Talent Management
Oct 06, 11:00 AM
Online Meeting

NAREIM's Talent Management meeting will be complimentary and held virtually.

Meeting format: 

  • Open-mic Q&A with NAREIM members and keynote plus networking hour

  • Morning and afternoon virtual sessions focused on member case studies and expert analysis

    • All sessions will involve:

    • Whole room Q&A among members

    • Small group, breakout room discussion and shared white board collaboration

    • Best practice report back 


Our agenda for the Talent Management meeting is coming soon....

(here is the agenda from 2020)

Day 1: Tuesday, October 13

Returning to the office - best practices & quick-wins

Returning to the office – and the strategies and policies put in place to help people return and remain remote – could prove to be the biggest tool investment managers employ in retaining their best talent. We will benchmark internal employee survey responses to Covid through live polling and whole room discussion.


ALL TIMES ARE Eastern time

4:00pm: Welcome comments

Stina Dakers, Head of programming, NAREIM

4:15pm: Peer-to-peer conversations with live polling

Topic A: Where are you now? What lessons have you learned?

  • How have your employees rated communication from your firm's leadership?

  • How would your employees rate engagement with manager and senior leaders?

  • How productive would you rate your remote employees?

  • What has been the biggest barriers to productivity with remote working? 

  • Has your firm published governance documents/guides to clarify expectations?

  • What are you plans for working parents?

NAREIM Leader: Justinn West-Wheatley, People and Talent Business Partner, BentallGreenOak

Topic B: As we look ahead, what strategies are you putting into place?

  • Are you providing Covid testing? Is there a mask mandate?

  • What percentage of your employees are currently fully remote, partially remote, fully back in office?

  • If you were to reopen next week, how will employee feel about returning to work?

  • What are the protocols if someone in your building contract Covid?

  • What is your target date for having at least 50% or more of your workforce back into the office?

  • Are you offering flexible work schedules more permanently?

NAREIM Leader: Stacy Nyenbrink, Managing Director and Chief People Officer, Harrison Street

Topic C: What's on your mind?

  • How are you doing your job effectively?

  • Have strategies changed around onboarding, retention and off-boarding?

  • How will you train and develop your workforce?

  • How are you conducing performance reviews?

NAREIM Leader: Brandy Fulton, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Carmel Partners


5:30pm: Peer networking

  • Welcome comments 

  • ·Format: Small group breakouts, randomly rotated after 20-minutes

Day 2: Thursday, October 15

Inclusive leadership

Inclusive leadership is a critical capability to navigate during this pivotal time in our history.  In this session, we will discuss how to leverage diverse thinking in a workforce with increasingly diverse markets, customers, and talent, along with the challenges, best practices and tools to equip your c-suite and drive business impact.


ALL TIMES ARE Eastern time

4:00pm: Welcome comments

  • NAREIM Leader: Dave Kutayiah, Managing Director & Head of HR, Clarion Partners


4:05pm: How to train your Executive Officers to have the conversations they don’t want to have.

Regina Curry, Franklin Templeton’s diversity chief, will guide attendees through the key strategies and tools needed to train C-suite and Executive Officers on how to prepare for conversations on diversity, racial and social equity, as well as real-life case studies of what to say in different situations. Attendees will discuss and practice strategies in breakout groups of no more than 6 people, before reporting back on solutions that work – and don’t work – for real estate investment managers

Speaker: Regina Curry, Chief Diversity Officer, Franklin Templeton

5:15pm: Peer networking

  • Welcome comments 

  • ·Format: Small group breakouts, randomly rotated after 20-minutes

2021 pLanning committee members

  1. Justinn West-Wheatle, BentallGreenOak

  2. Sherrida Traynham, Clarion Partners

  3. Stacy Nyenbrink, Harrison Street

  4. Lisa Kizina, National Real Estate Advisors

  5. Greg Michaud, Voya Investment Management

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 Stina Dakers, head of programming. 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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