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CRE.Converge

Oct. 8-10, 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada

DEALS. CONNECTIONS. TRENDS.

About CRE.Converge

Date: Tuesday, October 08, 2024 - Thursday, October 10, 2024

Where: Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Industrial, office, mixed-use, multifamily. Networking, education, project tours and special events. It all converges at NAIOP’s fall conference!

 

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Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

Monday, October 07, 2024
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11:30 a.m.

Registration Open

11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT
12 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. PT

Open only to members of the Executive Committee.

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2 p.m.

Research Foundation Fundraising Committee Meeting

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. PT

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

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3 p.m.

Research Foundation Visionaries Program Committee Meeting

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. PT

Open only to members of the NAIOP Research Foundation Visionaries Program Committee.

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3 p.m.

Research Foundation Research Committee Meeting

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. PT

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

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4 p.m.

Research Foundation Trustees Meeting

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

Open only to Trustees for the NAIOP Research Foundation.

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6 p.m.

NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors Reception and Dinner

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. PT

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

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Day 2 Agenda

Tuesday, October 08, 2024
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7:30 a.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. PT
7 a.m.

Espresso Bar Open

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT
8 a.m.

Local Project Tours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PT

*Exact timing and available project tours to be determined

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9:30 a.m.

NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors Meeting

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

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

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11:45 a.m.

NAIOP Annual Meeting and Passing of the Gavel

11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT

All conference attendees and NAIOP members are invited to as we show our appreciation for the excellent service and leadership of 2024 Chair Brian Walker, Burns Scalo Real Estate, and welcome the 2025 Executive Committee led by Alexander Thomson, Prevail Consultants.

 

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12 p.m.

Joint Governors and Industry Trends Task Force

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. PT

Open only to Foundation Governors and members of the Industry Trends group.

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12:30 p.m.

Chapter Presidents and Presidents-elect

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

Open to Chapter Presidents and Presidents-elect.

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4 p.m.

Exhibits Open

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. PT
4 p.m.

NAIOP Gives Back Event: U.S. Hunger

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. PT

NAIOP is kicking off CRE.Converge with a fun, high-energy and hands-on meal packing event. Join your colleagues, friends and new connections as we pack 15,000 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 local community.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join us! RSVP for the event when you register for the conference.

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4:30 p.m.

CRE Talk: Tapping into Your Natural Instincts for Effective Networking

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

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. While as humans we can be fearful of strangers, at our genetic core we are pack animals and must work together to survive. Understanding these base instincts is the critical missing link when it comes to networking, which is the first step in any sales effort. Participate in this interactive workshop to understand how to work WITH these instincts and not AGAINST them.

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5 p.m.

Welcome Reception

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. PT
7 p.m.

Research Foundation Governors Dinner

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

By invitation only.

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7 p.m.

Developing Leaders Exclusive Event: Viva Las Vegas

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

Hangover Suite

Ticketed event; $99 USD / $131 CAD fee.
Location: "Hangover Suite", Caesars Palace

Join us for an unforgettable networking event in the iconic "Hangover Suite" from the blockbuster movie! Take in the breathtaking views of the famed Las Vegas Strip while mingling with rising leaders from across the NAIOP chapter network. Reserve your ticket now to secure your spot in this exclusive event. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect, collaborate and build lasting relationships in one of the most memorable settings Las Vegas has to offer.

Grab your ticket and get ready for an evening of networking like no other!

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 3 Agenda

Wednesday, October 09, 2024
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7:30 a.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT
8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Keynote General Session

8:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. PT
10 a.m.

Exhibits Open

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT
10 a.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

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

CRE Talk: NAIOP Federal Legislative and Political Update

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PT

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. This talk will provide an update on NAIOP’s federal legislative priorities and a political update.

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10:15 a.m.

CRE Talk: The ROI of Analytics for Multifamily

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PT

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. Hear common use cases and success stories of multifamily projects that have best leveraged data for critical decisionmaking. Explore the opportunities for optimizing performance through cost reduction and improved operational efficiencies.

