Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP
“The E-Commerce, Supply Chain and Energy Expert”
Executive Managing Director of Newmark Knight Frank
Travels from: Chicago
Fee Range: $10,000+
Speaker Topics: Applied Futurism; The Exponential Future of Everything; Converging Disruptive Technologies; Mobility & Autonomous Vehicles; Supply Chain of the Future; IoT/IIoT; Blockchain for RE; The Future of Energy; The Solar Economy; Artificial Intelligence/AI; 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing; Everything-as-a-Service (EaaS); Smart Buildings & Smart Cities; Cybersecurity; or an array of customized topics that cater to any audience or event.
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP, serves as Executive Managing Director at NKF in the company’s National Industrial Practice which he previously led from 2014-2017. Kasselman also serves as CEO and Founder of Op2mize Energy, a strategic energy procurement firm, and served as the 2017 Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR) Global President. Additionally, he is currently the Chicago Regional Chair for Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise (FIBREE).
Over the course of his 31-year career he has completed more than 1,000 transactions worth in excess of $1 billion. Current or recent clients include CAT, ASOS, Cummins, Petco, JB Hunt, Reyes Holdings, Assemblers/Skinny Pop, DWR/Herman Miller, Hussmann, Hydrofarm, Gotham Greens, Heys Luggage, IDI, Prologis, and many others. Mr. Kasselman was recently honored by Crain’s Chicago Business as a member of their 2017 Most Influential Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Chicago list; was inducted as a member of the 2017 Midwest CRE Hall of Fame; was named a 2018 CoStar Power Broker (also in 2014, 2016 & 2017); and received NKF’s Outstanding Service Award for 2016, in addition to numerous other honors and distinctions.
Kasselman provides his clients, and the broader RE industry, with current market dynamics and near-future trends and vision, creating immense value opportunities and insights that drive near-term ROI. His unique purview combines, local, regional, national and global awareness and experience with emerging best practices in digital technology, innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency. He focuses in the areas of e-commerce, omni-channel supply chain, mission critical, food & beverage, and the future-proofing of any industry which is being disrupted or transformed.
In addition to his core real estate activities, Mr. Kasselman is an innovation-minded futurist focused on harnessing transformative disruption and technology convergence in order to bring actionable opportunities to the commercial real estate industry. He has traveled the globe studying smart buildings and smart cities; provides mentoring to several PropTech startups; sits on various advisory boards such as Solar Skyrise; RealNex; DisruptCRE; CRE Tech; and Sky Foundation. He is a prominent global speaker and accomplished author on a variety of topics including economic trends, innovation, sustainability, e-commerce/supply chain, blockchain, and exponential and converging technologies. Some of his recent Keynote speaking assignments have included various SIOR regional events; the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's 23rd Annual Real Estate Conference; the State Bar of Michigan; National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board; Counselors of Real Estate (CRE); NCREIF; NAIOP; the Appraisal Institute; BISNOW’s National Industrial Conference; the Will County (IL) Center for Economic Development; Ashley Capital’s Annual Company Meeting; and Knight Frank’s Global Cities launch event in Dublin, Ireland. Other recent speaking assignments have taken him to Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, the U.K.