RETHINK Office of the Future Summit: Boston

The summit that connects corporate real estate and workplace professionals with
forward-thinking commercial landlords.

About the Event

 

The producers of the widely popular RETHINK Office series is pleased to announce its latest event RETHINK Office of the Future: Boston on May 9th, 2018.

 

This is the only event that brings together forward-thinking corporate occupiers (tenants) with progressive landlords to discuss how workplace mobility is changing the office, which office designs increase productivity and how landlords and tenants can partner to create workspaces that appeal to the new employee mindset.

 

Why Boston? Why Now?

 

Check out the recap from the event and see more pictures here.

After two sold out events in New York, we are excited to bring this program to one of the nation’s fast-growing job markets.

 

With Boston’s alchemy of talent and tech, it has become the testing ground for innovative work spaces.

What Makes this Event a Must Attend?

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Join Boston’s only one-day event that features both corporate occupiers and landlords together in the spirit of collaboration and innovation

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Hear from iconic brands and the talent magnets including GE, Google, Wayfair, Hubspot, Buzzfeed, Tripadvisor on how they are winning the war on talent

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Get an inside look at some of the most exciting new office spaces in the country including Boston Landing, The Innovation and Design Building, Bulfinch Crossing and more

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Participate in off-the-record roundtables and tackle today’s top workplace issues with your peers

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Take part in exclusive site tour of Jamestown’s New Innovation and Design building including a inside look into Reeboks New HQ’s

GET INVOLED NEXT YEAR!

RETHINK Office of the Future Summit: Boston
The Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Conference Production:

John Ward
(646) 755-3164
jward@greenpearlevents.com

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937
amber@greenpearlevents.com

Registration:

Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
scott@greenpearlevents.com

Meet the Speakers

Kimberly Bombery Smith

Senior Director Workplace Strategy, Knoll

Tara Carcillo

Chief Executive Officer, The Clearing

Erica Chapman

Vice President of Global Real Estate, Workplace Productivity, Akamai Technologies

Amrit Chaudhuri

CEO & Co-Founder, Mass Innovation Labs

John Civello

VP - Corporate Real Estate & Workplace, PTC

Rob Claus

VP of Marketing, Cambridge Sound Management

John Conley

SVP - Portfolio Management, Equity Office

Dan Fishbein

Director - Global Real Estate, CIT

Matt Gabree

Sr. Director of Global Office Experience, TripAdvisor

Duncan Gilkey

SVP - Asset Mgmt, The Davis Companies

Reed Gilbert

Head of Real Estate & Workplace Services, Wayfair

James Grady

Senior Director of Leasing, Synergy Investments

Brian Klansky

Regional Director, View | Dynamic Glass

Gary Keene

Manager - A/V, Google

Chad Lundeen

Global Real Estate Manager & Direct to Consumer Global Retail Platform and Innovation Leader, Sonos

Brian Lynch

VP of Corporate Strategy, iOFFICE

Doug Manz

Director – Development, The HYM Investment Group

Jason McCann

President & CEO, Varidesk

John Moran

Real Estate Project Executive Lead, East & Central US and Latin America, Google

Ken Papa

Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities, HubSpot

Mike Petrusky

Director of Events & Growth Marketing, iOFFICE

Michael Phillips

President, Jamestown Properties

Melissa Reinke

Workplace Experience Leader, General Electric

Stephen Rizzo

Founder, Better Spaces

Deke Schultze

Principal & Regional Director New England, Rubenstein Partners

Marc Surprenant

Facilities Planning Director, U.S. Corporate Real Estate, John Hancock

Adam Subber

Managing Principal, Cresa

Kathleen Terjesen

Head, Global Business Services, Bose

Shannon Watson

HR Generalist, Starry Inc.

Marci Yaffa

Director, HR Business Partner, The Hartford

SITE TOUR: Boston’s Innovation & Design Building

RETHINK is excited to offer an exclusive site tour to one of Boston’s most exciting new office buildings, The Innovation and Design Building. Don’t miss your opportunity to get exclusive look into what many companies are calling the most exciting office space the city has ever seen!

 

  • Get a first hand look at why some of the region most innovative companies like Reebok, Autodesk, and Flextronics set up shop there
  • Discover some of the most exciting work amenities all under one roof
  • Transportation provided to the location

The Innovation and Design Building located in Boston’s Seaport District is home to some of the most pioneering and innovative companies in the region including Reebok, Autodesk and Flextronics. Designed to fulfill the workspace needs of today’s talent, see first hand the various aspects that have drawn these companies to lease office space in this building.

