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ITRA Global Announces Missouri Partnership will Sponsor Symposium for Corporate Executives

March 27th, 2012 / Chicago, IL. USA

ITRA Global, one of the largest real estate organizations devoted to the representation of corporate tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate worldwide, has announced the Missouri Partnership will be a sponsor for the ITRA Global 2012 Corporate Real Estate Symposium that will be held on September 12, 2012 in London, England.

“Doing Business in the Americas,” a premier all-day event with two panel discussions for European corporate executives and decision makers, will provide vital information to European companies considering expansion or relocation in the Americas. Debra Stracke Anderson, Chairman of the Symposium Committee, says the event will be a valuable resource for company executives who must navigate a global marketplace dominated by economic uncertainty and ever-tightening budgets.

“Companies expanding to the Americas often leave millions on the table because they simply don’t have enough information to make critical locational and logistical decisions,” she explains. “Our symposium will ensure that they understand how to create competition for their business and how to achieve the maximum in financial incentives that will directly impact their bottom line.”

Christopher Chung, Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri Partnership, says the Symposium provides his nonprofit economic development organization with a unique and highly desirable opportunity to interact with executives from around the globe who influence relocation and expansion decisions.

“Thanks to the work of Governor Jay Nixon and the Missouri General Assembly in further strengthening our state’s business climate, Missouri is an optimal location for new facility investment in the U.S.,” he explains. “With an increasing number of global companies turning to corporate real estate advisors to help them decide where to expand or relocate their operations, it makes perfect sense for The Missouri Partnership to participate with ITRA Global to showcase Missouri’s business advantages directly to an influential audience of corporate executives.”

The Corporate Executive Panel will include Dr. Ronald R. Pollina, a Geo-economist based in Chicago, Illinois. His firm, ITRA / Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Inc., annually publishes the highly regarded Top 10 Pro-Business States study. Top corporate executives will join Dr. Pollina to address issues such as facility availability, build-to-suit and leasing vs. ownership. The Economic Development Panel will also include Dr. Pollina and economic development executives from government agencies in the Americas who will address facility and location factors along with financial incentives provided by various jurisdictions for companies moving into their regions.

ITRA Global is an organization of corporate real estate advisors specializing in representing companies in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities. With coverage in over 80 major markets around the world, ITRA Global is one of the largest organizations dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. Clients benefit by having experienced professionals as their trusted advisors, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity.

For more information about the Symposium, please contact Beth Wade, ITRA Global Executive Director, at 706.654.3201 or email   To learn more about conflict-free representation and the worldwide representatives of ITRA Global, please visit