The Business Record hosted its annual Commercial Real Estate Trends and Issues Forum this morning at Curate in Des Moines. 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 2018 and beyond.

Panelists:
Brian Clark - director of real estate development, Ryan Companies
Cara Underwood - managing director, capital markets, Principal Real Estate Investors
David Maahs - executive vice president of economic development, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Dylan Mullenix - assistant director, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Bill Wright - senior vice president and managing director, CBRE|Hubbell Commercial

Moderator: 
Chris Conetzkey - publisher, Business Record