Omni official to be part of major real estate summit in Louisville next week

A summit designed to identify commercial and industrial real estate opportunities is returning to Louisville next week for its second outing.

By Marty Finley  –  Reporter, Louisville Business First

Jun 10, 2015 Updated Jun 18, 2015, 11:55am EDT

The Midwest Institutional Real Estate Investment Summit is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, at the Ice House at 225 E. Washington St. in downtown Louisville. Co-hosted by the Real Estate Venture Exchange and the Kentucky CCIM Chapter, the conference will include panel discussions among developers and institutional finance executives about the trends and opportunities in the Louisville and regional commercial real estate markets, according to a news release.

The featured speaker is Mark A. Denien, executive vice president and CFO of Duke Realty Corp., an Indianapolis real estate investment trust that owns or is associated with more than 150 million rentable square feet of industrial and office space.

Two panel discussions will focus on several topics, including development issues, deal structures, the economy and interest rates.

The developer/principal panel, which will be moderated by Reed Weinberg, president and principal of PRG Investments of Louisville, is made up of:

The capital/investment panel, moderated by Geoff White, real estate service team leader of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Louisville, consists of:

  • William Lafferty, managing director of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Atlanta.
  • Michael Vu, vice president, of Artemis Real Estate Partners, a private-equity investment company in Washington, D.C.
  • John Hollenbach, principal of Hollenbach-Oakley LLC, a development firm in Louisville. Hollenbach’s firm is the developer of Blankenbaker Station, a nearly 600-acre Class A business park bordered by Blankenbaker Parkway, Interstate 64 and the Gene Snyder Freeway.

Reserved tickets for the half-day event are $50 for REVE and CCIM members and $60 for non-members and guests, according to the release. The tickets are $70 at the door. REVE members and guests can register at, and CCIM members and guests can register at The ticket cost includes coffee and lunch.

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