Leadership and Real Estate insights on tap in Louisville this August. Register now!
The WLI Regional Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference featuring thought-provoking topics and conversations around context-sensitive development practices, the built environment, communities, and the advancement of professionals in the real estate industry.
Friday Mayor’s Forum
Elected leadership from around the region will discuss the issues facing their cities today and the impact that real estate and development is having and will have on their economies into the future. The Forum will feature insights from:
Mayor Gregory Fischer, Louisville, KY
Mayor Linda Gorton, Lexington, KY
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, IN
Joining previously-announced keynote speakers, Dr. Pamela Jolly and Claudia Chan:
Wednesday Keynote Speaker
Poonam Sharma Mathis
Outsiders On The Inside: The Power Of Your Perspective
Poonam Mathis is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for innovating around the built world. Currently CEO of Raise, she previously founded StealthForce, (the gig economy of commercial real estate), which was successfully exited in early 2019. Prior to StealthForce, she spent over a decade in CRE across private equity, asset management and development. She was Deputy to the Head of Global Real Estate Asset Management at Partners Group AG ($40 bn AUM), and earlier employee 13 at The Gerson Lehrman Group, the world’s first expert network.
Friday Keynote Speaker
Kim Liautaud, Market Trends and Real Estate Directions
Kim Liautaud is Managing Director, Head of US Commercial Real Estate, BMO Harris Bank. Kim is a 7+ year member of the BMO Harris Bank CRE team. She joined BMO in June 2012 as a senior lender on the private institutional CRE lending team focused nationally on all property types. In 2014, she took on the role of team lead managing the Chicago mid-market and private institutional lending teams focused on providing construction, acquisition and bridge loans as well as corporate lines of credit and subscription lines to institutional sponsors nationwide. Kim was appointed to run the business for BMO in October 2017.
Don’t forget to register for the specialty tours featuring notable developments in Louisville, insights from area leaders and, of course, bourbon tastings. Space for the tours is limited!
Wednesday, August 7
Historic Reuse, Higher Education, and Horse Racing