(Charlotte, N.C.) – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Cushman & Wakefield announced today that it will host eight industry specialists for its 12th Annual Outlook on the Commercial Real Estate Market. The free, invitation-only event is Thursday, January 10 in uptown Charlotte.

"Each year we look forward to offering the Charlotte business community an opportunity to discuss real estate trends and issues facing the industry in the coming year," said Dan Huffenus, event host and Katten's Charlotte Managing Partner and Real Estate Practice Head. "This year we have grown our speaker panel of industry leaders to provide a broader perspective of what's impacting the market across the office, multi-family, industrial and retail sectors."

Revathi Greenwood and David Smith from Cushman & Wakefield will be the keynote speakers for the event. Their presentation will be followed by a panel discussion consisting of several of the region's leading real estate experts: Michael Cohen, Head of Southeast and Mid Atlantic Originations, Citigroup; Amy Curry, Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Joint Ventures, Hillwood; John Gray, Managing Director, LMC Investments; Chris McGibbon, Head of Americas, Nuveen; Chris Nelson, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.; and Brian Purcell, Managing Director, Asana Partners.

"We're proud to again sponsor the Commercial Real Estate Outlook with Katten. For more than a decade, this event has offered unparalleled insight into our growing, evolving market and all the opportunities it presents. Keynote speakers Revathi and David are among the leading minds in our industry, and they will be joined by a powerhouse panel that will give us both a big-picture and granular view of the factors affecting owners and occupiers of Charlotte commercial real estate and the broader economy and region as a whole," said Brett Gray, event host and Cushman & Wakefield Charlotte Managing Principal.

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.

Smith is Cushman & Wakefield's Senior Director of Occupier Research for the Americas. He produces occupier thought leadership content for the Research Center of Excellence and directs a program of market presentations, written analysis, surveys, forecasts, and data collection that supports Global Occupier Services and the brokerage business, as well as advances the strategic plan in Americas Research.

Attendance to the Annual Outlook on the Commercial Real Estate Market is by invitation only, and attendees are required to register for the event in advance. To register, please contact Michelle Hauser at michelle.hauser@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.

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices and 70 countries. In 2017, the firm had revenue of $6.9 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.