What is NextGen?
CARW Next Generation is an initiative focused on helping member firms recruit and retain commercial real estate professionals by giving access to up-and-coming real estate professionals to information and experts. The 10-month program will provide participants with varying perspectives and insights into the multi-faceted nature of commercial real estate from experienced real estate professionals. This experience will improve individuals and the industry - for now and in the future.
NextGen consists of two components. The first component is a monthly meeting over ten months that discusses various sub-sectors of commercial real estate (attorneys, banking, brokers, etc.). Each meeting will be held in person at 250 E Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (1st-floor conference room). The second component of the program involves community engagement "field trips", social events, and happy hours that are open to all members of the commercial real estate community. This program gives those with less than five years of experience access and exposure to various disciplines while fostering strong relationships within the real estate community.
Who is eligible?
How do I participate?
CARW NextGen participants are determined through an application process. 15-25 individuals will be selected from those who apply. To be considered for NextGen, the applicant must be an active member of CARW in good standing with plans to renew for 2023. The application REQUIRES a firm leader’s letter of recommendation, resume, and a 10-month commitment to the program. If accepted to the program, a program fee of $100 will be billed to the applicant.
CARW Next Generation candidates are determined through an application process. 15-25 individuals will be selected. To be considered for NextGen, the applicant MUST be an active member of CARW in good standing with plans to renew for 2022. The application requires a firm leader’s letter of recommendation, a resume, and a 10-month commitment to the program. If accepted to the program, a program fee of $100 will be billed to the applicant.
Applications for the Class of 2024 will open mid-year.
If you have any questions, please contact Alexis at [email protected]
2023 Tentative Meeting Dates
Meeting Tentative Dates for 2023
Developer: January 10, 2023
Broker: February 7, 2023
Architect: March 14, 2023
Engineer: April 11, 2023
General Contractor: May 9, 2023
Banker: June 13, 2023
Attorney: July 11, 2022
Economic Development: August 8, 2023
Asset/Property Management: September 12, 2023
Graduation - September 28, 2023
CARW NextGen Committee
Ben Anderson | Colliers
Alexandra Don | Antonopoulos Legal Group (ALG)
Alyssa Geisler | Irgens
Kyle Fink | Colliers
Bridget Hackbart | EUA
Elizabeth Pancratz | Founders 3
Joe Schmidt | Tri-City National Bank
Kelly Sullivan | Gardner Builders
Mike Testa | Ogden & Company (chair)
Cody Ziegler | Cushman & Wakefield |Boerke
Past Speakers (2022)
Jerry Franke | Jerold P Franke, Broker (Development)
Peter Ogden | Ogden & Company (Development)
Joe Stanton | Three Leaf Development (Development)
Dan Cohen | Mid-America Real Estate (Broker)
Jim Larkin, SIOR | Colliers (Broker)
Jenna Maguire | Founders 3 (Broker)
Aaron Ebent | Kahler Slater (Architect)
Audry Grill | RINKA (Architect)
Eric Romano | EUA (Architect)
Mark Seidl | Pinnacle Engineering Group (Engineer)
James Hansen | GRAEF (Engineer)
Travis Peterson | Kapur (Engineer)
Joe Jursenas | Briohn Building (Construction)
Nate Keller | Gardner Builders (Construction)
John Ferguson | Findorff (Construction)
Preston Chybowski | Old National (Banker)
Dan Franecki | Tri-City (Banker)
Heather Nelson | Spring Bank (Banker)
Jackie Hrovat | Mallery s.c. (Attorney)
Brian Randall | Davis & Kuelthau (Attorney)
Rebecca Mitich | Husch Blackwell, LLP (Attorney)