The Business Record hosted its annual Commercial Real Estate Trends and Issues Forum this morning at the Hilton Garden Inn Urbandale. Five of the region's key real estate professionals provided insight into future hot spots, emerging opportunities, trends and the challenges facing the region's commercial real estate market. We asked each panelist to identify one trend, challenge or opportunity that they are watching closely in 2017 and beyond.

Rick Tollakson - president and CEO, Hubbell Realty Co.
Jennifer Cooper - VP and manager of Commercial Real Estate, Bankers Trust Co.
Heath Bullock - senior VP and Iowa Markets Leader, Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage Inc.
Matt Anderson - assistant city manager, City of Des Moines
Chris Costa - chief operating officer, Knapp Properties Inc.

Chris Conetzkey - publisher, Business Record

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