Past Events

Date/Time Event
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
REAL Innovation - PART 1: Maximizing Real Estate Value Through Innovative Solutions: Method Soap Case Study

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Fifty years after the Whole Earth Catalog and Buckminster Fuller’s Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth was first published, a new Natural Capitalism is emerging that redefines the cost of a product from the traditional supply and demand model, to a value model based on its environmental impact. This shift in economics is enabled by emerging trends in a digitally connected IoT which is disrupting product supply chains. New building types are emerging. Method Soap’s new LEED Platinum manufacturing and office headquarter facility in Chicago is a “Factory of the Future”: a sustainable model for “Natural Capitalism’s bottom line: People, Planet, & Profit. Referring to Method’s new facility, project design partner William McDonough stated, “We are at the dawn of manufacturing in the ecological century.

Karl Heitman, AIA, LEED AP, founder and President of Heitman Architects, brings over 25 years of experience and expertise in the design of corporate facilities including a diverse range of industrial manufacturing, corporate consolidation, and redevelopment projects. As a differentiator, Karl has coupled his unique understanding of real estate value with emerging digital technologies to deliver sophisticated, high performance buildings that inspire and transform tomorrow’s businesses. Recognized as CoreNet Global 2016 Sustainable Leadership Award recipient, Heitman Architects is a thought leader for sustainable and technology-integrated architectural design. His national reputation for innovation is based on sophisticated facility solutions incorporating Virtual 3D data modeling and sustainable ‘next generation’ facility design for diverse clients across all sectors of the economy. Karl currently leads the firm as Design Principal. He is an active member of AIA, IFMA, IAMC, and the USGBC.

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Webinar: Lease Administration; Reducing Risks and Costs

Learn tips and tricks from industry leading global lease administration experts on how to reduce risk, save costs and better manage your real estate portfolio. Whether your organization has 5 or 5,000 owned or leased facilities, you can benefit from this webinar. Learn how high-quality data can provide actionable insight into greater real estate performance and get you an audience with senior executives. Our presenters will discuss technology options and include case studies to show you how to drive savings and help executives make informed real estate decisions with an accurate picture of your portfolio.

10/04/2016 - 10/07/2016
World Workplace 2016
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego California

IFMA’s World Workplace is a hands-on, interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support all aspects of the work environment.

Together, we find solutions to common facility challenges. Together, we set trends in creating and sustaining livable, lucrative, leading-edge spaces. We collaborate to innovate, creating opportunities for ourselves, our profession, our employers, and our world.