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2016 Annual Convention – Washington, DC

Date & Time September 25, 2016 - September 28, 2016
Venue Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC United States

Schedule of Events

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* Closed event

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SATURDAY, September 24

 4:00P-6:00P
Local Networking Event: A Walking Tour: Did You Know? Washington DC…Secrets Revealed

Tour Guide:
Charles Schilke, CRE, Professor, University of Maryland

 6:00P
Happy Hour at The Monocle (Cash Bar)

Open to all CREs and their spouses/guests

 SUNDAY, September 25

 2:00P-5:30P
Development Tour : Cruise on the Potomac River

Tour Guides:
Chris Borgal, Senior Property Manager, The Peterson Company
Amy Bowser, Managing Director, JLL
Brian Dawson, Managing Director, JLL
Thomas Gibson, Winn Development; Board Member, Washington, DC
Tom Ikeler, Principal & Chief Investment Officer, PN Hoffman
Stefanie Landrum, President and CEO, Alexandria Economic Development
Natalie Monkou, Arlington Economic Development, Arlington, VA
Charles Schilke, CRE, Professor, University of Maryland
Joe Sternlieb, CEO, Georgetown Business Improvement District
Michael Stevens
, President, Capitol Riverfront BID
Christina Winn, Arlington Economic Development, Arlington, VA

 3:30P-5:00P
Invitation Advisory Committee*
 5:30P-7:30P
Welcome Reception: House of Sweden

 MONDAY, September 26

 7:15A-8:10A
Opening Breakfast

Opening Keynote: The Comeback of DC!

Introduction:
Charles Schilke, CRE, Professor, University of Maryland

Speaker:
Honorable Anthony Williams, former Mayor of Washington, D.C. (1999 – 2007), Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Federal City Council

 7:15A-8:15A
New Member Orientation Breakfast *
 8:10A-8:30A
Welcome Address

James Lee, CRE, 2016 Chair of the Board
Presentation of the Chair’s Award

8:30A- 9:15A
Transit Oriented Development: The Challenges and Successes

Speakers:
Frank Cannon, Development Director, Continuum Partners
David Tuchmann, Vice President, Development, Akridge

Moderator:
David Winstead, Esq., Counsel, Ballard Spahr

 9:30A-10:15A
The Cycle Turns?
The US Economy and Real Estate Markets: Part A

Speaker:
Eileen Marrinan, CRE, Director of Research, Grosvenor Americas
Andrew C. Warren, CRE, Director, Financial Markets, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Kevin White, Head of Investment Strategy, Deutsche Bank

Moderator:
Chris Miers, CRE, Principal, Bard Consulting

 10:15A-11:00A
 The Cycle Turns?
Capital Market Trends: Equity & Debt: Part B

Speakers:
Matthew Anderson, Managing Director, Trepp
Jim Costello, CRE, Senior Vice President, Real Capital Analytics
Andy McCulloch, CRE, Managing Director, Green Street Advisors

Moderator:
Chris Miers, CRE, Principal, Bard Consulting

 11:15A-12:00P
Making a Living, Making a Life: Interview with Dan Rose, CRE

Introductions:
Mary Walker Fleischmann, President & CEO, The Counselors of Real Estate

Featuring:
Daniel Rose, CRE, Chairman, Rose Associates

Moderator:
Victor Calanog, Ph.D., CRE, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Reis, Inc.

 12:00P
Book Signing

CRE Dan Rose will follow his session with a book signing of his award winning Making a Living, Making a Life.

 12:15P-1:30P
Welcome Luncheon

Introduction of New Members and Presentation of the James Felt Creative Counseling Award

 12:15P-1:45P
 Past Chairs’ Luncheon*
 1:45P-3:15P
Global Impacts: Brexit, Migration, and Uncertainty

Speakers:
Don Benningfield, Founder/CEO, Pangaea Advisors, New York
Güniz Çelen, CRE, CEO, Chairperson, Çelen Corporate Property Valuation & Counseling Inc., Istanbul
Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE, Member, Directory Board, BulwienGesa AG, Hamburg, Germany
Graham Parry, Group Research Director, Grosvenor, London
Janice Stanton, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield, New York

