The deal-making lull is an engaging opportunity forprofessionals to meet, talk and explore what's happened as theyadjust to the times and chart new courses for profitability. Thediscovery period is being spotlighted Nov. 13 at the seventh annualRealShare Dallas. To date, more than 250 professionals fromall CRE walks have signed up for the half-day session, which willbe held at the Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas at 15201 Dallas Pkwy.in Addison.

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With the economy continuing to lead the nation's news, RealShareDallas has lined up an economist and top-ranked owner of officebuildings in Texas as one of the headliners. Zaya Younan, chairmanand CEO of Los Angeles-based Younan Properties Inc., will sit in aone-on-one interview with John Salustri, editorial director of RealEstate Media, a division of UK-based Incisive Media, which also isthe parent of the RealShare Conference Series and GlobeSt.com.

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Younan's background as an economist and opportunistic buyingstrategies promise to deliver macro and micro perspectives,including why it's such a good time to buy. "As an economist, hecan offer good insights and extrapolations as to what's happeningin the macro economy and its likely impact on commercial realestate as well as offer an outsider, California-based view of howthe Dallas market compares to the rest of the country," saysRichard Kelley, director of the RealShare Conference Series, partof Incisive Media Events.

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Younan will delve into how hard Texas in general and Dallas/FortWorth specifically will get hit by the fallout as the nationaleconomy creeps toward recovery and stabilization. The impact goesunder further scrutiny at lunch when keynote speaker CurtisSpencer, president of IMS Worldwide Inc., talks about therecession's affect on the emerging inland port in southern DallasCounty. The Texas native has delivered more than 185 Foreign TradeZone projects nationwide.

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Additional market insight will be provided during thetraditional town hall meeting, which is being moderated by MoodyYounger, executive managing director of Texas for Santa Ana,CA-based Grubb & Ellis Co. The "Who's Who" panel, crisscrossingall sectors, features Will Balthrope, senior director of thenational multi-housing group of Encino, CA-based Marcus &Millichap Real Estate Investment Services; Jeff Turner, executivevice president of Indianapolis-based Duke Realty Corp.; JackMinter, managing director of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.;and Steve Van Amburgh, CEO of Dallas-based Koll Development Co.

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RealShare Dallas' doors open at 7:30 a.m., setting a six-hourblock into motion for back-to-back and concurrent sessions aboutthe latest industry news, including tips from a powerhouse panelfrom the capital markets about getting deals done and what it costsin today's economic climate. Equally prominent leaders ofindustrial, office and retail will headline sector-specificsessions to show where their respective markets stand, where theyare going and how best to wait out the wait.

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"Our expectation is that commercial real estate has never had agreater need to be informed and well networked," Kelley stresses."RealShare Dallas offers the real estate community to do both. Itwill help clear up confusions, answer some questions and bringtogether the crème de la crème of the industry."

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