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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Thursday, May 3, 2018
New York, NY
NAIOP's National Forums Symposium returns to New York City in 2018 by popular demand! Join your group and more than 700 fellow Forum members in the city synonymous with world-class real estate and cutting-edge development.
Connect with industry leaders, learn best practices from across the country and see the latest development projects you've read about at the National Forums Symposium 2018, May 1-3, 2018, in New York City.
Your fellow Forum members will be there – don't miss out.
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11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
noon - 3 p.m.
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Open only to members of the NAIOP Executive Committee.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Open only to members of the Research Foundation Fundraising Committee.
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open only to members of the Research Foundation Trustees.
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Open only to members of the NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors.
6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Breakfast will be served.
By invitation only.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
This workshop is being provided as a no-cost benefit to members of any of the National Forums.
See the Workshop tab for details and registration information.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lunch will be served.
Open only to members of the NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors.
1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Witness the transformation of 1271 Avenue of the Americas, where a comprehensive $325 million renovation is underway to convert the former Time-Life Building from a single-tenant to a multi-tenanted office building. Major elements of the renovation project include the replacement of the building’s glass curtain wall, allowing approximately 60 percent more light into the interior space, as well as restoration of the building’s landmarked lobby.
Line up in lobby at 1:45 pm.
THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT. To be added to a wait list, please email email@example.com.
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Take an exclusive tour of Convene’s newest property in New York City, 101 Greenwich Street, which hosts nearly 60,000 square feet of full-service meeting, event and flexible workspace, and serves as Convene’s corporate headquarters. Experience the hospitality Convene is best known for on this tour with “surprise and delight” experiences on each of Convene’s three floors in the building, and get a firsthand look at how Convene partners with the world’s largest landlords to deliver amenities and services to tenants of Class A office buildings around the U.S. Convene’s co-founder Chris Kelly and members of the company’s real estate team will be available for questions throughout the duration of the tour.
Bus, walking tour; limited to 49 people.
2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. With over 4 million square feet of space, the Yard is now home to over 330 businesses employing more than 7,000 people and generating over $2B per year in economic impact for New York City. Building on the Yard’s history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre, waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers. Come hear the complete story from members of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and take a tour of the facility.
Bus, walking tour; limited to 44 people.
Limited space remains. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
2:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Take an elevated tour of Manhattan’s West Side with a walk on the High Line, one of the city’s most popular and scenic parks. Once a historic freight line, the 1.45-mile High Line gained new life as a public park thanks to partnerships between a non-profit conservancy and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. Bring your walking shoes and explore the history, architecture, art and horticulture of the High Line while enjoying some of the best views of the city. Friends of the High Line Co-Founder and Executive Director Robert Hammond and Former President of CSX Real Property Steve Crosby will share how this unique adaptive reuse project evolved and has served as a catalyst for new development in the area.
Bus, walking tour; limited to 25 people.
Limited space remains, please contact email@example.com to check availability.
2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hear from the developer, architect and engineers behind Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the United States. The site will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, state-of-the-art office towers, more than 100 shops and a collection of select restaurants. The urban development will include approximately 4,000 residences; The Shed, a new center for artistic invention; 14 acres of public open space; a 750-seat public school and a luxury hotel.
THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT. To be added to a waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk with the team behind Cornell University’s new talent incubator campus being developed on New York City’s Roosevelt Island. When all phases of the development have been completed, the project will span 2 million square feet and cost an estimated $2 billion. The city provided the university with $100 million in capital funding for the project to help create a tech talent stream that will fuel the growth of technology startups in New York City. The tour also includes a visit to Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park at the southern part of the island.
Bus, walking tour; limited to 20 people.
2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Line up in lobby at 2:45pm.
Walking tour; limited to 25 people. This tour is a repeat of the one offered at 2 p.m.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
7 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Less than a decade ago, Uber, AirBnB and WeWork didn’t exist. Today, one is worth more on paper than Ford Motor, another more than Hyatt, and the third more than Boston Properties. Why? The short answer is that there’s an app for all that, but the truth is more complicated — how and where we live, how we move, and how we work are all being disrupted. The rise of coworking, co-living, ride-hailing and placemaking all point to new possibilities for networking, re-purposing, and more intensively utilizing what was previously just a house, a car, an office or a street. How we perceive cities, how we use them, and how we find each other within them has been transformed by our ability to connect, to summon services on demand, and to analyze and harness our increasingly sophisticated “data exhaust” (e.g. location data, likes, check-ins, taxi and Uber trips, and more).
