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CRE.Converge 2019

CRE.Converge

Date: Monday, October 14, 2019 - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Where: Los Angeles, California

Event URL: naiop.org/converge19

CRE.Converge 2018 video

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Event Details

Agenda

Sunday, October 13

Registration Open

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Executive Committee Meeting

Time: noon - 3 p.m.

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Open only to members of the Executive Committee.

Research Foundation Fundraising Committee

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

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Open only to members of the Fundraising Committee for the NAIOP Research Foundation.

Research Foundation Research Committee

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

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Open only to members of the Research Committee for the NAIOP Research Foundation.

Research Foundation Trustees Meeting

Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Open only to Trustees for the NAIOP Research Foundation.

NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors Reception and Dinner

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Open only to members of the NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors.

Monday, October 14

Registration Open

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

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Pre-conference Course

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

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Corporate Committee Meetings

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

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  • Business Development
  • Membership and Chapter Relations
  • Tax and Finance Subcommittee
  • State and Local Subcommittee
  • Environmental and Infrastructure Subcommittee

Project Tours

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Separate fee and registration required.

Corporate Board of Directors Meeting

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

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NAIOP Annual Meeting and Passing the Gavel

Time: 11:45 a.m. - noon

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All conference attendees and NAIOP members are invited to as we show our appreciation for the excellent service and leadership of 2019 Chairman Greg Fuller, President and Chief Operating Officer, Granite Properties, Inc., and welcome the 2020 Executive Committee led by Larry Lance, Managing Partner - Equity Ventures, EverWest Real Estate Partners.

Chapter Presidents and Presidents-elect

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Strategic Networking and First-timers Sessions

Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Everyone is invited to this strategic networking event, but it is particularly valuable for industry newcomers, first-time attendees and those looking to make big strides building a strong professional network in a short period of time.

Exhibits Opens

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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Welcome Reception

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

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Strengthen existing partnerships and expand your network with new connections during this kick-off event. Meet fellow conference attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who can help you achieve your business goals.

Research Foundation Governors Dinner

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

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Open only to members and guests of the Foundation Governors.

Tuesday, October 15

Registration Open

Time: 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Exhibits Open

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

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Breakfast Keynote General Session

Time: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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Networking Break

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

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Concurrent Sessions

Time: 9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

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Student Session

Time: 9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

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Conversation Corner

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

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Networking Break

Time: 10:40 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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Concurrent Sessions

Time: 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

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Conversation Corner

Time: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

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Concurrent Sessions

Time: noon - 12:45 p.m.

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National Research Directors Meeting

Time: noon - 5 p.m.

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By invitation only.

Conversation Corner

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

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By invitation only.

Taste of L.A. Buffet Lunch

Time: 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

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Keynote General Session

Time: 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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Networking Break

Time: 3 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

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Concurrent Sessions

Time: 3:20 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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National Forums Exclusive

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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Developing Leaders Award Winners Reception

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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By invitation only.

Off-site Reception

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

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National Forums Dinners

Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Open only to members and guests of the National Forums.

Wednesday, October 16

National Forums Leadership Meeting

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

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Open only to Forums Chairs and Vice Chairs.

Keynote Breakfast

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

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Chapter Executives Meeting

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Open only to Chapter Executives.

National Forums Meetings

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

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National Forums meetings are open to Forums members only.

Closing General Session

Time: 9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

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National Forums Advisory Committee Meeting

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

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Open to members of the National Forums Advisory Committee.

Sponsors

Hotel and Travel

Hotel and Travel

Conference Hotel

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
900 W Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213-765-8600
Reservations: Call 800-228-9290 or use NAIOP’s direct booking website

Revel in luxury and a prime downtown location at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Unwind in modern, well-appointed hotel rooms and suites, which offer plush bedding, marble bathrooms, mini-refrigerators, sitting areas, ample desks and Wi-Fi. The hotel features a sparkling rooftop pool and bar, a fitness center and numerous superb dining options. Guests also have access to a serene day spa, perfect for rejuvenating. From the hotel, events at L.A. Live, the Convention Center and Staples Center are just a short walk.

Hotel Reservations

Book a room at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE for NAIOP CRE.Converge 2019 using NAIOP’s direct booking website or call reservations at 800-228-9290 and ask for the special NAIOP rate.

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE is offering a special rate of $295 single/double, exclusive of taxes. The discounted rate will be offered until Thursday, September 19, 2019, or until the room block has been filled, whichever occurs first.

Transportation, Maps and Directions

Learn more about transportation options to and from on the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE website.

