2023 Investor Symposium
Event OverviewConnect with CBRE Capital Markets at the 2023 Investor Symposium. You’ll meet inspiring leaders while you immerse in an engaging agenda of programs, networking and recreation. Experience the connections only in-person meetings can create when you join us March 15–17, 2023 at award-winning Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Program HighlightsWhat does the path forward look like for Capital Markets? Get a bird’s-eye view of commercial real estate and a close focus on key sectors from top industry experts. You’ll see the industry from a new perspective as our speakers share their investment insights amid the market’s exceptional challenges and dramatic evolution.
Networking ExperiencesCapital Markets is a business of relationships. Build your connections with some of the industry’s most influential leaders. After the sessions, networking takes on a different dimension. Enjoy championship golf at the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. Take in an MLB Spring Training game. Go on a mountain biking excursion. The people you meet may inspire the critical connection and idea that helps your business thrive.
Tuesday, March 14, 20235:00pm – 7:00pm Early Arrivals Reception
Wednesday, March 15, 202311:30am – 12:45pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm – 4:00pm General Session
1:05pm – 1:10pm Opening Comments
Chris Ludeman, CBRE
1:10pm – 1:55pm Keynote: Cultivating Resilience
Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa
2:00pm – 2:45pm State of the Credit Markets
James Millon, CBRE Andrea Balkan, Brookfield Charlie Rose, Invesco Samir Tejpaul, Square Mile, Miriam Wheeler and Goldman Sachs
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 3:45pm Smart Money: Challenges and Opportunities in a Time of Uncertainty
Matt Werner, CBRE Chris Burns, Prologis, Andrea Drasites and Blackstone John Lee, Pimco
3:45pm – 3:50pm Closing Remarks
Rachel Vinson, CBRE
4:00pm – 4:45pm Breakout Sessions
2023: A Vintage Year for Retail
Chris Decouflé, CBRE Richard Barkham, CBRE Casey Smith, CBRE, Nat Heald, CBRE Richard Henry and CBRE Christian Williams, CBRE
The Evolution of Office
Darcy Stacom, CBRE
Kennedy Hicks, Cousins Properties Mark Bonapace, JP Morgan, Chris Nelson and Goldman Sachs
Market Timing: When Does Defense Switch to Offense?
Danny Baker, CBRE
Katie Bloom, Goldman Sachs Alan Dooley, Heitman and Bob Ricci, Lone Star
National Life Sciences Market: Same as it Ever Was?
Matt Carlson, CBRE Ryan Anderson, BIOMED and Michael Borchetta, Harrison Street Christie Chen, Oxford
Industrial & Logistics
Cautious Optimism and Actionable I&L Strategies
Chris Riley, CBRE
Val Achtemeier, CBRE Jonathan Beard, CBRE Mike Caprile, CBRE Tyler Carner, CBRE Joe Cesta, CBRE and José Lobón, CBRE
6:00pm – 10:00pm Networking Reception & Dinner
North Garden at Camelback Inn
Thursday, March 16, 20237:45am – 8:45am Networking Breakfast
9:00am – 10:45am General Session
9:00am – 9:05am Opening Comments
Jack Durburg, CBRE
9:05am – 9:50am Economic & Commercial Real Estate Update
Spencer Levy, CBRE, Paula Campbell Roberts and KKR Richard Barkham, CBRE
9:50am – 10:35am Keynote: Survival of the City
10:35am – 10:45am Closing Remarks
Brian Stoffers, CBRE
11:00am – 1:30pm Boxed Lunch Available
11:30am – 6:00pm Recreational Activities
6:00pm – 10:00pm Networking Reception & Dinner
Rita’s Cantina & Bar at Camelback Inn
Friday, March 17, 20237:45am – 10:45am
Breakfast Available / Departures
Hotel & Travel
AccommodationsA block of rooms has been reserved at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. Wednesday and Thursday night stays are courtesy of CBRE. The cost of extended hotel stays and hotel incidentals are the guest's responsibility.
Please refer to the invitation for the hotel room booking link.
If you have questions about hotel availability, please contact Patricia Antogiovanni at [email protected].
Expenses & TravelLodging for Wednesday and Thursday nights, event meals, and your selected recreational activity are compliments of CBRE. The guest is responsible for transportation, extended hotel stays, additional recreational activities, spa treatments, in-room dining, and hotel incidentals.
Flights and Airport TransfersAttendees are responsible for airfare, flight arrangements, and transportation between Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and the resort. The Camelback Inn is 8 miles from the airport; travel time is about 20 minutes by car. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft, are available at the airport. SuperShuttle van service is offered with no pre-booking required.
WeatherAverage daytime highs in early March are in the upper 70s, with dry conditions and ample sunshine. Evenings in the desert can be chilly, so pack a warm sweater or jacket.
AttireThis is a business-casual event. The weather calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s. Evenings can be cooler, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, so be sure to pack casual and athletic options. Sunglasses may also come in handy.
Please note the venue is a large property featuring a gentle, hilly terrain in some areas. Comfortable shoes are recommended for those who prefer to walk. Golf cart transportation around the property is also readily available.
