Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership is VIP Sponsor for ITRA Global Spring Conference

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The conference will provide an opportunity for state economic development leaders to showcase Greater Omaha as a prime location for business.

Chris Atwater, CCIM, MAI

While meeting in Omaha, executives will learn about the region’s competitive business advantages, state and regional incentives and services for corporate location or expansion.

The International Tenant Representative Alliance (ITRA Global) will hold its spring conference in Omaha, Nebraska April 17-19, 2015. ITRA Global is a commercial real estate organization devoted to representing corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate worldwide. The premier VIP Sponsor for the event is the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership, along with supporting sponsor, Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED). Debra Stracke Anderson, ITRA Global Conference Committee Chairman, stated, “The conference will take place at the Omaha Marriott Hotel, attended by site selection experts who represent companies seeking business locations around the world for lease or purchase.”

Chris Atwater, CCIM, MAI, ITRA Global Chairman explained, “The ITRA Global conference will provide an opportunity for economic development leaders to showcase Greater Omaha as a prime location for site selection and business expansion. While meeting in Omaha, executives will learn about the region’s competitive business advantages, state and regional incentives and services for corporate location or expansion.”

“Hosting the spring conference is a real privilege for Greater Omaha and a prime opportunity for us to do what we’re passionate about doing – promoting the benefits of our region with an eye toward welcoming new and expanding businesses to a Greater Omaha address,” said Randy Thelen, Senior Vice President of the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership.

“Greater Omaha and the surrounding region has been steadily climbing in national rankings related to a number of significant advantages, including cost of living, highly skilled workforce, and cost of doing business, so the ITRA Global conference couldn’t be more perfectly timed to really showcase all that we offer to key decision-makers in the commercial real estate industry,” said NDED Director Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, CECD.

Featured speakers at the conference include Mr. Douglas Miller of Rocky Mountain Institute, whose topic will be recruitment of the upcoming “green” generation and becoming a thought leader on global sustainability in the corporate real estate world. Mr. Johnathan Woloshin, Executive Director of USB Financial services, will speak about the impact of the current global economy on commercial real estate.

In addition, a corporate panel moderated by the VIP Sponsor will feature top executives from major global corporations who will share why Greater Omaha was chosen for site selection and business expansion. The panel will include Mr. John Lewandowski, Senior Director of Real Estate for ConAgra Foods; Mr. Bill Luttrell, Senior Location Strategist / International Business Development for Werner Enterprises; and Christopher Johnson, Vice President, Managing Principal for Leo A Daly.

ITRA Global is an organization of real estate professionals specializing in representing tenants and buyers in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities. With coverage in major markets around the world, ITRA Global is one of the largest organizations dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. ITRA clients benefit by having an experienced professional as their trusted advisor, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity.

For more information about the conference or for sponsorship availability, please contact Beth Wade, ITRA Global Executive Director, at 706.654.3201 or email bwade(at)itraglobal.com. To learn more about conflict-free representation and ITRA Global locations, please visit the ITRA Global web site.

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