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The Power of RE

REasoning, REsilience & REsponsibility 

Defining moments come along once or twice in a generation. Leaders, like you face a myriad of important and difficult decisions. You are REsponsibly balancing health, safety, and financial implications. Through quick and resourceful actions you’re determining how your enterprise emerges from the current crisis. Rethinking the future of real estate with thoughtful REasoning is the power of RE to move beyond adaptation to building REsilience.


Times noted on Agenda are local Atlanta, EDT.


Monday, 26 October

Time Title Type Location
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Morning Yoga Networking Virtual
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM Welcome - State of the Association Virtual

Speakers: Angela Cain, CEO, CoreNet Global
Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR, CoreNet Global Board of Directors Chair

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Virtual
12:05 PM – 12:50 PM Economic Outlook Series - Part 1
  COVID-19. The unexpected happened. The pandemic brought broad segments of the economy to a halt and is causing an unprecedented global economic slowdown.

Speakers: K.C. Conway, Chief Economist, CCIM Institute
Kevin Thorpe, Chief Economist, Global Head of Research, Cushman & Wakefield

Topics: Geopolitics, Market Conditions, Portfolio Management

12:05 PM – 12:50 PM The Corporate Real Estate Transformation Agenda in the Wake of COVID-19 Virtual
  This is an unprecedented period of crisis, transformation, and change. COVID-19 is impacting industries, corporations and communities, as well as our personal and professional lives.

Speakers: Karen Ellzey, Executive Managing Director, CBRE
Michael T. Ford, Vice President & Partner Global Real Estate, Microsoft
Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Director, Bloomberg American Health Initiative, and Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins University | Bloomberg School of Public Health

Topics: Corporate Real Estate, Wellness

12:05 PM – 12:35 PM Organizational Health During a Pandemic: The Importance of a Strong Real Estate and HR Partnership Virtual
  The role of Corporate Real Estate is continually evolving to align more with what were previously considered to be HR metrics like attrition and engagement.

Speakers: Yuka Shimada, HR & GA Director – Japan, Unilever Japan Holdings K.K.
Ben Waber, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Humanyze

Topics: Partnering, Talent, Workplace Culture

12:55 PM – 1:10 PM Tech Demo: Return to the Workplace Safely & Confidently
  Employees are ready to get back into the workplace and you want to be prepared to keep them both safe and productive. Watch this tech demo to see how IBM TRIRIGA helps you make sure your facilities are ready for re-entry by tracking critical initiatives like installation of new barriers & personal protective equipment (PPE) access, monitoring of who is using your spaces and when, configuring seating to meet social distancing guidelines and making the most of outdoor spaces.

Speakers: David Blanch, Offering Manager, IBM Tririga
Traves Peterson, Sr. Technical Specialist, IBM

Topics: Wellness, Technology & the Built Environment

12:55 PM – 2:10 PM Exhibit Hall Virtual - Exhibit Hall
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Tech Demo - In the Future Workplace, We Will Prioritize People Over Place
  The drop in workplace use triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a universal inquiry into the future of the office.

Speakers: Brian Haines, VP of Strategy, FM:Systems

Topics: Data Analytics, Workplace

1:35 PM – 1:50 PM Tech Demo: How to Manage Space in the Connected Workplace
  Join this session to see how Nuvolo delivers a modern Connected Workplace (IWMS) system and dive into the future of space management.

Areas covered in this session:
  • Space Planning
  • Move Scenarios
  • Space Reservations
  • Cleaning Rounds
  • Wayfinding
  • Space Reporting

Speakers: Jason Gluck, Senior Solution Consultant, Nuvolo

Topics: Technology & Data Management

1:55 PM – 2:10 PM Tech Demo: Simplifying Workspace Insights with Conexus Data Stories
  As the workplace de-centralizes and working preferences evolve, how do you: Create a workplace strategy for a distributed workforce? Make sound real estate decisions? Understand the elastic supply and demand of your disrupted workplace?

Speakers: Sandra Panara, Director of Workspace Insights, Relogix

Topics: Technology Data Management

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Prioritizing Humanity – Examining Racism Today
  Achieving racial equity in the workplace is one of the most important issues that companies will tackle in the coming decade.

Speakers: Nita Mosby Tyler, PhD, Chief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project LLC

Topics: Change Management, Diversity & Inclusion

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Reworking Work: Emerging Stronger with Technology Virtual
  At some point, workforces around the world will begin returning to work locations. This will not be a simple flick of a switch from “off” to “on.” A myriad of factors must be considered to develop workplace strategies that are mapped to specific requirements. Discover the future of the workplace at IBM and what they are doing to prepare their employees to return to the workplace. See how Watson Works technology is helping companies planning for a safe return by combining planning capabilities with critical employee, community health, and workplace data.