In his talk, NewCities Foundation’s Greg Lindsay describes how cities‐as‐a‐service are changing how we live, work, move and more — and the new real estate, services and business model opportunities this creates.
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open only to members of the National Forums.
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Off-site at Rockefeller Group: The Underground at 1221 Avenue of the Americas
(Enter the event through the lower plaza at the corner of W 49th Street and 6th Avenue.)
Rockefeller Group is one of the most trusted names in real estate – a leading developer, owner and investor, known for pioneering large-scale urban mixed-use development, and today remains committed to the development of innovative, high-quality properties that create long-term economic and civic value. RockefellerGroup.com
Prologis is the leading owner, operator and developer of logistics real estate with approximately 684 million square feet (64 million square meters) owned and under management in 19 countries on four continents.
USAA Real Estate, with over $20 billion in AUM, provides co-investment, acquisition, build-to-suit and development services for corporate and institutional investors and arranges commercial mortgage loans on behalf of affiliates. The portfolio consists of office, medical office, industrial/logistics, multifamily, retail and hotel properties.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.
Founded in 1948, Majestic Realty Co is the oldest and largest privately owned real estate developers in the country, providing a full range of development services from the initial land acquisition, entitlement, development and property management.
With offices throughout the US and Canada, and the largest sales force of investment specialists, Marcus & Millichap is a leading commercial real estate brokerage. We provide unparalleled services to clients, including the largest pool of private and institutional investors.
Newmark Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. With more than 15,000 professionals operating from over 400 offices, we provide a fully integrated platform of services to tenants, owners, investors and developers of office, industrial and all property types.
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company comprises 2,600 real estate professionals in 82 offices.
CenterPoint is focused on the development, redevelopment, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America's principal freight lanes.
Wipfli ranks among the top 20 CPA and business consulting firms in the nation, providing insights and solutions to over 7,300 construction and real estate companies to help them meet their goals and stay profitable. For more information, visit wipfli.com.
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All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations of Spouse Program registrations received after April 9, 2018, will be charged a fee of $35 per attendee. Cancellations received after April 23, 2018, will forfeit the registration fee and/or surcharge (if applicable). No refunds will be made for no-shows. Cancellation notices should be sent to the NAIOP Education Department email@example.com or faxed to (703) 674-1471.
NAIOP sponsorship plans provide you with a unique opportunity to build your brand and influence key power players in commercial real estate.
Sponsorships for NAIOP’s highest level gathering are available only current NAIOP Industry Partners. You must be an Industry Partner to sponsor the National Forums Symposium.
Secure your sponsorship today: Contact Christopher Ware via email or call 703-904-7100, ext. 127.
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel offers travelers a unique vantage point from which to experience the colorful culture and unrivaled energy of New York City. Seamlessly access top attractions like Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Times Square during your stay at the Sheraton New York Times Square.
The Sheraton New York Times Square is offering a discounted rate of $299 single/double, exclusive of taxes. The discounted rate will be offered until Friday, April 6, 2018, or until the room block has been filled, whichever occurs first.
Transportation, Maps and Directions
Visit the Sheraton New York Times Square website for information on the local area, including maps, and local attractions.
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $60 per day through Park Serv LLC. Self-parking is not available. The valet parking entrance is located on 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. For SUV pricing, please contact the garage at 212-397-9028.
May temperatures in New York City range from an average high of 68 degrees to a low of 50 degrees.
Wednesday, May 2
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.
Plan to arrive in New York City on Tuesday, May 1, as the workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
This workshop is being provided as a no-cost benefit to members of any of the National Forums. Select this event during your event registration.
Bring your leadership to a new pinnacle of excellence with this interactive workshop. Learn best practices to not only guide your department or company through change but to encourage team members to support and even embrace the process. Workshop participants will analyze how they can communicate their intentions clearly in order to effectively lead others.