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Spring 2023 RCEDC Leadership Council Event: Industrial Real Estate Panel

by Jeremy Williamson

Racine County, WI – On a quarterly basis, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) Leadership Council meets to review RCEDC’s progress on its Annual Strategic Plan and receive and discuss economic development information.

In addition to reviewing the financial health of the organization, RCEDC staff and leadership are provided the opportunity to evaluate their strategic plan, progress towards annual goals, and overall direction of the organization.

One primary activity of RCEDC is to facilitate business expansion projects in Racine County. To remain informed and engaged in this activity, RCEDC hosted its annual industrial development panel on April 11, 2023, which was open to the public.

This year’s panelists included Gary Rosecrans with Ashley Capital, Chad Navis with Zilber Property Group and Jeff Hoffman with Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke.

RCEDC’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Greg Barron, facilitated the panel discussion and received questions from the public. The discussions explored current development conditions, price of land and building square footage, industry drivers, talent, and additional insights for local leaders to support development.

Welcome to the Racine County Industrial Development Panel event landing page, hosted by the Racine County Economic Development Corporation. This event is designed for industrial real estate professionals, including brokers, site selectors, business owners, and community leaders, who are eager to stay on top of the latest trends and opportunities in industrial development.


Recent economic growth in Southeast Wisconsin and Racine County is closely linked with the development and construction of new industrial buildings and business parks.

Join us on April 11th at 7:30 a.m. via Zoom for an insightful panel discussion on the trends and opportunities shaping the industry featuring esteemed industry leaders. Our distinguished panelists include Gary Rosecrans, Jeff Hoffman, and Chad Navis. Together, they will explore the current state of industrial development in Southeast Wisconsin and how the Racine County community can prepare for what’s next.

Whether you are looking to expand your business, find new investment opportunities, or simply stay informed about the latest industrial development trends, this event is not to be missed.


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Gary Rosecrans, Ashley Capital


Gary Rosecrans is responsible for acquisition, development and leasing activities in the Chicago Office. Prior to joining Ashley Capital, Mr. Rosecrans was responsible for business park development activities for a real estate subsidiary of We Energies, real estate investment activity at an investment banking firm and a real estate broker for a national brokerage firm. He has an undergraduate degree from Washington University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Rosecrans is involved with several community service organizations. He is also an avid cyclist.

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Jeff Hoffman, Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke


Jeff Hoffman specializes in developing and executing real estate strategies for occupiers, investors & developers of industrial real estate. Acquiring both the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designations, Approaching $1 Billion in lifetime transactions, Hoffman is an integral part of the Industrial Team and Principal leadership group.
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Mr. Navis is Vice President of Zilber Ltd. where he leads all commercial property activities which occur under the Zilber Property Group (ZPG) brand. ZPG is a privately-held real estate development, investment, and management company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Navis joined ZPG in 2007 and has more than 20 years of industrial investment and development experience. Prior to joining ZPG, Mr. Navis held various positions with WISPARK LLC including Director of Development. Mr. Navis received his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


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