Recreational activities will take place the afternoon of Thursday, March 16. Boxed lunches will be available for golf and Mountain Biking. Lunch will be served during Spring Training.
GolfPlay in a shotgun tournament on the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale, host of the PGA Tour’s fan-favorite Waste Management Phoenix Open. Opened in 1986, TPC Scottsdale was designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Weiskopf to host major tournaments. The course is known for its par-3, 16th hole. Throughout the course, players will find a balance of challenge and playability that appeals to all skill levels. Rental clubs are available.
Spring TrainingMajor League Baseball’s Spring Training is an American tradition. Enjoy Arizona’s spring weather while you watch returning players warm up for the season and new team members try out for roster and position spots. Shuttle transportation is provided from the resort. Tickets are limited, so sign up early.
Mountain BikingCruise a mountain bike on a quiet trail in the pristine desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains. On the trail, you’ll have plenty of chances to stop, rest and enjoy the vistas of this rugged landscape. You don’t need to be a serious cyclist, so long as you can confidently control and ride your bike. Whatever your ability, your experienced guide will put you at ease on this outdoor adventure.
Dr. Hitendra Wadhwa
“When we start to see leadership as the discipline of bringing out the best in our self, the best in others, and the best in all situations in the pursuit of a common positive purpose, then all of us become leaders in every role we play, and all of life's moments become leadership moments.”
Hitendra’s mission is to discover, codify, and teach the laws of success in life and leadership. With an MBA and Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a lifelong study of the world’s mystic traditions, Wadhwa brings a mathematician’s rigor and a truth-seeker’s spirit to some of today’s most vexing questions about authenticity, success, leadership, and human potential. He has codified many of these principles in his book, “Inner Mastery, Outer Impact: How Your Five Core Energies Hold the Key to Success”, published by Hachette Book Group in 2022.
As Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and Founder of the Mentora Institute, he has coached dozens of Fortune 100 C-suite executives and taught more than ten thousand MBAs, executives, doctors, lawyers, social activists, and educators. His class on Personal Leadership & Success at Columbia has for many years been the most popular leadership elective, earning him the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award.
Hitendra’s work has been covered by leading media including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, and more. Hitendra’s lessons, says the BBC World Service, “are about how to become a master of yourself before trying to be a master of the universe.” Psychology Today states, “The award-winning professor promises not how to make a living, but how to live.”
Hitendra’s podcast, Intersections, features acclaimed thought leaders and practitioners reflecting on how to dissolve cultural, disciplinary and other boundaries to achieve our highest potential in life.
Wadhwa’s Mentora Institute is at the forefront of creating a simple, inspiring, and personalized approach to developing leaders. His clients include Accenture, Chevron, Ericsson, Kraft Heinz, Lululemon, Morgan Stanley, New York Times, SAP, the Tata Group, and United Health Group.
His nonprofit organization, Mentora Foundation, is developing a fellowship of global changemakers who are committed to building a principled world by strengthening the moral, mental, and social fibers in their families, organizations, communities, and nations, starting with their own selves.
Previously, Wadhwa was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and the CEO/founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, Paramark, which was twice recognized as a Top-100 Internet technology company by Technologic Partners/Venture Wire.
“The city is humanity’s greatest invention — and it’s more important than ever.”
Ed Glaeser combines the warmth of a humanist and the rigor of an economist to deliver deep insights into city life and America’s urban landscape. He studies the effects that cities have on innovation, society, and the environment. His rigorously researched conclusions frequently challenge commonly held assumptions about urban and rural areas. Ed’s views find powerful expression in his book Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier. His newest book is Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation, co-authored with David Cutler.
Survival of the City is a profound reckoning with where cities are right now and a clear-eyed and wise prognosis and prescription for the healthy future we so keenly need for them. The fate of the city, the authors show, is the fate of us all.
Great cities have always demanded great management, and our current crisis has exposed fearful gaps in our capacity for good governance. It is possible to drive a city into the ground, pandemic or not. Glaeser and Cutler examine the evolution that is already happening and describe the possible futures that lie before us. Older and more settled people may increasingly opt out of city life, but that will open cities up further for the young and the aspirational. In terms of intimacy and inspiration, nothing can replace what cities can offer.
Triumph of the City is a strong argument for the extraordinary benefits of cities and city life. Cities are commonly perceived as more dangerous than rural communities, worse for the environment, and even worse for the mental and social health of the people who live in them. Ed offers hard evidence that none of this is true: cities are greener, healthier environments than suburban or rural environments.
In particular, Ed argues that the city is a powerful laboratory for innovation because of the way physical proximity and face-to-face communication facilities the flow and growth of ideas. And in today’s economy, where transportation and production costs keep falling, ideas are any industry’s most valuable resource. So, if we want to move forward, economically and technologically, we’re going to need policies that treat cities well and wise city management. Those two forces will shape everything from the rebirth of the Rust Belt to the growth of developing economies. Good policies mean healthy cities — and cities are the key to making it
through this world’s economic and environmental crises.
Ed Glaeser has taught at Harvard University since 1992. Today, he is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor at the Department of Economics. For 10 years, he was Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and as Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, both at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has written essays for The New Republic.