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23 Commercial Real Estate Conferences to Attend This Fall and Winter

Have you already met your sales quota for the year?

If you have – or even if you haven’t – why not combine some work with a little play and attend some of the best national and international commercial real estate conferences for 2018?

With only three months remaining in the year, here are 25 great 2018 commercial real estate events to put on your fall-winter calendar.


1. CoreNet Global Summit EMEA September 24-27, London

Learn about what’s next for corporate real estate and how to take advantage of an uncertain market. Professionals from all CRE industry sectors will advance their skills, connect with peers, and learn about the latest innovations that will change how we work and live.


2. Cityscape Global October 2-4, Dubai

Join over 35,000 real estate professionals and investors in one of the world’s largest global real estate conferences. Learn more about emerging global CRE markets, visit over 300 exhibitors, and network with attendees from more than 100 countries.

3. CCIM Global Conference October 7–11, Chicago

Learn about hot topics like crowdfunding and big data at the CCIM Institute’s annual global conference and become part of the future of commercial real estate.

4. ULI Fall Meeting October 8–11, Boston

Join nearly 7,000 CRE professionals from every sector of the real estate development industry in the Urban Land Institute’s fall meeting.

5. Expo Real October 8-10, Munich

Over 36,000 participants from 68 countries will attend this year’s International Trade Fair for Property and Investment. It’s a great way to develop international contacts with a focus on retail, hotel, logistics, and the massive innovation taking place in the global CRE market.

6. SIOR World Conference October 11-13, Denver

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors World Conference is one of the most prestigious events of 2018. The conference includes educational programs and networking events, and are a great place to close deals with colleagues and exhibitors while learning about the latest trends in CRE.

7. CoreNet Global Summit October 12–17, Boston

Over 2,000 corporate real estate specialists will get together for case study presentations, interactive learning sessions, niche group activities, and executive development training and education.

8. IMN October 15-16, Chicago; October 24-25, Miami

Information Management Network is one of the top organizers of CRE forums in the U.S. Listen to high level industry leaders discuss a wide range of topics including Middle Market Multifamily in the Midwest and Northeast, Real Estate Office & Private Wealth Management, and Real Estate Opportunity & Private Fund Investing.

9. NAIOP CRE.Converge October 15-17, Washington, D.C.

This year’s National Association for Industrial and Office Parks conference will have more than 1,500 attendees from across North America, including developers, owners, investors, brokers, architects, and engineers.

10. Commercial Observer Financing Commercial Real Estate Forum October 17, Washington, D.C.

The Commercial Observer forum covers topics from construction and commercial financing to emerging trends and insights in the commercial lending space.

11. CREW Network Convention and Marketplace October 17-19, San Diego

Roughly 1,000 commercial real estate professionals from around the world will be attending the Commercial Real Estate Women Network Convention to meet and get inspired by the latest from educational sessions, speakers, and learning excursions.

12. Global Real Estate Summit & Expo NYC October 22, New York City

Join 600 professionals in the brokerage, development, investment, lending, technology, and legal sectors of the CRE industry, to network and learn about the rapidly changing commercial real estate business.

13. Private Equity Real Estate Forum October 23, Napa Valley

Workshops in this year’s Forum include topics such as the rise of commercial real estate debt and the effect of ‘Trump-o-nomics’ on commercial real estate investment.

14. RealShare: Apartments October 29-30, Los Angeles

Over 1,000 top owners, investors, developers, brokers, and financiers will attend 70 top-quality presentations to network and learn about the most cutting-edge trends in the multifamily real estate sector.


15. NAR Realtors Conference & Expo November 2-5, Boston

Over 20,000 real estate professionals will end this year’s event with commercial-focused educational sessions and more than 400 exhibitors.

16. FUTURE: PropTech Vienna November 6, Vienna

Attend Europe’s largest event for innovation and digitization in the commercial real estate industry. Mix, mingle, and learn from top CRE start-up players, universities, angel investors, and venture capitalists.

17. PERE America November 7-8, New York City

Over 250 members of the private equity community will come together to network and share insights on the future of commercial real estate and private equity investment.

18. REITWorld November 7-9, San Francisco

Members of the real estate investment community will network with their peers in private meetings, educational sessions, and social events.

19. Commercial Observer Financing Commercial Real Estate Forum November 13, New York City

Attend the CRE News platform Commercial Observer forum to learn about emerging trends in commercial financing and lending.

20. NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition November 14-16, Orlando

NMHC is the place to go to learn about what’s next in the booming multifamily market. Top level CRE leaders from all sectors of the commercial real estate business will strategize, develop new ideas, and learn the latest in business operations and technology.

21. MAPIC November 14-16, Cannes

Join over 8,400 professionals in France, at this retail real estate event for three days of exhibition, conferences, and networking.


22. ICSC New York National Deal Making December 5-6, New York City

Over 10,000 CRE professionals and more than 500 exhibitors make this event ICSC’s second-largest national conference. See the most cutting-edge retail tech showcased in this one-stop shop for education, networking, and deal making.

23. CREtech New York December 6, New York City

This annual East Coast Conference attracts over 700 owners, developers, venture capitalists, brokers, property managers, landlords, tenants, and real estate crowdfunding tech startups, making it the biggest and best CREtech event to date.

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