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7th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forum

The Impact of Millennials on Real Estate

Commonwealth Commercial and Lingerfelt Commonwealth presented the 7th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forum titled “The Impact of Millennials on Real Estate” which was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at The Westin Richmond. Christopher Lee, President and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc., was this year’s guest speaker and focused on the topic of the dramatic impact that millennials will have on real estate in the short-and long-term future. This year our panel consisted of Peter J. Stone, Director at Fortress Investment Group, T. Gaylon Layfield, III, President and CEO of Xenith Bank, Mark W. Claud, CCIM, CPM, President & CEO at Commonwealth Commercial and Bradford B. Sauer, Vice President of Sauer Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of The C.F. Sauer Company.

6th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forum

Leaders Predict the Future

Commonwealth Commercial’s 6th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forum titled “Leaders Predict the Future” was held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at The Westin Richmond.  Our keynote speaker, author and industry leader, Christopher Lee, shared some of his progressive predictions on the commercial real estate industry.  Sidney Gunst returned as our moderator, and our panel consisted of T. Gaylon Layfield, III, President and CEO of Xenith Bank, Charles E. Wall, Partner with Troutman Sanders, LLP, Vincent J. Nadder, CPA, Partner with Keiter, J. Ryan Lingerfelt, CCIM, President of Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners, LLC and Bradford B. Sauer, Vice President of Sauer Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of The C.F. Sauer Company.

5th Annual Virginia Land Forum

Chaos - Disruption - Opportunity

Commonwealth Land’s 5th Virginia Land Forum, Chaos – Disruption – Opportunity, was held April 29, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. This year’s Forum was a round-table panel discussion with local business leaders concerning managing, hedging and profiting from known and unknown risks. Watch the video presentation of the 2014 Virginia Land Forum – Chaos – Disruption – Opportunity

A round table discussion of market conditions involving real estate and related industries.

4th Annual Virginia Land Forum

Virginia Real Estate in Transition

Commonwealth Land’s 4th Virginia Land Forum, Virginia Real Estate in Transition, was held April 30, 2013 at the Westin Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. The Forum was moderated by Real Estate Developer, Sidney Gunst and featured Lawrence L. Gray, CEO of GrayCo, Inc.; T. Gaylon Layfield, President/CEO of Xenith Bank; Michael Joyce, Founder and President of JoycePayne Partners, Will Homiller, Associate with Troutman Sanders LLP and Bill Barnett, Managing Partner of Commonwealth Land.

Lawrence Gray – Lawrence L. Gray, CEO of GrayCo, Inc. shares a local family’s strategy for multi-generational asset preservation & growth.

Gaylon Layfield – President/CEO of Xenith Bank discusses land as an asset, bank consolidation, real estate and banks and more.

Michael Joyce – Founder and President of JoycePayne Partners and Bill Barnett, Managing Partner of Commonwealth Land discuss real estate as an asset, asset class returns, trends going forward and more.

Will Homiller with Troutman Sanders LLP covers legal, legislative and political issues impacting land and tells a tale of two families and the challenges and opportunities they face as they evaluate and manage their land assets.

Our panel answers questions from our audience about the economy, land as an asset, the future of banking and more.