Commercial-Industrial Realty Council Launches 2020 Programs
Members of the Commercial-Industrial Realty Council (CIRC) gathered on Wednesday, January 8 for the first luncheon program of 2020.
Attendees learned about The Bioscience / Life Sciences Program that came from an Innovation Market Assessment that the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) recently conducted to evaluate the projected needs and opportunities in the biologics, life sciences, and advance chemicals community, with a specific focus on the need for “ready-to-go” lab space for growing companies.
The presentation included some of the study’s key findings and real estate opportunities for Delaware, especially as these companies “scale-up.” Between the study and related follow up by the DPP, Delaware Technology Park, Delaware Innovation Space, and the Delaware BioScience Association, local organizations are gathering data on the current and projected market needs for this type of real estate.
Moderator Helen Stimson (pictured above), Executive Director with Delaware BioScience Association, led a group of panelists to address what companies are looking for and how the real estate/development community might address their needs to make sure they stay in Delaware.
Panelists included the President of Facility Logix, who conducted the study, and representatives from the local science and technology support organizations that will discuss the growing need for R&D space throughout the region.
Panelists (left to right) Ariel Gruswitz, J.D., Delaware Prosperity Partnership; Patricia Larrabee, Facility Logix;
William (Bill) Provine, Delaware Innovation Space; and J. Michael Bowman, Delaware Technology Park.
Once again, we welcomed a number of new members.
(Photo – left to right) Jim Manna, Brightfields, Inc., CIRC Membership Committee Chairman; Greg Barbish, Horty & Horty, P.A.; Caryn Rosica, Intellitec Solutions; Mike Cassidy, Medori Commercial Realty; and McLane Hendricks, Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties.
The January luncheon also featured our last full rotation of Continuing Education Classes.
Classes will continue on the 2nd Wednesday of each month through April 8 for your 2020 license renewals (for Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland-depending on your expiration date) and for your 2021 renewal of NJ license.
We will wrap up the series with a brand new, relevant class offering: “Exchanges and Opportunity Zones,” taught by W. Duncan Patterson, CCIM, for Frederick Academy of Real Estate, our course provider.
Follow link below for Event Details and Registration:
Here is the photo gallery for the January luncheon. Thanks to Anthony Santoro, Diamond State Photography for capturing the event.
Membership renewal is underway.
To all who had not renewed online (by December 15th) to qualify for the early-bird discount, Quickbook invoices were sent by email.
If you did not receive your invoice in your inbox, check spam folder. It will be from Commercial Industrial … email@example.com. If you need it resent, please let us know at Janet@circdelaware.org.
Ways to renew membership:
Online at MEMBERSHIP/Renewal Form
Mail your check in the amount of $90 to CIRC
Pay by credit card – click “Review and pay” on the Quickbooks invoice sent to you.
Our next luncheon is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Dupont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom
Continuing Education Classes (8:30 & 1:30) – Required Courses (DE Mods. 5 & 7) (see CE schedule) DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room will be offered.
To register click here:
Mark Your Calendar for the upcoming programs:
March 11, 2020 (Wed.)11:30 – Monthly Membership Luncheon – DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom
+ Continuing Education Classes (8:30 & 1:30) – Required Courses (DE Mods. 6/PA New Mandatory Prop. Mgmt. & Adv. & DE Mod. 3) (see CE schedule) DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room
April 8, 2020 (Wed.) 11:30 – Monthly Membership Luncheon – DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom
+ Continuing Education Classes (8:30 & 1:30) – Required Courses (DE Mod. 1 & 7*) (* new “Exchanges & Opportunity Zones” class added. See CE schedule) DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room
May 13, 2020 (Wed.) 11:30 – Annual Meeting & Membership Luncheon – DuPont Country Club, Crystal Ballroom
June – 22nd Annual CIRC Golf Outing – in the works.