Past Programs


September 12, 2017 - University of St. Thomas

Topic: The Future of the Daily Commute


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June 13, 2017 - Doubletree

Topic Transformative Trends in CRE


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May 9, 2017 - Millwright Building

Topic It’s Only People and Money… Deal, Design and Delivery


Click here to download the Ryan Presentation (pdf).

Click here to download the Xcel Energy Presentation (pdf).

April 11, 2017 - Edina Country Club

TopicData Center Site Selection Best Practices


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March 14, 2017 - Town and Country Club

Topic: A Creative Approach to Change Management


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February 14, 2017 - Doubletree by Hilton

Topic: What is Neuroscience Teaching Us?


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January 10, 2017-LaSalle Plaza, CBRE

Topic: Cost Segregation


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September 13, 2016-University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus

Topic: Breaking the Ice: Diversity + Competitiveness in Commercial Real Estate

Click here to download Regional Challenge pdf
Click here to download Diversity & Inclusion at Duke pdf
Click here to download Driving Diversity & Inclusion Presentation pdf

July 15, 2016-Bayview Event Center, Excelsior,  MN

Topic: Change Their Minds and Change Their World: How Real Estate Professionals Can Lead Change For Clients and Colleagues

Speaker:

Dr. David Farrar, Koliso | The Psychology of Business

 

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Click here for the Master Motivations handout. Click here for the Change Management Framework handout.

 

June 14, 2016-Travelers, Saint Paul,  MN

Topic: The Miracle on Ecolab Place

              


Speakers:

Bob Dompke, Ecolab

Tina Hoye, NTH, Inc.

Jeff LaFavre, IAG Commercial

Greg Sharpe, Travelers

April 12, 2016-Be The Match, Minneapolis MN

Topic: Business Strategy to Real Estate Strategy: Be The Match CEO + Team Tell Story with Tour



Speakers:

Tracy Schmidt, Senior VP, Human Resources, Be the Match

Lisa Pool, Principal, Director of Workplace, Perkins+Will

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March 8, 2016-TCF Headquarters, Plymouth, MN

Topic: TCF Consolidates at Plymouth Corporate Center


Speakers:

Jim LaPlante, Executive Vice President at TCF

J.P Pawluk, Director of Facilities at TCF

Andi Simon, Project Manager at C&WN

 

February 9, 2016-DoubleTree Park Place, St. Louis Park, MN

Topic: Disruptive Innovation and Corporate Real Estate: How should CRE's respond?

Speaker:

Vik Bangia, Verum Consulting, LLC

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January 12, 2016-DoubleTree Park Place, St. Louis Park, MN

Topic: The 100,000 Worker Shortfall - How Minnesota & Corporate Real Estate are Responding

Speakers:

Susan Brower, State of Minnesota
Peter Frosch, Greater MSP
Victoria Schanen, LeadPages

Click on the speakers' names to view their presentations. 

 

 

December 8, 2015-Mayo Clinic Square, Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Extreme Makeover: Renewing Real Estate Assets in Downtown Minneapolis

Speakers:

Ted Johnson, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
Murray Kornberg, CBRE
Kelly Mansell, Mortenson Construction

November 10, 2015-DoubleTree Park Place, St. Louis Park, MN

Topic: Lessons from the New Workplace 

Speakers:

Lisa Rogers, UHG
Tiffany Bagley, CBRE
Mike Nordstrom, General Mills

September 9, 2015-University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Workplace Jeopardy!

Speakers:
Brian Dusek, JLL
Sam Edelstein, MSR
Molly Jones, Steelcase
Lisa Pool, Perkins+Will

 Click here to view the presentation.

July 17, 2015-BayView Event Center, Excelsior, MN

Topic: "An Owners Guide to the Future" with Futurist David Zach 

Speaker:
David Zach, Futurist

Click here for the slides from the end user event. Click here for the slides from the main presentation.

June 15, 2015-CHS Field, St. Paul, MN

Topic: Baseball, Real Estate & Regional Economic Development at CHS Field, new home of the St. Paul Saints!

Speaker:
St. Paul Mayor, Chris Coleman
GREATER MSP CEO/Executive Director, Michael Langley
City of St. Paul Planning and Economic Development Director, Jonathan Sage-Martinson

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May 12, 2015-Surly Brewery, Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Beer Oriented Development with Site Search, Brownfield Remediation, Economic Complexity + Tour and Tasting

Speaker:
Omar Ansari, Founder of Surly Brewing 

April 14, 2015-DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Driving Workplace Transformation at Thomson
Reuters: Evolution or Revolution? 

Speakers:
William Janvrin, Vice President of Design & Construction,
Thomson Reuters
Rachel Casanova, Director of Workplace, Principal, Perkins+Will

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March 12, 2015-DoubleTree Park Place, 
Minneapolis, MN
Topic: Improving Business Performance Through the New Workplace

Speaker:
Michael E. Bahr, AIA, Senior Research Specialist, Haworth, Inc. 

