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Coronavirus Impacts on Businesses and Real Estate: What Tenants, Owners and Banks are Doing


Presented by Andy Hunt, Director, Marquette University Center for Real Estate
and Michelle Panovich, Senior Partner and Managing Director with Mid-America Asset Management in Chicago

Learn how businesses, landlords and banks are approaching solutions to the coronavirus crisis and government orders not to leave home. This webinar is perfect for anyone who owns a business and is seeking to understand how lease or mortgage payments, often their second largest cost of doing business, might be impacted.

Marquette’s nationally ranked real estate program experts will dive into the data, taken from a flash poll of hundreds of professionals, to give key insights into how they’re solving the current problems.

Andy Hunt, Bus Ad ’08, Grad ’13, is the director for the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University. Working closely with the real estate program faculty, Andy is responsible for carrying out the mission of the center and oversight of all day to day administration of the center’s programs, activities and outreach. Prior to joining Marquette as the Director of the Center for Real Estate, Andy and his wife spent time in Denver where Andy worked in acquisitions with Real Capital Solutions (RCS), focusing on office and industrial asset investments in a dozen markets across the U.S. Before joining RCS, Andy spent nearly two years with Prologis, the global leader in logistics and industrial real estate ownership and management, where he worked on more than 70 transactions worth over $1 billion in value as part of the Investment Services team. Andy received his B.S. in Business Administration from Marquette University, majoring in real estate and finance. He also received his Masters in Business Administration from Marquette, with a specialization in finance. 

Michelle Panovich is senior partner and managing director with Mid-America Asset Management in Chicago, one of the most successful real estate management firms in the Midwest. In her role, she helps oversee all operations for the firm. She has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate industry, and her client list is a “who’s who” of the top real estate developers, investors and owners across the real estate landscape. She also works primarily on the retail real estate side of the business, which is being impacted the most right now (along with hospitality), and she has some terrific insights into what’s going on and how tenants, landlords and banks are responding. Michelle is a winner of the lifetime achievement award from Roosevelt University’s real estate program and she currently serves as the chair of the Center for Real Estate Advisory Board at Marquette University.