RETHINK Office of the Future

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.

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

SITE TOUR

 

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

Ellen-Albert

Ellen Albert
EVP
Viacom

David Brothers

David Brothers
Interior Design Program Coordinator
NJIT College of Architecture & Design

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Ben Brown
Executive Vice President
Brookfield

Lisette Camilo

Lisette Camilo
Commissioner
New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)
City of New York

Peter Cavanaugh

Peter Cavanaugh
GE Ecosystem Transformation Leader
General Electric

K.C.Cleary

K.C. Cleary
Partner
Fifth Wall

Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins
CFO
Lotus Equity Group

Kevin Danehy

Kevin Danehy
Global Head of Corporate Development
Brookfield

Emily Dunn

Emily M. Dunn
Workplace Knowledge Consultant
Herman Miller

Bill-Edwards

Bill Edwards
SVP – Head Core Holdings
Rockefeller Group

 

Jared Epstein

Jared Epstein
Vice President & Principal
Aurora Capital

 

Kevin Frankenberger

Kevin Frankenberger
Global Head Real Estate & Facilities
Revlon

Adam Frazier

Adam Frazier
Vice President, Leasing
Oxford Properties

Karen Gill

Karen Gill
Vice President Workplace Strategy
Fidelity Investments

Ben-Korman

Ben Korman
Chief Executive Officer
Lotus Equity Group

Steven Kratchman

Steven Kratchman
Founding Principal
Kratchman Architect P.C.

Scott Leister

Scott Leister
Managing Director
Global Corporate Services — New York
Blackstone

Michelle Lindgren

Michelle Lindgren
End User Experience and Workplace Innovation
Wells Fargo

Nick LiVigne

Nick LiVigne
Manager Workplace Transformation
Verizon

Tom Maldrie

Tom Maldrie
Workplace Transformation Lead
Verizon

Melissa Marsh

Melissa Marsh
Leading Workplace Strategy
& Occupant Experience
Savills Studley

Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy
Vice President of Real Estate
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co

Phil McGovern

Phil McGovern
Managing Partner
Connell Foley

Razia-Meyer

Razia Meyer
Head of Global Facilities & Operations
Shutterstock

Andrew Natale

Andrew Natale
Senior Vice President Construction
SJP Properties

Marcus Rayner

Marcus J. Rayner
Vice Chairman | New York Region
Colliers

Philip Russo

Philip Russo
Founding Partner
Metaprop Advisors

Jonathan Schultz

Jonathan Schultz
Co-Founder & Principal
Onyx Equities

Michael Seeve

Michael Seeve
President
Mountain Development

Jon Sheh

Jon Sheh
Director of Workplace Strategy
Johnson & Johnson

Ryan Simonetti

Ryan Simonetti
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Convene

Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.

Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.
Director, UA Institute on Place
Wellbeing & Performance Research Director
University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Don Watson

Don Watson
Vice President Global Workplace and Enterprise Services
Merck

Peter Babigian

Peter Babigian
Partner
Cerami Associates

Lauren Dennison

Lauren Dennison
Design Director
Vocon

Dan Jackson

Dan Jackson
Director, Enterprise Technology
Crestron

Phil Kirschner

Phil Kirschner
Senior Director Workplace Strategy
WeWork

Gabrielle-McMillan

Gabrielle McMillan
Chief Executive Officer
Equiem

Keith Pelatowski

Keith Pelatowski
CEO
One Spot

Lance Podell

Lance Podell
CEO
Better Spaces

David Sholkovitz

David Sholkovitz
Vice President of Marketing
Cambridge Sound Management

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

Sara Baldi
McKesson

Jesse Beatus
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Isaac Buchler
Kushner

Deidre Buzzetto
Lenovo

Ed Carroll
NYC Office Suites

Michelle Cleverdon
Capital One

Robert Corbi
The Instant Group

Tommy Craig
Hines

Gethin Davies
The Instant Group

Gabrielle Rubin Deveaux
BuzzFeed

Lucia Diana
Verizon

Chris Hamilton
Moody’s

Mariel Hart
NY Post

Paul Kelterborn
Time Equities

Karen Lalli
GLG

Michelle Lindgren
Wells Fargo

Nicole Meyer
Kushner

Ryan Mitchell
MediaMath

Lori O’Connell
Medidata

Jack Pugliese
WWE

Raj Ramroop
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Melissa Reinke
General Electric

Michael Rudin
Rudin Management

Alexandra Sanchez
Guardian Life

Peter Smith
Moody’s

Stephen Snell
Santander

Deborah Stoller
Audible

Simon Wasserberger
Equity Office

Gregg Weisser
The Moinian Group

Cadi Withers
AppNexus

Steve Yates
Vox Media

Jim Young
Marriott

Joy Young
Johnson & Johnson

Karen Zabarsky
Kushner

Ralph Zucker
Somerset Development

Jeannine Antus
Captivate

Robert Cooper
Workrite Ergonomics

John McLaughlin
WIN Connectivity

GET INVOLVED!

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

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Starred (★) Sessions Have Limited Access
(Contact Scott to get involved: scott@greenpearlevents.com)

8:00 AM

Exhibit Hall & Dining Area

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Opens

Hosted by:

Aggressive Energy

8:50 AM

General Session

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM

General Session


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

9:20 AM

General Session


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?

Moderator:

  • Marcus J. Rayner, Vice Chairman | New York Region, Colliers

Speakers:

  • 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

10:15 AM

General Session


Morning Break

Hosted by:

Serendipity

10:15 AM

Closed Door Tenant Roundtable

10:45 AM

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?

Moderator:

  • Philip Russo, Founding Partner, Metaprop Advisors

Speakers:

  • 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

10:45 AM

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

Moderator:

  • Emily M. Dunn, Workplace Knowledge Consultant, Herman Miller

Speakers:

  • 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

11:30 AM

Break & 1to1 Meetings

Hosted by:

Serendipity

11:45 AM

Closed Door Operators and Landlords Roundtable

12:00 PM

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?

Moderator:

  • Steven Kratchman, Founding Prinicpal, Kratchman Architect P.C.

Speakers:

  • 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

12:00 PM

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?

Moderator:

  • David Brothers, Interior Design Program Coordinator, NJIT College of Architecture & Design

Speakers:

  • 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

12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

General Session


From Data to Design: Creating an Evidence-Based Framework for Health in Buildings

Speaker:

  • Esther M. Sternberg M.D., Director, UA Institute on Place Wellbeing & Performance Research Director, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

1:25 PM

General Session


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?

Moderator:

  • Melissa Marsh, Leading Workplace Strategy & Occupant Experience, Savills Studley

Speakers:

  • 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

2:15 PM

End of Day

Additional sessions to be announced.

OUR SPONSORS

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 amber@greenpearlevents.com.

Aggressive Energy
Better-Spaces
Cambridge
Cerami
Crestron
CrowdComfort
equiem
Knotel
Serendipity Labs
Verrex
Vocon
WeWork
Workrite Ergonomics

GET INVOLVED!

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

VENUE

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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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