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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Thursday, September 2

Jill Olmstead

Jill Olmstead
Chief Human Resource Officer
LendingTree

Robin Bellefuil

Robin Bellefuil
VP – Real Estate & Facilities
LendingTree

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Friday, September 3
(New Date)

Lisa Picard

Lisa Picard
CEO
EQ Office

SPEAKERS & FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

Ellen Albert

Ellen Albert
EVP
ViacomCBS

Eric Brown

Eric Brown
Senior Vice President
LBA Realty

Frank Cuevas

Frank Cuevas
VP – Global RE
& Facilities
DXC Technology

Mary Curtiss

Mary Curtiss
Head of Sustainability
& Digitization
Hewlett Packard

Emmanuel Daniel

Emmanuel Daniel
Director
Smart Buildings
& Campuses
Microsoft

Michael Davidson

Michael Davidson
Managing Director
Head of Corporate
Real Estate
JPMorgan Chase

Clare De Briere

Clare De Briere
Executive Vice President
Skanska USA
Commercial Development

Steven Doben

Steven Doben
Associate Vice President
RE & Workplace Strategy
National Grid

William Elder

Bill Elder
Executive Vice President
& Managing Director
NYC
RXR Realty

Adam Frazier

Adam Frazier
Vice President
Head of NY Leasing
Oxford

Pat Garofalo

Pat Garofalo
Director – Property Management
Bell Works
Somerset Development

John Gilbert

John Gilbert
EVP & CTO
Rudin Management

Matt Harris

Matt Harris
Workplace Technologies
Product Manager
Okta

Tracy Hawkins

Tracy Hawkins
VP – Real Estate
& Remote Experience
Twitter

Andrea Himmel

Andrea Himmel
Director ‐ Acquisitions
Himmel & Meringoff Properties

Kai Hsu

Kai Hsu
Director – RE Facilities
Commscope

Johnathan Iger

Jonathan Iger
Chief Executive Officer
Sage Realty

Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson
Head of Leadership
& Culture
Kraft Heinz

Kevin Kampschroer

Kevin Kampschroer
Director of the Office of
High Performing
Green Buildings
U.S. GSA

Brad Keller

Brad Keller
AVP of Workplace Strategy
Humana

Al Kinisky

Al Kinisky
Global Real Estate
Strategist
SAP

Michelle Lindgren

Michelle Lindgren
Head of Workplace Innovation
Wells Fargo

Bruce MacAffer

Bruce MacAffer
SVP & Head of Group
Real Estate Americas
WPP

Doug Manz

Doug Manz
Partner
Director of Development
HYM Investments

William Mark Younger

William Mark Younger
Senior Director
Workplace Services Americas
Hilton Worldwide

Allison Miller

Allison Miller
Head of Corporate RE
Americas
Diageo

Irene Mitsuhashi

Irene Mitsuhashi
Senior Director
Workplace Resources
Cisco

Michelle Myer

Michelle Myer
VP – Americas
RE & Facilities
Oracle

Robert Paratte

Robert Paratte
EVP – Leasing
Kilroy Realty

Tido Pesenti

Tido Pesenti
Director, Global Real Estate & Finance Operations
Airbnb

Scott Philips

Scott Phillips
Senior Director – Global Workplace Solutions
Salesforce.com

Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell
Director – Emerging
Building Technologies
GSA

Amanda Quinton

Amanda Quinton
Sr. Director – Workplace Solutions
Walgreens

Mahesh Ramanujam

Mahesh Ramanujam
President & CEO
US Green Building
Council

Chris Rising

Christopher Rising
Co-Founder & CEO
Rising Realty Partners

Laurie Rothenberg

Laurie Rothenberg
Assistant General Counsel
Real Estate & Workplace
Pfizer

Francisco Ruiz

Francisco Ruiz
Global Infrastructure Strategist
& Director of IoT
Oracle

Michael Seeve

Michael Seeve
President
Mountain Development

Adam Segal

Adam Segal
CEO & Founder
Cove

Jon Sheh

Jon Sheh
Director – Global
Workplace Strategy
Johnson & Johnson

Kieran Sherry

Kieran Sherry
SVP – Corporate Real Estate
Nationwide Insurance

Esther Sternberg

Esther Sternberg M.D.
Director
UA Institute on Place
Wellbeing & Performance

Kathleen Terjesen

Kathleen Terjesen
Head of Global
Business Services
Bose

Tony Vargas

Tony Vargas
Global Head of Workplace
Sprinklr

Philippe Visser

Philippe Visser
President – Related Office Development
Related

Erica Wagner

Erica Wagner
VP – PepsiCo Global
Real Estate
PepsiCo

Mark Watkins

Mark Watkins
Senior Director
Global Real Estate
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Don Watson

