May 2nd | New York City

The fabric of tomorrow’s cities will be shaped by the strategies commercial real estate owners employ today.

We’ve all attended conferences with panelists discussing common real estate challenges: building tech stacks, leveraging data, improving tenant experiences.  

Join us for something different.

Innovation requires an embrace of the unknown. Like any Gordian Knot, our biggest challenges require bold action, fueled by creative thinking.

Hear unexpected perspectives from thought leaders within and outside our industry. Engage directly with your peers, sharing strategies to solve big challenges. Walk away feeling inspired, armed with new ideas to drive greater value for portfolios, investors, tenants, and beyond.

KEYNOTES

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GREGOR ROBERTSON, FORMER MAYOR OF VANCOUVER

Gregor Robertson is a Canadian entrepreneur and politician, who served as Mayor of Vancouver from 2008 to 2018. In Mayor Robertson’s decade in office Vancouver’s economy led the country in growth and diversity, record levels of affordable housing, job space and public transit were built, and Vancouver became one of the world’s greenest cities. 

Robertson will discuss how city governments, real estate developers, and technology companies can work together to build the cities of our future.

 
 

LISA PICARD, PRESIDENT AND CEO, EQ OFFICE

Achieving Spatial Alchemy: How Space Can Transform Work

Until recently, our industry has been focused on the transaction of a space, rather than how a space can help transform the experience of the people who occupy the space. Our customers need better, more flexible options on-demand and workspaces that reflect their energy and culture.

There’s a certain alchemy that is required to turn a physical space into a place where people can exchange dynamic ideas, flourish as a community, and feel inspired to perform at their most productive and creative best.

Picard will discuss the “Four C’s” – the most important elements to achieve this “alchemy": Concentration, Collaboration, Community, and Convenience and how it supports a company’s culture.


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SCOTT HARTLEY, AUTHOR OF THE BEST-SELLING BOOK “THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE”

Author and venture capitalist, Scott Hartley will explore the counter-intuitive truth that in our increasingly data-driven and algorithmic world, it’s the human skills that give us our comparative advantage against machines. While robotics and machine learning will help optimize away routine tasks, our ability to ask the right questions, collaborate and improvise, the so-called “soft skills,” become exclusively human.

Just as brilliant architecture coheres art and mathematics, this blending of “Fuzzy” and “Techie” becomes paramount as we strive to adopt technology yet retain our own humanity, as we attempt to use Big Data but not algorithmically propagate our own human biases.


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BARBARA WHITE BRYSON, Ed.D, FAIA, CO-AUTHOR OF “THE OWNER'S DILEMMA: DRIVING SUCCESS AND INNOVATION IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY”

Predictability is power, whether it relates to making the airlines run on time, investing money, or simply relying on a red light following yellow at a traffic signal. As valuable as predictability is, the design and construction industry has a terrible time creating predictable outcomes. In 2016, A McKinsey report documented “large projects typically take 20 percent longer to finish than scheduled and are up to 80 percent over budget.”

It turns out that predictable outcomes are a product of culture, not process. Dr. Bryson will discuss the importance of creating an industry and project culture grounded in purposeful leadership, transparent collaboration, and “master-chef-level” decision-making to finally address massive inefficiencies, waste, and unpredictability.


MASTER OF CEREMONIES

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MICHAEL BECKERMAN, CEO, CREtech

Michael is not afraid to tell it like he sees it. Beckerman spent  the past thirty years in the Public Relations, Digital News and Tech sectors, all focused in the real estate industry. Founder of Beckerman Public Relations, one of the top 50 largest independently owned public relations firms in the country, Beckerman currently serves as the full  time CEO of CREtech and its affiliated brands, The News Funnel and  The Content Funnel.

 

SPEAKERS

Sarah Pontius  Global Head of Real Estate Partnerships

Sarah Pontius
Global Head of Real Estate Partnerships

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Jamie Hodari  CEO & Co-Founder

Jamie Hodari
CEO & Co-Founder

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Luke Petherbridge  CEO & President

Luke Petherbridge
CEO & President

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Adam Paul  CEO & President

Adam Paul
CEO & President

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Christy Hill  Managing Director, Americas Head of Asset Management

Christy Hill
Managing Director, Americas Head of Asset Management

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Lisa Shalett  Former Head of Strategic Innovation, Brookfield Asset Management

