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National Forums Symposium 2014

National Forums Symposium

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Where: Sheraton Seattle | Seattle, Washington

National Forums members will gather for their annual spring Symposium – unique opportunity for exclusive networking and experience exchange. This year’s Symposium is in Seattle, Wash., and will feature an exclusive tour of South Lake Union, Seattle’s hottest development district. The tour is hosted by Vulcan Real Estate, the NAIOP 2013 Developer of the Year.

Event Details

Agenda

Monday, May 5

Executive Committee Strategic Planning Session

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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By invitation only.

Corporate Executive Committee Meeting

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

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Executive Committee members only.

Research Foundation Fundraising Committee

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

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Research Foundation Fundraising Committee only.

Research Foundation Trustees Meeting

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

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Research Foundation Trustees only.

Research Foundation Governors Dinner

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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By invitation only. Offsite reception from 5:30-7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 6

Joint Governors and Industry Trends Meeting

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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Breakfast will be served.

Developing Leaders Workshop

Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Research Foundation Governors Meeting

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

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By invitation only.

Corporate Board of Directors Meeting

Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Lunch will be served.

Private Developers I Forum Meeting, Part 1

Time: noon - 5:30 p.m.

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Industrial Development I Forum Meeting, Part 1

Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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South Lake Union Tour, hosted by Vulcan Real Estate

Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Vulcan Real Estate, NAIOP’s 2013 Developer of the Year, is hosting an extraordinary tour of Seattle's hottest district – South Lake Union – boasting the city’s most thorough approach to transportation, sustainability and recreation, yielding an exceptionally livable, walkable, hospitable place.

Open to all Forum members. Please register to participate.

Welcome Reception

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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Forums Dinners

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

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Wednesday, May 7

Continental Breakfast

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

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All Forum Chairs and Vice Chairs Meeting

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

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General Session | Construction, Leasing and Finance: Perspectives from Industry Experts

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

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Hear from a panel of experts on three pivotal outlooks for commercial real estate: construction starts, leasing activity and rates, and finance. Our panel of experts will identify where the trend lines overlap and examine where and why they diverge. Moderated by Al Pontius, Marcus & Millichap, panelists Bob Murray, McGraw Hill Construction; Rene Circ, PPR/CoStar; and Cynthia Wilusz Lovell, Wells Fargo, will touch on national trends and deals as they explain — and perhaps disagree — on how it all comes together and what it means for real estate.

 

Moderator:

  • Al Pontius, Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Marcus and Millichap Investment Services

Speakers:

  • Rene Circ, Director, Research-Industrial, PPR/CoStar
  • Bob Murray, Vice President, Economic Affairs, McGraw Hill Construction
  • Cynthia Wilusz Lovell, Wells Fargo

National Forums Meetings

Time: 9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Forums Reception

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

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National Forums Advisory Meeting