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10:15 a.m.

Alternative Financing on the Path to Sustainable Development

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

This panel – a diverse mix of development, financing, and sustainability experts – will delve into the realm of alternative financing, an emerging strategy that champions sustainable and financially accretive development. Gain a comprehensive understanding of this novel approach, including how these instruments contribute to building a robust capital stack, practical strategies for securing sign-off from senior leaders, insights into how to navigate negotiations and approvals, and more. Understanding the impact on the bottom line of a portfolio, attendees will gain the knowledge needed to optimize financial returns while contributing to sustainable development goals.

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10:15 a.m.

Navigating Trends in Industrial Real Estate Development

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

Hear from a panel of key players working across the industry who will discuss why industrial real estate remains a pivotal asset in the current market and how developers and owners are anticipating and adapting to evolving trends. The panel will address how global supply chain issues and the continued strength of e-commerce are impacting industrial; the legal intricacies of industrial development, from zoning challenges to nuances of lease agreements; adaptive reuse and sustainability and how these ideas will impact future development and transform existing structures; investment strategies and risk management in financing industrial development; and more.

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10:15 a.m.

Real Estate on the Strip

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

The Las Vegas Strip is a “category of one” (to quote Steve Hill), in that the relatively small eight-mile footprint has evolved to serve as the economic engine for the entire state of Nevada. A panel of experts will discuss how the Strip serves as a case study for the rest of the country in terms of its ability to achieve maximum “economic density” – of uses, of improvements, of patrons, etc. Learn about how the area has evolved over time, the activities that generate the most economic impact, the role of local government in building economic density, what's next for CRE on the Strip and more.

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10:15 a.m.

Student Session

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

Join us for a moderated discussion with the 2024 NAIOP Developing Leader Award winners.

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11:10 a.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT
11:30 a.m.

CRE Talk: Nevada Legislative and Political Update

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT
11:30 a.m.

CRE Talk: Retail

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT
11:30 a.m.

Session: Capital Markets Update

11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. PT
11:30 a.m.

Good Neighbors, Targeted Incentives and the Key Challenges in Data Center Development

11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. PT

This session will explore the opportunities and hurdles (both technical and political) presented by the rapid growth of the data center industry and the impact that these projects can have on communities. Experts will discuss how companies can develop strategies to enhance the attractiveness of data center projects by being a good neighbor; identify the two primary types of targeted incentives that can help make data centers an economic success story; and share strategies to address the hurdles that new projects may face, including increasing difficulties in site selection, limits on available utilities, public pressures in response to increased development, and others.

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11:30 a.m.

Session: Office

11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. PT
12:30 p.m.

Lunch Keynote General Session

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT
2:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. PT
2:30 p.m.

CEO/Company Leadership Meeting

2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. PT

By invitation only.

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2:40 p.m.

CRE Talk: Competitive Advantage through Property Tax Mitigation

2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. PT

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. Though often considered a fixed, or at least inflexible, expense, property taxes can be managed and mitigated with advanced planning and an appropriately aggressive approach to appeals. This talk, led by a leading national property tax litigator familiar with markets across the country, will use case studies and real examples to equip property owners, managers, and developers with the tools to reduce their property tax burden and gain competitive advantage.

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2:40 p.m.

CRE Talk: Office

2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. PT
2:40 p.m.

CRE Talk: Sports and Entertainment's Impact on CRE in the Las Vegas Market

2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. PT

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. Hear from local experts who will discuss how the surge of sports and entertainment has affected the Las Vegas commercial real estate market and what others can learn in terms of attracting similar businesses, financing these projects and redeveloping the areas surrounding them.

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2:45 p.m.

Session: Mixed-use

2:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. PT
3:20 p.m.

CRE Talk: Leveraging Foreign Trade Zones to Maximize ROI

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. PT

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. In this talk, explore how use of the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) program by importers, exporters and 3PLs can provide significant cost savings; strengthen and expedite the supply chain; drive compliance and inventory accuracy; and provide flexible options despite unplanned global logistics disruptions.

