CRE Talks

CRE Talks

These small-format sessions allow you to dive deeper into niche topics or trends with a smaller group. Speakers give a 15-minute presentation and then shift the conversation, acting as a facilitator and inviting comments, experiences, insights and questions from those around the room.




Office-as-a-Service: Is your Portfolio Ready?
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 9:25 - 10:15 a.m. ET

Today's office occupiers are increasingly seeking flexibility in the workplace and owners and operators are quickly repositioning to unlock dynamic spaces, services and amenities to meet those needs. To successfully align to their evolving workspace requirements, though, means having secure, holistic and empowering technology capabilities and a long-term strategic approach to building next-generation office experiences. Join Chris James, SVP Business Development at essensys for a fireside chat with Annie Rinker, Director, Innovation at Hines as we explore the strategies that owners and operators are developing to keep pace with a quickly evolving office market.

Chris James, Senior Vice President Business Development, essensys
Annie Rinker, Director of Office Innovation, Hines

State of the South Florida Office and Industrial Market
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 10:35 - 11:25 a.m. ET

The CRE.Converge conference returned to Florida this year for the first time since 2005, and the office and industrial markets have changed a lot since then! In this CRE Talk, Kenneth Krasnow with Colliers will share his on-the-ground market knowledge, including the current state of the markets in South Florida, and kick off a conversation about opportunities for commercial real estate in the area, what’s driving demand, potential future growth, and more.

Kenneth M. Krasnow, Vice Chairman Institutional Investor Services, Colliers

C-PACE: The Powerful Financing Tool You Should Know
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. ET

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) makes it possible for commercial property owners and developers to obtain low-cost, long-term, non-recourse financing for capital expenditures that impact the energy and water performance of commercial and multi-family real estate. In this talk, explore how to utilize C-PACE, the types of projects it can fund, how it differs from mezzanine financing, and more.

Kate Cusack, Vice President, Originations, Greenworks Lending from Nuveen

Southwest Industrial, Medical/Life Sciences and Office Market Outlook
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 3:05-3:50 p.m. ET

The greater Southwest market is hot and continues to get hotter. The industrial market has seen massive growth from Phoenix to Las Vegas and beyond, the office market continues to trade at high rates, and the medical/life sciences market continues to develop. This session features experts from Institutional Property Advisors who will cover the current state of the markets in the greater Southwest and economic trends in the region; what’s driving demand; what challenges are ahead; and the opportunities for commercial real estate developers and investors.

Peter Bauman, Senior Director, Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap
Tivon Moffitt, Senior Director, Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap

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