APRIL 2023, SALISBURY, MD- SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate hosted their 14th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forum themed “Charting the Course.” The event was attended by professionals from various industries influenced by commercial real estate. The morning program included several keynote speakers and a panel discussion, which provided insights on how to overcome obstacles and turn them into opportunities in today’s changing market.

The event kicked off with a presentation by Wesley Cox, CCIM, Senior Advisor with SVN Miller which highlighted a year in review for the local CRE market. Jake Day, Secretary of Housing & Community Development for the State of Maryland, provided valuable insights on how the state is charting the course in housing and community development. The panel discussion, themed “Obstacle Vs. Opportunity,” featured industry experts, Monty Saylor, M&T Bank, Jim Hartstein, The Insurance Market, and Henry Hanna, Senior Advisor with SVN Miller. The panel was moderated by John McClellan, Senior Advisor at SVN Miller. Ryan Fortsch, Principal at Blackstone, took the stage to talk about Real Estate Product Strategy and Economist, Anirban Basu shared his insights on the current state of the economy and the opportunities that may lie ahead.

Due to scheduling conflicts during the planning process, this year’s event was moved to Oak Ridge Commons in the Oak Ridge Commons Shopping Center. Approximately 175 guests were welcomed into the modern state-of-the-art facility. Breakfast was catered by Faithful Concepts with Kellyns Café.

“Our committee was challenged this year, needing to adjust quickly to a few hiccups. We were all very pleased with how the event turned out. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently thanks to the professionals at Oak Ridge and Troy Conway with Faithful Concepts,” said Amber Bostwick, Operations Manager & Committee Member with SVN | Miller.

The 2023 SVN forum committee included Executive Managing Directors, Brent & Amy Miller, Managing Director, Rick Tilghman, Operations Manager, Amber Bostwick, and Advisors, Wesley Cox, Kelly Jeter, Ryan Finnegan, Property Manager, Alyssa Lynch and Marketing Assistant, Alexis Black. The committee is tasked with planning and executing the forums each year.

Sponsors of this event included Merrill Lynch-Bank of America, M&T Bank, The Insurance Market, Hebron Savings Bank, Capstan Tax Strategies, Farm Credit, TRS CPA Group, Avery Hall, Paradise Energy Solutions, Minuteman Press, WR McCain & Associates, Becker Morgan Group, Deeley Insurance Group and Whayland.

“In the current climate of uncertainty, we wanted to remind our clients, colleagues and community that opportunities still exist in challenging times. We chose this theme in an effort to provide a positive outlook and encourage attendees to think strategically about their next steps. We believe that the insights provided by our speakers and panelists will help our attendees chart their course and achieve success in their respective fields.” Said Rick Tilghman, Managing Director of SVN | Miller.

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