Lisa Shalett
Former Head of Strategic Innovation, Brookfield Asset Management

Ilene Goldfine  Vice President, Business Technology Group

Ilene Goldfine
Vice President, Business Technology Group

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Kevin Danehy  Global Head of Corporate Development, EVP

Kevin Danehy
Global Head of Corporate Development, EVP

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Ralph Rose  Managing Director & Global COO Real Estate

Ralph Rose
Managing Director & Global COO Real Estate

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Nelson Huen  Director, Process Innovation & Controls

Nelson Huen
Director, Process Innovation & Controls

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Charlie Kuntz  Innovation Officer

Charlie Kuntz
Innovation Officer

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Konrad Putzier  Reporter  (moderator)

Konrad Putzier
Reporter
(moderator)


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Brian Tolman  SVP, Design & Construction

Brian Tolman
SVP, Design & Construction

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Mike Fransen  COO

Mike Fransen
COO

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Riggs Kubiak  CEO & Co-Founder

Riggs Kubiak
CEO & Co-Founder

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Ryan Simonetti  CEO & Co-Founder

Ryan Simonetti
CEO & Co-Founder

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Roundtable leaderS

Ilene Goldfine  VP, Business Technology Group

Ilene Goldfine
VP, Business Technology Group

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Sara Shank  Managing Director & Head of Portfolio Management

Sara Shank
Managing Director & Head of Portfolio Management

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Steve Novick  Senior Managing Director, Head of Asset Management

Steve Novick
Senior Managing Director, Head of Asset Management

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Robert Entin  Executive VP, Chief Information Officer

Robert Entin
Executive VP, Chief Information Officer

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Allison McFaul  Managing Director

Allison McFaul
Managing Director

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Scott Silverberg  VP, Asset Management, Office

Scott Silverberg
VP, Asset Management, Office

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Giselle Gagnon  SVP, Strategic Resources

Giselle Gagnon
SVP, Strategic Resources

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John Gilbert  COO & Executive VP

John Gilbert
COO & Executive VP

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Kevin Smith  Head of Asset Services

Kevin Smith
Head of Asset Services

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Philip Storch  Senior Director, Project Management

Philip Storch
Senior Director, Project Management

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Sara Queen  Head of U.S. Operations & Asset Management

Sara Queen
Head of U.S. Operations & Asset Management

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Andrea Jang  Growth Lead, Americas

Andrea Jang
Growth Lead, Americas

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Mike Fransen  Chief Operating Officer

Mike Fransen
Chief Operating Officer

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AGENDA

Day 1:

CRE Industry Summit

Thursday, May 2
Convene
1 Liberty Plaza
NYC 10006

Day 1 is open to all commercial real estate executives.

8:00 - 9:00AM: Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 9:30AM: Welcome Remarks

9:30 - 10:15AM: Keynote - Scott Hartley

10:15 - 10:30AM: Break

10:30 - 11:15AM: Fireside Chat - Lisa Picard chatting with Ryan Simonetti

11:15AM - 12:00PM: Panel - Why the Largest Global Banks are Hyper Focused on the Intersection of Real Estate and Technology

12:00 - 1:00PM: Lunch

1:00 - 1:45PM: Panel Breakout Sessions

  • Applying Pressure: When to Lean In, When to Back Off, and How to Know the Difference

  • What is the Next Era of Real Estate, and Who Will Help Us Operate in That Era?

1:45 - 2:45PM: Roundtable Breakout Sessions

  • Operational Excellence

  • Creating Transparency

  • Change Management

2:45 - 3:00PM: Break

3:00 - 3:45PM: Keynote - Barbara White Bryson

3:45 - 4:30PM: Fireside Chat - Gregor Robertson chatting with Riggs Kubiak

4:30 - 4:40PM: Closing Remarks

4:40 - 6:30PM: Cocktails & Networking

Day 2:

Customer Summit

Friday, May 3
Convene
101 Greenwich Street, NYC 10006

Day 2 is exclusively for Honest Buildings customers.

8:30 - 9:30AM: Breakfast and Registration

9:30 - 10:30AM: Welcome Address & Customer Highlights Panel

10:30 - 11:00AM: Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30: Product Breakouts

11:30 - 12:00PM: Product Breakouts

12:00 - 1:00PM: Lunch & Networking

1:00 - 1:30PM: Product Breakouts

1:30 - 2:00PM: Product Breakouts

2:00 - 2:30PM: 2019 Product Roadmap & Vision