Business Facilities LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical and strategic conference program that helps delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues.

Keynote Session: Top States for Business

Brent A. Pollina, Esq., Vice President, Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc.


Brent will present Pollina’s Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2014 Report, featuring the firm’s comprehensive analysis of state-by-state business climates. He will detail the criteria used for this annual evaluation and explain why these critical factors loom large in the site selection decision-making process for corporate executives.

Mr. Pollina is Vice President of Pollina Corporate Real Estate. Mr. Pollina works closely with corporations in order to ensure that they achieve and surpass all of their real estate goals. He actively represents corporations in all aspects of the companies’ real estate transactions, including site and building evaluation, lease negotiations, purchase contracts, and lease administration.

As a consultant, he assists clients nationally with strategic planning and all other forms of real estate consulting. His responsibilities include real estate financial analysis, such as lease vs. buy analysis, and sale/leasebacks. Mr. Pollina also conducts location analysis studies, which include analysis of all relevant location factors such as state and local taxation, labor availability, cost and reliability, transportation costs, and utility costs. In addition to working for many corporate clients Mr. Pollina had preformed numerous economic development studies for various Regional, and Local Economic Development groups as well as Chambers of Commerce and Business Organizations.

 General Session Panel: New Priorities for Site Selection

Williams Szatan Foote Rogers
Mark Williams
Strategic Development
Jerry Szatan
Szatan & Associates
Deane Foote
President & CEO
Foote Consulting Group
Jack Rogers
Editor in Chief
Business Facilities


Seminar: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs

Seminar: Evaluating Incentives

Think Tank: Site Selection Case History

Workshop: Workforce Availability/Workforce Training

Seminar: Logistics

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