Schedule of Events

* = closed meeting / by invitation only
$ = additional funds needed
(CE) = continuing education credits

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
8 - 9:30 a.m. SIOR Board of Directors Think Tank*
9:45 - 11:45 a.m. SIOR Foundation Executive Committee*
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nominating Committee*
10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Registration Open
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Optional Event: Early Bird Golf at Talking Stick ($)
1 -1:50 p.m. Admission Committee*
Conference Education Committee
Member Recruitment Committee
Member Retention Committee
2 - 2:50 p.m. Membership Standards Committee*
Young Professionals Committee
2 - 3:50 p.m. Digital Media & Communications Committee 
2 - 5 p.m. SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees*
3 - 3:50 p.m. Diversity Working Group
International Advisory Council
Professional Standards Committee*
4 - 5 p.m. Membership Council*
Standards Council*
5:30 - 8 p.m. Bank of America Leadership Reception*
Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
8-10 p.m. Optional Event: Young Professionals Evening Out ($)
Sponsored by Panattoni Development Co.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration open
7:30-10:30 a.m. Exhibitor Move-In
7:30-9:30 a.m. Council of Chapter Presidents' Information Session*
8-9:15 a.m. Past Presidents' Advisory Council*
8:30-9:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:15-9:15 a.m. IBG Working Group Meeting
9:30-11 a.m. Concurrent Education Session: Office Building Transactions (CE)
Moderator: Dennis Hearst, SIOR, CCIM, MCR, CBRE

Chris Anderson, Hines
Matt Mooney, Parkway
Dirk Mosis, USAA
Larry Pobuda, Opus

Come to this insightful and lively panel discussion with some of the country's leading institutional office project developers and owners. Our panel of experts will discuss timely topics such as what they look for most when selecting a listing team, what they respect most in a tenant rep broker, their tips on the most effective negotiation procedures, what drives them crazy and the most serious "impediments" to getting a successful transaction completed. Panel Moderator Dennis Hearst, SIOR of CBRE will lead a lively, interactive session with "best in class" expert panelists on how to increase your skill sets, your effectiveness and your chances of getting the big deals closed!
9:30-11 a.m. Concurrent Educational Session:Industrial Deal Makers - Land & Buildings: Where the Deals Are (CE)
Sponsored by:

Moderator: Jim Klein, SIOR, Klein Commercial Real Estate

John Dobrott, Conor Commercial
Dan Letter, Prologis
Jim Mazzarelli, Liberty Property Trust
Chris Tecu, CenterPoint Properties

A panel of leading national developers will discuss the state of the US industrial market.  Important topics to be discussed will include big industrial development, industrial building trends, local dynamics, e-commerce, and risk and demand. The panelists are all deal makers in the trenches on a daily basis. You will leave this session with an understanding of how to make more deals with these types of buyers.

9:30-11 a.m. Concurrent Educational Session: The CRE Tech Revolution
​Moderator: Pierce Neinken, CBRE

Peter Alden, Floored
Philip Block, Realty Mogul

Michael Mandel, CompStak
Tanner McGraw, Apto
Nick Romito, View The Space

The real estate industry is currently undergoing a shift that will shape its future. Commercial real estate brokers, who build careers by setting themselves above the curve, are turning to innovations in the technology space as a new means of differentiation. We’ve brought together several thought leaders in the CRE tech space to discuss the major trends that the industry will see in 2015 and how brokers can best take advantage of these new offerings.

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Lunch
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. New Member Orientation and Lunch*
1-2:45 p.m.

Opening General Session: The Organized Mind - The New Brain Science Behind Productivity and Success
Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Levitin

Messy desks. Lost keys. Overstuffed kitchen drawers. Inboxes filled with unanswered emails. The constant flow of data and news. In the age of information overload, keeping track of our To Do lists and multi-tasking often overwhelm us. Between work and family, school and friends, it's getting harder and harder to find the time to do the things we want to do and the things we need to do. We strive for ways to clear the clutter and improve our focus and decision-making.

It's time for some spring cleaning for the brain. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience and cognitive psychology with practical advice, Dr. Daniel Levitin shares deep insights into how the human mind works and ways we can manage our lives better. By showing how we can use the brain's natural operations and adaptability to create systems that work, Dr. Levitin will help you organize your mind for a more satisfying and successful life.

2:45-3:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open: Networking Break with Exhibitors
Break sponsored by BlueScope Properties

3-4 p.m. Office Working Group Meeting*
4-5 p.m. International Afternoon Tea
4-5:30 p.m. Independent Broker Group (IBG) Speed Networking Session
Sponsored by Hoj Engineering and Sales

Please join the Independent Broker Group (IBG) for a high impact "one on one" speed networking session designed to strengthen your SIOR network and facilitate transactions across markets. Bring you bios, corporate overviews and business cards!
4-5:30 p.m. Investment Property Marketplace Session 
5:30-6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Crawl & Reception
7 p.m. Independent Broker Group (IBG) Dinner ($)
Co-Sponsored by:

  Bank of America Merrill Lynch            

Join IBG members for a reception and dinner at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Advanced registration is recommended as this event will likely sell out. Tickets are non-refundable.
7 p.m. Office Broker Dinner ($)
Sponsored by Hines

Join SIOR office designees and Hines for the all new Office Broker Dinner at SOL Cocina located in Scottsdale Quarter. Advanced registration is recommended as this event will likely sell out. Tickets are non-refundable.
10 p.m.-12 a.m.  DCT Industrial After Hours Party
Sponsored by DCT Industrial Trust

After dinner is over, be sure to head back to the Westin Kierland for the DCT Industrial After Hours Party. This late night event includes entertainment, light snacks and open bar. This will be one party you do not want to miss!
Friday, April 24, 2015
7 a.m. - 12 noon Registration Open
7:30-9:15 a.m. Council of Chapter Presidents' Business Meeting*
8 - 9:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open & Breakfast with Exhibitors
8-9:15 a.m. Legacy Circle Breakfast*
9:30-11 a.m.

