Newman / Landmark Credit Union; Amy Levin / Next Realty; Peter Glaser / CBRE; Joe Kleiman / Mid-America and Kevin Schmoldt / NGKF
Market and Economic Forecast: Garrick Brown, Managing Director, Western Region Research for NEWMARK, will present on the trends in retail, medical office, technology and logistics.
Individual Ticket Pricing (only 100 single tickets available):
$95 for CARW Members
$145 for non-CARW Members
Tables and half-table sponsorships start at $1,500 – more information HERE
Tickets are available HERE!
Attendee Exclusive: 2021 Expanding and Active Retailer List will be distributed at the event and available for a fee after the event.
Registration: 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Fiserv Forum Atrium
Keynote Speaker: 11:00 – 12:00 PM – Fiserv Forum Atrium
Lunch & Networking: 12:15 – 1:00 PM – Main Concourse
The Current Retail Playbook Panel: 1:15 – 2:00 PM
featuring: Dave Schwartz / Innovative Construction Solutions; Adam Newman / Landmark Credit Union; Amy Levin / Next Realty; Peter Glaser / CBRE; Joe Kleiman / Mid-America; Kevin Schmoldt / NGKF (moderator and panelist)
Networking/Break: 2:15 – 2:30 PM – Fiserv Forum Atrium
Retail Economist: 2:30 – 3:30 PM – Fiserv Forum Atrium
featuring Garrick Brown, NEWMARK
Happy Hour: 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Drink Wisconsinbly
Emmitt Smith Bio:
Emmitt Smith is a professional football icon and one of the greatest to ever play the game. In his 15 seasons as a running back in the National Football League, Smith amassed many records that still stand today, including most career rushing yards and most career rushing touchdowns. Smith’s impressive resume includes three Super Bowl championship rings, his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, and, most recently in 2019, his selection to the NFL 100 All-Time Team (a prestigious list honoring the best players of the NFL’s first 100 years).
As a first-round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, Smith was the cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys offense for 13 seasons. The eight-time Pro Bowler was the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons and on October 27, 2002, he surpassed Walter Payton as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.
After his playing days, Smith served as a football analyst and then took his television career a step further when he won the third season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, during which he was dubbed “the king of effortless cool.” He also added the author to his list of accomplishments, publishing Game On, which outlines the principles that helped him succeed both on and off the field.
Smith then transitioned to the role of businessman and entrepreneur and runs several companies spanning real estate, construction, and technology. In addition to all the prior accolades, Mr. Smith is the chairman of E Smith Legacy Holdings. His duties include new business development, client relationships, vision & strategy. He has 12 years of Commercial Real Estate Experience and is CCIM Certified. He is active in charitable outreach through his foundation in the Dallas area and on a national level, providing educational opportunities and unique experiences for underserved youth. Smith resides in Dallas and, among his athletic accomplishments and business endeavors, is foremost a father of five kids.