Moore Colson, an award-winning accounting, consulting, and advisory firm in Atlanta, announced Partner Steve LaMontagne will moderate the Atlanta Real Estate 2020 Forecast panel hosted by Bisnow on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 7:30 to 10:30 am at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta.

Bisnow, founded in 2005, is an international digital media company that publishes daily newsletters and produces events focused on commercial real estate trends. Bisnow hosts more than 300 events a year that are attended by over 70,000 people, 2,000 sponsors and hundreds of speakers.

The event will feature two panels, one discussing capital flow and alternative assets and the other providing a summary of 2019 and an outlook for 2020. Moore Colson Partner and Real Estate Practice Leader Steve LaMontagne will be moderating the Atlanta Forecast 2020 Panel, which will discuss dominant development and design trends that evolved in 2019 and which ones can we expect to stay, the major projects in Atlanta will transform the CRE market next year and more. The esteemed panel will include representation from key players in the commercial real estate industry in Atlanta, including George Wells, executive vice president of Piedmont Office Realty Trust; Jarel Portman, Founding Principal of JPX Works; and Clark Dean, partner and executive managing director of Transwestern.

LaMontagne has experience in all sectors of the real estate, construction and hospitality industries, including fund managers and advisors, registered investment advisors (RIAs), REITs, developers, institutional investment vehicles, operating properties, and syndication of private and public partnerships. During his 35+ years of experience in the real estate industry, several years were spent in capital markets, working exclusively on real estate transactions. In his role as the leader of Moore Colson’s Real Estate Practice, he works with a variety of real estate clients with a particular focus on real estate investing, accounting, financial reporting, and auditing matters.

Prior to joining Moore Colson, LaMontagne was an audit partner and leader of the Southeast Real Estate Practice with the international accounting firm of KPMG. He joined KPMG in 1983 and became the leader of KPMG’s Atlanta Real Estate Practice in 1997, and shortly thereafter became the Director of the Real Estate Practice for the entire Southeast. He also served on several national committees utilizing his expertise in the area of real estate finance, including leasing, mergers and acquisitions, financings, public offerings, and sales of real estate.

LaMontagne has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Finance from Florida State University and is a member of the National Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPAs, the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), the National Association of Real Estate Companies (NAREC), and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He is also an Honorary Board Member of Georgia State University’s Department of Real Estate.

“I look forward to being alongside Atlanta’s real estate leaders to recap 2019 and discuss what is in store for commercial real estate in 2020,” noted LaMontagne. “This is a great opportunity for Atlanta’s CRE community to come together and talk about how to continually position our market for success and gather insights that will help us lead our companies into the new year and beyond.”

For more information about the event and to register, please visit Bisnow’s website.

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