With real estate costs typically the second largest line item expense in a corporation's overall budget, second only to payroll, it is essential that companies use real estate as an opportunity to improve their financial and competitive position.
(PRWEB) March 20, 2012
ITRA Global, one of the largest real estate organizations devoted to the representation of corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate worldwide, has announced that the Nebraska Department of Economic Development will be a Sponsor for the ITRA Global 2012 Corporate Real Estate Symposium to be held on September 12, 2012 in London, England.
“Doing Business in the Americas,” a premier all-day event with two panel discussions for European corporate executives and decision makers, will provide vital information to European companies considering expansion or relocation in the Americas. Carrie Holstead, Chairman of the ITRA Global Board of Directors, says the event will be a valuable resource for company executives who must navigate a global marketplace dominated by economic uncertainty and ever-tightening budgets.
“In today’s challenging economy, it is more important than ever that companies are well educated and informed prior to taking steps to expand their business operations to and within the Americas,” she explains. “Our Symposium will provide European company executives with the crucial resources and information they need to ensure their efforts are successful. With real estate costs typically the second largest line item expense in a corporation's overall budget, second only to payroll, it is essential that companies use real estate as an opportunity to improve their financial and competitive position. Our Symposium will help company executives accomplish this goal.”
Philip C. Michel, Recruitment Consultant for the State of Nebraska, says, “Nebraska continually strives to strengthen its already highly-competitive business climate. That’s why so many companies in the U.S. and around the world have discovered that Nebraska offers the ideal location, quality workforce and positive economic environment for a wide variety of industries and business endeavours. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development thanks ITRA Global for the opportunity to showcase Nebraska’s many business advantages to its worldwide corporate executives.”
The Corporate Executive Panel will include Dr. Ronald R. Pollina, a Geo-economist based in Chicago, Illinois. His firm, ITRA / Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., annually publishes the highly regarded Top 10 Pro-Business States study. Top corporate executives will join Dr. Pollina to address issues such as facility availability, build-to-suit and leasing vs. ownership. The Economic Development Panel will also include Dr. Pollina and economic development executives from government agencies in the Americas who will address facility and location factors along with financial incentives provided by various jurisdictions for companies moving into their regions.
ITRA Global is an organization of corporate real estate advisors specializing in representing companies in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities. With coverage in over 80 major markets around the world, ITRA Global is one of the largest organizations dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. Clients benefit by having experienced professionals as their trusted advisors, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity.
For more information about the Symposium, please contact Beth Wade, ITRA Global Executive Director, at 706.654.3201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about conflict-free representation and the worldwide representatives of ITRA Global, please visit http://www.itraglobal.com.