The summit that connects fast-growing workplace executives and forward-thinking commercial landlords.
GreenPearl is pleased to announce the third annual RETHINK Office of the Future: New York on September 5th, 2018, the only national conference that brings together innovative corporate occupiers (tenants) with forward-thinking landlords to discuss how workplace trends are affecting workplace strategy, leasing, design, construction, re-development, HR, IT and corporate strategy.
RETHINK Office of the Future offers opportunities to learn and connect through a variety of panels, presentations, keynotes, Q&A, workshops, private roundtables, one-on-one meeting software, site tours and VIP functions. While the conference is geared towards corporate real estate executives and office landlords, a few opportunities are available for select service providers, vendors and industry partners to participate as well.
We are excited to offer an exclusive site tour of one of New York City’s most exciting new office buildings, Silverstein Properties’ 3 World Trade Center. Don’t miss your opportunity to get exclusive behind the scenes look into what many in the industry are calling the most exciting office space the city has ever seen in years!
Get a first hand look at why some of the region’s most innovative companies like GroupM and McKinsey & Co are relocating there, discover some of the latest amenities, and tour innovative build outs and workplace strategies in action.
Two site tour time slots are available. Each site tour is strictly limited to 20 participants and requires a separate registration fee. Both tours will leave from The Academy of Sciences.
- 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Before the event sessions begin)
- 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (At the conclusion of the program)
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Interior Design Program Coordinator
NJIT College of Architecture & Design
Executive Vice President
New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
City of New York
GE Ecosystem Transformation Leader
Lotus Equity Group
Global Head of Corporate Development
Emily M. Dunn
Workplace Knowledge Consultant
SVP – Head Core Holdings
Vice President & Principal
Global Head Real Estate & Facilities
Vice President, Leasing
Vice President Workplace Strategy
Chief Executive Officer
Lotus Equity Group
Kratchman Architect P.C.
Global Corporate Services — New York
End User Experience and Workplace Innovation
Manager Workplace Transformation
Workplace Transformation Lead
Leading Workplace Strategy
& Occupant Experience
Vice President of Real Estate
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Head of Global Facilities & Operations
Senior Vice President Construction
Marcus J. Rayner
Vice Chairman | New York Region
Co-Founder & Principal
Director of Workplace Strategy
Johnson & Johnson
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
Director, UA Institute on Place
Wellbeing & Performance Research Director
University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Vice President Global Workplace and Enterprise Services
Director, Enterprise Technology
Senior Director Workplace Strategy
Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Marketing
Cambridge Sound Management
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
NYC Office Suites
The Instant Group
The Instant Group
Gabrielle Rubin Deveaux
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The Moinian Group
Johnson & Johnson
Exhibit Hall & Dining Area
Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Opens
Opening Presentation: A Glimpse into the World of the City’s Largest Office Tenant
A special presentation by Lisette Camilo, Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Beyond 9 to 5: The Future of Office Space and Occupier Needs
Never before has the dynamic of work been such in flux. As workspace needs, and technologies 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?
- Under One Roof: 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?
- One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All: How to create an office space with multiple departments and cultures?
- Marcus J. Rayner, Vice Chairman | New York Region, Colliers
- Adam Frazier, Vice President, Leasing, Oxford Properties
- Bill Edwards, SVP & Head of Core Holdings, Rockefeller Group
- Jon Sheh, Director of Workplace Strategy, Johnson & Johnson
- Ellen Albert, EVP, Viacom
- Gabrielle McMillan, Chief Executive Officer, Equiem
- Lauren Dennison, Design Director, Vocon
Closed Door Tenant Roundtable
Track A Session
Workspace 2020 – Technology and the Future of Work
Technology has always impacted how we work and interact. However, the pace at which it’s redefining work is happening faster than anyone could have realized. How do occupiers and landlords stay up to date on what systems will bring the most efficiency out of their buildings and workforce? How have the advances in technology and remote connectivity affected the tenants need for office space? How are tenants and landlords balancing the value of data gathering with the expectation of privacy? And what systems do employees want to be more productive?
- An Office Pangea: How has the Internet of Things (IoT) been able to assist landlords and tenants in configuring space?
- Size Matters: How the size of your building will impact your ability to implement the security and technology that your company requires
- The Great Balancing Act: How can technology improve collaboration and efficiency while also ensuring privacy and security?
- The Self-Aware Office: How will A.I. change everything?