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3:20 p.m.

CRE Talk: Powering the Real Estate Investment Process with GPT

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. PT

CRE Talks are interactive sessions that follow a small-group discussion format. This discussion will cover the impact of ChatGPT and similar technologies on CRE investment and asset management processes. Learn how AI can help identify investment opportunities and optimize returns, drive portfolio growth, and cut costs by automating manual work and leveraging data at scale.

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3:20 p.m.

CRE Talk: Toronto Market Outlook

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. PT
3:35 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibits

3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. PT
4 p.m.

CRE Talk: Future of Downtowns

4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT
4 p.m.

CRE Talk: Mixed-use

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

Special Reception at OMNIA

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

Omnia Terrace Omnia Terrace

Kick off CRE.Converge with the ultimate Vegas experience! The legendary OMNIA nightclub, located within Caesars Palace, combines world-class service with unforgettable views and elite entertainment. Join us on the terrace for delicious food, an open bar, and music to move you – courtesy of our dedicated DJ. See you there!

Open to all conference attendees.

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7 p.m.

National Forums Dinners

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. PT

Open only to National Forums members and their guests.

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Day 4 Agenda

Thursday, October 10, 2024
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7:30 a.m.

Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PT
8 a.m.

Breakfast Keynote General Session: Nikki Greenberg, Real Estate Futurist

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

Nikki Greenberg

Nikki Greenberg, Real Estate Futurist

Nikki Greenberg is a world-leading futurist focused on the trends and technologies shaping cities of the future. A true digital nomad with an international career that has spanned the U.S., Asia, and Australia, she has held cross-functional leadership positions with a focus on innovation and design. She’ll explore the convergence of real space and cyberspace, sharing the possibilities of emerging technologies and introducing innovative ways of thinking.

 

 

 

 

 

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9:45 a.m.

Chapter Executives Meeting

9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT

Open only to NAIOP Chapter Executives.

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9:45 a.m.

National Forums Meetings

9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. PT

Open to Forums members only.

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Keynote Speakers

Nikki Greenberg, Real Estate Futurist

Breakfast Keynote General Session, Oct. 10, 2024

Nikki Greenberg is a world-leading futurist focused on the trends and technologies shaping cities of the future. A true digital nomad with an international career that has spanned the U.S., Asia, and Australia, she has held cross-functional leadership positions with a focus on innovation and design. She’ll explore the convergence of real space and cyberspace, sharing the possibilities of emerging technologies and introducing innovative ways of thinking.

Nikki Greenberg

Chuck Todd

 

Chuck Todd, NBC Chief Political Analyst

Keynote General Session, Oct. 9, 2024

Chuck Todd offers a comprehensive picture of the ever-changing political landscape. He’ll interpret the most pressing issues facing the country today and offer his insight and analysis into Washington politics and the current administration. A seasoned journalist and TV veteran, his unparalleled perspective on the media’s relationship with Washington and balanced scrutiny of politicians and current events delivers an entertaining and edifying experience you won’t soon forget.

NAIOP Gives Back: U.S. Hunger

U.S. Hunger

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4-5 p.m.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas

NAIOP is kicking off CRE.Converge with a fun, high-energy and hands-on meal packing event. Join your colleagues, friends and new connections as we pack 15,000 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 local community.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join us! RSVP for the event when you register for the conference.

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Registration

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*Early discounted rates end Friday, August 9, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

Register for CRE.Converge and save 20% off your registration for I.CON Cold Storage, Oct. 7, Caesars Palace Las Vegas!
Your unique promo code will be sent via email following your CRE.Converge registration.

 

Member Type Early*
through Aug. 9th
Standard
 
Member $1,105 $1,410
Developing Leader Member $905 $1,145
Nonmember $1,545 $1,845

Prices listed are in USD.

 

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The premier industry event connecting developers, owners, investors, brokers and more from across North America. NAIOP sponsorship plans provide you with a unique opportunity to build your brand and influence key power players in CRE.

 

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