April 5th, 2018    BREAKFAST MEETING

The Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association will meet at 7:15am on Thursday, April 5th, at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in West Des Moines.

The featured speakers are Jake Christensen, President of Christensen Development. and Dan Baxter, Director of Preconstruction with Ryan Companies.  Jake and Dan will give a presentation on “Timber Frame Construction in Des Moines”.

The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in commercial real estate. The fee is $10 with reservations or $15 at the door. The meeting features networking opportunities and a hot buffet breakfast.  The meeting concludes about 8:30am.

Please register at 

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



The Iowa Commercial Real Estate Association will host a cocktail event from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 18th, at The Republic on Grand Ave. in Des Moines, IA.

This event is open to members and is free to attend.

Cocktail Reception

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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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The featured speakers were Brandon Svec, Market Economist and Todd Galvin, Market Analyst, both with CoStar Group. The state of the national and local multi-family markets will be the topic of their presentation “Multi-family Overview and Outlook”.

ICREA Apartment presentation

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The featured speakers were Dave Watson, CPA, Senior Partner and Brandon Pratt, CPA, Senior Tax Manager with the LWBJ Accounting Firm.  Dave and Brandon reviewed the potential effects on commercial real estate due to the recent federal income tax legislation.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Highlights

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The featured speakers were: A.J. Johnson, City Manager; Curtis Brown, Economic Development Director; and Katie Gieszler, Economic Development Specialist; with the City of Urbandale. They will presented an update on the new Urban Loop development.