Don Watson
SVP – Global Real
Estate & Facilities
Oracle

Gregg Weisser

Gregg Weisser
EMD – Commercial
& Retail Leasing
The Moinian Group

Joanne Wright

Joanne Wright
Vice President
Enterprise Operations
& Services
IBM

Steven Yates

Steven Yates
Director of RE
& Office Operations
VOX Media

Peter Babigian

Peter Babigian
Partner
Cerami

Jay Berkemeyer

Jay Berkemeyer
Director
AVUITY

Grant Christofely

Grant Christofely
Senior Associate – Workplace Strategy
M Moser Associates

Dena Cohen

Dena Cohen
Partner
Herrick

Kate Davis

Kate Davis
Director – Commercial Interiors
HKS

Michael Demetriou

Michael Demetriou
President & CEO
Opear MD

Jamie Feuerborn

Jamie Feuerborn
Principal of Workplace Strategy
Ted Moudis Associates

Linda Foggie

Linda Foggie
EVP & Americas Head of Corporate Occupier
Turner & Townsend

Bob Fox

Bob Fox
Publisher
Work Design Magazine

Chase Garbarino

Chase Garbarino
Co-Founder & CEO
HqO

Eric Graham

Eric Graham
Chief Executive Officer
CrowdComfort

Dinesh Malkani

Dinesh Malkani
Founder & CEO
Smarten Spaces

Sheila Matuscak

Sheila Matuscak
CEO & Founder
CoeoSpace

Sonu Panda

Sonu Panda
Chief Executive Officer
Prescriptive Data

Laura Patel

Laura Patel
Director – Account Strategy
Density

Julian Rimmer

Julian Rimmer
Director – Engineered Environments
M Moser Associates

Megan Spinos

Megan Spinos
Principal & Strategy Director
Vocon

Anna Squires Levine

Anna Squires Levine
Chief Commercial Officer
Industrious

Bart Waldeck

Bart Waldeck
Chief Strategy & Product Officer
Tango

SPEAKERS & FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

  • Ellen Albert, EVP, ViacomCBS
  • Eric Brown, Senior Vice President, LBA Realty
  • Frank Cuevas, VP – Global RE & Facilities, DXC Technology
  • Mary Curtiss, Head of Sustainability & Digitization, Hewlett Packard
  • Emmanuel Daniel, Director – Smart Buildings & Campuses, Microsoft
  • Michael Davidson, Managing Director & Head of Corporate Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase
  • Clare De Briere, EVP, Skanska USA Commercial Development
  • Steven Doben, Associate Vice President – RE & Workplace Strategy, National Grid
  • Bill Elder, EVP & Managing Director – NYC, RXR Realty
  • Adam Frazier, VP – Head of New York Leasing, Oxford
  • Pat Garofalo, Director – Property Management, Bell Works, Somerset Development
  • John Gilbert, EVP & CTO, Rudin Management
  • Matt Harris, Workplace Technologies Product Manager, Okta
  • Tracy Hawkins, VP – Real Estate & Remote Experience, Twitter
  • Andrea Himmel, Director ‐ Acquisitions, Himmel & Meringoff Properties
  • Kai Hsu, Director – RE Facilities, Commscope
  • Jonathan Iger, Chief Executive Officer, Sage Realty
  • Stacey Johnson, Head of Leadership & Culture, Kraft Heinz
  • Kevin Kampschroer, Director of the Office of High Performing Green Buildings, U.S. GSA
  • Brad Keller, AVP of Workplace Strategy, Humana
  • Al Kinisky, Global Real Estate Strategist, SAP
  • Michelle Lindgren, Head of Workplace Innovation, Wells Fargo
  • Bruce MacAffer, SVP & Head of Group Real Estate Americas, WPP
  • Doug Manz, Partner & Director of Development, HYM Investments
  • William Mark Younger, Senior Director – Workplace Services Americas, Hilton Worldwide
  • Allison Miller, Head of Corporate Real Estate – Americas, Diageo
  • Irene Mitsuhashi, Senior Director – Workplace Resources, Cisco
  • Michelle Myer, VP – Americas RE & Facilities, Oracle
  • Robert Paratte, EVP – Leasing, Kilroy Realty
  • Tido Pesenti, Director, Global Real Estate & Finance Operations, Airbnb
  • Scott Phillips, Senior Director, Global Workplace Solutions, Salesforce.com
  • Kevin Powell, Director – Emerging Building Technologies, GSA
  • Amanda Quinton, Sr. Director – Workplace Solutions, Walgreens
  • Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, US Green Building Council
  • Christopher Rising, Co-Founder & CEO, Rising Realty Partners
  • Laurie Rothenberg, Assistant General Counsel – Real Estate & Workplace, Pfizer
  • Francisco Ruiz, Global Infrastructure Strategist & Director of IoT, Oracle
  • Michael Seeve, President, Mountain Development
  • Adam Segal, CEO & Founder, Cove
  • Jon Sheh, Director – Global Workplace Strategy, Johnson & Johnson
  • Kieran Sherry, SVP – Corporate Real Estate, Nationwide Insurance
  • Esther Sternberg M.D., Director, UA Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance
  • Kathleen Terjesen, Head of Global Business Services, Bose
  • Tony Vargas, Global Head of Workplace, Sprinklr
  • Philippe Visser, President – Related Office Development, Related
  • Erica Wagner, VP – PepsiCo Global Real Estate, PepsiCo
  • Mark Watkins, Senior Director – Global Real Estate, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Don Watson, SVP – Global Real Estate & Facilities, Oracle
  • Gregg Weisser, EMD – Commercial & Retail Leasing, The Moinian Group
  • Joanne Wright, Vice President – Enterprise Operations & Services, IBM
  • Steven Yates, Director of RE & Office Operations, VOX Media
  • Peter Babigian, Partner, Cerami
  • Jay Berkemeyer, Director, AVUITY
  • Grant Christofely, Senior Associate – Workplace Strategy, M Moser Associates
  • Dena Cohen, Partner, Herrick
  • Kate Davis, Director – Commercial Interiors, HKS
  • Michael Demetriou, President & CEO, Opear MD
  • Jamie Feuerborn, Principal of Workplace Strategy, Ted Moudis Associates
  • Linda Foggie, EVP & Americas Head of Corporate Occupier, Turner & Townsend
  • Bob Fox, Publisher, Work Design Magazine
  • Chase Garbarino, Co-Founder & CEO, HqO
  • Eric Graham, Chief Executive Officer, CrowdComfort
  • Dinesh Malkani, Founder & CEO, Smarten Spaces
  • Sheila Matuscak, CEO & Founder, CoeoSpace
  • Sonu Panda, Chief Executive Officer, Prescriptive Data
  • Laura Patel, Director – Account Strategy, Density
  • Julian Rimmer, Director – Engineered Environments, M Moser Associates
  • Megan Spinos, Principal & Strategy Director, Vocon
  • Anna Squires Levine, Chief Commercial Officer, Industrious
  • Bart Waldeck, Chief Strategy & Product Officer, Tango

