downtownlogoWe know … we say this every week – “This is the big one!”

But this week, it’s true.

For the next Insiders Meetup, IL and Louisville Downtown Partnership are collaborating to bring you a special commercial real estate roundup and downtown office space tour.

The venue will be special, as well: The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

Monday, we host a panel of leading commercial real estate companies in Louisville, including Powell Spears with Cassidy Turley Harry K. Moore; David Hardy with CBRE|Louisville; and Reed Weinberg with PRG Investments.

They’ll give us their outlook for 2014 and an update on industrial, commercial, office and investment projects around Louisville.

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Main Street. Photo by Solid Light.

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Main Street. Photo by Solid Light.

The meetup is being held in conjunction with the first Downtown Office Space Tour hosted by the Louisville Downtown Partnership.

The self-guided tour will feature six office spaces and take place before (3-4:30 p.m.) and after (6-7 p.m.) the Insiders Meetup, which is held from 4:30-6 p.m.

Representatives will be on hand to show guests what’s new and available at each location. Refreshments will be provided, so plan to make an afternoon of it!

For additional information on the Downtown Office Space Tour, click here.

Ladyfingers Catering will provide some appetizers for the Meetup and a cash bar for the event. And by cash bar, we mean cold, hard cash! There is no way to process credit cards, so bring the real thing!

Kelly Hubbuch, Taylor James and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience team will host the meetup on the 3rd floor. If you haven’t been to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at Sixth and Main streets, Louisville’s first (and only) urban bourbon distillery, you’re in for a real treat!

The event is free to attend, and there is street parking available along Main Street and Fifth and Sixth streets.

Business casual attire.

Reserve your spot here.

If you haven’t made an Insiders Meetup, here’s what you’ve missed. Previous Insiders Meetup guests include:

• Marty Cogan, director of Community Relations for Kentucky Kingdom

• Steve Paradis with Fresh Start Growers’ Supply; Summer Auerbach with Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets; and Ivor Chodkowski with Field Day Family Farm and Harvest Restaurant.

• Kris Kimel, IdeaFestival and Kentucky Space.

• John Asher, vice president of Racing Communications at Churchill Downs Race Track.

• Technology executive Joan Coleman, former AT&T-Kentucky state president and current business consultant.

• Holly Houston, family law attorney and organizer of Louisville Girls Leadership, a development program for 10th grade girls, and the Girls IdeaFestival.

• Gant Hill, president and principal broker, and Scott Howe, partner, Gant Hill and Associates/Synergy-Centers.

• Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

• Louis Waterman, family attorney and advocate for a professional soccer team in Louisville

• Craig Greenberg, president and founding partner at 21c Museum Hotels

• Doug Brent, Dana Howard and Doug Barr with Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Privacy and Information Security practice group presented “the Current Information Security Crisis”

• Neville Blakemore, event chairman of the Centennial Festival of Riverboats

• Stacey Yates, Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau vice president of Marketing Communications, and Cleo Battle, executive vice president

• Larry Kass, Heaven Hill director of corporate communications, giving us the story on the new Evan Williams Bourbon Experience urban bourbon distillery

• Keith Starling, commercial leasing and marketing manager at America Place Business Park in Jeffersonville

• Ted Smith, chief of economic growth and innovation at Louisville Metro Government

• Gill Holland of The Green Building fame, and Nancy Church, executive director of the Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council

• Pip Pullen, XstremeMedia/Mightily, and Jason Falls, CafePress, on social media

• Residential real estate experts Jay Gulick, Kentucky Select Properties, and Tre Pryor, RE/MAX Champions

• Metro Mayor Greg Fischer on his local-option sales tax proposal

• Restaurant developer and attorney Chip Hamm, developer of Doc Crow’sComfy Cow ice cream parlors and other concepts; Hamm also is an attorney with Miller Wells

• Venture capitalist Bob Saunders, who helped found XLerateHealth accelerator for digital medical startups

• Mark Palmer, co-founder of Oohology digital design and marketing firm

• Bill Weyland, CITY Properties Group, who has developed The Henry Clay, Glassworks building and other major downtown projects

• Nicki Sibley, Poe Companies, which is developing RiverPark Place and other residential projects, as well as an Aloft Hotel on Main Street

• Tyler Allen, co-founder of 8664

• Terry McWilliams and Justin Brown, Real Estate Venture Exchange co-founders

• Shine Contracting partners Matt Gilles, Gregg Rochman and Jonathan Bevan

• Insider Louisville sports guru Mark Coomes