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13 upcoming commercial real estate conferences for your specialty

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NAIOP ICON conference-2Last year, we compiled a list of the top commercial real estate conferences for brokers to attend in 2019.

While they’re specific to commercial real estate professionals, the agenda and sessions at most of these are focused on broad topics that almost all brokers would find useful: macro economy updates, demographic trends, technology best practices, etc.

But there are also several great smaller conferences coming up this year that are geared towards specific commercial real estate specialties. A lot of brokers specialize in a particular property type or other niche, and if you’re one of them, you’ll want to check out some of these conferences below, covering industrial, multifamily, healthcare, or retail/office/mixed-use real estate.


I.CON West

June 6-7, 2019 | Long Beach, CA

This premier NAIOP event is focused exclusively on the development, operation, and expansion of industrial real estate. Industrial real estate professionals will head to Long Beach this summer to network and learn from leaders of the industrial and logistics field.

Bisnow’s Midwest Industrial & Logistics Summit

June 14, 2019 | Chicago, IL


Chicago is breaking local and national industrial growth records. If you’re an industrial broker in Chicago or the Midwest, you’ll want to head to the Windy City for this premium full-day Bisnow event. Topics that will be covered include: Future of Industrial Development: Spec; Build-To-Suit,  Infrastructure & Mobility: Ports, Rail & Airports; Operations: Technology, Innovation, Automation, Supply Chain & Last Mile Logistics, and more.

I.CON East

September 12-13, 2019 | Jersey City, NJ

At NAIOP’s East Coast event, industrial real estate professionals will have the opportunity to hear the big ideas, trends, and new technologies in industrial development from the best in the business, and make new professional contacts in an enthusiastic networking environment.

SIOR Fall World Conference

October 17-19, 2019 | Portland, OR

With more than 3,300 members in 685 cities and 36 countries, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors ® (SIOR) is the leading society for industrial and office real estate professionals. Industrial brokers who have earned the prestigious SIOR designation won’t want to miss out on the SIOR Fall World conference. Over 800 SIOR members and other industry professionals are expected to attend and will spend time networking with CRE experts, socializing with fellow SIORs, and learning from industry leaders.


Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forums

Multiple dates & cities

Every year, the Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forums across the U.S. bring together over 6,000 multifamily owners, investors, managers and developers to create an in-person marketplace for learning, discovery, networking, and deal making. The sessions address the major issues affecting the apartment and condo industries today, and the networking allows multi-housing principals to meet, talk, and source deals and investment capital.

Bisnow Multifamily Annual Conference (BMAC) West

July 17, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

As the West Coast continues to attract attention from new residents, investors, and developers, the region boasts a solid multifamily market. At this full-day premium Bisnow event, you’ll hear from industry leaders and find out what strategies top owners, developers, brokers, financiers, designers, and builders are taking as they build and invest in the West Coast.

GlobeSt. APARTMENTS (formerly RealShare)

October 29-30, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

For nearly three decades, GlobeSt. APARTMENTS (formerly a RealShare event) has been the most influential networking platform in the US Multifamily real estate market, bringing together key industry stakeholders to network and exchange ideas on the current as well as future challenges and opportunities. Join 1000+ of the industry’s top owners, investors, developers, brokers and financiers as they gather for the multifamily event of the year.


Bisnow National Healthcare West

June 20, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

As the healthcare industry evolves to keep up with industry demands, how can hospital systems, healthcare providers, and real estate executives work together to succeed in delivering quality healthcare while maintaining a valuable return on investment? This full-day Bisnow event will attempt to answer these questions and will feature sessions on topics such as Major Mergers and Acquisitions, The Future of Technology in Healthcare, Expansion of Ambulatory Care, and more.

Real Estate Journal’s Healthcare and Medical Office Conference

June 20, 2019 | Chicago, IL

Real Estate Journal’s 6th annual Healthcare & Medical Office Conference will take place in Chicago and feature talks on topics such as State of the Medical Office and Healthcare Market and Segmented Solutions in Healthcare and Medical Office.

BOMA Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Real Estate Conference

April 29 – May 1, 2020 | San Diego, CA

Although the 2019 event just took place in Minneapolis, MN, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the 2020 BOMA Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Real Estate Conference in San Diego. Over 1,300 senior executives and professionals from all facets of healthcare real estate attend each year.

Wide-ranging topics cover innovative health system strategies, capital markets trends, design solutions for non-traditional healthcare settings, tackling leasing and property management challenges, legal and regulatory issues impacting healthcare real estate, developing the next generation of industry leaders, and more.



May 19-22, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

If you’re in retail real estate, you’re at ICSC RECon, period. Most attendees have probably already booked their plane ticket to Vegas, but if you’re a “wait until the last minute” person, you can still buy tickets onsite (note that you’ll save money if you’re an ICSC member).

The annual RECon event is a prime place for deal making and connecting with decision makers, and this year’s event promises new programming that is bringing less tradition and more innovation to the retail real estate industry.


October 14-16, 2019 | Los Angeles, CA

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP has over 20,000 members, and CRE.Converge is their flagship event. CRE.Converge brings together more than 1,500 commercial real estate leaders for networking and three days of thought-provoking insights from qualified industry professionals and renowned keynote speakers.

ICSC New York Deal Making

December 10-12, 2019 | New York, NY

ICSC’s Regional Deal Making events are a one-stop for education, networking, and deal making. These two-to-three day regional events provide opportunities to gain information about the most current industry issues, and meet and make deals with colleagues doing business in the same region. The New York event is in December, and this show has become one of the most important deal-making events, attracting developers from all across the country.