Topics to be addressed include:

The changed relationship between
real estate and talent attraction

Updated priorities for workplace
layouts & design

How company policies are adapting
to the new normal

How leasing, rents and lease terms
are changing

Where new technology
& innovations are saving the day

Revisiting healthy building and clean office space standards

TopicsInclude-ROOC-7-Coworking-Flexible

Looking at co-working and flexible
office with new eyes

Up-to-date data and metrics
to measure the workplace
of the near future

Topics to be addressed include:

The changed relationship between
real estate and talent attraction

Updated priorities for workplace
layouts & design

How company policies are adapting
to the new normal

How leasing, rents and lease terms
are changing

Where new technology
& innovations are saving the day

Revisiting healthy building
and clean office space standards

TopicsInclude-ROOC-7-Coworking-Flexible

Looking at co-working and flexible
office with new eyes

Up-to-date data and metrics
to measure the workplace
of the near future

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Corporate Occupiers

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Workplace Strategy
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
Office Property

Office Property Executives

  • Leadership
  • Leasing
  • Property Management
  • Development
  • Investment

Brokers

  • Tenant Brokers
  • Landlord Brokers
Vendors

Vendors

  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Workplace Strategy
  • Building Systems
  • Technology Firms
  • Legal & Consulting
  • Construction Management
  • Other Services

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Corporate Occupiers

C-Suite Executives
Corporate Real Estate
Workplace Strategy
Real Estate Transactions
Facilities Management
Human Resources
Information Technology

Office Property

Office Property Executives

Leadership
Leasing
Property Management
Development
Investment

Brokers

Tenant Brokers
Landlord Brokers

Vendors

Vendors

Architecture & Engineering
Workplace Strategy
Building Systems
Technology Firms
Legal & Consulting
Construction Management
Other Services

PARTICIPATING COMPANIES (partial list)

