Upcoming Events


December 20th, 2017    LUNCHEON-TOYS FOR TOTS

The Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association will meet at 11:30am on Wednesday, December 20th, at the GlenOaks Golf & Country Club in West Des Moines.

The ENERGIZE DES MOINES Building Energy and Water Challenge that is being launched by the City of Des Moines will be presented. Details will be shared on the energy and water efficiency challenge contest for buildings above 25,000 SF in multiple categories. Building owners and managers will compete for awards and public recognition. Winners will be announced in December, 2018.

The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in commercial real estate. For this event please bring a toy to donate for “Toy’s for Tots” or pay $20 at the door. The meeting features networking opportunities and a luncheon buffet.

Please email or call Sue Clark at 222-3191 ext. 201.

ICREA provides its members with numerous activities throughout the year to advance their careers in the real estate industry. The calendar below contains all scheduled activities throughout the year for education, networking and marketing. We are always adding new items for continuing education and networking opportunities, so check back frequently.

ICREA’s signature event is the annual Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo held in the Fall.


Monthly Breakfast Meeting

The Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association members and their guests are invited every month to attend the ICREA Monthly Breakfast Meeting. Attendees enjoy coffee and networking and a hearty breakfast. Most events feature an informative presentation by a guest speaker.

The event is typically held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club from 7:15 a.m to 8:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Member fee for breakfast is $10.00. Breakfast is complimentary for first-time guests of ICREA members.

For more information on the breakfast meeting, please e-mail Association Manager Sue Clark, CCIM ( or call Ms. Clark at (515) 222-3191


Past Presentations

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Vince Ward, Business Development Director for Weitz Construction, presented “Leveraging Lean Construction Methods: Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel Case Study.”

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Geoff Wood, entrepreneur, connector and founder of Gravitate. Geoff shared the story of building Gravitate, a co-working and entrepreneurial community in Central Iowa.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Kim Didier, Executive Director for DMACC Business Resources. DMACC discussed the City of Newton and the Newton Development Corporation to revitalize the former MayTag facilities.