- Philip Russo, Founding Partner, Metaprop Advisors
- Peter Cavanaugh, GE Ecosystem Transformation Leader, General Electric
- Andrew Natale, Senior Vice President Construction, SJP Properties
- Jonathan Schultz, Co-Founder & Principal, Onyx Equities
- Peter Babigian, Partner, Cerami Associates
- Keith Pelatowski, CEO, One Spot
- Dan Jackson, Director, Enterprise Technology, Crestron
Track B Session
Meeting Their Needs: What Talent Wants in the Workplace
The battle for talent at top firms, whether in tech, media, law, finance or beyond, is often an endeavor to be different if not better. When all things are equal (salary, job duties), office location, space, work policies, services and amenities can make a huge difference in a career move decision. And when looking to retain top talent, many employers need to create office spaces and policies that continue to support their teams as their life needs evolve. What should employers fighting for top talent focus on, to become and remain relevant to today’s best and brightest? In turn, what do office landlords need to provide to attract the best tenants?
- Best Places to Work: The role real estate can play in driving employee satisfaction
- Location as amenity: How to come to grips with employee’s commuting pain points
- All Ages: What services and amenities attract and retain team members across the spectrum
- Office DNA: Syncing up your workspace policies with your company culture to attract the right people
- Emily M. Dunn, Workplace Knowledge Consultant, Herman Miller
- Kevin Frankenberger, Global Head of Real Estate & Facilites, Revlon
- Tom Maldrie, Workplace Transformation Lead, Verizon
- Don Watson, Global Workplace and Enterprise Services, Merck
- Brendan McCarthy, Vice President of Real Estate, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Break & 1to1 Meetings
Closed Door Operators and Landlords Roundtable
Track A Session
Bringing Them Together: Designing a Work Utopia
Creating a people-centric workplace is not easy. When your are 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 managements process that will allow them 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?
- Steven Kratchman, Founding Prinicpal, Kratchman Architect P.C.
- Kevin Collins, CFO, Lotus Equity Group
- Razia Meyer, Head of Global Facilities & Operations, Shutterstock
- Karen Gill, Vice President Workplace Strategy, Fidelity Investments
- Michelle Lindgren, End User Experience and Workplace Innovation, Wells Fargo
- Phil Kirschner, Senior Director Workplace Strategy, WeWork
- Lance Podell, CEO, Better Spaces
Track B Session
Building Upgrades: Adapting Today’s Office Space for Tomorrow’s Challenges
New, smart and efficient office properties are popping like never before. But what about all the existing product that’s on the market? The market 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?
- David Brothers, Interior Design Program Coordinator, NJIT College of Architecture & Design
- Scott Leister, Managing Director – Global Corporate Services, Blackstone
- Michael Seeve, President, Mountain Development
- Jared Epstein, Vice President & Principal, Aurora Capital
- Phil McGovern, Managing Partner, Connell Foley
- David Sholkovitz, Vice President of Marketing, Cambridge Sound Management
From Data to Design: Creating an Evidence-Based Framework for Health in Buildings
- Esther M. Sternberg M.D., Director, UA Institute on Place Wellbeing & Performance Research Director, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Work Outside the Box: Redefining the Flexible Workspace
Gone are the days where work is merely coming into the office from 9-5. Millennial workers require their work to be more flexible. From freelancers to startup employees, there is an increase of workers untethered from a physical office who are free to roam the world. While these workers aren’t necessarily required to work out of a corporate office, they still need places where they can reliably get their work done. As this form of action becomes adopted by companies, the need for traditional office space becomes less critical. They are now turning to companies like Convene, WeWork, Breather and Regus to provide an all-in-one workplace solution. While coworking may offer a quick fix, is it the right future for how companies will need to work?
- Know Your Nomad: What do your employees want from a flexible workspace?
- Data and Decision Making: How to leverage data that coworking spaces can provide real-time
- From the Landlord’s Perspective: The value of having coworking in your building as an amenity
- The Cost-Benefit Analysis: Is coworking a more cost-effective alternative to redesigning your existing office?
- Melissa Marsh, Leading Workplace Strategy & Occupant Experience, Savills Studley
- Kevin Danehey, Global Head of Corporate Development, Brookfield Properties
- Nick Livigne, Coworking Lead & Manager Workplace Transformation, Verizon
- Ryan Simonetti, CEO & Cofounder, Convene
- K.C. Cleary, Partner, Fifth Wall
End of Day
Additional sessions to be announced.
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 RETHINK Office? Contact Amber Collins at (646) 783-3937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Map & Directions
The New York Academy of Sciences
250 Greenwich St.
New York City
About the Venue
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.
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