Agenda

Below is the high-level agenda to help you plan your day. A detailed agenda, including speaker session times and descriptions, will be posted closer to the conference.

Monday, March 10

12:00 PMRegistration Opens

5:00 PMKickoff Cocktail Begins

7:00 PMEnd of Day

Spotlight

Official Kickoff Cocktail

We’re hosting a special cocktail hour at 5pm on Monday, March 10th to kick things off! Make sure to arrive early enough to catch this opening event and start making connections.

Tuesday, March 11

7:30 AMBreakfast

8:30 AMKeynote Sessions Begin

10:00 AMTrack Sessions Begin

12:30 PMLunch & Exhibit Hall Opens

5:00 PMNetworking & Cocktails

Spotlight

Main Stage Keynotes

We’re proud to welcome real estate innovators from the industry’s top companies. Don’t miss these keynote sessions on the mornings of March 11th and 12th!

Wednesday, March 12

7:30 AMBreakfast

8:30 AMKeynote Sessions Begin

10:00 AMTrack Sessions Begin

12:30 PMLunch & Exhibit Hall Opens

4:00 PMNetworking & Cocktails

Spotlight

Exhibit Hall

Our exhibit hall has expanded exponentially! Explore over 100 cutting-edge real estate technology solutions at your fingertips.

Spotlight

Official Kickoff Cocktail

We’re hosting a special cocktail hour at 5pm on Monday, March 10th to kick things off! Make sure to arrive early enough to catch this opening event and start making connections.

Spotlight

Main Stage Keynotes

We’re proud to welcome real estate innovators from the industry’s top companies. Don’t miss these keynote sessions on the mornings of March 11th and 12th!

Spotlight

Exhibit Hall

Our exhibit hall has expanded exponentially! Explore over 100 cutting-edge real estate technology solutions at your fingertips.

Tracks

Gain key insights into how technology is being implemented at the country’s largest and most successful owners, operators, and developers. Expect focused 20-minute sessions mixed with 45-minute panel discussions from executives and division heads who are successfully leading the CRE technology revolution.

Innovation State

This track was designed to showcase the industry’s leading PropTech startups, and also provide a VC perspective on industry trends. All companies showcasing in this track are handpicked by the RETCON team as the up-and-comers to be on the lookout for. Most of these sessions will be conducted in a shorter 10-minute pitch-style format.

Asset-Class Innovation

Explore the innovation within the country’s largest asset class. This track covers the following topics:

  • Amenities
  • Asset Management
  • Building Management Systems
  • Centralization
  • Customer Experience
  • Data & Business Intelligence
  • FinTech & Ecommerce 
  • Leasing Systems
  • Maintenance
  • Optimizing Operations
  • Smart Buildings & IoT
  • Payments Technology
  • Property/Portfolio Analytics
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Renter Financing
  • Resident Experience
  • Security & Access Control

In a competitive market, office owners are getting more creative than ever. Don’t miss topics including:

  • Amenities
  • Asset Management & Portfolio Performance
  • Building Management Systems
  • Data & Analytics
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Flexible Workplaces
  • Property/Portfolio Analysis
  • Security & Access Control
  • Smart Buildings & IoT
  • Space Conversion & Repurposing
  • Sustainability
  • Tenant & Building Data
  • Workplace of the Future

Learn how top owners are leveraging technology in this rapidly changing landscape. This niche track will provide an overview of:

  • Centralizing & Streamlining Operations
  • Navigating Market Dynamics
  • E-commerce Impact
  • Cybersecurity
  • Customer Data & Analytics
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality

As one of the most stable asset classes over the years, all eyes are on innovations in industrial and logistics. This track will provide an overview of:

  • Investment Trends
  • ESG & Sustainability
  • Automation
  • Data & Analytics
  • IoT / Smart Factories
  • Supply Chain Changes
  • Tenant Data & Services

At the center of all tech growth, investors everywhere are now thinking about data centers. The track will explore:

  • Energy Requirements & Implications
  • Impact of AI on Asset Growth
  • Investment Trends
  • Navigating Development Requirements
  • Tech Needs to Maintain Data Centers

Life Sciences:

The real estate landscape for life sciences is evolving rapidly, driven by various trends that impact how and where companies in this sector operate. This track will discuss:

  • Impact of Technology and Automation
  • Increased Demand for Specialized Spaces
  • Investment Trends
  • Flexible and Hybrid Workspaces
  • Rise of Innovation Hubs
  • Sustainability and Green Buildings

As the U.S. population ages at an attention-grabbing pace, the investment community is increasingly interested in senior living. This track will explore:

  • Diversification of Asset Types
  • Increased Urbanization
  • Investment & Development Trends
  • Regulatory and Policy Changes
  • Resident Trends & Preferences
  • Technology Requirements

