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Real Estate & Development Symposium


Monday, Dec. 17, 2012
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Hershey Lodge 325 University Drive Hershey, PA 17033 Directions


Online registration is now closed.
Onsite registrations will be accepted.

Click here to download a registration form to complete and bring to the event to make your on-site registration faster.

Commercial real estate professionals and businesses impacted by the real estate industry and real estate development gather to tackle the hot topics. Through speakers and panel discussions, attendees receive candid observations and predictions for the region.

This 8th annual event has been renovated, including a new location and time of day, revised agenda and format, increased networking opportunities at an evening mixer, as well as expanded session topics to include development and construction.

Join us for an afternoon of speakers, case studies and networking:

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Registration & Networking in Exhibit Hall

1:45pm – 2:00pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Key PennDOT Initiatives
Presented by:
Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, PA Department of Transportation

2:45pm – 3:15pm
Networking Break

3:15pm – 4:00pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Art of the Deal
Presented by:
Adam P. Meinstein, Owner, Equilibrium Equities, Inc.
Mark X. DiSanto, CEO, Triple Crown Corporation

What “Supply Chain Management” Means to Central PA Real Estate
Presented by:
Bill Leonard, President, The LEC Group (and former Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Optimization at The Hershey Company)
Pete Swan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Logistics and Operations Management, Penn State Harrisburg
Richard R. Young, Ph.D., FCILT, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Penn State Harrisburg

4:00pm – 4:15pm
Networking Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Keynote: A Post-Election Political & Market Outlook

Presented by:
Mike Gumpper, Ph.D., Professor of Economics & Director of the Center for Economic Education, Millersville University
G. Terry Madonna, Ph.D., Director of Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Franklin & Marshall College

5:15pm – 5:30pm
Closing Remarks

5:30pm – 6:30pm
Networking Mixer in Exhibit Hall

Questions about the Real Estate & Development Symposium agenda? Contact Colleen Jones at the Central Penn Business Journal at 717-236-4300 or

ARM Group Inc.
Baxter Group, Inc.
Bennett Williams Realty, Inc.
BL Companies, Inc.
Bucher Financial Group
Campbell Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Capital Region Economic Development Corporation
Central Penn Business Journal
Colliers International
Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp.
Dauphin County Community and Economic Development
Eastern PCM, LLC
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
High Associates Ltd.
Hi-Tech Concrete Coatings - URETEK ICR Northeast
Houck Specialty Contractor
K&W Engineers and Consultants
Keystruct Construction, Inc.
McClure Company
McKissick Associates
Metro Bank
PA Department of Community & Economic Development
PennTerra Engineering Inc.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
PPL Electric Utilities E-power Solutions Program
R.J. Fisher & Associates, Inc.
R. S. Mowery & Sons, Inc.
Real Services, Inc.
RGS Associates
Rhoads & Sinon LLP
ROCK Commercial Real Estate, LLC
SGS Architects Engineers, Inc.
Site Design Concepts, Inc.
Sponaugle Construction Services
Tanner Furniture
Weinstein Realty Advisors

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Monday, December 17, 2012
1:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Hershey Lodge
Great American Hall (in convention center)
325 University Drive, Hershey PA 17033

Plentiful free parking is available on the hotel grounds.

Business / professional


Were NOT issued, nor will they be. Instead, each registered attendee will have a name badge to collect at the event welcome desk upon arrival. A guest list will also verify their registration.

Additional attendees are still welcome to register on-site at the event for $50 each.

We cannot offer refunds for tickets already purchased because they have been included in the catering count. If you can no longer attend, you are welcome to send a substitute. We will be able to make that switch on-site at the event registration desk on Monday.

An afternoon snack break will be provided and hors d’ouevres will be served at the networking reception. Neither lunch nor dinner will be served. Each attendee will receive a ticket with their name badge for a complimentary drink at the networking reception. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.

Contact Information

Colleen Jones Central Penn Business Journal 1500 Paxton St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 Phone: (717) 236-4300 Fax: (717) 236-6803

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