Sept. 27-29, 2021
Miami Beach, Florida


About CRE.Converge

CRE.Converge - Deals. Connections. Trends.

Date: Monday, September 27, 2021 - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Where: Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Florida

Reconnect with your colleagues and partners across North America at CRE.Converge, NAIOP’s annual conference covering all aspects of commercial real estate! There’s no match for the energy and friendly atmosphere that are a signature of the event. Hear from the brightest minds in the business and come away reenergized with new professional connections and insights, all while enjoying beautiful Miami Beach.

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Day 1 Agenda

Sunday, September 26, 2021
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Day 2 Agenda

Monday, September 27, 2021
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Day 3 Agenda

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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Day 4 Agenda

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Keynote Speakers

Grant Hill
Basketball Legend
Commercial Real Estate Entrepreneur

Hall of Fame basketball player, charismatic television personality, successful businessman and philanthropist, Grant Hill is one of the most accomplished NBA and college players of his generation.

A 1994 graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Hill was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a first-ballot member of the 2018 class. The seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NCAA champion has made the successful transition from 19 years as a professional athlete to a highly successful business leader.

He is an owner and vice chairman of the board of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, and founder and chairman of Hill Ventures, a private company through which he has successfully invested in and developed more than $200 million of commercial real estate. Hill has also been selected to serve as managing director for USA Basketball Men’s National Team following the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. Hill divides his time between his family, business interests, corporate boards and philanthropy.

Grant Hill

Hessam Nadji

Hessam Nadji
President and CEO
Marcus & Millichap

Hessam Nadji is president and chief executive officer of Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services. Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap has grown to more than 2,000 investment sales and financing professionals with offices throughout the United States and Canada.

Nadji joined Marcus & Millichap in 1996 as vice president of research and advisory services and positioned the firm as a leading provider of market trends, analyses and expertise. In 2010, Nadji assumed the leadership role for all of the firm’s national specialty brokerage divisions, which grew rapidly under his supervision. Nadji also played a leading role in the preparation and execution of the firm’s IPO in 2013 as Marcus & Millichap’s chief strategy officer.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in information management and computer science from City University in Seattle. Mr. Nadji is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council executive committee, the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers and NAIOP.

Jon Paul Pérez
President, Related Group

Jon Paul “JP” Pérez currently serves as president of Related Group, one of the country’s most prolific and respected real estate development firms. Within this role, Pérez is responsible for overseeing development operations across the company’s various divisions, managing land acquisition efforts and leading the procurement of major construction financing. As part of Related’s Executive Committee, he works with the firm’s C-level executives and division presidents to establish corporate priorities, growth strategies and other key companywide initiatives. He is also working to accelerate the organization’s innovation efforts, which include strategic investments in disruptive technologies, forging industry partnerships and recruiting promising talent.

Jon Paul Pérez

Mark Zandi

Mark Zandi
Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics
Co-founder, Moody's Economy.com

Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research, and a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.

He is a trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis for businesses, journalists and the public. Dr. Zandi frequently testifies before Congress and conducts regular briefings on the economy for corporate boards, trade associations, and policymakers at all levels.

He is on the board of directors of MGIC, the nation’s largest private mortgage insurance company, and is the lead director of Reinvestment Fund, one of the nation’s largest community development financial institutions, which makes investments in underserved communities.

Health and Safety Protocols

The safety and well-being of conference attendees are top priorities for NAIOP. For meetings in 2021, NAIOP will follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for events and gatherings, working with the host hotel to follow protocols based on current national, local and health advisories and requirements.

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Advance registration is now closed. Not registered? Please register with us on-site at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Member Type On-site
Member $1,395
Florida Chapter Member $845
Developing Leader Member $1,095
Nonmember $1,795

Local Chapter includes NAIOP Florida Chapters.

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NAIOP Gives Back: U.S. Hunger

U.S. Hunger

Monday, Sept. 27, 4-5 p.m.
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach

NAIOP is kicking off CRE.Converge 2021 with a fun, high-energy and hands-on meal packing event. Join your colleagues, friends and new connections as we pack 20,000 meals for people struggling with food insecurity in partnership with U.S. Hunger. Attendees will form teams of 10, work side by side to assemble healthy meals, battle other teams in fun challenges, all in support of the greater Miami community.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join us!

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