Schedule of Events

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

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

Click here for information on CE credits for the 2016 SIOR Fall World Conference. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Chapter Administrator Breakfast*
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting*
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Chapter Leadership Council Leadership Conference*
Intended for SIOR Chapter Presidents, Vice Presidents, Regional Directors, and Administrators

Click here to register for the Leadership Conference.
12 noon - 1 p.m. SIOR Board of Directors Lunch*
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. SIOR Foundation Executive Committee Meeting*
5:30 - 8 p.m. Bank of America Leadership Reception*
Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Optional Event: Young Professionals' Evening Out ($) 
Sponsored by Panattoni Development Co.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration open
7:30 - 9 a.m. Committee Buffet Breakfast
8 - 8:50 a.m. Diversity Member Group
Faculty Member Group*
Membership Standards & Admissions Committee*
Nominating Committee*
Technology & Communications Committee
9 - 9:50 a.m. Chapter Admissions Chair Training
Communications & Branding Committee*
Conference Committee*
IBG Member Group*
International Member Group*
Investment Member Group Steering Committee
Past Presidents' Committee*
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Main Stage Panel Discussion: Brokerage & Advisory Services

10 - 10:50 a.m.
Non-Dues Revenue Committee*
Office Member Group
Professional Standards Committee*
Young Professional Member Group
10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. SIOR Board of Directors Meeting*
11 - 11:45 a.m. Industrial Member Group Steering Committee
11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. SIOR Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting*
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. New Member Orientation & Lunch*
Sponsored by Dermody Properties

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open & Lunch with Exhibitors
1 - 2:30 p.m.

Opening General Session featuring Rudy Giuliani 

Speaker: Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City

Celebrated by many as “Mayor of the World,” Rudy Giuliani provides a resolute voice in tackling the toughest domestic and international issues of our time—from long-standing global conflicts to terrorism and the new reality of cyber warfare to the future of health care reform and immigration to political leadership and insights on future elections. 

Acclaimed as one of the most effective chief executives in modern American history for his leadership and bravery during 9-11, Giuliani was named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, was given an honorary knighthood by the Queen of England and was awarded the Ronald Reagan Presidential Freedom Award.

Never one to shy away from a battle, Giuliani almost single-handedly took on organized and white-collar crime in New York with a remarkable record of 4,000 convictions—one that very few attorneys can match. Ushering in a new era of fiscal responsibility and broad-based growth, he turned an inherited $2.3 billion budget deficit into a multibillion-dollar surplus and added a record 450,000 new private sector jobs.

Recognized by Consulting magazine as “Consultant of the Year,” Giuliani Partners is a leader in strategic consulting and emergency preparedness. 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors
3 - 4 p.m. Breakout Session: Monetizing Diversity: Double Your Income, Double Your Fun
Sponsored by SVN International Corp.

How do you double or triple your team’s and your company’s revenues in the next five years?  How do you get the most efficient and effective support teams?  The answer to both questions is the same, and it’s not what you think.  This breakout session will discuss how winning the most business, cultivating the next generation of brokers/team members, and getting the most out of your staff all come the same place:  a truly diverse team.  Our industry may seem to be one of the last to catch the wave, but those that ride it now have a competitive advantage in both winning business and hiring talent for years to come.  Learn how to implement the right strategies to do so while enhancing company culture, not necessarily changing it.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Main Stage Panel Discussion: Development
Moderator: Joe Brancato, Co-Managing Principal, Gensler

Francis Greenburger, Chairman & CEO, Time Equities
Larry Harmsen, COO - The Americas, Prologis
Whitfield Hamilton, Partner, Panattoni Development Co.
Daniel Rashin, Co-President & CEO, Rockefeller Group International, Inc.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session: What Every Broker Needs to Know About Connectivity
​Sponsored by Groupe Montoni

Today’s tenants demand strong connectivity. With fast, reliable Internet critical to support the day-to-day operations of any company, buildings that offer advanced tech capabilities stand out in a competitive marketplace. Brokers that understand the importance of connectivity and can help tenants identify the most tech-savvy buildings will ultimately achieve superior results for their clients. 

This presentation will break down the top five things that brokers need to know about the tech requirements of modern tenants, and how brokers can use Wired Certification—the global standard that distinguishes best-in-class Internet in office buildings—to their advantage when identifying the best buildings for their clients. By gaining a better understanding of the importance of telecom in commercial buildings, and learning how to identify buildings with state-of-the-art tech infrastructure, the broker audience will be better equipped to serve current and prospective clients.
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Member Coalition Council*
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Main Stage Panel Discussion: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

6 - 8 p.m. The Panattoni Party: SIOR's 75th Anniversary Celebration - SOLD OUT
Sponsored by Panattoni Development

Join your fellow SIORs and Panattoni Development Co. for SIOR’s 75th Anniversary Celebration at The Edison Ballroom in the heart of Times Square. Originally opened in the 1930’s as the Grand Ballroom of the Edison Hotel, this venue has preserved its original art-deco flair and will take you back to the days of SIOR’s origins. This celebratory event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, show-stopping entertainment and more.

Effective 9/16/2016, The Panattoni Party: SIOR's 75th Anniversary Party on Thursday, October 20, is SOLD OUT. Conference registrations received after 9/16 have been reduced by $125, the cost of a party ticket. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for a ticket to the party, please email Jana Hummel at

All party attendees must be 21 years of age or older. 

