We know it's summertime, and you're probably thinking about your upcoming vacation, swimming, the beach, or firing up the grill for a summer BBQ. But summer is also the time to start thinking about which commercial real estate conferences you should be attending.
Most of the large commercial real estate conferences happen in the fall, so why start thinking about it now? Three words - Early Bird Pricing. You can sometimes save up to 20% off the full registration price if you meet the "early bird" or "advanced rate" deadline (usually around 30-60 days before the event date). Some events will also secure hotel discounts, but they can book up fast. If you need lodging, getting a discounted room at one of the hotels associated with the conference is a great idea because you know these hotels have been pre-screened by event management. And if the conference happens to be taking place at a hotel, it's super convenient to stay on the property (although you probably shouldn't walk down in your pajamas!)
If you're a commercial real estate broker, we think these Fall Conferences should be on your radar!
Corfac Fall International Summit
September 10-12 Minneapolis, MN
CORFAC International is an alliance of entrepreneurial commercial real estate firms that partner to deliver experienced service locally, nationally, and internationally. CORFAC firms have over 1,000 employees in 58 markets in North America. Build relationships with principals and brokers within the CORFAC community and be face-to-face with company decision makers at this year's fall event in Minneapolis.
CREW Network Convention & Marketplace
September 30-Oct 3 Bellevue, WA
CREW Network is the industry's premier business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. The annual CREW Network Convention and Marketplace provides you with education, professional development, and inspiration and insight from some of the most thought-provoking speakers today - all structured within a platform designed to maximize your opportunity to build your business network. You'll also have extensive opportunities to learn more about the local CRE market through the Insider’s Tour and learning excursions. If you're a CRE professional (male or female) looking to expand your network while taking advantage of some of the best education in the marketplace, you won't want to miss this event in Bellevue, Washington.
ULI Fall Meeting
October 5-8 San Francisco, CA
The Urban Land Institute is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide. The ULI Fall Meeting attracts more than 6,000 attendees annually. It is the only event that brings together EVERY sector of the real estate industry in one place. By attending, you build relationships with developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and government—and get the cutting-edge information you need to build your business.
SIOR Fall World Conference
October 8-10 Chicago, IL
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. If you have achieved the prestigious SIOR designation, this conference is a must. Their conferences are designed to help attendees connect, build strong relationships, and facilitate business and deal generation with other SIORs and industry colleagues and exhibitors, all while enhancing their knowledge of the latest trends.
CoreNet Global Summit - North America
October 18-20 Los Angeles, CA
Corporate real estate is continuously evolving, so it's more important than ever to stay current. At the Corenet Global summit, you'll hear from CRE executives around the globe who will be sharing current trends, best practices, the latest strategies, case studies, new solutions, and more. With more than 80 breakout sessions, high impact general sessions and hundreds of attendees, the CoreNet Summit is one of the largest gathering of corporate real estate thought leaders.
October 27-28 Austin, TX
CCIM Institute is the premier provider of commercial real estate education and the industry’s best-known and most highly respected membership organization. Its members hold or are earning the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Industry pros from top commercial real estate firms will gather in Austin for the annual CCIM Thrive Conference for a one-of-a-kind networking and education event.
Which conferences will you be attending? Please list any other great CRE conferences we may have missed in the comments!