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

You attend meetings to network. At NAREIM, we honor the investment of your time by ensuring our networking, activities, format and content help you build personal relationships with peers, who are facing the same challenges and opportunities as you. 

The NAREIM Talent Management meeting is just the place to build genuine relationships and friendships in an intimate setting where you can actually get around the room. NAREIM meetings are not passive, they value your time commitment and there is no better meeting to do that at Talent Management 2024.

The NAREIM Talent Management Committee will start working on the agenda in early 2024. Please keep checking here for updates. In the meantime, please see the agenda from the 2023 event and registration links for the 2024 meeting below.

Attendance limits: Please note, owing to demand and space constraints, no more than two attendees will be allowed per investment manager or underwriting member. 

Registration fee: $450

Meeting schedule

Wednesday, October 23

  • 5.30pm-9pm: Networking Dinner

Thursday, October 24

  • 8am: Breakfast

  • 9am: Meeting content, roundtables, workshops

  • 4pm: End of meeting

preliminary Agenda

The NAREIM Talent Management Planning Committee is hard at work developing a highly interactive and insightful agenda for 2024. Please keep checking here for updates. ​

8am Breakfast
9am Welcome Comments and NAREIM Talent Management Committee Update

  • Chair: Charlotte Flores, BH Management

  • NAREIM: Sanyu Kyeyune, Head of Programming

9.15am Re-skilling Your Hybrid Workforce: Tips & Tricks for HR Leaders
Strategies for Talent Management to engage employees and adapt to hybrid and remote work models.

  • Training: How to train employees within a hybrid work model

  • Leadership: Upskilling leaders to manage teams in a flexible work environment 

  • Culture: Actions that HR leaders are taking to shift culture

  • Learning & Development: Initiatives peers are implementing to maintain mentorship and productivity

(Format: 30-minute case study presentations, 45-minute whole-room discussion – 75mins)

10.30am Break

10.45am Employee Engagement 
Strategies for retaining talent in a soft market.

  • What are we doing to retain people? 

  • What actions do you recommend to someone who doesn’t feel fully engaged in their current job role, and when there is no promotion opportunity?

(Format: 30-minute group exercise, 30-minute whole-room discussion – 1 hour)

11.45am Break

12pm AI Applications in Talent Management
Live polling, small-group discussion and best practices sharing for you to learn how your peers are using AI within their organizations, managing risks and defining impact.


  • How far along are you on your AI journey?

  • Who leads AI implementation in your firm? In-house IT, risk or compliance function; outsourced consultants; yourself; other?

  • What impact are you looking to achieve with AI?

  • What policies are you implementing or considering around AI use?

  • What risks should you be monitoring around AI use?

  • What are you doing to educate employees on compliance and responsible AI use at work?

  • How are you using AI for change management?

(Format: Case study review, followed by whole-room best practices sharing – 1 hour)

1pm Networking Lunch

2pm HR Leaders Workshop: Leading with Influence
What does an effective HR business partnership look like? How do you get there?

  • What helps you to initiate and navigate hard conversations?

  • What works, and where are you struggling, to achieve success in your HR career?

  • Which self-care practices make you better at your job?

  • What is the next change you’d like to implement at work?

(Format: a mix of reflection and goal-setting activities, one-on-one peer coaching, small group breakouts, and whole-room best practices sharing and discussion – 90mins)

3.30pm 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

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

Chair: Charlotte Flores, BH Management

Angela Gibbons & Christine Gilmore, Bell Partners
Justinn West-Wheatley, BGO 
Charlotte Flores, BH Management
Aimee Hughes, Cabot Properties
Lisa Giangrande & Sherrida Traynham, Clarion Partners
Dana Ricks, Continental Realty Corporation
Brendan Irwin, GSA (Global Student Accommodation) Group 
Sarah Thompson, GEM Realty Capital
Heather Nelson, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Andrea Miranda, National Equity Fund

Noemi Herrera & David Norman, Prologis
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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