  • Airbnb
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Anchin, Block & Anchin
  • Bose
  • Boston Scientific
  • Braddock Commercial Real Estates Solutions
  • Certified
  • Cisco
  • Cognizant
  • Compass
  • Cresa
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Department of Citywide Administrative Services
  • Development Ventures Group
  • Diageo
  • DXC Technology
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • EQ Office
  • Ernst & Young
  • Facilities Project Planning and Development
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Golden Lioness Corp
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Himmel & Meringoff Properties
  • Humana
  • HYM Investment Group
  • IBM
  • Jennifer Hatton
  • JLL
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Kildare Partners
  • Kilroy Realty
  • Kraft Heinz
  • LBA Realty
  • Lendingtree
  • Microsoft
  • MIT Investment Management Company
  • Moinian Group
  • Mountain Development
  • National Grid
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • New York Univerity
  • Olayan America Delaware
  • Oracle
  • Oxford
  • PepsiCo
  • Perkins + Will
  • Pfizer
  • Quadient
  • Rapid7
  • Related
  • Rising Realty Partners
  • Rudin Management
  • RXR Realty
  • Sage
  • Salesforce
  • Santander Bank
  • SAP
  • Skanska
  • Somerset Development
  • Sprinklr
  • Take-Two Interactive
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Twitter
  • U.S. GSA
  • UA Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance
  • US Green Building Council
  • USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
  • ViacomCBS
  • VOX Media
  • Walgreens
  • Ware Malcomb
  • Wells Fargo
  • WPP

RETHINK Office 2021: National Conference Agenda

 

August 30 – September 3, 2021

Schedule of Public Sessions

Access-Website

Friday, August 27 | 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET
Conference Platform Orientation & Networking Profile Set Up

Take a couple of minutes to get your networking profile set up for the conference. Joining this orientation will not take much of your time, and it will enhance your conference networking experience.

Monday, August 30 | 1:00 – 1:15 PM ET
Opening Networking Reception 

Join the opening networking reception and connect with other conference attendees. As a bonus: we’ll give you a quick tutorial on how to get the most out of the conference platform. We highly encourage you to attend this session to avoid any technical issues when accessing the live conference throughout the week.

Monday, August 30 | 1:15 – 2:15 PM ET
Back to the Office: Top Firms Discuss What’s Changed & What Hasn’t

Historically, real estate has been important to top CEOs as a recruitment tool to compete for top talent. What do you do when real estate is no longer as important, and your best recruits would prefer to work remotely? Hear from top corporate leaders as they explore their updated thinking on the importance of the office in corporate strategy going forward.

Moderator:

  • Jamie Feuerborn, Principal of Workplace Strategy, Ted Moudis Associates

Panelists:

  • Michael Davidson, Global Head of Corporate Real Estate, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Linda Foggie, EVP & Americas Head of Corporate Occupier, Turner & Townsend
  • Chase Garbarino, Co-Founder & CEO, HqO
  • Bruce MacAffer, Head of Group Real Estate – Americas, WPP
  • Amanda Quinton, Senior Director – Workplace Solutions, Walgreens
  • Joanne Wright, VP – Enterprise Operations & Services, IBM

Monday, August 30 | 2:15 – 2:30 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Monday, August 30 | 2:30 – 3:00 PM ET
1on1 Video Speed Networking

We have scheduled a special video speed networking session for Monday, August 30 from 2:30 to 3:00 pm ET, to help facilitate introductions and reconnections. Registration for the speed networking is already open.

Tuesday, August 31 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Spreading Out: Updated Priorities for Workplace Layouts & Design

The trend to densify office space has come to a screeching halt, leaving corporate occupiers with a new set of priorities that balance the costs of real estate with the health and safety of their employees. Activity-based work is being re-examined leading to potential changes in how office layouts are designed, built and used. What are the key challenges and possible solutions to today’s contradictory office space priorities?

Moderator:

  • Peter Babigian, Partner, Cerami

Panelists:

  • Allison Miller, Head of Corporate RE – Americas, Diageo
  • Megan Spinos, Principal & Strategy Director, Vocon
  • Tony Vargas, Global Head of Workplace, Sprinklr
  • Erica Wagner, VP – Global Real Estate, PepsiCo

Tuesday, August 31 | 1:00 – 1:15 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Tuesday, August 31 | 1:15 – 2:15 PM ET
The Dotted Line: What to Look (and Lookout) for When Leasing New Office Space

In many markets, office leasing volume and rents plunged in 2020. The question on the minds of many is how much space will be needed in a post-pandemic world? Will things return to “normal”? Or will work-from-home trends lead to a permanent decrease in the amount of space that is leased? On the other hand, with occupiers reversing the trend of less square footage per employee, might office leasing demand stay steady or even increase? What should you know about trends in leasing, rents and terms when planning your corporate real estate strategy?

