April 24, 2018
BOSTON, MA—In 2018, what makes great commercial or residential real estate is already changing. Technology is revolutionizing how new offices and homes are designed, built, and function, and helping companies appeal to a changing workforce.
On April 26, ULI Boston/New England will turn to local and national experts to share how offices, apartments and condos are evolving. The 2018 ULI Spring Summit will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Boston and will feature Robin Brown Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, as keynote speaker.
Her talk will be followed by two, interactive panel discussions focused on opportunities in a transforming real estate environment:
- Urban Living – An exploration of how Greater Boston is meeting the challenge of providing the amenitized housing and hospitality, essential to attracting and retaining a talented workforce. Panelists represent national and local innovators in micro units, hospitality, resident services and amenities.
- Urban Workplace – This panel will focus on the “next new things,” moving beyond shared workspaces and amenity-rich open space to what operators and their designers are able to offer tenants to make their workplaces both affordable and compelling for their employee talent. Innovations in building-wide space utilization, services, and technology will be highlighted.
“Today, we see new development, whether for living or for working, designed to deliver amenities that end users are expecting,” said Michelle Landers, executive director of ULI Boston/New England. “The ULI Spring Summit will examine how emerging technologies are changing expectations and leading to innovations in commercial and residential real estate.”
The lead sponsor of the 2018 ULI Spring Summit is CBI Consulting, a Vidaris Company. CBI is a Boston architectural design and structural engineering focused on sustainable design solutions.
“Boston continues to evolve with new residential and commercial developments,” said Alexander Argento, CBI Senior Vice President. “Many new projects we are involved with here in Boston are using cutting edge technology for their façade systems allowing for more natural light, comfort and sustainability. This is a new type of amenity that designers are exploring and tenants are demanding.”
Summit participants include:
- Ted Tye, founding partner, National Development
- Chris Bledsoe, founder and former CEO, Ollie
- Lauren Jezienicki, vice president in the Boston office of The Bozzuto Group
- Sue Hawkes, managing director, The Collaborative Company
- Doug Gensler, co-managing director, Gensler Boston
- John Lynch, vice president of Concept to Consumer, Reebok
- Sam Schaefer, managing director, Tishman Speyer
- Ryan Simonetti, co-founder and CEO, Convene
- Chris Smith, sales manager and director, WeWork
Media interested in attending the ULI Spring Summit or securing interviews please contact:
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