Spring Summit

Spring Summit: What’s Next? was held on April 4, 2019.

Spring Summit

On Thursday, April 4th, nearly 300 members and guests attending Spring Summit to learn about innovations in the Boston market from the view of traditional capital, newer entrants into the market, as well as major landlords and tenants.

Topics discussed included:

  • How are developers and capital providers addressing new tools in capital markets such as crowdfunding and Opportunity Zones impact Boston as compared to other markets across the country?
  • What is the outlook for Boston real estate in the near and long term?
  • Why are firms from all over the world drawn to Greater Boston?
  • What are tenants demanding for space, talent, and location?


We were thrilled to welcome Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley for the Keynote Address.

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley understands the role that government can play in helping to lift up our communities. Ayanna worked for 14 years as a senior aide to Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II and later Senator John Kerry. In 2009, she won election to the Boston City Council, marking the first time a woman of color was elected to the Council in its 100-year history. On the Council, Ayanna worked in partnership with residents, advocates, and other elected leaders to address the challenges facing our communities. On November 6, 2018, Ayanna was elected to represents Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, making her the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from Massachusetts.


Panelists included:

Kristin Blount, Executive Vice President and Shareholder, Colliers
Catherine Carlock, Real Estate Editor, Boston Business Journal
Oliver Carr, Chief Executive Officer, Carr Properties
Ann Cole
, Managing Director, JP Morgan
Raphael Fishbach, Principal, Mesa West Capital
Michael Keimig, Global Real Estate Project Manager, Rapid7
Jill Hatton
, Board Member/Commissioner, Former Managing Director, BlackRock
Tom O’Brien, Founding Partner and Managing Director, HYM Investments

Speaker bios available here.



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