Moderator:

  • Dena Cohen, Partner, Herrick

Panelists:

  • Kate Davis, Director – Commercial Interiors, HKS
  • Sheila Matuscak, CEO & Founder, CoeoSpace
  • Rob Paratte, EVP – Leasing, Kilroy Realty
  • Laurie Rothenberg, Assistant General Counsel – Real Estate & Workplace, Pfizer
  • Kathleen Terjesen, Head of Global Business Services, Bose
  • Philippe Visser, President – Related Office Development, Related

Tuesday, August 31 | 2:15 – 2:30 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Wednesday, September 1 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Getting Digital: Where New Technology & Innovations are Saving the Day

The pandemic has been good to tech firms, with both office landlords and corporate occupiers accelerating their technology rollout plans due to COVID. The range of solutions that have been rapidly adopted include tools that enable working from home as well as those that make the office a safer and healthier place. Where is the leading edge of technology today in office buildings, office space and work-from-anywhere support systems?

Moderator:

  • Laura Patel, Director – Account Strategy, Density

Panelists:

  • Peter Babigian, Partner, Cerami
  • Mary Curtiss, Head of Sustainability & Digitization, Hewlett Packard
  • Emmanuel Daniel, Director – Smart Buildings & Campuses, Microsoft
  • Matt Harris, Workplace Technologies Product Manager, Okta
  • Kevin Powell, Director – Emerging Building Technologies, GSA
  • Francisco Ruiz, Global Infrastructure Strategist & Director of IoT, Oracle

Wednesday, September 1 | 1:00 – 1:15 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Wednesday, September 1 | 1:15 – 2:15 PM ET
Filter Change: Improving Healthy Building and Clean Office Space Standards

The trends towards Wellness was already in motion pre-pandemic, but this “nice to have” enhancement that was embraced by only a small percentage of the industry is suddenly an imperative for ensuring that tenants and their employees feel (and actually are) safer and healthier than ever before. However, the priorities for health and wellness have changed significantly due to COVID. What are the new standards for cleanliness, healthy air and other key metrics for making and keeping an office space and the people in it well?

Moderator:

  • Julian Rimmer, Director – Engineered Environments, M Moser Associates

Panelists:

  • Michael Demetriou, President & CEO, Opear MD
  • Pat Garofalo, Director – Property Management – Bell Works, Somerset Development
  • Eric Graham, Chief Executive Officer, CrowdComfort
  • Kevin Kampschroer, Director – Office of High Performing Green Buildings, U.S. GSA
  • Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, US Green Building Council
  • Esther Sternberg M.D., Director, UA Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance

Wednesday, September 1 | 2:15 – 2:30 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Thursday, September 2 | 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM ET
Keynote with Jill Olmstead, CHRO, LendingTree

Join this special keynote session with Jill Olmstead, Chief Human Resource Officer of LendingTree and Robin Bellefuil, VP – Real Estate and Facilities of LendingTree. After completing their brand new office HQ in Charlotte, LendingTree will discuss the importance of the HR and Corporate real estate relationship, the concept of “resi-mercial” and the identity of the corporate HQ in the new era of hybrid work.

Keynotes:

  • Jill Olmstead. Chief Human Resource Officer. LendingTree
  • Robin Bellefuil, VP – Real Estate & Facilities, LendingTree

Interviewed by:

  • Linda Foggie, EVP & Americas Head of Corporate Occupier, Turner & Townsend

Thursday, September 2 | 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Keynote Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Thursday, September 2 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Work from Where? How Company Policies are Adapting to the New Normal

2020 saw the development of an entirely new corporate position if not career with titles in the vein of “Director of Remote Working”. As many companies plan on a full return to the office, others are planning on an almost entirely officeless platform. Most fall in between, forcing a new set of policies and cultural norms to be developed around who must come into the office, how frequently, and how to develop and perpetuate corporate culture remotely. How are top corporate executives facing the challenges of HR, IT, hiring, training and workplace planning in this new “normal”?

Moderator:

  • Bart Waldeck, Chief Strategy & Product Officer, Tango

Panelists:

  • Grant Christofely, Senior Associate – Workplace Strategy, M Moser Associates
  • Tracy Hawkins, VP – Real Estate & Remote Experience, Twitter
  • Irene Mitsuhashi, Senior Director – Workplace Resources, Cisco
  • Michelle Myer, VP – Americas RE & Facilities, Oracle
  • Scott Phillips, Senior Director – Global Workplace Solutions, Salesforce.com
  • Anna Squires Levine, Chief Commercial Officer, Industrious

Thursday, September 2 | 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Thursday, September 2 | 1:15 – 2:15 PM ET
Tenant Experience: Improving Community, Engagement and Space Management

Returning the office means that many firms need to step up their game when it comes to the safety of tenants and how space will be used. A new breed of targeted tools and full solutions are emerging to foster community, engage with employees both at the office and at home, as well as manage space and occupancy, all without sacrificing privacy. Hear from leading technology providers and corporate end users discuss improving the tenant experience.

