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Talent Management
Talent Management
Oct 23, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT

Meeting schedule

Wednesday, October 23

Location: Aster Hall's Lakeside Lounge, 900 N Michigan Ave Level 5, Chicago, IL 60611

  • 5.30pm-9pm: Networking Happy Hour

Thursday, October 24

Location: 123 N Wacker Dr, 30th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

  • 8am: Breakfast

  • 9am: Meeting content, roundtables, workshops

  • 4pm: End of meeting

Registration fee: $450

Please note this agenda is subject to change at any time. Please check back regularly for updates.


Thursday, October 24



Location: 123 N Wacker Dr, 30th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606


8am: Breakfast
8.55am: Welcome comments from the NAREIM Talent Management Committee:

  • Co-Chair: Charlotte Flores, BH Management

  • Co-Chair: Sherrida Traynham, Clarion Partners

9am: Hybrid-remote: How to upskill and train leaders and teams for a new way of working

Whether you like it or not, the hybrid-remote model of working for knowledge workers is here to stay. Talent leaders understand that it doesn’t work for everyone - and can look different for different organizations and work culture models. However, the data is clear, the hybrid-remote structure is the most common work structure to emerge out of the pandemic, and the structure a majority of prospective employees are looking for. So how do you upskill and train leaders and teams to get the most out of the hybrid-remote structure, to measure performance and leader with empathy from behind a screen.

Session leaders:

  • David Norman, VP, Human Resources, Prologis

  • Megan Easley, VP, People Operations, Unico Properties

10am: Break

10.20am: Employee engagement: Outside of comp, how are you engaging employees - and retaining them?

Compensation matters, of course it does. But in a downturn, other factors become increasingly important in any employee's decision to stay, or go. So how are real estate investment managers engaging employees, outside of compensation and LTIs? Through group work and discussion, members share quantifiable trends in employee feedback - and where they are leaning into employee engagement, experiences and involvement.

Session leaders:

  • Deena Goodman, VP, HR Business Partner, PGIM Real Estate

  • Noemi Herrera, HR Director, Prologis

11.15am: Break

11.35am: Structuring internship programs for the next gen - and improving conversion odds

NAREIM members dive into how they've structured internship programs within their firms, particularly with a hybrid-remote workforce, and strategies for improving the conversion rate of internships into full-time employees. This how-to session looks at rotational and functional group-specific internships, how to create connectivity with business teams, even when remote, and the resources required to make internships effective for the firm - and the intern.

Session leaders: 

  • Aimee Hughes, Director, Cabot Properties

  • Tia Price, Senior Director, Enterprise Community Partner

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Tech and data in HR & talent management: Guilt, resistance and how to think about tech adoption
Everyone is talking AI and the next wave of technology, but how do talent management leaders think about the use of technology in a field that requires a high-degree of humanness. Through expert presentation and whole room conversations, members will ask two key questions: 

  • The future vision: Whether data, tech or AI - what does talent management and HR look like in the future? What does the journey look like for HR leaders in real estate investment management?

  • As HR leaders, do you feel guilty for using AI tools? Isn't the talent role about the human-skills of empathy and understanding? How do you balance workloads, new tech and the need to be an empathetic, authentic leader at all times.

Session leaders:

  • Lisa Giangrande, SVP, Senior HR Business Partner, Clarion Partners

  • Heather Nelson, Talent Acquisition Manager, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

2.30pm: Break

2.50pm: Self care for talent leaders: How do you look after your own professional well-being? 
Talent management and HR leaders are always looking out for others - the team, the business partners, the enterprise. But what about you? How do you deal with the fatigue of being the person everyone always comes to - and how do you ensure you don't overload yourself and put your own professional development first.

Session leaders:

  • Charlotte Flores, Chief People Officer, BH Management

  • Sherrida Traynham, SVP, Human Resources, Clarion Partners

  • Courtney Brooks, VP, Talent, Waterton Associates

4pm: End of Meeting


The NAREIM Talent Management Meeting will take place in the 30th floor tenant space at the offices of Ferguson Partners.


123 N Wacker Dr, 30th Floor

Chicago, IL 60606



NAREIM does not have a room block for the Talent Management meeting. However the following hotels are located close to the meeting venue.

Nearby hotels:

W Chicago - City Center

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Chicago Downtown

The Buckingham Hotel

The LaSalle Chicago, Autograph Collection

Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop

Kimpton Gray Hotel

Union League Club

Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago

JW Marriott Chicago

Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Loop

Hyatt Place Chicago/Downtown-The Loop

The Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago Loop

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2024 planning committee members

Co-Chair: Charlotte Flores, BH Management

Co-Chair: Sherrida Traynham, Clarion Partners
Justinn West-Wheatley, BGO 
Charlotte Flores, BH Management
Aimee Hughes, Cabot Properties
Lisa Giangrande, Clarion Partners

Tia Price, Enterprise Community Partners
Heather Nelson, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Andrea Miranda & Jaclyn Jackson, National Equity Fund

Deena Goodman, PGIM Real Estate

Noemi Herrera & David Norman, Prologis
De'Borah Coggins, Tricon Residential

Megan Easley, Unico Properties
Courtney Brooks, Waterton Associates

Past Agendas


NAREIM meetings are open to NAREIM members only and their guests. For further information on attending meeting or other NAREIM discussions, please contact Zoe Hughes, CEO. Please note that any executive who is not a NAREIM member, guest of a member or working in the real estate investment management industry will not be admitted to NAREIM events. NAREIM reserves the right to decline any registration. By registering for NAREIM events, you are consenting to NAREIM’s privacy policy.

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