InterFace Conference Group Executives

Scott France, InterFace Conference Group

Scott France

Scott France began his career in commercial real estate leasing working with a national retailer active in all facets of the business, from leasing to construction. After college he worked with a Southern California retail developer/owner, where he learned more about leasing space, site selection, property management and construction. He switched to commercial real estate publishing in the early 1990s. In 1996, he helped launch France Media Inc., serving as associate publisher, and later publisher, of the company’s magazines, heading the sales and conference divisions. Over the past 25 years, he has helped launch more than 20 commercial real estate publications. Currently Scott serves as the publisher of Retail & Restaurant Facility Business, California Centers magazines, and five Multifamily & Affordable Housing publications. He also serves as co-publisher of Shopping Center Business, Heartland Real Estate Business, Western Real Estate Business, Northeast Real Estate Business, Texas Real Estate Business and Southeast Real Estate Business.

Scott has produced more than 40 commercial real estate conferences, bringing together executives in the retail, restaurant, industrial and multifamily sectors for education and networking. Scott also maintains close ties with the industry, regularly attending events by the International Council of Shopping Centers, National Apartment Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, SIOR, CCIM, NAIOP, CREW and others.

Contact Scott via email or at 404-832-8262 x 108.

Rich Kelley

Richard Kelley is the Senior Vice President of the InterFace Conference Group, a division of France Media. Rich began his career in commercial real estate publishing in 1991 as an assistant editor at Commercial Property News (CPN) magazine after graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. In 1994 he moved to advertising sales and not long after began organizing regional commercial real estate conferences for CPN, a novel concept at that time, as well as working on the national Commercial Property World and Seniors Housing World events. Rich eventually became publisher of CPN, overseeing sales, editorial and conferences. In 2001, Rich moved to Real Estate Media/ALM where he co-founded and oversaw the RealShare Conference Series and also worked on Real Estate Forum and Over the course of eight years RealShare hosted more than 150 local, regional and national conferences. In 2009, Rich joined France Media and worked with Jerry France and Scott France to launch the InterFace Conference Group. From three events its first year, InterFace has grown to produce more than 25 industry-leading events per year on a local, regional and national scale. Rich is also the founding (and present) publisher of France Media’s Student Housing Business and Seniors Housing Business franchises, consisting of both print, digital and conference components.

Contact Rich via email or at 404-832-8262 ext. 136.

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