JUNE 15-21, 2018
TABLE OF EXPERTS
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TABLE OF EXPERTS
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Tracy Howren is senior vice president, commercial real estate lending officer in UMB Bank’s Commercial Real Estate division. Howren is responsible for managing the commercial real estate portfolio in the St. Louis region, expanding business relationships in the area, and sourcing, underwriting and closing loans. Howren joined the team in 2015 and has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Howren earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in economics from the University of Missouri - Columbia. As an active member of the community, she is a board member and treasurer at Gateway Housing First and a national delegate and executive board member for the St. Louis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).
Blaise Tomazic is JLL’s research manager in St. Louis. His responsibilities include maintaining JLL’s entire research platform while coordinating research requests for tenants and landlords. He specializes in industry research, data visualization, strategy, mapping, and financial analysis. His research also includes macro and micro level economic analysis of the St. Louis region. Blaise is also an experienced user of mapping and visualization programs such as Tableau, ESRI, Blackbird and MapIT, using them for site selection and analysis. Blaise has been with JLL since 2008. Prior to joining JLL, Blaise worked for a real estate development company out of Cleveland. There, he was given the responsibility of learning the St. Louis retail market through various channels including meeting with brokers and exploring all parts of the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Chris Wilhelm has been with Tech Electronics since 1998 and was named the executive director of construction in 2004. His duties include overseeing all construction projects in the St. Louis area as well as directing all construction strategy and marketing at all nine regional Tech Electronics offices. In addition to his construction market duties, he is also responsible for overseeing all fire alarm projects, including managing the relationship with Tech’s fire alarm system manufacturers. Due to his vast expertise in fire alarm and life safety code, Wilhelm presents across the United States for various audiences, including manufacturers, AHJs, engineers, contractors, fire inspectors, state fire marshals and building owners.
John McEvoy has been involved in the title and construction disbursing business for over 35 years. He is a CPA and has a B.S. in accounting from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Utilizing his background in public accounting, McEvoy developed the first proprietary online disbursing software, Disbursa, for his companies Lawyers Title and St. Louis Disbursing. McEvoy joined Nationwide Construction Disbursing in 2017 as president. His Disbursa software has undergone several updates and continues to be used by Nationwide Construction Disbursing as well as other regional title companies. In addition to his accounting background, McEvoy has also been involved in residential home building as well as commercial construction development. His knowledge of construction and construction disbursing is a tremendous asset for commercial and residential lenders who often need leadership in complex construction deals. Nationwide Constriction Disbursing is currently disbursing on construction projects in seven states and McEvoy has disbursed on more than $4.5 billion in construction in 28 states across the nation. NCD has two disbursing locations in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.
Kurt Mollet is PARIC Corp.’s project executive focused on commercial construction projects. He has over 25 years of expe