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32 HARTFORDBUSINESS.COM | APRIL 3, 2023 THE FUTURE OF DOWNTOWN HARTFORD 1) Members of the first panel discussed the future of office space in Hartford. They included (from left to right): Moderator Michael Goman, Principal of Goman & York Advisors; Joel Grieco, Executive Director of Office Brokerage of Cushman & Wakefield; David Griggs, CEO of MetroHartford Alliance; John McCormick Jr., Executive Vice President of CBRE Inc.; and Alan Lazowski, Chairman, CEO & Founder of LAZ Parking. 2) More than 120 people attended HBJ's "The Future of Downtown Hartford" event. 3) Keynote speaker Dan Fishbein, president of Sun Life U.S., joined the forum remotely. 4) Joe Williams (left), Co-Chair of the Real Estate, Environmental, Energy, Land Use and Construction Department at Shipman & Goodwin, moderated a panel discussion on Hartford's apartment market and nightlife. He sat next to Kevin Kenny of Lexington Partners. 5) John Turgeon of CohnReznick chats with Rita Joy of Interscape Commercial Environments. 6) Alan Lazowski, Chairman, CEO & Founder of LAZ Parking. 7) Members of the second panel discussed Hartford's apartment market and nightlife. They included: Moderator Joe Williams, Shipman & Goodwin; Kevin Kenny, Lexington Partners; Geoffrey Lewis, The Michaels Organization; Gina Luari, The Place 2 Be; Michael Freimuth, Capital Region Development Authority; developer Carlos Mouta; and Matt Edvardsen, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. 8) Several Hartford mayoral candidates were in the crowd, including former state Senator and retired Judge Eric Coleman (shown right). 1 2 4 6 8 3 5 7 The Hartford Business Journal on March 14 hosted its "The Future of Downtown Hartford: Real Estate Forum" at the Society Room in downtown Hartford. The event drew more than 120 people despite the threat of a nor'easter and featured a keynote speaker — Dan Fishbein, president of Sun Life U.S. — and two panels that discussed the city 's office market and residential and nightlife scene. The event was sponsored by law firm Shipman & Goodwin. THE FUTURE of DOWNTOWN HARTFORD REAL ESTATE FORUM

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