CHARLOTTE – The law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and the accounting firm of Greer & Walker, LLP are pleased to host their third annual Outlook on the Commercial Real Estate Market event. The program will be held tonight, January 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte (601 South College Street). More than 450 guests are expected to attend what has become one of the premier events for the Charlotte real estate community.

The event will feature a panel discussion with Mark Vitner, Managing Director & Senior Economist at Wells Fargo; Andrew Hede, CEO of Crescent Resources LLC and Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal; and Thomas S. Dennard; CEO of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC. They will discuss the current state of the industry in Charlotte and the Southeast, and what they believe 2010 will hold for the region’s commercial real estate market. The speakers also will address available commercial real estate financing options as well as market predictions for the retail, manufacturing and service industries.

In lieu of charging a registration fee for this year’s event, Katten and Greer & Walker instead request that guests make a donation to Community Link. Community Link, which has served the Charlotte community for nearly 80 years, helps to break the cycle of poverty by enabling working poor individuals and families to obtain and sustain appropriate housing.