Moderator:
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics, New York

 3:15P-4:30P
CRE Foundation meeting*
 3:30P-4:30P
Corporate Real Estate Services: Be Strategic

Speakers:
Mary Gibert, PBS NCR Regional Commissioner, U.S. General Services Administration
Lisa Gibson, Director, Enterprises Services, Real Estate, Time Warner
Karen Pritchard, Director, Finance & Administration, Wellington Management Company
Karen Simons, Senior Counsel, General Electric
Kelli Whetten, Real Estate Director, thyssenkrupp

Moderator:
Martha O’Mara, Ph.D., CRE, Executive Managing Director, Colliers International

 4:30P-5:30P
Chapter Activities Committee
 4:30P-5:30P
Ethics Committee*
 4:30P-5:30P
Communications Committee
 4:30P-5:30P
Membership Development & Retention Committee
 7:00P-11:00P
 Chair’s Dinner with The CRE Band: Sound Counsel

TUESDAY, September 27

8:00A-9:30A
Business Issues Forums with Breakfast (four concurrent sessions)

Business Development Opportunities
limited to 20 CREs

Discussion Leaders:

Robert Griswold, CRE, President, Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.
Joseph Neverauskas, CRE, Senior Vice President, Equus Capital Partners


Public/Private Partnerships: Impacts of the 11th Street Bridge Project

Discussion Leaders:

Stan Jackson, President, Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
Scott Kratz
, Director, 11th Street Bridge Project
Oramenta Newsome, Vice President, LISC DC
Joseph Suntum, CRE, Principal, Miller, Miller & Canby, Chartered


Trends and Outlooks: Obsolescence

Discussion Leaders:

Doug Poutasse, CRE, Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and Research, Bentall Kennedy
Edward Turner, CRE, Director of Valuation, MetLife Insurance Company


Dark Store Methodology

Discussion Leader:
Peter Korpacz, CRE, President, Korpacz Realty Advisors, Inc.

 8:30A-9:30A
International Committee
 9:45A-11:00A
The Intersection of Public Policy and Real Estate

Introductions:
Charles Schilke, CRE, Professor, University of Maryland

Speaker:
Jeff DeBoer, President and CEO, The Real Estate Roundtable

Moderator:
Ken Riggs, CRE, President, Situs RERC

 11:15A-12:15P
Strategic Planning Committee*
 11:15A-12:15P
ESG Market Primer: Corporate Sustainability, Energy Benchmarking, and Green Finance

Speaker:
Cliff Majersik, Executive Director, IMT
Chrissa Pagitsas, Director, Green Financing, Fannie Mae Multifamily
Dave Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE

Moderator:
Nils Kok, CEO, GRESB

 12:30P -2:00P 
Member Luncheon

Presentation of Awards:
Committee Service Award
James D. Landauer/John R. White Award

 2:00P-3:00P
External Affairs Committee
 2:15P-3:00P
Real Estate Issues Editorial Board meeting
 2:15P-3:30P
Cyber Security: How to Protect Yourself and Your Real Estate

Speakers:
Scott Homa, Senior Vice President, JLL
Simone Petrella, Chief Cyberstrategy Officer, CyberVista

Moderator:
Robert Griswold, CRE, President, Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.

 3:45P-5:00P
Real Estate and the Economy: Chaos Driven?

Speaker:
KC Conway, CRE, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Moderator:
Deborah Nisson, CRE, Investment Services Analyst, Ullico Investment Company, Inc.

 4:00P-6:00P
Budget & Finance Committee*
 5:00P-6:00P
Education Committee
 5:00P-5:30P
Consulting Corps Open House
 6:00P-8:00P
 Farewell Reception – Featuring the Capitol Steps
 9:30P-11:30P
 Chair’s Hospitality Suite

 WEDNESDAY, September 28

 7:00A-9:30A
 Buffet Breakfast
 8:30A-10:15A
 Executive Committee *
 10:30A-12:30P
 Board of Directors Meeting
12:30P-1:00P
Annual Membership Meeting

Open to all CREs

 1:00P
 Buffet Lunch