Speakers: Kendra DeKeyrel, Director, Offering Management, IBM
Marianne Flores, Director, Integrated Solutions Center of Excellence, IBM

Topics: Technology & Data Management, Wellness, Workplace Strategy

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM How to Manage a Construction Site During COVID-19 Virtual
  Oracle Industries Innovation Lab (a simulated worksite for testing and exploring cutting-edge technologies) was expanding and was an actual construction worksite, full of workers, equipment, and materials.

Speakers: Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD, Executive Director, Innovation Officer, Oracle Global Business Units

Topics: Construction, Innovation

2:50 PM – 3:20 PM Redefining the Purpose of the Office: Verizon’s Hospitality Mindset
  Now that the workplace extends to our homes, when we choose to come together, the purpose is for meaningful experiences that support the basic human need for connection.

Speakers: Sonya Dufner, Principal, Gensler
Dirk Schlotter, Director Global Real Estate & Supply Chain, Verizon Communications

Topics: Talent, Workplace, Workplace Design

2:50 PM – 3:20 PM Planning for the Next Black Swan Event
  It’s not a matter of if, but when, the next unpredictable event will hit. And of course, what it will be.

Speakers: Julia Cooper, Vice President, HOK
Kay Sargent, MCR.w, Senior Principal - Director of WorkPlace, HOK

Topics: Risk Management, Workplace Design

3:25 PM – 3:40 PM Focus 15 - Future of Flexible Workspace – Why the Future is Bright Virtual
  The COVID-19 pandemic has sped up trends that had already begun to transform occupiers’ approaches to workspace. Now, the benefits of flexible workspace solutions have never been more pronounced.

Speakers: Francesco De Camilli, Vice President, Head of Flexible Workplace Consulting, Colliers International

Topics: Co-working & Flexible Workspace

3:25 PM – 3:55 PM Climate Change and the Built Environment
  Climate change and its effects on the environment has important implications for the construction, maintenance, and operation of buildings and infrastructure.

Speakers: Paul Kirshen, PhD, Professor and Director of the Stone Living Lab, University of Massachusetts Boston

Topics: Risk Management, Sustainability

3:25 PM – 4:00 PM Awards & Recognition Program Virtual - Awards Program

Speakers: Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR, CoreNet Global Board of Directors Chair

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Focus 15 - How COVID-19 is Shaping the Future of Well-being at Work
  The well-being potential of every one of us depends on the environment in which we live and systems in which we operate. And the success of every organization depends on creating opportunities for individuals to thrive and fulfill their potential. During this interview with Dr. Eileen McNeely of SHINE at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health you’ll see how they conduct research on the dynamic connections that exist between individuals, organizations, workplaces and communities and their impact on our well-being.

Speakers: Eileen McNeely, PhD, Executive Director, SHINE and Instructor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, SHINE, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Roxane Spears, Vice President Sustainability, Tarkett

Topics: Wellness

Tuesday, 27 October

Time Title Type Location
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Meditation Virtual
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Coffee Break Networking Virtual
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM Welcome and Sponsor Thank You - Day 2 Virtual

Speakers: Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR, CoreNet Global Board of Directors Chair

12:00 PM – 4:10 PM Exhibit Hall Open Virtual - Exhibit Hall
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Buildings, Health, and Human Performance: Driving Research into Practice
  The health and wellbeing of the workplace is a top priority. Take a deeper dive into the interconnections between buildings and health during this timely case study from the Harvard University.

Speakers: Joseph Allen, PhD, Assistant Professor; Director, Healthy Buildings Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Heather Henriksen, Managing Director, Office for Sustainability, Harvard University Sustainability

Topics: Change Management, Sustainability, Wellness

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM C-Suite Perspective: From Pandemic to Performance Virtual
  Now more than ever, the convergence of place, people, process and technology is drawing leaders from across every organization into workplace and real estate decisions.

Speakers: Martyn Curragh, Chief Financial Officer, PwC
Chano Fernandez, Co-CEO, Workday
Bill Knightly, Chief Executive, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield
Anna Levine, Chief Commercial Officer, Industrious
Stephen Parker, Chief Human Resources Officer, A.T. Kearney

Topics: Strategy and Leadership

1:05 PM – 1:50 PM Having Difficult Conversations
  Uncomfortable and difficult conversations about racism are taking place in businesses and organizations worldwide.