Airports

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): Estimated taxi fare: $50 (one way)
  • Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR): Estimate taxi fare: $60 (one way)

Parking

Valet and self-parking are available at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

  • Self-Parking Rates: $10.00 hourly; $49 daily
  • Valet Parking Rates: $49 daily
  • Electric Car Charging: available for an additional fee of $10 for 4 hours of charging

What to Pack

Business attire is recommended for speakers and conference attendees. Average October temperatures in Los Angeles range from a daytime high of 79 degrees to an evening low of 58 degrees. Bring a sweater or jacket as temperatures in the meeting rooms may vary.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships

Partner with NAIOP to build your brand and influence key power players in commercial real estate at CRE.Converge: the premier industry event connecting developers, owners, investors, brokers and more across North America.

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Contact Christopher Ware or call 800-666-6780 ext. 127 to reserve your sponsorship today.

Who Attends?

1,300 top commercial real estate professionals. CRE.Converge delivers an ideal mix of the top commercial real estate professionals you want to meet.

Most attendees work in industrial or office real estate.

91 percent of attendees are senior management.

60 percent of attendees are developers, owners, investors or asset managers.

Who Sponsors?

Over 100 leading developers, brokers and service providers sponsored CRE.Converge in 2018.

What Attendees and Sponsors Say About CRE.Converge

“Great conference that allows you to engage in thought- provoking conversation with industry peers from around the country while opening your mind to new concepts and innovation.”

TAYLOR DAVIS
Vice President Business Development / Morgan-Keller Construction

“CRE.Converge is the best conference to attend if you are interested in learning about future trends and ideas that will impact our industry. Peer to peer networking and exchange of information is an added bonus of this conference.”

DALE R. DEKKER
Principal / Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Ltd

“Ware Malcomb has gained new relationships, increased visibility and brand exposure through NAIOP conferences, award programs and speaking opportunities. Our NAIOP partnership has been our most valuable industry group investment.”

LAWRENCE R. ARMSTRONG
CEO / Ware Malcomb

Sponsor Investment

Top Level Sponsorships # of Registrations Included Benefits Investment
Premier Ten Top recognition throughout conference, two event co-sponsorships AND exclusive sponsor item.
CHOOSE ONE: two bonus registrations, print or digital advertising space, or exhibit space in premium location.
$20,000
Platinum Four Premium recognition throughout conference, two event co-sponsorships OR exclusive sponsor item.
CHOOSE ONE: two bonus registrations, print or digital advertising space, or exhibit space in premium location.
$16,995
Standard Sponsorships # of Registrations Included Benefits Investment
Gold Three Two session or event co-sponsorships.
CHOOSE ONE: two bonus registrations, print or digital advertising space, or exhibit space.
$9,995
Silver Two One session or event co-sponsorships.
CHOOSE ONE: two bonus registrations, print or digital advertising space, or exhibit space
$8,995
Exhibits # of Registrations Included Benefits Investment
Exhibit Only Two One Networking Showcase Exhibit space. $3,995

SPONSORSHIPS FILL UP QUICKLY! Contact Christopher Ware or call 800-666-6780 ext. 127 to reserve your sponsorship today.

Committee

Committee

Thanks to the CRE.Converge 2019 Planning Committee:

Kate Nolan Bryden, Committee Chair
Vice President Development, MRP Industrial LLC

Rivka Altman
Associate Portfolio Manager, Invesco Real Estate

Jeff Bonfoey
Vice President, FCL Builders
 
Dane Chodos
Portfolio Analyst, Global Asset Management, Digital Realty Trust

John Condas
Partner, Allen Matkins

Joshua Cooke
Senior Associate, Development, USAA Real Estate Company

Juan Dorado
Project Manager, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Ltd.

Ryan Grove
Director of Development, Ryan Companies US Inc.

Kevin Jennings
Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jordan Lott
President, Lake Washington Partners

John Morris
Future Service Line Lead for CBRE Industrial and Logistics Business

Richard Myers
President, Thomas & Mack Development Group

Christopher Pearson
Senior Project Manager, Hudson Pacific Properties

Jay Riley
Director of Marketing, St. John Properties, Inc.

Bryan Rosenberg
Director, HFF

John Schwab
Partner - National Construction and Real Estate Practice Leader, Wipfli LLP

Sarah Segal
Senior Director, Informa Canada Inc.

Sara Shank
Managing Director, Beacon Capital Partners

Sharon Wortmann
Senior Vice President, JLL