(Updated August 6, 2019 to reflect new upcoming events.)
Networking is still a very essential component to being successful in the commercial real estate industry.
As Reonomy’s own VP of Marketing likes to say, “commercial real estate is a handshake business.”
Industry events cater to that business more than anything else.
Commercial real estate events offer a variety of relationship-building opportunities.
That includes sponsorship opportunities to build brand awareness, speaking engagements to establish thought leadership, and educational workshops to stay in-tune with new trends.
The commercial real estate calendar is packed full of events, covering a broad range of topics, for a broad range of professionals.
Commercial Real Estate Conferences
This comprehensive guide covers the top commercial real estate conferences of 2019—including whether or not you’ll find Reonomy there (be sure to stop by and say hello).
(Updated as of August 2019)
AI IN FINANCE SUMMIT
➲ September 5, 2019 | New York, NY
The AI in Finance Summit, voted #1 Best Artificial Intelligence Conference for Business Leaders in 2018-2019, welcomes over 400 guests and 60 expert speakers for 2019.
The summit focuses on the latest in AI & machine learning tools and techniques, welcoming keynote speakers from academia and industry.
NAI GLOBAL ANNUAL CONVENTION
➲ September 9, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV
The NAI Global Annual Convention, the NAI’s largest event, provides attendees with the opportunity to network and present their brand to a wide audience. Exhibit spaces at the convention are only $6,000.
Global staff are also on-hand to help you form new connections and strengthen existing relationships.
June 06, 2019 | I.CON West 2019 | Long Beach, CA
➲ September 12-13, 2019 | I.CON East 2019 | Jersey City, NJ
➲ October 14-16, 2019 | CRE.Converge | Los Angeles, CA
The NAIOP (National Association for Industrial and Office Parks) hold several events for commercial real estate professionals throughout the year.
One of their largest events, the CRE. Converge is attended by over 1,500 commercial real estate professionals and provides engaging programming from industry leaders.
In addition, NAIOP’s I.CON West event, the largest national event for industrial real estate professionals, welcomes over 700+ industrial real estate professionals.
I.CON East (NAIOP), I.CON’s sister event, draws in hundreds of global industrial real estate professionals to discuss the latest industry trends and technologies.
April 16-18, 2019 | Spring Meeting | Nashville, TN
➲ September 18-21 | Fall Meeting | Washington D.C.
The ULI (Urban Land Institute) Fall and Spring Meetings draw in thousands commercial real estate professionals every year and features content, tours, and networking events for developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, and policymakers alike.
This event is unique in that nearly every sector of the commercial real estate industry is represented, making your attendance all the more worthwhile.
January 16-18, 2019 | Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing | Laguna Beach, CA April 29-30, 2019 | Real Estate Family Office | Dana Point, CA
➲ September 19, 2019 | Opportunity Zones Midwest | Chicago, IL
➲ October 16-17, 2019 | Mid-Market Multifamily Forum | Chicago, IL
IMN (Information Management Network) is a preeminent organizer of commercial real estate forums around the United States.
Events themes range from topics such as Middle Market Multifamily in the Midwest, Real Estate Office & Private Wealth Management, Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing, and more.
IMN events feature highly vetted industry leaders as speakers and panelists, which facilitates a productive networking environment.
SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL
➲ September 23-26, 2019 | Salt Lake City, UT
The Solar Power International, presented by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), covers the latest in trends, technologies, and services in the solar industry.
This event is part of the Solar Power Events series, which holds many events across the nation each year. See a full list of this year’s Solar Power Events here.
CREW NETWORK CONVENTION AND MARKETPLACE
➲ September 25-27, 2019 | Orlando, FL
Comprised of over 1,000 members, CREW Network is a premier networking organization for women working in commercial real estate.
Their annual CREW Network Convention and Marketplace provides a series of enlightening seminars, professional development opportunities, and features an impressive lineup of speakers.
CCIM GLOBAL CONFERENCE
➲ October 12-16, 2019 | San Diego, CA
The CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Institute is a professional network for commercial real estate professionals that seeks to arrange opportunities for its members via educational programming.