Speakers: Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President, Northern Trust
Nita Mosby Tyler, PhD, Chief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project LLC
T. Dallas Smith, President & CEO, T. Dallas Smith & Company, LLC

Topics: Change Management, Diversity & Inclusion

1:05 PM – 1:50 PM Squeezing the Middle: The Profound Impact of Occupational Change in the United States Virtual
  Patterns of real estate use, which have been stable for decades, are rapidly changing. This has had significant implications on today’s workforce and as trends evolve will shape the workforce of tomorrow.

Speakers: Richard Barkham, PhD, Global Head of Research | Head of Americas Research | Global Chief Economist, CBRE

Topics: Emerging Trends, Employee/Professional Development, Talent

1:05 PM – 1:50 PM Technology: The Essential Element in an Agile Workplace
  Agile commercial real estate teams are at the forefront of property innovation and workplace resilience. The advantages that agile organizational models offer—and the supporting technology—have proven essential: enhancing workers’ experiences, driving business results, and helping companies solve new challenges. The ability to stay nimble is more important than ever before. Discover how agile workplace strategy has evolved beyond flexible space design to include technology that will help us shift to new models, like hubs and clubs. See how technology—including occupancy sensors, smart facilities management, business intelligence and experience apps—is the only way to stay adaptable at scale.

Speakers: Edward Wagoner, Executive Director & Digital CIO, JLL Technologies

Topics: Technology & the Built Environment

1:55 PM – 2:10 PM Tech Demo: De-densify Without Adding Real Estate: Leveraging Iron Mountain's Clean Start Virtual
  Iron Mountain Clean Start® can help you navigate today’s changing workplace requirements, from de-densifying and reconfiguring the office for social distancing to office closures or moving to a more digital way of working. Our skilled team will conduct an assessment of your workplace and provide recommendations.

Speakers: Douglas F. Wick, Program Manager - Clean Start, Iron Mountain

Topics: Workplace

1:55 PM – 3:10 PM Exhibit Hall Virtual
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Tech Demo: Build Your Real Estate Strategy on Data, Not Assumptions, With A Current Environment
  An analysis of your current real estate environment is a critical first step in revisiting real estate strategy. Learn how a SIREAS Current Environment Analysis delivers the critical insight you need.

Speakers: Ingrid Fenn, CEO & President, SIREAS, LLC

Topics: Workplace Strategy

2:35 PM – 2:50 PM Tech Demo: Space Planning for Workplace 2.0
  Addressing today’s workplace realities requires a completely different perspective and approach. Organizations need next generation technology, focused on adaptability, constant innovation and simplicity to accurately assess, plan and execute current and future workplace requirements.

Speakers: Brett Sample, Vice President, Tango

Topics: Technology & Data Management

2:55 PM – 3:10 PM Tech Demo: Build Your Real Estate Portfolio Strategy, Combining Current Market Data and Lease Data
  With CoStar’s Portfolio Planning and Lease Administration solution, corporations can now make data driven decisions by combining CoStar market data and your lease data. Set strategies to optimize your portfolio and find savings, by using headcount and utilization, lease terms vs. market rents, and occupancy rates.

Speakers: Michael Murray-Hobbs, Director, Sales, CoStar

Topics: Technology & Portfolio Management Tools

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Economic Outlook Series - Part 2
  COVID-19. The unexpected happened. The pandemic brought broad segments of the economy to a halt and is causing an unprecedented global economic slowdown.

Speakers: Robert Hess, Vice Chairman, Consulting, Newmark

Topics: Geopolitics, Market Conditions, Portfolio Management

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM The Subtle Art of Understanding Gen Z and Millennials
  Much has been said about how Gen Z represents a new kind of generation: digital natives drastically different even from Millennials. Are they really any different?

Speakers: Cristina Banks, PhD, Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces, University of California, Berkeley
Khari Buck, Global Head of Real Estate & Facilities, Cruise LLC
Taylor Hick, Associate, CBRE
Ray Milora, Director, Workplace Experience, Cisco
Stefanie Spurlin, Vice President, Workplace Solutions, Capital One

Topics: Communication Effectiveness, Workplace

4:05 PM – 4:10 PM Closing Remarks Virtual

Speakers: Michelle Myer, MCR.w, SLCR, CoreNet Global Board of Directors Chair

*Agenda is subject to change

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Registration price includes unlimited access to the virtual event, including all of the Learning Experiences, networking, discussions, exhibits, demos, and social activities. 

Cancellation Policy

Virtual Summit registrations canceled prior to October 12, 2020 are refundable, subject to a $25 administrative fee.

Virtual Summit registrations canceled on or after October 12, 2020 are non-refundable.

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