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.


Additional speakers to be announced shortly!

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



Day 1:

CRE Industry Summit

Thursday, May 2
1 Liberty Plaza
NYC 10006

Day 1 is open to all commercial real estate executives.

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

9:00AM - 12:00PM: Keynote Speakers | To Be Announced

12:00 - 1:00PM: Lunch

1:00 - 1:45PM: Panel Sessions

1:45 - 2:30PM: Roundtable Peer Discussions

2:30 - 4:30PM: Keynote Speakers | To Be Announced

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

7:00PM: VIP Dinners | Invite Only

Day 2:

Customer Summit

Friday, May 3
101 Greenwich Street, NYC 10006

Day 2 is exclusively for Honest Buildings customers.

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

9:30 - 10:30AM: Keynote & Customer Highlights

10:30 - 12:00PM: Power User Breakouts

12:00 - 1:00PM: Lunch

1:00 - 2:00PM: Power User Breakouts

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


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

It takes between half a million and 4 million years to create a natural diamond, which illustrates the idea that a great deal of pressure is required to make something very precious. In commercial real estate, iconic buildings, new business models, and infrastructure innovations don’t happen easily or quickly. Hear from experts who have made their careers by understanding when to lean in and apply pressure to a new idea vs. when to spend their time elsewhere.

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

Technology adoption among real estate owners is becoming common practice. Now that adoption has taken hold, many owners see incremental gains in the way they do business. But will new technology and other innovations fundamentally change the way we do business? Hear from experts about innovations they believe will change our industry over the next 5 years.



Roundtable discussions

Change Management

Does any sane person embrace change? Implementing change, even when necessary, can be disruptive, extraneous, and expensive, making it something to be avoided at all costs. However, as rapid and continual change are about the only things upon which we can rely, seize the opportunity to engage in peer discussion regarding knowing when it’s time for change, avoiding change management disasters, and mastering strategies that drive success.

Operational Excellence

Across our industry, competition for assets has increased dramatically as growing asset value becomes as compelling as acquiring them. Changing urban landscapes now require innovation in repositioning buildings as tenants demand more in the spaces where they live, work, and play. Leverage this opportunity to discuss operational excellence as a competitive advantage.

Driving Transparency

Transparency into important aspects of our business is something that we both struggle to find, and struggle to provide to others. We’ve become accustomed to silos, protecting territory, and information hoarding. However, having answers means processing faster, working smarter, and accomplishing more. This roundtable challenges you to provide transparency to others without spending all your time pulling data and compiling reports as well as gain transparency from others to do your job well.