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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 Guides: Michael Bowers, Pembroke, Head of US development; Jack Clark, Senior Vice President, Pembroke
1:00P-5:00P Development Tour
Seaport: A Walking Tour
Tour Guides: Liz Berthelette, CRE, Director, Research, Newmark; Jill Hatton, CRE, Chair and Committee Member, Mass PRIM Real Estate & Timber Committee; and Alexandra Toteva, Director of Planning and Design, Harvard Allston Land Company
5:15P- 6:00P New Member Welcome Reception*
Fairmont Copley Plaza
6:00P-8:00P Welcome Reception
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Strolling Magician: Peter Gross

Monday, September 12

7:15A-8:00A Opening Breakfast
8:00A-8:30A Welcome Address
Marilee Utter, CRE, 2022 Chair of the Board
Presentation of the Committee Service Award
8:30A- 9:30A Opening Keynote:
Leverage Urban Development and Increase Inclusion and Diversity
Speakers: 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 Economic Point-Counterpoint: A Candid Discussion

Speakers:  CRE Economic Advisory Council (Newly Launched);
James Costello III, CRE, Chief Economist, MSCI
Joshua Harris, Ph.D., CRE, VP, Strategy, Skanska USA Commercial Development
Will McIntosh, Ph.D., CRE, Global Head of Research, USAA Real Estate
Doug Poutasse, CRE, Senior Director, Tristan Capital Partners
Melissa Reagen, CRE, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Nuveen Real Estate
Hans Vrensen, CRE, Head of Research and Strategy, AEW Europe LLP
Moderator: Hugh Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Principal, Hugh Kelly Real Estate Economics

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

Speakers: Jeff Myers, Research Director, Colliers; Lori Mason Curran, CRE, Investment Strategy Director, Vulcan, Inc.;
Kerry Hawkins, Senior Director, Life Sciences, Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC
Moderator: Valerie Pontiff, CRE, Managing Partner, Mohr Partners

11:00A-3:00P Spouse/Guest Tour
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Art and ArchitectureThe Tour will include lunch, followed by a tour of the Gardner Museum’s New Wing, designed by the acclaimed Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
11:15A-12:15P Logistics Impact on Real Estate

Speakers: Robert Nahigian, CRE, Principal, Auburndale Realty Co.; Franc Pigna, CRE, Managing Director, Aegir Port Property Advisers; Hagood Morrison, CRE, Executive Vice President, Bridge Commercial
Moderator: Mark Duclos, CRE, President, Sentry Commercial

12:30P-2:00P Welcome Luncheon

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

Consulting Corps Presentation
Steve Norris, CRE, Principal, Norris Realty Advisors: Making a Difference in Paradise, CA

12:30P-2:00P Past Chairs’ Luncheon*
2:30P-5:00P Development Tour: Kennedy Tour
Our Guide: Ted Kulik, Tours by Locals
2:30P-5:00P Development Tour: Historic Walking Tour of Boston
Our Guide: Richie Holland from Tours by Locals
2:30P-5:00P Development Tour:  MIT Center for Real Estate, School of Architecture & Planning, and the MIT Media Lab
Our Guide(s): James Scott, Research Scientist and head of the Technology Initiative; Kairos Shen, Executive Director of the Center
2:15P-5:00P Development Tour: Kendall Square Development
Our Guide: Stephen Campbell, Associate Director, MITIMCo
2:30P-5:00P Development Tour: Boynton Yards

Tour Guides:  Kevin Griffin, Project Manager, Leggat McCall Properties; Rola Idris, Project Manager, Leggat McCall Properties

2:30P-5:00P Development Tour: Fenway Historic Area
2:30P-5:00P Mini Consulting Corps Project: Hearth, Inc.
Facilitator(s): Eileen Marra, Director of Evaluation & Strategy, Hearth, Inc.; Douglas Poutasse, CRE, Chair, Hearth Board of Directors; Wendy Timm, CRE, Executive Vice President, Enhanced Value Strategies, Inc.
6:00P-10:00P CRE Celebratory Dinner with The CRE Band: Sound Counsel †
Moakley Federal Courthouse
9:30P-11:30P Chair’s Hospitality

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

Resilience, Adaptation, Mitigation, and Preparedness: Are you ready?
Discussion LeadersDeborah Cloutier, CRE, President & Founder, RE Tech Advisors, Inc.; Theddi Wright Chappell, CRE, CEO, Sustainable Values, Inc., Director, Utah C-PACE; Kirsten McGregor, CRE, Principal & Founder, Sagax Associates, LLC

Equitable Development
Discussion Leaders: Tania Hartford, Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff, Mass Development; Peter Lowitt, Director/Land Use Administrator, Devens Enterprise Commission; Reay Pannesi, Real Estate Advisor, Boston Planning & Development Agency, retired

Discussion Leaders: Jeff Havsy, CRE, Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice Lead-Risk Solutions Group, Moody’s Analytics; Brendan Joyce, President and Head of Acquisitions, Haystacks.AI; 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; Vivek Thadani, Senior Director, Moody’s Analytics

Unpredictable Regulatory Environments
Discussion Leaders: Dana Rowan, CRE, Managing Partner, The Exeter Companies; David Waite, CRE, President, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

9:45A-10:45A The Future Shape of Our Workplace: Office Uprising vs. Employee Uprising

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

11:15A-12:15P European Real Estate Dialogue & Debate


Eduard Forejt, CRE, Development Director, PASSERINVEST GROUP (Czech Republic)
Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE, Member, Directory Board, Bulwiengesa AG (Hamburg)
Jana Seckarova, CRE, Managing Partner, Natland (Czech Republic)
Hans Vrensen, CRE, Head of Research and Strategy, AEW Europe LLP

Moderator: Richard Barkham, Ph.D., CRE, Global Chief Economist, CBRE, Ltd. | Global Research

12:30P -2:00P Member Luncheon

Awards Program

2:30P-4:30P Development Tour: Downtown Highlights Walking Tour
Our Guide: Alan Maltzman, Tours by Locals
2:30P-4:30P Development Tour: Historic Walking Tour of Boston
Our Guide: Richie Holland, Tours by Locals
2:30P-5:00P Development Tour: Beacon Hill and Back Bay: Classic Boston Walking Tour
Our Guide:
Josh Luckens, Tours by Locals
2:30P-5:00P Development Tour: NB Development Group
Our Guide(s): Keith Craig, Senior Director of Development, NB Development Group; Kim Good, Marketing and Events Manager, NB Development Group; Jay Rourke, Senior Project Manager, NB Development Group
2:30P-5:00P Development Tour: Harvard Land Company – Allston Project
Our Guide(s): Marika Reuling, Managing Director for Urban District Initiatives (UDI), Harvard University Planning and Design; Alexandra Toteva, Director of Planning and Design, Harvard Allston Land Company
2:30P-5:00P Mini Consulting Corps Project: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Facilitator(s): Rick Aggeler, Club Director, Mattapan Teen Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston; Josh Davis, Executive Director of Club Operations, Boys & Girls Club of Boston;  Casey Kemper, CRE, Partner, K4 Real Estate Group; David Libby, Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston; Al Zarthar, Director of Facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
6:00P-8:00P Farewell Reception
Broken Records Beer Hall
9:30P-11:30P Chair’s Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, September 14

7:30A- 8:30A Budget & Finance Committee*
9:00A- 10:00A Spouse/Guest Farewell Breakfast
8:00A- 9:30A Breakfast
9:00A-10:45A Executive Committee *
11:00A-12:30P Board of Directors Meeting
Open to all CREs
12:30P- 1:00P Annual Membership Meeting
Open to all CREs