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The Office Conference 2017

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - Friday, November 10, 2017

Where: Brooklyn, New York

Event URL: www.naiop.org/office17

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Conference Partner:

Global Workspace Association

Conference Supporter:

SIOR

wework Broker Partnership Program

Event Details

Agenda

Thursday, November 9

Registration Open

Time: 6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Local Tour: 1271 Avenue of the Americas and the Empire State Building

Time: 7 a.m. - noon

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Ticketed event; $50 fee. Limited to 16 people.

Witness the transformation of 1271 Avenue of the Americas, where a comprehensive $325 million renovation is underway to convert the former Time-Life Building from a single-tenant to a multi-tenanted office building. Major elements of the renovation project include the replacement of the building’s glass curtain wall, allowing approximately 60 percent more light into the interior space, as well as restoration of the building’s landmarked lobby. Then tour the Empire State Building, the “world’s most famous building,” owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. Learn about the building’s Urban Campus, new investments in energy-efficiency, infrastructure upgrades and an initiative to reduce the building’s total energy consumption by 50 percent.

Exhibits Open

Time: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Breakfast and Exhibits

Time: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

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Local Tour: WeWork’s Creative Coworking Spaces

Time: 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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A light continental breakfast will be provided. Ticketed event; $50 fee. Limited to 47 people.

Get inspired by WeWork’s dynamic coworking spaces and learn more about the company’s unique offerings and custom space solutions during this tour. Attendees will visit two locations: WeWork Dumbo Heights, a mixed-use campus in one of Brooklyn’s fastest-growing neighborhoods, and WeWork Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights, which boasts a custom art piece on each floor along with unique amenities.

Conference Kick-off/Welcome: State of the Industry

Time: 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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Branding Keynote

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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Speaker: 

  • Ellie Scarborough Brett, President, Media Bombshell, Inc.
Meet the Product/Service Providers

Time: 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

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Each exhibitor gets one minute to introduce themselves and lure you to their booth.

Networking Break in Exhibits

Time: 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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Meet the Future of Commercial Real Estate

Time: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Commercial real estate is evolving to be more consumer-centric. Landlords are shifting their perspectives on their building from capital plan to marketing plan. Asset owners are strategically redesigning their buildings to focus on experience - amenity-rich and hospitality focused. What role does shared workspace play in this new environment? How are the models shifting and what are the opportunities?

Moderator:

  • Mark Gilbreath, Founder and CEO, LiquidSpace

Speakers:

  • Mike Fransen, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Parkway
  • Jeffrey Langdon, Principal, Founder, Adaptive Office Resources
  • Ryan Simonetti, CEO and Co-founder, Convene
Networking Session: Conversations of Four

Time: 11:15 a.m. - noon

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A new approach to networking, this structured session rotates individuals through small groups to discuss hot topics in CRE. Take advantage of this dynamic new format to share your perspective and connect with a diverse set of industry professionals.

Facilitator:

  • Barb Parnarouskis, Vice President for Education, NAIOP
Meet the Product/Service Providers

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

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Keynote Luncheon

Time: noon - 1:45 p.m.

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What organizations are looking for today can be summed up in one word: agility. Driven by the economy, shrinking businesses lifespans, rapid advancements in technology and employee expectations, this agility will keep your company on the cutting edge as real estate transcends the office environment. Today’s demand expectations for short-term leases and third-party shared space providers have forever altered leasing strategies and challenged what we thought we knew about long-term capital-intensive assets. CBRE will walk us through the new order of real estate and how your business can adapt so you aren’t left behind, plus Gensler will share the key drivers from its 2016 Workplace Survey – investing in the individual; diversifying group work spaces; and empowering the whole community – its valuable research that supports that the design of spaces needs to keep up with the evolving workforce, whose daily tasks are no longer defined by just one mode of working.

Speaker:

  • Andrew Garnar-Wortzel, Principal, Gensler
  • Julie Whelan, Head of Occupier Research, CBRE
Networking Break

Time: 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.

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What's Your Secret Sauce?