The student housing market is alway undergoing changes, influenced by shifts in higher education, student preferences, and broader economic factors.  This track will discuss:

  • Technology Infrastructure 
  • Influence of Gen Z
  • Leasing Strategies & Technology
  • Optimizing Operations
  • Renter Financing & Affordability
  • Resident Experiences and Demands

Real Estate Technology

Technology is revolutionizing the way real estate companies do business. This track will explore the ways in which new technology is transforming real estate. Topics include:

  • Piloting and rolling out of new technologies
  • Organizational buy-in of technology
  • Recruitment of tech talent
  • Building Tech-Forward Cultures
  • L&D and Diversity

Back by overwhelming demand, see how the largest owners & operators are leveraging this groundbreaking technology. Learn how you too can take the necessary steps to become AI-ready and implement it effectively. Topics include…

  • Opportunities & Limitations
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Build versus Buy Framework
  • Property Management & Operations
  • Lease Abstraction and Analysis
  • Site Selection & Due Diligence
  • Organizational Development & Training

As demand increases for ESG forward assets and portfolios, don’t  miss key sessions exploring the strategies being implemented by the county’s most innovative owners. Topics include…

  • Energy Conservation & Emissions
  • Electric Vehicles & Charging
  • ESG Data & Reporting
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Tax Credits & Incentives
  • Navigating Regulations
  • Water Conservation & Management

This track is designed for developers and AECs who want to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and innovations transforming the construction industry. Topics include…

  • BIM & Modeling Tech
  • Prefabrication & Modular 
  • Project Management Tools
  • Project Data
  • Smart Buildings & Systems
  • Digital Twins
  • Robotics
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality

In the rapidly evolving landscape of commercial real estate, digital infrastructure and connectivity stand at the forefront of innovation. This track will power your ability build smart buildings with topics like:

  • Smart Buildings and IoT
  • Tech Implementation Strategies
  • 5G Deployment and Impacts
  • Connectivity
  • Internet & Wifi
  • Cybersecurity

Job Function Innovation

As the commercial real estate industry continues to evolve, asset and portfolio managers are increasingly adopting technology-driven strategies. Don’t miss how the country’s leading institutions are leveraging new technology to add value to their portfolios. Topics include:

  • Optimizing asset and portfolio performance
  • Boosting asset and portfolio value
  • Technology driven investment strategies
  • Leveraging data and analytics

Are you a technology leader at your organization? This track will gather the conference’s tech leaders to navigate the challenges and opportunities in their roles. We’ll cover topics like:

  • Navigating the rapidly changing technology landscape
  • Building tech forward teams and cultures
  • Recruiting tech talent
  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Establishing best practices

This track will gather all property management professionals to discuss best practices, strategies and build insights.  Topics include:

  • Optimizing onsite operations
  • Resident and tenant engagement
  • Managing the labor shortage
  • Innovations and technology
  • Organizational development

This track will discuss innovations and technology in deals, investments and acquisitions.  Topics include revolutions and strategies in:

  • Best practices for dealmakers in 2025
  • Data & Analytics
  • DealTech
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Due Diligence Tech
  • Building data and tech-forward teams

The State of the U.S. Market

All eyes look to New York in the real estate industry.  This track will offer an inside look into the market dynamics of the city that never sleeps.  Topics will include:

  • Investment trends driving the region
  • Development dynamics shaping the city’s skyline
  • Policy and legislation feuling and hindering development
  • Major projects to watch

These tracks will dive into the nation’s leading markets to analyze the trends shaping the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States.  Topics will include:

  • Major projects shaping the regions
  • Up to date stats and insights regarding development pipelines and acquisitions
  • Local policy and legislation
  • Tenant Improvements, building upgrades, conversion projects and more are discussed by developers looking to get creative with their existing assets

These sessions will analyze the fastest growing regions in the United States.  The sessions will explore why the world’s top investors are pursuing the developing regions.  Topics will include:

  • Investment trends and development dynamics
  • Local policy and legislation
  • Which neighborhoods are developers getting the most bang for their buck? Which markets are a potential bust?
  • As housing affordability becomes more of a pressing issue, how can these metros maintain affordability as they grow?
  • Major projects shaping the regions

This track explores the trends driving real estate investment. Sessions will explore economic trends and cultural shifts that are shaping the market.  Topics will inform the way the industry’s biggest investors are placing their bets such as:

  • Economic Indicators
  • Inflation
  • Consumer confidence
  • Financial Markets
  • Interest rates
  • Debt and equity financing trends
  • Capital market liquidity
  • Government Policies
  • Tax laws and incentives
  • Zoning regulations and land-use policies
  • Housing policies and affordability initiatives
  • Population Growth and Migration Patterns
  • Urbanization, Suburbanization, and the Rise of Secondary Markets