Breakout Sessions

2018 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace
Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10:15 – 11:30 am

Choose Your Industry Education

Sponsored by Bock & Clark – An NV5 Company

Industrial Transformation: The Effects of Ecommerce on Logistics and Market Dynamics

Barbara Emmons Perrier, CBRE
Damon Austin, ProLogis
Kristina Madayag, KBC Advisors

Our world has changed with incredible power at our fingertips. Consumer behavior and buying habits have pushed industrial developers to transform warehouses from distribution centers into fulfillment centers. Fulfillment centers require different technology, new logistics require rethinking location, and staffing demands push parking needs. With local hubs, smaller scale and multistory industrial, the last mile logistics of distribution are changing the face of development. This session explores how industrial needs have changed and how the form and function of space today is pushed by consumer demand.

Blockchain: The Future is Now

Jeanette Flory-Sagan, Bentall Kennedy
Sheila Botting, Deloitte
Leslie Gahagan, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally change commercial real estate. Our industry takes pride in keeping aspects of operations secret in order to create a competitive advantage—including lease transactions, property prices, and valuations. However, secrets are hard to keep—and may not even be desired—in today’s hyperconnected and digitized world. Consider a commercial real estate world—similar to the record industry and publishing—where a greater demand for transparency, technology advancements and disintermediation is gradually making some of this information public through blockchain. Join industry thought leaders to learn more about this and how it may impact your work.

Stack and Stay: Are Pre-Fab Hotels the Future of Hospitality?

Christine Chipurnoi, USI Insurance Services
Jennifer Abuzeid, Marriott International
Rachel Lambert, Mogul Capital
Michael Merle, Guerdon Modular Buildings

With the cost and improved quality of construction, combined with the sprint to open doors sooner, many hoteliers are now leveraging an emerging trend in pre-fab construction. This innovative construction technique enables developers to pre-fab a hotel in several months instead of several years. Rooms with pre-selected interiors (everything is included, down to the lamp on the nightstand and bed linens) are shipped pre-built and ready to slide into place, hook up power and water, and welcome guests. This dramatic shift impacts almost every aspect of hotel development, from general contractors to the trades, design, insurance, project management, engineering, and architecture—and this technique may soon lend itself to other asset classes. This session will showcase the largest modular development in the US, a dual-branded Marriott. Marriott has over 50 hotels in the pipeline for 2018 that will be modular, including a large property in New York City.