The Business Record's annual Commercial Real Estate Forum will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22.

Please join us for a timely and important event featuring some of the region’s key leaders from multiple sectors of the commercial real estate industry, who will provide insight into the short-term and long-term effects of COVID-19 and discuss the challenges likely to face the region in the years to come.

Panelists include:

* Kim Bakey, CEO, HomeServices of Iowa
* Jennifer Cooper, vice president and manager, Bankers Trust

* Brad Deets, development services director, city of Waukee
Tyler Dingel, senior vice president, CBRE| Hubbell Commercial
Dan Drendel, principal, Slingshot Architecture
* Kalen Ludwig, new construction specialist, Peoples Co., and president of Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines
* Randy Ripperger, Polk County assessor, Polk County
* Paul Rupprecht, president, R&R Real Estate Advisors

Also during the forum, we will also recognize Mark Rupprecht, the 2021 Iowa State University Ivy College of Business Real Estate Professional of the Year.