 

Key takeaways:

  • Design aspects that appeal to today’s workforce
  • Which amenities are making the most impact
  • Mixed-use, space activation that’s made this building more than an office

ATTENDING COMPANIES

  • 1100 Architect
  • Acentech
  • AEW Capital Management
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Audible
  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • Better Spaces
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Bose
  • Bose Corp.
  • Boston Development Group
  • Boston Properties
  • BuzzFeed
  • Cambridge Sound Management
  • Carbon Black
  • CBRE
  • CBT Architects
  • CIT
  • Colite International
  • Colliers International
  • Convene
  • Cresa
  • CSI Support & Development Services
  • CUBE 3 Studio
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • ECOlogic
  • EF Education First
  • elkus manfredi architects
  • Equity Office
  • Erland Construction
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fidelity Real Estate
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Haworth
  • HLB Lighting Design
  • HubSpot
  • HYM Investments
  • IA
  • Industrious
  • Interior Architects
  • iOffice
  • Jamestown Properties
  • JLL
  • John Hancock Real Estate
  • Knoll
  • KS Partners
  • Landmark Partners
  • Little Dragon
  • Luxer One
  • Managed by Q
  • Margulies Perruzzi Architects
  • Mass Innovation Labs
  • MassMutual
  • MediaMath
  • MetroWall
  • MIT Investment Management Company
  • Moody’s
  • Nelson
  • Northeastern University
  • Office Resources
  • Orbital ATK
  • Osram
  • PDT Architects
  • Perkins+Will
  • Poppin
  • PTC
  • R.W. Sullivan
  • Rapid7
  • Red Thread
  • Retail Business Services
  • Rifiniti
  • Rubenstein Partners
  • Sanborn Head & Associates
  • Sasaki
  • Schneider Electric
  • Slyde innovations
  • SMRT Architects & Engineers
  • Sonos
  • Staples
  • Starry
  • Stefura Associates
  • Synergy Investments
  • T3 Advisors
  • Tate Access Floors
  • The Clearing
  • The Copley Group
  • The Davis Companies
  • The Hartford
  • The United Group of Companies
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Timberline Construction Corporation
  • TripAdvisor
  • UG2
  • Unispace
  • VARIDESK
  • Verrex
  • VHB
  • View | Dynamic Glass
  • Wayfair
  • WeWork
  • WiredScore
  • Wise Construction
  • Workbar
  • Workrite Ergonomics
  • Workwell Partners

AGENDA

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Opens

Never before has the dynamic of work changed so rapidly. As technologies and the needs of employees evolve, workplace occupiers and forward thinking landlords need to come together in order to create an environment that allows a workforce to thrive. As occupiers see the workplace as a beacon to attract and retain top talent, landlords are also learning that traditional office space is no longer going to cut it. How can they these two parties learn from each other on how to truly create the ideal place to work?

 

• Get the Most from Your Talent: What is the most significant way that the physical environment can positively impact employee effectiveness, engagement, collaboration, and creativity – for all generations?
• One Size Does Not Fit All: What are the biggest lesson learned in implementing real estate/workplace solutions that provide flexibility as well as mobility for multiple types of work and workers?
• The Best of Both Worlds: The costs and benefits of work from anywhere vs. having everyone at the office
• The Tools to Succeed: How can technology effectively make and measure a “productive” workforce?

Moderator:

Jason McCann, President & CEO, VARIDESK

 

Panelists:

Matthew Gabree, Sr. Director of Global Office Experience, TripAdvisor
Reed Gilbert, Head of Real Estate & Workplace Services, Wayfair
‎John Moran, Real Estate Project Executive Lead, East & Central US and Latin America, Google
Michael Phillips, President, Jamestown Properties
Stephen Rizzo, Founder, Better Spaces
Adam Subber, Managing Principal, Cresa

As the pressure to attract and retain talent intensifies, companies are turning to amenities and high-end services in their workspaces more than ever to make their offices more attractive to today’s high-demand employees. However, Workplace Strategist are slowly learning that having every amenities does not entirely ensure a productive workforce. So how do you truly measure an amenities ROI? While occupiers figure things out, landlords also need to assess what amenities should be included to attract the most desired tenants.

 

• Creature Comforts: What amenities will keep your employees in the office?
• Healthy Wealthy and Wise: What office designs create happier and healthy workforces?
• A True ROI: How can you measure a productive amenity?
• Location, Location, Location: Where do employees want to work?
• Getting the Most From Your Asset: What does the landlord need to provide to keep tenants?
• Avoid Pitfalls: What amenities should occupiers avoid?

Moderator:
Brian Klansky, Regional Director, View | Dynamic Glass

 

Panelists:

Erica Chapman, Vice President of Global Real Estate + Workplace Productivity, Akamai Technologies
Amrit Chaudhuri, CEO and Co-founder, Mass Innovation Labs
Dan Fishbein, Director Global Workplace, CIT
Kenneth Papa, Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities, HubSpot
Melissa Reinke, Workplace Experience Leader, GE
Rob Claus, VP of Marketing, Cambridge Sound Management eo.

