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 explores the mutually
beneficial relationship between food-based amenities—such as working farms, community gardens, food
halls, restaurants, and grocery stores—and real estate.
• Ed McMahon, Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development, ULI–the Urban Land Institute
BLOCKCHAIN: TRANSFORMING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (25 MINS)
Many people have heard about Blockchain technology but its meaning and application are not easily
understood. This Quick Hit will introduce the concept and describe how it is being used in the commercial
real estate industry. From blockchain-based smart contracts to lease agreements, property operations, due
diligence, and cash flows, CRE is being transformed by the utilization of blockchain. Get informed and learn
how you and your teams can benefit from implementation of blockchain.
• S. Tien Wong, CEO, Opus8, Inc.
TRENDS JURORS CHOICE AWARD PRESENTATION (10 MINS)
The full Trends Awards program is scheduled for the end of the conference day. Here’s a taste of the excellent
projects that were selected for the Awards. Jurors Choice isn’t an award in a designated category, but it is
recognition of an outstanding project that does not fit in a particular category.
• Bob Peck, Gensler and Chair of the 2018 Trends Awards Jury