Time: 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

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How are successful brands differentiating their business in an increasingly competitive market? What services are they offering or segment are they serving that creates a unique selling proposition? How does their brand tell their story? What are the benefits to being different? What learnings can other operators apply to their own business?

Moderator:

  • Angie O'Grady, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, StellaPop Consulting

Speakers:

  • John Arenas, Serendipity Labs
  • Sarah Fustine, Think Big Partners
  • Adam Segal, Cove
  • Schlomo Silber, CEO, Bond Collective
Why Wellness Buildings Thrive – Not Just Survive

Time: 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

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Despite a high level of interest in health and wellness in commercial real estate, there is minimal understanding of how the indoor environment truly affects people. During this fireside chat, our experts will discuss how air quality, thermal comfort, light, acoustics, density and other factors affect stress, sleep and wellness.

Speakers:

  • Charlie Kuntz, Managing Director and Innovation Officer, Hines
  • Dana Pillai, President, Delos Labs, and Executive Director, Well Living Lab
Creating Value in Common Spaces

Time: 2:55 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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Amenities are more than just bike racks and cold cafeterias. The strongest amenity models can help landlords improve the tenant experience while increasing leasing velocity, occupancy, retention and ultimately long-term asset value. In this session, one of the authors of the forthcoming NAIOP Research Foundation study, “Activating Office Building Common Areas,” will share top-level takeaways from the report. Then, hear a case study from Convene on their unique amenity program at the newly-opened One World Commons within One World Trade Center, New York’s tallest skyscraper. 

Speakers:

  • Chris Kelly, Co-Founder, President and Chief Development Officer, Convene 
  • Richard Peiser, Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Deep Dive on Attracting Corporate Users

Time: 2:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

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This facilitated and highly interactive session is your chance to dig into corporate coworking trends and ask questions of the decision-makers and brokers in the room.

Speakers:

  • Kris Elliott, President, Preferred Office Network
  • Annie Rinker, Managing Director, WorkReady Suites
Build Your Business - Situational Leadership

Time: 2:55 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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How to lead your team to get the results you want in your business.

Speaker: 

  • Casey Clark, CEO, Cultivate Advisors
Networking Break

Time: 3:25 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Class A Case Study: The Green at Florham Park

Time: 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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For anyone familiar with the sprawling 268-acre Exxon-Mobil campus in Florham Park, New Jersey, as it stood in 2000, the same piece of land would be unrecognizable to them today. Since closing on the site in 2006, Rockefeller Group has successfully redeveloped the property into a mix of uses comprising an NFL franchise, a LEED Platinum office building, a boutique hotel, 230,000 square feet of medical space, flexible stay living residences and active adult housing. In this session, hear about the challenges and opportunities associated with establishing the diverse master-planned development.

Speaker:

  • Clark Machemer, Senior Vice President and Regional Development Officer, Rockefeller Group
  • Dana Nalbantian, Principal, Gensler
  • Raymond Trevisan, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Build Your Business - Marketing

Time: 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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Speaker: 

  • Casey Clark, CEO, Cultivate Advisors
Facilitated Meet-up for New Operators - Ask an Expert

Time: 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

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Come with your list of questions – anything is fair game!

Speakers:

  • Neil Carlson, Founder, Brookyn Creative League
  • Mara Hauser, Founder and CEO, 25N Coworking; Chairman, Workplace Studio
  • Kim Seipel, Marketing Manager, CloudVO
Using Tech to Close the Deal

Time: 4:50 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

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Today’s investment sales cycle is an imperfect one, but the new technologies transforming the commercial real estate industry can address many of its inefficiencies. Learn how to take back some of your valuable time and close deals faster at this session, where you’ll explore the digital tools modernizing the buying and selling process, where these tools fit into the investment sales cycle and how to use them to your advantage.

Speaker:

  • Yan Khamish, Managing Director, Commercial Division, Ten-X
Reception

Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Friday, November 10

Registration Open

Time: 7 a.m. - noon

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Breakfast General Session | Mix it Up: Integrating Flexible Office Space

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

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Considering adding flexible space to your building? This session will provide an overview of models that are working for building owners in today's market and where flexibility in CRE will be in the next 15 years. Hear from two owners on how they are positioning their buildings for the future by adding flexible options. Presented by the Global Workspace Association.