The Institute also provides recognition for those who have demonstrated their excellence in the industry through the conferment of the CCIM designation, a certification granted to real estate leaders who have completed high-level coursework in financial and market analysis.
Every year, the Institute’s conference brings together commercial real estate professionals, CCIM members or not, to exchange ideas around topics such as crowdfunding, big data, and technology.
March 4, 2019 | Boston, MA
➲ October 16, 2019 | New York
CREtech is a leading source for all things tech in the commercial real estate space.
Since launching their event two-city series in 2017, CREtech has grown to include Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.
CREtech’s events are stacked with top-notch panelists and allow for fun, yet productive networking opportunities in a casual atmosphere.
April 10 – 13, 2019 | Washington, DC
➲ October 17-19, 2019 | Portland, OR
SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) hosts two bi-annual conferences that connect top brokers, agents, and professionals in commercial real estate for three days of relationship-building, educational workshops (redeemable for real estate continuing education credit in some states), and social opportunities.
CORENet GLOBAL SUMMIT
➲ October 20, 2019 | Anaheim, CA
CORENet Global Summit attracts over 2,000 attendees from the corporate real estate sector and features over 200 speakers and 100 breakout educational sessions, providing ample opportunities to network and develop your industry knowledge.
MBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
➲ October 27-30, 2019 | Austin, TX
MBA’s Annual Conference, America’s largest event for real estate finance professionals, hosts an eclectic range of general sessions, talks, and networking events for mortgage lending professionals.
From detailed discussions on strategy to expert insights on market trends, the conference delivers for attendees at every level of their career.
COUNSELORS OF REAL ESTATE ANNUAL CONVENTION
➲ November 6, 2019 | Nashville, TN
The Counselors of Real Estate Annual Convention gathers leading property professionals, including principals of real estate, legal, and accounting firms, government officials, and academics, to discuss the latest in real estate trends forecasts.
A global event, the convention has previously been held in Montreal, Charleston, and Washington, DC. The 2019 event is set to take place in Nashville.
➲ Multiple dates across 25+ cities.
Bisnow is not only a trusted source for commercial real estate news but also a major producer of industry-specific events across the United States that feature engaging speakers and thought-provoking panels.
Upcoming panel topics will cover trends faced by the multifamily, healthcare, industrial, office, investment sectors, and more.
Recurring Events to Look Out for in 2020
While these events have passed in 2019, most, if not all of them recur annually, so be on the lookout for their return.
CRE FINANCE COUNCIL CONFERENCE
January 14-16, 2019 | Miami, FL
June 10-12, 2019 | New York, NY
Every year, the CRE Finance Council hosts two major conferences that cover a variety of topics facing the industry. Last year, panel discussions focused on subjects ranging from fiscal policy to changing consumer trends.
January 23-24, 2019 | Palm Beach, FL
May 19-22, 2019 | Las Vegas NV
ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) hosts large regional conferences that provide educational sessions and networking opportunities for commercial real estate professionals who specialize in the retail space.
Check out this page for smaller local events happening throughout North America!
INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE BANKERS CONFERENCE
January 28-31, 2019 | San Francisco, CA
The Independent Mortgage Bankers (IMB) Conference prides itself on being the largest annual event for the IMB community.
The 2019 IMB conference welcomes national leaders from the industry who will be discussing pressing industry issues, such as the latest technological advances, mergers and acquisitions, and changes in regulations.
GREENPEARL: ANCHIN CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT FORUM
February 6, 2019 | New York, NY
The Anchin Construction & Development Forum, held in New York, offers the latest insights from leaders in the construction and development industry.
This year’s event covers topics such as, “Opportunity Zones Workshop: What Developers and Construction Firms Need to Know,” and, “What’s Trending Now in Adjacent Construction: a Practical Point of View.”
MBA’S CREF/MULTIFAMILY HOUSING CONVENTION & EXPO
February 10-13, 2019 | San Diego, CA
The Commercial Real Estate Finance/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo brings together thousands of leading lending professionals in the commercial and multifamily real estate finance space.
