2020 Wisconsin

Retail Conference 

Hosted by ICSC/CARW

Wisconsin's Largest Annual Retail Event

"Data Driven Retail"


8:30am - 6:30pm


1721 W. Canal Street

Milwaukee, WI 





8:30 - 9:30 

Registration/Networking &

Economic Development Showcase

Breakfast Sponsored by Tri City National Bank

12:30 - 1:15 


Lunch Keynote

Sponsored by Husch Blackwell

9:30 - 9:45 


1:30 - 2:30

Roundtable Sessions

10:00 - 11:00 

3:00 - 4:00

Morning Keynote 

Panel Discussions

11:00 - 12:00 

4:00 - 6:30

Roundtable Sessions

Networking Happy Hour

12:15 pm - Lunch

Retail Committee

  • Jay Blom, Founders 3 Real Estate Services

  • Natalie Bowers, Colliers International

  • Brad Dallet, Husch Blackwell LLP

  • Peter Glaser, CBRE

  • CJ Goldberg, CBRE

  • Matthew Jahnke, Jahnke Property Group

  • Larry Kilduff, JLL

  • Joe Kleiman, Mid-America Real Estate

  • Ross Koepsel, Founders 3 Real Estate Services

  • Rory Linder, Landmark Credit Union

  • Adam Newman, Landmark Credit Union

  • Nathan Powers, Cushman & Wakefield | BOERKE

  • Scott Satula, Mid-America Real Estate

  • Kevin Schmoldt, Newmark Knight Frank

  • Scott Schnuckel, Kohl's

  • Dave Schwartz, Innovative Construction Solutions, Inc.

  • Cory Sovine, Colliers International

  • Brian Vanevenhoven, Newmark Knight Frank

  • Mandy Witt, Coldwell Banker Commercial McGuire Mears


CARW (Commercial Association of REALTORS® and ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) are proud to present the State’s biggest and best annual retail conference. This event attracts nearly 400 retail professionals from Wisconsin and surrounding states. 


This year's theme is focused on "Data-Driven Retail."

The one day conference features speakers, industry roundtables, a panel-led discussion, and the best networking with retail and commercial real estate professionals!"


Members - $ 150

Early Bird - $125 through March 20th

Non-Members - $250

Early Bird - $225 through March 20th






Presenting Sponsors

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Program Sponsor


Networking Sponsor

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Keynote Sponsor 

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Breakfast Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Economic Development Sponsors

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Silver Sponsor



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Sponsorship opportunities are still available

The Speakers and Panelists            



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Nick Egelanian

President, Siteworks

Nick served as VP of Real Estate & New Store Development for Crown Books and FAO Inc/Zany Brainy before forming SiteWorks Retail Real Estate Services in 1992. As President of SiteWorks, Nick has worked with clients including Stuart Weitzman, Balducci’s, Jos. A. Bank, Starbucks, Justice, Lane Bryant, & Zoës Kitchen. Nick is an active speaker & writer on retail trends & the evolution of the retail industry, & has coined the phrases “Post-Department Store Era” & “Convergence Era” in his numerous articles & editorials in publications such as Shopping Centers Today, Chain Store Age, Shopping Center Business, & the ULI’s Urban Land Magazine.  

Leslie Fox

Senior Vice President of Membership and Strategy, ICSC

With more than nineteen years of expertise in strategic planning, communications, and government relations, Leslie Fox is responsible for providing oversight and guidance on high priority strategic initiatives for ICSC. Prior to joining ICSC in 2008, she built her commercial real estate background with notable CRE organizations, including NAIOP and BOMA International. Click here to view Leslie’s full bio.


Spencer Levy

Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is the Chairman of America's Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. Spencer is the chief spokesman on real estate matters for CBRE in the Americas. He is regularly quoted in major business publications and frequently is a guest on business television, including Bloomberg, CNBC, PBS, and Fox Business.   He is widely considered one of the finest commentators in the entire Commercial Real Estate industry. Click here to view Spencer’s full bio.

Jim Rand

Senior Vice President, Acutely

Jim is the Senior Vice President of Acutely. He is started his career at McDonald’s in 1973 with the primary responsibility to develop statistical and mathematical models to predict new store sales volumes. Starting as a single person department, Jim’s career expanded to his final position as Senior Vice President of Global Development.  In addition to his career at McDonald’s, Jim has been actively involved in the expansion of Chipotle, the creation, and sale of Red Box, as well as consulting for Rubio’s Coastal Grill and a board member of Noodles.  He has also advised venture capitalists with investment opportunities, with significant success.  Click here to view Jim’s full bio.

Brent Paulsen

Managing Director & Head of Retail, UNTUCKit

Brent has spent his entire career with large notable retail companies.  Specifically, 30 years of retail operations experience. Brent is currently the Managing Director & Head of Retail with UNTUCKit.  Brent’s prior work experience includes being the Director of Operations at Bloomingdales, and corporate leadership roles with Home Depot and  Sears Holdings Corporation.

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Ashley Robinson

Senior Executive, EMERGING

Ashley Robinson is a Senior Executive at EMERGING, a family of companies that are focused on using proprietary data analysis and market expertise to generate strategic planning and financial success within the restaurant industry. Her ability to deliver expert real estate performance comes from almost two decades of in-depth experience across many real estate sectors including restaurants, retail, real estate consulting and shopping center development. She has advised and executed expansion strategies in every region of the country, and now incorporates data technology and analytics into her skill set. Click here to view Ashley’s full bio.

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