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

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Sponsors

Attendees

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Name Company Title Chapter
Adams, Ross Deutsche Asset Management Vice President San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Adamson, Neil ATCO Properties & Management Senior Vice President New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Adler, Joshua Adler Development Partner New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Adler, Seth Adler Development Partner New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Ahalt, Gordon Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Senior Director
Ahrens, Wes Bentall Kennedy US LP Senior Vice President San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Aiken, Clifford EXXCEL Project Management, Inc. Chief Investment Officer Central Ohio Chapter, NAIOP
Allen, Tracy ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC Vice President, Corporate Director of Marketing Northern Virginia Chapter, NAIOP
Alter, Harvey The Alter Group Executive Vice President Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Amster, Glenn Kantor Taylor Nelson Evatt & Decina PC Shareholder Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Anderson, Todd The Hampshire Companies Principal, Executive Vice President New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Anderson, Peter Pattillo Industrial Real Estate Vice President Northeast Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Applebaum, Ben WPT Capital Advisors Principal, Co-Head of Investments Minnesota Chapter, NAIOP
Applefield, Greggory Rialto Capital Executive Director SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Arender, Allen Holladay Properties Vice President of Development Nashville Chapter, NAIOP
Armstrong, Lawrence Ware Malcomb Chief Executive Officer SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Arnold, Jill Havener Companies Vice President North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Arnold, David Irgens Executive Vice President Wisconsin Chapter, NAIOP
Arviso, Kristopher Clarion Partners Vice President - Transactions North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Askew, Phillip NorthMarq Capital LLC Senior Vice President/Managing Director North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Backer, James JSB Development, Inc President SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Baird, Frank Capital Associates CEO Raleigh Durham Chapter, NAIOP
Baldyga, James Penwood Real Estate Investment Management Vice President Connecticut and Suburban New York Chapter, NAIOP
Barber, Dean Confluent Development Executive Vice President of Development Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Barr, Collin Ryan Companies US, Inc. Regional President Minnesota Chapter, NAIOP
Barron, Ben Clise Properties, Inc. Vice President Development, General Manager Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Barthmaier, Katie W.P. Carey Inc. Executive Director New York City Chapter, NAIOP
Bartnik, Joanna EverWest Real Estate Partners Senior Director Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Bedell, Ariel The Loftin Firm, P.C. Senior Counsel San Diego Chapter, NAIOP
Bell, Bilijack Wilson, Hull & Neal Partner Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Belsick, Jody Kimley-Horn and Associates Practice Builder Southern Nevada Chapter, NAIOP
Benedix, Kevin Boston Global Investors Chief Operating Officer & CFO Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Bennett, Paul Granite Properties, Inc. Director of Investments North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Benninghoff, Brian Buchanan Partners, LLC Partner Northern Virginia Chapter, NAIOP
Biaou, Jose FRB Realty Capital Managing Director DC|MD Chapter, NAIOP
Billeaud, Mark Summit Realty Ventures President Member At Large, NAIOP
Bingham, R. Agracel, Inc. President Member At Large, NAIOP
Bishop, Ann Wallace Properties, Inc. Senior Vice President Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Bjorson, Kristian JLL International Director Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Blaesser, Brian Robinson+Cole, LLP Partner Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Blattner, Joe avenue 55 President Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Boehm, Gregg Black Creek Group Senior Vice President SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Borner, Ronel Rockefeller Group Director, Real Estate Development New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Boylston, Kirk LWR Commercial Realty, LLC President Tampa Bay Chapter, NAIOP
Briner, Andrew HFF Managing Director SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Brockelman, Peter TD Bank Senior Vice President, Regional Director Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Broome, David Colony Financial, Inc. Director - Acquisitions North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Brown, Laurie Seagis Property Group, LP Senior Vice President New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Brown, William Granite Properties, Inc. Chief Investment Officer North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Brunette, Steve Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Senior Director
Bryden, Kate MRP Industrial LLC Vice President Development Maryland Chapter, NAIOP
Burke, Andrew Terreno Realty Corporation Executive Vice President San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Burrow, Richard Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. Senior Principal New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
Burton, William Hillwood Properties Executive Vice President North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Busker, David PlaceValue Vice President Member At Large, NAIOP
Butler, Bradley Workspace Property Trust Senior Director, Leading & Development Minnesota Chapter, NAIOP
Calkins, Peter Forest City Washington Staff DC|MD Chapter, NAIOP
Campbell, John Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Director, Portfolio Management Chicago Chapter, NAIOP
Carter, Todd Exeter Property Group Principal - Southeast Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Cashman, Mark Port San Antonio Vice President of Real Estate Mgmt & CDO Houston Chapter, NAIOP
Caulum, Ross Scripps Health Assistant Vice President, Corp. Real Estate San Diego Chapter, NAIOP
Cauwels, Paul Cauwels & Stuve Realty & Development Advisors LLC President New Mexico Chapter, NAIOP
Cedarleaf, Stew Fivepoint Senior Investment Manager San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Chesser, Patrick South City Partners Partner Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Ciminelli, Paul Ciminelli Real Estate Corp President & Chief Executive Officer Upstate New York Chapter, NAIOP
Circ, Rene CoStar Portfolio Strategy Director of Research - Industrial Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Clarke, Stephen Prime West Companies President & Chief Executive Officer Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Clements, Judson Cushman & Wakefield of Texas Executive Managing Director North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Cohen, Brian Liberty Property Trust Vice President Development & Leasing Greater Philadelphia Chapter, NAIOP
Coley, W. Alex NAI Hallmark Principal Northeast Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Collins, Ryan EastGroup Properties Senior Vice President SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Collins, Rick Ryan Companies US, Inc. President, Southwest Arizona Chapter, NAIOP
Compton, D. Kay NBBJ Design Partner Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Confer, David Clarion Partners Managing Director North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Conklin, Dayton Clarion Partners Director North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Connolly, J.R. Spruce Street Partners, LLC President Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Corcoran, Peter Liberty Property Trust Vice President, Leasing & Development Greater Philadelphia Chapter, NAIOP
Cornell, Brian Broe Real Estate Vice President Asset Management Colorado Chapter, NAIOP
Cothran, Mark Cothran Properties, LLC President Member At Large, NAIOP
Coyne, Martin DRA Advisors LLC San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, NAIOP
Crosby, Stephen InvestJax CEO Northeast Florida Chapter, NAIOP
Curtin, Jim HFF Director North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Cutlip, Robert Gladstone Commercial President Northern Virginia Chapter, NAIOP
Daly, Christopher Childress Klein Partner Charlotte Chapter, NAIOP
Danklefsen, Gary Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Washington State Chapter, NAIOP
Davis, Kathryn Wilson, Hull & Neal Leasing & Marketing, Vice President Georgia Chapter, NAIOP
Davis, Jeffrey Davis Commercial Development, LLC Principal Houston Chapter, NAIOP
Dehner, Michael Property Reserve, Inc. Vice President Utah Chapter, NAIOP
Deis, Joel Prologis
DeMarco, Daniel Campanelli Companies Partner Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
DeRosa, Anthony HSI Properties Executive Vice President Wisconsin Chapter, NAIOP
Dewey, Michael PMRG | PM Realty Group Senior Vice President Investments North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
DiCola, John KTR Capital Partners Partner New Jersey Chapter, NAIOP
DiVall, John Liberty Property Trust Senior Vice President Arizona Chapter, NAIOP
Doherty, Ben Crow Holdings Managing Director North Texas Chapter, NAIOP
Dorsey, Scott Merritt Properties, LLC Chief Executive Officer Maryland Chapter, NAIOP
Down, Philip Bentall Kennedy Vice President Massachusetts Chapter, NAIOP
Dozzi, Domenic Jendoco Real Estate President Pittsburgh Chapter, NAIOP
Drachman, John Stillwater Investment Group President SoCal Chapter, NAIOP
Drew, Christopher HFF Director South Florida Chapter, NAIOP

