Diverse CRE Voices in 2023: Mid-Year Pulse Report and Looking Ahead

The commercial real estate market is navigating more uncertain conditions than at the start of 2023. As the second half gets underway, it's time to take stock by analyzing the results of LightBox’s latest sentiment survey. We asked you to share your insights on how commercial real estate, technology and data trends will progress over the second half of 2023. In this live event, we will be sharing key takeaways from the diverse set of responses we received across brokerage, investment, lending, appraisal and environmental due diligence consulting sectors. 

LightBox's Principal Analyst, Dianne Crocker moderates this discussion, and we invite you to watch for a unique opportunity to get the latest metrics on today’s rapidly changing CRE market so that you are armed with the latest intel and well-positioned to face what lies ahead in the second half and beyond. 

This panel session covers:  

  • Mid-year market recap & near-term outlook  
  • The most pressing business challenges  
  • Technologies reshaping traditional processes  
  • Emerging opportunities  
  • Key trends to watch & predictions  


Dianne Crocker
Principal Analyst, LightBox

Dianne Crocker is a trusted advisor and respected expert on strategic intelligence for consultants; benchmarks on risk management practices; commercial real estate market trends and forecasting; and technology trends. As principal analyst with LightBox, Crocker is responsible for delivering timely intel and metrics on commercial real estate market trends based on research, industry surveys and client outreach.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry, she has analyzed the market through four cyclical downturns, and is a prolific speaker and thought leader, regularly speaking at leading industry conferences, webinars, and LightBox’s own events. Recent market keynotes include: the January 2023 Environmental Bankers Association, Summer 2022 GlobeSt. Women of Influence conference and 2022 Credit Union Business Group conference. CREi just included Crocker in its 2023 Annual List of Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate, which recognizes women based on their social and industry influence. Globe St. Real Estate Forum listed Crocker among their 2022 Women of Influence (Consultant/Advisor category) based on career achievements, community outreach and mentorship within the industry.


Erik Binkowski
Principal, Lee & Associates

Erik Binkowski, Principal of the Washington DC office for Lee & Associates, leads the national debt and structured finance practice group. With over 20 years in the industry, Mr. Binkowski’s background is largely focused on debt and equity; however, he has also spent time on development side, as well as private equity aspect as well.

Marc Perusse
President & CEO, E2M Ventures

Marc Perusse is currently the President & CEO of E2M Ventures the holding company for E2MV Capital, E2MV Investments, E2MV Advisors an opportunistic debt/equity investor, brokerage firm and advisor. His experience includes over $750 million of commercial real estate transactions. He was previously the Chief Investment Officer for Revesco Properties and a principal at Cress Capital.

Jeff Garvin, MAI
Director of Appraisal Services, Bank OZK

Jeff Garvin MAI is the Director of Appraisal Services/Chief Appraiser for Bank OZK. He has over 15 years of banking experience and over 30 years or appraisal experience. OZK focuses on traditional community bank lending as well as on large real estate development lending, with the top developers.