Bill Caton,CIPS, Managing Partner, and Andy Velkme, CIPS and Senior Broker, of Caton Commercial Real Estate Group, just returned from the 2018 MIPIM Conference, held in Cannes, France. MIPIM is the world’s leading property exhibition forum and includes networking events and conference sessions. Bill and Andy were among more than 24,000 participants from 100 countries who attended. The event aims to promote international investment and to facilitate business between investors, corporate end-users, local authorities, hospitality/industrial/logistics professionals as well as other real estate professionals. Bill and Andy were proud to represent not only Caton Commercial, but also the Chicagoland area and the Midwest via the state of Illinois, in an effort to partner with International Investors and Developers.
Established in 1990, MIPIM gathers the most influential international property players from the office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics, and industrial sectors for four days of networking, learning, and transaction. This year over 3,100 exhibiting companies from 100 countries attended. Bill Caton and Andy Velkme were among the 24,200 participants. Bill has been attending this conference for three years making connections, this was Andy’s first year. MIPIM is a great way to bring transactions from across the world back into Illinois. With so many countries under one roof, it was a great opportunity for Caton Commercial to sell Chicago.