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
WEDNESDAY, oct 26
Location: 123 North Wacker Drive, 30th Floor tenant space
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
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.
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
3.15pm 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:
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