The Brooklyn Real Estate Summit (BRES) has been re-designed to deliver real market intelligence and provide improved structured networking and idea sharing opportunities. Featuring keynote Extell CEO, Gary Barnett, the conference also provides a residential market data presentation and word-on-the-street sessions direct from office and retail tenant rep brokers as well as office and retail tenants, themselves. Off stage, the conference hosts a series of closed-door, invite-only sessions to connect select leaders to delve into key problems areas to share information, ideas and solutions.
Main Stage Keynote in a Rare Exclusive
Gary Barnett, CEO of Extell Development–in a special interview by Regina Myer, President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership–will go in-depth on the anatomy of the deal that led to Brooklyn Point, soon to be Brooklyn’s tallest building.
Agenda at a Glance
VIP Reception @ Empire Stores
Main Day - April 10 (GENERAL ADMISSION)
Registration, Networking Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Opens
Workshop: Brooklyn Real Estate Acquisitions & Due Diligence
Apartment Intelligence Report: The Real Multifamily & Condo Numbers of Brooklyn
Word On the Street: What is Happening in Brooklyn Retail
Why (or Why Not) Brooklyn: The State and Future of Brooklyn Office
Straight to the (Brooklyn) Point: Anatomy of a Deal
Networking & Special Exhibits (End of General Admission)
DeKalb Market Tour & Lunch: (Limited Attendance – Special Registration Required)
Private Lunch 1: Off Market Acquisition Strategies
Private Lunch 2: Navigating the DOB
Private Lunch 3: Food Halls & Space Activation
Private Lunch 4: Federal Tax Law Implications
Solve-It Session 1: North Brooklyn
Solve-It Session 2: DUMBO
Solve-It Session 3: Downtown Brooklyn
Solve-It Session 4: East and South Brooklyn
Solve-It Session 5: Retail
Solve-It Session 6: Office
Solve-It Session 7: Residential
Solve-It Session 8: Industrial / Distribution
Closed-Door Round Tables & Private Lunches (VIP ACCESS)
We’ve listened, and we’ve heard you. You’re tired of self-serving panels and unstructured networking where you *might* meet the right people. We have curated a handful of exclusive closed-door round tables and lunches strictly limited in size, comprised of a vetted group of qualified investors, owners, developers, government officials and corporate/retail tenants.
These sessions are not open to just anyone. There are no pitches and no presentations. Instead, the sessions are designed for peer-to-peer idea sharing and collective problem solving around key challenges. Each session is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Contact Scott Milliken to inquire about joining one of these high value sessions.
These curated sessions are comprised of select leaders. Real estate, public sector and business leaders join to share real challenges and solutions in a closed-door, off-the-record environment. Chaired by an industry veteran, each session will be tasked with addressing a short list of specific challenges. Contact Scott Milliken if you’d like get involved: email@example.com. Session topics are:
▪ North Brooklyn
▪ Downtown Brooklyn
▪ South Brooklyn
▪ Off-Market Acquisition Strategies
▪ Navigating Government Agencies
▪ Food Halls & Space Activation
▪ Federal Tax Law Implications
▪ Industrial / Distribution
Brooklyn Property & Space Tours
We are organizing a number of tours to key properties and spaces of interest, including recent developments and key points of interest. Contact Ryan Slack if you’d like your property or space to be considered for a tour: firstname.lastname@example.org. Scheduled tours thus far include:
▪ DeKalb Market Guided Tour & Lunch (12 pm to 1 pm – April 10)
▪ Empire Stores Guided Tour & VIP Reception (5:30 pm to 8 pm – April 9)
About This Event
In Brooklyn, challenges abound. The bright and optimistic outlook over the past 7 to 8 years has given way to a sobering reality that Brooklyn has arrived and is now subject to the same laws of gravity that affect other major markets.
Brooklyn office space is proving challenging to fill, retail is undergoing a revolution locally and globally, and residential is undergoing downward price pressures. In addition, new deals are harder to find, and asking prices are too high to make deals pencil out. These are not insurmountable challenges, but they do require an updated and more practical way of thinking.
Re-introducing the Brooklyn Real Estate Summit (BRES), now in its 8th year, where owners, investors and developers come together, along with retail and office tenants as well as key government officials, for exploration, ideation, and problem-solving around key pain points with the goal of delivering actionable market information and ideas.
Organized around a framework of invite-only Solve-It Sessions, BRES upends the traditional conference format for one that ensures that the right people connect and that real market intelligence and solutions are shared.
We believe in the magic that happens when the smartest, boldest minds come together resulting in business growth and industry evolution. We build high-value events that foster relationships, tap into intellectual wisdom, promote authentic interaction and create success for our clients.