Hotel / Travel

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-621-9000
Fax: 206-447-5534
www.sheratonseattle.com

Hotel Reservations
Please note: The NAIOP room block at the Sheraton Seattle is SOLD OUT on some nights. Rooms may still be available outside of our guaranteed rate. Your hotel rate may vary by night, depending on availability.

To book a room at the Sheraton Seattle, call their toll-free reservation number at 1-888-627-7056 or call the hotel directly at 206-621-9000.

Transportation
Centrally located in downtown, getting to the Sheraton Seattle Hotel is simple with frequent airport shuttle service, taxi service, car rental companies, or Seattle’s local transit system. Contact the hotel team at 206-621-9000 for more information or to assist with making transportation arrangements. If you are traveling by car, please see our driving directions, from the airport or any other location.

Parking Information
•    Valet Parking - $46 USD (plus tax) per day

Getting to the Sheraton Seattle

AIRPORT
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

  • Travel Distance: Approximately 25.75 km/16.0 miles
  • Taxi service is readily available at Sea-Tac Airport on the third floor of the parking garage

Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express

  • Downtown Airporter departs from Level 3 of the parking garage, island 2. Follow the signs to ground transportation, taxis, limos and hotel shuttles on the third floor of the parking garage. For additional information, please click here.
  • Adults: One way ticket is $18 USD/person and roundtrip is $31 USD; children 17 and under ride free (one per paying adult); additional youth ride at adult price.
  • Hours: Departures from SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle 24-hours day, every day. Leaves SeaTac Airport approximately every 30 minutes. Service on-demand during off peak times, reservations are recommended.
  • For more information or to make a reservation call: (855) 566-3300

Preferred Shuttle Express Town Car Service

  • One-way to/from airport starts at $59 USD
  • To make a reservation for pick-up/drop-off, please click here.

Light Rail

  • Guests can ride Sound Transit's Link Light Rail from downtown to the airport
  • Cost: $2.50 each way
  • Time: 35 minutes each way

PRIVATE CAR SERVICE

  • Sheraton Seattle Hotel can make arrangements for a limo, sedan, or van service for your arrival and departure. Rates are by hours needed, vehicle type, and number of passengers. There are a variety of rental car companies within close proximity of the hotel and of Sea-Tac Airport.

RAILWAY
King Street Station

  • Travel Distance: Approximately 3.22 km/2.0 miles from Sheraton Seattle Hotel
  • A taxi from King Street Station to Sheraton Seattle is approximately $5 USD

Weather
May temperatures in Seattle range from an average high of 64 degrees to a low of 48 degrees. 

Registration

Advance registration for the Forums Symposium is now closed. If you are planning to attend and are not pre-registered, please visit the NAIOP Registration desk starting Monday the 4th. The Registration desk will be located on the 3rd floor, Metropolitan Foyer of the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations of Spouse Program or Board/Committee Full Registrations received after April 14, 2014, will be charged a fee of $35 per attendee. Cancellations received after April 25, 2014, will forfeit the registration fee (if applicable). No refunds will be made for no-shows. Cancellation notices should be sent to Allison Bell or faxed to (703) 674-1471.

Seattle Tour

The South Lake Union project tour has reached capacity. Please contact Allison Bell at bell@naiop.org to join a waiting list.

Vulcan Real Estate, NAIOP’s 2013 Developer of the Year, is hosting an extraordinary tour of Seattle's hottest district – South Lake Union – boasting the city’s most thorough approach to transportation, sustainability and recreation, yielding an exceptionally livable, walkable, hospitable place.

