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Boston's Booming Burbs: 128-Belt & Submarkets

Tue Feb 15, 2022

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Boston's Booming Burbs: 128-Belt & Submarkets

In-Person Event: Live, Work, Play Outside of the City

Tue February 15 2022 @ 8:00 AM EST


Registration Questions? **Please note we have pricing tiers based on ticket availability. Ticket prices will increase once we sell out of the current pricing tier. We cannot redeem a lower price once the ticket prices have been raised. **Bisnow is a cashless, checkless operation. Please only submit payment via credit card.

Our Commitment to Safety

We have experienced the enthusiasm of returning to live in-person events this year, having safely and successfully hosted more than 10,000 executives to date. While we are thrilled to convene together to propel growth within CRE, COVID-19 remains a worldwide concern and Bisnow is committed to practicing safe protocols at our events. You can expect the following:


  • Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-test result from the past 72 hours will be required as a condition of entry to this event. Proof of vaccination or negative test results can be shown via a physical card or a digital image of your records.
  • In accordance with CDC guidelines, we are recommending that all participants wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be made available at the door.
  • Temperature checks will be conducted at entry.
  • Attendance at the event will be capped and no tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Contact tracing procedures will be employed for any reported exposure.
  • Socially distanced seating will be available in the main event space.
  • Enhanced sanitization protocols will be adhered to throughout the event space including regularly disinfecting surfaces throughout the event and hand sanitizer provided to all attendees.


As local regulations and guidance evolve, the CRE industry continues to lead the way forward. We look forward to gathering safely to do what we do best: network, connect, and engage to do more business. We look forward to hosting you soon.

Speakers and Panels

Emerging Markets: Developing Mixed-Use Projects in the Burbs

Creating Community-Centered Projects in Newton, Needham & Beyond

Damien Chaviano

Damien Chaviano

Principal, Mark Development
Greg Reibman

Greg Reibman

President & CEO, Charles River Regional Chamber

Living Beyond Boston: Supply & Demand Market

Finding Value in the Burbs' Multifamily Market

Jessica Buonopane

Jessica Buonopane

SVP of Residential Properties, National Development
Andrew Copelotti

Andrew Copelotti

Principal, Boylston Properties
Kendin Carr

Kendin Carr

Vice President, Investment Sales, Colliers- Boston

Why This Matters

What You'll Learn:

  • Find out why developers and investors are prioritizing the burbs and what type of return they are getting on their investments.
  • Which development locations along the 128 corridor are in high demand and how developers are pinpointing specific development sites?
  • The beginning of 2020 accelerated the rush to the suburbs. Is there a strong construction pipeline for that to continue in 2022? If so, how will that impact the multifamily supply and demand market?
  • How are emerging markets such as Newton, Needham and Watertown becoming gateway areas in between downtown Boston and the burbs? What does this do for the city of Boston?
  • What is next for placemaking in the burbs and how is the next wave of suburban retail going to increase foot traffic?


How you'll do more business:

Enhance your business by understanding the role of Boston's expanding suburban footprint and how developers and investors have begun to segment areas of outside of the urban core based on asset class and demand. 


Who attends:

Investors, owners, developers, lenders, life sciences and office tenants, brokers, public sector companies, architects, contractors, engineers, property managers and you!


Why should you attend:

Bisnow events bring together the biggest power players in the industry to identify opportunities, build your network, and expand your business. With the largest audience of commercial real estate professionals in the world, no one knows how to help your business more than us.


For questions, recommendations, comments, or press inquiries please email our Boston Event Producer, Chris Picher at 


Sheraton Boston Needham Hotel
100 Cabot St.
Needham, MA 02494

Ballroom: Grand Ballroom/Grand Ballroom Foyer - Main Floor

Parking information: Complementary for day of event guests ($12 fee overnight guests)

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Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee, Breakfast & Pre-Event Networking
9:00 AM
9:45 AM
Emerging Markets: Developing Mixed-Use Projects in the Burbs
1. How are developers specifically pinpointing ideal development locations?
2. What types of value is there in the burbs for mixed-use projects and which tenants are best suited for these spaces?
9:45 AM
10:30 AM
Living Beyond Boston: Supply & Demand Market
1. What market trends will determine if the suburban multifamily market will continue to boom?
2. Analyzing the supply and demand market
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Driving Foot Traffic Through Retail
1. Which suburban locations are owners, developers and tenants targeting for high foot traffic for mixed-use, office and retail projects?
2. How are areas such as Legacy Place in Dedham and Arsenal Yards in Watertown evolving to accommodate the changing needs of tenants and consumers?
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Post-Event Networking