ULI Trends Day 2022

ULI Trends Day
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Willmeng was excited to be a part of ULI’s 17th Annual Trends Day 2022 as the greenroom sponsor. Below are the unique events and speakers who provided attendees with engaging and informative insights on real estate trends and the industry’s future.
Into the Unknown: Accepting Uncertainty for a Growth Economy
It can be challenging to navigate the next steps for your business during economic uncertainty. Jack Uldrich discussed how to continue company growth as markets quickly change and what to prepare for in the future.
QUICK HIT – International Luminary – PropTech: Digital Transformation in the Built World
The quick conversation with Greenberg was about how real estate can evolve further with the growth of technology.
Mind the Labor Gap: Identifying Sustainable Solutions
This group of panelists shared how to properly manage the effects of the labor shortage in the United States and better prepare for these obstacles in the future.
Moderator: Kristin Sexton | Senior Managing Director, Labor Analytics, CBRE
Speakers: Ryan Abbott | Senior Vice President, Sundt Construction, Inc.
Daniel Barajas | District Deputy Chief Director for Workforce and Economic Development, Maricopa County Community Colleges District
Kristen Stephenson | Senior Vice President, Research and Analytics, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Cybersecurity: Real Estate’s Risks and Vulnerabilities
This group of panelists shared their expertise on cyber security and how firms in the industry protect business and public entities. They also shared how companies through employee education.
Moderator: Andrew McCain | resident and Chief Operating Officer, Hensley Beverage Company
Speakers: Damian Chung | Business Information Security Officer, Netskope
David Jemmett | Chief Executive Officer, Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corp.
Hilary D. Wells, Partner and Chair | Data Protection and Cybersecurity, Lewis Roca
QUICK HIT: The Ever-Evolving Retail Landscape
This short discussion was about how the retail industry is changing with technology and the internet and what the future will look like for brick-and-mortar spaces.
Speakers: Lauren Holden | Managing Director, Clarion Partners
Only Payne | Investor, Advisor
ESG Fireside Chat: The Growing Importance of Social Conscience in Real Estate
These speakers discussed how implementing sustainable and ethical practices in your company can give you a competitive edge over your competitors in the long run. According to these panelists, companies implementing ESG or Environmental, Social, and cooperate Governance have improved financial performance.
Moderator: John Graham | President and Chief Executive Officer, Sunbelt Holdings
Speakers: Kristin Mayes | Co-Director, Just Energy Transition Center; Professor of Utility Law and Energy Policy, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Jeffrey Mindlin | Chief Investment Officer, ASU Enterprise Partners
Fastest Growing Trends Affecting Aerospace
The group of panelists for this discussion shared how technology is essential to the commercial real estate industry and how those in the industry can use it to their benefit in the future.
Speakers: Julie Engel | President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Yuma Economic Corporation
Major General (Ret.) Terrence A. ‘Terry’ Feehan | President, TAF Vectors
Ryan Hartman | President and Chief Executive Officer, World View
Moderator- Karyn MacVean, |Founding Principal, North Star Commercial Real Estate Advisors; Co-Founder, Arizona Spaceport Alliance
Into the Unknown – How Leadership, Ingenuity, and Perseverance Put a Rover on Mars
Adam Steltzner’s story is truly inspiring. He and his team landed the rover “Perseverance” on February 18, 2021, and during Trends Day 2022, Steltzner discusses the challenges before reaching this monumental moment.
Speakers: Adam Steltzner | Leader and Chief Engineer, NASA Mars 2020 Mission, Rover Perseverance
Will Housing Remain at Center Stage?
Zelman shared insight from her research about the housing market and how it impacts the U.S. economy and other related industries.
Speaker: Ivy Zelman | Chief Executive Officer, Zelman & Associates, a Walker & Dunlop Company
Navigating the Residential Future: A Leadership Perspective
Prominent leaders in the home building industry shared the different ways they handle the changes and obstacles within their field. Their advice included ways to deal with increasing costs and a labor shortage.
Nate Nathan, President, and Designated Broker, Nathan & Associates, Inc.
Speakers: Nicole Burdette | President, Southern California, Brookfield Residential
Heather Davenport | Cammiso, Division President Arizona, William Ryan Homes
Rebecca Lundberg | Arizona Division President, PulteGroup
Anjela Salyer | Division President, Tucson, Mattamy Homes
Kaylee Smith | Arizona Division President, Landsea Homes
Futureproofing Arizona: Resource Resilience Amidst Rapid Growth
Hondula, Porter, and Tetlow discussed solutions for the infrastructure challenges that Arizona is facing because of rapid population growth. The panel helped inform the audience about technologies and investments that will benefit the community by conserving water and power resources.
Moderator: Kelly Barr | Associate General Manager and Chief Strategy, Corporate Services & Sustainability Executive, Salt River Project
Speakers: David M. Hondula | Director of Heat Response and Mitigation, City of Phoenix
Sarah Porter | Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy, Morrison Institute, Arizona State University
Jacob Tetlow | Executive Vice President, Operations, Arizona Public Service Company
Economic Outlook
Speaker: Spencer Levy | Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor and CBRE,
Levy spoke about macroeconomic trends in the U.S. and globally for commercial real estate. During his talk at Trends Day 2022, he shared his thoughts on the industry’s future following the COVI-19 pandemic.

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