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Gary Kao
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Conferences are a great way to learn about the latest trends in commercial real estate (CRE), exchange ideas with thought leaders, and network with your peers. As a dynamic and critical part of our economy, the CRE industry has a myriad of events throughout the year. It can be tough to know which conferences provide the most bang for your buck (and your time!) so here is a comprehensive list of the top 2017 CRE conferences (in chronological order):

  • Sept 18-19, New York City – IMN 6th Annual East Coast Real Estate CFO/COO Forum
    • A forum for in-house financial and operational professionals to hear best practices and industry developments from a wide spectrum of real estate industry peers. The day and a half program feature insights from senior financial, operational, tax and accounting officers at real estate developers, lenders, REITs, and operating companies, giving attendees an opportunity to glean insight from throughout the industry.
  • Sept 19, New York – 9th RealInsight New York Multifamily Summit
    • Now in its ninth year, the RealInsight New York Multifamily Summit brings together hundreds of multifamily players from the greater New York City area. This conference addresses today’s toughest challenges in investment, development, financing, construction, deal flow, and property management.
  • Sept 19, San Francisco – Bisnow Big West Coast Office Expo
    • Hear from an innovative group of the West Coast’s leading investors, developers, tenants, construction, design & technology experts to help paint a picture of where we have been and where the West Coast is headed in the office market.
  • Sept 28, Boston – Real Disruption: Tech Energized Building Ops
    • The next MIT Real Disruption explores powerful new apps to more efficiently and effectively manage workflows, building access, space utilization, and vendor relationships. Hear about use cases, find out where the opportunities lie and learn how to take advantage of these powerful new tools.
  • Oct 2-4, Los Angeles – ICSC Western Conference & Deal Making
    • Annual Deal Making events unite owners, developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, municipalities, property asset managers, and product/service providers to exhibit and make deals.
  • Oct 10-12, Chicago – CRE.Converge 2017
    • Industry event connecting developers, owners, investors, brokers and more, consistently attracts approximately 1,400+ attendees from across North America.
  • Oct 16-18, Chicago – PREA 27th Annual Institutional Investor Conference
    • Annual fall conference for PREA features educational sessions and speakers that cover today’s critical issues as well as opportunities for meaningful interaction and dialogue between investors and managers. Emphasis is placed on maintaining the integrity of the events as “no-marketing” venues.
  • Oct 17-19, Atlanta – ICSC Southeast Conference & Deal Making
    • Held annually, these deal-making events are a great opportunity for owners, developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, municipalities, property asset managers and product and service providers to gather under one roof to exhibit, make deals and form successful business partnerships.
  • Oct 23-26, Los Angeles – ULI Fall Meeting
    • The ULI Fall Meeting brings together more than 6,000 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry. By attending, you will meet developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials.
  • Oct 26-27, Houston – CREW Network Convention & Marketplace
    • The convention serves as a platform for 1,000+ commercial real estate professionals from all over the world to network, make new contacts and connect with future business partners.
  • Oct 26-28, Chicago – 2017 SIOR Fall World Conference
    • Premier conference event for commercial real estate brokers by the leading organization. This should be a well-attended event for networking with a great agenda of topics and speakers.
  • Nov 5-9, Seattle – CoreNet Global Summit North America
    • Meet with peers from around the world, learn more about emerging trends and gain new insight on world issues and trends, including Workplace Design, Coworking, Blockchain Technology, Employee Wellness, and Managing Transition.
  • Nov 8-9, New York City – PERE America
    • Over 250 top institutional investors and experienced fund managers attended last year to discuss the future of private real estate investments in a market that some still believe is on its way to topping out. PERE America leverages PERE editorial content and R&A data to bring you the most relevant and objective insight for 2018.
  • Nov 14-15, Santa Clara – RealCOMM CoreTech
    • The CoRE Tech education program is designed to give Corporate Real Estate Directors, CIOs, Facility Managers, Building Engineers, Energy and Sustainability Executives, Portfolio Managers, and Asset Managers the technology tools they need to positively impact the bottom line of their companies – from automating business processes to general technology solutions specifically for corporate real estate organizations to smarter “green” intelligent building technologies.
  • Nov 14-16, Dallas – REITWorld 2017
    • A blend of private meetings, educational sessions, and networking events where you can: Gather the latest insights and market intelligence from industry experts, identify new investment opportunities, forge new business relationships and strengthen existing ones, and participate in conversations with peers and industry leaders.
  • Nov 14-15, Santa Clara – CoRE Tech
    • Great event discussing the intersection of CRE, facilities, energy, sustainability, and technology. Organized by the same team at Realcomm and IBCON, this should be a fantastic event for anyone interested in better understanding innovation in commercial and corporate real estate.
  • Dec 6-7, New York – ICSC New York Deal Making
    • Network and conduct business at ICSC’s second largest global deal-making event. Join more than 10,000 attendees in over 175,000 square feet of exhibit space, filled with 500 exhibitors, for two full days of deal-making and more.
  • Dec 7, New York – CRE // Tech NY
    • Hear from the leading tech professionals at the largest event ever in the commercial real estate tech industry.

Hope you were able to attend one of these 2017 CRE conferences! Let us know how it went on Twitter @dealpath.


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