Talent Management

The NAREIM Talent Management meeting brings together leading HR executives from across real estate investment management to learn and share best practices in industry compensation trends, recruitment and retention practices and the challenges facing HR professionals day-in, day-out. We also dive into the latest trends facing real estate investment management firms and key business groups to understand how trends on the front line are impacting the strategic direction of the organization - and it's hiring processes.


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

event care package

Please fill-in your address on our registration form to receive the event care package. This is to provide you with an all-in-one experience during the meeting.

2020 pLanning committee members

  1. Jennifer Licciardi, Berkshire Residential

  2. Justinn West-Wheatley, BentallGreenOak

  3. Brandy Fulton, Carmel Partners

  4. Dave Kutayiah, Clarion Partners

  5. Sherrida Traynham, Clarion Partners

  6. Stacy Nyenbrink, Harrison Street (Chair)

  7. Darlin Scelzo, LaSalle Investment Management

  8. Lisa Kizina, National Real Estate Advisors

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