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2019 Berks County Real Estate & Development Symposium

The 2019 Berks County Real Estate and Development Symposium will feature speakers discussing current projects in the area and trends in commercial and residential real estate.



8:00 a.m. Networking and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Garry Lenton, Managing Editor, Lehigh Valley Business
8:45 a.m. Economic Forecast
Keith P. Aleardi, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Fulton Financial Advisors and President and CIO, Clermont Wealth Strategies
9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion — Impactful investment: The importance of placemaking in Greater Reading

We live in an incredibly mobile society that allows for instant gratification. If we can’t walk to it, we can visit it in virtual reality. We can text, email, or snapchat our friends. We can shop online, stream any music we want to listen to and we don’t have to leave our house.

So how do you create places and spaces that attract people to come together? What types of events and activities draw people in? What experiences are people looking for? Downtown Reading struggles with tired public infrastructure and with property values that don’t equal the rehabilitation costs. But we are finding ways to energize a new community of people who choose to invest in the community.

Pamela Shupp, Executive Vice President and COO, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Aaron Gantz, Executive Director of Downtown Revitalization
Anthony Orozco, Independent Journalist
Alan Shuman, President, Shuman Development Group Ltd.

10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:20 a.m. Panel Discussion — What’s Hot and What’s Not in Greater Berks County Area Real Estate

Dave Mattes, Realtor, The Dave Mattes Team & RE/MAX of Reading
Steve Willems, SIOR, Managing Principal, NAI Keystone Commercial & Industrial, LLC

10:45 a.m. Networking in exhibit area
11:00 a.m. Adjourn