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Branches in the Digital Age: How to Reset Your Branch Network

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CT

Length: 2 hours                    Sponsored by Bank Webinars

Click Here to register $265.00

Click Here to register and receive CD recording $395.00

A strategic roadmap with tactical steps to attract millennials while reducing costs, improving profitability, and monetizing 5-20% of the value of your bank's fixed assets.

Topics Will Include:

  • Trends shaping branches
    • Keeping the customer experience meaningful and interactive, and finding inspiration from retailers and other banks.
    • Approaching branch design with fresh eyes. Explore examples of small footprint technology-enabled branches.
  • Opportunities to improve profitability and find "Hidden Capital"
    • Increased profitability through site development optimization, co-branding, branch right-sizing, closure, and relocation process.
    • Hidden Capital deal types. What’s best for you?
  • Creating branch cost savings
    • Top 10 mistakes that banks make when building / redesigning branches.
    • Why banks overpay between 10-20% on average for real estate and what you can do about it.
  • Effectively executing your project: How big of a branch should you build?
    • Designing to a budget NOT budgeting to a design.
    • Discuss concept phases to define the customer experience, design development to and refine material and your budget, permits and construction.

Who Should Attend?

Heads of Retail and Bank Management who are looking to successfully develop and implement a strategic retail delivery plan based on today’s emerging trends using informed data and market knowledge; Heads of Operations tasked with redesigning branches for millennials while stretching limited resources; Facilities Managers who need to manage expenses and maximize fixed asset investments.


Michael Purchia & Richard Pilla

Mike Purchia is Managing Director of Paramount Partners’ Financial Institutions Group. He provides strategic retail delivery and business banking planning services to community, national and regional banks. Mike’s banking expertise turns mergers, consolidations, expansions and regulatory actions into successful reality-based implementation programs. Over the course of his career, he has provided board-level strategic planning, profit improvement, merger and acquisition and real estate advisory programs to hundreds of financial institutions.

Prior to joining Paramount, Mike was an executive at Chase Bank where he led commercial lending groups in the U.S. and Brazil, S&L recovery programs in the Southwest, and developed and introduced company-wide risk management programs. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to banking journals.

Richard Pilla is a Principal of Paramount Partners. He specializes in the retail and banking real estate sectors. Richard is a member of Retail Brokers Network’s (RBN) Executive Committee and Co-chairman of RBN’s Financial Institutions Specialty Council. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a member of numerous state Bankers Associations.

Richard’s areas of expertise include tenant representation and site selection, property assemblage and dispositions, single-tenant / bank branch investment sales, and development consulting.

He has successfully completed hundreds of assignments for regional and national retailers, educational institutions, entrepreneurial investors, merchant developers, and financial institutions. Richard has completed transactions in a multitude of venues from urban storefronts to regional power centers.