8 Must-Attend CRE Events Happening This Year


Industry events scheduled throughout the year present great opportunities for CRE professionals to gather essential tips, access valuable resources, observe cutting-edge technology, and connect with industry trendsetters and peers. Starbucks executive Howard Schultz once explained, “Starbucks is not an advertiser; people think we are a great marketing company, but in fact we spend very little money on marketing and more money on training our people than advertising.”

Here, we have compiled a list of some awesome events for CRE companies and professionals to invest in professional development and networking. Make sure to take out your calendars and pencil in a few to take your company to the next level.



2017 CRE // Tech Intersect San Francisco

CRE // Tech

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, California

Visit www.cretech.com for more information or contact Kateri Osborne, Director of Events at Kateri@thenewsfunnel.com


2017 CREW Network Spring Leadership Summit

June 22-23, 2017

The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel

Toronto, Ont.

Speakers include Cheryl Cran, Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert; Toni Rossi, President Real Estate Division, Infrastructure Ontario; George Pincus, Shareholder in Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson

“CREW Network Leadership Summits serve as leadership laboratories where participants receive leadership training, exchange ideas and demonstrate skills in a supportive environment.”


BOMA 2017

Building Owners and Managers Association International Conference and Expo

June 24-27, 2017

Nashville, Tennessee

“Your commercial real estate success story began with the first steps you took toward building relationships to make your business thrive.”



CRE.Converge 2017

Oct. 10-12, 2017

Chicago, Illinois

“The preeminent conference for commercial real estate—where deals, connections and trends come together. Who Attends CRE.Converge?

  • 60% Developers, owners, investors, asset managers
  • 12% Brokers
  • 9% Architects, engineers, contractors and related fields
  • 8% Economic development agencies, public officials, technology companies, title companies, academic community
  • 6% Attorneys, accountants and related fields
  • 4% Financiers
  • 45% Executive level (president, CEO, partner, other C-level)
  • 54% Senior level (Vice president, director, etc.)


ULI Fall Meeting

Urban Land Institute National Convention

October 23-26, 2017

Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles, California

Registration opens this summer. Day themes include Tour Day, Leadership Day, Product Council and Trends Day, Real Estate Deal Day.


2017 CREW Network Marketplace & Convention

Oct. 25-27, 2017

Houston, Texas

Speakers include Dr. Travis Bradberry, coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0; Spencer Levy, Americas Head of Research, CBRE; Ashwin Karuhatty Business Development leader for Amazon Alexa; Geena Davis, Academy Award winning actress and women’s advocate [KEYNOTE]



CoreNet Global Summit

November 5-7, 2017

Seattle, Washington

Details are forthcoming. However, registration is open now for the 2017 North American Summit Global Awards & Recognition Dinner scheduled for the last evening of the event, Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m.



2017 CRE // Tech New York

CRE // Tech

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM (EST)

New York, NY

Another CRE // Tech event to feature Michael Beckerman, CEO, The News Funnel;

Tom Byrne, Managing Partner, REAL Dynamics; Jonathan Schultz, Managing Principal, Onyx Equities; Lauren Smith, Global Head of Facilities and Real Estate, Bloomberg. Panel discussions to include “Reshaping Retail: How landlords and retailers are innovating and transforming customer experience” and “The Dawn of CRE: How to think outside the box and how technology is building a new roadmap in commercial real estate.”