Keynote Speakers

How Wearable Tech is Revolutionizing CRE

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
7:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak, aka “The Woz”
Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc.

Steve Wozniak is a gadget guy: He drives a Tesla, rides a Segway, and even has a remote controlled device that lights up his luggage at baggage claim. He loves getting his hands on new devices, especially innovative wearables. In this can’t-miss keynote address, Wozniak will share his captivating perspective on wearable tech and his predictions of what technology breakthroughs we will see next. A Silicon Valley icon and co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., “The Woz” is widely recognized as an early innovator of the microcomputer that changed the world. Find out what innovations are on the horizon next!


Dale Dekker

Q&A Moderator:

Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Ltd.


Alexandria Real Estate

Keynote speaker sponsored by
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

FCL Builders, LLC

Keynote stage sponsored by
FCL Builders


The Forming Demographic and Market Wave: How to Invest Amid Change

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Hessam Nadji

Hessam Nadji
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Marcus & Millichap

Richard Fry

Richard Fry, Ph.D.
Senior Economist, Pew Research Center

Get a front-row seat to an insightful discussion covering demographics and investments from two leading experts: Marcus & Millichap’s Hessam Nadji and Pew Research Center’s Richard Fry, Ph.D. They will analyze the top five demographic trends shaping the U.S. population over the next 10 years, and the anticipated effects of these changes on office, industrial and multifamily commercial real estate. Learn more about the short- and long-term investment and capital flows outlook for commercial real estate, and where you can identify risks and opportunities.


Geopolitical Gamesmanship: Reducing Risk and Identifying Opportunities

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Reva Goujon

Reva Goujon
Global Strategic Analyst


By analyzing politics, economics and military developments, we can develop explanations of world events, reducing risk and identifying opportunities that lie ahead. Global strategic analyst Reva Goujon keeps her finger on the pulse of emerging trends across the world for Stratfor, the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform. In this provocative address, she will apply her trademark forward-looking lens to provide strategic insights on the major issues whose ripple effects are reaching around the world.



Closing General Session: Competitive Advantages to Creating a More Inclusive Workforce

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Commercial real estate has historically lacked diversity, but the industry has become more aware of the need to become more inclusive – and the competitive value of increasing diversity. Our panel will address strategies for recruiting and engaging a workforce that’s more diverse in all ways (gender, racial/ethnic, age and LGBTQ) and in all roles (developers, architects, brokers and more). 

#futureofwork #humancapital #bestplacestowork

Jerry Guerrero, Director - Diversity & Inclusion, Hines

Thomas Allen, AIA, LEED AP, MSRE, Project Director, Partners by Design
Farrah Khimji, MBA, CPA, CA, Principal, Real Estate, Grant Thornton LLP
Jinger Tapia, Principal, Design, Ware Malcomb
Holly Warnick, Senior Director – Global Account Operations, CBRE

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