National Forums Symposium 2023

May 17-19, 2023
Boston, Massachusetts


About National Forums Symposium

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - Thursday, May 18, 2023

Where: Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts

NAIOP’s National Forums Symposium brings together prominent industry professionals from across North America to share best practices, strengthen relationships with fellow Forums partners, and identify how best to capitalize on business opportunities. Learn more about NAIOP’s National Forums program.

National Forums Symposium Flickr Album

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Day 1 Agenda

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
7 a.m.


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

Executive Committee Meeting

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

By invitation only. Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

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4 p.m.

Research Foundation Trustees Meeting

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

By invitation only.

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6 p.m.

Off-site: NAIOP Research Foundation Governors' Reception and Dinner

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET

By invitation only.

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Day 2 Agenda

Thursday, May 18, 2023
7:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET
8:30 a.m.

Research Foundation Governors and Industry Trends Task Force Meeting

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

By Invitation Only. Breakfast will be served.

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9 a.m.

Workshop: Negotiating to Win

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

SOLD OUT. A waitlist is available.

Great negotiators play to win, and their understanding of the tools and tactics of the trade help them secure more value for their clients. This workshop will help you to identify common negotiating tactics so you can neutralize them and succeed in negotiation.

Open to all Forums members; space is limited. Pre-registration is required and is complimentary. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Michael J. Lipsey, CCIM, CRB, CPM, MICP, President, The Lipsey Company

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1:30 p.m.

Off-site Project Tours

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

Ticketed events. Times vary within window.

Boston Scientific Global Distribution Center Tour
1:15-4:30 p.m., Bus departs at 1:30 p.m.
Only open to U.S. citizens per site security protocols.

The Fenway Tour
1-3:30 p.m., Bus departs 1:15 p.m.

Space is limited; register now!

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2 p.m.

CEO/Company Leadership Groups 1 and 2 Meetings

2 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET
4:30 p.m.

National Forums Leadership Reception

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

By invitation only.

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5:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

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

Presented by Rockefeller Group.

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7 p.m.

Forum Dinners

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET
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Day 3 Agenda

Friday, May 19, 2023
6:45 a.m.


6:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. ET

Breakfast will be served until 8 a.m.

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8 a.m.

Keynote General Session

8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. ET

Hear an economic outlook – and what it all means for commercial real estate – from commercial real estate economist and quantitative investment strategist Heidi Learner, head of innovation for Altus Group.

Heidi Learner


Heidi Learner, Head of Innovation, Altus Group







Presented by Link Logistics Real Estate.

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9:30 a.m.

National Forums Meetings

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

Lunch will be served at 12Noon.

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Additional options for elevating your conference experience.

Project tours giving you an up-close look at commercial real estate in the Boston area.

 - Boston Scientific Global Distribution Center Tour

 - The Fenway Tour

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Tours for National Forums Symposium


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Registration Fees



All registrations processed online receive an automatic order confirmation and receipt. If you register via fax, mail, or phone, a receipt must be requested by contacting education@naiop.org.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation notices should be sent to the NAIOP Education Department education@naiop.org or faxed to (703) 674-1471.


Recording and Videography

Attendees of National Forums Symposium may be captured by audio and video and consent to appear in conference recordings and promotional materials. For questions or to request not to appear in conference recordings, email hamilton@naiop.org.


Special Accommodations

Do you require a special accommodation to participate in this meeting? i.e., specific dietary needs (kosher/halal), audio captioning, mobility assistance, etc.? Please email education@naiop.org at least 7 days prior to the conference with your specific request.


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