Moderator: 

  • Jamie Russo, Executive Director, Global Workspace Association

Panelists:

  • Richard Cavenaugh, President and CEO, Stoneleigh Companies, LLC
  • Nick Clark, CEO, Common Desk
  • Greg Fuller, President and Chief Operating Officer, Granite Properties, Inc.
  • Mara Hauser, CEO and Founder, 25N Coworking
Exhibits Open

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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GWA / TriNet Partner Presentation

Time: 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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Networking Break

Time: 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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Meet the Money

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

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Get an inside look at the investors in today's flexible office: asset owners, venture capitalists, lenders, strategic investors.

Speakers:

  • Greg Fuller, President and Chief Operating Officer, Granite Properties, Inc.
  • Moshe Kishore, Vice President - Professional and Business Banking, IBERIA Bank
  • Laura Kozelouzek, CEO and Founder, Quest Workspaces
  • Robert Saunders, President and Chief Investment Officer, Kaufman Jacobs
CRE Crystal Ball: The Future of Debt Financing

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

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With growing uncertainty about the future of tax reform, financial regulations and their impact on CRE lending, it’s crucial to prepare for any number of outcomes that could impact your business. Join our panel of experts for high-level insights into the current debt markets and how they may evolve, a lender’s perspective on new office trends, how to determine credit worthiness for new companies and risks associated with financing alternative use projects, and what regulations are helping and hindering office lending. Come with the questions that keep you up at night!

Speakers:

  • Kathleen Farrell, Executive Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, SunTrust Bank
  • Steven Kohn, Vice Chairman and President, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jason Ourman, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Going Viral: Hot Topics in CRE

Time: 10:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

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“We're intensely curious about commercial real estate. If this were high school, we'd definitely get beat up,” Bisnow says. The multifaceted media company is always plugged in to the most buzzed-about topics in the industry, with their finger on the pulse of news and deals that CRE professionals care most about. Hear from Bisnow cofounder Mike Ponticelli on the outlet’s most viral stories from the past year, and look ahead at the macro trends and future tech that will continue to shape CRE.

Speaker: 

  • Mike Ponticelli, Vice President, Sales, Bisnow
Networking Break

Time: 10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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The Suburban Office Park’s Extreme Makeover

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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The suburban office park isn’t what is used to be – or at least looks radically different than it did ten years ago. Join two research experts for a discussion on the new definition of “suburban office,” how these building settings will continue to evolve. Will the new crop of workers revert to previous generational patterns or will we see a fundamental shift in behaviors going forward? A suburban office developer will also provide his unique perspective on the future of suburban office. Hear the latest research and insights on the subject to inform your business decisions.

Speakers:

  • John Abuja, SIOR, CCIM, Senior Vice President Investments, Marcus & Millichap
  • Mark Fitzgerald, CFA, CAIA, Senior Director, USAA Real Estate Company
Deep Dive on Unique Financing

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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This will be a facilitated and highly interactive session focused on unique financing. Examples include joint ventures with developers and retail partnerships.

Speakers:

  • Nick Clark, CEO and Founder, The Common Desk
  • Mara Hauser, Founder and CEO, 25N Coworking; Chairman, Workplace Studio
Deep Dive on Traditional Financing

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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This will be a facilitated and highly interactive session focused on traditional financing. Examples include bank loans, raising money from private investors.

Speakers:

  • Laura Kozelouzek, CEO and Founder, Quest Workspaces
  • Hasan Mirjan, Founder and CEO, Spheremail & Spherepad
  • Kane Willmott, Founding Partner, Broker of Record, Spire Commercial Realty Inc.
Conference Concludes

Time: 12:15 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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Speakers

