Talent Management
Oct 26, 8:00 AM CDT
Chicago, IL

You attend meetings to network. At NAREIM, we honor the investment of your time by ensuring our networking, activities and content is focused on helping 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.


Small group discussions and roundtable sessions is the key to our content. We provide networking opportunities through content - and not just through breaks and lunches. Our focus is on friendship and discovering the personality behind the corporate name. And of course, NAREIM is about candid conversations. You come to NAREIM to learn - and share. NAREIM is about the sharing of best practice ideas, solutions, challenges and opinions. It's a place to explore new ideas among peers and friends. That will be no different in 2022.

As we work to develop our roundtable and group discussion content, we are committed to ensuring your time is well-spent. We invite you to come join fellow talent and HR leaders.

Registration fee: $395



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


tueSDAY, oct 25

Attendees are invited to reconnect with peers and create new connections at the Tortoise Club from 5.30pm-9pm, as part of an evening of networking to kick off the NAREIM Talent Management meeting in Chicago.

  • Location: Tortoise Supper Club, 350 N State Street, Chicago​, IL 60654


Location: 123 North Wacker Drive, 30th Floor tenant space


8am: Breakfast


8.50am Welcome comments & NAREIM Talent Management committee update

NAREIM Talent Management committee members will provide as context a recap of their July 2022 virtual meeting, a quick update on initiatives underway and future plans, and the key issues to be addressed through the following peer discussions.​

9am What’s on your mind? 

  • Session leader: Charlotte Flores, BH Management

NAREIM members' open-mic session 


Small-group brainstorming: At easels in groups of no more than 6, NAREIM members will jot down 3 issues top of mind.

Whole-room feedback: Then, we reconvene the groups to exchange best practices, challenges faced and lessons being learned.


  • Format: 45-mins small-group plus whole-room feedback 

9.45am NAREIM Compensation Survey Update

  • Format: 30-mins presentation with Q&A

10.15am Co-investment - keeping track of employee co-investment: LaSalle and Sidecar Financial case study

  • Speakers: LaSalle Investment Management Global COO, Tim Kessler and Sidecar Financial Co-founder and CEO, Jennifer Anderson


Irrespective of size, what’s the best way to keep track of employee co-investments? How do you stay on top of eligibility rules – and the communication of such rules - KYC checks, allocations and leverage, when documents are signed and of course, tax forms. Co-investment is a critical tool you need to retain talent. The realities of administering co-investment opportunities is often multiple solutions duct-taped together. That’s where LaSalle utilized its relationship with JLL to help create and test a new co-investment software, Sidecar Financial, that can be used for employee and LP co-investment, and which also has eyes on retail investors, outsourcing co-investment leverage and a secondary marketplace.

  • Format: 20-min case study, 15-mins whole-room Q&A



10.50am: Break​


11.05am DEI Pilot Programs

  • Session leader: Justinn West-Wheatley, BentallGreenOak

Most firms have been focused on the “D” in DEI. But what happens next?

Presentation: NAREIM members will hear from a DEI-focused executive on the gains in equity and inclusion that their organization has achieved, the steps they took to get there, and future plans for DEI initiatives.

Whole-room discussion: NAREIM members discuss the solutions they are testing and lessons learned along the way.Issues to be raised include:

  • How did you create an authentic culture of belonging?

  • How do you enforce equity and opportunity across the firm?

  • What does inclusion look like, and how do you make it happen?

  • Format: 45-mins case study with Q&A

11.50am Future of the workspace: Using workspace analytics to drive employee engagement​


Presentations: What employees want from a workspace has changed dramatically since March 2020. But how are our offices and workspaces impacting HR policy and outcomes? And how are real estate investment management HR teams leaning on tech to improve employee experiences in the office? How does this factor into the overall location strategy as teams increasingly return to office? Once the strategy is in place, how do you communicate this to employees and keep them engaged? We dive into case studies highlighting how firms have incorporated future of the workspace technology into talent management practices to drive not only the use and design of a workspace – but ownership and engagement in the space (and corporation) as well.

  • Format:

    • Presentation: 20-mins presentation on manager tech innovation case studies

    • Workshop: 40-mins workshop activity and discussion​​

12.50pm: Networking Lunch



1.50pm Talent Management in Action! A friendly competition 

Join your peers for a lively team-building activity. In groups of up to 6 people, each team will participate in a collaborative challenge, and learn something new about iterative processes, communication skills and their applications in real estate talent management.

  • Format: 30-min small group activity plus whole-room Q&A


2.20pm Designing a Health & Well-Being Program: Creative approaches and case studies

Issues to be raised include:

  • Which health and well-being related benefits do employees want?

  • When do you lean on brokers and other third-party resources?

  • What's working to prevent burnout? What isn't working?

  • Format: 25-min small-group exercise, 20-mins whole-room best practice sharing


3.05pm Break

3.15pm Career Path & Talent Management 

Issues to be raised include:

  • What resources do you use to assess talent? 

  • What are you doing to create career paths for junior talent? How do you communicate it?

  • How do you structure a program to nurture high-potential candidates?

  • What's working with succession planning at the VP- to mid-levels of experience?

  • Format:45-mins whole-room best practices sharing with Q&A

4pm: End of meeting​


123 North Wacker Drive, 30th Floor

Tenant space and conference room

Chicago, IL 60606

NAREIM does not have a hotel room block for the Talent Management Meeting. However the following hotels are located close to North Wacker Drive:

Nearby hotels:

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2022 pLanning committee members

Chair: Lisa Kizina, National Real Estate Advisors

Co-chair: Charlotte Flores, BH Management

Co-chair: Brandy Fulton, Carmel Partners

Judy Capon, Barings Real Estate Advisors

Justinn West-Wheatley, BentallGreenOak

Aimee Hughes, Cabot Properties

Michelle Strassman, Chatham Financial

Sherrida Traynham, Clarion Partners

Kate Oppenheimer, DivcoWest

Angelique Kelly-Lara, Enterprise Community Investments

Stacy Nyenbrink, Harrison Street Real Estate

Tanya Franklin, ORIX Corporation

Deena Goodman, PGIM Real Estate

Amy Kirkpatrick, StoneRiver Company

Jillien Miller & Courtney Brooks, Waterton Associates

ESG consultant directories

Compensation & benefits: pulse surveys

Property manager scorecards

NAREIM meetings are not just about peer-to-peer networking

They also deliver real intelligence you can act upon

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.