Seismic Shift in Office: Seattle Meeting

Oct. 17, 2023
Seattle, Washington


Seismic Shift in Office: Seattle Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Where: Seattle, Washington

Demand, the availability of credit and financing, and adaptive reuse of the space are top of mind as we consider the office market and the future of work.

NAIOP has been dedicated to the success of the office sector for more than 50 years. This is the second meeting hosted this year by NAIOP on these important conversations.

This is an invitation-only program. If you’d like to learn more about attending, contact Kathryn Hamilton.



Day 1 Agenda

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
8 a.m.

Introductions by Marc Selvitelli, NAIOP CEO

8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. PT
8:15 a.m.

Post Pandemic Strategies for the Seattle Office Market

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

What strategies are the City of Seattle and surrounding markets employing to revitalize their central business districts? A panel of experts will discuss linkages between commercial real estate and the fiscal health of city, a movement to return to the office, and crime/safety concerns. Learn how Seattle has been impacted by an increase in office workers who are performing their jobs remotely, as well as what office owners are seeing in terms of vacancy, leasing, return to the office, and areas of opportunity.


Raymond Connell, Managing Director, Holland Partner Group

Alexander Finale, Senior Project Manager and Facility Planner, Meta

Charlie Foushee, Executive Vice President, Skanska

Josh Harris, Founder, Lakemont Group

Marco Lowe, Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Mayor, City of Seattle

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9:15 a.m.

Office Demand: Presentation and Group Discussion

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PT

Phil Mobley, National Director of Office Analytics, CoStar, will provide a national overview of the office market and current conditions, providing content for general discussion following his remarks.

Then share the current status of return to work in your markets, including what tenants expectations for amenities, space requirements and more, in a group discussion moderated by Josh Harris, Lakewood Group.


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10:15 a.m.

Conversions and New Uses for Office in West Coast Markets

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PT

What are the opportunities for office in West Coast markets? What spaces are prime for conversion, and what can be doing with obsolete spaces? Our speakers will share their holistic approaches, including possible policy solutions, incentives, public-private partnerships and more.


Karin Liljegren, Founder and Principal, Omgivning

Michael Vander Ploeg, Principal, DLR

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11:15 a.m.

Wrap Up/Final Thoughts

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT
11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT
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