Moderator:

  • Megan Spinos, Principal & Strategy Director, Vocon

Panelists:

  • Jay Berkemeyer, Director, AVUITY
  • Eric Brown, Senior Vice President, LBA Realty
  • Steven Doben, AVP – RE & Workplace Strategy, National Grid
  • Brad Keller, AVP – Workplace Strategy, Humana
  • Dinesh Malkani, Founder & CEO, Smarten Spaces
  • Mark Watkins, Senior Director – Global Real Estate, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thursday, September 2 | 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Friday, September 3 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Keynote Conversation with Lisa Picard, CEO of EQ Office

Join this special keynote session to hear from one of the largest office landlords in the United States as she discusses what her firm is doing to accommodate corporate occupiers changing needs in a post-COVID world.

Keynote:

  • Lisa Picard, CEO, EQ Office

Interviewed by:

  • Adam Segal, CEO & Founder, Cove

Friday, September 3 | 1:00 – 1:15 PM ET
REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Keynote Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Schedule of Exclusive Sessions

Closed Door Roundtables & Exclusive Networking Opportunities:

GreenPearl organizes a series of exclusive invite-only roundtables and structured networking sessions. Scheduled for this event thus far are the following. Contact Samantha Williams at sam@greenpearlevents.com if you’d like to join one of these.

Office Property

Tuesday, August 31
Office Property Owners / Developers Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to Office Property Owners / Developers. This is an invite-only session.

Wednesday, September 1
Corporate Occupiers Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to Corporate Occupiers. This is an invite-only session.

RETHINK Office 2021: National Conference Agenda

 

August 30 – September 3, 2021

Schedule of Public Sessions

Friday, August 27
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Conference Platform Orientation & Networking Profile Set Up

Take a couple of minutes to get your networking profile set up for the conference. Joining this orientation will not take much of your time, and it will enhance your conference networking experience.

Monday, August 30
1:00 – 1:15 PM ET

Conference Kick Off & Opening Networking Reception

Join the opening networking reception and connect with other conference attendees. As a bonus: we’ll give you a quick tutorial on how to get the most out of the conference platform. We highly encourage you to attend this session to avoid any technical issues when accessing the live conference throughout the week.

Monday, August 30
1:15 – 2:15 PM ET

Back to the Office: Top Firms Discuss What's Changed & What Hasn't

Historically, real estate has been important to top CEOs as a recruitment tool to compete for top talent. What do you do when real estate is no longer as important, and your best recruits would prefer to work remotely? Hear from top corporate leaders as they explore their updated thinking on the importance of the office in corporate strategy going forward.

Moderator:

  • Jamie Feuerborn, Principal of Workplace Strategy, Ted Moudis Associates

 

Panelists:

  • Michael Davidson, Global Head of Corporate Real Estate, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Linda Foggie, EVP & Americas Head of Corporate Occupier, Turner & Townsend
  • Chase Garbarino, Co-Founder & CEO, HqO
  • Bruce MacAffer, Head of Group Real Estate – Americas, WPP
  • Amanda Quinton, Senior Director of Workplace Solutions, Walgreens
  • Joanne Wright, VP – Enterprise Operations & Services, IBM

Monday, August 30
2:15 – 2:30 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Tuesday, August 31
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Spreading Out: Updated Priorities for Workplace Layouts & Design

The trend to densify office space has come to a screeching halt, leaving corporate occupiers with a new set of priorities that balance the costs of real estate with the health and safety of their employees. Activity-based work is being re-examined leading to potential changes in how office layouts are designed, built and used. What are the key challenges and possible solutions to today’s contradictory office space priorities?

Moderator:

  • Peter Babigian, Partner, Cerami

 

Panelists:

  • Allison Miller, Head of Corporate RE – Americas, Diageo
  • Megan Spinos, Principal & Strategy Director, Vocon
  • Tony Vargas, Global Head of Workplace, Sprinklr
  • Erica Wagner, VP – Global Real Estate, PepsiCo

Tuesday, August 31
1:00 – 1:15 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Tuesday, August 31
1:15 – 2:15 PM ET

The Dotted Line: What to Look (and Lookout) for When Leasing New Office Space

In many markets, office leasing volume and rents plunged in 2020. The question on the minds of many is how much space will be needed in a post-pandemic world? Will things return to “normal”? Or will work-from-home trends lead to a permanent decrease in the amount of space that is leased? On the other hand, with occupiers reversing the trend of less square footage per employee, might office leasing demand stay steady or even increase? What should you know about trends in leasing, rents and terms when planning your corporate real estate strategy?

