21 Feb2019

2019 Spring Conference Speaker Highlights

Thursday, February 21; 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

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.

Friday, February 22; 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. 

Friday, February 22; 10:30 am-11:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Michael Bidwill -- President, Arizona Cardinals 
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.

Friday, February 22; 1:15 pm-2:30 pm

CORFAC’s Interactive Deal-Making Session 
How can you get more business out of the global network? Join Transactions/Business Development Committee members 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!

Friday, February 22; 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

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. 

Saturday, February 23; 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. 

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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 47 offices in the U.S., 5 in Canada and 17 in international markets, including Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. CORFAC offices completed more than 10,000 lease and sales transactions totaling 500 million square feet of space valued in excess of $8.0 billion in 2017.