The next RETHINK Office: New York takes place on September 17, 2019. Join corporate real estate executives, office property leaders and workplace specialists as we gather for the fourth annual event in New York City. This year’s keynote speaker is Bill Rudin, CEO of Rudin Management, a driving force behind the cutting edge Dock 72 office building in the Brooklyn Navy Yards.

This year’s conference offers a bold opportunity to re-examine many closely held beliefs about how office space should be designed, taking a fresh look at workplace strategy, office building design, employee-friendly technology and major cost savings initiatives. We will look at current trends and key pain points shared by large and fast changing tenants, giving special attention to the massive shift towards flexible office strategies. On tap are expert panels, focused interactive workshops, closed-door roundtables and educational presentations.

Already involved are top real estate executives from Netflix, McDonald’s, Google, Nuveen, Silverstein Properties, Boston Properties, EQ Office, the Moinian Group and more. Save the date or just register today at the early rate before the price goes up. Don’t miss this special opportunity to connect with your peers, update your knowledge and rethink office.


Conference Production:

Ajna Adams
(646) 701-7982
E-mail me


Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
E-mail me

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 783-3940
E-mail me


Bill Rudin

Bill Rudin
Rudin Management


Ellen Albert

Ellen Albert

Galina Breslav

Galina Breslav
Senior Director – Asset Management

Marty Burger

Marty Burger
Silverstein Properties

Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon
VP – Workplace Services
American Express

London Kemp

London Kemp
Global Head – Corporate Real Estate

Adam Lutz

Adam Lutz
Real Estate Project Executive

Scott Philips

Scott Philips
Director – Workplace Management
McDonald’s Corporation

John Powers

John Powers
EVP & Regional Manager – New York
Boston Properties

Simon Wasserberger

Simon Wasserberger
SVP & Portfolio Director
EQ Office

Gregg Weisser

Gregg Weisser
EMD – Commercial & Retail Leasing
The Moinian Group

David Chiapoco

David Chiapoco
Head of Marketing

Craig Henricksen

Craig Henricksen
VP – Product

Brian Klansky

Brian Klansky
Regional Director
View | Dynamic Glass

David Klatt

David Klatt
VP – Business Development
Logical Buildings

Gabrielle McMillan

Gabrielle McMillan

Megan Spinos

Megan Spinos
Director – Workplace Strategy


Tenant Companies

Building Owners

  • Airbnb
  • Audible
  • Blender Workspace
  • Bloomberg
  • BNY Mellon
  • Breather
  • BuzzFeed
  • Capital One
  • Chase
  • Citi
  • Coalition
  • Connell Foley
  • Dataminr
  • DCAS
  • Deloitte
  • E*TRADE Financial
  • Etsy
  • General Electric
  • Gerson Lehrman Group
  • Google
  • Guardian Life Insurance
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Lenovo
  • Marriott International
  • MediaMath
  • Merck
  • Mongo DB
  • Moody’s
  • Netflix
  • Palantir Technologies
  • Qube
  • Quest Workspaces
  • Revlon
  • Santander
  • TD Bank
  • The Durst Organization
  • Tumblr
  • Vanguard
  • Verizon
  • VOX Media
  • Wells Fargo
  • WeWork
  • WWE
  • WPP Group USA
  • Adams Real Estate
  • Albanese Organization
  • Aurora Capital Associates
  • Avalon Communities
  • AXA IM Real Assets
  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • BlackRock
  • Blackstone Group
  • Brookfield
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Citadel Group
  • DCAS
  • Drucker Associates
  • Edison Properties
  • EQ Office
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Google
  • Granite Properties
  • Greystone Management
  • Heritage Equity Partners
  • Hines
  • Invesco Real Estate
  • Kushner
  • L&L Holding Company
  • Lotus Equity Group
  • MHP Real Estate
  • Millennium Partners
  • Mountain Development
  • Onyx Equities
  • Oxford
  • Nuveen
  • RFR
  • Rockefeller Group
  • RXR Realty
  • Sage Realty Corp.
  • SJP Properties
  • SL Green Realty Corp.
  • Somerset Development
  • Supreme Estates
  • The Durst Organization
  • The Moinian Group
  • Time Equities
  • Trinity Real Estate
  • Vornado Realty Trust
  • Wright Partners

