Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St James Ave. Boston MA 02116
Sept. 18 - 19
Fairmont Copley PlazaBoston, MA

HR Forum 2017

The 11th annual HR Forum, facilitated by Nareit exclusively for its Corporate Members' senior HR executives, is the only conference of its kind that presents a high-quality, broad-based educational program focused on a variety of human resources issues within the context of commercial real estate. In addition, the HR Forum provides its attendees with numerous opportunities to network and discuss best practices with senior HR executives from around the country.

Please note that this meeting is by invitation only.

  • HR Forum Session Materials

  • Schedule

    Monday, September 18

    11:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
    12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Welcome & Self Introductions
    12:45 PM - 2:00 PM The Human Capital Side of M & A


    Matt Slepin, Founder, Managing Partner, Terra Search Partners

    Nancy Hemmenway, Former Chief HR Officer, Prologis, Inc.
    Deborah Jones, SVP-HR, Essex Property Trust, Inc.
    Amy d’Olimpio, VP-HR, Regency Centers Corporation
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Psychological Insights into Personal Growth and Development: A Helpful Guide for You and Your Corporate Clients


    Adrian Dawson, President, Dawson Consulting, Inc.
    3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Break
    3:15 PM - 4:15 PM The New Challenges Facing HR


    Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management & Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School
    4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Roundtable Discussions
    • Compensation Systems
    • How Performance Management is Tied to Employee Engagement
    • NAREIT’s Dividends Through Diversity Initiative and How NAREIT Corporate Member HR Teams Can Get Involved
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Reception
    7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Optional Dinner at Stephanie's on Newbury
    *additional fee and registration required


    Tuesday, September 19

    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Registration
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Blending Multi-Generations at Work


    John Bremen, Managing Director-Human Capital & Benefits-North America, Willis Towers Watson
    Loren Lehnen, Director, Willis Towers Watson
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Real Estate Cycles: What are the Risks and Opportunities for Your Companies


    Calvin Schnure, SVP-Research & Economic Analysis, NAREIT
    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break
    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Commercial Real Estate Comp Today


    Jeremy Banoff, Sr. Managing Director, FPL Associates, L.P.
    11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Lunch
    12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Driving Better Business Performance Through Diversity & Inclusion

    William Ferguson, Chairman and CEO, Ferguson Partners Ltd.

    Matthew DiGuiseppe, Head-Americas Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
    Kevin Grant, Chairman, President, CEO & CIO, CYS Investments, Inc.
    Mary Hogan-Preusse, Founder & Principal, Sturgis Partners LLC
    Pamela Reeve, Chairman of the Board, DentaQuest
    1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Wrap Up

    *NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

  • Registration & Hotel Information

    Registration Fees

      On or Before August 25 On or After August 26
    HR Forum Registration $500 $550
    Optional Dinner at Stephanie's on Newbury $115 $115

    *NOTE: Registration for this Forum is for NAREIT Corporate Members only.


    Conference Attire

    The conference attire for NAREIT's HR Forum is business casual.


    Hotel Information

    Fairmont Copley Plaza
    138 St. James Avenue 
    Boston, MA 02116 
    Tel: (617) 267-5300
    *Note: This is the link to the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel. This is NOT the link to reserve your hotel room at the NAREIT group rate. All registrants will receive a link to reserve your hotel room in the registration confirmation email.


    NAREIT Group Rates

    Guest Room: $380.00
    *Cut off date to receive group rate (pending availability) is Friday, August 25, 2017.


    Conference Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be received in writing to Katelyn Rowland at krowland@nareit.com. Full conference refunds will be issued for cancellations received no later than Friday, August 25, 2017, less a $100 processing fee.

    *No refunds will be granted after Friday, August 25, 2017.


    Hotel Cancellation Policy

    NAREIT requires a one night, non-refundable deposit paid to the hotel at time of reservation. Cancellation of additional room nights (not the entire reservation), without penalty, requires notice 72 hours prior to arrival, otherwise additional room and tax penalties may apply and will be charged to the credit card on file. Any changes to your hotel reservation may be done on this site up until 72 hours prior to arrival or by emailing Lacey Rimoli-Wiesel at lacey@stagedrightevents.com. All change requests are subject to room availability. Please do not call the hotel directly.

  • HR Forum Attendee Roster

    HR 2017


  • Questions

    Forum Registration
    Tracie Desjardins
    Operations Coordinator

    Allison Shaw
    Operations Coordinator

    Afia Boone
    Director, Membership & Meetings

    Katelyn Rowland 
    Director, Membership & Meetings 

    Hotel Reservations
    Lacey Rimoli-Wiesel
    Director, Meeting and Convention, Staged Right Events

    Luis Rimoli
    President, Staged Right Events

    Chris Flood
    VP, Business Development

    Tracie Desjardins
    Operations Coordinator

    Forum Programming
    Katelyn Rowland
    Director, Membership & Meetings

    Overall Forum Issues
    Pam Coleman
    SVP, Meetings

    Bonnie Gottlieb
    SVP, Industry & Member Affairs

  • Sponsors

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  • HRCI Credit Information

    While NAREIT is not an HRCI approved provider, this program can be self-reported to HRCI, individually, following their guidelines.

    How to Receive Credit

    • Upon conclusion of the HR Forum, NAREIT will send an online attendance form to all attendees
    • Complete and submit the online attendance form to NAREIT
    • Once the form has been submitted, you will receive a certificate of attendance and course descriptions
    • You must then self-report the activity to HRCI
      • Please visit the HRCI website here for a step by step guideline on how to submit your self-reported credits (see page 6 of the guideline)
      • Please note that you do NOT need an Activity ID in order to submit for credits
      • For additional questions or information regarding how to submit your self-reported credits with HRCI please contact them directly by calling 866-898-4724


    For more information regarding credits for the HR Forum, please contact Katelyn Rowland at krowland@nareit.com.