Conference Schedule

Day 1: April 17

Apr 17

Keynote Presentation: Economic & Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Growth, Anxiety and DC CRE

Kevin Thorpe, Global Chief Economist, Cushman & Wakefield   A stronger economic trajectory is forming, tax cuts and government spending increases kicking in, synchronized global growth is upon us, and yet, there is anxiety. The cycle is…

April 17, 2018 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Hall Keynote
Apr 17

Exhibit Break

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April 17, 2018 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 17

Concurrent Session- The Brave New World of Parking

Parking requirements raise the cost of construction, limit denser projects, and drive growth to the suburbs.  Emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles and ridesourcing can be game changers, further reducing parking demand and costs.  With new…

April 17, 2018 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Ballroom A Concurrent Sessions
Apr 17

Concurrent Session- Reinventing the Suburban White Elephant

Transformative change is underway in the American suburb.  Owners, developers and investors of retail strip centers, office parks, and malls, which were once the anchor of suburban development, are faced with high vacancy rates and…

April 17, 2018 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Ballroom B Concurrent Sessions
Apr 17

Exhibit Break

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April 17, 2018 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 17

Concurrent Session-Let’s Do It Live!

In an age where the internet is killing retail, Live Performance has re-emerged as *the* critical cultural and economic anchor for vibrant mixed-use communities.  This panel will reveal the secret ingredients to creating successful Live Performance…

April 17, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ballroom A Concurrent Sessions
Apr 17

Concurrent Session- Getting Affordable Housing Deals Done in an Uncertain Time

The demand for more affordable housing continues to rise throughout the D.C. region.  An entire toolkit of programs and mechanisms are available for affordable housing production at the local level.  Of concern are cuts at the…

April 17, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ballroom B Concurrent Sessions
Apr 17

Exhibit Break

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April 17, 2018 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 17

Lunch

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April 17, 2018 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Hall Lunch
Apr 17

Quick Hits

FOOD AND REAL ESTATE (25 MINUTES) The growing interest in and awareness of fresh, local food, is spurring innovation in development projects, generating real estate value, and benefits for people and the planet. This Quick Hit will…

April 17, 2018 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Hall Panel
Apr 17

Exhibit Break

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April 17, 2018 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 17

Concurrent Session- Emerging Technology

Technology is evolving rapidly and is disrupting systems, processes, and entire businesses that have been in place for years. The real estate industry is no exception. New real estate technology - or "PropTech" as it…

April 17, 2018 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ballroom B Concurrent Sessions
Apr 17

Concurrent Session- Diversity In Building Resilient Real Estate Companies

In today's competitive commercial real estate market, companies must seek every advantage to achieve business success, and must be resilient against any eventuality.  Companies that respond to the distinctive real estate needs of diverse groups…

April 17, 2018 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Ballroom A Concurrent Sessions
Apr 17

Exhibit Break

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April 17, 2018 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Atrium Exhibit Break
Apr 17

The Trends Awards- ULI Washington’s Project Awards Program

Follow our Developer's Jazz Band, as they begin our Trends Awards Program ceremony.   Our region has an amazing number of vibrant and innovative commercial real estate developments being brought to the market.  The Trends Awards Program…

April 17, 2018 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Hall Trends Awards
Apr 17

Networking Cocktail Reception

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April 17, 2018 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Atrium Networking Reception