28th Annual Institutional
Investor Conference

October 3-5, 2018
Westin Copley Place Boston
Boston, MA


Conference Agenda

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

12:00 noon – 4:30 pm

Investor Only Program (Closed Session)

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Early Conference Badge Pick up, 4th Floor – Skip the line at the reception and pick up your badge ahead of time!

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Cocktail Reception — Museum of Fine Arts, BostonShuttle busses depart from ground level entrance of the Westin at 6:15pm


Day One Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast3rd Floor

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Investor Only Breakfast  (Closed Session)

7:30 am – 8:30 am

New Member and First time Attendee Breakfast Staffordshire Room, 3rd Floor

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks (Conference Co-Chairs) – America Ballroom, 4th Floor

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Opening Keynote Session with April Rinne, Head of Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic ForumAmerican Ballroom, 4th Floor
A World Economic Forum adviser and thought leader on the new economy, April Rinne imparts fascinating and actionable insights gleaned from her analysis of important developments and firsthand experience in more than 50 countries. She will speak about the key trends poised to influence the international investment terrain and our daily lives. Among the specific subjects she will address are the sharing economy, the future of work, urbanization and the rising global middle class — and how all of these shifts are powered by technological innovation.

9:45 am – 10:45 am

General Session: LIFE SCIENCES INVESTMENTAmerican Ballroom, 4th Floor
As experienced entrepreneurs and leaders in the healthcare and life sciences investment industry, the panelists will share their insights and explore significant recent advances in life sciences and biotechnology, the role of incubation and how proximity to talent impacts locations and clustering.
Moderator: Stuart Shiff, Founder and CEO, DivcoWest
Kevin Gillis, Partner & CFO, Third Rock Ventures
Jim Tananbaum, CEO & Founder, Foresite Capital
Dr. Krishna Yeshwant, General Partner, GV

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Refreshment Break – Coffee available on 3rd Floor

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

General Session: REAL ESTATE AND TECHNOLOGYAmerican Ballroom, 4th Floor
From startups to forward-thinking established companies, inventive organizations are applying emerging technologies and new approaches to the real estate space. Industry leaders on the cutting edge of design and strategy will discuss the key trends and developments they see reshaping the field today as well as the ideas currently on the drawing board with the potential to generate equally dramatic future impacts.
Moderator: Will O’Donnell, Managing Partner, Prologis Ventures
Brad Greiwe, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall
Sean Muellers, Managing Director, Blackstone
Clelia Warburg Peters, Co-Founding Partner, Metaprop

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Luncheon – Essex Ballroom, 3rd Floor

12:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Affinity Group Luncheon Program (Appointed Members Only)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

General Session: FUTURE ADAPTIVE USES OF REAL ESTATEAmerican Ballroom, 4th Floor
As technological, demographic, and other forces redefine the highest and best use of a given building or parcel, innovators are reimagining the range of functions that existing real estate can host. From conversions to new property types to the introduction of vertical farming and other outside-the-box activities, adaptive re-uses seek to meet emerging demands efficiently and cost-effectively.
Moderator: Jim Hime, COO, USAA Real Estate
Matt Barnard, Co-Founder & CEO, Plenty
Ashley Z. Hand, Co-Founder, CityFi
Scott Brady, Founding Partner, Innovation Endeavors

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

General Session: TRANSPORTATION INNOVATIONSAmerican Ballroom, 4th Floor
Transportation innovations: From web-based ride-hailing services to autonomous vehicles and ultra-high-speed transport systems, these innovations stand to reshape travel patterns and the built environment with which they interact. Experts on the latest developments in mobility and their effects on space use, parking, and other real estate issues will share their insights and expertise.
Moderator: Alexander Davies, Wired Magazine
Panelists: Joseph Brancato, Vice Chairman, Gensler
John Cole, CEO, skyTran
Carrie Morton, Deputy Director, Mcity
Mary Smith, Director of Parking Consulting, Walker Parking Consultants

4:30 pm – 5:30pm

General Session: URBAN PLACEMAKINGAmerican Ballroom, 4th Floor
Experts in the development of people-centered and community-minded urban destinations will speak about the key factors underpinning their strategic visions. Among the issues they will address are infrastructure, environmental and economic sustainability, and design excellence. From New York to Toronto, they will identify specific projects that exemplify their approach as well as the universal principles for successful placemaking in a wide range of contexts.
Moderator: Ingrid G. Ellen, Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, is a Faculty Director at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, NYU
Jeff T. Blau, CEO, Related Companies
Jonathan F.P. Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies
Jonathan Winer, Head of Investments and Partnerships, Sidewalk Labs

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Reception – American Ballroom, 4th Floor

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dinner with Guest Speaker Walter IsaacsonAmerican Ballroom, 4th Floor
A celebrated writer and historian, Walter Isaacson has profiled trailblazers in the worlds of science and government in a series of acclaimed biographies. In addition to examining the breakthroughs made by individuals including Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs, he has delved into the contributions of important groups of inventors, cabinet officials, and diplomats whose collaborations changed the course of history. His most recent book looks at the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Isaacson will speak about the character traits, experiences, and encounters that enabled these geniuses, individually and collectively, to make their mark.

9:30 pm

Rising Leaders Cocktails (Invitation Only)


Day Two Friday, October 5, 2018

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Closing Keynote Breakfast Program – A Conversation with CIO’sAmerican Ballroom, 4th Floor
What does innovation mean for investment performance? An esteemed group of chief investment officers will consider the conference’s theme in the context of institutional portfolios that encompass a wide range of geographies, economic drivers, and asset classes. They will consider the impact of innovation and other powerful forces on risk and return prospects today and in the future.
Moderator: Noel O’Neil, Head of Global Investment Research and Managing Director, Cambridge Associates
Kim Lew, Vice Chairman & CIO, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Ash Williams, Executive Director & CIO, Florida State Board of Administration


Conference Concludes