Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St James Ave. Boston MA 02116
Sept. 16 - 17
Fairmont Copley PlazaBoston, MA

HR Forum 2019

In 2020, Nareit's HR Forum will become a part of Nareit’s REITworks Conference. Held Sept. 21-22, 2020 in Hollywood, Florida, REITworks will bring together commercial real estate professionals working in finance, governance, human resources, investor relations, sustainability, and more. Sign up to learn more about REITworks and to be notified when registration opens.

The HR Forum, facilitated by Nareit exclusively for its corporate members' HR staff, is the only forum 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 REIT and REOC HR staff from around the country.

  • Agenda


    Monday, Sept. 16

    11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
    12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Welcome
    12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

    Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

    Dr. Mahzarin R. Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Harvard University

    Learn more about Dr. Banaji's research on implicit bias in her recent interview with REIT magazine.

    2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
    2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, continued
    4:00 p.m.  – 4:15 p.m.  Networking Break
    4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   

    Fixing the Flawed Approach to Diversity & Inclusion

    Frances Brooks Taplett, Partner, Boston Consulting Group

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception
    7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Optional Dinner*
    *Additional fee and registration required

    Tuesday, Sept. 17

    7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Registration
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  

    More than a Feeling…Engaging on Diversity & Inclusion Survey Results and Compensation

    Jeremy Banoff, Sr. Managing Director, FPL Associates L.P.

    9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.  Networking Break
    9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.     

    Leading Talent in the Digital Era - Getting Human Resources Digitally Ready

    Anthony Colella, Chief Products Officer, Korn Ferry
    Jean-Marc Laouchez, President, Korn Ferry Institute
    Anthony LoPinto, Global Sector Leader, Real Estate, Managing Partner, New York Regional Office, Korn Ferry

    10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Networking Break
    10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  

    Avoiding Conflict Avoidance: Knowing Yourself to Know How to Help Others

    Julie Benezet, Author, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None

    11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Networking Break
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Corporate Culture & Risk Assessment

    Melanie L. Dotson, Senior Manager, Internal Audit, EY

    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
    1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

    Show Me the Money

    John Worth, EVP, Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit

    2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks

    NOTE: The schedule above may be subject to change.

  • HR Forum 2019 Session Materials

    This content is only available to HR Forum attendees. Please log in, then navigate back to this page to download materials.If your credentials do not work, please contact Allison Shaw at ashaw@nareit.com.

  • Prices & Policies

    Registration Fees

      On or Before August 23 After August 23
    HR Forum Registration Fee $795 $895
    Optional Dinner (Monday, Sept. 16) $125 $125


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

    Forum Cancellation Policy
    Full forum refunds will be issued for cancellations received no later than Friday, August 23, 2019, less a $100 processing fee.

    *No refunds will be granted after Friday, August 23, 2019.

    Forum Attire
    The forum attire for Nareit's HR Forum is business casual.


  • Attendee Roster

  • Hotel

    Fairmont Copley Plaza
    138 St. James Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116

    *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 their hotel room in the registration confirmation email.

    Nareit Group Rates
    Standard Room: SOLD OUT
    Deluxe Room: SOLD OUT
    *Cut off date to receive group rate (pending availability) is Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.

    Attendees can use the hotel link in the registration confirmation to book rooms outside of the Nareit room block and join the waitlist for the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

    Hotel Reservation Policy
    In order to reserve a hotel room within the Nareit negotiated group block, you must first register for the forum. If a hotel room is reserved, but the individual is not registered for the forum, the hotel reservation will be canceled, and their deposit will be forfeited. Should you have questions regarding the hotel, contact Lacey Rimoli-Wiesel at lacey@stagedrightevents.com. You can reach Staged Right Events offices by calling 954-404-8252. Please do not contact the hotel directly.

    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.

  • SHRM Credit Information

    Receive up to 4 credits through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    While Nareit is not a SHRM approved provider, this program can be self-reported to SHRM, individually, following their guidelines here.

    For more information regarding credits for the HR Forum, please contact Allison Shaw at ashaw@nareit.com.

  • Current Sponsors

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  • Contact Us

    For registration questions, please contact Allison Shaw, ashaw@nareit.com.

    For sponsorship questions, please contact Chris Flood, cflood@nareit.com

    For forum programming questions, please contact Bonnie Gottlieb, bgottlieb@nareit.com.

    For overall forum questions, please contact Pam Coleman, pcoleman@nareit.com