Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development to Sponsor

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Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development to Sponsor “Doing Business in the Americas” Symposium in London 

CHICAGO—(June 29, 2012)—ITRA Global, one of the largest real estate organizations devoted to the representation of corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate worldwide, has announced that the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development will sponsor the ITRA Global 2012 Corporate Real Estate Symposiumon September 12, 2012 at the Park Plaza Victoria London, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, in London.

Dr. Ronald R. Pollina, Chairman Emeritus of ITRA Global and President of Chicago-based ITRA / Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc, says the event will be a tremendous resource for company executives who must navigate a significantly changed global marketplace. “Utah is a true success story, thanks to enlightened political leadership that understands what it takes to create jobs,” he explains.

Spencer P. Eccles, Executive Director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and his team look forward to introducing corporate executives to the state’s business friendly environment, low costs of doing business, and diverse, innovation-based economy.

“Utah has received recent accolades for the stability and vibrancy of our economy, and that stems in part from a young, multi-lingual workforce, low energy costs, up-to-date transportation and broadband infrastructure, and a state government that works with business to find an appropriate level of regulation. Our corporate incentives are attracting IT powerhouses like EMC and Adobe, and aviation and financial services leaders like Boeing and Goldman Sachs. We’re further diversifying the Utah economy with robust tax credits and seed grants that stimulate biomedical and other university research that has commercial potential,” Eccles said. “There’s a lot happening here, and we’re excited for the opportunity to talk about it.”

“The global focus of the ITRA symposium also provides an opportunity to highlight Utah’s strength in exports,” Eccles said. “Utah is the only state in the United States to double exports in the last five years,” he said. “The European market is critical to our long-term success and strategy. Companies who are looking to open U.S. operations are putting Utah on their short list for Foreign Direct Investment.”

Divided into two sessions, “Doing Business in the Americas” is a premier all-day event featuring top corporate executives and noted economic development officials from around the world. One session will include economic development executives from government agencies in the Americas, who will address issues ranging from labor availability and costs, to transportation capabilities, taxation and much more for companies moving into their regions, along with other facility and location factors. The other panel, comprised of top global corporate executives, will help European companies understand how to increase their competitive advantage and profits with corporate real estate and obtain a better understanding of facility availability, build-to-suit and leasing vs. ownership options in the Americas today.

ITRA Global is an organization of corporate real estate advisors specializing in representing companies in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities. With coverage in over 80 major markets around the world, ITRA Global is one of the largest organizations dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate.  Clients benefit by having experienced professionals as their trusted advisors, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to learn more about panel discussions at this event, contact Beth Wade, ITRA Global Executive Director, in the United States at 1.706.654.3201 or email bwade@itraglobal.com.  To learn more about conflict-free representation and the worldwide representatives of ITRA Global, please visit www.itraglobal.com.