Speakers

John Abuja

Richard Cavenaugh

Nick Clark

Kathleen Farrell

Mark Fitzgerald, CFA, CAIA

Gregory Fuller

Andrew Garnar-Wortzel

Mark Gilbreath

Mara Hauser

Chris Kelly

Yan Khamish

Steven Kohn

Charlie Kuntz

Clark Machemer

Dana Nalbantian

Jason Ourman

Barbara Parnarouskis

Richard Peiser

Dana Pillai

Mike Ponticelli

Jamie Russo

Raymond Trevisan

Julie Whelan

Sponsors

Attendees

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Name Company Title Chapter
Abate, Paolo Haven Developments CEO Greater Toronto Chapter, NAIOP
Abuja, John Marcus & Millichap Vice President Investments Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Alerhand, Zachary Bucknell University Student
alvarez del villar, diego   Staff New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Baker, Christopher Zeller Realty Group Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Barati, Jamie Cite Partners Managing Director, Principal Central Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Beitman, Karlen Denver International Airport, DEN Real Estate Real Estate Director Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Bennion, Scott Riverpark Management & Development Senior Property/Asset Manager Utah Chapter, NAIOP
Bensinger, Roger Prolitec, Inc. EVP, Business Development Wisconsin Chapter, NAIOP
Berggren, Dana   Broker Southern Nevada Chapter, NAIOP
Bermingham, Thomas USAA Real Estate Company Managing Director New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Boyajian, Adam WeWork Kinzie Account Manager New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Brown, Ryan Canterra Developments Corp General Manager Edmonton Chapter, NAIOP
Brown, Justin Canterra Developments Corp Project Manager Edmonton Chapter, NAIOP
Bueno, Scott YourOffice USA President
Burkett, Philip Meyer Design Inc. Principal Greater Philadelphia Chapter, NAIOP
Busse, Florian Heintz & Company Member At Large, NAIOP
Butcher, Rachel The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Assistant Industry Specialist Maryland Chapter, NAIOP
Cadenhead, Nicole Powers Brown Architecture Director of Interior Design
Cadenhead, John Powers Brown Architecture Director of Design
Carey, G. John VanTrust Real Estate, LLC Executive Vice President Northeast Florida Chapter, NAIOP
CARRERA, JOSE eddico eddico New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Casimiro, Joao ATCO Properties & Management VP Acquisitions
Cavenaugh, Rick Stoneleigh Companies, LLC President/CEO
Clark, Nick Common Desk CEO & Founder
Coleman, Marybeth Honest Buildings Director of Business Development New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Cooke, Joshua USAA Real Estate Company Sr. Associate, Development Member At Large, NAIOP
Corso, Adam CoStar Group, Inc. Regional Director, CoStar Group
Danyluk, Bryanna Roux Associates Inc. Staff New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Davis, Julia WeWork VP, Head of Broker + Real Estate Partnerships New York City Chapter, NAIOP
De Santis, Scott   Staff
de Stefanis, Mark CBRE Senior Managing Director New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Dellepiane, Giorgio   Staff New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Derven, Ron Editorial Resources, Inc. President Upstate New York Chapter, NAIOP
DiGuglielmo, Scott Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services, Inc. Leasing Specialist Pittsburgh Chapter, NAIOP
Divoll, Jamison Silverstein Properties Inc Project Manager / Development Associate New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Doherty, Dwayne Rockefeller Group Vice President Communications New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Dossani, Sharmeen Zurich Alternative Asset Management LLC Associate Director, US Real Estate New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Doukas, Laura Stony Brook University Student Member At Large, NAIOP
Doukas, Rachael Stony Brook University Student Member At Large, NAIOP
Duminuco, Joe Roux Associates Vice President Member At Large, NAIOP
Elazari, Ryan Empire Management Senior Director New York City Chapter, NAIOP
England, Jason Riverpark Management & Development Leasing & Marketing Manager Utah Chapter, NAIOP
Everett, Marshall Advance Realty Vice President Development and Acquisitions New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Farrell, Kathleen SunTrust Bank Executive Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Fitzgerald, Mark USAA Real Estate Company Senior Director, Research Member At Large, NAIOP
Fotia, Frank Balfour Beatty Construction Project Manager Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Fuller, Gregory Granite Properties, Inc. President and COO North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Garnar-Wortzel, Andrew Gensler Principal
