Chris Mefford, the president and CEO of Seattle-based consulting firm Community Attributes Inc., will keynote the upcoming 11th Annual Thurston Economic Development Council Real Estate Forum, the Thurston Economic Development Council has announced.

The forum, scheduled for Sept. 26 at Hotel RL Olympia, will highlight Thurston County commercial, retail, and industrial properties, while providing an opportunity for networking and education. The Thurston EDC is hosting the event in partnership with the National Association of Industrial Office Properties.

Throughout his career, Mefford has become known for bringing data to life to better understand business and social challenges. He founded Community Attributes in 2005, where he works with Pacific Northwest businesses on urban planning, economic development, and strategic planning.

In addition to Mefford’s keynote, industry experts will address the status of development in Thurston County and the South Sound region and the forum will include data and trends related to commercial real estate and development in the South Sound, providing attendees the latest projections for commercial, industrial, retail, and multi-family properties. Experts will address what makes Thurston County a unique market and why it is one of the fastest-growing regions in The United States.

For more information about the event, visit this website. Register online here.