Friday General Session: Prologis Speaker Series Presents Carlos Gutierrez
Sponsored by Prologis

Speaker: Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos Gutierrez is the former CEO of Kellogg Company, a former secretary of commerce, and the former vice chairman of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group. Gutierrez joined Kellogg in 1975, spending nearly 30 years with the company. Faced with a global stagnation in cereal sales as CEO, he turned the company around by focusing on his “Volume to Value” strategy, allocating resources to higher-margin products. 

As secretary of commerce, Gutierrez was a core member of President Bush’s economic team. Of Gutierrez, President Bush said, “He understands the world of business, from the first rung on the ladder to the very top. He knows exactly what it takes to help American businesses grow and to create jobs.” During his tenure, Gutierrez made it a top priority to open global markets for U.S. companies, and he played a key role in the passage of CAFTA-DR, a landmark trade agreement that expanded opportunities for U.S. exports throughout Latin America.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Bull 'n' Beer Reception & Exhibitor Raffle
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Budget & Finance Committee*
12:30-5:30 p.m. Optional Event: SIOR Golf Tournament 
12:30-5:30 p.m. Optional Event: Mountain Bike Ride ($) - SOLD OUT
1-4:30 p.m. Optional Event: ProKart Racing at Bondurant Race School ($) - SOLD OUT
6:15-7:15 p.m. President's VIP Reception*
6:15-7:15 p.m. The Rockefeller Group New Member and Young Professional Reception*
Sponsored by The Rockefeller Group
7:30-10 p.m. The Panattoni Party: Derby Days
Sponsored by Panattoni Development Co.

Panattoni Development Co.
Join Panattoni Development Co. for a closing night party you don't want to miss! After a day in the sun and following evening receptions, join us for a derby themed night of revelry. Attendees will be provided with dinner, drinks and entertainment. Come ready to cheer for your horse, play some lawn games, and get excited for the Kentucky Derby!
10:05 p.m.-12:05 a.m. USAA Late Night Office Party
Sponsored by USAA

After the Panattoni Party, head back into the main resort building for an afterglow party that won't disappoint. This event, hosted by the Office Working Group and sponsored by USAA, is open to all attendees. So, join USAA and fellow attendees for drinks, desert and entertainment.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
8-9 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8-9:30 a.m. SIOR Executive Committee*
8:45-10:15 a.m. Concurrent Educational Session: Hot Conversations in Commercial Real Estate (CE) - Fracking, Drones and Marijuana Grow Facilities
Moderator: Aaron Barnard, SIOR, CCIM, Cushman & Wakefield/Northmarq

Bryce A. Custer, SIOR, NAI Spring
Don Catalano, SIOR, iOptimize Realty
Paul Kluck, SIOR, CBRE

You don't want to miss this new session! Taking on a twist on panel discussions and roundtable discussions, this session is intended to provide you with quick, hard hitting information on today's hot topics in commercial real estate. Each presenter will give a brief 10-15 minute overview of their topic. Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer period, giving you access to your peers who are subject matter experts in the areas to be covered and providing you with the opportunity to see which of your peers have the same interest areas. After you leave the session, continue the conversations at the conference and as you go home! 
8:45-10:15 a.m.  Concurrent Educational Session: Office Space Utilization (CE)

Andrew Cheney, SIOR,CCIM, Lee & Associates Arizona
Mark Adams, SmithGroup

Work place trends are changing all of the time and your clients expect you to know them. Join Andrew Cheney, SIOR, CCIM, and Mark Adams of SmithGroup for this session to learn how office tenants would like to be using their spaces and how architects and landlords are accommodating their needs.
8:45-10:15 a.m.  Redefining America's Core Industrial Markets: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (CE)

​Speaker: K.C. Conway, SunTrust Bank

This session will discuss what is driving innovation and you need to think Intermodal, Freight Corridors and 3D printing. An analysis of the North American Port’s will help SIOR’s prepare for the first post-Panama decade.  Additionally port markets are redesigning the global supply chain and manufacturing is the dominant economic catalyst.  In particular 3D printing will revolutionize how we manufacture and warehouse goods in the future.  Come learn the emerging trends and future industrial corridor markets in North America.

9:45-10:45 a.m. Non-Dues Revenue Committee*
10:15-10:45 a.m.  CE Exams & Formalities (CE)
10:45 a.m. - Noon

Saturday General Session featuring Adm. James Stavridis, USN  (Ret.)

A highly decorated Navy admiral and the longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, James Stavridis is a "Renaissance Admiral" according to The New York Times. Widely recognized for his expertise in strategy, tactics, diplomacy, national security and strategic communications, Stavridis has played an influential role in virtually every operation in recent military history from the U.S mission in Afghanistan to protecting Turkish citizens near the border of Syria, NATO operations in Libya and spearheading cyber security initiatives.

Stavridis holds numerous honors, including nearly forty U.S. and international medals. A visionary with over three decades in uniform who now leads one of the nation's most prestigious graduate schools of international relations, Stavridis shares with audiences poignant lessons on leadership and vivid moments from historic military operations, a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most pressing challenges of our time and what must be done to take command of the future.

Noon - 1:00 p.m. SIOR Board of Directors Meeting

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