Recapping NAI Global Philadelphia Conference
Philadelphia, PA — Recently ago 175 principals, directors and managers from over 70 NAI Global offices worldwide gathered in Philadelphia to network, share best practices, hear from the president of the firm on the company’s growth and business plans, and learn from some of the brightest minds in business and real estate over the course of a two-and-one-half day conference. The Summit was held at the Hyatt Bellevue on South Broad. After opening remarks from NAI Global president Jay Olshonsky, FRICS, SIOR, and numerous breakout sessions between speakers, the NAI Global Leadership Summit and Global Market Outlook shifted to the main events. The keynote panel featured Philip Mintz, partner & CIO with Apollo Global Management US & Asia Real Estate Equity Business, based in NY. That panel was moderated by Olshonsky and Fred Meyer, SIOR and executive VP and director of brokerage and corporate services with NAI Mertz. Mintz wasted little time in getting the attention of the nearly 300 NAI principals, brokers, staff and clients, when he compared the outlook for the U.S. economy with Japan’s during that country’s dive into deflation. Mintz is an Asia investment expert -- he lived in Japan many years while working for Asia Pacific Land as the Chief Investment Officer and earlier, when he was a partner with Warburg Pincus focused on Asian real estate investing and before that as the CEO of General Electric Real Estate Asia.