Qube Global Software delegates attended NAIOP’s (National Association of Industrial and Office Parks) Development 2014 conference October 27 through 29th in Denver, CO. The three (3) day event welcomed commercial real estate developers, owners and investors of retail, office, industrial and mixed use portfolios.
NAIOP provides the forum for members to experience exchange with their peers while developing new connections with industry leaders.
The conference opened with local tours of commercial and industrial spaces around downtown Denver. These sold out tours included walks through the Cherry Creek shopping center, Coors Field, the Pepsi Center, Union Station and DaVita’s headquarters. Exhibitions opened early Tuesday morning, along with educational and general sessions to follow.
A variety of topics were highlighted, included discussions on foreign real estate investment opportunities in the US, an industry outlook on the office market, and succession planning for sustainability and continued success. This years’ presenters represented a wide-range of well-known organizations such as Sports Authority, JLL, USAA Real Estate and Ryan Companies.
An evening networking event was hosted at Union Station, the newly remodeled historic train station that first opened its doors to the public in 1881. The station’s major redress took more than four years to complete, with the addition of three light-rail tracks, more heavy weight tracks, and a bus station.
Additional tours were repeated from Monday, with new groups visiting a number of the above mentioned venues.
“This was a great first time experience for us,” stated Sharon Miller Trackman, Director of Marketing for the Americas. “The opportunity to create business relationships in an ever changing industry is a great way to keep up on the most important trends and issues facing commercial real estate experts.”