Bridging the Needs of Owners and Occupiers

June 20th & 21st

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How Can We Co-Build the Next Generation Commercial Office Building?

The corporation was born 115 years ago, and since then every American’s life within the office has been transformed.

Aside from space and cost optimization, what hasn’t really changed much (until recently) is how we holistically build a workplace—not just design and construction but organizational culture and how amenities become part of the leasing footprint. Plenty of offices today offer employees nicer elevators, grand lobbies, a bigger fridge, and maybe a ping-pong table. However, what they are truly longing for (and a workplace should provide) is an experience—what people have come to expect at a five-star hotel, their favorite restaurant, their spin class, or offices like Apple Park.

That’s why Convene is bringing CRE owners and occupiers together to discuss how we can address the needs of tomorrow’s talent. Join owners, occupiers, and commercial real-estate veterans such as Ric Clark, Chairman of Brookfield Property Group, Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO of RXR Realty, and Peter Barnett, Real Estate Strategy Leader at PWC in a journey towards defining the next generation of CRE amenities.


General Session 4 Times Square Wednesday, June 20, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
3:00pm – 3:30pm Opening Remarks
Chris Kelly, President and Chief Development Officer, Convene
3:30pm – 4:00pm Workforce Trends
Peter Barnett, Real Estate Strategy Leader, PWC
Willem VanDooijeweert, Managing Director, PWC
4:00pm – 4:30pm Landlord Trends
Ric Clark, Chairman, Brookfield & Ryan Simonetti, CEO, Convene
4:30pm – 5:15pm Social Responsibility
Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO, RXR
5:15pm – 6:15pm Reception
Welcome Dinner 237 Park Ave Wednesday, June 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Transportation from General Session to Welcome Dinner Provided by Cadillac Book
Collaborative Sessions 101 Greenwich Street Thursday, June 21, 8:30am – 1:00pm
9:00am – 9:45am Opening
Joyce Bromberg, Chief Strategy Officer, Convene
9:45am – 10:45am
Industry Small Groups: Owners & Operators
10:45am – 11:15am
Industry Collaboration: Owners & Operators
11:15am – 12:00pm
Collaborative General Session


Ric Clark

Chairman Brookfield

Scott Rechler

Chairman and CEO RXR

Peter Barnett

Real Estate Strategy Leader PWC

Willem VanDooijeweert

Managing Director PWC

Ryan Simonetti

CEO Convene