Here is an update on the Commercial Real Estate Disruption Events I posted about in September.
What I know NOW.
The first event date: April 4th 2012
The event location: General Growth Properties Chicago, Illinois
Huge props to GGP for having the vision to jump start this event and push the commercial real estate business forward.
The times: The day will start at 9-9:30 and conclude at 2-2:30.
Format: Coffee and donuts before the event.
At this point I am looking at 20-30 minute presentations.
Break for quick lunch.
Finish on time and respect everyone’s time.
Content: 3-D Mapping,Google,GIS,Aug Reality,CRM,Mobile,Apps,Retail tech etc etc. for commercial real estate.
Speakers: I have made contact with a few. I am now taking proposals to speak and or present at my e-mail email@example.com
Yes I have several contacts for presentations but I want to keep a very open mind and see what really cool stuff may come forward. Ya never know!
Networking: All day at the event itself. Also I plan to do something the night before. Preferably at a bar and casual get to know you kind of networking.
ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers has stepped forward and offered to use their extensive knowledge resources and more importantly people.
ICSC is at this moment creating a website/event page that will allow members and non-members to sign up.
Note: You do not have to be a member of ICSC to attend or present at this event!
Huge props to ICSC for looking outside of it’s core to see what they can do to push commercial real estate. That’s call vision people!
Event Name: Yes there is an offical name and once the site is up we will blast it everywhere. Hey, we even have a cool logo.
Next: Look for announcements and the site launch very soon. Also scan your data bases for potential speakers/presenters and attendees.
One more thing: I will be heading to the west coast in the next couple of weeks to connect and do a little scouting. LA and San Francisco are strong front runners for the next event most likely with June/July event date and maybe New York in the fall.
Baby Steps Baby Steps. Now fire up those databases and Internets.