Creating a people-centric workplace is not easy. When you’re dealing with thousands of employees, multiple business silos, varying work styles and millions of square feet of workspace the task can seem almost impossible. However, companies see the importance of investing in their greatest asset and are developing innovative strategies and change management process that will allow them to implement the right office design on a large scale. What techniques, technologies and design formats are tenants and forward thinking owners using to overcome their biggest challenges?

• The Ultimate Loyalty Program: Creating workplaces that celebrate brand and culture
• How to find the right balance between collaboration and privacy
• Checking in: Success and Failures of “Hoteling” in the office
• The Numbers Don’t Lie: How Data analytics tools will help tenants determine current and future office real estate needs more precisely
• Their Opinion Matters: How employee feedback matters to any future office design strategy?

Panelists:

Doug Manz, Partner, Director of Development, The HYM Investment Group
Marc Surprenant, Facilities Planning Director, U.S. Corporate Real Estate, John Hancock
Kathleen Terjesen, Head of Global Business Services, Bose
Kimberly Bombery Smith, Senior Director Workplace Strategy, Knoll
Jason McCann, President & CEO, VARIDESK

As companies and employees relocate back to the city, Boston is currently experiencing a new office building boom the likes of which the city has never seen. New, smart and efficient office properties are popping up in exciting new neighborhoods such as the seaport, Cambridge North Point, Bulfinch and Fenway. But what about all the existing product that’s on the market. Boston is flooded with pre-1990 office space. How can landlords and tenants work together to bring the most out these spaces? What are some of the nontraditional tactics landlords are doing to make these offices more desirable to prospective corporate occupiers?

 

• Out with the Old: What limitations and benefits do owners see in renovation vs new build
• Stand Out in the Crowd: How Can old properties compete vs newly constructed office space?
• Having a Digital Masterplan: How to plan your building around technology and not the other way around?
• Being Flexible: How changing your lease terms can give your space a competitive advantage
• Coexisting Relationship: How working together with Coworking companies maybe the right way to go
• What About Amenities?. How do you accommodate that in renovation project?

John Conley, SVP Portfolio Management, Equity Office
Duncan Gilkey, Senior Vice President, Asset Mgmt, The Davis Companies
James Grady, Senior Director of Leasing, Synergy Investments
Deke Schultze, Principal & Regional Director New England, ‎Rubenstein Partners

Change management has become the new buzzword. To drive innovation and attract and retain top talent, companies are seeking creative workplace solutions that offer a variety of amenities and the latest technology. Of course, open offices also continue to be a popular choice due to the cost savings of a reduced footprint and with rents in the Boston area on the rise, that fuels the movement from traditional workplaces into more open, collaborative spaces. However, while the office of the future is a reality today, many employees are anxious about change, and some aren’t ready to give up their privacy.

• Engage With Your Employees: How to efficiently learn from what employees tell you?
• One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All: How to create an office space with multiple departments and cultures?
• Working Together: How can HR, technology and facilities executives create a successful change management process?

Tara Carcillo, Chief Executive Officer, The Clearing
John Civello, Vice President Corporate Real Estate and Workplace, PTC
Chad Lundeen, Global Real Estate Manager & Direct to Consumer Global Retail Platform and Innovation Leader, Sonos
Shannon Watson, HR Generalist, Starry Inc.
Marci Yaffa, Director, HR Busines Partner, The Hartford

GET INVOLED NEXT YEAR!

RETHINK Office of the Future Summit: Boston
The Harvard Club of Boston
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Conference Production:

John Ward
(646) 755-3164
jward@greenpearlevents.com

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937
amber@greenpearlevents.com

Registration:

Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
scott@greenpearlevents.com

SPONSOR

The sponsors of RETHINK Office not only make this conference possible, but they are among the most forward thinking organizations in the industry.

Interested in sponsoring the next conference? Contact Amber Collins at (646) 783-3937 or amber@greenpearlevents.com.

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LEAD SPONSOR

Varidesk

VARIDESK launched its trademark height-adjustable standing desk solution in 2013. The first product of its kind, VARIDESK was created to promote a healthier and more productive workspace in a way that was simple, flexible and easy to use. Today, VARIDESK is the world’s leading active workspaceinnovation company, creating affordable, height-adjustable standing desk solutions, as well as active office furniture and accessories that transform the way people and students work every day. VARIDESK has shipped products to over 130 countries and it is used in more than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Most VARIDESK products are in-stock and ready to ship within 24 hours, making it one of the quickest and most affordable ways to transform your workspace.

SPONSORS

Better Spaces
Cambridge
Cresa
HYM-180x145
Knoll
ioffice
View
Workrite Ergonomics

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