Moderator:

  • Dena Cohen, Partner, Herrick

 

Panelists:

  • Kate Davis, Director – Commercial Interiors, HKS
  • Sheila Matuscak, CEO & Founder, CoeoSpace
  • Rob Paratte, EVP – Leasing, Kilroy Realty
  • Laurie Rothenberg, Assistant General Counsel – Real Estate & Workplace, Pfizer
  • Kathleen Terjesen, Head of Global Business Services, Bose
  • Philippe Visser, President – Related Office Development, Related

Tuesday, August 31
2:15 – 2:30 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Wednesday, September 1
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Getting Digital: Where New Technology & Innovations are Saving the Day

The pandemic has been good to tech firms, with both office landlords and corporate occupiers accelerating their technology rollout plans due to COVID. The range of solutions that have been rapidly adopted include tools that enable working from home as well as those that make the office a safer and healthier place. Where is the leading edge of technology today in office buildings, office space and work-from-anywhere support systems?

Moderator:

  • Laura Patel, Director of Account Strategy, Density

 

Panelists:

  • Peter Babigian, Partner, Cerami
  • Mary Curtiss, Head of Sustainability & Digitization, Hewlett Packard
  • Emmanuel Daniel, Director – Smart Buildings & Campuses, Microsoft
  • Matt Harris, Workplace Technologies Product Manager, Okta
  • Kevin Powell, Director – Emerging Building Technologies, GSA
  • Francisco Ruiz, Global Infrastructure Strategist & Director of IoT, Oracle

Wednesday, September 1
1:00 – 1:15 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Wednesday, September 1
1:15 – 2:15 PM ET

Filter Change: Improving Healthy Building and Clean Office Space Standards

The trends towards Wellness was already in motion pre-pandemic, but this “nice to have” enhancement that was embraced by only a small percentage of the industry is suddenly an imperative for ensuring that tenants and their employees feel (and actually are) safer and healthier than ever before. However, the priorities for health and wellness have changed significantly due to COVID. What are the new standards for cleanliness, healthy air and other key metrics for making and keeping an office space and the people in it well?

Moderator:

  • Julian Rimmer, Director – Engineered Environments, M Moser Associates

 

Panelists:

  • Michael Demetriou, President & CEO, Opear MD
  • Pat Garofalo, Director, Property Management, Bell Works, Somerset Development
  • Eric Graham, Chief Executive Officer, CrowdComfort
  • Kevin Kampschroer, Director of the Office of High Performing Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, US Green Building Council
  • Esther Sternberg M.D., Director, UA Institute on Place, Wellbeing & Performance

Wednesday, September 1
2:15 – 2:30 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Thursday, September 2
11:15 – 11:45 AM ET

Keynote with Jill Olmstead, CHRO, LendingTree

Join this special keynote session with Jill Olmstead, Chief Human Resource Officer of LendingTree and Robin Bellefuil, VP – Real Estate and Facilities of LendingTree. After completing their brand new office HQ in Charlotte, LendingTree will discuss the importance of the HR and Corporate real estate relationship, the concept of “resi-mercial” and the identity of the corporate HQ in the new era of hybrid work.

Keynotes:

  • Jill Olmstead, Chief Human Resource Officer, LendingTree
  • Robin Bellefuil, VP – Real Estate & Facilities, LendingTree

 

Interviewed by:

  • Linda Foggie, EVP & Americas Head of Corporate Occupier, Turner & Townsend

Thursday, September 2
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Keynote Attendee Discussion

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Thursday, September 2
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Work from Where? How Company Policies are Adapting to the New Normal

2020 saw the development of an entirely new corporate position if not career with titles in the vein of “Director of Remote Working”. As many companies plan on a full return to the office, others are planning on an almost entirely officeless platform. Most fall in between, forcing a new set of policies and cultural norms to be developed around who must come into the office, how frequently, and how to develop and perpetuate corporate culture remotely. How are top corporate executives facing the challenges of HR, IT, hiring, training and workplace planning in this new “normal”?

Moderator:

  • Bart Waldeck, CMO & SVP – Product Strategy, Tango

 

Panelists:

  • Grant Christofely, Senior Associate – Workplace Strategy, M Moser Associates
  • Tracy Hawkins, VP – Real Estate & Remote Experience, Twitter
  • Irene Mitsuhashi, Senior Director – Workplace Resources, Cisco
  • Michelle Myer, VP – Americas RE & Facilities, Oracle
  • Scott Phillips, Senior Director – Global Workplace Solutions, Salesforce.com
  • Anna Squires Levine, Chief Commercial Officer, Industrious

Thursday, September 2
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

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Thursday, September 2
1:15 – 2:15 PM ET

Tenant Experience: Improving Community, Engagement and Space Management

Returning the office means that many firms need to step up their game when it comes to the safety of tenants and how space will be used. A new breed of targeted tools and full solutions are emerging to foster community, engage with employees both at the office and at home, as well as manage space and occupancy, all without sacrificing privacy. Hear from leading technology providers and corporate end users discuss improving the tenant experience.