Friday, October 21, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
8 - 9 a.m. Legacy & Anniversary Breakfast
8 - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
8 - 9:15 a.m. Chapter Leadership Council Business Meeting*
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Main Stage Panel Discussion: Technology

9:15- 10:15 a.m. Breakout Session: Leveraging Social Media & Technology for New Business Development
Presented by the SIOR Independent Broker Group (IBG)
Sponsored by OneCorp

Join this conversation and learn about how to find new business opportunities using LinkedIn and how to win more business using technology. This session will be preceded by a brief introduction of IBG alliance partner services.
9:15-10:15 a.m. Breakout Session: SIOR Global Session
Sponsored by

Learn how you can satisfy your clients and make money by leveraging SIOR internationally. Discuss how culture, customs and practice impact international transactions. SIORs based in Mexico, India and Russia will explain unique aspects of their real estate operating environments.
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Friday General Session: Prologis Speaker Series 
Sponsored by Prologis

Speaker: Tom Brokaw, Legendary Newsman, NBC News

From the turmoil of the Vietnam War and the fall of the Berlin Wall to the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan and the hallowed ground of Normandy where he interviewed President Obama during the anniversary commemoration of D-Day, Tom Brokaw has the journalistic acumen and global experience to help us make sense of the complex stories of our times. Brokaw enlightens audiences with his observations on the state of the U.S. and the world, providing unmatched analysis on the important political headlines, economic challenges and social issues in the news—and the people behind the headlines. 

In 2014, President Obama awarded Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Brokaw can be heard weekdays on his daily radio segment, An American Story, on iHeartRadio nationwide addressing a wide range of topics—from newsworthy current events to historic figures to notable moments in history—which impact the lives of Americans today. 

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Past Presidents' Award Luncheon*
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Planning & Program Development Committee*
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Performance, Oversight & Monitoring Committee*
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Main Stage Panel Discussion: Private Equity/Investment Management
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session: Office Space - What the Future Holds

Attend this session and understand how AI will affect office space usage from several perspectives - jobs, transporation, urban restructuring and new mods of ecommerce. Additional topics of discussion include how real estate professionals can guide their office clients, landlords and office developers as trends in office space will continue to evolve and change.

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Main Stage Panel Discussion: Super Brokers

2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Breakout Session: Office Trends

This two part session will offer an overview of office market dynamics and the key drivers (supply and demand) of today’s market, both nationally and within New York City. This overview will be followed by a detailed and lively discussion about office investment sales trends, with a particular focus on the NYC investment sales market.

4 - 5 p.m. USAA Bull 'n' Beer Reception & Exhibitor Raffle
Sponsored by USAA Real Estate Company

5:15 - 6:15 p.m. President's VIP Reception* 
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Rockefeller Group New Member & Young Professionals Reception*
Sponsored by The Rockefeller Group

6 - 7 p.m. Affiliate Receptions*
7 - 8 p.m. SIOR Foundation High Donor Wine Tasting*
7 - 10 p.m. Optional Event: Independent Broker Group (IBG) Dinner ($) - SOLD OUT
Marquis Sponsor: One Corp

Co-Sponsor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Join fellow IBG members for the always popular IBG dinner at Jack's Steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan. Registration includes a cocktail hour and dinner.
7 - 10 p.m. Optional Event: Office Broker Group Dinner ($) - SOLD OUT


Co-Sponsored by KDC Real Estate Investments and The Rockefeller Group


Join SIOR fellow office designees for a reception at The Rockefeller Group's 1271 Avenue of the Americas building, followed by dinner at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan. 

All registered office designees are invited to the reception. A ticket must be purchased for the dinner portion.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8 - 9 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8 - 9 a.m. Governance Committee*
8 - 9 a.m. Regional Directors Meeting*
9 - 10:30 a.m. MIT/SIOR Partnered Breakout Session: New Industries and Commercial Real Estate
​Sponsored by the SIOR Foundation

The first part of this session, The Future of Autonomous Vehicles, will be a keynote address discussing self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, other forms of autonomous mobility and the impact on real estate design and development. 

The second component, New Industries and the Spaces They Occupy, examines the concept of “21st century production” and how it differs technologically from traditional manufacturing enterprises. New Industries also have different space needs than their traditional counterparts and we will seek the views of two very large landlords who supply innovative space. 

9 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Session: Investment Property Market
​Sponsored by CenterPoint Properties

This session will prepare you for today's and tomorrow's investment opportunities. Bring your property brochures and "haves" and "wants" to this interactive and fast-paced session.
10:40 a.m. - 12 noon Saturday General Session featuring Erik Qualman
Sponsored by Ten-X

Speaker: Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman helps organizations understand the implications of social and digital​ media on our daily lives – and how businesses can tap the power of social to ​shift  their marketing costs and reach consumers directly. ​ He is #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker having performed in 44 countries and reached 23 million people this decade. He is the author of Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business, Digital Leader and What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube.  His Socialnomics  work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA.

His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.  ​He is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs ​and his books are used in over 200 of ​the world’s top universities. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. 

He is no stranger to the executive suite, having served as the head of Marketing at Travelz​oo (TZOO). But, he may be best known for writing and producing the worlds most watched social media video. His work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, Financial Times, Forbes, CBS News, and The Huffington Post.

​ He also helped achieve the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest continuous podcast.

Noon - 12:30 p.m. CE Exams & Formalities (CE)

Noon - 1:30 p.m. SIOR Board of Directors Meeting

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