April 28 - 30, 2020 | Houston, TX


8:45 am - 9:25 am Morning Networking, Coffee and Breakfast Bites

Arrive early to meet your colleagues, avoid the rush and get the best seats in the house!

9:25 am - 9:30 am Morning Kickoff and Opening Remarks

A deeper dive into the most pertinent subjects


9:30 am - 10:50 am What’s in it for Me?: Developing a Workplace and Corporate Real Estate Change Management Plan
Let’s face it, with any workplace or corporate real estate plan comes workforce challenges and employee resistance. How do I user new technology? Where is the building? Is my new space bigger or smaller? These simple yet pertinent questions become a major focus within any change management plan, and the steps to managing this should be taken carefully.

•Making the most of your workspace by providing employees with new and exciting tools.
•Rethinking workplace strategies by implementing new designs or integrating new technology.
•Procedures for an effective change management plan.
Career Progression Seminars

Future Offices University

9:30 am - 10:30 am Defining and Elevating your role as a Workplace Strategist
Defining and Elevating your role as a Workplace Strategist
Rising enterprise expense combined with increased competition has made attracting and retaining employees more important than ever before.
  • How to design your workplace for successful branding, staff engagement, job satisfaction.
  • Designing your physical space for well-being, and productivity.
  • Factors to take into consideration when controlling change management.

10:50 am - 11:10 am Morning Wellness and Refreshment Break

Grab some coffee and make new connections!
A deeper dive into the most pertinent subjects


11:10 am - 12:30 pm Collaborative Technology: Addressing Critical Workplace Tech Needs for Flexibility and Innovation
To meet the ever-growing demands of the workforce in urban environments, executives must implement smart technology with the goal of fostering collaboration. It is essential to utilize the best workplace technology and tools to enforce connectivity and real-time collaboration.

•Implementing technology that allows both individuals and teams to work together.
•Technical requirements as they relate to employee collaboration and success.
•Technology innovation as it relates to facility operations and enhancement.

Career Progression Seminars

Future Offices University

11:10 am - 12:30 pm Building Blocks to becoming a Global Head Of Real Estate
Blurring the lines between management, construction, and portfolio analysis can be quite overwhelming. Understand how to establish objectives for tailoring your real estate goals as well as your corporate real estate team.

•Advancing in the opening, constructing, relocating and remodeling of corporate real estate.
•Enabling world class colleague experience and protecting workplace experience, cost and space performance goals.
•Analyzing and solving business issues with stakeholder requirements in mind.

12:30 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch

A deeper dive into the most pertinent subjects


1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Adding Value to Your Business by Redefining your Office Portfolio Strategy
Real estate is one of the largest expenses that affect an organization’s commercial operations. Between occupancy, location, space utilization, and financial planning, it is essential to position your portfolio to support evolving workplace and business needs.

•Transaction strategy: taking into account risk for streamlined cash positioning.
•Enhancing corporate real estate portfolio strategy development, and focus points.
•Space needs, workplace strategies, and approaches for both existing and potential properties.
Career Progression Seminars

Future Offices University

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Taking the Next Steps within Global Facilities
The corporate real estate landscape is drastically changing given the uptake in flexible workspace and even the fear of an economic downturn. Real Estate and Facilities executives need to sharpen their strategies around prospective spaces and site location.

•Managing the day to day operations of enterprise facilities.
•Leasing vs. owning company properties and where to position your portfolio.
•Site location, building design, and acquisition strategies.

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Afternoon Wellness and Refreshment Break

A deeper dive into the most pertinent subjects


2:50 pm - 4:10 pm Designing for the Future through a Relationship-Driven Process
Transformation of any kind starts with people, and transformation of any space is more than the evolution of the status quo. Designing with a human-first approach helps unleash workforce and human potential.

•Considering wants, needs and best interest, at every level, across each decision during the complete design cycle.
•Distinguishing specific design processes, “ingredients”, purposes, and methods for your workplace strategy.
•Strategic office design for creating work environments that feel like home.
Career Progression Seminars

Future Offices University

2:50 pm - 4:10 pm Human Resources 3.0: Taking your HR role to the next level by Fusing with Real Estate& Workplace Teams
Employee attraction and recruitment are vital to many companies, which is why organizations have progressively more paired HR, workplace and real estate teams when looking for the right facilities for their workforce.

•Supporting real estate and workplace teams through your HR role.
•Collaborative initiatives and strategies when it comes to selecting and maintaining an ideal workplace.
•Using real estate and workplace as a key driver to retaining and recruiting talent.

4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Houston Office Site Tours