March 2012

LONDON – ITRA Global, one of the largest real estate organizations devoted to the representation of corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate worldwide, has announced it will host the ITRA Global 2012 Corporate Real Estate Symposium on September 12, 2012 at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel London, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, in London, England.

Martin Levy of ITRA / Martin Levy Commercial and ITRA Global’s London affiliate is pleased this symposium is being held in his city. “This Symposium is a unique opportunity for European corporate executives considering expansion or relocation in the Americas to obtain critical information and resources without taking expensive and time-consuming Transatlantic trips,” says Levy. “We’ll explain how to increase their negotiation leverage to reduce real estate costs and maximize profits in a global marketplace dominated by economic uncertainty and ever-tightening budgets. They’ll also get a thorough briefing of the business, regulatory and cultural nuances associated with growth in the Americas.”

ITRA Global executives from around the world will attend the event and believe corporate executives will gain important insights about the international real estate market. Charles Tatham, Principal of Paris-based ITRA / Tatham Property Solutions, says, “French companies considering expansion in the Americas today must take advantage of every opportunity to understand how these markets are different from Europe. Our Symposium will provide them with case studies and critical tips that will help them make smart business decisions.”

Helen Silverstolpe, Partner of ITRA / NewSec AB in Stockholm, Sweden, emphasizes the Symposium will enable corporate executives to identify and monitor real estate trends. “Doing business in today’s economy is vastly different than just five years ago. By attending the Symposium, European companies will have a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the global corporate real estate market as they consider expansion in the Americas.”

Divided into two sessions, “Doing Business in the Americas” is a premier all-day event featuring top corporate executives and economic development executives from around the world. The first session, “Increase Your Competitive Advantage & Profit with Corporate Real Estate,” will address how European companies can obtain a better understanding of facility availability, build-to-suit and leasing vs. ownership options in the Americas and then use them to their financial advantage. The second panel discussion, “Don’t Leave Money on the Table,” will include economic development executives from government agencies in the Americas who will address the vast—and often expansive―financial incentives provided by various jurisdictions for companies moving into their regions along with other facility and location factors.

ITRA Global is an organization of corporate real estate advisors specializing in representing companies in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities. With coverage in over 80 major markets around the world, ITRA Global is one of the largest organizations dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. Clients benefit by having experienced professionals as their trusted advisors, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity.