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CRE.Insights: The Office Evolution 2017

CRE.Insights: The Office Evolution

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

Where: Brooklyn, New York

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CRE.Insights: The Office Evolution leads the conversation on what’s driving the future of office, with discussions on new trends and technologies, inventory challenges, capital markets, and opportunities to hear from end-users and talk to developers and investors who are doing the deals. CRE.Insights: The Office Evolution delivers the information and tools you need to stay a step ahead in your business, and form connections with the people and companies who are ahead of the pack.

Event Details


Thursday, November 9

Networking Session

Time: 11:15 a.m. - noon

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Keynote Luncheon

Time: noon - 1:45 p.m.

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Networking Break

Time: 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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Time: 2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Welcome Reception

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

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Friday, November 10

Keynote Breakfast

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

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Networking Break

Time: 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

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Time: 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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Conference Concludes

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

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Session Previews

Look forward to session topics covering trends and technologies impacting all aspects of office development, investment, operation and more.

WeWork: Commercial Real Estate for the New Enterprise

We sit at the intersection of several large trends in the modern labor force: a growing contingent of independent workers, the rise of the millennial worker, and the interplay between these trends and the growth of cities. This panel will provide an inside look at how innovative on-demand workspace company WeWork goes about selecting, selling and operating their spaces to appeal to these dynamics, and what that experience is like for the commercial landlords. Presented by WeWork.

Why Wellness Buildings Thrive – Not Just Survive

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. Leave this session with practical recommendations on the types of amenities you should consider, what technologies to employ during the pre-construction and operation phases to create a better environment for occupants, how to activate lobbies and other common areas to encourage collaboration and accidental interactions, and more.

Mix it Up: Integrating Flexible Office Space

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.

CRE Crystal Ball: The Future of Debt Financing

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!



Register online

Early Bird Deadline is September 27.

Member Type Early Standard
Member $575 $645
(Must use the PDF form to receive discount)
$575 $645
Developing Leader $445 $485
Local Chapter $475 $545
Nonmember $685 $765
Add'l paid sponsor $475 $475
Student $95 $95

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 or faxed to 703-904-7003.


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.


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


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



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

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Who Attends CRE.Insights: 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 CRE.Insights: The Office Evolution?

See the Sponsors tab the top industrial companies who will be represented at CRE.Insights: 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

CRE.Insights: 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 CRE.Insights: The Office Evolution.

Who Attends CRE.Insights: 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 – CRE.Insights: 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