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National Forums Symposium 2024

May 8-10
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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About National Forums Symposium

Date: Wednesday, May 08, 2024 - Friday, May 10, 2024

Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

NAIOP’s National Forums Symposium brings together prominent industry professionals from across North America to share best practices, strengthen relationships with fellow Forums partners, and identify how best to capitalize on business opportunities. Learn more about NAIOP’s National Forums program.

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Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

Wednesday, May 08, 2024
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11 a.m.

Registration

11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. CT
12 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. CT

Open only to members of the Executive Committee. Lunch will be served.

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2 p.m.

Research Committee Research Meeting

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. CT

Open only to members of the Research Committee for the NAIOP Research Foundation

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3 p.m.

Research Foundation Fundraising Committee

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. CT

Open only to members of the Fundraising Committee for the NAIOP Research Foundation.

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4 p.m.

Research Foundation Trustees Meeting

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT

Open only to Trustees for the NAIOP Research Foundation.

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6 p.m.

NAIOP Research Foundation Governors' Reception and Dinner

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. CT

By invitation only.

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Day 2 Agenda

Thursday, May 09, 2024
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7:30 a.m.

Registration

7:30 a.m. - 7 a.m. CT
8:30 a.m.

Ancillary Meetings

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT

Please note that meeting space for Forums on May 9 must be requested in advance and space is limited and first-come, first-served.

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8:30 a.m.

NAIOP Research Foundation Industry Trends Meeting

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

By Invitation Only. Breakfast will be served.

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9 a.m.

Workshop: Strategies for Creative Problem-Solving

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT

Registration required.

What if you could learn the critical mindsets and skills required to dramatically improve your innovation capacity? What if you could tackle significant real-world challenges in more unique and creative ways? In this hands-on learning experience, you will learn to systematically unlock your creative potential and walk away with a practical set of tools that you can put into practice immediately. You will learn how to discover new and unique perspectives, harnessing proven inventive thinking techniques that can be deployed to solve any challenge, big or small.

Facilitator/Speaker: Kaiser Yang

Kaiser Yang

Kaiser Yang is the CEO and co-founder of Platypus Labs, a global innovation research, consulting, and training company. He’s an award-winning author, a proven hyper-growth leader, and a globally-recognized innovation expert.

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10 a.m.

Local Project Tours

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT

Project tour destinations and exact times will be announced soon.

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12 p.m.

CEO/Company Leadership Meeting

12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CT

Open only to members of the CEO/Company Leadership Group. Lunch will be provided.

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4 p.m.

Keynote General Session

4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CT

Spencer Levy

Spencer Levy
Global Client Strategist
Senior Economic Advisor
CBRE

 

Spencer Levy is the global client strategist and senior economic advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. He is part of CBRE’s Global Client Care team, a group of professionals around the world who are responsible for account management and client experience programs for the company’s largest clients. In addition to his client-facing role, Levy serves as a primary company spokesperson and is considered one of the most insightful commentators on issues of importance to commercial real estate. He is frequently quoted in major business publications and is the host of CBRE’s award-winning podcast The Weekly Take, the most heavily downloaded podcast in commercial real estate.

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5:15 p.m.

National Forums Networking Reception

5:15 p.m. - 7 p.m. CT
7 p.m.

National Forum Dinners

7 p.m. - 10 p.m. CT

Open only to National Forums members and their guests.

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Day 3 Agenda

Friday, May 10, 2024
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6:45 a.m.

Registration

6:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT
7:30 a.m.

National Forums Leadership Meeting

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. CT

Open only to Forums Chairs and Vice Chairs. Breakfast will be provided.

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8:30 a.m.

National Forums Meetings

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT

Open to Forums members only. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Keynote Speaker

Spencer Levy
Global Client Strategist
Senior Economic Advisor
CBRE

Spencer Levy is the global client strategist and senior economic advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. He is part of CBRE’s Global Client Care team, a group of professionals around the world who are responsible for account management and client experience programs for the company’s largest clients. In addition to his client-facing role, Levy serves as a primary company spokesperson and is considered one of the most insightful commentators on issues of importance to commercial real estate. He is frequently quoted in major business publications and is the host of CBRE’s award-winning podcast The Weekly Take, the most heavily downloaded podcast in commercial real estate.

Spencer Levy

Workshop: Strategies for Creative Problem-Solving

What if you could learn the critical mindsets and skills required to dramatically improve your innovation capacity? 

What if you could tackle significant real-world challenges in more unique and creative ways?

In this hands-on learning experience, you will learn to systematically unlock your creative potential and walk away with a practical set of tools that you can put into practice immediately. You will learn how to discover new and unique perspectives, harnessing proven inventive thinking techniques that can be deployed to solve any challenge, big or small.

 

Kaiser Yang

 

Facilitator/Speaker: Kaiser Yang

Kaiser Yang is the CEO and co-founder of Platypus Labs, a global innovation research, consulting, and training company. He’s an award-winning author, a proven hyper-growth leader, and a globally-recognized innovation expert.

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

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Registration Fees

 

Confirmation

All registrations processed online receive an automatic order confirmation and receipt. If you register via fax, mail, or phone, a receipt must be requested by contacting education@naiop.org.

 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation notices should be sent to the NAIOP Education Department education@naiop.org or faxed to (703) 674-1471.

 

Recording and Videography

Attendees of National Forums Symposium may be captured by audio and video and consent to appear in conference recordings and promotional materials. For questions or to request not to appear in conference recordings, email hamilton@naiop.org.

 

Special Accommodations

Do you require a special accommodation to participate in this meeting? i.e., specific dietary needs (kosher/halal), audio captioning, mobility assistance, etc.? Please email education@naiop.org at least 7 days prior to the conference with your specific request.

 

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