Gerla, Genna WeWork Staff
Gil, Gideon Cushman & Wakefield Managing Director New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Green, Andrew Rio Creative Director of Innovation
Greenburger, Francis Time Equities Inc. Chairman & CEO New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Groff, Heather Ware Malcomb Architects Studio Manager, Interior Architecture & Design New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Grundy, Christopher Avison Young Senior Associate
Guida, Christopher Ten-X Vice President of Business Development Institutional Group New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Haley, Deana Calgary Economic Development VP, Client Services Calgary Chapter, NAIOP
Hauptman, Mary Hauptman Realty Group Founder/CEO New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Hauser, Mara 25N Coworking CEO Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Hayes, Jason Langan Engineering & Environmental Services VP / Senior Associate New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Heins, Ralph Primera Companies, Inc. President North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Heins, Cornelia Primera Companies, Inc. North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Hemp, Rocky Venture X Corporate Trainer/Operation Advisor
Hickson, Richard Cousins Properties Incorporated Staff Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Holbrook, Ross EverWest Real Estate Partners Senior Director, Portfolio Management Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Holcombe, David WeWork Broker Partnerships Manager Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Huber, Ryan ATCO Properties & Management Acquisitions Associate New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Islam, Sajid hubDhaka Coworking Founder
Jackson, Robert Rockefeller Group Retired New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Jauntig, Brian Atlas Capital Group, LLC Director of Property Management New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Johnson, Beth Overland Park Economic Development Senior Vice President of Economic Development Member At Large, NAIOP
Johnson, Amy Kouzmanoff Bainton Architects Marketing and Business Development New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Jonas, Charles Foundry Commercial Charlotte Chapter, NAIOP
Kahn, Thomas VTS Staff New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Kanelos, Elaine DLR Group National Business Development Leader - Workplace Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Kantor, Sam University of Miami Student
Kelly, Chris Convene Co-Founder, President and Chief Development Officer
Khamish, Yan Ten-X Commercial, Managing Director New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Khan, Wahid Roux Associates Inc. Principal
Klein, Kyra GLL Real Estate Partners Acquisitions Associate New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Knopf, Leigh WeWork Manager - Real Estate Partnerships: Eastern U.S. DC|MD Chapter, NAIOP
Kohn, Steve Cushman & Wakefield Vice Chairman/President New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Krasnoff, David Avison Young Senior Vice President New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Krasnow, Carolyn Walker Consultants Vice President New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Kuberkar, Ranjeet   Staff
Kuntz, Charlie Hines Managing Director & Innovation Officer
Larson, Eric Long Wharf Real Estate Partners Staff Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Lawrence, Brian Univest Bank SVP / CRE Team Leader Greater Philadelphia Chapter, NAIOP
Lechtman, Richard Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp Capital Markets New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Lee, Rebecca Charm City Concierge Regional Director, DC/VA Northern Virginia Chapter, NAIOP
LeMense, Megan WeWork Senior Marketing Manager New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Leverett, Nicholaus The Dilweg Companies Director of Mkt. Research
Levi, David Ten-X AVP, Business Development New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Linder, Dan CompStak Account Executive New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Linssen, Christopher CIC Cambridge Director of Property Management Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Longo, Brett WeWork Staff
Lott, Jordan Lake Washington Partners President Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Lowe, Peter Total Business Success LLC
Lunsford, Darcie Butters Construction & Development, Inc. Senior Vice President South Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Macchioni, Michael CompStak Account Executive New York City Chapter, NAIOP

