Seminars & Speaking Engagements

POLLINA CORPORATE REAL ESTATE SEMINARS

Based on over 30 years of experience as an educator, broker, and consultant, Dr. Pollina has conducted training seminars for professional organizations, universities as well as numerous major corporations, including IBM, Motorola, UPS, Hewlett Packard, and State Farm Insurance. The following menu will allow you to custom design a seminar that best meets your needs:

TOPIC SELECTION

 

probusiness

Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States Annual Study


selloutsuperpower

Selling Out a Superpower by Ronald R. Pollina PhD.

Corporate Real Estate

CURRENT TRENDS & CONCERNS
Understanding Commercial Real Estate Markets
Tenant’s Concerns for the 21st Century  

FINANCIAL VEHICLES FOR LEASING & OWNERSHIP
Equity Participation with Developers
Sale/Leasebacks

STRUCTURING & NEGOTIATING THE TRANSACTIONS
Negotiating Methodology
Financial Overview of Lease Transaction
Request for Proposal (Principal Components of Lease Transaction)
Negotiating Flexibility and Safeguards
Insurance Provisions
Arbitration of Disputes
Exit Clauses

CONSTRUCTION
Construction of Tenant Improvements - Drafting Tenant Improvement Provisions

STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MAJOR TRANSACTIONS
National Relocation Process 
State and Local Incentives
Strategic Planning

FOUR CORNERSTONES OF LOCATION MODEL DEVELOPMENT
1) Location
2) Facilities
3) Technology
4) Real Estate Transaction Standards

 

Economic Development

Based on over 30 years of experience as an educator, Site Selector and economic development consultant to state and local economic development departments Dr. Pollina is uniquely qualified to conducted educational and training seminars.  If you would like to have your own seminar or would like to join with other economic development organizations in your area to share the expense, the following menu will allow you to custom design a seminar that best meets your needs:

BECOMING A PRO-BUSINESS STATE
Competing in the Global Market: Is your state legislature helping or hurting your local efforts?
Competing Regionally: Overcoming handicaps and promoting strengths

PROMOTING YOUR STATE AND COMMUNITY
What do Corporations Look For?
Handling Prospect Tours
How to Spend Advertising Dollars - If you have what it takes how do you flaunt it?

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Industrial Parks, Do's and Don't's
Speculative Buildings
Data Bases

TRENDS IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Competing with Other Communities and States
What Do Companies Look For In Incentive Programs - Best Practices

 

Publication Speeches

SELLING OUT A SUPERPOWER: WHERE THE U.S. ECONOMY WENT WRONG AND HOW WE CAN TURN IT AROUND

Can America Regain Its Competitive Edge?

In a groundbreaking and controversial book entitled Selling Out a Superpower: Where the U.S. Economy Went Wrong and How We Can Turn It Around, author Ronald R. Pollina, Ph.D., documents how inept government management of business and the economy by state and federal officials of both political parties—with the assistance of lobbyists representing special interest groups—have betrayed the American middle and lower class for the last twenty years by enacting laws and policies that have driven jobs and whole industries offshore never to return.

Dr. Pollina, president and founder of a global corporate real estate company, deals with these issues daily, and he documents how America lost its way in this must-read book and puts everything about our economic meltdown under a microscope: an education system designed for the 1950s that produces a workforce unable to compete for 21st century jobs; tax codes that drive companies offshore; deficit spending on all levels of government that drains our economic power; complacency and lack of economic development on all levels; why free trade doesn’t mean fair trade; how America sold its soul to credit card companies and mortgage lenders for a better lifestyle; and why China and India are, at the moment, better equipped than America to win the Economic War of the 21st Century.

Nonetheless, the author believes that if America has the political courage to finally confront these problems, the U.S. can reassert itself as an economic superpower.  This book provides a roadmap to achieve that goal.

Dr. Pollina can customize his presentation to also include an assessment of your state based on the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study as discussed below.

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POLLINA CORPORATE TOP 10 PRO-BUSINESS STATES

For nearly ten years the annul Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study has examined and ranked all 50 states.  The ranking is based on over 30 factors, including taxes, human resources, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, workers compensation laws, state finical health, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts.

The study is the most comprehensive analysis of each states economic development efforts to create jobs and is often referred to by the press and economic development professional as the nations “Gold Standard” for such research. All factors are limited to those that are controlled by state government. The factors selected for examination by Pollina Corporate are based on over 30 years of experience helping companies select sites internationally.  These factors are those that corporate executives place considerable weight on when selecting a location.

Either Dr. Ron Pollina or Brent Pollina, Esq. can customize a presentation to show how your state has ranked over the years and compare your states performance to all other states or states in your region.  In addition your states report card based on all factors can be shown providing a grade for each category as well as an overall grade for the last five years. How is your state performing when it comes to generating jobs and the resulting tax revenue that comes from a well employed work force?

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