Schedule:

2:15 p.m.  Bus leaves hotel
2:30–2:50 p.m.  Orientation at Discovery Center
2:50–5 p.m.  Tours
5 p.m.  Bus leaves for hotel (in time for 5:30 p.m. reception)

Download a PDF of the tour map.

DL Workshop

New program designed for NAIOP Developing Leaders!
Download the Developing Leader Workshop flier

Schedule-At-A-Glance

9 a.m. - noon
Professional Development Workshop with Leadership Expert Cheryl Cran CSP, HoF
noon - 1 p.m. Networking Lunch
1 - 2 p.m. Developing Leader Panel Discussion
2 - 5 p.m. Project Tour: South Lake Union (combined with National Forums members)

Registration and Travel

Free
Developing Leader National Forums members.
$50 Developing Leaders (non-National Forums members)
Register online or via the PDF registration form 

Plan to arrive in Seattle on Monday, May 5, as the workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Program Details

Advance Your Career Through Effective Leadership Skills
Leadership expert Cheryl Cran has a thought-provoking and interactive presentation style that will keep you engaged, reveal practical tips and help you:

  • Identify your leadership strengths
  • Understand how you can work well with various leadership styles
  • Develop insights and strategies for managing up and down

Cheryl Cran, CSP, HoF, is author of five books on leadership including the soon to be released, “Leadership Mastery in the Digital Age.” She is CEO of Evolutionary Business Solutions (EBS) and an entrepreneur for 20 years with a passion for leadership mastery. Cheryl’s philosophy is simple: the more we can evolve our skills as leaders and improve our abilities to lead change and transform people, the more we ultimately grow the business. To learn more about Cheryl Cran, visit her website at www.cherylcran.org.

Developing Leader Panel Discussion
NAIOP Developing Leaders will share personal perspectives on working in the commercial real estate
industry and strategies they have used to build career success, including:

  • Professional experiences that have helped them advance
  • Lessons learned in using social media and best approaches to networking
  • How to utilize career development opportunities available to NAIOP members
  • Where the industry is heading and how to position yourself for the future

Project Tour: South Lake Union
Workshop attendees can join with members of other National Forums for an extraordinary tour of Seattle’s
hottest district – South Lake Union - hosted by Vulcan Real Estate, NAIOP’s 2013 Developer of the Year.
South Lake Union boasts the city’s most thorough approach to transportation, sustainability and recreation,
yielding an exceptionally livable, walkable, hospitable place.

New Developing Leaders Forum Certificate

NAIOP Developing Leaders National Forums present a unique opportunity for members to build longstanding
business relationships and cultivate industry knowledge. Now, to enhance your two-year experience on
a DL Forum, NAIOP is offering a certificate that confirms your active engagement in the program and professional benefits gained.

One of the criteria for the certificate is participation in a NAIOP Workshop during your DL Forum commitment.Other criteria include offering a presentation to your Forum; leading a group discussion during a Forum session; completing a NAIOP online course; and participating in mentoring activities offered by NAIOP.

Sponsorships

2014 National Forums Symposium Sponsorship Options Summary  

Sponsorship Option Your Investment Co-Sponsorship of
South Lake Union Tour
Ad in Conference Program Reception Co-Sponsorship Co-Sponsorship of Developer of the Year
Presentation at Development ‘13
Platinum Level
$7,995 Yes and 5 Invites Full Page Yes and 1 Invite No
Gold
$2,995 Yes and 3 Invites Half Page No, but 1 invite to attend No
Silver
$1,995 No, but 1 invite to attend Quarter Page No, but 1 invite to attend* No

All sponsorships include:

  • Shared materials distribution table for your company brochure or giveaway item
  • Signage at the Symposium near conference registration
  • Recognition online and in conference materials

*Attendee space limited at reception.  This benefit offered on a first come, first served basis.

Forums Symposium Attendee Profile
93% of NAIOP National Forums Members are senior leaders in their companies:
•    C-Suite / President / Partner - 51%
•    Senior Vice President / Executive Vice President / Managing Director - 19%
•    Vice President - 23%
•    Other Management - 7%

NAIOP National Forums Members are primarily Developers, Owners and Investors:
•    Developers; Owners; Investors; Asset Managers - 80%
•    Architects; Engineers; Contractors - 7%
•    Attorneys; Accountants; Consultants - 4%
•    Brokers - 3%
•    Financiers - 3%
•    Other - 3%

NAIOP National Forums Members are involved in the development of all commercial property types:
•    Office - 79%
•    Industrial - 80%
•    Retail - 43%
•    Mixed-use - 41%
•    Multi-family - 19%

*Some members are involved in the development of more than one commercial property type.

Contact Christopher Ware via email or at 800-666-6780, ext. 127 for information on how to be a part of this exclusive event!