Registration

Registration

Advance registration is now closed. Registration will be available onsite with NAIOP staff.

Registration Hours:

Wednesday, November 8 12 – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 9 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 10 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations of full conference registrants received after October 16, 2017, will be charged a fee of $100 per attendee. You may send a substitute in your place without a penalty. Non-members substituting for a member will pay the fee difference. Cancellations received after October 30, 2017, will forfeit the registration fee. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Special events (tours) are non-refundable. Cancellation and substitution notices should be sent to education@naiop.org or faxed to 703-904-7003.

Hotel/Travel

Hotel and Travel Information

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
718-246-7000 or 888-436-3759

Hotel Reservations

Book a reservation in NAIOP’s room block at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

  • The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is offering a special rate of $279 single/double, exclusive of taxes. The discounted rate will be offered until Tuesday, October 17, 2017, or until the room block has been filled, whichever occurs first.
  • To book a room at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, call 877-303-0104 and ask for the special NAIOP rate of $279 single/double, exclusive of taxes. You may also book online using NAIOP’s direct booking website.
  • A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold each individual’s reservation. Should a guest cancel a reservation, deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to one days prior to arrival at no additional charge.

Transportation, Maps and Directions

Visit the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge website for information on the local area, directions and local attractions.

Taxi Service

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
    A taxi ride from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to the New York Marriott is approximately $35 exclusive of tax and gratuity. LGA is located 10 miles SW of the New York Marriott. Subway service from LGA to the New York Marriott costs $2.75 one-way.
  • John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    A taxi ride from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to the New York Marriott is approximately $50 exclusive of tax and gratuity. JFK is located 19 miles NW of the New York Marriott. Subway service from JFK to the New York Marriott costs $2.75 one-way.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
    A taxi ride from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to the New York Marriott is approximately $90 exclusive of tax and gratuity. Newark Airport is located 14.8 miles E of the New York Marriott.

Parking

Valet parking is available at the hotel for $40 daily and $52 daily for oversized vehicles and SUVs.

Weather

Average November temperatures in Brooklyn range from an average high of 57 degrees to a low of 44 degrees.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships

NAIOP sponsorship plans provide you with a unique opportunity to build your brand and influence key power players in commercial real estate.

Download the sponsorship flier 

Who Attends The Office Evolution?

See the Why Attend tab for demographic information on the leaders from across North America who have attended past office conferences.

Who Sponsors The Office Evolution?

See the Sponsors tab the top industrial companies who will be represented at The Office Evolution, and view the sponsor list from 2016.

Sponsor Investment

Level # of Registrations Included Benefits Tabletop Exhibit Investment
Premier Ten All Platinum Level Benefits plus one exclusive sponsorship item Yes $12,000
Platinum Four All Gold Level Benefits plus full page ad in conference program and co-sponsorship of reception Yes $10,000
Gold Three All Silver Level Benefits plus logo recognition in education sessions Yes $5,000
Silver Two Signage throughout the conference Yes $4,000
Supporting Two Limited logo recognition and shared materials table No $1,995

Request a full sponsorship prospectus and learn what sponsorship opportunities are currently available by contacting Christopher Ware via email or call 703-904-7100, ext. 127.

Why Attend

Why Attend

The Office Evolution leads the conversation on what’s driving future of office, with a global perspective on the outlook for capital markets, a look at the challenges and rewards of reinventing or repurposing office space, the technology revolutionizing office real estate and more.

In a survey of attendees, over 90% responded that they had made new or strengthened existing relationships at The Office Evolution.

Who Attends The Office Evolution?

By scope of business:

  • 38% Developers, owners, investors
  • 25% Architects, engineers, contractors
  • 21% Brokers
  • 6% Professional services (consultants, law firms, etc.)
  • 6% Economic development
  • 4% Technology companies

By tile:

  • 30% C-level, president, partner
  • 20% Vice president
  • 35% Other senior management

Past attendees agree – The Office Evolution is worth your time and investment.

“The inaugural [office conference] was a great opportunity to meet colleagues in regions and markets that I had not had the opportunity to meet in the past. Gaining insights and perspectives from people working in different markets was a valuable learning opportunity.”
- Mitch Mannella, Director, Asset Management, Manulife/John Hancock Real Estate

“Highly focused conference with spot-on topics and excellent speakers. Well-chosen speakers from all across the states contributed with their knowledge and deep experience. [The office conference] is not to be missed!”
- Steve Horovitz, Director of Leasing, Reliance Properties Ltd.

“Excellent insight to the many aspects of the office industry!”
- Robert Olvera, Associate Principal, PDR

“Excellent attendance, educational sessions and networking venues for the inaugural conference.”
- Ralph Heins, President, Primera

View insights and information from a past office conference:

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2016 O.CON: The Office Conference

wework Broker Partnership Program