To encourage young professionals to attend the conference, professionals of 35 years of age or younger are offered a $600 discount on registration for CREF19.
THE INTERNATIONAL ROOFING EXPO
February 11, 2019 | Nashville, TN
The International Roofing Expo provides a platform for the latest in innovative equipment, services, technologies, and thought leadership in the commercial and residential roofing industry.
The educational conference provides attendees with over 44 workshops, as well as 122-hours of informative talks on a range of industry topics. In addition, the show floor offers visitors the chance to interact with a diverse set of manufacturers and suppliers.
THE CORFAC SPRING CONFERENCE
February 20-23, 2019 | Scottsdale, AZ
The CORFAC Spring Conference offers four days of networking and educational opportunities for industry brokers.
From deal making to advice on the latest tech resources, CORFAC offer a series of informative talks from big names in the industry – including President of the Arizona Cardinal Michael Bidwill and Ralph Spencer, CCIM, SIOR of Innovative Learning.
WIN THE STORM
February 21-23, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV
Win the Storm welcomes over 2500 roofing and storm restoration professionals every year to the WTS buzz in Las Vegas. WTS stake their claim as the #1 annual conference trade show for companies, contractors, and entrepreneurs in the roofing and storm restoration sector.
WTS provide attendees with the chance to lean from specialists in the industry, who offer-up actionable advice on how to scale your business.
REAL ESTATE WOMEN’S FORUM
February 28, 2019 | New York, NY
The Real Estate Women’s Forum is an annual gathering for women in the commercial real estate sector. The conference celebrates the achievements of investors, developers, owners and operators of investment real estate.
Each expert offers insights on areas such as industry leadership, the latest innovations and trends, and up-and-coming technologies.
NATIONAL LAND CONFERENCE
March 3, 2019 | Albuquerque, NM
The National Land Conference provides land real estate agents and professionals with the opportunity to scale their business though networking and partnerships with leading providers and professionals in the industry.
New and old RLI members can save 25% on their NLC19 registration.
NAI GLOBAL ANNUAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
March 4, 2019 | St Louis, MO
The NAI Global Annual Leadership Summit brings together 7,000 NAI real estate professionals from over 400 offices worldwide. The summit allows attendees of NAI to network, share business ideas and strategy, and hear from the President of the firm on his current ambitions for the company.
SVN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
March 5-8, 2019 | Miami, FL
The SVN Annual Conference welcomes SVN brokers for rapport-building activities, including golfing and horseback riding, and informative, motivational speeches from company leaders.
The SVN conference helps attending brokers to strengthen their rapport with other SVN professionals and celebrates the company’s dedication to “leadership, integrity, and teamwork” in business.
GREENPEARL: BROOKLYN REAL ESTATE SUMMIT
March 8, 2019 | New York, NY
The Brooklyn Real Estate Summit gathers Brooklyn’s investors, owners, developers, and operators to discuss the high-points and challenges of the Brooklyn real estate market.
This year, the summit welcomes CEO of JDS Development Group, Michael Stern. Stern will discuss his plans for the development of Brooklyn’s tallest building – the Rechler, to be built just outside of the Navy Yard.
PREA SPRING CONFERENCE
March 14 – 15, 2019 | Dallas, TX
PREA’s (Pension Real Estate Association) annual conference brings together a leaders in the commercial real estate professionals and features high-quality panels that address emerging the latest trends affecting pension funds, such as blockchain and big data.
MULTIFAMILY FORUM SPONSORED BY MARCUS & MILLICHAP
March 14, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
April 10, 2019 | Chicago, IL
The Marcus & Millichap IPA Multifamily Forum is an annual get together for apartment industry experts, who gather to share their thoughts on the latest market trends for the local area.
Currently two forums run, one for the Southwest region – and the other in Chicago.
ROOFING CONTRACTOR’S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONVENTION
March 20, 2019 | Manshantucket, CT
The North East Roofing Contractors Association Annual Convention, one of the biggest roofing conventions in the country, draws over 2000 roofing professionals from across the northeast.
