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Real Estate Strategies for Associations & The Legal Sector

Should I Stay or Should I Go? How Two of D.C.’s Largest Tenant Groups Are Making Decisions on Their Real Estate Moves

Event Ended On: Wednesday June 6 2018

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Events Speakers and Panels

Saul Levin, MD, MPA, FRCP-E

Saul Levin, MD, MPA, FRCP-E

CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association
Ana Molina

Ana Molina

Chief Financial Officer, Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
Kimberly Sullivan

Kimberly Sullivan

Principal + Co-Studio Director, Gensler
Brian Cotter

Brian Cotter

Anthony Pierce

Anthony Pierce

Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Roger Sola-Sole

Roger Sola-Sole

Partner & Studio Director, OTJ Architects
Tucker Farman

Tucker Farman

Senior Vice President, JLL
Peter Genet

Peter Genet

Managing Director, Corporate Real Estate & General Services - Americas, Hogan Lovells
Jon Higgins
Remarks From The Podium

Jon Higgins

Senior VP, United Bank
Sherry Cushman

Sherry Cushman

Executive Managing Director & Leader, Legal Sector Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Breakfast, Coffee & Networking
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
Real Estate Strategies for Associations and the Legal Sector
Expert Insight into DC's Top Tenants & Their Office Decisions
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
More Networking!


Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Ballroom: Ballroom West, Ballroom Level

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Event Summary

Two of D.C.'s

largest tenant groups are the legal and nonprofit sectors. They are what our city is known for, and our office market is built upon. These tenants' decisions impact the city's commercial real estate market more than any other industry. While

Southeast and


markets have

gained popularity in recent years, major leases in the

central business district are bringing the East End back into discussion.

Which tenants enjoyed their stay outside of the CBD, and what factors are

bringing some back? We're also seeing tenants using real estate to re-invent themselves. Using physical space as a tool to support their brand, mission and culture, tenants are

utilizing office space to remain competitive employers to a rapidly changing workforce. Come join us for an engaging dialogue with some of the top legal sector and non-profit leaders, architects and developers. The discussions will focus on the demands, drivers and disruptors in each sector, with key insights

into the

factors weighed

behind significant real estate decisions. Join the fun on Twitter with hashtag #BisnowDC and don't forget to follow @BisnowDC! For questions, recommendations, comments, or press inquiries please email our DC event producer, James Shearin at

1. Associations and the legal sector are considering and venturing out into new markets in D.C. Will this trend continue?

2. A few major tenants have recently signed leases in the central business district (CBD). Is the CBD back on the rise?

3. How will submarkets like the Capitol Riverfront and The Wharf remain competitive to the CBD?

4. Concessions have historically been a major driving factor behind tenant relocations. Are increased concessions the best solution to D.C.'s 12.4% vacancy rate?

5. Millennials will comprise of more than one of three adult Americans by 2020 and 75% of the workforce by 2025.  How will real estate decisions made by the legal sector and associations impact their ability to attract young talent to their organizations?