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Philly Workplace of the Future

Investments & Developments in the City, Shrinking Offices & Tenant Requirements

Event Ended On: Wednesday January 24 2018

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Events Raw Space

MRP Realty's Bourse Building

​ About The Bourse Marketplace opening, mid-summer 2018 – The Historic District’s circa 1895 commodities exchange will transform into an artisan market in the style of Chelsea Market. The burnished, Victorian-era member of National Register of Historic Places across the street from Independence Mall was most recently a food court and retail center. The Bourse’s new incarnation promises a new experience befitting Philadelphia’s current and centuries-old reputation as a gleaming city of makers. Located at 111 S. Independence Mall E. For more information please visit:

Events Speakers and Panels

Investment and Development:

Keeping the City Market Strong

Charles McGrath

Managing Director, MRP Realty

Tenant of the Future:

Open Floor Plans and the Shrinking Footprint

David Gutstadt

David Gutstadt

CEO, Fitler Club
Jennifer Maher

Jennifer Maher

CEO, Benjamin's Desk
Ariana Butera

Ariana Butera

Senior Designer, Formcraft
Judson Wambold

Judson Wambold

Principal, Tactix Real Estate Advisors


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Coffee, Breakfast & Networking
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
Investment and Development: Keeping the City Market Strong
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
More Networking!
8:30 PM
9:15 AM
Tenant of the Future: Open Floor Plans and the Shrinking Footprint


The Bourse Building
111 South Independence Mall E, Suite 971
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Parking Information: The Bourse Parking garage adjacent to The Bourse building. It’s $13/hour and first come first serve but plenty for all.

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Event Summary

Philadelphia’s office market is nearing the end of its cycle

and what's coming next is a hot question. Sale prices are down, most properties likely to change hands already have and some under-construction buildings look to have been mistimed. With technology on the rise, tenant space needs are changing drastically. Less space is required, and the demand for open, collaborative spaces is increasing. These are all unique trends that require expert navigation. Join us on January 24 to hear from industry experts who continue to build, buy and sell, and attract and retain top tenants.

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1) What will 2018 bring for Philly's office market?

2) Are tenant's shrinking footprints a problem for owners, or a solution to attract smaller tenants?

3) Have open office plans helped or hurt productivity? And are they still in high demand?

4) Should owners and investors hold out for large tenants?

5) Will owners continue to buy and sell in the city?

6) How do we attract new investors and tenants into the city?