The conventional exhibits the latest in roofing equipment and materials, providing a platform for learning from other industry specialists and connecting with potential customers.
MBA TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CONFERENCE & EXPO
March 24-27, 2019 |Dallas, TX
MBA’s Technology Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 focuses on technology solutions for the mortgage banking industry.
The conference and expo features targeted concurrent session tracks, general sessions, a technology showcase and Q&As with thought leaders in the industry.
TCN SPRING CONFERENCE FOR PRINCIPALS
April 29-30, 2019 | Washington, DC
The TCN Spring Conference for Principals gathers TCN Principals for a day of networking and enlightening discussion on business operations and best practices.
GREENPEARL: REAL ESTATE EQUITY FORUM EAST
May 3, 2019 | New York, NY
The 6th annual Real Estate Equity Forum East welcomes private capital and family offices, institutional investors and fund managers, direct lenders, and debt funds along with operating and development partners working at both the fund level and deal level.
Invite-only, the conference focuses on four exclusive peer-to-peer roundtables, in which the key industry challenges of the moment are discussed.
BROOKLYN REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE
May 7, 2019 | Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Real Estate Conference prides itself on welcoming over 500 Brooklyn real estate professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities that face the Brooklyn market.
Here, Brooklyn real estate professionals have the chance to network and sit in on talks from key players in the Brooklyn real estate market.
MBA’s COMMERCIAL/MULTIFAMILY SERVICING & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
May 19, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA
The MBA’s Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference delivers energizing peer-to-peer learning opportunities, where attendees can hone their insights on the predominant 2019 economic market trends, engage with the latest technologies fueling the evolution of the field, and tap into the minds of expert strategists in the industry.
MIT WORLD REAL ESTATE FORUM
May 20-21, 2019 | Boston, MA
The MIT World Real Estate Forum brings together over 400 industry pioneers, MIT faculty, and alumni to discuss the future of global real estate. The MIT World Real Estate delivers edge sessions, in which MIT faculty and researchers share the latest in cutting-edge research on the real estate landscape.
The edge sessions are complemented by thought-provoking presentations and panels in which global industry thought leaders discuss current and future trends of real estate.
MBA’s NATIONAL SECONDARY MARKET CONFERENCE & EXPO
May 19, 2019 | New York, NY
MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference & Expo host break-out sessions and talks from experts and key industry officials to help inform attendees conception of the current potentials and challenges of the industry in 2019.
Along with enriching talks, the event also offers attendees the prime opportunity to network and strengthen their connections in the field.
COMMERCIAL OBSERVER FINANCING CRE FORUMS
April 09, 2019 | New York, NY
CRE News platform Commercial Observer produces a variety of events and forums on a range of topics – from construction to commercial financing.
Financing events are well-attended by over 200 industry leaders and provide insights on emerging trends in the lending space.
June 13-14, 2019 | Nashville, TN
Attended by thousands of professionals every year, RealComm brings together industry leaders in the commercial real estate sector to debate and discuss emerging technologies and innovations impacting the industry.
In the past, RealComm panel discussions have tackled subjects such as tech strategy, data science, robotic process automation, and more!
June 17-18, 2019 | New York, NY
RealTech 2019 explores how PropTech is shaping the world of real estate through a series of captivating forums held by industry thought leaders in every market.
The event combines informative talks and discussions with networking opportunities, making it one of the most popular real estate events – with over 5000 registrations during the last year.
BOMA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPO
June 22-25, 2019 | Salt Lake City, UT
BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) organizes an annual conference packed with engaging workshops about innovative technologies as well as educational tracks about a range of topics from Creating Asset Value to High-Performance Buildings.
APPRAISAL INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
July 22, 2019 | Denver, CO
The Appraisal Institute is an international organization that engages in education and advocacy for real estate appraisers, and their Annual Conference provides ample networking time and exciting breakout sessions on a variety of topics ranging from commercial historical preservation to commercial real estate sustainability.
If your event is missing from this list, let us know. And if you’re attending any of the above, be sure to stop by and say hello to the Reonomy team!