20 Feb2019

2019 Spring Conference Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

8:30 am-4:00 pm

Golf Tournament at Troon North Golf Club
Known as Scottsdale's "crown jewel," Troon North Golf Club offers players an unrivaled Scottsdale desert golf experience. The rugged landscape of Arizona's Sonoran Desert creates an iconic golf experience that remains unmatched in the Southwest. The course is famous for its ambiance, challenging natural terrain and visual beauty. The fairways are immaculately groomed, featuring bent grass greens and impeccable customer service. The Monument and Pinnacle courses at Troon consistently rank as some of the best in the country, and are at the top of many golfer's must-play list.
Price: $240 (Price includes transportation and golf fees)

12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Charlie King Cycling Classic
Your bike tour takes place at Scottsdale’s Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt, which is a wide, multi-use path winding through golf courses, parks and lakes. Originally designed to assist with flash flood management, the Greenbelt has now become one of the most popular outdoor recreation opportunities in the city. This casual tour offers the chance to learn about the native vegetation and history of the area while surrounded by breathtaking greenery and water features. Beginning at the northern part of Scottsdale and ending at Tempe Town Lake, this beautifully paved bikeway follows tunnels that pass underneath most of the heavily trafficked roads, so users can avoid these busy crossings. 
Price: $80 (Price includes bike tour)

6:00 pm-7:00 pmOpening Reception

7:30 pm-10:30 pm

Join CORFAC colleagues for a dinner out. The dine around restaurant, Citizen Public House, is located within walking distance of the host hotel. Attendees will pay for their individual meal at the time of the dinner. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:15. The first 10 attendees in the lobby will receive a seat at the reservation. No advanced sign up is available.
Price: No registration fee required -- guest will pay for their own meal at the dinner. 

10:00 pm

Thursday, February 21, 2019

7:30 am-8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am-10:00 am

Executive Committee Meeting (closed meeting)

10:30 am-11:30 am

Affiliation Development Committee Meeting

Lunch will not be provided. Lunch is on your own.

11:30 am-2:30 pm

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Guided Hike
The McDowell Sonoran Preserve encompasses more than 30,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert and contains more than 195 miles of well-maintained trails. From the earliest hunter-gatherers through the ranching era of today’s modern preserve, the region has maintained its majesty and mystery.  A guided hike will provide information about the history of the area along with education covering cacti, vegetation and animals that make the desert their home.
Price: $50 (Includes guide and transportation)

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Next Gen Lunch (Next Gen attendees only)

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Communications Committee Meeting

2:30 pm-3:00 pm

Sponsor Break

3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Education Session: Straight from the Top: Corporate CEOs Talk Industry Trends 
What corporate trends are shaping the way we do business? Sandra Watson, CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, will moderate a panel of local c-suite executives who will discuss factors driving their business and the related impacts on commercial real estate. Panelists include: Dorien Weijts, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, JDA Software;  Kevin O’Connor, Vice President, Benchmark Electronics; and Danielle Cloud, Vice President of Loyalty Platforms, American Express.
Session Sponsored by: Ten-X

6:00 pm-7:00 pm


7:30 pm-10:30 pm

Dinner and Drinks at Octane Raceway
Octane Raceway is a Scottsdale entertainment landmark and a must-do adventure where you can enjoy indoor go-kart racing, arcade games and more. Join fellow CORFAC members for dinner, drinks and fun. Price includes kart time, game card, dinner, two drink tickets and transportation. This is a ticketed, off-site event. Advance purchase is required.
Price: $100 (Includes buffet meal, two drink tickets and transportation)
Event Sponsored by: biproxi

10:30 pm

Friday, February 22, 2019

8:00 am-9:00 am

Past Presidents Committee Meeting (closed meeting)

8:00 am-9:00 am

Technology Committee Meeting

8:00 am-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast
Breakfast Sponsored by: Greater Des Moines Partnership

9:00 am-10:00 am

Education Session: Dealing with Disruption: What’s Shaking Up the Industry? 
Back by popular demand, globally recognized author, journalist and trend analyst Greg Lindsay will explore commercial real estate’s top disruptors, including increasing mobility, space as a service, technology, listing platforms and more. This high-energy session will offer insights on how to navigate the rapidly changing industry. 
Session Sponsored by: BLS & Company

10:00 am-10:30 am

Sponsor Break

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Old Town Shopping and Lunch
Known as the “West’s Most Western Town,” Old Town Scottsdale has rustic storefronts and wooden sidewalks alongside some of the best dining and window shopping in town. This is the closest you’ll come to the “Old West” as it was 80 years ago. High-quality jewelry and Mexican imports are sold alongside fun kitschy souvenirs. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch costs.
Price: No registration fee required (Walking distance from the host hotel and attendees pay for their own lunch)

10:30 am-11:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Michael Bidwill
CORFAC is pleased to welcome Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals, who will discuss his role in the National Football League, offer inside perspective on the Arizona Cardinals football team and talk about the development of State Farm Stadium, home of the Fiesta Bowl. Bidwill will also share insights on his local economic development work with Greater Phoenix Leadership, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Session Sponsored by: Dealius

11:45 am-12:45 pm

Lunch Sponsored by: Truth North Equities

12:45 pm-1:15 pm

President's Welcome and Remarks
Session Sponsored by: Abstrakt Marketing Group

1:15 pm-2:30 pm

CORFAC Interactive Deal-Making Session
How can you get more business out of the global network? Join members of the Transactions/Business Development Committee for an introduction to CORFAC’s new business development initiative, including an interactive discussion about your current clients, haves/wants, deals, multimarket assignments and more. Come ready to share!
Session Sponsored by: Rockport VAL

2:30 pm-3:00 pm

Sponsor Break

3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Education Session: Technology Best Practices Panel: Is There a Better Way?
Led by Technology Committee Chair Phill Tomlinson of Commercial Properties Inc./CORFAC International, a panel of CORFAC principals will look at several technology topics that can improve how business is done. 
Session Sponsored by: ClientLook

6:30 pm-7:30 pm


7:30 pm-10:00 pm

Awards Dinner
Dinner Sponsored by: FuelCRE

10:00 pm

Rendezvous in the Presidential Suite
Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:00 am-9:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am-9:00 am

Professional Development Committee Meeting

9:30 am-12:00 pm

Principals Caucus: Maximizing Talent on Your Brokerage Team (open to all attendees)
Ralph Spencer, CCIM, SIOR, of Innovative Learning will discuss how to evaluate and develop talent within your brokerage team. Using data collected from CORFAC members, Spencer will focus on how to assess and evaluate employee strengths, consideration of creating training programs for employees and more.

10:00 am-2:30 pm

Desert Botanical Gardens
Think the desert is all dirt and tumbleweeds? Think again. Desert Botanical Gardens is home to thousands of species of cactus, trees and flowers from all around the world spread across 55 acres. Come see how this garden has grown during its history into a compelling attraction and desert conservation pioneer.
Price: $50 (Includes admission to the Desert Botanical Gardens and transportation)

12:00 pm-1:00 pm


12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting

2:00 pm

Beer with the Board
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CORFAC International is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. Founded in 1989, CORFAC has 49 offices in the U.S., 5 in Canada and 17 in international markets, including Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. CORFAC offices completed more than 10,000 lease and sales transactions totaling 620 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.2 billion in 2018.