The New Year is a time to start fresh, work on self-improvement and not repeat the mistakes of 2015 – like that time you meant to attend ICSC RECon but failed to put it on your calendar, causing you to miss early bird registration and the (hardly) decent hotel room prices.
Not this year. Not 2016. This is your year. Make it count by planning ahead. (And by the way, ICSC RECon is May 22-25 in Las Vegas.)
Below are 10 of the biggest commercial real estate conferences to keep on your radar.
Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference
Sponsored by NMHC (National Multi Housing Council)
Jan. 19 | Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek/Waldorf Astoria, Orlando, FL
Held a day before the NMHC annual meeting, the apartment strategies conference will outline key trends in apartment development and leasing while examining how the larger economic climate might affect this industry.
Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo
Sponsored by MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association)/CREF (Commercial Real Estate Finance)
Jan. 31-Feb. 3 | Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, FL
Learn how to get deals done by listening to and meeting some of the biggest multifamily real estate finance decision-makers.
IREM Leadership and Legislative Summit
Sponsored by IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management)
April 9-13 | Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
Real estate management professionals will travel to our nation’s capital to discuss the issues impacting the future of our industry with members of Congress.
SIOR Spring World Conference
Sponsored by SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors)
April 13-16 | San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, CA
Industrial and office professionals will descend on San Diego for a four-day pow-wow that will include everything from SIOR committee meetings to continuing education sessions, broker speed networking events and even golf outings. The Fall World Conference will be held Oct. 20-22 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York.
ULI Spring Meeting
Sponsored by ULI (Urban Land Institute)
April 19-21 | Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia
This annual gathering is open to ULI members who want to become educated on the latest land use and sustainability matters that will affect commercial real estate development in the years ahead.
Sponsored by ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
May 22-25 | Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
Arguably the biggest commercial real estate convention all year, RECon is not to be missed for anyone who works in the retail or retail-adjacent (think mixed-use) spaces. The networking opportunities presented during the dealmaking sessions and private Sin City parties alone are unparalleled industry experiences.
BOMA International Conference & Expo
Sponsored by BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association)
June 26-28 | Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Property professionals attend this annual show to stay in-the-know about how they can get – and keep – their buildings running smoothly. It’s a place to build new leads or gain new service and product suppliers.
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Conference
Sponsored by NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Parks)
Sept. 25-28 | Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ
The four days of educational, networking and social events are designed to help commercial real estate developers and their industry counterparts develop the skills, resources and connections they need to succeed in the industry.
CoreNet Global Summit – North America
Sponsored by CoreNet (Corporate Real Estate Network)
Oct. 16-19 | Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
Navigate the ever-evolving world of corporate real estate through case study presentations, interactive learning sessions, executive development training and industry tours of the host city. This conference also has a big focus on the latest technologies corporations are employing to determine the best spatial decisions for their offices and its employees.
CCIM Thrive 2016
Sponsored by the CCIM Institute
Oct. 28 - 29 | Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta
This event gathers the top national commercial real estate thought leaders to share their insights on topics most relevant to the profession. The goal is to improve the attendees’ businesses and anticipate the changes that help brokers evolve to remain at the pinnacle of their profession.