Tenant Titles

Building Owners Titles

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Growth Officer
  • Chief of Staff
  • Co-Founder
  • Director – Global Marketing
  • Director – Real Estate & Facilities
  • Director – Workplace Strategy
  • Executive Director – Global Real Estate Services
  • Executive Director – Workplace Strategy
  • Executive Managing Director
  • Facilities Operations Manager
  • Founder
  • Global Director
  • Global Head – Corporate Real Estate
  • Global Head – RE & Facilities
  • Head – Hospitality
  • Head – Real Estate Strategy
  • Manager – Campus Operations
  • Manager – Global Real Estate
  • Manager – Real Estate Marketing
  • Managing Director – Workplace Experience & Strategy
  • Real Estate Executive
  • Senior Director – Corporate Real Estate
  • Senior Manager – Space Planning
  • Senior Specialist – Global Workplace Strategy
  • Senior Transaction Manager
  • Strategic Account Manager
  • SVP – Portfolio Director
  • VP – Corporate Facilities & Real Estate
  • VP – Workplace Strategy
  • Workplace Strategist
  • Chairman & Founder
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Co-Founder & Principal
  • Director – Asset Management
  • EVP & Managing Director
  • Executive Vice President
  • Founding Partner
  • General Manager
  • Global Head – Corporate Development
  • Leasing Director
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • President
  • Principal
  • Principal
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Managing Director – New York
  • Senior Vice President
  • SVP – Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • SVP – Construction
  • SVP – Director of Leasing
  • SVP – Head Core Holdings
  • SVP – Leasing
  • Vice Chairman – NY Region
  • VP – Asset Management
  • VP – Capital Project Manager
  • VP – Director of Leasing
  • VP – Director of Prop Mgmt & Construction
  • VP – Head of New York Leasing
  • VP – Leasing


  • David Berkey, EVP, L&L Holding Company
  • Kimberly Bombery Smith, Senior Director Workplace Strategy, Knoll
  • David Brothers, Interior Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Tracey Brower, Principal, Applied Research + Consulting, Steelcase
  • Ben Brown, Managing Partner, Brookfield
  • Maggie Burns, Head of Operations, Breather
  • AJ Camhi, SVP, RFR
  • Lisette Camilo, Commissioner, NYC DCAS
  • Peter Cavanaugh, GE Eco-Transformation Leader, General Electric
  • K.C. Cleary, Partner, Fifth Wall
  • Michelle Cleverdon, Workplace Strategy & Design Lead, Capital One
  • Kevin Collins, CFO, Lotus Equity Group
  • Tommy Craig, Senior Managing Director – New York, Hines
  • Kevin Danehy, Global Head of Corporate Development, Brookfield
  • Lucia Diana, Global Real Estate, Verizon
  • Emily Dunn, Strategic Account Manager, Herman Miller
  • Bill Edwards, SVP – Head Core Holdings, Rockefeller Group
  • Bill Elder, EVP & Managing Director, New York City, RXR Realty
  • Jared Epstein, VP & Principal, Aurora Capital Associates
  • Kevin Frankenberger, Global Head Real Estate and Facilities, Revlon
  • Adam Frazier, VP – Head of NY Leasing, Oxford Properties
  • Karen Gill, VP – Workplace Strategy, Fidelity Investments
  • Allyson Hajdu, Director of Real Estate & Facilities, Mongo DB
  • Mariel Hart, Senior Director of Administrative Operations, New York Post
  • Jamie Hodari, Co-Founder & CEO, Industrious Office
  • Hank Jonap, Princicpal, SL Green Realty Corp.
  • Gary Keene, Manager AV, Google
  • London Kemp, Global Head of Corporate Real Estate, Netflix 
  • Phil Kirschner, Director of Workplace Strategy, WeWork
  • Ben Korman, CEO, Lotus Equity Group
  • Steven Kratchman, Founding Principal, Kratchman Architect, P.C.
  • Karen Lalli, Director, Global Workplace and Facilities, GLG
  • David Lathrop, Director, Applied Research Network, Steelcase
  • Scott Leister, Global Head of RE & Facilities, Blackstone Group
  • Rob Leon, Senior Vice President, Structure Tone
  • Michelle Lindgren, Workplace Innovation, Wells Fargo 
  • Tom Maldrie, Workplace Transformation Lead, Verizon
  • Justin Mardex, Executive Director – Workplace Strategy, Chase
  • Melissa Marsh, Founder & CEO, Plastarc 
  • Brendan McCarthy, Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
  • Phil McGovern, Managing Partner, Connell Foley
  • Nicole Meyer, Principal, Kushner Companies
  • Toby Moskovits, CEO, Heritage Equity Partners
  • Andrew Natale, SVP – Construction, SJP Properties
  • Tido Pesenti, Global Real Estate, Procurement & Travel, Airbnb  
  • Jack Pugliese, VP – Global Facilities & RE, WWE
  • Marcus Rayner, Vice Chairman New York Region, Colliers International
  • Gabi Rubin Deveaux, Sr. Director of Corporate RE, BuzzFeed
  • Michael Rudin, Vice President, Rudin Management
  • Phil Russo, Founding Partner, MetaProp NYC
  • Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder & Principal, Onyx Equities
  • Brian Schwagerl, Principal, BGS Advisory Services
  • Michael Seeve, President, Mountain Development Corp.
  • Jon Sheh, Director of Workplace Strategy, Johnson & Johnson
  • Deborah Stoller, Senior Workplace Strategist, Audible 
  • David Sturner, Principal, MHP Real Estate Services
  • Ritu Vij, Director, BlackRock
  • Simon Wasserberger, SVP – Portfolio Director, EQ Office
  • Don Watson, VP Global Workplace and Enterprise Services, Merck
  • Gregg Weisser, SVP – Director of Leasing, The Moinian Group
  • Steven Yates, Director of Real Estate & Office Operations, VOX Media
  • Jim Young, VP Corporate Facilities & Real Estate, Marriott International