March 10, 2015-DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN
Topic: 
Improving Business Performance Through the Workplace

Speaker:
Michael E. Bahr, AIA, Senior Research Specialist - Haworth, Inc.

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February 10, 2015-DoubleTree Park Place,
Minneapolis, MN
Topic: Resilient Design Principles and Facility
Risk Response


Speaker:
Doug Pierce: AIA, LEED FELLOW, SMART AP - Perkins+Will 

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January 13, 2015-DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN
Topic:
Federal Reserve Sage Reviews Past and Predicts Future

Speaker:
Toby Madden, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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December 9, 2014-Northrop Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
Topic:
The New Northrop: A Strategic Real Estate Asset for the University of Minnesota

Speakers:
James Litsheim, Project Manager, Capital Planning & Project Management, University of Minnesota
Tom Fisher, Dean, College of Design, University of Minnesota
Doug Gerlach, HGA Architects and Engineers
Ken Styrlund, JE Dunn Construction




November 11, 2014-UnitedHealth Group Optum Campus, Eden Prairie, MN
Topic: 
UnitedHealth Group's Real Estate Development: A Conversation led by Restor Johnson
Speakers: ​ 
Restor Johnson, Vice President, Real Estate Services, UnitedHealth Group



September 9, 2014-University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
Topic: 
Millennial Insights for Corporate Real Estate: The Future from CoreNet Young Leaders
Speakers: ​
Alexandra Tseffos, Fluid Interiors 
Doug Schmitz, Hendricksen 
Danny Buettner, Cassidy Turley 

Stephanie Shepard, RSP Architects 
Jessica Wolkoff, Perkins + Will 
Barry Stoffel, Greiner Construction 
Rome Poppler, UnitedHealth Group



July 18, 2014-Bay View Event Center, Excelsior, MN
Topic: 
Blue Zones Principles applied for Corporate Real Estate

Speaker: ​ 
Dan Buettner, noted Blue Zones author

To learn more about Dan Buettner and the Blue Zones Project, please click here


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June 10, 2014-DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN
Topic:
Global Corporate Real Estate Services―The Microsoft Global Integrator Model: An Insider's Perspective

Speaker: ​
Kathy Ehrmann, Regional Americas Lead, Microsoft Global Integrator Services; Senior Managing Director, CBRE



May 15, 2014-Land O' Lakes, Arden Hills, MN
Topic:
Land o Lakes: Investing in the Future

Speakers:
Marcia Droege, Land o Lakes Director, Facilities and Real Estate, Brian Weatherford, Perkins+Will Brand Strategist

To view the presentation, please click here.



April 8, 2014-DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN
Topic:
Back to the City―Why Major Organizations are Choosing Urban Sites

Speakers:  Brent Hanson,
Vice President of Corporate Properties Group, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Jim Schumer, Vice President of Global Operations US, Coloplast, Dr. Jeffrey W. Chell, CEO, Be The Match



March 11, 2014-DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN
Topic: The Choice-Driven Workplace―Why it Matters to Millennials [and the rest of us.]

Speakers:
  Matthew Manning, Research Associate & Millennial, HGA Architects & Engineers, Gail Hesselbrock, Director - Project Management, Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq, Judy Hollander, Director of Property Services, Hennepin County, David Paeper AIA, CID, Principal & Vice President, HGA Architects & Engineers



February 11, 2014-DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN
Topic: Breaking Through the Walls- Using Change Management to Increase Success in Facilities Projects

Speakers: 
Wendy Davidson, Programs Committee, Donald L. DeCramer, P.E., Chair, Division of Research/Administrative Project Services Chair, Division of Architectural & Engineering Design Services, The Mayo Clinic, Darci S. Kopischke, Associate Chair, Advancement Services, Department of Development, The Mayo Clinic, Carol Curoe, President, The Langlee Group, Inc.



January 14, 2014-DoubleTree Park Place, Minneapolis, MN

Speaker:
Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota State Economist and Cathy Schmidt, Programs Committee







February 10, 2015-DoubleTree Park Place, 
Minneapolis, MN
Topic: Resilient Design Principles and Facility 
Risk Response


Speaker:
Doug Pierce: AIA, LEED FELLOW, SMART AP - Perkins+Will 

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September 9, 2015-University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Workplace Jeopardy!

Speakers:
Brian Dusek, JLL
Sam Edelstein, MSR
Molly Jones, Steelcase
Lisa Pool, Perkins+Will

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September 9, 2015-University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Workplace Jeopardy!

Speakers:
Brian Dusek, JLL
Sam Edelstein, MSR
Molly Jones, Steelcase
Lisa Pool, Perkins+Will

 Click here to view the presentation.

 

September 9, 2015-University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Workplace Jeopardy!

Speakers:
Brian Dusek, JLL
Sam Edelstein, MSR
Molly Jones, Steelcase
Lisa Pool, Perkins+Will

 Click here to view the presentation.

 

September 9, 2015-University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Workplace Jeopardy!

Speakers:
Brian Dusek, JLL
Sam Edelstein, MSR
Molly Jones, Steelcase
Lisa Pool, Perkins+Will

 Click here to view the presentation.