Moderator:

  • Megan Spinos, Principal & Strategy Director, Vocon

 

Panelists:

  • Jay Berkemeyer, Director, AVUITY
  • Eric Brown, Senior Vice President, LBA Realty
  • Steven Doben, Associate Vice President – RE & Workplace Strategy, National Grid
  • Brad Keller, AVP of Workplace Strategy, Humana
  • Dinesh Malkani, Founder & CEO, Smarten Spaces
  • Mark Watkins, Senior Director – Global Real Estate, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thursday, September 2
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Panel Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Friday, September 3
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Keynote Conversation with Lisa Picard, CEO of EQ Office

Join this special keynote session to hear from one of the largest office landlords in the United States as she discusses what her firm is doing to accommodate corporate occupiers changing needs in a post-COVID world.

Keynote:

  • Lisa Picard, CEO, EQ Office

 

Interviewed by:

  • Adam Segal, CEO & Founder, Cove

Friday, September 3
1:00 – 1:15 PM ET

REFLECTIONS: 15-Minute Post-Keynote Attendee Discussion

Join this post-session debrief and discussion to engage with fellow attendees (and sometimes the speakers themselves!) about what you just heard in the live session.

Schedule of Exclusive Sessions

GreenPearl organizes a series of exclusive invite-only roundtables and structured networking sessions. Scheduled for this event thus far are the following. Contact Samantha Williams at sam@greenpearlevents.com if you’d like to join one of these.

Tuesday, August 31

Office Property Owners / Developers Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to Office Property Owners / Developers. This is an invite-only session.

Wednesday, September 1

Corporate Occupiers Private Roundtable (Invite-Only)

This 90-minute online session is exclusive to Corporate Occupiers. This is an invite-only session.

PAST ATTENDING CORPORATE OCCUPIERS

Airbnb
Akamai Technologies
Amazon
American Express
Apple
ARUP
AT&T
Audible
Bain Capital
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Barclays Capital
Bloomberg
BMO
BNY Mellon
Bose
BuzzFeed
CapitalOne
CarGurus
Chase
Cisco
CIT Bank
Citigroup
Comcast
Con Edison
Credit Suisse
Crestron Electronics
Dataminr
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Etsy
Fidelity Investments
Forbes
Ford Motor
Forever 21
General Electric
Genesys
George Mason University
General Motors
Goldman Sachs
Google
General Services Administration
Hartford
HubSpot
IBM
Jacobs
Jefferies
John Hancoc
Johnson & Johnson
KeyBank
Lenovo
Manulife
Marriott International
MassMutual Life Insurance Company
MasterCard
McDonald's Corporation
McKesson
Medidata
Memorial Sloan
Merck
Microsoft
Mitel
Mitre
Molex
Moody's Investors Service
Morgan Stanley
MUFG
Northeastern University
NYC DCAS
Palantir Technologies
PepsiCo
Procore
Rapid7
S&P Global
Salesforce
Santander Bank
Shaw Industries
Shutterstock
Siemens
Sonos Inc
Sprinklr
Standard Chartered Bank
Staples Inc
State Farm
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thomson Reuters
Trane
TripAdvisor
Tufts Health Plan
Tumblr Inc
Vanguard
Verizon
Viacom
Walt Disney
Wayfair
Wells Fargo
Willis Towers Watson
World Wrestling Entertainment

PAST ATTENDING CORPORATE OCCUPIERS

PAST ATTENDING OFFICE LANDLORDS

ABS Partners Real Estate
AEW Capital Management
AIG Global Real Estate
Albanese Organization
AllianceBernstein
AXA IM Real Assets
Beacon Capital Partners
BlackRock
Blackstone
Brookfield
Boston Properties
CIM Group
Clarion Partners
Durst Organization
DWS
Empire State Realty Trust
EQ Office
Harbor Group International
Hines
Hunt Companies
Industry City
Invesco
JP Morgan
Jamestown Properties logo
KBS
L&L Holding Company
LaSalle Investment Management
Lincoln Property Company
Mack-Cali Realty
Moinian Group
Nuveen
Office Properties Income Trust
OVG Real Estate
Oxford Properties
Related
Rockefeller Group
Rudin Management
RXR Realty
Sage Realty
Silverstein Properties
SL Green
Taconic Partners
TF Cornerstone
Time Equities
Tishman Speyer
Transwestern Investment Group
Vornado Realty Trust
W. P. Carey Inc.

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AVUITY
Cerami
CoeoSpace
CrowdComfort
Density
Herrick Feinstein
HqO
HKS
Industrious
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M Moser
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Prescriptive Data
Smarten Spaces
Tango
Ted Moudis Associates
Turner & Townsend
Vocon

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