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2022 Annual Convention – Boston

Date & Time September 11, 2022 - September 14, 2022
Venue Fairmont Copley Plaza 138 St James Ave Boston , MA 02116 United States

Schedule of Events

NOTE: times are listed as placeholders and may be adjusted as needed
ticketed event          * Closed event

Saturday, September 10

5:30P-7:00P New England Chapter Sponsored Reception: The Liberty Hotel

Sunday, September 11

1:00P-5:00P Development Tour
Seaport: The Commonwealth Pier
Tour Guide: Jack Clark, Senior Vice President, Pembroke
5:15P- 6:00P New Member Welcome Reception
Fairmont Copley Plaza
6:00P-8:00P Welcome Reception
Fairmont Copley Plaza

Monday, September 12

7:15A-8:00A Opening Breakfast
8:30A-9:30A Spouse/Guest Welcome Breakfast
8:00A-8:30A Welcome Address
Marilee Utter, CRE, 2022 Chair of the BoardWelcome to Boston!
Speaker: Kevin Phelan, CRE, Local Program Committee Vice Chair
Co-Chairman, Colliers International
8:30A- 9:30A Opening Keynote:
Leverage Urban Development and Increase Inclusion and DiversitySpeakers: Tammy Jones, CEO & Co-Founder, Basis Investment Group
Kirk Sykes, Managing Director, Accordia Partners, LLC
Moderator: Michel Couillard, CRE, President, CEO, Busac Real Estate
9:45A-11:00A The Future Shape of Our Workplace: Office Uprising vs. Employee Uprising

Speakers: Benjamin Breslau, Chief Research Officer, Americas, JLL
Julie Whelan, Global Head of Occupier Leadership, CBRE
Moderator: Paul Briggs, CRE, Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Research, BentallGreenOak

11:15A-12:15P Life Science Industry

Speakers: David Lynn, Ph.D., CRE, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Unity Medical Properties REIT, LLC; Jeff Myers, Research Director, Colliers; Lori Mason Curran, CRE, Investment Strategy Director, Vulcan, Inc.
Moderator: Valerie Pontiff, CRE, Managing Partner, Mohr Partners

11:15A-12:15P Logistics Impact on Real Estate

Speakers: TBD
Moderator: KC Conway, CRE, Principal and Co-Founder, Red Shoe Economics, LLC

12:30P-2:00P Welcome Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Frank Kelly, Founder & Managing Partner, Fulcrom Macro
Introduction: David Levy, CRE, Local Program Chair
Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Research & Strategy, BentallGreenOak

12:30P-2:00P Past Chairs’ Luncheon*
2:30P-5:00P Development Tour I

MIT Center for Real Estate, School of Architecture & Planning, and the MIT Media Lab
Our Guide(s): TBD

2:30P-5:00P Development Tour II

Our Guide(s):   TBD

2:30P-5:00P Development Tour III

Our Guide(s):   TBD

2:30P-5:00P Development Tour IV

Our Guide(s):   TBD

2:30P-5:00P Mini Consulting Corps Project

Hearth, Inc.
Facilitator(s): Douglas Poutasse, CRE, Chair, Hearth Board of Directors
Wendy Timm, CRE, Executive Vice President, Enhanced Value Strategies, Inc.

4:30P- 5:30P Invitation Advisory Committee
6:00P-10:00P CRE Celebratory Dinner with The CRE Band: Sound Counsel †
John F. Kennedy Library
9:30P-11:30P Chair’s Hospitality
11:00A-2:30P Spouse/Guest Tour

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Tour will include lunch, followed by a tour of the Gardner Museum’s New Wing, designed by the acclaimed Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Tuesday, September 13

8:00A-9:30A Business Issues Forums with Breakfast (five concurrent sessions)

Cyber Security
Discussion LeadersTom Shircliff, CRE, Co-Founder and Principal, Intelligent Buildings, LLC

Climate Change
Discussion LeadersDeborah Cloutier, CRE, President & Founder, RE Tech Advisors, Inc.

Equitable Development in the Outer Suburbs
Discussion Leaders: Peter Lowitt, Director/Land Use Administrator, Devens Enterprise Commission; Others TBD

PropTech
Discussion Leaders: Jeff Havsy, CRE, Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice Lead-Risk Solutions Group, Moody’s Analytics; Timothy Savage, Ph.D., CRE, Professor and Director of the CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance at NYU Schack, New York University | Schack Institute of Real Estate

Unpredictable Regulatory Environments
Discussion Leaders: Dana Rowan, CRE, Managing Partner, The Exeter Companies

8:00A- 9:30A CRE Foundation Meeting
9:45A-11:00A European Real Estate Roundtable Dialogue

Speakers: Hans Vrensen, CRE, Head of Research and Strategy AEW Europe LLP (London),
Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE, Member, Directory Board, Bulwiengesa AG (Hamburg),
Jana Seckarova, CRE, Managing Partner, Natland (Czech Republic)
Moderator: Jill Hatton, CRE, Chair and Committee Member, Mass PRIM Real Estate & Timber Committee

11:15A-12:15P Economic Point-Counterpoint: A Candid Discussion

Speakers:         CRE Economic Advisory Council (Newly Launched)
Moderator:      Hugh Kelly, CRE, Principal, Hugh Kelly Real Estate Economics

12:30P -2:00P Member Luncheon

Awards Program

2:30P-5:00P Development Tour V

New Balance Developments
Our Guide(s): Keith Craig, Senior Director of Development, NB Development Group

2:30P-5:00P Development Tour VI

Fenway Historic Area
Our Guide(s):   Chris Miers, CRE, Executive Vice President, Samuels & Associates

2:30P-5:00P Development Tour VII

Harvard Land Company – Allston Project
Our Guide(s): Alexandra Toteva, Director of Planning and Design, Harvard Allston Land Company

2:30P-5:00P Mini Consulting Corps Project

Boys & Girls Club of Boston
Facilitator(s): Casey Kemper, CRE, Partner, K4 Real Estate Group
David Libby, Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

5:00P- 6:00P Consulting Corps Committee
6:00P-8:00P Farewell Reception
Broken Record Beer Hall
9:30P-11:30P Chair’s Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, September 14

9:00A- 10:00A Spouse/Guest Farewell Breakfast
7:30A- 8:30A Budget & Finance Committee
8:00A- 9:30A Breakfast
8:30A- 10:30A Executive Committee *
10:30A- 12:30P Board of Directors Meeting
Open to all CREs
12:30P- 1:00P Annual Membership Meeting
Open to all CREs