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 a RETHINK conference? Contact Amber Collins at (646) 783-3940 or

  • Aggressive Energy
  • Cambridge Sound Management
  • Equiem
  • Kinestral Technologies
  • Logical Buildings
  • Vocon


  • Better Spaces
  • Breather
  • Bolour Associates
  • CBRE
  • Convene
  • CPS Security
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Delos Living
  • Engineered Tax Services
  • The Instant Group
  • Selbert Perkins Design
  • SOM
  • Varidesk
  • View Dynamic Glass
  • Valet Living
  • WeWork
  • WIN
  • Workrite Ergonomics


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 a RETHINK conference? Contact Amber Collins at (646) 783-3940 or

Aggressive Energy
Cambridge Sound Management


The Instant Group
Valet Living
Workrite Ergonomics


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250 Greenwich Street
New York City


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40th Floor
250 Greenwich Street
New York City

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For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.


Throughout its history, the Academy’s Membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks of life, including U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin, Margaret Mead, and many more. Today, the Academy numbers over 20,000 Members in 100+ countries, with a President’s Council that includes 30 Nobel Laureates, and a distinguished Board of Governors comprised of leaders from business, academia, and philanthropy.


RETHINK Office is a national conference series held in cities where high cost office property intersects with high cost office workers, driving a powerful business need to control expenses while also doing everything possible to activate real estate as a tool to attract and retain talent.

Participants are largely corporate real estate executives from large and/or fast changing organizations, as well as office property managers, owners and developers. In addition, select attendees with expertise in areas of design, technology, data, leasing, law, accounting and workplace strategy participate. The goals of each event vary by region but inevitably revolve around central themes of workplace strategy and design, development and construction, leasing and management, technology and innovation, with the aim to identify key factors that influence employee attraction, productivity, connectivity, collaboration, health and wellness and energy use, while identifying ways to reduce expense per square foot.


I appreciated the chance to participate and wanted to compliment you on putting on a terrific conference. The speakers were informative and compelling and the panels were topical and relevant. – David Brothers, New Jersey Institute of Technology

The event was a success for us. Very happy with the level of senior contacts at the event and the quality of the discussions/content. – Gabrielle McMillan, Equiem

I thought the speakers were excellent. I was most impressed by the many high-level people from large and well-regarded companies who came and participated. In that regard, it was one of the best events I’ve been to. – Michael Seeve, Mountain Development


Conference Production:

Ajna Adams
(646) 701-7982
E-mail me


Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912
E-mail me

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 783-3940
E-mail me

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