2017 Annual Membership Meeting

San Francisco, CA, September 11–12, 2017

Thank you for joining us at the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting, which took place in San Francisco, California in September 2017 at the Ritz Carlton. Go here to view AFIRE's upcoming events.


Ritz Carlton, San Fransisco

600 Stockton at California, San Fransisco, CA


Monday, September 11

6:00pm – 9:00pm Welcome Dinner Reception
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Tuesday, September 12

8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am New Member and Guest Breakfast
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome by Catherine Pfeiffenberger
LEED AP, AFIRE Chairman, and Senior Vice President, Skanska
9:15am – 10:15am Keynote Address
Andrew McAfee, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and Co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
10:15am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 11:45am Who is Driving Demand?
Moderator: Daniel Harvey, Vice Chairman, Bay Area CBRE Occupier Services Group, CBRE
12:15pm – 2:00pm Luncheon Address: Tax Reform Update Ryan McCormick, Senior Vice President and Counsel,
The Real Estate Roundtable
2:15pm – 3:15pm Analyze This!
Moderator: R. Byron Carlock, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
3:15pm – 4:00pm Angels in the Driver’s Seat

A look inside the world of venture capital and how it influences who succeeds or who fails.
Catherine Pfeiffenberger, LEED AP, AFIRE Chairman, and Senior Vice President, Skanska
Thomas Ciccolella, Partner, PwC
Jeffrey D. Grabow, US Venture Capital Leader, Ernst & Young
6:00pm – 9:00pm Reception and Dinner
8:00pm Dinner Address: State of the Art - The Intersection of Technology and Society
Farhad Manjoo, Technology Columnist, The New York Times
9:00pm –11:00pm Young AFIRE Event

Wednesday, September 13

8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am Board of Directors Breakfast and Photos
9:00am – 9:15am Announcements and Introduction of New Officers
9:15am – 10:00am Keynote Address: The Role of a Superpower in an Era of Instability
John O. Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2013-2017
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:30am Who is Driving Capital Markets?
Moderator: Mark Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, HFF, Inc.
Panelists: Bill Grubbs, Invesco
Amy Price, President and Chief Investment Officer, Bentall Kennedy (US) LP
Kai-yan Lee, Vanke
11:30am – 12:00pm What’s Up with San Francisco

Moderator: Catherine Pfeiffenberger, LEED AP, AFIRE Chairman, and Senior Vice President, Skanska
Panelists: Gerry Tierney, Senior Project Manager, Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
Paul Paradis, Hines
12:00pm – 1:00pm Networking Lunch: A casual al fresco lunch in The Ritz Terrace Courtyard
1:00pm – 4:00pm Waterfront Property Tours


Nancy Knight, Director, Meetings & Membership, +1 202 312 1404nknight@afire.org

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