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ASDinnovate / The Future of Work & The Workplace
ASDinnovate is a 2 Day Conference focused on innovation in the PropTech sector. This year’s theme is the Future of Work and The Workplace.
With the growth of the PropTech sector and the transformation of the office space, we are focusing on the challenges of attracting and retaining talent in a distributed and agile workplace. In addition to the incredible line-up of speakers, this year's ASDinnovate includes the ASDFair which is the first of it's kind PropTech career fair and showcase featuring some of the leading employers in PropTech.
The morning of Day 1 of the conference will be exclusively focused on the first ever PropTech Career Fair.
The afternoon of Day 1 be comprised of workshops/round table discussions on the challenges of attracting and retaining talent in a distributed workforce.
The conclusion of Day 1 end's with an office Tour of 25 Kent, the newly completed 500,000 sqft Class A office building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
Day 2 is focused on the transformation of the Workplace. It’s a full day of panel discussions and keynote sessions around the design, costs, wellness and lease strategy of the agile workplace.
The conference is ideal for corporate real estate executives, office landlords, flex space providers and vendors who cater to the space. In addition, fast growing PropTech companies seeking talent can take advantage of our career fair to scale their companies.
ASDinnovate is an incredible 2 Day festival of real estate innovation around the way we work and where we work, it’s a can’t miss event! Secure your ticket today!
Nov 14th - Nov 15th, 2019 / New York City
What companies participate / Partial List
First American Title Insurance
S & P Global
BUILDING OWNERS & OPERATORS
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Heritage Equity Partners
Hornig Capital Partners
K Raheja Corp.
Mountain Development Corp.
Onyx Equity Partners
Rudin Management Corp.
Youngwoo & Associates
ASDinnovate Agenda / 2 Days of Worldclass Content
Given the current fate of various Tech IPO's and the questions surrounding the valuation of companies like WeWork, Uber and Peloton, we thought is was important to hear from the leading venture capitalists on the state of venture capital investing.
Specifically at it pertains to the PropTech sector. What is considered 1) PropTech, 2) Tech, 3) A real estate company with some tech component, and in each instance how should these companies be valued? How does this affect how companies are created, valued and eventually exit.
Clearly different metrics are required for each category.
With the recent collapse of the WeWork IPO are there some lesson learned from an investor and founder perspective? We hear from some of the top venture capitalists and investors on the state of the market and the disconnect between private and public valuations of PropTech and Tech companies.
Historically, employee wellness has been the purview of employers but a shift to “health through design” has led building operators and landlords to incorporate from inception, a variety of wellness initiatives including biophilic design, smart ceilings, lighting, sensors and ventilation systems that compliment the traditional wellness initiatives around exercising and healthy eating, to attract corporate tenants.
In the session, we hear from building owners, corporate real estate executives, space operators and major occupiers on what they view as the most important and effective aspects of wellness for today’s workplace.
Agile workplaces and activity based work are growing trends and corporate occupiers want to partner with space operators and building owners who can design the right workplaces that will enable them to attract and retain the best talent.
The agile workplace trend is pushing building owners and space operators to rethink the way they design office buildings.
On this panel, our speakers will answer some of the following questions:
• What's the right approach when devising an agile workplace strategy?
• What are some of the cost effective ways to retrofitting an existing space to make it agile?
• What are some of the most in demand agile workplace features?
• What's the right balance of collaborative to private spaces?
• What are the pitfalls to avoid when creating an agile workplace?
• How should real estate developers approach designing an agile workplace on spec?
In a decade, WeWork went from leasing 1 space in Soho to today operating over 46 million sqft globally at a valuation of $47 Billion and IPO to boot. WeWork’s growth is in large part due to building owners not foreseeing how dramatic of shift there was in the needs of tenants.
As a result, real estate developers are now coming up with various strategies to partake in the upside of the flexible office trend.
Some of the strategies include:
• Launching their own coworking/flexible space brand
• Joint venturing with operators (management agreements)
• Having some component of flexible office in their portfolio
• Avoiding co-working tenants all together.
In this session we hear from various real estate development and management firms on their approach to leasing up space in today’s dynamic and flexible office market.
One the biggest challenges for today's office developer and space operator is the ever growing need for unique amenities in the workplace. From hidden rooms, to babysitting, farm to desk dining, steam rooms, roof decks, art galleries, on-site healthcare and the list goes on and on.
A lot of building owners are taking their cues from the hospitality space and are transforming their office buildings into more than just a place to work.
What are some of the lessons learned from the hospitality space and what are the most innovative landlords and flexible space providers doing to standout in the marketplace and continue to attract major occupiers?
Moderator: GABRIELLE RUBIN DEVEAUX / Director of Project Management & Client Relationships - Blueprint
The modern space operator needs to make data driven decisions about the utilization of their space. One of the most effective ways for workplace strategist’s to control real estate costs while simultaneously boosting employee morale is through the proper use of space.
Some of the tools used to improve space data accuracy and reduce costs include IoT sensors, predictive analytics, cognitive technology, utilization tracking and space management software to name a few.
On this panel, our speakers share insights on the most important tech tools in their arsenal to control costs and improve space utilization within their workplaces and why it matters.
Venue Sponsor / The Williamsburg Hotel
About the Hotel
Located in North Brooklyn, in the Williamsburg neighborhood, this hotel is in close proximity to many dining and shopping destinations. Located right across the river from Manhattan, the hotel is one Subway stop away from East Village. The rooms come with 10-foot window views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Situated in a hip commercial area with bars and restaurants, this upmarket hotel in a stately redbrick building is a 7-minute walk from the nearest subway station, and 4 miles from the Empire State Building.
Featuring custom furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and oak floors, the polished rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and designer toiletries; some have balconies with views of Brooklyn and/or Manhattan. Suites add sitting areas.
Loaner bikes and an area tuk-tuk shuttle are complimentary. Other amenities include 3 bars, a trendy restaurant and a seasonal rooftop pool, plus a seasonal pop-up restaurant and occasional live music.