(Charlotte, N.C.) – Katten and Cushman & Wakefield announced today the panelists for its 11th Annual Outlook on the Commercial Real Estate Market, which offers the Charlotte business community an opportunity to discuss real estate issues facing the industry in 2018. The free, invitation-only event is Thursday, January 11 in uptown Charlotte.

"For more than a decade, we have offered the Charlotte business community an opportunity to discuss real estate issues facing the industry in the New Year," said Dan Huffenus, event moderator and Katten's Charlotte Managing Partner and Real Estate Practice Head. "This year, we look forward to addressing the current economic cycle and its impending effect on Charlotte and the surrounding areas as well as the potential impact of recent tax and regulatory reform."

Speakers and panelists will include Cushman & Wakefield's Revathi Greenwood, Americas Head of Research, and Marc Robinson, Vice Chair, as well as John "Johno" Harris III, COO and Executive Vice President of Lincoln Harris.

As Americas Head of Research at Cushman & Wakefield, Greenwood provides leadership to hundreds of professionals who are focused on producing predictive, timely and interpretative analysis on the latest real estate trends. A well-established thought leader, Greenwood has 22 years of experience in the CRE industry, advising on properties valued at more than $15 billion for various clients.

Robinson co-leads Cushman & Wakefield's apartment brokerage practice nationally and serves Institutional-owner multifamily clients throughout the Southeast. He co-founded Multi Housing Advisors (MHA), a regional brokerage firm with over $6 billion in sales volume representing more than 140,000 units and 850 transactions, before MHA was acquired and merged into Cushman & Wakefield in 2016.

Harris is responsible for the day to day operations of Lincoln Harris, which includes development, brokerage and construction as well as Information Technology, Marketing and Human Resources. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. 

"We're proud to co-sponsor the 2018 Commercial Real Estate Outlook with Katten," said Brett Gray, Cushman & Wakefield Charlotte Managing Principal. "Combining Cushman & Wakefield's deep market knowledge and industry-leading experts in Revathi and Marc with Johno's development perspective, the event continues to be on the leading edge as the first commercial real estate outlook in Charlotte each year. The elite list of industry leaders will offer a deep understanding of both the impact of national and global events as well as what drives our market locally."

Attendance is by invitation only, and attendees are required to register for the event in advance. To register, please contact Michelle Robinson at michelle.robinson@katten.com. While the event is free of charge, attendees are also encouraged to donate to Hospitality House of Charlotte, which provides the comforts of home for families of seriously ill loved ones by offering affordable accommodations in the heart of Charlotte's medical community.