Thursday, September 10, 2015

Join the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University for our fourth annual Real Estate Strategies Conference.

1:00 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballrooms
$75 per person

The conference begins with our keynote speaker, April Rinne, with her talk, "The Sharing Economy: What does it mean for the future of real estate?"

Following our keynote speaker, two distinct panels will further discuss the changing commercial real estate market by focusing on the effects of changing demographics and the effect that innovation and technology have on industrial spaces.

The conference will close with an economic forecast from Dr. Mark EppliBell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. Always a popular speaker, he will focus on the changing economic landscape and its impact on commercial real estate.

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Schedule of events

12:30 p.m. Registration & networking
3rd floor, AMU
1:00 p.m. Welcome 
Nancy Haggerty
1:20 p.m.

Keynote - The Sharing Economy: What Does That Mean for the Future of Real Estate?

April Rinne, expert on global, trust-base innovation, and new marketplace creation and disruptive innovation

April Rinne
2:30 p.m. Panel: Changing Real Estate Needs for Changing Demographics
3:15 p.m. Break 
3:30 p.m.  Panel: How Innovation and Technology are Changing Industrial Space Needs Panelist 
4:15 p.m. Economic Forecast and The Impact of Millennials on Commercial Real Estate Mark Eppli
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Networking & cocktails

Keynote Speaker: April Rinne

The sharing economy is having and will have a significant impact on real estate - how it's used, owned, bought and masterplanned.  How do we as an industry anticipate those changes and embrace the associated opportunities? 

YastrowApril Rinne

  • Global Authority on the Sharing Economy
  • Expert on Global, Trust-Based Innovation
  • Expert on New Marketplace Creation and Disruptive Innovation
  • Globetrotter and Adventurer

April Rinne is a thought leader and advisor in the sharing economy. She builds strategy, guides conversations and tackles the key questions with a wide range of stakeholders from companies to governments, policy makers, investors, associations, educational institutions and non-profits.  In the process, she advocates rebuilding relationships, designing for resilience, and bringing invisible value to light.

April’s work in the sharing economy has both breadth and depth. She has advised Fortune 500 companies on business model innovation, local and national governments on policy reform, and investors on portfolio strategy and execution. She also tackles broader issues related to technological innovation, such as effects on the workplace, quality of life, travel and emerging markets.  She has spoken at range of events hosted by organizations including the World Economic Forum, the White House and the Aspen Institute.

Read more about this year's keynote speaker here.